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Yorkshire B&B at £38-a-night voted best in the world in 2015 TripAdvisor awards

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You really don't have to go far to find a great hotel or nab a travel bargain. The 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards are out, with a £38-a-night Yorkshire B&B (pictured above) and a hotel in Llandudno, Wales topping the list of best places to stay, according to hundreds of glowing reviews on the travel feedback website. 

Tripadvisor looks at all opinion collected on the site over the past year, which amounts to millions of worldwide comment and ratings, to determine its awards based on the greatest 25 destinations for romance, luxury, bargains, all-inclusive resorts and more.

"These awards recognise the finest hotels across the globe, according to those that really matter - the guests themselves," said James Kay of TripAdvisor. "This year is particularly good news for the UK hotel industry, with the UK home to more of the world’s best rated properties than any other country."

Millgate B&B in North Yorkshire

Millgate B&B in North Yorkshire

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Millgate Bed and Breakfast in Masham, north Yorkshire, was ranked the number one best B&B in the world, with visitors heaping praise on its friendly service and gorgeous facilities in a unanimous 355 "excellent" rated reviews. 

"It was as if we were staying with friends. Our hosts could not have been more helpful," wrote one happy guest, of the Grade II-listed historic family home, which boasts Farrow & Ball décor, luxury king-sized beds and all manner of little extras from £38 a night. 

"We’re thrilled to be named the number one B&B in the world," said Sue Burrell, co-owner of Millgate B&B. "The fact that this award stems from our guests’ feedback makes it even more special, because the reviews we’ve received on TripAdvisor have really helped our business thrive."

Overall, the UK is home to ten of world’s top 25 B&Bs ranked by the 2015 TripAdvisor awards; more than any other destination. Beach Cottage B&B in Inverness and Shola Coach House in Northern Island count among those singled out as excellent on the list. 

Lawton Court Hotel in Llandudno

Lawton Court Hotel in Llandudno

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Over in Wales, Lawton Court Hotel in Llandudno was ranked best bargain hotel in the world, and the UK's best small hotel, with 233 reviews waxing lyrical about sea-view rooms that start at £74 a night.

"We could not have asked for more," said one recent traveller. "The owners went above and beyond making sure all our needs were met to ensure we had a great stay. Great location on the seafront with stunning views, rooms were spotless and well equipped and breakfast was superb using all local produce.

"All the staff were friendly and attentive and the owners made us feel nothing was too much trouble."

The same hotel landed second place in the world's Top 10 small hotels category and came fourth in the world for service.

"What a great end to an already fantastic first year as owners of Lawton Court Hotel. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests from the past year for helping us to win this award, it’s the valuable reviews from them that help drive the business," said owners Scott and Hannah Lawton-Jones. 

Also among contenders for the world's best bargain hotel was Jade Hotel in Hue, Vietnam and the Seacoast Inn in Massachusetts. 

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London's Haymarket Hotel

Haymarket Hotel

Meanwhile, Haymarket Hotel in the heart of London's theatre district, came out the winner of top hotels of the UK. The Mr and Mrs Smith property is on the luxury end of the scale when it comes to accommodation, with rooms from £496 a night.

"Loved everything about the hotel," remarked one guest. "Centrally located, lovely relaxed ambiance, tasteful, quirky and unusual decor, excellent service... just couldn't fault anything."

The hotel also came out trumps in world categories, ranking the seventh best hotel in Europe and the 20th best in the world.

Casa Hotel in Chesterfield and Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate were also rated among the UK's top 10 best hotels. 

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

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For those of you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives on the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives - where the average nightly rate is £1,144 - claimed the title of world’s Top hotel for 2015

"Absolute paradise, with ultimate comfort and privacy. The villa attendant is like a ninja. Comes in and out without being seen, yet keeps everything in order," wrote one person, amid a collection of 837 excellent-rated reviews. 

The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace in Budapest and Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Peru were also triumphant in the top hotels of the world section. 

Scroll down for more information and room rates from this year's major TripAdvisor winners. 

