Two Northern Ireland hotels have been named among the top 25 hotels to stay in the UK. The 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels were announced on Tuesday.
Bishops Gate in Derry came in second place behind Hotel 41 based in London. The Bushmills Inn came in at number 23.
A spokesperson for The Bushmills Inn said “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for taking the time to write your TripAdvisor reviews as you have helped us to be named in the top 25 hotels in the UK in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards!”
A recent review posted on the Bushmills Inn Tripadvisor page said :
“From a Friendly welcome on entry with a cozy fire in the reception area you know you have checked into somewhere special. Our lovely spacious room ‘202’ combined original charm with a brand new bathroom and a huge bed.
Our room was on the first floor and the staff said we could walk through the loft to get to the other end of the hotel. The Loft is full of cozy snugs – sofas and more fires burning perfect to just hang out and relax.
We decamped immediately to the bar area in the original Inn part of the hotel. Again really friendly with loads of seats & tables.
Dinner was booked in the restaurant and was lovely. It’s nearly Burns night so we tucked into a special Scottish themed menu choice. We were lucky to be in one of the booths just to add a bit of extra atmosphere.
Back to the bar where there was now a live band entertaining everyone. Great atmosphere to finish a lovely night.
A great nights sleep nearly meant that we missed breakfast but fortunately we made it down just in time. Really good buffet choice with a cooked choice as well. We tucked in knowing we had a long walk ahead.
Chilled, relaxed, friendly, authentic with just the right balance of modern elements to be sure you have a comfortable stay.
Thanks for a lovely night.”
Hayley Coleman, Tripadvisor spokesperson said: “Unlike other hospitality awards, these are based on feedback from actual guests over the past year, which is what makes them so prized within the industry.
“With rooms at winning hotels notorious for selling out shortly after our annual announcement, travellers wishing to experience these world class hotels for themselves will need to book quickly if they want to find out why they earned such rave reviews throughout the year from fellow travellers.”