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The 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards: B&B in Torquay named the best in the world – AGAIN

It was no fluke, then.

Torquay B&B ‘The 25′ has been crowned the best in the world in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – again.

The boutique adults-only inn achieved the coveted accolade in 2019. This year it stands as a winner alongside the likes of Viroth’s Hotel in Cambodia, named the 2020 top hotel in the world, three-Michelin-star Auberge Du Vieux Puits in southern France – rated the best fine-dining restaurant on the planet – and Baros Maldives, the top lodge globally for luxury.

Torquay B&B 'The 25' has been crowned the best in the world in the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards – again

Torquay B&B 'The 25' has been crowned the best in the world in the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards – again

Torquay B&B ‘The 25′ has been crowned the best in the world in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – again

This image shows the newest room at The 25 - the Shoalstone Suite, which costs from £189. It even has its own YouTube video

This image shows the newest room at The 25 - the Shoalstone Suite, which costs from £189. It even has its own YouTube video

This image shows the newest room at The 25 – the Shoalstone Suite, which costs from £189. It even has its own YouTube video

Guests at The 25 enjoy rooms with power showers, an Amazon Alexa control system, mood lighting, air conditioning and a heated mist-free bathroom mirror

Guests at The 25 enjoy rooms with power showers, an Amazon Alexa control system, mood lighting, air conditioning and a heated mist-free bathroom mirror

Guests at The 25 enjoy rooms with power showers, an Amazon Alexa control system, mood lighting, air conditioning and a heated mist-free bathroom mirror

Andy and Julian - who have been described as 'the perfect hosts' - celebrate their 2020 Tripadvisor gong

Andy and Julian - who have been described as 'the perfect hosts' - celebrate their 2020 Tripadvisor gong

Andy and Julian – who have been described as ‘the perfect hosts’ – celebrate their 2020 Tripadvisor gong

Andy Banner-Price, co-owner of The 25, said: ‘It’s an incredible feeling to be named the best B&B in the world for the second year running. 

‘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.

‘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.’

GLOBAL WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: HOTELS OVERALL, LUXURY HOTELS AND B&B’S 

Best overall hotels

  1. Viroth’s Hotel, Cambodia
  2. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
  3. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica
  4. Quinta Jardins do Lago, Portugal
  5. The Omnia, Switzerland
  6. The Upper House, China
  7. Valle D’incanto Midscale Hotel, Brazil
  8. Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico
  9. Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius
  10. Raffles Dubai, UAE
  11. Jaya House River Park, Cambodia
  12. La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, Vietnam
  13. Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, UK
  14. Baros Maldives, Maldives
  15. The Suites at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Indonesia
  16. JM Marvel Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
  17. Chandys Windy Woods, India
  18. Ikos Dassia, Greece
  19. Sani Dunes, Greece
  20. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, Turkey
  21. Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux, Costa Rica
  22. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Mexico
  23. Royal Savoy Hotel and Villas, Egypt
  24. French Quarter Inn, United States
  25. Lux Belle Mare, Mauritius

 

 Best hotels for luxury  

  1. Baros Maldives, Maldives
  2. The Omnia, Switzerland
  3. Quinta Jardins do Lago, Portugal
  4. La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, Vietnam
  5. Nayara Springs Relais & Chateaux, Costa Rica
  6. Ikos Olivia, Greece
  7. The Upper House, Hong Kong
  8. The Oberoi Rajvilas, India
  9. Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico
  10. Ikos Dassia, Greece
  11. Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
  12. Chandys Windy Woods, India
  13. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, Turkey
  14. Grand Hotel La Favorita, Italy
  15. Aria Hotel Budapest, Hungary
  16. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Mexico
  17. Padma Resort Ubud, Indonesia
  18. The Sanya Edition, China
  19. Hotel Villa Lara, France
  20. Hotel 41, London, UK
  21. Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  22. Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius
  23. Royal Savoy Hotel and Villas, Egypt
  24. Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman
  25. Lux Belle Mare, Mauritius

 

 Best B&Bs  

  1. The 25 Boutique B&B, Torquay, UK
  2. Huis Koning, Bruges, Belgium
  3. Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast, U.S
  4. QuodLibet, Rome, Italy
  5. Post House Inn, Canada
  6. The Arthington, Blackpool, UK
  7. The Welsh Hills Inn, Granville, U.S
  8. Pousada Casa Campestre, Brazil
  9. Casa Sirena Hotel, Mexico
  10. Riverside B&B, Ambleside, UK
  11. Jail Hill Inn, Galena, U.S
  12. Historic Oak Hill Inn, Natchez, U.S
  13. The Redholme B&B, Torquay, UK
  14. Bed & Breakfast Gallery Yasmine, Bruges, Belgium
  15. Pictures Guest House, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
  16. Serendipity Bed and Breakfast, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
  17. Serenity Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Ancaster, Canada
  18. La Palazzetta del Vescovo, Italy
  19. Daly’s House, Doolin, Ireland
  20. Salerno Centro Bed and Breakfast, Italy
  21. Riad Abaca Badra, Marrakech, Morocco
  22. Riad Charme d’Orient, Marrakech, Morocco
  23. Casa Flamboyan, Havana
  24. Candlewood Lodge, Knysna, South Africa
  25. Doris Home, Yuchi, Taiwan

