LONDON January 19, 2011
– Ninth Annual Awards Dominated by Small, Independent Properties
TripAdvisor(R), the world’s largest travel site, today unveiled the very best of British hotels in its ninth annual Travellers’ Choice(R) Hotel awards.
The awards recognise the best hotels around the world across categories including best budget, best luxury, best B&B and best service. Unlike any other hotel awards, TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards are based on the experiences of millions of travellers from around the world.
This year small and independently-owned properties dominate the UK’s Top 25 hotels category. This follows on from a recent TripAdvisor poll revealing that more than half (56%)* of Britons consider a hotel’s brand ‘not important’ in their holiday selection.
Best of British Third Year Running
Harrogate Yorkshire Britain’s
Peter Banks Yorkshire
"At Rudding Park we believe that TripAdvisor is one of our most powerful marketing and service improvement tools. The Management automatically receives the TripAdvisor reviews and respond to them on a daily basis. Potential guests can read honest reviews about the standards which we aim to achieve, enabling them to choose Rudding Park over our competitors."
Budget Blow for British Hotels
As VAT rises and the budget cuts take hold, budget-conscious travellers will be disappointed to hear that not a single British hotel made it into this year’s European ‘Bargain Hotels’ list, which was highly populated with Eastern European hotels.
London Left Behind
World-Class British B&Bs
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award winners for 2011 were determined by a combination of TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index and traveller ratings of specific property attributes. TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index is a proprietary algorithm that determines traveller satisfaction based on a variety of sources, including TripAdvisor hotel reviews. The hotel review process on TripAdvisor also allows travellers to "grade" hotels based on a variety of attributes, including cleanliness, value and suitability for specific types of travellers.
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2011 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS' CHOICE AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS : For the full results, please see link TOP 25 UK HOTELS (as voted by Europe) Figure in brackets denotes 2010 ranking 1. Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire (1) 2. The Old Rectory Hotel, Exmoor National Park, Devon (11) 3. Boskerris Hotel, St. Ives, Cornwall (3) 4. Charterhouse Hotel, Torquay, Devon (5) 5. Abbot's Brae Hotel, Dunoon, Scotland 6. Overwater Hall, Lake District, Cumbria 7. Elmdene Hotel, Torquay, Devon 8. Can-y-Bae, Llandudno, North Wales (4) 9. Haytor Hotel, Torquay, Devon 10. Apsley House Hotel, Bath, Somerset (12) 11. The Seawood Hotel, Exmoor National Park, Devon 12. Yeoldon House Hotel, Bideford, Devon (16) 13. Kingsley Lodge, Peak District, Derbyshire 14. Dunkery Beacon Hotel, Exmoor National Park, Devon (9) 15. The Clarence Hotel, Portsmouth, Hampshire (14) 16. The Clontarf Hotel, Llandudno, Wales 17. Tara Lodge, Belfast, Northern Ireland 18. Hillside, Ventnor, Isle of Wight 19. Avalon Beach Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset (8) 20. Broad House Hotel, Wroxham, Norwich 21. The Plough Inn, Llandeilo, Wales 22. Hotel Una, Brighton, East Sussex (18) 23. Swinside Lodge Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria 24. Green Bough Hotel, Chester, Cheshire 25. Tremarne Hotel, Mevagissey, Cornwall (15) BEST B&Bs IN THE WORLD (as voted by the world) 1. The Old Manse, (Invermoriston, Scotland) 2. Casa Portagioia, (Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy) 3. Saltcote Place (Rye, East Sussex, England) 4. Riverside Hotel (Ambleside, Cumbria, England) 5. Number One B&B (Deal, Kent, England) 6. The Twenty One (Brighton, East Sussex, England) 7. Sedona Views Bed and Breakfast (Sedona, USA) 8. Creston Villa Guest House (Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England) 9. Wildwood Manor Bed and Breakfast (San Juan Island, USA) 10. Saubhag Bed and Breakfast (New Delhi, India) BEST SERVICE IN EUROPE (as voted by the world) Figure in brackets denotes ranking in Top 10 Abbot's Brae Hotel, Dunoon , Scotland (7) Boskerris Hotel, St. Ives, Cornwall, England (8) TRENDIEST HOTELS IN EUROPE (as voted by the world) Figure in brackets denotes ranking in Top 10 Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh, Scotland (2) MyHotel, Brighton, East Sussex, England (4) For further information, images or media interviews, please contact:
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