Delight after resort hotels top the ratings

The Arthington Hotel
The Arthington Hotel
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A Blackpool hotel has been rated the best in the North West and the third best in the country by an online booking site.

The Arthington Guest House in St Chad’s Road was given a rating of 96.38 by Trivago which has calculated the list of reviews left on its website, putting it at the top of the list.

And Blackpool has done well in the overall league table by claiming second spot in the region too with the Redstone in Alexandra Road in second place and 12th in UK.

The resort has a third representative in the top 10 too with the Craimar in Hull Road in sixth place.

Out of the top 20 hotels in the North West, six are located in Blackpool, with The Fylde International, the De-Lovely and Gabrielle’s in the list.

Steve and Elaine Fazakerley, owners of The Arthington Guest House, said: “We have owned The Arthington Guest House since 2006 and have sunk our heart and soul into it.

“It has not been easy and we have had a lot of setbacks.

“But we enjoy what we do and hope that comes across to our guests.

“It is great to be recognised not just for us but for the Blackpool guest house community.

“Many thanks to all our guests for their support and to Trivago for this award.”

Paula Brown, who has run the Craimar with her husband Craig for nine years, said they were delighted with the results.

She said: “Obviously this is great news.

“Almost everyone checks out the reviews on the websites such as Trivago before booking their hotels.

“We are quite a modern hotel and we take a modern approach to what our guests might want and need when they stay with us.

“We are lucky in that we have a great location right in the centre of Blackpool.

“In season, families and couples are our main customers but we are busy all year round as during the winter we have a lot of the dancers who come for the events and conventions.”

The Trivago rating showed that 10 hotels in the top 20 for the North West also featured in the top 50 hotels in the UK.

The top five hotels were B&Bs, which it said was a good representation of top-rated accommodation in the North West.