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All the winners in the 2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards

By LLM Reporters on 12th September 2019

The votes are in and they have been counted. We are pleased to present the complete list of results of the second annual Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards (in association with Blue Bay Travel) for 2019, based on the opinions of 74,915 readers, as follows.

HOTELS (UK based entries only):

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel

1.) The Headland Hotel & Spa, Cornwall
2.) The Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay
3.) Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall
4.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
5.) Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
6.) The Royal Harbour Hotel, Kent
7.) The Airds Hotel, Argyll

The Headland Hotel & Spa in Cornwall was named the Best Beach/Coastal Hotel in the UK

Best Boutique Hotel

1.) The Jack Russell Inn, Hampshire
2.) Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland
3.) Eccleston Square Hotel, London
4.) The Airds Hotel, Argyll
5.) Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon
6.) Battel Hall at Leeds Castle, Kent
7.) Flemings Hotel, London
8.) Borthwick Castle, East Lothian
9.) Linthwaite House, Cumbria
10.) The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
11.) The Dundas Arms, Berkshire
12.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
13.) Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall
14.) Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire
15.) Whatley Manor Hotel, Cotswolds
16.) The Beverley Arms, Yorkshire
17.) The Salutation, Kent

Best City Hotel

1.) Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
2.) The Grand Hotel, York
3.) Eccleston Square Hotel, London
4.) The Europa Hotel, Belfast
5.) Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
6.) Corinthia Hotel London
7.) Flemings Hotel, London
8.) The Beaumont, London

Best Hotel for Business

1.) Wynyard Hall, Billingham
2.) Eccleston Square Hotel, London
3.) The Europa Hotel, Belfast
4.) Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
5.) Leeds Castle, Kent
6.) Corinthia Hotel London
7.) Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
8.) Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
9.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Nottinghamshire
10.) Borthwick Castle, East Lothian
11.) The Grand Hotel, York

Best Hotel for Design

1.) The Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay
2.) Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
3.) Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland
4.) Flemings Hotel, London
5.) Borthwick Castle, East Lothian
6.) The Beaumont, London
7.) The Beverley Arms, Yorkshire

Wynyard Hall in the North East was named Best Hotel for Business in the UK

Best Hotel for Families

1.) Bailiffscourt Hotel, West Sussex
2.) The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall
3.) Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
4.) Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, County Down
5.) Wynyard Hall, Billingham
6.) Ockenden Manor, Sussex
7.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
8.) The Spread Eagle Hotel, Sussex
9.) Lucknam Park, Somerset

Best Hotel for Food

1.) The Museum Inn, Dorset
2.) Wynyard Hall, Billingham
3.) The Royal Oak, West Sussex
4.) Mallory Court Country House Hotel, Warwickshire
5.) The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall
6.) Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire
7.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
8.) Ockenden Manor, Sussex
9.) The Spread Eagle Hotel, Sussex
10.) The Crab and Boar, Berkshire
11.) Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
12.) The Fife Arms, Aberdeenshire
13.) The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
14.) Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire
15.) Flemings Hotel, London
16.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
17.) Borthwick Castle, East Lothian
18.) Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall
19.) The Airds Hotel, Argyll
20.) Lucknam Park, Somerset
21.) The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa, Somerset
22.) Corinthia Hotel London
23.) Whatley Manor Hotel, Cotswolds
24.) The Royal Harbour Hotel, Kent
25.) The Grand Hotel, York

Best Hotel for Golf

1.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
2.) Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, County Down
3.) The Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay
4.) Foxhills Club, Surrey
5.) Leeds Castle, Kent
6.) Bovey Castle, Devon

Best Hotel for Romance

1.) Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Devon
2.) Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland
3.) Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Co. Antrim
4.) The Arden Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
5.) The Airds Hotel, Argyll
6.) Leeds Castle, Kent
7.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
8.) Wynyard Hall, Billingham
9.) The Fife Arms, Aberdeenshire
10.) Bailiffscourt Hotel, West Sussex
11.) The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall
12.) The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
13.) The Crab and Boar, Berkshire
14.) Flemings Hotel, London
15.) Lucknam Park, Somerset
16.) Linthwaite House, Cumbria
17.) Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire
18.) The Royal Harbour Hotel, Kent
19.) The Spread Eagle Hotel, Sussex
20.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
21.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Nottinghamshire
22.) Ockenden Manor, Sussex
23.) Battel Hall at Leeds Castle, Kent
24.) Borthwick Castle, East Lothian