The write-ups for the No1 hotel globally, Viroth's Hotel in Cambodia (pictured), are consistently glowing

The write-ups for the No1 hotel globally, Viroth's Hotel in Cambodia (pictured), are consistently glowing

The write-ups for the No1 hotel globally, Viroth’s Hotel in Cambodia (pictured), are consistently glowing

Behold the Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Vietnam - the world's No2 hotel

Behold the Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Vietnam - the world's No2 hotel

Behold the Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Vietnam – the world’s No2 hotel

The world's No3 hotel - Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica

The world's No3 hotel - Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica

The world’s No3 hotel – Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica

Quinta Jardins do Lago in Portugal, which is the fourth-best hotel on earth, according to this year's Awards

Quinta Jardins do Lago in Portugal, which is the fourth-best hotel on earth, according to this year's Awards

Quinta Jardins do Lago in Portugal, which is the fourth-best hotel on earth, according to this year’s Awards

The Omnia in Switzerland, which sits below the jaw-dropping Matterhorn mountain, is in at No5 on the global top hotel list

The Omnia in Switzerland, which sits below the jaw-dropping Matterhorn mountain, is in at No5 on the global top hotel list

The Omnia in Switzerland, which sits below the jaw-dropping Matterhorn mountain, is in at No5 on the global top hotel list

Baros Maldives, which according to the Tripadvisor review computer, is the No1 hotel in the world for luxury

Baros Maldives, which according to the Tripadvisor review computer, is the No1 hotel in the world for luxury

Baros Maldives, which according to the Tripadvisor review computer, is the No1 hotel in the world for luxury

A swanky bedroom at Baros Maldives, which describes its villas as 'cocoons of absolute comfort and serenity'

A swanky bedroom at Baros Maldives, which describes its villas as 'cocoons of absolute comfort and serenity'

A swanky bedroom at Baros Maldives, which describes its villas as ‘cocoons of absolute comfort and serenity’

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa in Vietnam - the fourth-best hotel in the world for luxury

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa in Vietnam - the fourth-best hotel in the world for luxury

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa in Vietnam – the fourth-best hotel in the world for luxury

Nayara Springs Relais & Chateaux in Costa Rica takes fifth place in the global luxury hotel ranking

Nayara Springs Relais & Chateaux in Costa Rica takes fifth place in the global luxury hotel ranking

Nayara Springs Relais & Chateaux in Costa Rica takes fifth place in the global luxury hotel ranking

Want to know what's it's like inside the world's second-best B&B, Huis Koning in Bruges, Belgium? This image reveals one of its stylish bedrooms

Want to know what's it's like inside the world's second-best B&B, Huis Koning in Bruges, Belgium? This image reveals one of its stylish bedrooms

Want to know what’s it’s like inside the world’s second-best B&B, Huis Koning in Bruges, Belgium? This image reveals one of its stylish bedrooms

The funky interior of QuodLibet in Rome, which is rated as the fourth-best B&B in the world

The funky interior of QuodLibet in Rome, which is rated as the fourth-best B&B in the world

The funky interior of QuodLibet in Rome, which is rated as the fourth-best B&B in the world

Post House Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, which has taken fifth place in the world B&B ranking for 2020

Post House Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, which has taken fifth place in the world B&B ranking for 2020

Post House Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, which has taken fifth place in the world B&B ranking for 2020

Guests at his B&B, which offers stays from £129 per night, enjoy rooms with power showers, an Amazon Alexa control system, mood lighting, air conditioning, smart TV with Netflix and a heated mist-free bathroom mirror. Plus luxury Elemis toiletries and daily home-made treats.

And so far not one overall rating – out of over 700 – has dipped below an ‘excellent’ five out of five.

Guest ‘Mick504160’ summed things up when he wrote on July 23 this year: ‘Andy and Julian are the perfect hosts – we were made very welcome and Covid-safe. Our room was pure luxury. The daily treats were delicious. Our hosts went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one.’ 

GLOBAL WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: BEST FOR SERVICE, ROMANCE AND VALUE 

Best for service  

  1. Hotel Residence Agnes, Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel, Vietnam
  3. Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize
  4. Chandys Windy Woods, India
  5. Viroth’s Hotel, Cambodia
  6. Morris Inn, South Bend, U.S
  7. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica
  8. The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland
  9. Quinta Jardins do Lago, Portugal
  10. Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
  11. Primefold Hotel, Cambodia
  12. White House Hotel Istanbul, Turkey
  13. Belizean Dreams Resort, Belize
  14. Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco, Capri, Italy
  15. Riad Houdou, Marrakech, Morocco
  16. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, India
  17. The Elm Tree, Llandudno, UK
  18. The Upper House, Hong Kong
  19. La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco
  20. Royal Savoy Hotel and Villas, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  21. Aeolos Resort, Mykonos Town, Greece
  22. Bed Phrasingh Adults Only, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  23. Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux, Costa Rica
  24. Valle D’incanto Midscale Hotel, Brazil
  25. Manish Hotel Ecologico, Peru

