The best holiday resorts 2016 – these are the winners
All the votes have been counted and this year’s winners have been determined. Wernigerode, Rome, Mayrhofen, Pollença, Dubrovnik and Enkhuizen have obtained the atraveo award for the best holiday resort 2016.
The customer reviews of the holiday resorts that were submitted in the previous year form the basis for the award. In addition to reviewing the accommodation, each customer on atraveo can also rate the visited holiday resort on a scale of one (not recommended) to five (highly recommended). From all the resorts that have received a minimum number of reviews, we then calculate which places have obtained the best ratings on average each year - for Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Croatia and Spain. As a new addition, we have expanded the winners’ circle this year and, for the first time, also determined the best holiday resort in Austria.
A short introduction to this year’s winners will follow below. Furthermore, in the coming weeks, we will deal with each of the winning resorts in detail in our regular newsletter.
Best holiday resort in Germany: Wernigerode, 4.95 points
The old quarter bedecked with half-timbered houses and the castle enthroned above the town have won you over, making Wernigerode the best German holiday resort. Holidaymakers appreciate both the sights in the town and its proximity to many excursion destinations in the Harz district. A trip up to the Brocken via the Harz narrow-gauge railway should definitely be included on the itinerary during your holiday in Wernigerode.
Best holiday resort in Italy: Rome, 4.87 points
The list of sights is almost endless and the flair that Rome exudes is unique – there could scarcely be a more prominent winner in Italy! The “Eternal City” has obtained the best reviews on average and is therefore this year’s Italian award winner. The voting shows that it doesn’t always have to be the "classic" travel destinations by the sea or in the countryside that win the holidaymakers over. More and more travellers are discovering that city apartments located in middle of the town offer a particularly authentic alternative to a hotel.
Best holiday resort in Austria: Mayrhofen, 4.75 points
This year, for the first time, we have also determined the best holiday resort in Austria. Mayrhofen in the Zillertal obtained the best customer reviews in the previous year and is therefore our first award winner in the Alpine region. Ski areas in a class of their own await you in winter and in summer, it is the ideal place to discover the Alpine landscape.
Best holiday resort in Spain: Pollença, 4.71 points
Spain’s best holiday resort is located in a picturesque bay on Majorca between Cap Formentor and the headland of Avançada. Holidaymakers especially enjoy the beautiful beaches, the colourful hustle and bustle on the promenade, and the numerous water sports possibilities in the district of Port de Pollença, located by the sea. Pollença is also well-regarded because it has remained largely untouched by mass tourism and the associated structural excesses.
Best holiday resort in Croatia: Dubrovnik, 4.7 points
With its beautiful old quarter - which is located on a rock, the historic harbour, and the well-preserved town wall, Dubrovnik is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Our customers also share this view and have chosen the coastal city in Dalmatia as the best Croatian holiday resort. The many great beaches around Dubrovnik will, of course, tempt you - as will the city with its attractions.
Best holiday resort in the Netherlands: Enkhuizen, 4.64 points
And, finally, we present one of our rare multi-award winners. Holiday home vacationers seem to really like it here in Enkhuizen, as this is already the second time since 2014 that this picturesque little town at the IJsselmeer has been able to pick up the crown for the best Dutch holiday resort. The difference between the second and third place was, however, very close.
We say "many congratulations" to all the award winners and also wish a great stay to all the holidaymakers who have booked a trip to one of the winning resorts for this year!
Do you want to know more about the best holiday resorts? You can view previous years’ winners here.