Ben Rhydding hotel ranked number one in UK for romance

Ben Rhydding hotel ranked number one in UK for romance

A bedroom at the Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding and the outside of the hotel

A bedroom at the Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding and the outside of the hotel

First published in Local news Wharfedale Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A Ben Rhydding inn has been named the most romantic hotel in the country in a travel website’s awards.

The Wheatley Arms, on Wheatley Lane, was ranked the number one romantic place to stay in the country, in’s Simply The Guest 2013 awards.

Customers who left reviews on the website made the ‘Wheatley’ the winning romantic hotel due to its “beautiful rooms.”

The hotel features cosy log fires, individually designed rooms, some featuring roll-top baths, and balconies where couples can sit looking out over the Wharfedale scenery with a bottle of champagne.

General manage, Kate Peil believes the atmosphere of the hotel inspired guests to leave good reviews on the website.

”I just think it’s fantastic we won it, that we’re first out of the whole country, and that it’s all been done on customer feedback,” she said.

Individual Inns marketing manager, Sarah Brookfield-Brewis, said winning the award came as a surprise to the company – with the trophy turning up unannounced.

“It’s fantastic, we were really excited when we found out,” she said.’s head of marketing, said the company read reviews left by guests to find out which ones stood out as the most romantic destinations.

”We know that all of our customers are each looking for something a bit different, and we’ve scoured our guest reviews to find the most romantic hotels,” she said.

”We were delighted with the success of last year’s Simply The Guest Awards and we hope that this year’s winners will continue to inspire some amazing short breaks for 2014 as well as showcasing our top rated hotels.”

Other high scorers in the top ten romantic hotels compiled by the website included the Radisson BLU Hotel in Edinburgh, and The Lake House which reviews felt showcased the ‘beauty of the Lake District’.

The Simply The Guest Awards recognise properties all over the world, evaluating feedback of each individual guest review.

The reviews that were used to identify the award winners score hotels on their service, cleanliness, location and general guest experience.

Guests who book via are only given the opportunity to review a property once their stay is complete.

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