The winners of the 2018 eviivo Awards were announced last night at the ‘Oscars of the hospitality industry’ ceremony hosted at glamorous Quaglino’s, London.
More than 100 UK properties across the independent accommodation sector were shortlisted as finalists, with winners selected over eight categories. The eviivo Awards, now in its fifth year, was judged by a panel of industry experts, including celebrity chef Phil Vickery. The awards seek to recognise the best of the UK’s world-class B&Bs, guesthouses, inns, serviced apartments, self-catering units and small independent hotels.
Among the awards presented to B&Bs at the ceremony last night were the award for most outstanding host, which went to Bowens Bed & Breakfast in Herefordshire, and the prize for Tastiest Breakfast wen to Graysonside Guest House in Cockermouth in Cumbria.
Category winners of the 2018 eviivo Awards:
|Star Amongst Stars||The Hill Club|
|Most Beautifully Presented||Woolmarket House|
|Tastiest Breakfast||Graysonside Guest House|
|Quirkiest Place To Stay||Harbourside View|
|Outstanding Host||Bowens Bed & Breakfast|
|Budget With A Twist||Portrush Boutique Townhouse Hostel|
|Multi-Property Wizard||Arkell’s Brewery|
Introducing the awards at the ceremony, eviivo CEO Michele Fitzpatrick commented: “We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries we received, and proud to see so many hosts and hoteliers across the board – from B&Bs and independent hotels to self-catering, apartment and alternative accommodation providers – doing such a fantastic job.
“There is definitely a revival of B&Bs taking place, with a fabulous range of places to stay on offer, whether it’s a windmill, houseboat, ancient inn or classic seaside guest house. It’s certainly safe to say the independent accommodation sector is thriving and providing some of the UK’s most special holiday experiences for domestic and international visitors.
“Congratulations to all the winners on their well-deserved wins, awards well earned.”