 

Best for romance  

  1. Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize
  2. The Kayon Resort by Pramana, Indonesia
  3. Layana Resort and Spa, Thailand
  4. Lani’s Suites Deluxe, Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
  5. Kandolhu Maldives, Maldives
  6. Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco, Capri, Italy
  7. Primefold Hotel, Cambodia
  8. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, Caribbean
  9. Kuriuwa Hotel, Monte Verde, Brazil
  10. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, Franschhoek, South Africa
  11. H2O Suites Hotel, Key West, U.S
  12. The Gardens Hotel, Key West, U.S
  13. Baros Maldives, Maldives
  14. Jamahal Private Resort & Spa, Indonesia
  15. The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
  16. Anastasis Apartments, Greece
  17. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico
  18. Eco Hotel Rural Lurdeia, Bermeo, Spain
  19. The King Jason Protaras, Cyprus
  20. Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites, Greece
  21. Tavistock House Hotel, UK
  22. The Elm Tree, Llandudno, UK
  23. Nayara Springs Relais & Chateaux, Costa Rica
  24. Mi Amor Colibri Boutique Hotel, Tulum, Mexico
  25. Tokoriki Island Resort, Fiji

 

Best bargains  

  1. Hotel Villa Sirena, Italy
  2. Hotel Rural Arpa de Hierba, La Pereda, Spain
  3. Cabo Vista Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  4. Riverside Oasis Villa, Hoi An, Vietnam
  5. Pension Berganemone, Germany
  6. The Trails Inn, Eureka Springs, U.S
  7. Hotel Parga Princess, Parga, Greece
  8. Port Douglas Motel, Australia
  9. Colinda Cabanas, Belize
  10. Pousada Capitu, Imbassai, Brazil
  11. Hotel Lido, Cattolica, Italy
  12. Green Apple Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam
  13. Green House Apart Hotel, Gumbet, Turkey
  14. Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake, Halifax, Canada
  15. Filoxenia Hotel Apartments, Tholos, Greece
  16. Pri Lenart Hotel, Skofja Loka, Slovenia
  17. Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, Port Douglas, Australia
  18. Topsail Shores Inn, Sneads Ferry, U.S
  19. Kantary Bay, Phuket, Thailand
  20. The Country Side Resort, Pushkar, India
  21. Mision de los Arcos, Huatulco, Mexico
  22. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, Edinburgh, UK
  23. Popular Residence Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  24. Huaira Huasi, Argentina
  25. Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel & Casino, Venezuela

 

 

Tripadvisor reviews say that Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize, pictured above, is the best hotel in the world for romance

Tripadvisor reviews say that Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize, pictured above, is the best hotel in the world for romance

Tripadvisor reviews say that Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize, pictured above, is the best hotel in the world for romance

The Kayon Resort by Pramana in Indonesia has been rated No2 in the world for romance in the Travellers' Choice Awards 2020

The Kayon Resort by Pramana in Indonesia has been rated No2 in the world for romance in the Travellers' Choice Awards 2020

The Kayon Resort by Pramana in Indonesia has been rated No2 in the world for romance in the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020

Layana Resort and Spa in Thailand is the third-best hotel for romance, according to Tripadvisor reviews

Layana Resort and Spa in Thailand is the third-best hotel for romance, according to Tripadvisor reviews

Layana Resort and Spa in Thailand is the third-best hotel for romance, according to Tripadvisor reviews

Lani's Suites Deluxe in Puerto Del Carmen, Spain, is in fourth place in the global romance ranking

Lani's Suites Deluxe in Puerto Del Carmen, Spain, is in fourth place in the global romance ranking

Lani’s Suites Deluxe in Puerto Del Carmen, Spain, is in fourth place in the global romance ranking

Kandolhu Maldives is fifth-best for romance in the world, if the Travellers' Choice Awards are the measure

Kandolhu Maldives is fifth-best for romance in the world, if the Travellers' Choice Awards are the measure

Kandolhu Maldives is fifth-best for romance in the world, if the Travellers’ Choice Awards are the measure

Hotel Residence Agnes in Prague offers the best service in the world, according to the Awards

Hotel Residence Agnes in Prague offers the best service in the world, according to the Awards

Hotel Residence Agnes in Prague offers the best service in the world, according to the Awards

Chandys Windy Woods in Kerala, India, offers the fourth-best service in the world, apparently

Chandys Windy Woods in Kerala, India, offers the fourth-best service in the world, apparently

Chandys Windy Woods in Kerala, India, offers the fourth-best service in the world, apparently

Hotel Villa Sirena in Italy, which Tripadvisor users say is the best-value hotel anywhere on the planet

Hotel Villa Sirena in Italy, which Tripadvisor users say is the best-value hotel anywhere on the planet

Hotel Villa Sirena in Italy, which Tripadvisor users say is the best-value hotel anywhere on the planet

According to the Awards, Hotel Rural Arpa de Hierba in La Pereda, Spain, offers the second-best value in the world

According to the Awards, Hotel Rural Arpa de Hierba in La Pereda, Spain, offers the second-best value in the world

