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All the winners of the LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2021

By LLM Reporters  |  December 7, 2021
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After such a topsy-turvy year for the travel and hospitality industry, we were pleased to be able to shine a light, one again, on those making waves in the UK and all across the world. We put the decision in the hands of our readers and after a record number of votes, the results of the LLM Readers’ Travel Awards 2021 are now in. 28,161 people have had their say and we are very pleased to announce the following winners and runner’s up below:

HOTELS (UK based entries only):

Best Beach/Coastal Hotel

1. Carbis Bay Estate, Cornwall, England
2. Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
3. The Nare, Cornwall, England
4. Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
5. Ballygally Castle Hotel, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
6. Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
7. Mercure Brighton Seafront, The Norfolk Hotel, Brighton, England
8. Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best Boutique Hotel

1. Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
2. Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
3. Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
4. Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
5. Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
6. The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
7. Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
8. The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London, England
9. Palé Hall, Dee Valley, Wales
10. Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
11. The Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
12. Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
13. The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
14. The Academy, Bloomsbury, London, England

Best City Hotel

1. Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
2. COMO Metropolitan London, Park Lane, London, England
3. Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
4. The Glasshouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
5. The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, Mayfair, London, England
6. Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester, England
7. The Resident Soho, London, England
8. Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
9. Mercure Inverness Hotel, Inverness, Scotland
10. Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
11. Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
12. The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
13. COMO The Halkin, London, England
14. The Resident Covent Garden, London, England
15. The Resident Liverpool, England
16. HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England

Best Hotel for Business

1. Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
2. Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
3. Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
4. COMO The Halkin, London, England
5. Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England
6. Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
7. HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England
8. Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best Hotel for Design

1. Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
2. Mercure Perth Hotel, Perth, Scotland
3. nhow London, England
4. Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
5. HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England

Best Hotel for Families

1. Bovey Castle, Dartmoor, Devon, England
2. Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
3. Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, East Yorkshire, England
4. Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
5. Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
6. Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
7. Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
8. Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
9. Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
10. HYATT House Hotel Manchester, England

Best Hotel for Food

1. Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
2. The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
3. Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
4. Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
5. Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
6. Palé Hall, Dee Valley, Wales
7. The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London, England
8. Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel, Gloucester, England
9. Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Best Hotel for Golf

1. Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Northern Ireland
2. Bovey Castle, Dartmoor, Devon, England
3. Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
4. Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
5. Mercure Ayr Hotel, Ayrshire, Scotland

Best Hotel for Romance

1. Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
2. Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
3. Castle Hotel Windsor, Berkshire, England
4. Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall, England
5. The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
6. COMO The Halkin, London, England
7. Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
8. The Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll, Scotland
9. Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
10. Francis Hotel Bath, Somerset, England
11. Palé Hall, Dee Valley, Wales
12. Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England
13. Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Best Hotel for Wine

1. The Samling Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England
2. Linthwaite House, Windermere, Lake District, England
3. Queens Hotel Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
4. COMO The Halkin, London, England
5. Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England

Best Spa/Wellness Hotel

1. Carbis Bay Estate, Cornwall, England
2. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, England
3. Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
4. Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa, Warwickshire, England
5. Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, England
6. Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Northern Ireland
7. COMO The Halkin, London, England
8. YTL Hotels, Monkey Island Estate, Bray, Berkshire, England

OVERSEAS HOTEL:

Best Hotel in Europe (outside UK)

1. Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
2. Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, Portugal
3. Capri Palace Jumeirah, Capri, Italy
4. Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benhavis Marbella Resort, Spain
5. CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa, Crete, Greece
6. Argos in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Turkey
7. NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, Italy
8. COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, Italy
9. OMMA Santorini, Greece
10. Hotel Bahía del Duque, Tenerife, Spain
11. Hotel Castello di Reschio, Umbria, Italy
12. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca, Spain
13. D-Resort Göcek, nr Fethiye, Turkey
14. D Maris Bay, Marmaris, Turkey
15. Hillside Beach club, Fethiye, Turkey
16. The Marker Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
17. Iniala Harbour House & Residences, Valletta, Malta
18. The Elounda Peninsula, All Suite Hotel, Elounda, Greece
19. Kulm Hotel St, Moritz, Switzerland
20. NH Collection Prague Carlo IV, Prague, Czech Republic
21. Marbella Club, Malaga, Spain
22. D-Resort Šibenik, Croatia
23. Naturhotel Forsthofgut, Leogang, Austria
24. NH Collection Firenze Palazzo Gaddi, Florence, Italy
25. Hotel Le Coucou, Méribel, France
26. Fauchon l’Hotel, Paris, France
27. Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez, France
28. Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra, Portugal
29. NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderón, Barcelona, Spain
30. Rosselli, Valletta, Malta
31. Hotel Chais Monnet & Spa, Cognac, France
32. The Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
33. MarBella Corfu, Greece
34. NH Collection Amsterdam Doelen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
35. Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon, Portugal
36. NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
37. nhow Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
38. NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa, Murano, Italy
39. MarBella Elix, Parga, Greece
40. Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ostuni, Italy
41. Severin*s – The Alpine Retreat, Lech, Austria
42. São Lourenço do Barrocal, Alentejo, Portugal
43. MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas, Corfu, Greece
44. NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía, Madrid, Spain
45. NH Collection Madrid Suecia, Madrid, Spain

