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All the winners in the 2018 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards

By LLM Reporters on 18th June 2018

The results of the 2018 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards (in association with Salcombe Gin), based on the opinions of nearly 65,000 readers, have been announced. Here is the complete list of results.

HOTELS (UK based entries only):

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel
1.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
2.) Seaham Hall, County Durham
3.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
4.) South Sands Hotel, Devon
5.) The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall
6.) Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
7.) The Lugger, Cornwall
8.) Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll
9.) Tallend Bay Hotel, Cornwall

Eckington Manor, Worcestershire
Eckington Manor in Worcestershire was named the best hotel for food in the UK

Best Boutique Hotel
1.) Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Aberdeenshire
2.) Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland
3.) The Alverton Hotel, Cornwall
4.) The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh
5.) Feversham Arms Hotel, Yorkshire
6.) Seaham Hall, County Durham
7.) No.15 Great Pulteney, Somerset
8.) The Plough at Lupton, Lancashire
9.) Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
10.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
11.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
12.) Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll
13.) Storrs Hall, Cumbria
14.) South Sands Hotel, Devon
15.) The Lugger, Cornwall
16.) The Capital Hotel, London
17.) Hotel Gotham, Manchester
18.) The Ampersand Hotel, London
19.) Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon
20.) Cotswold House Hotel, Gloucestershire

Best City Hotel
1.) The Grand Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire
2.) Marriott Hotel County Hall, London
3.) Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, London
4.) The Alverton Hotel, Cornwall
5.) The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh
6.) No.15 Great Pulteney, Somerset
7.) The Savoy, London
8.) The Landmark, London
9.) The Midland, Manchester
10.) The May Fair Hotel, London
11.) The Capital Hotel, London
12.) La Suite West, London
13.) Hilton London Bankside, London
14.) The Ampersand Hotel, London
15.) Hotel Gotham, Manchester
16.) St James Hotel, Nottinghamshire

Best Hotel for Business
1.) Marriott Hotel County Hall, London
2.) The Grand Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire
3.) The Midland, Manchester
4.) Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire
5.) The Landmark, London,
6.) Hilton London Bankside, London
7.) Crowne Plaza, Nottinghamshire
8.) Mour Hotel, Nottinghamshire

Bovey Castle on Dartmoor was named the best hotel for golf in the UK

Best Hotel for Design

1.) De Vere Orchard Hotel, Nottinghamshire
2.) Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Aberdeenshire
3.) Hotel Gotham, Manchester
4.) Hampton Manor, Solihull
5.) Titanic Spa, Yorkshire
6.) Hilton London Bankside, London
7.) The May Fair Hotel, London
8.) The Plough at Lupton, Lancashire
9.) The Ampersand Hotel, London

Best Hotel for Families
1.) The Grove, Hertfordshire
2.) South Sands Hotel, Devon
3.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
4.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
5.) Belton Woods Hotel, Lincolnshire
6.) The Landmark, London
7.) Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Devon

Best Hotel for Food
1.) Eckington Manor, Worcestershire
2.) Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire
3.) The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
4.) Marriott Hotel County Hall, London
5.) Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Aberdeenshire
6.) Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
7.) The Savoy, London
8.) The Grand Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire
9.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
10.) The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa, Somerset
11.) The Capital Hotel, London
12.) South Sands Hotel, Devon
13.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
14.) The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire
15.) Hotel Gotham, Manchester
16.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Nottinghamshire
17.) The Ampersand Hotel, London
18.) The Midland, Manchester
19.) Llangoed Hall, Powys
20.) Talland Bay Hotel, Cornwall
21.) Moor Hall, Lancashire
22.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
23.) Cliveden House, Berkshire
24.) Storrs Hall, Cumbria
25.) Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll

Best Hotel for Golf
1.) Bovey Castle, Devon
2.) Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
3.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
4.) Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Aberdeenshire
5.) The Grove, Hertfordshire
6.) Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire
7.) Whitlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire
8.) Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Devon
9.) The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, Nottinghamshire
10.) Belton Woods Hotel, Lincolnshire

Langley Castle Hotel in Northumberland was named the best hotel for romance in the UK

