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The top 10 highest-rated hotels in the UK

By , 9th November 2015

We are pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Top Hotel Awards in the UK!

Using our online user ratings, we have recognised the best hotels in the UK, both nationally and regionally. The hotels were ranked using the trivago Rating Index (tRI) which combines over 190 million online ratings from over 30 different websites worldwide. Here’s a glimpse of the top 10 rated hotels in the UK.

For the full ranking of UK hotels, click here.

Hotel 41


“…perfect for a romantic getaway.”

Top rated UK hotels: The 41

Despite being located just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Hotel 41 is nevertheless a quiet and intimate retreat, effortlessly invoking the grandeur and glamour of regal London. The hotel offers just 30 elegant rooms and suites, each furnished to a high standard. While no two rooms at the 41 are the same, all share the hotel’s characteristic black-and-white motif and feature personal touches, such as fresh fruit, flowers and scented candles.

The boutique hotel prides itself on its personal level of service, with personnel outnumbering guests two-to-one. In fact, 100% of couples and families found the staff to be very friendly.

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The Chester Residence


“Beautiful apartments.”

Chester Residences, Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh’s West End, just a few minutes’ walk to both Edinburgh Castle and lively Haymarket, The Chester Residence serviced apartments offer guests a great combination of luxury and independence, for a taste of five-star urban living. Located in two adjacent listed buildings, the chic one- and two-bedroom apartments are stylishly decorated and equipped with a host of modern conveniences (such as Nespresso coffee machines). According to 98% of solo travellers, rooms are spacious.

For the ultimate indulgence, check into the Owner’s Residence, which boasts bespoke designer furnishings from Louis Vuitton and Armani Casa, as well as a Jacuzzi bath and private cinema.

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The Arthington


“Friendly atmosphere.”
“Fantastic service.”

Top rated hotels UK: The Arthington

A family-run bed and breakfast on the English coast, The Arthington is located close to all of Blackpool’s major attractions, including Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The bed and breakfast is committed to design, with a continuous refurbishment programme ensuring all eight en-suite guestrooms maintain a contemporary and vibrant feel. Guests have described the Arthington as ‘a great design hotel.’

Additionally, The Arthington has a popular lounge area with a licensed bar, as well as a dining area where guests can enjoy an award-winning breakfast or Afternoon Cream Tea.

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The Clontarf Hotel


“…recommended for budget travellers.”

Top rated hotels Wales: the Clontarf

A family-run hotel found on the shore of the Great Orme, The Clontarf Hotel offers four-star intimate accommodation and great value for money. The hotel’s nine individually-styled rooms provide guests with contemporary comfort, with large beds and complimentary L’Occitane bath products. In addition, the hotel offers a self-catering cottage which sleeps up to six people.

Of course, one of the Clontarf’s selling points is its prime location. As well as offering views of the blue waters of the Irish Sea or the green hillside of the Great Orme, the hotel is just minutes from the beach, with 100% of reviewers appreciating the closeness to the beach and the city centre.

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The Soho


“…recommended for those who want to party.”

Top rated UK hotels: The Soho

Located on a quiet street in lively Soho, one of London’s most popular boroughs for entertainment and nightlife, The Soho Hotel is a great place for those looking to enjoy the delights of the Big Smoke. Evoking a sophisticated mix of innovative design and bohemian chic, guest rooms feature statement ceiling-to-floor warehouse-style windows, as well as a range of modern conveniences such as WiFi, flat screen TVs and iPod docking stations. The Soho Hotel also features two state-of-the-art screening rooms – why not enjoy a three-course meal followed by a movie of the week with The Film Club?

But guests won’t want to spend all their time inside – The Soho Hotel’s great location is one of its prime features. In fact, 100% of couples enjoyed the hotel’s proximity to restaurants and bars close by.

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Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons


“The food was absolute perfection.”

Top rated hotels UK: Belmond Oxford

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons is a haven for foodies. Set amongst landscaped green gardens in the Oxfordshire countryside, the luxury hotel was created by renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE and boasts not one but two Michelin-stars. Offering a ‘typically English’ experience, the hotel’s rooms and suites are decorated in a tasteful and traditional style, using muted hues and subtle tones – in keeping with the rustic feel of the historic manor house.

Of course, a visit to Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons wouldn’t be complete without an incredible dining experience. Raymond Blanc’s dishes use the freshest ingredients, many of which are grown on-site. The hotel’s wine cellar also boasts around 1,000 different wines from around the world.

To read more about the hotel’s Cookery School, click here.

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Rudding Park


“…recommended as a luxury hotel.”

Rudding Park: top rated UK hotels

Set in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland in the middle of Yorkshire, Rudding Park is an elegant hotel and spa. Situated in the Grade I listed Regency House, the hotel features 88 guestrooms, a private cinema, conference facilities and an award-winning restaurant, The Clocktower. For the ultimate in relaxation, why not check into one of the hotel’s four spa rooms, where you can enjoy private access to your own en-suite spa bath, sauna or steam room.

For the budding golfer, Rudding Park offers the best golfing in Harrogate – choose from a range of courses or sign up to the hotel’s Golf Academy to improve your handicap.

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Corinthia London


“Amazing spa.”

Corinthia London: top rated UK hotels

Found in the heart of the city, the Corinthia London faultlessly combines the old and the new in timeless style. Situated in a grand Victorian building dating from 1885, the hotel’s interiors echo the traditional architecture of the period with soaring grand ceilings, decorative coving and classic furnishings. Meanwhile, all guest rooms feature the best in comfort, including King-size beds, as well as complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffee machines.

Of course, the most modern touch at the Corinthia is the ESPA Life spa. Billed as the ‘next generation’ of spas, the centre offers an integrated approach to wellness and features 17 treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, an ice fountain and much more – all spread over four floors.

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The Somerville


“Fantastic service.”
“Delicious food.”

The Somerville, Torquay

Found in the popular coastal resort of Torquay, The Somerville offers guests its own brand of ‘seaside chic’ and warm, welcoming service. Occupying a central location just a five-minute walk from Torquay harbour and town centre, The Somerville has a variety of individually-designed rooms and suites, ranging from standard to deluxe. For the ultimate indulgence, choose The Somerville Suite, which consists of a spacious bedroom, open-plan sitting area and features a designer bath with plasma TV.

Guests can also dine at the light and airy Conservatory restaurant while staying at the Somerville – it comes highly recommended, as 100% of reviews rated the food as ‘excellent.’

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St. Michael’s Guest House


“…recommended for budget travellers.”

St Michael's, Scarborough

Situated on the north side of Scarborough, St. Michael’s Guest House sits in a prime setting – adjacent to the pleasant Peasholm Park and just minutes from the beach. In fact, the vast majority of Scarborough’s sights – including the Sea Life Centre and North Bay Railway – are within easy reach. But it’s not just the location that makes St. Michael’s so popular – the family-run guest house offers six simple and comfortable en-suite rooms, ideal for business or leisure.

Visitors to St. Michael’s Guest House are also sure to receive a warm welcome – 100% of reviewers found the staff very friendly.

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For the full ranking of UK hotels, click here.

Lead image: Rudding Park