The humble English guest house has triumphed over its international counterparts to claim five of the world’s top 10 best B&B slots, according to travel giant TripAdvisor.
Bindon Bottom B&B, in West Lulworth, Dorset received the top award, beating competitors in Florida, Prague and Belgium.
The Orchard’s B&B received 929 excellent Trip Advisor reviews, out of a total of 940.
“We are genuinely appreciative to be recognised again in this year’s Travellers’ Choice Awards, and we want to sincerely thank all of our guests for reviewing us so kindly,” commented Lisa and Clive Orchard, who own Bindon Bottom B&B.
British establishments also took four more top 10 slots – taking 3rd (Bridlington’s South Lodge Guest house), 5th (Swallows Rest B&B, Brigstock, Northants), 8th (Thornleigh Guest House, Keswick, Cumbria) and 9th (West by Five Guest House, St Ives, Cornwall) places.
The World’s Top 10 B&Bs
- Bindon Bottom B&B – West Lulworth, Dorset
- The Cedar House Inn – St Augustine, Florida, US
- South Lodge Guest House – Bridlington, East Yorkshire
- The Welsh Hills Inn – Granville, Ohio, US
- Swallows Rest B&B – Brigstock, Northamptonshire
- Arcadia Residence – Prague, Czech Republic
- B&B Mondello Resort – Palermo, Italy
- Thornleigh Guest House – Keswick, Cumbria
- West by Five Guest House – St Ives, Cornwall
- Huis Koning – Bruges, Belgium
Upward trends continue
TripAdvisor spokeswoman Hayley Coleman said the awards, now in their 15th year, are “unlike other hospitality awards. They are based on feedback from actual guests over the past year, which is what makes them so prized within the industry,” she said.
Visit England said: “It is fantastic news that five of England’s B&Bs are rated by travellers in the top 10 globally, including the top spot. This continues the upward trend we’ve seen in recent years demonstrating that our tourism, accommodation and service is not only exceeding customer expectations but up there competing with the world’s very best.”
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Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38721641, 24 January 2017