You’re reading our series Summer’s Not Cancelled, where we celebrate summer in this new normal. From rediscovering nature and cherishing time with friends and family, to virtual festivals and unforgettable staycations – summer’s still here, it’s just different.
Booked a staycation this summer? You’re in for a treat, because some of the world’s best hotels and B&Bs are right here in the UK, according to Tripadvisor.
A Torquay B&B has been named the best-rated in the world in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. The 25, an adults-only boutique B&B, was ranked number one for the second year running, having previously achieved the accolade in 2019.
It marks the first time any B&B has earned the title of world number one in consecutive years.
“If anything, the second time feels even more special because we know last year’s award raised customer expectations and so we’ve had to work even harder to deliver a great experience for every single one of our guests,” said Andy Banner-Price, co-owner of The 25.
“We didn’t rest on our laurels, we’ve tried to look at every little thing we can do to improve, and it feels like that effort has really paid off with this news today.”
The annual awards are based on analysis of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor, from over 8.7 million businesses listed on the site.
The latest rankings were based on 2019 reviews, posted prior to the pandemic.
Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno was named the top hotel in the UK, also ranking number three in Europe and number 13 in the world overall.
That wasn’t the only success for the Welsh seaside town, with The Elm Tree in Llandudno also being named among the world’s best in both the best service (number 17) and romance categories (number 22).
Other winners in the hotels categories included Ascot House Hotel in Torquay, named best-rated small hotel in the UK, Doric Hotel in Blackpool, named best-rated family hotel in the UK, Hotel Ceilidh-Donia in Edinburgh, named best-rated bargain hotel in the UK, and Hotel 41 in London, named best-rated luxury hotel in the UK.
The top 10 hotels in the UK:
1. Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno
2. Hotel 41, London
3. The Milestone Hotel and Residences, London
4. Montcalm Royal London House, London
5. The Montcalm London Marble Arch, London
6. Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry
7. Hotel La Place, St. Brelade
8. Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot
9. The Montague on The Gardens, London
10. The Connaught, London
The top 10 B&Bs in the UK:
1. The 25 Boutique B&B, Torquay
2. The Arthington, Blackpool
3. Riverside B&B, Ambleside
4. The Redholme B&B, Torquay
5. Avenue Guest House, Blackpool
6. The Old School B&B, Westhampnett
7. Between The Bays Exclusively for Adults, Llandudno
8. Howe Keld, Keswick
9. Coombe House, Bourton-on-the-Water
10. The Grange Bed and Breakfast, Fylingthorpe