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Tripadvisor’s most reviewed spots in Oz

Reaching half a billion reviews and opinions isn’t an easy feat, so if we’re going to trust one of the online travel websites, we reckon it ought to be these guys.

Now, TripAdvisor has revealed the most reviewed hotel, restaurant and attraction in Australia and the world to mark its big time milestone.

The phenomenal growth in user-generated content has been fuelled by travellers’ desire to “pay it forward” with real-time insights and advice for millions of other global users so they can make great decisions at every step of their travel planning process.

Alright, let’s check it out.

Most Reviewed Hotel, Restaurant and Attraction on TripAdvisor

In Australia…

· Tourist attraction: Sydney Harbour has more than 16,000 traveller reviews
· Hotel: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney has more than 7,500 traveller reviews
· Restaurant: Chin Chin in Melbourne has more than 3,000 traveller reviews

“Sydney Harbour is a favourite attraction for the 9.2 million domestic overnight visitors and 3.6 million international visitors who travelled to Sydney in the year-ended December 2016,” Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said.

Sydney Opera House and Circular quay, ferry terminus, from the harbour bridge.

“Travelling across Sydney Harbour by Ferry or enjoying a cruise, visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House and climbing or crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge are “must-do” experiences for visitors to Sydney.

TripAdvisor travellers are fully engaged visitors and their insights, reviews and tips help visitors and attraction owners to constantly improve their tourism experience.

We are proud of our beautiful harbour and encourage visitors to enjoy the multitude of other great attractions Australia’s global city has to offer.”

On a Global scale…

The most reviewed tourist attraction in the world is The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain that has more than 107,000 traveller reviews. The most reviewed hotel in the world is The Luxor Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada that has more than 28,000 traveller reviews.

While the most reviewed restaurant in the world is Pasteis de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal with more than 25,000 traveller reviews

“TripAdvisor revolutionised the industry 17 years ago when it created a platform for travellers to share unbiased reviews of their first-hand experiences with the world,” said TripAdvisor’s Communications Director for Asia Pacific, Janice Lee Fang.

“With the millions of reviews on TripAdvisor that travellers can turn to for advice, Australian travellers can make more informed decisions that they can feel confident about when planning and booking their holidays, whilst local businesses can concurrently utilise the valuable feedback they get to improve their offerings and grow.”

Nativity facade of Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona


Top Tips to Make Your Review Helpful to Other Travellers

1. Cover the five Ws: The review already says where you are. Remember to add who you were with, what you did, ate and experienced, when you were there and why you would recommend someone should or should not go.

2. Highlight relevant facts: Whether you review a hotel, restaurant or attraction, people want an overview: How was the service? Is it centrally located or near major sights? What’s the ambiance like or condition it’s in?

3. Add a helpful tip: What do others need to know to have a better experience? Is there a specific room, special amenity or something off the menu you would recommend? Are there off peak times you would recommend them going or how to avoid queueing for a long time?

4. Photos go a long way: Bring your review to life with photos. Photos help travellers understand the experience, whether it is of a hotel room, an incredible view or of an amazing dish. Photos of dishes also help other users decide on what they might want to try!

5. Review as soon as you can: One-third of people surveyed by TripAdvisor say they’d rather read about a recent experience.


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