While Manchester may not be the first destination that springs to mind when you imagine glamorous swimming spots, the northern powerhouse is home to the best hotel pool in Britain, according to a new accommodation ranking.
King Street Townhouse, which offers guests a dip overlooking Manchester’s dramatic skyline, was crowned alongside other nationwide gems by guests in an awards ranking based on reviews and feedback from patrons.
The accolades were dished out across 25 categories, including the best view, the best pool, the best spa, the most romantic hotel and the most family friendly.
King Street Townhouse, which offers guests a dip overlooking Manchester’s dramatic skyline, was crowned Best Pool in the LateRooms hotel awards
Nature fans should head to Royal Victoria hotel Snowdonia, Llanberis, above, for the Best View
Winners included Hotel Indigo Birmingham, which was singled out for offering its patrons the UK’s Best Rooftop Bar
The awards – LateRooms.com’s 2017 Simply The Guest Awards – were assessed by using guest reviews and feedback from customers who had stayed at the properties.
Winners included Hotel Indigo Birmingham, singled out for offering its patrons the UK’s Best Rooftop Bar; Madingley Hall, Cambridge, which won the title of the Best Budget hotel and Qbic London City, which was named the Best Business Hotel.
Nature fans should head to York Holiday & Cycle Shop, York, for the Best Countryside Hotel and Royal Victoria hotel Snowdonia, Llanberis, for the Best View.
Hotel Anacapri Limited, Falmouth, took the title for the Best Beach Hotel while Crieff Hydro Hotel and Leisure Resort was praised as the UK’s most Family Friendly Hotel.
Anyone looking for a romantic hideaway can find it in Southport at The Vincent Hotel and Spa, which came top in this category.
Four-star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket, won high acclaim from its pampered patrons who named it the Best Spa Hotel in the UK.
Guests were impressed enough with The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh, to label it the Best Boutique Hotel.
While stylish holidaymakers were wowed by the design and ambience at The Principal York, York, naming it the UK’s best hotel interior.
Guests were impressed enough with The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh, to label it the Best Boutique Hotel
Stylish holidaymakers were wowed by the design and ambience at The Principal York, York, naming it the UK’s best hotel interior
Crieff Hydro Hotel and Leisure Resort was praised as the UK’s most Family Friendly Hotel
LateRooms.com spokesperson Sandra Perkins commented: ‘One of the first things many people look at when booking a hotel is the reviews of others, which is why the Simply The Guest Awards are such a valuable industry accolade.
‘The guest experience is one of the most important, not to mention independent, measures of how well a hotel is performing.
‘To be recognised as the best in one of the Simply The Guest Award categories reflects the dedication and emphasis the hotel places on guest experience across a range of areas – from customer service to the breakfast served.’
2017 GUEST AWARD WINNERS
Airport Hotel – Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport, Manchester
Apartment Hotel – Fraser Suites Glasgow, Glasgow
Bed & Breakfast – Stables At The Vale, Yarm
Beach Hotel – Hotel Anacapri Limited, Falmouth
Boutique Hotel – The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh
Budget Hotel – Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Business Hotel – Qbic London City, London
City Centre Hotel – Abode Manchester, Manchester
Customer Service – Roomzzz Nottingham City, Nottingham
Countryside Hotel – York Holiday & Cycle Shop, York
Family Friendly Hotel – Crieff Hydro Hotel and Leisure Resort, Crieff
Golf Hotel – Rudding park Hotel, Spa & Golf, Harrogate
Historic Hotel – Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Liverpool
Hostel – YHA Cardiff Central, Cardiff
Luxury Hotel – M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City, London
Pet Friendly Hotel – Waddington Arms, Clitheroe
Romantic Hotel – The Vincent Hotel and Spa, Southport
Most Improved Hotel – The Piccadilly London West End, London
Spa Hotel – Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket
Best View – Royal Victoria hotel Snowdonia, Llanberis
Best Breakfast – Hotel Football, Manchester
Best Workout – Marylebone Hotel, London
Best Pool – King Street Townhouse, Manchester
Best Interior – The Principal York, York
Best Rooftop Bar – Hotel indigo Birmingham, Birmingham