The 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels has revealed that five of the world’s top ten B&Bs can be found in the UK.
Now in their 17th year, the Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels honour the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of top hotels overall, luxury, bargain, small, best service, B&Bs and inns, romance, family and all-inclusive.
The 2019 award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions posted in a single year by TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.
The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay took the title of world’s best B&B. Bindon Bottom B&B in West Lulworth, Dorset came in third place, while The Grange Bed and Breakfast in Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire and Swallows Rest Bed & Breakfast in Brigstock, Northamptonshire were placed in fourth and fifth places, respectively. Hillstone Lodge in Colbost on the Isle of Skye came seventh.
Andy and Julian Banner-Price, owners of The 25 Boutique B&B, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to hear that The 25 has been named as the best B&B in the world. We love creating special and memorable experiences for our guests, and receiving their excellent reviews makes our hard work truly rewarding.”
Other UK properties celebrating world recognition include The Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno, rated third best bargain hotel in the world. Hotel 41 in London claims fifth in the world’s luxury hotel category and 15th in top hotels overall, while Egerton House Hotel, also in London, is 19th in the world for luxury. Devon’s Tavistock House Hotel is seventh in the world for small hotels.
Hayley Coleman, from TripAdvisor, sad: “Many hospitality awards select winners with a panel of judges, but the Travellers’ Choice Awards are different. They are based on feedback from actual guests over the past year, which is what makes them so well-regarded within the industry.
“The B&B has long held its status as a British institution so it’s great to see the UK recognised worldwide for doing the B&B best.”