Grand Hotel Kronenhof is a 5-star hotel noted for its architectural significance in the Alps. The hotel has stunning views of glaciers and pine forests. The hotel is located in Pontresina, Switzerland.

The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India, is designed after a traditional Indian palace. It includes courtyards, fountains, reflection pools, and gardens for guests to explore.

Casa Gangotena is a restored historic mansion that overlooks a plaza in Ecaudor’s capital, Quito.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a small private island in the Maldives. There are 45 personal villas constructed over the water and the surround area is known as one of the best destination for diving and water sports.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a luxury Starwood property in Mexico. One of its most notable features is a 10,000 square foot spa and nearby championship golf courses.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is a 65-floor building and one of the most luxurious hotels in the Canadian city.

TripAdvisor kickstarted the new year with a list the 10 top rated hotels for 2014.The list is an impressive set of properties from the blue seas of the Maldives to shores of Mexico.

For a few thousand dollars a night, guests are exposed to striking sunsets, very expensive spa treatments, and meals prepared by top-rated chefs. It’s not very surprising that such properties would rise to the top of TripAdvisor’s ranks.

The full list of top rated hotels are listed below, and several are featured in the slideshow above:

1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita, Mexico
9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India
10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Photo Credit: The Grand Hotel Kronenhof, in Pontresina, Switzerland is the top rated hotel on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor