Five Wetherspoon hotels have been recognised at the inaugural Simply The Guest Awards 2012 – an event which recognises the best UK hotels, in several categories, as decided by customers’ reviews on the LateRooms.com booking website.
All of the awards were based on genuine guest reviews, with each winner receiving a certificate for display at the hotel.
The Royal Hop Pole, in Tewkesbury, was named in the top 10 as a ‘top-rated historical hotel’.
Some of the reviews included: “A real treasure, the hotel exceeded our expectations. It was like being transported back several hundred years, but the room offered all of the modern essentials.
“Interesting, the building was a surprise, lots of history in the place, but it has been refurbished with care; lovely hotel, excellent stay. Good value, a lovely hotel, full of character.”
Cabot Court Hotel, in Weston-super-Mare, finished third in the top 10, in the ‘top-rated beach hotel’ category.
Reviews for the Somerset outlet included: “It’s no wonder that it has such great ratings. Everything from our reception to our massive room and the friendliness of the staff was first rate.
“Top-class accommodation for a small price; a hidden gem in WSM, this hotel was absolutely wonderful; staff couldn’t do enough for you – and the quality of the room was outstanding.”
The Brocket Arms, in Wigan, (third) and The Briar Rose, in Birmingham, (fourth) were also both listed in the top 10 as ‘top-rated budget hotels’.
Reviews for the Wigan outlet included: “Excellent value for money, couldn’t fault anything; by far the best-value hotel; clean, pleasant hotel, offering value for money, with large bar and restaurant, would definitely recommend.”
Visitors to The Briar Rose said: “Amazing value for money; couldn’t fault this hotel for location, cleanliness and cheap food and drinks; good-quality hotel; definitely value for money, but still with plush décor!”
The White Lady, in Corstorphine, Edinburgh, scooped two awards – with a top-ranking one in the customer service category and was also voted a top-rated family-friendly hotel.