Devon’s hotels have excelled in the latest international TripAdvisor Awards, confirming their world-class status.
Our hotels were the most successful of any UK county after Greater London, with eleven securing awards – more than New York and Rome combined. The Trip Advisor awards are highly-prized in the hospitality world because they’re based on the reviews and opinions of thousands of TripAdvisor travellers, rather than a small panel of judges.
Devon hotels that made the top spots include: The Old Rectory Hotel in Martinhoe, North Devon; The Elmdene in Torquay; Shelley’s in Lynmouth; and Gidleigh Park, near Chagford; Cary Court Hotel, Torquay; Abbeyfield Hotel, Torquay; Haytor Hotel, Torquay; Ascot House Hotel, Torquay; Sinai House, Lynton; and Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel, Exmoor;
Now in their 12th year, the Trip Advisor awards honour the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of top hotels, bargain, B&Bs and inns, family, luxury, romance, and small hotels. Torquay businesses did particularly well, landing more awards than anywhere else outside the capital.
Trip Advisor’s James Kay noted Devon’s outstanding performance in this year’s awards. ‘To see hotels in Devon outperforming those in global tourist hotspots like New York and Rome demonstrates just how well the hotel industry here is performing,’ he said.
Visit Devon chair Carolyn Custerson also congratulated Devon’s businesses on their outstanding achievements. ‘Obviously we’re thrilled – but not entirely surprised – to find that Devon hotels have outperformed New York and Rome on Trip Advisor. Devon hotels offer outstanding quality service – and value for money. Travel-wise they’re also much more accessible and environmentally friendly to visit than going abroad. On behalf of Visit Devon and all our partners, we’re proud and delighted to be recognised in this way, by the people who really count – our visitors.’