Queen Anne Restaurant at the Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Kingsbridge in Devon
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel in Devon was named Best Hotel for Romance in the UK

Best Hotel for Wine

1.) Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire
2.) Lucknam Park, Somerset
3.) The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
4.) Linthwaite House, Cumbria
5.) Whatley Manor Hotel, Cotswolds
6.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Nottinghamshire

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel

1.) Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, County Down
2.) Wynyard Hall, Billingham
3.) Mallory Court Country House Hotel, Warwickshire
4.) The Headland Hotel and Spa, Cornwall
5.) Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
6.) Ockenden Manor, Sussex
7.) Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
8.) Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
9.) Lucknam Park, Somerset
10.) Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
11.) Bovey Castle, Devon
12.) Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall
13.) Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Nottinghamshire
14.) The Spread Eagle Hotel, Sussex
15.) Whatley Manor Hotel, Cotswolds
16.) Foxhills Club, Surrey
17.) The Grand Hotel, York

Best Newcomer

1.) The Machrie Hotel, Isle of Islay
2.) Battel Hall at Leeds Castle, Kent
3.) The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset
4.) The Beverley Arms, Yorkshire
5.) Linthwaite House, Cumbria

OVERSEAS HOTELS:

Best Hotel in the World

1.) Trump International Hotel and Tower New York, USA
2.) Vatuvara Private Island Fiji
3.) Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4.) Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.) Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Maldives
6.) Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
7.) The Langham, Sydney, Australia
8.) The Dorchester, London, UK
9.) Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C, USA
10.) The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel, Switzerland

Trump International Hotel and Tower New York was named the Best Hotel in the World. Image credit: Trump International Hotel and Tower New York

Best Hotel in Europe

1.) D-Resort Gocek, Turkey
2.) Amare Beach Hotel Marbella, Spain
3.) Zafiro Palace Palmanova, Spain
4.) Almalusa Baixa/Chiado, Portugal
5.) Gstaad Palace, Switzerland
6.) Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort, Portugal
7.) Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Netherlands
8.) Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Spain
9.) Cap Rocat, Spain
10.) JW Marriott Venice Resort, Italy
11.) Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Greece
12.) Le Relais de Chambord, France
13.) Gennadi Grand Resort, Greece
14.) Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Switzerland
15.) Forte Village Resort Sardinia, Italy
16.) Argentario Golf Resort, Italy
17.) Gran Hotel Miramar, Spain
18.) Danai Beach Resort, Greece
19.) Evian Resort, France
20.) Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy
21.) Fontelunga Hotel, Italy
22.) The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Switzerland
23.) Borgo Egnazia, Italy
24.) Aphrodite Hills Resort, Greece

Best Hotel in Asia

1.) Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Maldives
2.) akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand
3.) Kandima Maldives
4.) Avani Samui Resort, Thailand
5.) The RuMa Hotel, Malaysia
6.) Palazzo Versace Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7.) Chiva-Som, Thailand
8.) akyra Beach Club Phuket, Thailand
9.) Reef Villa, Sri Lanka
10.) The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, China
11.) The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Maldives
12.) Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
13.) Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Malaysia
14.) Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
15.) The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
16.) Bliss Sanctuary for Women, Indonesia
17.) The Nai Harn, Thailand

Best Hotel in Africa

1.) Latitude 15°, Zambia
2.) Latitude 13°, Malawi
3.) Palais Amani, Morocco
4.) Karkloof Safari Villas, South Africa
5.) Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique
6.) Omaanda, Namibia
7.) Zuri Zanzibar, Tanzania
8.) The Saxon Hotel, Villas, South Africa
9.) Le Quartier Français, South Africa

Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador was named Best Hotel in South America

Best Hotel in North America

1.) Chable Resort, Mexico
2.) Loews Miami Beach Hotel, USA
3.) UNICO 20°N 87°W Riviera Maya Hotel, Mexico
4.) Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, USA
5.) The Hotel Alyeska, USA
6.) Loews Regency New York Hotel, USA
7.) The Mark Hotel, USA
8.) Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel, USA
9.) Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Canada

Best Hotel in the Caribbean

1.) Jamaica Inn, Jamaica
2.) The Sandpiper, Barbados
3.) Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia
4.) Bequia Beach Hotel, Saint Vincent and The Grendines
5.) Coral Reef Club, Barbados

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 Star Gold Coast, Australia
3.) The Langham, Sydney, Australia
4.) Park Hyatt Melbourne, Australia
5.) The Darling Hotel, Australia
6.) Hotel DeBret, New Zealand

Chable Resort in Mexico was named Best Hotel in North America

DESTINATIONS

Best UK City

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

Best Honeymoon

1.) Maldives
2.) Jamaica
3.) Tahiti
4.) Mauritius
5.) Bora Bora
6.) Anguilla
7.) St Lucia
8.) Florence
9.) Dubrovnik
10.) Madeira
11.) Paris
12.) Seychelles
13.) Malta
14.) Venice
15.) Fiji
16.) Abu Dhabi

Best City (World)

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

Philadelphia
Philadelphia was named Best City in the World

Best Island

1.) Jamaica
2.) Maldives
3.) Bali
4.) Santorini
5.) Madeira
6.) Sardinia
7.) Palawan
8.) Fiji
9.) Anguilla
10.) Mauritius
11.) Malta
12.) Sicily
13.) The Bahamas

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

AIRLINES

Best Short Haul Airline

1.) KLM
2.) Norwegian
3.) Swiss International Air Lines
4.) Lufthansa
5.) Surf Air

Emirates was named Best Long Haul Airline

Best Long Haul Airline

1.) Emirates
2.) Virgin Atlantic
3.) Singapore Airlines
4.) British Airways
5.) Qatar Airways
6.) Etihad
7.) EVA Air
8.) Vietnam Airlines

Best Airport

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

CRUISE

Best Small Cruise Line

1.) Star Clippers
2.) Silversea Cruises
3.) Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises
4.) Ponant
5.) Azamara Club Cruises
6.) Paradise Cruise

Celebrity Cruises was named Best Large Cruise Line

Best Large Cruise Line

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

Best River Cruise Line

1.) Emerald Waterways
2.) Crystal River Cruises
3.) Scenic Luxury Cruises
4.) Pandaw
5.) Aqua Expeditions
6.) Amadeus

OTHER

Best Tour Operator

1.) Hayes & Jarvis
2.) Journey Latin America
3.) Original Travel
4.) Sovereign Luxury Travel
5.) Citalia
6.) True Luxury Travel
7.) Cycling For Softies

Best Tour Operator for Adventure

1.) The Honeymoon Fixer
2.) Ski Beat
3.) True Luxury Travel
4.) Cookson Adventures
5.) BSpoke Tours

Andante Travels was named Best Specialist Tour Operator and Best Escorted Tour Operator

Best Specialist Tour Operator

1.) Andante Travels
2.) The Honeymoon Fixer
3.) Journey Latin America
4.) True Luxury Travel
5.) London Tailored Tours
6.) Austravel
7.) Cycling For Softies

Best Escorted Tour Operator

1.) Andante Travels
2.) Journey Latin America
3.) London Tailored Tours

Best Travel App/Guide

1.) Travelzoo
2.) Tripit
3.) Rome2Rio
4.) Time Out
5.) Insight Guides Trips
6.) Cruise Critic
7.) Citymapper
8.) LUXE City Guides

Best Travel Booking Website

1.) Travelzoo
2.) Expedia
3.) Villa Plus
4.) Firefly Collection
5.) Wigwam Holidays
6.) Stratajet
7.) AlltheRooms.com