A SEASIDE B&B in Scarborough has been voted best in the world for the second year running.
The Toulson Court is a family-run bed and breakfast that promises “most of the facilities you would expect from a small five-star hotel”.
Toulson Court was ranked number one in a TripAdvisor poll of global B&B accommodation.
All eight rooms are ensuite and equipped with a flat screen TV, fridge, hairdryer, ironing board and complimentary refreshment tray.
The B&B has a 5.0 rating on TripAdvisor, with full marks for location, cleanliness, service and value.
It has 1,734 excellent reviews on the website, with guests raving about the “spotless” rooms and comfortable beds and breakfasts, all of which receive regular praise.
One customer wrote: “Excellent location, great room facilities, free parking, fantastic breakfast, room cleanliness etc etc are all great but nothing compared to how welcome you feel. We will definitely come back soon.”
Another added: “Angela and James are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble and the attention to detail is perfect. Our room was spotlessly clean but still felt more homey than clinical.
“Breakfast is fantastic, beautifully prepared, presented and served. We also loved hearing “the singing chef” every morning.”
Scarborough is popular with tourists and is famous for being Britain’s original seaside resort.
The hotspot offers scenic beaches, rich local history, and an almost endless array of family attractions.
The award-winning Toulson Court is a short walk from attractions such as Peasholm Park, Scarborough Beach, Sea Life Aquarium and historic Scarborough Castle.
The UK was in the top 10 B&Bs in the world four times in 2022.
Torquay, Devon had two spots on the global charts with The 25 Boutique B&B and The Elmdene, finishing at number five and eighth respectively.
Coombe House in the Cotswolds finished seventh, beating competition from the US and Brazil.
Aside from B&B accommodation, TripAdvisor has also compiled the list of the world’s best hotels, with Costa Rica’s Tulemar Bungalows & Villas at the top.
The jungle resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers hilltop bedrooms with unbeatable views.
Tulemar Bungalows & Villas is described by its guests as “a fantastic stay in paradise”.
Recent TripAdvisor reviews have praised the property’s privacy, outstanding staff, and even daily visits from local wildlife.
Top 10 B&Bs in the world for 2022
- Toulson Court – Scarborough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
- Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod – Brewster, Massachusetts, United States
- Pousada Quarto Crescente – Trancoso, Brazil
- The Blue Horse Inn – Woodstock, Vermont, United States
- The 25 Boutique B&B – Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
- Gazebo Inn Ogunquit – Ogunquit, Maine, United States
- Coombe House – Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, United Kingdom
- The Elmdene – Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
- Historic Oak Hill Inn – Natchez, Mississippi, United States
- Pousada Gaia Viva – Igarata, Brazil
TripAdvisor has also compiled top 10 lists for hotels in the UK, with The Resident Covent Garden in London holding the highest UK ranking.
Located on the beach, it is an ideal location for nearby theaters and all the shopping, restaurants and bars that Covent Garden has to offer.
Recent reviews from The Resident Covent Garden have praised the location, describing it as a “hidden gem in the heart of London”.
The Resident’s other London hotel in Victoria also made the top 10, finishing seventh.
Top 10 hotels in the UK for 2022
- The Resident Covent Garden, London
- The Green Park Hotel, Pitlochry, Scotland
- Royal Lancaster-London, London
- The Lodge at Loch Goil, Loch Goil, Scotland
- Bankside Hotel, London
- Hotel 41, London
- Resident Victoria, London
- The Stafford London, London
- A Aldwych, London
- The Hari, London
Top 10 family-friendly hotels for 2022
- Alpino Baby Family Hotel, Italy
- Sani Club, Greece
- Sea Park SPA Resort, Italy
- Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort, Indonesia
- Tui Blue Palm Garden, Turkey
- Oberjoch – Familux Resort, Germany
- Estudio Playa Mujeres, Mexico
- Salinas Maragogi All Inclusive Resort, Brazil
- Potidea Palace Hotel, Greece
- Sun Viking Lodge, United States
If you need inspiration for choosing where to stay next, here is a list of the best seaside towns and seaside resorts in the UK.
Surprisingly, Cornwall missed out on a spot in the top 10, with UK tourists taking part in the voting.
Top 10 hotels in the world for 2022
- Tulemar Bungalows & Villas – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
- Hotel Colline de France – Gramado, Brazil
- Ikos Aria – Kefalos, Greece
- Romance Istanbul Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey
- THE OMNIA – Zermatt, Switzerland
- Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia – Urgup, Turkey
- Six Senses Laamu – Olhuveli Island, Maldives
- Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize
- Padma Resort Ubud – Payangan, Indonesia
- BLESS Hotel Madrid – Madrid, Spain
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