The English Riviera is proud to announce that The 25 Boutique B&B has been named the No.1 B&B in the world for the second year running!

The 25 Boutique B&B has been named the best-rated B&B in the world in the 18th annual Travellers’ Choice® Awards announced today by Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel platform. “The 25”, an adults-only boutique B&B, was ranked #1 in the world for the second year running, having previously achieved the coveted accolade in 2019. It marks the first time any B&B has earned the title of world #1 in consecutive years.

“It’s an incredible feeling to be named the best B&B in the world for the second year running. If anything, the second time feels even more special because we know last year’s award raised customer expectations and so we’ve had to work even harder to deliver a great experience for every single one of our guests,” said Andy Banner-Price, co-owner of The 25. “We didn’t rest on our laurels, we’ve tried to look at every little thing we can do to improve, and it feels like that effort has really paid off with this news today.”

There were notable accolades for other English Riviera businesses too: The Haytor Hotel and The Ascot House Hotel, both in Torquay, were named in the Top 25 of the best-rated Small Hotel in the UK and also in the Top 25 Romantic Hotels in the UK. The Albaston was named in the Top 10 B&Bs in the UK, and the Redholme in Torquay and Trefoil in Brixham were both named in the Top 25 B&Bs in the UK. For a unique holiday that is also gentle on the wallet, The Coppice in Torquay was named in the Top 5 Bargain Hotels in the UK, with Howden Court Hotel and The Crowndale Hotel named in the Top 25.

The 2020 Travellers’ Choice® Awards celebrate travellers’ favourite hotels around the world, based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to the pandemic. With over 8.7 million businesses listed on Tripadvisor, these awards are a true testament to the outstanding service and quality that winners consistently provide to their guests. 

“We are delighted that so many accommodation providers on The English Riviera have been recognised on the national and international stage. With so many winning properties coming from the English Riviera this year, it is testament to the high standards of hospitality we provide, which alongside our stunning natural scenery makes it the perfect place for a UK staycation.” Said Carolyn Custerson, CEO of the English Riviera BID Company.

The English Riviera is a Naturally Inspiring location, offering 22 miles of coastline, a mild and sunny climate and a recognised UNESCO Global Geopark.


The 25 Boutique B&B
Bed & Breakfast
The 25 Boutique B&B

Best B&B in the world! (Twice! - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2020). If you think of Fawlty Towers when you think of Torquay then think again! Funky design meets cutting-edge technology in this recently refurbished boutique B&B which is multi-award winning. The 25 offers six individually styled luxurious bedrooms to relax in, each with a fabulous en-suite.

Haytor Hotel
Exterior, Haytor Hotel, Torquay, Devon

Update May 2021 - Romance category on TripAdvisor - Haytor Hotel in Torquay celebrates second in the UK, third in Europe and seventh in the world. In the Small hotels category - Haytor Hotel in Torquay is the UK’s best-rated Small hotel, second in Europe and fourth in the world. The Haytor Hotel Torquay is an elegant detached Victorian Villa built in the 1830's and set in beautiful gardens, the Haytor Hotel offers an excellent bed & breakfast in Torquay. The Haytor Hotel has consistently received a range of awards the most recent include Trip Advisor's prestigious "Travellers' Choice 2017" award for "Best Service", the Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2016 where we received Excellence in Custome

Ascot House Hotel
Bed & Breakfast
Suite at Ascot House, Torquay, Devon

Ascot House Hotel is centrally located just up the hill from Abbey Sands. A short walk gets you to many of Torquay's major attractions, including the High Street, waterfront and marina (Living Coasts), the Princess Theatre, Riviera Centre, Torre Abbey, and the Train Station; while Cockington, Ilsham (Kent's Cavern), Babbacombe and Paignton are a moderate walk or short drive. There is also easy bus, train, or ferry access around the local area as well as to Brixham, Dartmouth, and Totnes.

The Albaston Boutique B&B
Bed & Breakfast
Exterior, Albaston Hotel, Torquay, Devon

The Albaston is a magnificent detached Victorian residence offering high quality Boutique guest accommodation with a touch of style and luxury, an oasis of calm where you can escape and relax when in Torquay on either business, pleasure, or a romantic break Our stylish guest house is situated on the tree-lined St. Marychurch Road in the heart of Torquay and is an ideal base for exploring the charm and elegance of this wonderful English Riviera resort. The town centre, harbour and beach are within walking distance as is the beautiful Babbacombe Bay. We are also one of the closest properties to the International Language Schools.

The Redholme B&B
Guest Accommodation
Exterior, The Redholme, Torquay, Devon

Our small independent bed and breakfast in Torquay caters solely for adults only. We offer a choice of quality double, twin or super kingsize bedded rooms within an historic Victorian home. The Redholme enjoys an elevated position in a quiet side road on one of Torquay's seven hills, while still being within a short gentle downward sloped walk to Torquay Harbour.          It goes without saying that being in an elevated position we are uphill, this gives our first floor front guest rooms views of the sea, but we do not claim to be seafront! We are here to ensure your stay in Torquay is an enjoyable one. We offer you excellent accommodation with a choice of spacious en suite rooms inclusive of continental or fully cooked breakfast.

Howden Court Hotel Torquay
Howden Court Hotel at dusk, Torquay, Devon

‘Howden Court Hotel. A Victorian property built in 1860 still retaining many of the original fine architectural features. The grounds include for a ¾ acre rear garden, South facing and with direct access to Croft Meadow Walk, a private pathway le

Trefoil Guest House Brixham
Guest House
Room 1, Trefoil, Brixham, Devon

Beverley and Ashley welcome you to Trefoil which has been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' by Trip Advisor! Trefoil is a modern boutique style 6 bedroom Guest House situated a short walk from the picturesque harbour town of Brixham, located on the English Riviera. Beverley and Ashley would be delighted to accommodate guests who are here on business/working, on a cycling/walking trip, taking a weekend/short break, a summer holiday, visiting friends and family or attending Brixham's many festivals and celebrations. We can provide bike storage and can accommodate families with children 8 years old and over



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