Blackpool hotels top the league table of the world’s leading hotel price comparison site.
Hotel search website trivago.co.uk have revealed the results of their Top Hotel Awards, using online user ratings in order to recognise the best rated hotels, both regionally and nationally.
The Arthington Guest House in Blackpool has been awarded first place as the top rated hotel in the North West, followed closely in second place by The Redstone, also in Blackpool.
With a rating of 96.38, the esteemed Arthington Guest House in Blackpool is the best-rated hotel in the North West and rated third in the whole of the UK.
Second place (and 12th in the UK) goes to The Redstone, also in Blackpool, with a rating of 95.69.
Out of the top 20 hotels in the North West, six are located in Blackpool, with three in the top ten.
Blackpool doesn’t only top the top rated, but also the best value for money. The cheapest amongst North West results is The Craimar in Blackpool (ranked 6th), with an average room rate of £54 per night. This is closely followed by Gabrielle’s (ranked 19th, £56 per night) and The Arthington Guest House (ranked 1st, £57 per night), both also in Blackpool.
In total, an impressive three of the ten hotels in the top 20 for the North West that also feature in the top 50 hotels in the UK are from Blackpool.
The top five hotels are B&Bs, which is a good representation of top-rated accommodation in the North West, making B&Bs the best-rated type of accommodation in the region.
Steve and Elaine Fazakerley, owners of The Arthington Guest House said: “We have owned The Arthington Guest House on St Chads Road in Blackpool since 2006 and have sunk our heart and soul into it. It has not been easy and we have had a lot of setbacks. But we enjoy what we do and hope that comes across to our guests. It is great to be recognised not just for us but for the Blackpool Guest house community. Many thanks to all our guests for their support and to trivago for this award.”
With over 190 million ratings gathered from over 30 websites worldwide, trivago have created a comprehensive, fair and reliable index of hotel ratings: the trivago Rating Index (tRI). They use an algorithm to aggregate the ratings, which provides a dependable and impartial score, whether a hotel has 400 reviews or 4,000.
Based on a tried-and-true mathematical approach, the index is unbiased, clear and transparent. With daily updates, it is perhaps the most up-to-date rating index for hotels available. For the trivago Top Hotel Awards, hotels with availability and at least 400 reviews were considered.
Travellers Choice Awards – Jan 15
A range of accredited Blackpool hotels have been honoured as part of the 2015 Travellers Choice Awards.
The Doric on Queen’s Promenade, the Premier Inn on Yeadon Way, the Big Blue Hotel at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Clifton Court Hotel on Clifton Drive have all been highly ranked in the family category in the list compiled by Trip Advisor.
The Doric is described as “fabulous” while the Premier Inn is described as “very good value for money while The Big Blue Hotel is said to be “marvellous” and one customer said The Clifton Court Hotel was “a little gem”.
The Kenley and Cherry Tree House Hotel, meanwhile, were rated in the top 25 B&Bs.
Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “This is fantastic news for Blackpool as the UK’s most popular family resort.
“We are the only British seaside resort with multiple hotels in this category and that is a great credit to the hotels concerned.
“There was a significant increase in the number of overnight stays in Blackpool last year thanks to the huge improvements which have been made to our attractions, our Promenade and our tourism offer in general and we are determined to continue that improvement.
“As our campaign says, Blackpool’s Back, and I would encourage people to come and see that for themselves.”
For more information on the Travellers Choice Awards 2015, visit www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice
Blackpool Promenade near the Imperial Hotel
Blackpool North Shore hotels