When you think of the best travel destinations in the world, Scarborough might not instantly spring to mind.
But a hotel at the seaside spot has been named the best B&B in the world at the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice awards – for the second year running.
Toulson Court boasts 1,700 ‘excellent’ reviews on Tripadvisor and is run by husband-and-wife team Angela and James Rusden.
The Tripadvisor awards are broken down into three categories: best B&B, best hotel and most romantic hotel.
Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica grabbed the top spot as the best hotel in the world, while Brazil’s Hotel Valle D’Incanto was named the world’s most romantic.
In terms of runners-up, the Hotel Colline de France, in Brazil, placed second in the best hotels list, while Greece’s Ikos Aria followed close behind in third.
Best hotels, according to Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards:
1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica
2. Hotel Colline de France, Brazil
3. Ikos Aria, Greece
4. Romance Istanbul Hotel, Turkey
5. The Omnia, Switzerland
6. Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia, Turkey
7. Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, Belize
9. Padma Resort Ubud, Indonesia
10. Bless Hotel Madrid, Spain
For B&Bs, the UK and the US came out on top – with each having two locations in the top five.
Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod in Massachusetts came in second place as well as Vermont’s The Blue Horse Inn, taking third position. While fifth place was scooped by previous winner The 25 Boutique B&B, in Torquay.
Top B&Bs, according to Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards:
1. The Toulson Court, UK
2. Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod, U.S
3. Pousada Quarto Crescente, Brazil
4. The Blue Horse Inn, U.S
5. The 25 Boutique B&B, UK
6. Gazebo Inn Ogunquit, U.S
7. Coombe House, UK
8. The Elmdene, UK
9. Historic Oak Hill Inn, U.S
10. Pousada Gaia Viva, Brazil
Those looking for a romantic break might want to consider Costa Rica’s Rancho Pacifico or Australia’s The Falls Montville, which place second and third, respectively.
These were followed by Quinta Jardins do Lago, in Portugal, as well as Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, in the Caribbean.
Most romantic hotels, according to Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards:
1. Hotel Valle D’Incanto, Brazil
2. Rancho Pacifico, Costa Rica
3. The Falls Montville, Australia
4. Quinta Jardins do Lago, Portugal
5. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, Caribbean
6. Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco, Italy
7. Anastasis Apartments & Spa, Greece
8. Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce – Luxe Worldwide Hotel, Belgium
9. Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat, Australia
10. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, South Africa