The best hotels in the UK | trivago Awards 2017

By Katherine Sparshatt,

It’s that time of year again when trivago release their annual Hotel Awards, going out to the best hotels and guest houses stretching that extra mile to make their guests happy. 

Using over 175 million aggregated hotel reviews, we have determined the best-rated hotels in the UK for eight different categories: 3-star, 4-star, 5-star, B&Bs, Value for Money, Breakfast, Guest Service and Guest Rooms.

We’ve been through the number 1 hotels for each category so you know where to book for your next UK hotel stay.

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The no.1 rated 3-star hotel

The Clontarf Hotel

Llandudno, North Wales

Located on the West Shore beach and at the foot of the Great Orme, The Clontarf offers the highest quality hospitality with facilities for families or single travellers, plus secure parking, wireless internet and locally sourced produce for breakfast. Choose from Luxury Large rooms, Superior Double rooms or smaller Double Bedrooms with views over the sea.


The Clontarf scored particularly highly on the reviews for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere with owners, Mark and Joni, doing their best to cater to all guest requests. Previous guests have described their stay as ‘pleasant’ with some mentioning the picturesque setting, others, the comfortable rooms and the exceptional breakfasts.theclontarf_dining_uk_trivagohotelawards2017

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The no. 1 rated 4-star Hotel

The View at The White Horse


Nestled in the hamlet of Woolley Manor, The White Horse is perfectly perched to offer stunning views of the Peak District countryside and just 12 miles from historic gems such as Chatsworth House. The hotel offers modern rooms with en-suite bathrooms and Hypnos beds – acclaimed as the world’s most comfortable beds.

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The suites are purpose built and therefore not what you would expect from a traditional countryside inn. Many feature floor-to-ceiling windows making the most of the fabulous views and a private patio to enjoy breakfast or a night cap on.

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Reviewers loved the romantic atmosphere afforded by the privacy of the rooms and the tasty food offered by The White Horse’s gastro-pub style restaurant. The hotel is also dog friendly with many reviewers citing that their pets enjoyed their stay too!

The no. 1 rated 5-star hotel

Hotel 41


The closest 5-star hotel to Buckingham Palace in leafy Green Park, this Victorian townhouse hotel is frequently voted one of London’s top places to stay for its unique British charm, high standards of luxury and rich heritage.


The 30 rooms and suites are all variations on a black and white theme, creating a clean and luxurious look that is both warm and chic. Fluffy carpets, Savoir beds and designer dark wood furniture give these rooms that extra touch of luxury.


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Reviewers of Hotel 41 note the size of the rooms – slightly unusual for London, attention to detail and the friendly and welcoming staff. The hotel’s piece de resistance is the glass roof in the Conservatory Suite allowing the lucky guests to sleep beneath London’s twinkling stars.

The no. 1 B&B & the no.1 value for money

The Arthington Guest House


The Arthington Guest House has won two of our prestigious awards this year and it’s not hard to see why. Run by Elaine and Steve and located between South Pier and Central Black Pool, the guest house features 8 bedrooms all finished to a high standard with en-suite bathrooms, central heating and double glazing.


The Arthington is also well known for its delicious breakfast served in the modern dining room, there’s also a lounge and bar area for relaxing or enjoying a night cap. You can also treat yourself to Afternoon Cream Tea from £12.50 per person.

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The Arthington is popular with its guests because of the friendly and warm atmosphere created by Elaine and Steve, and the fact that the guest house is so close to the beach and many of Blackpool’s major attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the main shopping streets.

The no. 1 hotel for great guest service

The Knight Residence by Mansley


Serviced apartments in the heart of Edinburgh, The Knight Residence, is considered to have the best service in the country because of its daily housekeeping service carried out to such a high standard.

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Each self-sufficient apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, including a washing machine and dryer, a separate lounge area and the apartments also offer a private car park, choose from one, two or three bedroomed apartments. The rooms allow you the freedom to enjoy the city under your own steam, sleep late and prepare your own breakfast, relax in front of a movie or entertain friends.


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Reviewers fell in love with The Knight Residence because of its attention to detail, helpful tips from the concierge and the location close to Edinburgh castle.

 The no. 1 hotel for wonderful rooms

Rudding Park


One of the most beautiful hotels in Yorkshire, Rudding Park is a picturesque Georgian mansion with state of the art spa, golf course and meticulously landscaped gardens. Contemporary design has been worked seamlessly with the traditional architectural touches of the house to create a unique look with all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel.


Choose from one of the stylish luxury bedrooms or a self-catering lodge for a more relaxed holiday or family stay. Many or the rooms in the Follifoot wing feature a private balcony or terrace, the four Spa Rooms feature either a spa bath, sauna or steam room.


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The reviews mention the rooms as being “spacious, well-appointed and with stunning views of the gardens.”

The no. 1 breakfast hotel

H10 London Waterloo


Positioned in an unbeatable location, the H10 is a newly-built hotel with a unique style and elegant interior design. But the most remarkable thing about H10 London Waterloo, is the sensational breakfast and probably the best Eggs Benedict you’ve ever laid eyes on.


The hotel features several restaurants and bars including the Three O Two restaurant where breakfast is served, featuring floor to ceiling windows, carefully prepared signature dishes and a Mediterranean inspired menu. In addition to this, there is also the Waterloo Sky Bar on the 8th floor, Circus Bar and Circus Lounge.


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Reviewers recommend you try the standard breakfast booked with your room as this includes an extensive buffet, but if you’ve not booked breakfast there is also the A la carte menu offering made to order egg dishes, amongst others.


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