According to the Awards, Hotel Rural Arpa de Hierba in La Pereda, Spain, offers the second-best value in the world

The third-best value hotel in the world? That'll be Cabo Vista Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The third-best value hotel in the world? That'll be Cabo Vista Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The third-best value hotel in the world? That’ll be Cabo Vista Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Riverside Oasis Villa in Hoi An, Vietnam, comes fourth in the global best-value ranking

Riverside Oasis Villa in Hoi An, Vietnam, comes fourth in the global best-value ranking

Riverside Oasis Villa in Hoi An, Vietnam, comes fourth in the global best-value ranking

Pension Berganemone in Schonau am Konigssee, Germany, takes fifth in the global best-value category

Pension Berganemone in Schonau am Konigssee, Germany, takes fifth in the global best-value category

Pension Berganemone in Schonau am Konigssee, Germany, takes fifth in the global best-value category

It’s all a far cry from the fictional ineptly-run guesthouse in the same town made famous by John Cleese’s classic sitcom Fawlty Towers. 

The top 10 best B&B ranking for 2020 also comprises Huis Koning, Bruges, Belgium (second); Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast in Georgia, USA (third); Rome’s QuodLibet (fourth); the Post House Inn, Canada (fifth); The Arthington, Blackpool (sixth); The Welsh Hills Inn in Granville, U.S (seventh); Pousada Casa Campestre, Brazil (eighth); Casa Sirena Hotel, Mexico (ninth), and the Riverside B&B, Ambleside, UK (tenth).

The ‘world fine dining ranking’ also gives the UK reason to beam with pride, because The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire, is named the fourth best-rated fine dining restaurant in the world (and therefore the No1 in the UK).

UK WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: HOTELS OVERALL, LUXURY HOTELS AND B&B’S 

 Best overall hotels  

  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
  11. Greenhills Country House Hotel, St. Peter
  12. The Langham, London
  13. The Stafford London
  14. Royal Lancaster London
  15. Fairlawns Hotel And Spa, Aldridge
  16. The Marylebone, London
  17. The Kensington, London
  18. Tynedale Hotel, Llandudno
  19. Tara Lodge, Belfast
  20. The Green Park Hotel, Pitlochry
  21. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  22. Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, London
  23. The Beaumont, London
  24. The Soho Hotel, London
  25. Covent Garden Hotel, London

 

 Best hotels for luxury   

  1. Hotel 41, London
  2. The Milestone Hotel and Residences, London
  3. Montcalm Royal London House, London
  4. The Egerton House Hotel, London
  5. Seaham Hall, Seaham
  6. Applegarth Villa Hotel and Restaurant (adult only), Windermere
  7. Haven Hall Hotel, Shanklin
  8. A Room With A View, Brighton
  9. The Goring, London
  10. The Stafford London
  11. The Soho Hotel, London
  12. The Torridon, Torridon
  13. The Connaught, London
  14. The Langham, London
  15. Glencoe House, Glencoe Village
  16. The Montcalm London Marble Arch
  17. Gidleigh Park, Chagford
  18. Batty Langley’s, London
  19. Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  20. Pale Hall Hotel, Llandderfel
  21. The Gannet Inn, Carbis Bay
  22. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  23. Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
  24. Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, London
  25. Corinthia London

 

 Best B&Bs   

  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
  11. Ashcroft Guest House, Haltwhistle
  12. The Albaston Boutique B&B, Torquay
  13. The Seacroft Guest House, Blackpool
  14. Trefoil Guest House, Brixham
  15. The Old School Bed and Breakfast, Little Compton
  16. Stow House, Aysgarth
  17. Grendon Bed & Breakfast, Buxton
  18. Grange Bank House, Shanklin
  19. The Waterwheel Guesthouse, Ambleside
  20. Chelsea House, Falmouth
  21. The Old Parsonage, Mevagissey
  22. Alcuin Lodge, York
  23. Fairhaven Country Guest House, Goathland
  24. Saxon Villa, Fylingthorpe
  25. Bure Lodge B&B, Christchurch

 

A bedroom in Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno, which scoops the top prize for UK hotels in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

A bedroom in Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno, which scoops the top prize for UK hotels in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

A bedroom in Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno, which scoops the top prize for UK hotels in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 

Hotel 41 in London, which according to the Travellers' Choice Awards is the most luxurious hotel in Britain - and the second-best overall

Hotel 41 in London, which according to the Travellers' Choice Awards is the most luxurious hotel in Britain - and the second-best overall

Hotel 41 in London, which according to the Travellers’ Choice Awards is the most luxurious hotel in Britain – and the second-best overall

The Milestone Hotel and Residences in London has been deemed the third-best hotel in the UK

The Milestone Hotel and Residences in London has been deemed the third-best hotel in the UK

The Milestone Hotel and Residences in London has been deemed the third-best hotel in the UK

Montcalm Royal London House in the capital's Finsbury Square is No4 on the UK top hotel list for 2020

Montcalm Royal London House in the capital's Finsbury Square is No4 on the UK top hotel list for 2020

Montcalm Royal London House in the capital’s Finsbury Square is No4 on the UK top hotel list for 2020

