The world’s largest online hotel search site, Trivago, has revealed the results of its inaugural Top Hotel Awards, with Lake District hotels sweeping the board. No fewer than eight Lake District venues were named in the top 20 North West Hotels, with Trivago using aggregated online user ratings in order to recognise the best-rated hotels, both regionally and nationally.
Unsurprisingly, Cedar Manor, the Cranleigh Boutique, and Nanny Brow are named in the region’s top 20, with Cedar Manor scoring an impressive rating of 94.98, the Cranleigh Boutique an equally impressive rating of 94.82 and Nanny Brow, 93.66, being placed 10th, 11th and 20th respectively.
Cedar Manor is a luxury boutique hotel at Windermere. The 2014 winner of Cumbria Tourism’s “best small hotel” title, the Cedar Manor went on to be runner-up in this year’s Visit England awards. They were recently named “top small hotel, national and international” by the sustainability campaigners, Considerate Hoteliers. With a fine dining restaurant open to non-residents, Cedar Manor also annually hosts the Lake District backgammon championships. Owner Jonathan Kaye said: “We are very pleased to be recognised as one of the top hotels in the North West by Trivago. It demonstrates that our commitment to excellence in all areas has been recognised by our guests, which has helped us earn this award.”
The Cranleigh Boutique is one of the Lake District’s most renowned brands. Launched in 2007, founder, Stephen Hargreaves, has won numerous national and international accolades for his accommodation offerings, interior design and social media skills and now offers bespoke advice to other hoteliers wishing to emulate his successes. His newest venture, the Boutique Church Suites, was named the ‘best hotel suites in the UK and second in the world’ by ‘design-et-al’, at the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015 in July. “It’s been another tremendous year for us and this acknowledgement from Trivago demonstrates that the hard work and commitment we put into our brand is working for our customers,” said Stephen Hargreaves.
Nanny Brow is one of the county’s finest Arts & Crafts properties, with 14 bespoke suites available in this five star establishment. Acquired in 2009 by current custodian, Susan Robinson, a complete refurbishment was undertaken, involving the sympathetic restoration of the original features, prior to opening to the public in 2011. Nanny Brow was awarded a Cumbria Business Environment Network GOLD Award in November 2014 and has retained its 5 gold star AA award for the 2nd year running. “We’re delighted to have been recognised in Trivago’s top 20 hotels in the North West.” said Susan Robinson. “Excellence is at the heart of everything we do at Nanny Brow and clearly that has come across to those who have stayed with us.”
“The North West has an unusually high number of hotels in the UK top 50, setting the benchmark high in this region,” said Trivago spokeswoman, Denise Bartlett. “The trivago Top Hotel Awards aims to judge all accommodation fairly, whether they are a B&B in Blackpool or a hotel in the Lake District. It is really encouraging to see a range of accommodation, both in terms of price and geographical location, in our top 20.”
For further information on the top 20 hotels in the North West, as rated by Trivago, see: http://imgec.trivago.com/contentimages/press/texts/TopHotelsNorthWestv2.pdf