A NORTH Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast hotel has been named the best in the world after receiving top ratings from guests.
Millgate B&B, in Masham beat competition from around the globe in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards.
The awards were based on millions of reviews left over the past year by holidaymakers on the travel website TripAdvisor.
Millgate took top place in the World’s Top 10 B&Bs. It has received more than 350 excellent reviews on the site, with one reviewer describing it as the “best B&B we have ever been to”.
Sue Burrell, who owns the hotel with husband Andrew, said: “We’re thrilled to be named the number one B&B in the world.
“The fact that this award stems from our guests’ feedback makes it even more special, because the reviews we’ve received on TripAdvisor have really helped our business thrive.”
The Shola Coach House, in Portrush, Northern Ireland, Llwyn Helyg Country House, in Llanarthney, Wales, and Beach Cottage B&B, in Inverness, Scotland, all featured in the World’s Top 10 B&Bs.
The Haymarket Hotel in London was ranked as the UK’s best hotel, while Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, on the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, took the title of the world’s top hotel for 2015.
The Travellers’ Choice Awards honour the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of top hotels, bargain, B&Bs and inns, family, luxury, romance, and small hotels.
The awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions and traveller ratings specific to each award category.
James Kay, a TripAdvisor spokesman, said: “These awards recognise the finest hotels across the globe, according to those that really matter - the guests themselves.
“This year is particularly good news for the UK hotel industry, with the UK home to more of the world’s best rated properties than other country.”