The Montcalm London Marble Arch is, overall, the fifth best-rated hotel in the UK

The Montcalm London Marble Arch is, overall, the fifth best-rated hotel in the UK

The Montcalm London Marble Arch is, overall, the fifth best-rated hotel in the UK

The Egerton House Hotel in London - the fourth most luxurious hotel in the UK, says this year's Travellers' Choice Awards

The Egerton House Hotel in London - the fourth most luxurious hotel in the UK, says this year's Travellers' Choice Awards

The Egerton House Hotel in London – the fourth most luxurious hotel in the UK, says this year’s Travellers’ Choice Awards

Opulent: Seaham Hall hotel in Seaham, County Durham, is fifth for luxury in the UK

Opulent: Seaham Hall hotel in Seaham, County Durham, is fifth for luxury in the UK

Opulent: Seaham Hall hotel in Seaham, County Durham, is fifth for luxury in the UK

The runner-up in the UK B&B ranking goes to The Arthington in Blackpool (pictured)

The runner-up in the UK B&B ranking goes to The Arthington in Blackpool (pictured)

The runner-up in the UK B&B ranking goes to The Arthington in Blackpool (pictured)

Britain's No3 B&B, the Riverside B&B in Ambleside in the Lake District, which is just a 15-minute walk from Waterhead, where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers

Britain's No3 B&B, the Riverside B&B in Ambleside in the Lake District, which is just a 15-minute walk from Waterhead, where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers

Britain’s No3 B&B, the Riverside B&B in Ambleside in the Lake District, which is just a 15-minute walk from Waterhead, where you can catch the Lake Windermere steamers

Another lodge in Torquay that's nothing like Fawlty Towers - The Redholme B&B, which comes fourth in the UK B&B ranking

Another lodge in Torquay that's nothing like Fawlty Towers - The Redholme B&B, which comes fourth in the UK B&B ranking

Another lodge in Torquay that’s nothing like Fawlty Towers – The Redholme B&B, which comes fourth in the UK B&B ranking

Smartly turned out Avenue Guest House in Blackpool comes fifth in the UK B&B list

Smartly turned out Avenue Guest House in Blackpool comes fifth in the UK B&B list

Smartly turned out Avenue Guest House in Blackpool comes fifth in the UK B&B list

And it’s not just Tripadvisor users who find it a mouthwatering experience – so do the Michelin inspectors. They gave it a coveted star. The AA’s dining judges were also impressed – they awarded it four rosettes.

Sawday’s guide, meanwhile, describes it as a ‘true one-off’.

‘We’re thrilled to be named the best fine dining restaurant in the UK, and number four in the world. We work so hard to provide our customers with the best possible dining experience, and it’s always such an honour to be recognised for it,’ said Tommy Banks, head chef at The Black Swan. We’re now gearing up to re-open again on August 12, and we really can’t wait to welcome back our wonderful guests.’ 

Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, meanwhile, has been named the world’s tenth-best eaterie.

USA WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: HOTELS OVERALL, LUXURY HOTELS AND INNS

Best overall hotels    

  1. French Quarter Inn, Charleston
  2. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket
  3. Trump International Hotel Washington D.C
  4. The Lancaster Hotel, Houston
  5. Hotel Emma, San Antonio
  6. The Oxford Hotel, Bend
  7. Hotel Clermont, Atlanta
  8. The Inn at Lost Creek, Mountain Village
  9. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
  10. The Langham, Chicago
  11. Ironworks Hotel Indy, Indianapolis
  12. Atticus Hotel, McMinnville
  13. Hancock Hotel, Findlay
  14. Fairlane Hotel, Nashville
  15. Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach
  16. Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection, New York
  17. Hotel Jackson, Jackson
  18. Santa Maria Suites Hotel, Key West
  19. Avenue Inn & Spa, Rehoboth Beach
  20. The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine
  21. Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah
  22. Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado Springs
  23. Henderson Park Inn, Destin
  24. Lyric at 70 Pine, New York City
  25. The Towers at Lotte New York Palace

 

 Best hotels for luxury 

  1. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket
  2. Trump International Hotel Washington D.C
  3. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston
  4. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
  5. The Langham, Chicago
  6. The Towers at Lotte New York Palace
  7. Acqualina Resort & Residences On The Beach, Sunny Isles Beach
  8. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
  9. The Peninsula Chicago
  10. The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore
  11. The Jefferson, Washington DC
  12. Boston Harbor Hotel
  13. Four Seasons Resort Lanai
  14. The Beverly Hills Hotel
  15. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
  16. Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC
  17. Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg
  18. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla
  19. Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
  20. Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York
  21. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
  22. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  23. Willard InterContinental Washington, Washington DC
  24. The Capital Hotel, Little Rock
  25. Four Seasons Hotel Denver

 

