New ‘Perfect Somewhere’ awards name the ‘crème de la crème’ of UK hotels

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The global awards have been created to celebrate a selection of the top 1% of hotels on the Hotels.com app.

Unlike other travel awards, these awards are based on a data-driven approach which evaluates how hotels treat guests.

Various hotels in the UK have been recognised including Dakota Glasgow and The Aviator in Hampshire.

“Perfect Somewheres 2024 recognises the hotel industry’s crème de la crème,” said Expedia Group SVP of Global Communications Lauri Metrose.

Lauri continued: “Most programmes use only reviews, or focus solely on luxury — our new awards programme spotlights hotels that craft extraordinary experiences and elevate the travel journey for our guests, regardless of the number of stars.” 

Staff interactions, ratings of property facilities, traveller reviews and more are combined to select the winning hotels.

These winning hotels are VIP Access partners which means that they also offer additional perks to members.

These standout stays show the hotels- and the people who work there – going above and beyond.

From the concierge that chartered a seaplane to return a forgotten wallet, to a longstanding seamstress who came to the rescue of a panicked bride, and a hotel that builds an inclusive community by employing adults with intellectual disabilities.  

These are just six properties from across the UK that have been dubbed “pinnacle of hospitality excellence” among 700 properties from across the globe.

The UK Hotels named in Hotels.com’s ‘Perfect Somewhere’ awards 2024

Fingal, Edinburgh

North Wales Pioneer: Fingal, Edinburgh has been named in Hotels.com's awards. ( Hotels.com)Fingal, Edinburgh has been named in Hotels.com’s awards. ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels.com)

Fingal is a five-star luxury floating hotel located near Edinburgh’s Royal Yacht Britannia.

Hotels.com described it as “totally unique” and “a stay like no other”.

Docked on the Scottish capital’s waterfront, the hotel is within a 40-minute drive to Edinburgh airport and is not far from the city’s other popular attractions like Princes Street and the Royal Mile.

One guest wrote in a review that their stay was: “Outstanding in every way.”

A second visitor posted: ” It was fabulous, friendly, unbelievable although a bit expensive. The staff were fantastic, the room amazing and the food was brilliant..”

Meanwhile, a third wrote: “Absolutely outstanding. Lovely, friendly staff, superb food. lovely cabin.”

NoMad, London

North Wales Pioneer: Nomad is located in a Grade II listed building in Covent Garden. ( Hotels.com)Nomad is located in a Grade II listed building in Covent Garden. ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels.com)

Located within a 10-minute walk of Covent Garden and Leicester Square, NoMad London has also been named in Hotels.com’s awards.

Hotels.com described the property as a “mix of stunning history and exquisite luxury”.

The hotel is in a Grade II-listed building within the landmark Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station.

Rating the hotel a 10/10 Exceptional, one visitor wrote about their stay:” Amazing stay, fabulous room, brilliant staff, fantastic dinner and breakfast.”

A second guest shared:”Would stay again. Loved everything about the hotel and the food was AMAZING.”

A third reviewer said:”Absolutely incredible stay. Fantastic staff. Gorgeous property. Spotless rooms and incredible design throughout. Best room service I’ve EVER had. 10/10 recommend it, I’ll never stay in another London property! Bravo!”

Minster Mil Motel, the Cotswolds

North Wales Pioneer: Hotels.com described the Minster Mill Hotel as a relaxing retreat ( Hotels.com)Hotels.com described the Minster Mill Hotel as a relaxing retreat ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels.com)

The Minster Mill Hotel is a “relaxing retreat” and the “perfect sanctuary any time of the year”, according to Hotels.com.

Within a 15-minute drive of the Cotswold Wildlife Park, the hotel has no shortage of features including a spa, pool, bar, restaurant, steam room and terrace.

Leaving a 10/10 review, one guest posted: “Beautiful island in the middle of the Cotswolds. Two restaurants available, parking included on site and an amazing location at a river. Cute walks through the countryside. Old mill beautifully remodelled”.

The Londoner, London

North Wales Pioneer: The Londoner is located in London's West End. ( Hotels.com)The Londoner is located in London’s West End. ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels,com)

Found in London’s bustling West End, this five-star luxurious hotel has been recognised by Hotels.com.

The Londoner is a short walk from key public transport links to explore the British capital including Piccadilly Circus Underground Station and  Leicester Square Underground Station.

It has a long list of features from a rooftop terrace and spa to an indoor pool, a bar and a fitness centre.

After their first stay, one guest shared this review: ” First time at the Londoner, comfortable room, nice fitness centre, great breakfast buffet with super nice staff, good live music. I felt relaxed and comfortable there.”

Rating it 10/10, one visitor wrote: ” Great stay! Very new and clean love it. Staff was very welcoming.”

A third reviewer said: “Fabulous – central but somehow secluded.”

Dakota, Glasgow

North Wales Pioneer: Dakota Glasgow is effortlessly chic according to Hotels.com ( Hotels.com)Dakota Glasgow is effortlessly chic according to Hotels.com ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels.com)

Dubbed by Hotels.com as “effortlessly chic”, the brand says the Dakota Glasgow is an ideal spot for exploring the city.

Hotels.com adds that “there is something for everyone” including various packages like “Steaks in the City”, “Date Night” and “Lazy Sunday”.

With a 10/10 score, one guest at the Dakota wrote: “The rooms were very spacious and extremely well decorated. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We loved our stay at the Dakota.”

A second reviewer shared after their visit: ” Loved the property, the staff and location. One negative – no coffee in the room.”

A third visitor said: “Lovely stay. Everyone was so friendly!”

Moxy Manchester City

North Wales Pioneer: Moxy Manchester City can be found near Salford Keys. ( Hotels.com)Moxy Manchester City can be found near Salford Keys. ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels.com)

Near Salford Quays, Moxy Manchester City is among the UK hotels being recognised in the Perfect Somewhere awards.

The hotel is a five-minute walk from Deansgate and Manchester Opera House and it’s close to key public transport links too like Peters Square Station and Deansgate-Castlefield Station.

Out of 410 verified reviews, Moxy Manchester City rated an ‘exceptional’ 9.4/10 score.

After their stay, one guest shared: ” Great Hotel with really friendly and helpful staff, close to everything at a very reasonable price.”

A second person added about their visits: “We love the moxy! Fun chilled vibe. Amazing rooms, staff are all fantastic. Love all the games in the lobby. Stayed numerous times.”

With a 10/10 rating, one visitor said: “Relaxed atmosphere, affordable and right in the centre of town.”

The Aviator, Hampshire

North Wales Pioneer: The Aviator looks over the private Farnborough Airport . ( Hotels.com)The Aviator looks over the private Farnborough Airport . ( Hotels.com) (Image: Hotels.com)

Hotels.com says that this unique hotel is the ” perfect somewhere” for anyone who loves aviation and design.

The Aviator overlooks the private Farnborough Airport but also from above has been ingeniously designed to replicate an aircraft propeller. 

Guests have left 621 verified reviews which has given the hotel an impressive 9.6 rating overall.


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One customer posted: “Beautiful hotel with the most comfortable bed.”

A second visitor shared:” Excellent hotel, very clean and lavish rooms. Service was superb as was the breakfast.”

Another person commented: ” Superb hotel with immaculate rooms, comfy beds, well-equipped gym and lovely bar/restaurant. Cannot fault it.”

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