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Three NI hotels named best places to stay in Tripadvisor awards

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The Bishop’s Gate Hotel in Londonderry is a new entry to the Best of the Best category and has been listed as No. 19 in the prestigious Top Hotels in the UK, behind the likes of The Resident in Covent Garden and The Chesterfield in Mayfair.

In 2020, the same hotel appeared in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards ranking sixth in the Top 25 Hotels – United Kingdom and Channel Islands’ category.

Nestled within the walled city, reviewers rave about its prime location for exploring local shops, bars, and historical sites on foot.

Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry

Northern Ireland also comes out among the top in the Small and Boutique Hotels category in this year’s awards, with The Harrison, Belfast named No.16 in the UK followed by Ardtara Country House, Upperlands, Maghera, at No.19.

In 2022, the bohemian Harrison Chambers of Distinction on the Malone Road took fourth place on The National Geographic’s “ultimate hotel guide to Belfast” which listed ten of the best places to stay in the city.

Proprietor of the business, Melanie Harrison, said that it’s a “lovely surprise” to be listed as one of the top places to stay in the city.

“When we opened in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic, and the middle of so much uncertainty, I suppose we didn’t know which way things were going to go, but it’s been a great journey so far and a lovely surprise to be listed in the awards,” she told Belfast Telegraph.

“I wanted to showcase Belfast and Northern Ireland through our hotel with some of the people our rooms are named after – Ruby Murray, CS Lewis, Sir Hans Sloane and even Van Morrison to name a few.

“These people are internationally renowned for our little place, and this is what my passion is,” she added.

“We at Harrisons Chambers of Distinction are just a little bit different and it’s paid off because I think people enjoy the authenticity of our place.”

Analysing 12-months of review data for over 1.6 million hotels listed on the site, winners span nine categories from the definitive Top Hotels through to All-Inclusive, B&Bs and Inns, Family-Friendly, Luxury, Small and Boutique.

This year sees the launch of three new subcategories in the awards; Pet-Friendly, Sustainable and Wellness.

The No. 1 Top Hotel in the World for 2024 is Brazil’s Hotel Colline de France, a boutique hotel renowned for its personalised service and French elegance in the middle of the mountain town of Gramado.

For three consecutive years, the 34-suite Hotel Colline de France has been ranked in the top five, boasting more than 4,000 5-star bubble reviews.

Tranquil Welsh boutique hotel, Grove of Narberth nestled in the rolling Pembrokeshire hills, is named 13th in the world’s best Small & Boutique list, as well as second in the UK and third in Europe.

When it comes to world-class hospitality, the UK shines in the Best B&Bs and Inns category, with four UK winners making the top 10 global list.

The Toulson Court in Scarborough comes in at No. 2 for 2024, knocked off the top spot it retained for an impressive three years running by Voile Bleue, Mauritius. Highcliffe House on the Exmoor coast in Devon comes in at No. 6, followed by Gloucester House in Weymouth, at No. 8. New entry for this year, The Berburry Hotel, Torquay, secured the 10th world spot.

British Small and Boutique hotels are also top choice among global travellers, with the unique former Northern Lighthouse Board ship turned hotel, Fingal, Edinburgh, named No. 11 in the world, taking first and second place in the UK and Europe lists, respectively.

The five-star stay also secured itself a spot in the best Luxury Hotels list, at No. 1 in the UK and No. 13 in Europe.

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.”

News Catch Up: Tuesday 23rd April 2024

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