 Best inns  

  1. Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast, Americus
  2. The Welsh Hills Inn, Granville
  3. Jail Hill Inn, Galena
  4. Historic Oak Hill Inn, Natchez
  5. Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, Fredericksburg
  6. Captain Freeman Inn, Brewster
  7. Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod, Brewster
  8. The Dolon House, Jim Thorpe
  9. Captain David Kelley House, Centerville
  10. Greenwoods Bed and Breakfast Inn, Honeoye
  11. Lamberson Guest House, Galena
  12. The Woods Cabins, Eureka Springs
  13. The Trellis House, Ogunquit
  14. Brewster By The Sea Inn, Brewster
  15. Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa, Asheville
  16. 1840 Inn on the Main Bed and Breakfast, Canandaigua
  17. Carolina Bed & Breakfast, Asheville
  18. Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast, Waynesville
  19. Heart & Soul Bed and Breakfast, Mount Airy
  20. The Chalet of Canandaigua, Canandaigua
  21. Bloomsbury Inn, Camden
  22. Acadia Bay Inn, Sullivan
  23. Stone Hill Inn, Stowe
  24. Ravenscroft Inn Port, Townsend
  25. The Timbrook Guesthouse, Columbus

 

In America, the French Quarter Inn in Charleston - which offers a stay 'similar to that of visiting the gracious home of a charming Southern friend' - takes home the 2020 best overall hotel gong

In America, the French Quarter Inn in Charleston - which offers a stay 'similar to that of visiting the gracious home of a charming Southern friend' - takes home the 2020 best overall hotel gong

In America, the French Quarter Inn in Charleston – which offers a stay ‘similar to that of visiting the gracious home of a charming Southern friend’ – takes home the 2020 best overall hotel gong 

In the USA rankings, H20 Suites Hotel in Key West, pictured, grabs the best-for-romance gong

In the USA rankings, H20 Suites Hotel in Key West, pictured, grabs the best-for-romance gong

In the USA rankings, H20 Suites Hotel in Key West, pictured, grabs the best-for-romance gong

A lavish bedroom in America's best-rated inn - the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast in Georgia. It's third in the global B&B ranking

A lavish bedroom in America's best-rated inn - the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast in Georgia. It's third in the global B&B ranking

A lavish bedroom in America’s best-rated inn – the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast in Georgia. It’s third in the global B&B ranking

The awards were decided by an algorithm that analysed the millions of reviews and opinions collected on Tripadvisor worldwide prior to the pandemic.

And the write-ups for the No1 hotel, Viroth’s Hotel, are consistently glowing.

It has an average rating of five out of five from 2,076 reviews, with 2,000 rating it as ‘excellent’ and 68 deeming it ‘very good’.

GLOBAL WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: BEST FOR FAMILIES AND BEST ALL-INCLUSIVES

Best for families  

  1. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, Turkey
  2. Padma Hotel Bandung, Indonesia
  3. Welcomhotel The Savoy, Mussoorie, India
  4. Club Family Hotel Riccione, Italy
  5. Albatros Aqua Park Sharm, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  6. All Inclusive VilaVip Hotel Fazenda, Serra Negra, Brazil
  7. Tulemar Resort, Costa Rica
  8. Chandys Windy Woods, Chithirapuram, India
  9. Potidea Palace Hotel, Nea Potidea, Greece
  10. Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, Belek, Turkey
  11. Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy
  12. Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
  13. Porto Sani, Greece
  14. U Coral Beach Club Eilat Ultra All Inclusive, Eilat, Israel
  15. HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife, Playa de las Americas, Spain
  16. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, United States
  17. The Papandayan, Bandung, Indonesia
  18. Tui Magic Life Skanes, Monastir, Tunisia
  19. Recanto Alvorada Eco Resort, Torrinha, Brazil
  20. The Grand Bliss at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
  21. Club Med Sahoro – Hokkaido, Japan
  22. Just Sleep Hualien Zhongzheng, Hualien City, Taiwan
  23. Serenity Fun City, Makadi Bay, Egypt
  24. Isrotel Lagoona, Eilat, Israel
  25. Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Ixtapa, Mexico

 

Best all-inclusives

  1. Ikos Dassia, Greece
  2. Ikos Olivia, Gerakini, Greece
  3. Grand Velas Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  4. Lux Belle Mare, Belle Mare, Mauritius
  5. Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, Mexico
  6. All Inclusive VilaVip Hotel Fazenda, Serra Negra, Brazil
  7. Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort, Mexico
  8. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
  9. Voyage Bodrum, Bodrum City, Turkey
  10. Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  11. Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Huvahandhoo Island, Maldives
  12. Ikos Oceania, Nea Moudania, Greece
  13. Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  14. Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, Nabq Bay, Egypt
  15. Tamassa Resort, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
  16. Marmaris Bay Resort by MP Hotels, Turkey
  17. Isrotel Lagoona, Eilat, Israel
  18. Voyage Torba, Turkey
  19. Voyage Belek Golf & Spa, Turkey
  20. Club Med Sanya – China
  21. Kurumba Maldives
  22. Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Five Islands Village, Caribbean
  23. Explora Atacama – All Inclusive, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  24. Explora Patagonia – All Inclusive, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  25. Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios, Caribbean 

Best for families? That'll be the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort (pictured) in Turkey, says the 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

Best for families? That'll be the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort (pictured) in Turkey, says the 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

Best for families? That’ll be the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort (pictured) in Turkey, says the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Ikos Dassia in Greece is the No1 all-inclusive in the world, according to the 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

