A Devon hotel and three Llandudno hotels were awarded some of the hospitality industry’s most esteemed titles in this year’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels, announced by TripAdvisor.
In the small hotels category, the Tavistock House Hotel in Devon was revealed as Europe’s top small hotel and second in the world. While Llandudno’s Lawton Court Hotel has been named Europe’s number-one ‘value for money’ hotel and third in the world.
In their 16th year, the 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 many more.
To qualify for an award, a property must have at least four stars and four bubbles on TripAdvisor, offer annual nightly average rates that are at least 20% below the city average and cost less than £215 per night.
The 2018 Travellers’ Choice award winners were based on millions of reviews and opinions collected throughout the year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.
Hayley Coleman, TripAdvisor spokesperson, said: “These awards are revered and eagerly awaited each year by the hospitality industry owing to the fact that unlike other hospitality awards, these are based on feedback from actual guests over the past year.
“For travellers, they serve as annual bucket list inspiration and with winning hotels often fully booked shortly after our announcement, travellers who want to get in on the action will need to book quickly if they want to see for themselves why these properties are so highly rated.” Wendy Veale, owner of The Old School Bed & Breakfast said on winning the award: “I am so thrilled to be recognised in this year’s awards.
“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.”