Basil Fawlty and his English Riviera hotel was a source of much laughter for many years, but ‘The 25 Boutique’ B&B in Torquay has called time on the joke, as it’s announced The Best B&B in the World by TripAdvisor in its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.
The truth is, ‘The 25 Boutique’ B&B is one of a number of English Riviera B&Bs that are changing the way people see the hospitality industry in the English Riviera.
The 25 Boutique B&B opened in 2017 and boasts just 6 rooms, all stylishly decorated, and yours for a night for just £125.
The B&B has an unblemished 5* record on Trip Advisor and has received rave reviews from guests for their homemade yoghurts, biscuits and cakes, Elemis toiletries and unique features in some of the rooms such as a slipper bath and mood lighting.
Owners Andy and Julian Banner-Price cut their teeth running a country house hotel in Wales for seven years before opening ‘The 25 Boutique’ B&B in 2017 after extensive renovation work.
Since opening, they’ve notched up awards including Gold for the ‘Best B&B in Devon’, 2017 and Silver for the ‘Best B&B in England’, 2018. Last year, they were voted the 9th Best B&B in the world before going on to take the number one spot this year.
We featured another of these new style B&Bs popping up in the English Riviera that are redefining B&B vacations, Blenheim House, back in June of last year.
The Other 9 B&BS around the world that have made the TripAdvisor list are:
- Jail Hill Inn, Galena, Illinois, USA
- Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, UK
- The Grange Bed and Breakfast, Fylingthorpe, UK
- Swallows Rest Bed & Breakfast, Brigstock, UK
- The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
- Hillstone Lodge, Colbost, UK
- B&B Mondello Design, Sicily, Italy
- Creevagh Heights, Carrowmore-Lacken, Ireland
- Casa Da Praia, Candolim, Goa, India
There are also a number of other categories in the awards, with UK properties coming up top.
If you’re interested in owning a B&B and need some help to find the right finance to make your plans a reality, call Stewart Hindley on 01488 393044. Specialists in hospitality finance, our teams will set you on the right track to finding and securing the right B&B finance for your business.