Ikos Dassia in Greece is the No1 all-inclusive in the world, according to the 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

Ikos Dassia in Greece is the No1 all-inclusive in the world, according to the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece, is on the podium in the number two spot for all-inclusives

Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece, is on the podium in the number two spot for all-inclusives

Ikos Olivia in Gerakini, Greece, is on the podium in the number two spot for all-inclusives

Grand Velas Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - that's the No3 all-inclusive in the world

Grand Velas Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - that's the No3 all-inclusive in the world

Grand Velas Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico – that’s the No3 all-inclusive in the world

Eye-catching Lux Belle Mare in Mauritius is No4 on the all-inclusive ranking

Eye-catching Lux Belle Mare in Mauritius is No4 on the all-inclusive ranking

Eye-catching Lux Belle Mare in Mauritius is No4 on the all-inclusive ranking

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun in Mexico completes the top five in the all-inclusives list

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun in Mexico completes the top five in the all-inclusives list

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun in Mexico completes the top five in the all-inclusives list

The accolades include ‘phenomenal staff’, ‘fab food’, ‘lovely decor’ and ‘great location’. 

This year the No2 spot in the overall global hotel ranking is occupied by the Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Vietnam, which reviewer ‘JAKSJR’ in May this year described as ‘absolutely amazing’. 

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica is in the No3 berth, followed by Quinta Jardins do Lago, Portugal (fourth), The Omnia, Switzerland (fifth), The Upper House, China (sixth); Valle D’incanto Midscale Hotel, Brazil (seventh); Grand Velas Los Cabos, Mexico (eighth); Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius (ninth) and Raffles Dubai, UAE, in tenth place.

In the UK hotel rankings, Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno has been named the top hotel overall, with Hotel 41 in London ranked best for luxury, The Elm Tree in Llandudno best for service, Tavistock House Hotel in Tavistock deemed best for romance, Doric Hotel in Blackpool best for families and Hotel Ceilidh-Donia in Edinburgh the best value.

AUSTRALIA WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: HOTELS OVERALL, LUXURY HOTELS AND B&B’S 

  Best overall hotels  

  1. Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island
  2. Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney
  3. MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart
  4. Meriton Suites Southport, Southport
  5. Treasury On Collins, Melbourne
  6. Mount Lofty House, Crafers
  7. Alcyone Hotel Residences, Brisbane
  8. Korte’s Resort, Rockhampton
  9. The Langham, Sydney
  10. RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay
  11. Ovolo Inchcolm, Brisbane
  12. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney
  13. Ovolo The Valley, Brisbane
  14. Como The Treasury, Perth
  15. Larmont Sydney by Lancemore, Sydney
  16. Peninsula Boutique Hotel, Port Douglas
  17. Meriton Suites Coward Street, Mascot
  18. The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart
  19. Meriton Suites Mascot Central, Mascot
  20. Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
  21. The Darling, Sydney
  22. QT Sydney, Sydney
  23. East Hotel, Canberra
  24. Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
  25. Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney

 

 Best hotels for luxury   

  1. Meriton Suites Southport
  2. Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney
  3. The Langham, Sydney
  4. Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay
  5. Ovolo The Valley, Brisbane
  6. Mount Lofty House, Crafers
  7. Como The Treasury, Perth
  8. Islington Hotel, Hobart
  9. The Darling, Sydney
  10. Meriton Suites Coward Street, Mascot
  11. Park Hyatt Sydney
  12. Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns
  13. Big4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff
  14. ADGE Apartments, Sydney
  15. RACV Torquay Resort, Torquay
  16. Spicers Balfour Hotel, Brisbane
  17. The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart
  18. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Wolgan Valley
  19. Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
  20. Meriton Suites Church Street, Parramatta
  21. Meriton Suites Mascot Central
  22. Lizard Island Resort
  23. Meriton Suites Chatswood
  24. Bedarra Island Resort
  25. Victoria’s at Ewingsdale

 

 Best B&Bs  

  1. Starhaven Retreat, Indented Head
  2. Ana Mandara Luxury Bed & Breakfast, Port Macquarie
  3. Storm Bay Bed and Breakfast (Guesthouse), White Beach
  4. Harvest Birregurra Bed & Breakfast, Birregurra
  5. Avocado Grove B&B, Flaxton
  6. Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Bowen Mountain
  7. Room Motel Gatton, Gatton
  8. Freeman on Ford B&B, Beechworth
  9. Byron Cove Beach House, Byron Bay
  10. The Grand On Macfie, Devonport
  11. Meredith House and Mews, Swansea
  12. Cooroy Luxury Motel Apartments Noosa, Cooroy
  13. Karri House, Margaret River
  14. Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages & Spa Retreat, Kangaroo Valley
  15. The Ark Stanley, Stanley
  16. Mountain Sanctuary B&B, Eagle Heights
  17. Aaman & Cinta Luxury Guesthouse & Villas, Byron Bay
  18. Blue Summit Cottages, Maleny
  19. Llewellin’s Guest House, Margaret River
  20. Yarra Gables, Healesville
  21. Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, Upper Crystal Creek
  22. Mt Hay Retreat, Berry
  23. Lanzerac Country Estate Tanunda
  24. Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast, Foster North
  25. Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester

