UK hotel and B&B best in the world
Two UK holiday establishments have been named as the best in the world after receiving top ratings from guests.
Lawton Court Hotel, in Llandudno, Wales, and Millgate B&B, in Masham, North Yorkshire, beat competition from around the globe in the 2015 Travellers' Choice awards.
The awards were based on millions of reviews left over the past year by holidaymakers on the travel website TripAdvisor.
Lawton Court Hotel came first in the World's Top 10 Bargain Hotels category, with reviews praising the owners, staff, food, seafront location, views and cleanliness.
It also received second place in the World's Top 10 Small Hotels and came fourth in the world for service.
The hotel, which provides rooms from £74 per person per night, was opened last year and is run by Scott and Hannah Lawton-Jones.
Mr and Mrs Lawton-Jones said: "What a great end to an already fantastic first year as owners of Lawton Court Hotel.
"To be recognised by TripAdvisor as a 2015 Travellers' Choice Hotels award-winner across three different categories really is the icing on the cake.
"We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests from the past year for helping us to win this award. It's the valuable reviews from them that help drive the business."
A recent guest said she "could not have asked for more" when she reviewed her stay at Lawton Court Hotel.
She said: "The owners went above and beyond making sure all our needs were met to ensure we had a great stay.
"Great location on the seafront with stunning views, rooms were spotless and well-equipped and breakfast was superb using all local produce.
"All the staff were friendly and attentive and the owners made us feel nothing was too much trouble."
Millgate B&B scooped top place in the World's Top 10 B&Bs. It has received more than 350 excellent reviews on the site, with one reviewer describing it as the "best B&B we have ever been to".
Sue Burrell, who owns Millgate B&B with husband Andrew, said: "We're thrilled to be named the number one B&B in the world.
"The fact that this award stems from our guests' feedback makes it even more special, because the reviews we've received on TripAdvisor have really helped our business thrive."
The Shola Coach House, in Portrush, Northern Ireland, Llwyn Helyg Country House, in Llanarthney, Wales, and Beach Cottage B&B, in Inverness, Scotland, all featured in the World's Top 10 B&Bs.
Lawton Court's sister hotel, Lauriston Court, in Llandudno, was rated the world's sixth best budget hotel. The Queen's Promenade Hotel, in Blackpool, came third on the list.
The Haymarket Hotel in London was ranked as the UK's best hotel, while Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, on the North Male Atoll of the Maldives, took the title of the world's top hotel for 2015.
The Travellers' Choice 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.
The awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions and traveller ratings specific to each award category.
James Kay, a TripAdvisor spokesman, said: "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."