The best hotel in the UK has been named and it will surprise you

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Photo credit: The Resident Covent Garden
Photo credit: The Resident Covent Garden

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its much-anticipated Travellers’ Choice 'Best of the Best' Hotel Awards for the 20th year and the results will surprise you.

For Britain's best hotel, it wasn't the likes of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, The Savoy, Cliveden or any of the best-known hotels for five-star luxury and service, but an unassuming four-star hotel in London's Covent Garden.

The Resident Covent Garden is the "hidden gem" hotel that has been crowned the best in the UK for 2022, taking the prestigious top spot from the boutique Hari in London's Knightsbridge.

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Up from fourth place last year, it's easy to see why The Resident Covent Garden topped the list. Recent reviews on TripAdvisor are brimming with praise for this eminently stylish hotel. In fact, out of 1,027 guest reviews, a whopping 973 guests have given it the top 'Excellent' rating.

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TripAdvisor's annual awards are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings posted on the travel website over a 12-month period, with results based on the opinions of thousands of real traveller experiences.

The positive reviews for The Resident Covent Garden frequently mention the prime central London location of the hotel. Also popular are the Nespresso coffee machines in the bedrooms and the friendly, knowledgeable reception team - a feature at all of The Resident hotels, including nearby sister hotel, The Resident Soho, where you can get 15 per cent off stays this month with our exclusive offer.

Photo credit: The Resident Covent Garden
Photo credit: The Resident Covent Garden

"The staff were some of the most friendly and professional I have ever encountered," wrote one happy guest. "The location is excellent - within walking distance of nearly all the major attractions," said another. Another reviewer described The Resident Covent Garden as a "hidden gem in the heart of London".

The hotel is located just off the iconic Strand, the ideal position for those wanting to discover this enthralling neighbourhood's shopping, theatres and restaurants.

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It's not the only surprising winner in the Travellers' Choice Awards, either. A B&B in North Yorkshire beat off competition from around the world to be named the best on the planet.

Toulson Court in Scarborough is run by couple Angela and James, and located close to the seaside town’s Peasholm Park and a short walk from Scarborough Beach.

Other highlights from the Tripadvisor 2022 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards

The best hotel in the world: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica

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The best luxury hotel in the world: Ikos Aria, Kos, Greece

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The best luxury hotel in the UK: Cedar Manor, Cumbria

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The best out-of-the-ordinary hotel: Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

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