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Survey reveals the most expensive luxury hotels in the world

After comparing the rates of luxury hotels across the globe, the survey ranked those establishments using their average rates for a standard double room from June to August 2012 as the basis for comparison.
LONDON- The Mediterranean island of Sardinia is home to the most expensive hotel in the world, according to a recent survey from

Coming in at an average rate of $2539 per night, the "Le Dune" hotel easily scored the top spot. This luxurious accommodation is situated in Santa Margherita di Pula, a seaside resort along Sardinia's southern coast. The "Le Dune" was significantly more expensive than the runners up, the Royal Mansour in Marrakech, Morocco and the Hotel Pitrizza in Sardinia's Porto Cervo. There, average rooms are going for $2060 and $2041 per night, respectively, this summer.

Overall, Sardinia landed three more hotels in the Top 10, for a total of five. The others making the cut were the Villa del Parco, the Hotel Cala di Volpe and the Hotel Romazzino. Asia made a showing on the survey's list as well. The continent's most expensive hotel, the Amankora in Buhtan, settled into the number five slot with an average nightly rate of $1910. Finishing out the Top 10 were the Maia Luxury Resort in the Seychelles and two upscale resorts in Australia, the Southern Ocean Lodge and the Lizard Island.

Following are the 10 most expensive hotels in the world for the period spanning June through August 2012. The rates listed are based on the average price for a standard double room.

1. Le Dune, Forte Village Resort (Sardinia, Italy) $2539
2. Royal Mansour (Marrakech, Morocco) $2060
3. Hotel Pitrizza (Sardinia, Italy) $2041
4. Villa del Parco (Sardinia, Italy) $2031
5. Amankora (Paro, Bhutan) $1910
6. Hotel Cala di Volpe (Sardinia, Italy) $1904
7. Hotel Romazzino (Sardinia, Italy) $1850
8. Maia Luxury Resort and Spa (Anse Louis, Seychelles) $1692
9. Southern Ocean Lodge (Kangaroo Island, Australia) $1665
10. Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) $1651
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