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Peru; one of the world's top hotels

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Peru; one of the world's top hotels

World’s Top Hotels (including price information)

Rank

Hotel

Destination

Av. nightly rate on TripAdvisor*

Cheapest month to visit*

1

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

 

Lankanfushi, Maldives

£1,144

September

2

Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

 

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

£284

June

3

Shinta Mani Club Siem Reap

 

Siem Reap, Cambodia

£163

October

4

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

 

Budapest, Hungary

£344

February

5

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

 

Cusco, Peru

£387

February

6

Cocoa Island by COMO

 

Cocoa Island, Maldives

£909

September

7

Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof

 

Tux, Austria

£247

November

8

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

 

Murqquab, Dubai

£1,006

July

9

Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus

 

Gramado, Brazil

£194

March

10

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Urubamba, Peru

£173

February

Hotel Le Place in Jersey; one of the UK's top hotels

Hotel Le Place in Jersey; one of the UK's top hotels

UK’s Top Hotels (including price information)

Rank

Hotel

Town/City

Av. nightly rate on TripAdvisor*

Cheapest month to visit*

1

Haymarket Hotel

 

London

£496

January

2

The Milestone Hotel

 

London

£368

November

3

Rudding Park Hotel

 

Harrogate

£193

December

4

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

 

Oxfordshire

£731

August

5

Casa Hotel

 

Chesterfield

£117

November

6

Corinthia Hotel London

 

London

£467

December

7

The Goring

 

London

£411

March

8

Rosewood London

 

London

£437

January

9

Stratford Limes Hotel

Stratford-upon-Avon

£102

November

10

Hotel La Place

 

Jersey

£149

March

*Based on average nightly hotel rates sourced from several TripAdvisor partners, including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers, for stays during 2015. Prices were sourced on January 16, 2015. Prices converted from US dollars at an exchange rate of £0.66 = $1.

 
Desert Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California; one of the world's best bargain destinations

Desert Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California; one of the world's best bargain destinations

World’s Top 10 B&Bs

  1. Millgate Bed & Breakfast, Masham, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  2. Shola Coach House, Portrush, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  3. Huis Koning, Bruges, Belgium
  4. B&B Mondello Resort, Palermo, Italy
  5. The Welsh Hills Inn, Granville, United States
  6. Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthney, Wales, United Kingdom
  7. Pietramonti Estate & Country House, Pienza, Italy
  8. Chestnut Lane Cottage, Matamata, New Zealand
  9. Beach Cottage B&B, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
  10. Down Yonder Bed and Breakfast, Sligo, Ireland

World’s Top 10 Bargain Hotels

  1. Lawton Court Hotel, Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
  2. SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States
  3. Queens Promenade Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  4. Hotel California, Palm Springs, California, United States
  5. Antigonish Evergreen Inn, Antigonish, Canada
  6. Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
  7. Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California, United States
  8. Clark's Sunny Isle Motel, Summerside, Canada
  9. Hich Hotel Konya, Konya, Turkey
  10. Jade Hotel, Hue, Vietnam

UK’s 10 Best B&Bs

  1. Millgate Bed & Breakfast, Masham, North Yorkshire
  2. Shola Coach House, Portrush, Northern Ireland
  3. Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthney, Wales
  4. Beach Cottage B&B, Inverness, Scotland
  5. Edgar House, Chester, Cheshire
  6. Suenos Guest House, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  7. South Lodge Guest House, Bridlington, Yorkshire
  8. Drinkstone Park Bed and Breakfast & Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
  9. Hawkins of Bath, Bath, Somerset
  10. The Kenley, Blackpool, Lancashire

UK’s Best Small Hotels

  1. Lawton Court Hotel, Llandudno, Wales
  2. The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe, Devon
  3. Elm Tree Hotel, Llandudno, Wales
  4. The Clarence Hotel, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  5. The Tide House, St Ives, Cornwall
  6. Atholl Villa, Pitlochry, Scotland
  7. La Haule Manor, St. Aubin, Jersey
  8. The Clontarf Hotel, Llandudno, Wales
  9. Milverton House, Llandudno, Wales
  10. Hotel 41, London

Words: Anna Brech

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