Best Hotel for Romance
1.) Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland
2.) Eckington Manor, Worcestershire
3.) Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon
4.) Headlam Hall, Darlington
5.) Seaham Hall, County Durham
6.) The Arden Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
7.) Marriott Hotel County Hall, London
8.) Feversham Arms Hotel, Yorkshire
9.) Bailiffscourt Hotel, West Sussex
10.) The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
11.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
12.) Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll
13.) Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
14.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
15.) Storrs Hall, Cumbria
16.) Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, Cumbria
17.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
18.) Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire
19.) The Grove, Hertfordshire
20.) Cliveden House, Berkshire
21.) The Savoy, London
22.) Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire
23.) Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Gloucestershire
24.) Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course, Aberdeenshire
25.) The Landmark, London
26.) South Sands Hotel, Devon
27.) The Walton Hotel, Nottinghamshire
28.) The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
29.) Hampton Manor, West Midlands
30.) Moor Hall, Lancashire

Best Hotel for Sustainability
1.) De Vere Orchard Hotel, Nottinghamshire
2.) The Whitebrook, Monmouthshire
3.) Llangoed Hall, Powys
4.) Titanic Spa, Yorkshire

Best Hotel for Wine
1.) The Faversham Creek Hotel, Kent
2.) The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire
3.) Moor Hall, Lancashire
4.) Cockliffe Country House Hotel, Nottinghamshire
5.) Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
6.) Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Gloucestershire
7.) Llangoed Hall, Powys
8.) Hampton Manor, West Midlands
9.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
10.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire
11.) Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, Nottinghamshire

Best Newcomer
1.) Moor Hall, Lancashire
2.) No.15 Great Pulteney, Somerset
3.) Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire
4.) Mour Hotel, Nottinghamshire

Marriott Hotel County Hall, London
Marriott Hotel County Hall in London was crowned the best hotel for business in the UK

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel
1.) Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire
2.) The Midland, Manchester
3.) Kings Head, Gloucestershire
4.) Bovey Castle, Devon
5.) Feversham Arms Hotel, Yorkshire
6.) The May Fair Hotel, London
7.) Headlam Hall, County Durham
8.) The Grand Hotel & Spa, Yorkshire
9.) Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
10.) Seaham Hall, County Durham
11.) The Grove, Hertfordshire
12.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
13.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
14.) Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, Cumbria
15.) Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire
16.) Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland
17.) Titanic Spa, Yorkshire
18.) Cliveden House, Berkshire
19.) Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Berkshire
20) Whitlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire
21.) Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Devon
22.) The Landmark, London
23.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire

OVERSEAS HOTEL:

Best hotel in the world:
1.) Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
2.) Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
3.) The Boulders, Arizona
4.) The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Switzerland
5.) Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
6.) Viceroy Bali, Indonesia
7.) Loews Miami Beach Hotel, USA
8.) Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
9.) The Grand Papua Hotel, Papua New Guinea
10.) The Langham, Sydney, Australia

Best Hotel in Europe
1.) The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Switzerland
2.) Thalatta Seaside Hotel, Greece
3.) Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, Greece
4.) MarBella Corfu, Greece
5.) DreamBox Mýkonos Suites, Greece
6.) Il Sereno Hotel, Italy
7.) Gran Hotel Miramar, Spain
8.) The Serras Hotel, Spain
9.) Skiathos Princess Hotel, Greece
10.) Elounda Peninsula, Greece
11.) Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel, Portugal
12.) Hôtel Plaza Athénée, France
13.) DreamBox Mýkonos Suites, Greece

Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi was named the world’s best hotel

Best Hotel in Asia
1.) Viceroy Bali, Indonesia
2.) Chiva-Som, Thailand
3.) Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives
4.) The Sarojin, Thailand
5.) JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam
6.) Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand
7.) Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
8.) Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
9.) Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan
10.) Shinta Mani Angkor, Cambodia
11.) The Park Baga River Goa, India
12.) Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Best Hotel in Africa
1.) Jardin des Douars, Morocco
2.) Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Tanzania
3.) Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
4.) Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, South Africa
5.) Almanara Luxury Resort, Kenya
6.) Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Egypt

Best Hotel in North America
1.) Loews Miami Beach Hotel, USA
2.) Port Ferdinand Barbados, Caribbean
3.) Loews Regency New York Hotel, USA
4.) Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel, USA
5.) UNICO 20°N 87°W Riviera Maya Hotel, Mexico
6.) The Hotel Alyeska, USA
7.) Le Sereno Hotel, St. Barths
8.) Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, USA
9.) Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Canada
10.) The Mark Hotel, USA

Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador took home the award for the best hotel in South America

Best Hotel in South America
1.) Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
2.) Carmel Charme Resort, Brazil
3.) Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Argentina
4.) The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, Chile
5.) Belmond Copacabana Palace, Brazil

Best Hotel in Australasia
1.) The Grand Papua Hotel, Papua New Guinea
2.) The Langham, Sydney, Australia
3.) The Darling Hotel, Australia
4.) The Star Gold Coast, Australia
5.) Park Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
6.) Hotel DeBret, New Zealand

DESTINATIONS

Best UK City
1.) Bath
2.) London
3.) Exeter
4.) York
5.) Edinburgh
6.) Bristol
7.) Liverpool
8.) Manchester
9.) Belfast
10.) Oxford

bath-
Bath was named the best UK city to visit

Best Honeymoon
1.) Maldives
2.) Mauritius
3.) Madeira
4.) Tahiti
5.) Bora Bora
6.) St Lucia
7.) Seychelles
8.) Venice
9.) Florence
10.) Dubrovnik
11.) Fiji
12.) Paris

Best City (World)
1.) London
2.) New York
3.) Rome
4.) Tokyo
5.) Dubai
6.) Madrid
7.) Paris
8.) Palm Springs
9.) Stockholm
11.) Munich
12.) Moscow
13.) Philadelphia

Best Island
1.) Bali
2.) Madeira
3.) Maldives
4.) Palawan
5.) Santorini
6.) Mauritius
7.) Sardinia
8.) The Bahamas
9.) Sicily
10.) Fiji
11.) Mauritius

bali
Bali was voted the world’s best island

Best Ski Resort
1.) L’Alpaga, Megève, France
2.) Vestlia Resort, Geilo, Norway
3.) The Little Nell, Aspen Snowmass, USA
4.) Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA
5.) The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

AIRLINES

Best Short Haul Airline
1.) KLM
2.) Norwegian
3.) Swiss International Air Lines
4.) Lufthansa
5.) Surf Air

Best Long Haul Airline
1.) Emirates
2.) Virgin Atlantic
3.) EVA Air
4.) British Airways
5.) Qatar Airways
6.) Etihad
7.) Vietnam Airlines

emirates
Emirates took the title for best long haul airline

Best Airport
1.) Singapore Changi International Airport
2.) London Heathrow Airport
3.) Hong Kong International Airport
4.) Hamad International Airport
5.) Zurich Airport
6.) Munich Airport

CRUISE

Best Small Cruise Line
1.) Star Clippers
2.) Ponant
3.) Silversea Cruises
4.) Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
5.) Paradise Cruise
6.) Azamara Club Cruises
7.) Tauck
8.) SeaDream Yacht Club

Best Large Cruise Line
1.) Celebrity Cruises
2.) Crystal Cruises
3.) P&O Cruises
4.) Cunard
5.) Princess Cruises
6.) Royal Caribbean International

05 AMADEUS Provence Cabin
Amadeus was named best river cruise line

Best River Cruise Line
1.) Amadeus River Cruises
2.) Crystal River Cruises
3.) Pandaw
4.) Scenic Luxury Cruises
5.) Aqua Expeditions
6.) Emerald Waterways
7.) Tauck

OTHER

Best Tour Operator
1.) Abercrombie & Kent
2.) Aardvark Safaris
3.) Tropic Breeze
4.) Premiere Neige Ltd
5.) Limos4
6.) Sovereign Luxury Travel
7.) Wix Squared Travel
8.) Citalia
9.) Tauck
10.) Experience Travel Group
11.) Nomadic Thoughts (Worldwide Travel)
12.) Velocity Black

Abercrombie & Kent
Abercrombie & Kent were crowned best tour operator

Best Travel App/Guide
1.) Cruise Critic
2.) Deia VIP
3.) Time Out
4.) Tripit
5.) LUXE City Guides
6.) Citymapper

Best Travel Booking Website
1.) AlltheRooms.com
2.) Expedia
3.) Unique Home Stays
4.) Wigwam Holidays
5.) Altovita
6.) Stratajet