TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Awards for the best hotels of 2013. This is the 11th year that the company has had these awards, identifying the properties that stand out the most in the world among the categories: Top Hotels, Best in Luxury, Best Bargain, Best Small Hotels, Best in Service and Best B&Bs and Inns. In its biggest awards ever, 6,000 hotels from 82 countries and nine regions have been named this year.
Among the Best in Luxury, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (US) was number 1 in the world. No UK properties made the top 25 for the world, but the top five for the country were: Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham; Apsley House Hotel in Bath; The Milestone Hotel in London; Hotel 41 in London; and The Chester Residence in Edinburgh. In the Best Bargain category, SeaCoast Inn in Hyannis, Massachusetts (US) was named number 1 in the world. Two UK properties made it into the top 25: Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno at 6 and The Caribbean in Doncaster at 8. The rest of the top five hotels in the UK for a bargain are: Grimscote Manor Hotel in Coleshill; Cragwood Country House Hotel in Windermere; and Castlebank Hotel in Conwy.
For Best Small Hotels, the Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli, Greece was named number 1. UK properties to make the top 25 in the world for this category are: The Chester Residence in Edinburgh at 11 and Boskerris Hotel in St Ives at 24. Other top five small hotels for the UK are: Ardeonaig Hotel in Ardeonaig; Can-y-Bae in Llandudno; and Hotel 41 in London. For Best Service, the Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno, UK was named the number 1 property in the world. No other UK hotels made it into the world top 25, but the other top five for the UK in this category are: Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant in Looe; Hotel 41 in London; The Milestone Hotel in London; and The Old Rectory Hotel in Martinhoe.
In the Best B&Bs and Inns category, the Casa Portagioia in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy is number 1 in the world. However, this category is a strong one for properties in the UK, as the top eight in the country also made it into the world’s top 25. These include: Athole Guest House in Bath at 2; No1 in St Ives at 3; All Seasons Guest House Filey, B&B in Filey at 6; St Michael’s Guest House in Scarborough at 7; The Oast in Wittersham at 14; Byfield House in Painswick at 19; The Old Manse in Invermoriston at 21; and The Edenfield Guest House in Blackpool at 24.
Now all that’s left are the Top Hotels overall for the UK and World. The UK’s Rudding Park in Harrogate made the world list at number 4, and The Milestone Hotel in London made it to 24. Check out the list of top 10 best properties overall for the UK and World below:
Top 10 in UK
- 1. Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate
- 2. The Milestone Hotel in London
- 3. Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham
- 4. Casa Hotel in Chesterfield
- 5. Corinthia Hotel London in London
- 6. 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences in London
- 7. Swinton Park in Masham
- 8. Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton on Sea
- 9. The Green Park Hotel in Pitlochry
- 10. Staybridge Suites London-Stratford City in London
Top 10 in the World
- 1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
- 2. Cape Grace in Cape Town Central, South Africa
- 3. Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso in Cascais, Portugal
- 4. Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, United Kingdom
- 5. The Upper House in Hong Kong, China
- 6. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita in Beau Champ
- 7. The Samaya Bali in Seminyak, Indonesia
- 8. Baros Maldives in North Male Atoll
- 9. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Turkey
- 10. Aria Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic