Today we have been named as the world's second best B&B in this year's 2015 Traveller's Choice awards!
At this moment we are overwhelmed with gratitude to our guests who have made this award possible, and we can barely string a sentence together.
Now in their 13th year, the awards honour the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels. Travellers’ Choice® award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.
“These awards recognise the finest hotels across the globe, according to those that really matter - the guests themselves. This year is particularly good news for the UK hotel industry, with the UK home to more of the world’s best rated properties than other country,” commented James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, “And with the ability to research, compare prices and book all on TripAdvisor, travellers looking to stay at a Travellers’ Choice winner can still grab a great deal.”
We are in shock at receiving this accolade and being in the top 1% of all accommodation on TripAdvisor, and we can only thank each and every one of our lovely guests who took the time to write such excellent reviews about their stay at Shola. It has been our pleasure to share our home and we look forward to return visits.
We are so proud to announce that we scooped the best Serviced Accommodation of the year in the 2014 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards at a gala ceremony in Belfast’s Ulster Hall last night. The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, now in their 36th year, recognise the very best of the local industry and are regarded as the high point of the annual tourism calendar.
Winning the best Serviced Accommodation award is a major highlight for us having only opened the business in March last year. The category was open to bed and breakfasts, guest houses and farmhouse establishments from all over Northern Ireland and we are proud to be recognised as the outstanding performers among very strong competition.
We are truly grateful for all the support we have received during this past year (our very first in the B&B business!) from family, friends and guests who have all contributed to making Shola such a special place to live, work and stay in, thank you.
The champagne has been on ice so now let the celebrations begin!
We are thrilled to announce that after just one year in the bed and breakfast business we are one of the shortlisted nominations in the 2014 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. We are proud to be representing Portrush and the North Coast of Ireland.
The winners of the coveted awards, which recognise outstanding performers in the tourism industry, will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held on Thursday 29 May at Belfast's Ulster Hall. Watch this space!