Tripadvisor has announced its Travellers’ Choice 2022 Best of the Best Hotels, revealing the top places to stay across the UK and around the world.
The world’s largest travel site unveiled its favorite hotels in 11 different categories, including three that are brand new to the award.
The UK has topped the list with the world’s No. 1 B&B – and also boasts five of the top 25 B&Bs in the world.
Let’s take a look at how the awards are completed and which are the best hotels in the UK and around the world.
What is the Tripadvisor Best Hotel Award?
The 2022 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards are based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings posted to the site by travelers over a 12-month period between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
There are 11 categories in total: Top Hotels, Best B&B, Most Romantic Hotels, Best All-Inclusive, Best Small Stays, Hottest New Hotels, Out of the Ordinary, Best Hotels on the Water, Best Mountain Lodges, Best Luxury Hotels and The Best family-friendly hotels.
The three new categories this year are: Out of the Ordinary, Hotels on the Water and Mountain Lodges & Resorts.
Commenting on the awards, Kanika Soni, Tripadvisor’s Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We know that travel is not a one-size-fits-all approach, so no matter what kind of trip you’re planning, the Travellers’ Choice Awards are the right place for you.” to plan.
“The 2022 winners span six continents and 90 countries, from cave hotels to overwater bungalows to castles and even family-owned B&Bs.”
Which British hotels are the best in the world?
For the second year running, Scarborough B&B Toulson Court has been voted number one in the world.
The B&B has over 1,700 “excellent” reviews on Tripadvisor and is a short walk from Scarborough Beach.
Described by a recent reviewer as ‘a little gem’, Toulson Court is one of two UK bed and breakfasts to make the top five B&Bs in the world.
It is run by husband and wife team Angela and James Rusden.
Fifth place goes to previous multiple winner, The 25 Boutique B&B, in Torquay, Devon.
Coombe House in Bourton-on-the-water, The Elmdene and The Somerville, both in Torquay, have now also made the top 25 best B&Bs in the world.
The Haytor Hotel in Torquay was also ranked 18th in the world for the most romantic hotel in the world – and ranked 7th in Europe and top in the UK.
In the Small Stays category, Ivybank Lodge in Blairgowrie, Scotland was ranked 11th in the world, 3rd in Europe and best in the UK.
Hotel Perth and Kinross is also in the luxury hotels category, ranking 13th in Europe and second in the UK.
The Trelawney Hotel in Torquay is ranked 20th in the Small Stays list in the world, 8th in Europe and 2nd in the UK.
What are the best hotels, B&Bs and small stays in the UK?
Tripadvisor best hotel overall in the UK
Resident Covent Garden – London
Location: 51 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HA England
Number of “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews: 973
A guest left this review on Tripadvisor after their stay: “Our stay at The Resident was fantastic, the hotel is superbly located and the staff were some of the friendliest and most professional I have encountered. Thank you all for a memorable stay stay in Covent Garden.”
Tripadvisor best little stay in the UK
Ivybank Lodge – Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross
Location: Boat Brae Rattray, Blairgowrie PH10 7BH Scotland
Number of “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews: 328
A guest left this review on Tripadvisor after their stay: “We stayed here for one night and were so impressed with the decor, dinner, breakfast and the comfort of the room that we will definitely be back. The hosts were so friendly and helpful too. We recommend!”
Tripadvisor best B&B in the UK and the world
The Court of Toulson – Scarborough, Yorkshire
Location: 100 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QZ England
Number of “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews: 1734
A guest left this review on Tripadvisor after their stay: “We discovered this gem many years ago and have stayed here every time we have returned to Scarborough. There is always a warm welcome from the owners Angela and James amazing story of 5 star reviews and voted best B&B in the world last year. It’s easy to see why…”
Tripadvisor best luxury hotel in the UK
Cedar Manor – Windermere, Cumbria
Location: Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1AX England
Number of “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews: 1337
A guest left this review on Tripadvisor after their stay: “We started our visit with a cream tea, the best we’ve ever had. The owners and staff are excellent. The garden is beautiful and the room was lovely. The whole experience was wonderful with very good breakfast and a good choice of different types of breakfast.”
What is the most romantic hotel in Britain?
Haytor Hotel – Torquay, Devon
Location: Meadfoot Road, Torquay TQ1 2JP England
Number of “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews: 1182
A guest left this review on Tripadvisor after their stay: “This hotel is brilliant. It is literally less than 5 minutes walk to the harbour, bars and restaurants. It has ample parking and a lovely terrace and garden – perfect for early morning evening drinks or afternoon refreshments.”
What is the best hotel in the world?
Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica has been rated the best hotel in the world.
It’s a hilltop jungle resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean – one guest commented after a visit that they had an “amazing stay in paradise”.
Second place in the global Top Hotels category goes to Hotel Colline de France in Brazil, while Ikos Aria on the Greek island of Kefalos (a hotel that performs well in several categories) takes third place.
Also ranking high are Turkey’s Romance Istanbul Hotel (fourth) and The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland (fifth).
Awards were also presented to the Mark Hotel in New York, which was named the best hotel in the United States
Meanwhile, Mount Lofty House Adelaide Hills on the outskirts of Adelaide has been unmasked as Australia’s top hotel.
Which is the most romantic hotel in the world?
Brazil’s Hotel Valle D’Incanto was named the most romantic hotel in the world, followed by Costa Rica’s Rancho Pacifico and Australia’s The Falls Montville in third place.
Portugal’s Quinta Jardins do Lago finished fourth and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba in the Caribbean finished fifth.
What are the best new hotels in 2022?
Indonesia’s Adiwana Suweta Hotel has been named the world’s best new hotel for 2022.
Located in the trendy, culture-rich town of Ubud, Bali, it overlooks a lush green jungle and overlooks tropical trees.
Tripadvisor calls it “an idyllic piece of paradise”.
The Brazilian Hotel Carrocao finished second, while the Demo Hotel Design Emotion in Rimini, Italy, took third place.
The Best Global All Inclusive Resorts?
In the All-Inclusive Resorts category, Ikos Aria took first place with over 1,300 “excellent” reviews and a recent guest rating of “outstanding”.
It is followed by Coco Plum Island Resort in Belize in second place and Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania, Australia in third place.
Maldivian resort Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa took fourth place.
Which hotels won the new categories?
The first new category “Out of the Ordinary Hotels” shows the unique places that “certainly inspire”.
The hotel that secured the top spot was the Kayakapi Premium Caves in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Another new category is “Mountain Lodges & Resorts,” which summarizes “the perfect places to get away in the mountains.”
Overall winners in this category were Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica.
And the final new category is Hotels on the Water, which ranks hotels that are “all about the water view.”
After taking first place in other categories, Ikos Aria took the top prize again.