 

Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island, has been crowned the No1 hotel overall in Australia

Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island, has been crowned the No1 hotel overall in Australia

Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island, has been crowned the No1 hotel overall in Australia

The Falls Montville - Australia's fourth most romantic retreat, according to the Awards

The Falls Montville - Australia's fourth most romantic retreat, according to the Awards

The Falls Montville – Australia’s fourth most romantic retreat, according to the Awards

Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat in Diddillibah - Australia's most romantic hotel, according to the 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat in Diddillibah - Australia's most romantic hotel, according to the 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat in Diddillibah – Australia’s most romantic hotel, according to the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards

In America, the French Quarter Inn in Charleston – which offers a stay ‘similar to that of visiting the gracious home of a charming Southern friend’ – takes home the 2020 best overall hotel gong, with The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket, No2, Trump International Hotel Washington DC in third place, The Lancaster Hotel in Houston in fourth and Hotel Emma in San Antonio fifth.

The best-for-service crown in the USA, meanwhile, goes to Morris Inn in South Bend, Indiana, H20 Suites Hotel in Key West grabs the best for romance gong and The Trails Inn in Eureka Springs is apparently the best value. 

In Australia, Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island takes home the top hotel overall award, with Starhaven Retreat in Indented Head, Victoria, crowned the best B&B, Meriton Suites Southport deemed the most luxurious hotel, and Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat in Diddillibah the most romantic.

In the airline awards, Azul is named the No1 airline in the world, with Jet2.com, the highest-ranked European carrier, in 5th.

RESTAURANT WINNERS IN THE 2020 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 Best fine dining restaurants in the world

  1. Auberge Du Vieux Puits, Fontjoncouse, France
  2. La Ville Blanche, Rospez, France
  3. Chila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. The Black Swan at Oldstead, UK
  5. Leo, Bogota, Colombia
  6. Aramburu, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  7. Restaurant La Maison d’a Cote, Montlivault, France
  8. 040 Restaurante, Santiago, Chile
  9. Ise Sueyoshi, Nishiazabu, Japan
  10. The Fat Duck, Bray on Thames, UK
  11. 5, Stuttgart, Germany
  12. TRB Hutong, Beijing, China
  13. La Colombe, Constantia, South Africa
  14. L’Enclume, Cartmel, UK
  15. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
  16. Ciel Bleu Restaurant, Amsterdam
  17. Lasarte, Barcelona
  18. Ristorante Lido ’84, Gardone Riviera, Italy
  19. Quintessenza, Trani, Italy
  20. Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890, Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, Italy
  21. The Grove, Auckland Central, New Zealand
  22. i Latina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  23. Uri Buri, Acre, Israel
  24. The French Laundry, Yountville, U.S
  25. Restaurante Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico

 

 Best fine dining restaurants in the UK

  1. The Black Swan at Oldstead
  2. The Fat Duck, Bray on Thames
  3. L’Enclume, Cartmel
  4. Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames
  5. Restaurant Sat Bains with rooms, Nottingham
  6. The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant, West Witton
  7. The Three Chimneys, Colbost
  8. Gravetye Manor Restaurant, West Hoathly
  9. Maison Bleue Restaurant, Bury St. Edmunds
  10. The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross

Best everyday dining restaurants in the UK

  1. Chez Antoinette, London
  2. Poppies Fish and Chips, Camden, London
  3. La Pappardella, London
  4. The Corner House Canterbury Restaurant, Canterbury
  5. The Circus Restaurant, Bath
  6. Sotto Sotto, Bath
  7. Cellar Bistro, St Ives
  8. Taj Tandoori, Cambridge
  9. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, Edinburgh
  10. Dine, Edinburgh

 

A dish at three-Michelin-star Auberge Du Vieux Puits in southern France – rated the best fine-dining restaurant on the planet

A dish at three-Michelin-star Auberge Du Vieux Puits in southern France – rated the best fine-dining restaurant on the planet

A dish at three-Michelin-star Auberge Du Vieux Puits in southern France – rated the best fine-dining restaurant on the planet

The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire, is named the fourth best-rated fine dining restaurant in the world

The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire, is named the fourth best-rated fine dining restaurant in the world

The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire, is named the fourth best-rated fine dining restaurant in the world 

One of the exquisite dishes that has helped The Black Swan at Oldstead win a mountain of plaudits

One of the exquisite dishes that has helped The Black Swan at Oldstead win a mountain of plaudits

One of the exquisite dishes that has helped The Black Swan at Oldstead win a mountain of plaudits

The best major airline in Europe gong goes to Virgin Atlantic.

‘This has been an incredibly tough year for the UK’s hospitality industry, but with doors opening again to hotels and restaurants across the country, now is the right time to celebrate those businesses that have delivered consistently outstanding service and quality over the past year,’ said James Kay, Tripadvisor spokesperson. 

‘With so many winning properties coming from the UK this year, it is testament to the high standards of hospitality we enjoy domestically, and that should give Brits the confidence to venture out and support the industry’s vital recovery.’

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