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Britain’s best hotel according to TripAdvisor named a ‘little gem’ in UK city


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THE UK’s best hotel in the UK has been revealed – and people have called it a “hidden gem” despite just 57 rooms inside.

The hotel was named the best in the 2024 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotels Awards.


A UK hotel with just 57 rooms has been named the best in the countryCredit: Instagram/resident.hotels
The Resident is in London's Covent Garden


The Resident is in London’s Covent GardenCredit: The Resident
Each room has it's own mini kitchen


Each room has it’s own mini kitchenCredit: The Resident

The study analysed 12 months of reviews across 1.6million hotels on the TripAdvisor hotels, with a number of categories.

This includes best all-inclusive, B&Bs, luxury resorts and boutique hotels.

Dan Mitchell, Vice President & General Manager Hotels, TripAdvisor, said: “Our Best of the Best Hotels are marvels, acclaimed by thousands of travellers for their remarkable service, stunning design, and wealth of amenities that redefine what it means to have an exceptional hotel experience.

“According to our TripAdvisor reviewers, each of the world’s best hotels caters to the traveller looking for accessible luxury and unique, tailored experiences.”

The best hotel in the UK was revealed as The Resident in Covent Garden, London.

Inside are just 57 rooms, each with a miniature kitchen that has a Nespresso machine and Brita filter taps.

They range from a standard double room to the fancier Junior Suite that sleeps up to three people.

While there is no on-site restaurant, there is a 24-hour front desk to help during the stay.

Guests can request in-room groceries as well as order room service from the Drinks & Snacks menu although you can even order from online food delivery apps which can be delivered to the room.

And being in Covent Garden, there are lots of restaurants nearby to choose from including Pizza Hut, Bella Italia and Five Guys.

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Previous guests have raved about the hotel, with more than 1,700 reviews, with nearly all of them five stars.

Most people said both the location and the service were the highlight, with plans to stay again.

One said: “This little gem is in the middle of a small street but don’t let that fool you.

“The service is top notch, the rooms are immaculately kept and the appliances are up to date.”

A second called it a ” a little haven in the middle of London“.

Another simply wrote: “Definitely the best London hotel.”

The top hotels in Britain according to TripAdvisor

  1. The Resident Covent Garden, London
  2. Aviator Hampsire, Hampshire
  3. The Chesterfield Mayfair, London
  4. Hotel 41, London
  5. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, Oxfordshire
  6. Greenhills Country House Hotel, Jersey
  7. St Ermin’s Hotel, Autograph Collection, London
  8. Brown’s Hotel, London
  9. The Milestone Hotel and Residences, London
  10. The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London

Discounts include 20 per cent off if you stay for three nights or more, as well as 15 per cent of if you join The Resident member scheme.

Rooms start from £269 on the website.

The Resident also has other hotels in London including Kensington, the first to open in 2006, Soho and Victoria, as well as one in Liverpool.

And their sixth hotel, with 164 rooms, is to open in Edinburgh this summer.

The TripAdvisor Best of the Best Hotel Awards also revealed the top hotels in the world, with the number one going to Hotel Colline de France in Brazil.

None in the UK made the top 10, with the majority across Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam and the Maldives.

And the best B&Bs in the world included The Toulson Court in the UK, which came in second place, as well as Highcliffe House and Gloucester House, coming in 6th and 8th respectively.

We’ve rounded up the best hotels to visit in 2024.

And here’s what it’s like to stay at one of the best hotels in the UK.

Ranging from doubles to suites, prices start from £269


Ranging from doubles to suites, prices start from £269Credit: The Resident

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