Going against Grainary

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A SCARBOROUGH B&B has been named ahead of The Ritz and Claridge’s as one of the UK’s best hotels.

Qype, Europe’s leading consumer reviews site, has revealed UK consumers’ best hotels in time for the long bank holiday weekends of May Day, Spring Bank Holiday and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - with some shock results.

East Coast guest house The Grainary came in at number three, beating established London favourites Claridge’s Hotel and The Ritz Hotel, according to real reviews posted on Qype.co.uk over the last six months. Ellerthwaite Lodge Hotel, Cumbria, was the only other hotel outside of London to make the top ten.

The Grainary was praised for its welcoming staff, great breakfasts and family friendly atmosphere, with many reviewers giving it five stars out of five.

“It’s clear from the list that Qype users are passionate about excellent customer service. Whether it’s a leading luxury 5 star hotel in the heart of Mayfair or a farm-based B&B in North Yorkshire, how a hotel treats their guests can make or break a hotel’s reputation,” says Richard Dennys, Qype’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“With a new review posted every 30 seconds, Qype is an invaluable resource when you’re researching how to make the most of the bank holiday weekend. Simply checking into Qype and reading what other people think about a particular hotel, pub or restaurant can make the difference between a good break and a great one,” continued Dennys.

Attracting up to 25 million visits a month, Qype is the source for independent and trusted reviews. With Qype’s app you’re never far from advice on how to find the best B&B, with instant, on-the-go access to over 2.3 million reviews across 166,000 cities worldwide.

The UK’s Top Ten Hotels according to Qype reviewers were: 1. The Dorchester Hotel London; 2. The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London; 3. The Grainary Scarborough; 4. Claridge’s Hotel London; 5. The Landmark London; 6. The Ritz Hotel London; 7. The Alhambra Private Hotel London; 8. Ellerthwaite Lodge Hotel Cumbria; 9. St Martin’s Lane London; 10. Grange St Paul’s London.