TripAdvisor reveals its top hotels and B&Bs for 2019

A B&B in Torquay is the best in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards.

The 25 Boutique in Devon was given the number one spot, while four more of those in the top 10 were also based in the UK: Bindon Bottom B&B in West Lulworth, Dorset (3rd); The Grange Bed and Breakfast in Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire (4th); Swallows Rest Bed & Breakfast in Brigstock, Northamptonshire (5th); and Hillstone Lodge in Colbost on the Isle of Skye (7th).

Andy and Julian Banner-Price, owners of The 25 Boutique, said, “We were absolutely thrilled to hear that The 25 has been named as the best B&B in the world.

“We love creating special and memorable experiences for our guests and receiving their excellent reviews makes our hard work truly rewarding.”

The awards highlight the top properties worldwide across nine categories: top hotels, bargains, B&Bs and inns, best service, luxury, romance, family, all-inclusive and small hotels.

They take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions specific to each award category.

The world’s top hotel was won by Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica, followed by Hotel Belvedere in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, with Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, coming in third.

“The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value,” says TripAdvisor.

“The B&B has long held its status as a British institution so it’s great to see the UK recognised worldwide for doing the B&B best,” said Hayley Coleman, TripAdvisor spokesperson.

The UK’s best small hotel was awarded to Tavistock House Hotel in Tavistock, also crowned seventh worldwide.

Meanwhile the Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno, Wales, won a slew of accolades: number one in the UK bargain and romance categories, and the third best bargain hotel in the world.

For the third year running, the title of the UK’s top hotel went to London’s Hotel 41, located opposite Buckingham Palace.

World’s top 10 hotels

  1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

  2. Hotel Belvedere, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

  3. Viroth’s Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  4. Kenting Amanda Hotel, Pingtung, Taiwan

  5. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof, Alps, Austria

  6. French Quarter Inn, South Carolina, USA

  7. The Resort at Pedregal, Baja California, Mexico

  8. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru

  9. Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

  10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam

World’s top 10 B&Bs

  1. The 25 Boutique B&B, Devon, UK

  2. Jail Hill Inn, Illinois, USA

  3. Bindon Bottom B&B, Dorset, UK

  4. The Grange Bed and Breakfast, North Yorkshire, UK

  5. Swallows Rest Bed & Breakfast, Northampton, UK

  6. The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast, Pennsylvania, USA

  7. Hillstone Lodge, Isle of Skye, UK

  8. B&B Mondello Design, Sicily, Italy

  9. Creevagh Heights, Western Ireland, Ireland

  10. Casa Da Praia, Goa, India

World’s top 10 small hotels

  1. Anastasis Apartments, South Aegean, Greece

  2. The Diplomat Boutique Hotel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

  3. Kokkini Porta Rossa, South Aegean, Greece

  4. Lani’s Suites Deluxe, Canary Islands, Spain

  5. Riad le Clos des Arts, Marrakech, Morocco

  6. Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, Western Cape, South Africa

  7. Tavistock House Hotel, Devon, UK

  8. La Fortuna at Atitlan, Western Highlands, Guatemala

  9. Riad Kaiss, Marrakech, Morocco

  10. Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize Cayes, Belize

World’s top 10 hotels for romance

  1. Lani’s Suites Deluxe, Canary Islands, Spain

  2. Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize Cayes, Belize

  3. Anastasis Apartments, South Aegean, Greece

  4. H2O Suites Hotel, Florida, USA

  5. The Kayon Resort, Bali, Indonesia

  6. Maison Souquet, Paris, France

  7. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, Western Cape, South Africa

  8. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, Aruba, Caribbean

  9. Nayara Springs, Alajuela, Costa Rica

  10. La Maison d’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France

World’s top 10 luxury hotels

  1. Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

  2. Riad Kheirredine, Marrakech, Morocco

  3. Hotel Villa Lara, Normandy, France

  4. Rosewood Mayakoba, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

  5. Hotel 41, London, UK

  6. Baros Maldives, Baros Island, Maldives

  7. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India

  8. Porto Sani, Sani, Greece

  9. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China

  10. La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

World’s top 10 family hotels

  1. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, Kemer, Turkey

  2. Premier Village Danang Resort, Da Nang, Vietnam

  3. Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy

  4. Santa Clara Eco Resort, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  5. Otium Hotel Life, Goynuk, Turkey

  6. Tulemar Resort, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

  7. Sani Club, Sani, Greece

  8. HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

  9. Astoria Palawan, Mimaropa, Philippines

  10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort, California, USA

World’s top 10 hotels for service

  1. Holiday Emerald Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

  2. Lani’s Suites Deluxe, Canary Islands, Spain

  3. Pax Guest House, Munster, Ireland

  4. Golden Temple Residence, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  5. Hotel Residence Agnes, Prague, Czech Republic

  6. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

  7. Achtis Hotel, Afitos, Greece

  8. Kayakapi Premium Caves, Cappadocia, Turkey

  9. Aydinli Cave Hotel, Cappadocia, Turkey

  10. Hotel David, Florence, Italy

World’s top 10 bargain hotels

  1. Hotel Lurdeia, Basque, Spain

  2. Pax Guest House, Munster, Ireland

  3. The Elm Tree, Llandudno, UK

  4. Doonmore Hotel, Inishbofin, Ireland

  5. Riverside Oasis Villa, Hoi An, Vietnam

  6. The Trails Inn, Arkansas, USA

  7. Hotel Villa Sirena, Campania, Italy

  8. Popular Residence Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  9. The Escape Inn, Massachussetts, USA

  10. Dar Hafsa, Fes, Morocco

World’s top 10 all-inclusive hotels

  1. Ikos Oceania, Nea Moudania, Greece

  2. Ikos Olivia, Gerakini, Greece

  3. LUX* Belle Mare, Belle Mare, Mauritius

  4. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

  5. Tamassa Resort, Bel Ombre, Mauritius

  6. Grand Velas Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico

  7. Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, Cancun, Mexico

  8. Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, Nabq Bay, Egypt

  9. All Inclusive VilaVip Hotel Fazenda, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  10. Voyage Bodrum, Bodrum, Turkey