A hotel in Lancashire has been recognised in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotels for 2024 list.

The list celebrates this year’s highest-rated hotels in the world, according to Tripadvisor’s global travel community. 

Analysing 12 months of review data for over 1.6 million hotels listed on the site, winners span 9 categories from the definitive Top Hotels through to All Inclusive, B&Bs and Inns, Family-Friendly, Luxury, Small and Boutique.

Three new subcategories have been launched this year – Pet-Friendly, Sustainable and Wellness.

Analysing the results, Tripadvisor said: “When it comes to world-class hospitality, Brits shine in the Best B&Bs and Inns category, with four UK winners making the top 10 global list.”

Dan Mitchell, Vice President & General Manager Hotels, Tripadvisor, said: “Our Best of the Best Hotels are marvels, acclaimed by thousands of travellers for their remarkable service, stunning design, and wealth of amenities that redefine what it means to have an exceptional hotel experience.

“According to our Tripadvisor reviewers, each of the world’s best hotels caters to the traveller looking for accessible luxury and unique, tailored experiences.”

The Fossil Tree Hotel in Blackpool is the 11th best in the Small and Boutique Hotels category in the UK, with reviewers praising its welcoming atmosphere and warm service.

The Fossil Tree Hotel's website says: “The Fossil Tree on Blackpool’s prestigious Queen’s Promenade Bispham is ideal for Adults looking for a restful night’s sleep, superb coastal views, guaranteed onsite free parking and a very relaxing stay.”

It adds: “We offer Adults a comfortable child free environment just minutes from the bright lights and attractions of Blackpool, but a million miles from the noise, hustle and bustle of the centre and south shores.

“In between having fun in the UK’s number one resort, the Fossil Tree provides a tranquil space for you to relax, breath and enjoy time in your individually designed en suite bedroom with beautiful views of the beach & sea.”

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On Tripadvisor, the hotel has a 5/5 rating from 720 reviews with one visitor saying: “Stayed here for 2 nights in April and what a wonderful hotel this is. From the moment we arrived until the time we left, Chris the owner looked after us superbly and was a wealth of knowledge regarding what to do in the immediate area and in Blackpool itself.

“The hotel is just opposite a tram station and there is also a bus stop just outside making travelling easy whichever direction you wish to go. We stayed in the Beech room which had a super king size bed and this was one of the best sleeps we have had on our quite extensive travels. The room itself was also quite large with tea and coffee available if required.

“I would just like to thank Chris and Christine for being such wonderful hosts and making our mini break away such an enjoyable experience.

“I would thoroughly recommend this hotel as it is quite simply superb.”

Another said: “Stayed here for the first time and really couldn’t fault it, exceptionally clean, Chris the owner was very attentive and more than helpful, enjoy our little chats at breakfast time, and the breakfast itself was of high quality ingredient and cooked to perfection, wouldn’t think twice about booking again.”