UK hotels steal the show in annual TripAdvisor awards


A handful of boutique hotels and B&Bs in the UK beat off stiff competition from around the world to be crowned victorious in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Cotswolds B&B, The Old School Bed and Breakfast, Tavistock House Hotel in Devon, Llandudno’s Lawton Court Hotel and Hotel 41 in London picked up four of the biggest titles at the awards that are judged on quality reviews by guests.

The Old School Bed & Breakfast in the village of Little Compton in the Cotswolds’ Moreton-in-Marsh took the title of Europe’s best B&B and fourth best in the world.

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In the Small hotels category, the Tavistock House Hotel in Tavistock, Devon, was revealed as Europe’s top small hotel and second in the world.

Llandudno’s Lawton Court Hotel celebrated being named Europe’s number one Value for Money hotel, which was introduced as a new category for this year, and third in the world.

Hotel 41, part of the Red Carnation Collection, was named as the UK’s Top Hotel for the second year in a row.

Wendy Veale, owner of The Old School Bed & Breakfast said: “I am so thrilled to be recognised in this year’s awards, our third time and more than I could imagine for 2018! What a wonderful start to the New Year for my amazing team and me. I would like to thank all of our guests for reviewing us so kindly. As other B&B owners will know, it’s a jolly hard job, requiring stamina and a big smile and I do it with great pride, welcoming guests from all corners of the world ‘back to school’, in our lovely home in the Cotswolds.”

In their 16th year, the highly-anticipated Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels highlight 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.

To qualify for this award, a property must have at least four stars and four bubbles on TripAdvisor, and offer annual nightly average rates that are at least 20% below the city average and cost less than £215 per night based on hotel prices available on TripAdvisor. The 2018 Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.


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