Best Hotel in Asia

1. Amilla Resorts and Residences, Baa Atoll, Maldives
2. akyra Thonglor Bangkok, Thailand
3. Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa, Thailand
4. akyra Manor Chiang Mai, Thailand
5. Azerai La Residence, Hue, Vietnam
6. Alma Resort, Cam Ranh peninsula, Vietnam
7. Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand
8. Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
9. Heritance Aarah, Maldives
10. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives
11. Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
12. COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
13. The Datai, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
14. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
15. Melia Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
16. Ozen Life Maadhoo, Maldives
17. COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, Thailand
18. The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
19. COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
20. Fauchon L’Hotel Kyoto, Japan
21. Huvafen Fushi, Malé Atoll, Maldives
22. COMO Uma Punakha, Bhutan
23. COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand
24. Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives
25. The Anam, Cam Ranh peninsula, Vietnam
26. Higashiyama Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan
27. Dharana at Shillim, nr Mumbai and Pune, India
28. Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort, Maldives
29. Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana, Ubud, Bali
30. COMO Uma Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Best Hotel in Africa

1. Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahe, Seychelles
2. La Sultana Marrakech, Morocco
3. Wilderness Safaris DumaTau, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Botswana
4. Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas, Tozeur, Tunisia
5. Leeu Estates, Franschhoek, South Africa
6. Lepogo Lodges, Limpopo, South Africa
7. Morukuru Family, Beach Lodge, De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa
8. La Sultana Oualidia, Morocco

Best Hotel in North America

1. Tranquility Bay Beachfront Resort, Florida, USA
2. COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, Florida, USA
3. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California, USA
4. NH Collection New York Madison Avenue, New York, USA
5. NH Collection Guadalajara Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico
6. Sands Hotel and Spa, California, USA
7. NH Collection Mexico City Centro Histórico, Mexico City, Mexico
8. TWA Hotel, JFK Airport, New York, USA

Best Hotel in South America

1. Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia
2. NH Collection Bogotá Teleport Royal, Bogotá, Colombia
3. Hotel Emiliano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4. Tierra Chiloe Hotel and Spa, Castro, Chile
5. NH Collection Buenos Aires Crillon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6. NH Collection Santiago Casacostanera, Santiago, Chile

Best Hotel in the Caribbean

1. Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James, Barbados
2. BodyHoliday, St. Lucia, West Indies, St. Lucia
3. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St Lucia
4. COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
5. Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla
6. Montpelier Plantation & Beach, Nevis, West Indies

Best Hotel in Oceania

1. Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa, Tahiti, French Polynesia
2. The Langham, Sydney, Australia
3. COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia
4. Bannisters by the sea, NSW, Australia
5. QT Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
6. Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide, Australia

DESTINATIONS:

Best UK City

1. Bath, England
2. London, England
3. Edinburgh, Scotland
4. York, England
5. Belfast, Northern Ireland
6. Liverpool, England
7. Cardiff, Wales
8. Durham, England
9. Exeter, England

Best Honeymoon

1. Maldives
2. Amalfi Coast, Italy
3. Santorini, Greece
4. Bali, Indonesia
5. Paris, France
6. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
7. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Best City – outside UK

1. Barcelona, Spain
2. New York City, USA
3. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
4. Bangkok, Thailand
5. Palma, Mallorca, Spain
6. Budapest, Hungary
7. Copenhagen, Denmark
8. Melbourne, Australia
9. Salzburg, Austria
10. Pula, Croatia
11. St. Petersburg, Russia
12. Quito, Ecuador

Best Island

1. Crete, Greece
2. Santorini, Greece
3. St Lucia
4. Maui, Hawaii
5. Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
6. Bermuda
7. The Islands of Tahiti
8. Ko Samui, Thailand
9. Bali, Indonesia
10. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Best Ski Resort

1. Courchevel, France
2. Mürren, Switzerland
3. Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy
4. Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria
5. Higashiyama Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan
6. Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort, Hokkaido, Japan

AIRLINES:

Best Airline

1. British Airways
2. Emirates
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Etihad Airways
5. Qatar Airways
6. Cathay Pacific

Best Airport

1. Changi Airport, Singapore
2. Heathrow Airport, England
3. Munich Airport, Germany
4. Farnborough Airport, England
5. Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
6. Hong Kong International Airport
7. Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan

CRUISE:

Best Ocean Cruise Line

1. Royal Caribbean
2. Celebrity Cruises
3. Cunard Line
4. Princess Cruises
5. Azamara

OTHER:

Best Specialist Tour Operator

1. Luxtripper
2. Wilderness Safaris
3. @luxurylondonguy Ltd
4. Charitable Travel
5. Health Travel
6. Ultimate Driving Tours
7. White Desert
8. Orange DMC, India

Best Tour Operator

1. Luxtripper
2. White Desert
3. @luxurylondonguy Ltd
4. Charitable Travel

Best Tour Operator for Adventure

1. Luxtripper
2. White Desert
3. Charitable Travel

Best Travel Website

1. Luxtripper
2. Tuscany Now & More
3. Villatravellers in Sicily
4. @luxurylondonguy Ltd
5. ALTIDO property management company
6. Health Travel