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Wednesday, 6 March 2013



Scottish hotel named best in UK while Cornwall continues to be a family favourite
Continuing awards season at TripAdvisor, this week we announce the winners of the 2013 Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Hotels for Families, honouring the best family-friendly hotels in the UK and around the globe and based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

“With the schools set to break up for Easter in a matter of weeks, these awards recognise the hotels that family travellers love the most.  It’s great to see a British hotel recognised among Europe’s top 10 and the world’s top 25,” commented Emma Shaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson.

Escape to Scotland with the kids

Scotland celebrates great success this year, laying claim to the UK’s number one hotel for families. The Auchrannie Spa Resort on the Isle of Arran was crowned the UK’s top family-friendly hotel, 10th in Europe and 25th in the whole world alongside the likes of Orlando’s Disney hotels. And not stopping there, it is also the only British property to feature in the European and world list.
Located in Brodick on the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, the Auchrannie Spa Resort makes sure kids are kept happy, and subsequently their parents too with two 20m swimming pools, a sports hall, three-tier indoor soft play area and games and internet rooms.

Linda Johnston, Executive Director of the Auchrannie Spa Resort said, “We are delighted to have been voted the number one family hotel in the UK by the families on TripAdvisor. This is testimony to the efforts of our fantastic team who work hard to ensure families that visit us have an enjoyable and memorable stay.”
Cornwall a firm family favourite

This year Cornwall boasts two hotels in the UK’s top 10. Newquay’s Sands Resort Hotel & Spa takes second place while the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa in Mawgan Porth comes ninth.

With both children and parents in mind, the Sands Resort Hotel & Spa is the ideal family getaway. For kids there is a whole host of free activities including a climbing wall, zip wire and bouncy castle as well as an OFSTED approved kids club and entertainment programme. And the Ocean Breeze spa is the perfect place for parents to chill while the children are off enjoying themselves.  

Pack up the buckets and spades for Blackpool

Head off to the bright lights of Blackpool for a family-friendly break. The Lancashire seaside town has double cause for celebration with two hotels named among the UK’s top 10 hotels for families. The Premier Inn Blackpool Central and Doric Hotel take sixth and seventh place respectively.

Located close to the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool's Golden Mile, the Premier Inn Blackpool Central offers spacious family rooms at no extra cost and children under 16 can stay and eat breakfast for free.

Family fun in Italy

For those looks to venture further afield, the Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel in Ortisei, Val Gardena, Italy has been crowned the world’s number one family hotel. The ultimate kids fantasy, the hotel prides itself on its abundance of things to keep the little ones entertained including a mini-sports arena, pirates’ lair, giant Lego-building, small petting zoo, children’s car racing area and garden restaurant with free access all day to the soft drinks fountain and ice-cream.

Click here for the full list of winners: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Family.