The awards, now in their second year, recognise the best UK hotels in a number of categories as decided by customer reviews on the booking website.
De Vere Venues’ Orchard Hotel in Nottingham, which opened in 2012, triumphed against tough competition in the Best Large UK Hotel category and came a close second to the Aston Hotel in Sheffield in the Best Business Hotel category. The venue was particularly praised for its fast Wi-Fi speed, stylish TV lounge and upgraded executive rooms.
General manager Lasse Hogberg said: “Not only is it an absolute honour to receive recognition from both business and leisure travellers alike, but to know that this is a guest voted award means so much to the De Vere Venues team.
“This is a fantastic way to start the year and we look forward to welcoming new and existing guests to The Orchard during 2014.’’
Thousands of UK hotels were invited to nominate themselves in a number of categories from boutique or countryside hotel to romantic or pet-friendly. The hotel booking specialist then identified the winning hotels for the year by sifting through the database of genuine reviews left over the past year.
Award-winners were selected based on the most positive reviews across a number of metrics including service, cleanliness, location and general guest experience.
Lynda Matthews, head of marketing at LateRooms.com, said: “We know that all of our customers are each looking for something a bit different, and we’ve scoured our guest reviews to find just that.
“We were delighted with the success of last year’s Simply the Guest Awards and we hope that this year’s winners will continue to inspire some amazing short breaks for 2014 as well as showcasing our top-rated hotels.”
LateRooms.com Simply the Guest award-winners
Large Hotel - De Vere Venues Orhard Hotel, Nottingham
Small Hotel - Ashburton House
Business - Aston Hotel Sheffield
Boutique - G Boutique
Countryside - Crich Lane Farm
Family-friendly - Skene House
Pet-friendly - The Huntsman Inn
Romantic - Wheatley Arms
Luxury - The Lord Roseberry
Spa - Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa Station Rise
B&B - The Forge Whitby
Apartments - Skene House Holborn
Most-improved - Hilton Royal Parade
Hostels - YHA Ambleside
City Centre - The Groves York
Airport - Hampton By Hilton Liverpool
Activity - The Mill at Conder Green Lancaster
Beach - The Cunard Guest House Weymouth
Historic - Kegworth House Derbyshire
Customer Service - The Z Hotel Liverpool
For full details on the top ten hotels in each category - check out the LateRooms.com website.
For more on review websites, our Special Feature which includes a section on how to manage your businesses reputation on review websites.