Dorset B&B voted best in the world in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

February 3, 2014

Bindon Bottom in West Lulworth tops the world’s best list which includes 14 other British B&Bs

British B&Bs were once derided as naff and fussy but proof that the fusty image has been well and truly consigned to history comes today with the annnouncement that an £85-a-night guest house in Dorset has been named the best B&B in the world. Bindon Bottom, a five-room bed and breakfast in the village of Lulworth, five minutes’ walk from Lulworth Cove, took the top spot in Tripadvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, ahead of guest houses in some of the world’s most service-oriented destinations, including California and Thailand.

Bindon Bottom B&B was one of 14 other British B&Bs that made it into the World’s Top 25 B&Bs, with the All Seasons Guest House in Filey, North Yorkshire taking second place, one of three North Yorkshire properties in the top 10. Bindon Bottom, just behind Bindon Hill (hence the name) was renovated by owners Clive and Lisa Orchard in 2010, and looks out across fields to Hambury Tout – a pudding-basin Purbeck hill which takes you up and over to the rock arch of Durdle Door, one of Dorset’s natural wonders

In total Tripadvisor announced winners in seven hospitality categories including World’s Top 10 Bargain Hotels, which saw Castlewood House, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland take first place, pipping Palm Spring’s Desert Riviera Hotel in California to the post. Devon was revealed as the UK’s biggest winning county after Greater London, with 11 hotels making it into five of the seven categories. The award for the top hotel in the UK went to the five-star Milestone Hotel in Kensington, London.

In the UK categories, London scooped the most awards, but outside the capital it was smaller seaside towns that did well, with Torquay, St Ives and Blackpool all landing more awards than the other big towns and cities.

However, in the world rankings, while British B&Bs won over guests with their idiosyncractic charm, not a single UK hotel made it into the top-10 list. The coveted award of the world’s top hotel went to the Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina, Switzerland.

More than 700,000 hotels were assessed for the awards, which are based on the quality of user reviews over the past 12 months.

For the complete list of 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels winners, go to tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice

Top 10 Hotels in the World

1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
8. The St Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita, Mexico
9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, India
10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Canada

World’s top 10 B&Bs

1. Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, Dorset, UK
2. All Seasons Guest House Filey, North Yorkshire, UK
3. Historic Oak Hill Inn, Natchez, Mississippi, US
4. Saxon Villa, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, UK
5. Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast, Thalang District, Thailand
6. Linnett Hill, Keswick, Cumbria, UK
7. Riad Alnadine, Marrakech, Morocco
8. Dumfries House Lodge, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, UK
9. Millgate Bed & Breakfast, Masham, North Yorkshire, UK
10. Arbor Guest House, Napa, California, US

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Will Coldwell

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