Edgar House Chester named best small hotel in the world

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Edgar House in Chester: The World's best small hotel according to TripAdvisor reviewers
Edgar House in Chester: The World's best small hotel according to TripAdvisor reviewers

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Edgar House Hotel in Chester has been named the best small hotel in the world in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards 2016. 

The seven-bedroom hotel headed up the category for hotels in the world with fewer than 30 bedrooms in the awards, which are determined by the millions of reviews and opinions collected from TripAdvisor in a year. 

Edgar House co-owner Mike Stephen, who runs the hotel with partner Tim Mills, said: “We are over the moon to be recognised by TripAdvisor as a 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards winner. To be named the number one Small Hotel in the world is an incredible honour, and we can’t find the words to say how thrilled and humbled we are. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our team, and of course, a huge thank you to the wonderful hotel and restaurant guests for supporting us, and for helping us win this amazing award.”

Other UK hotels scoring highly amongst their global counterparts, include Maxwell's Piece B&B in Moreton-on-Marsh, coming second in the World's Top 10 B&Bs category and Elm Tree Hotel in Llandudno, voted the second best Bargain Hotel in the world. 

Raymond Blanc's Oxfordshire hotel Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons meanwhile came sixth in the Top 10 Travellers' Choice Hotels of the World. 

James Kay of TripAdvisor said: “These awards are based on guest feedback gathered throughout the year, so what sets the winners apart is not just a high standard of service and accommodation, but the fact that they deliver this day in day out.

“Given there are almost one million hotels and B&Bs listed on TripAdvisor worldwide, the fact that the UK is home to so many winning properties speaks volumes for the quality and competitiveness of the UK hospitality industry.”

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels in the World:

  1. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur – Jodhpur, India
  2. Shinta Mani Resort – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  3. Bellevue Syrene - Sorrento, Italy
  4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa - Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. Achtis Hotel​ – Afitos, Greece
  6. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Great Milton, United Kingdom
  7. Mirihi Island Resort – Mirihi, Maldives
  8. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba – Palm Eagle, Aruba
  9. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa – Lance aux Epines, Grenada
  10. Hotel Ritta Höppner – Gramado, Brazil

World’s Top 10 B&Bs

  1. Casa Portagioia, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
  2. Maxwell's Piece B&B, Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
  3. Arcadia Residence, Prague, Czech Republic
  4. Aenaon Villas, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece
  5. Sayle House, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  6. B&B Mondello Resort, Mondello, Italy
  7. South Lodge Guest House, Bridlington, United Kingdom
  8. Llwyn Helyg Country House, Llanarthney, Wales, United Kingdom
  9. Huis Koning, Bruges, Belgium
  10. A G Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, Duluth, Minnesota, United States 

World’s Top 10 Bargain Hotels

  1. Sakli Konak, Uchisar, Turkey
  2. Elm Tree Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
  3. The Inn Above Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona, United States
  4. Golden Bell Homestay, Hoi An, Vietnam
  5. Lithos by Spyros & Flora, Agios Ioannis Diakoftis, Greece
  6. Queens Promenade Hotel, Blackpool, United Kingdom
  7. Clark's Sunny Isle Motel, Summerside, Canada
  8. Hotel Universal, Cattolica, Italy
  9. Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  10. Hotel Villa Sirena, Casamicciola Terme, Italy 

World’s Top 10 Hotels for Best Service

  1. Hotel Residence Agnes, Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Desert Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, California, United States
  3. Golden Temple Residence, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  4. Lawton Court Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
  5. Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus, Gramado, Brazil
  6. Essence Palace Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
  7. Albergaria do Calvario, Evora, Portugal
  8. North Ocean Hotel, Blackpool, United Kingdom
  9. Astra Suites, Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece
  10. Nayara Springs, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica 

World’s Top 10 Small Hotels

  1. Edgar House, Chester, United Kingdom
  2. The Pillars Retreat, Taupo, New Zealand
  3. Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay, Australia
  4. Nayara Springs, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  5. The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand
  6. La Minerva, Capri, Italy
  7. The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe, United Kingdom
  8. Riad Kheirredine, Marrakech, Morocco
  9. Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel, Rhodes Town, Greece
  10. The Dairy Private Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

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