This Yorkshire bed and breakfast has been named best in the world for the third time in a row. Scarborough’s, The Toulson Court is no stranger to awards, and they’ve got another world-winning award to add to the shelf.
The Toulson Court was announced as the winner of TripAdvisors 2023 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotel Awards.
The owners pride themselves on providing a high standard of stay. They aim to provide the perfect base for visitors to enjoy Scarborough and the surrounding area – and this will be the cherry on the top that all their hard work has paid off.
The entire guest house has been tastefully decorated and lovingly refurbished to the highest standards, with the visitor’s comfort in mind. And, the owners pride themselves on ensuring a warm and friendly atmosphere.
TripAdvisor analyses 12 months of review data from 1st January 2022 – 31st December 2022 of over 1.5 million hotels to reveal people’s favourite accommodations across five categories.
The Toulson Court in Scarborough received over 2,000 ‘excellent; reviews with guests praising the B&B for its warm welcome, excellent service, and little extras – which include a singing chef.
The Toulson Court is run by Angela and James Rusden, who said: “It’s absolutely amazing. I mean we were amazed when we won it for the first time but to do it three times it’s just unbelievable.
“Nobody has ever won it three times as well so it was a sort of a little challenge at the beginning of the year ‘oh, shall we go for a third time?’ But it’s an amazing feeling and it’s fantastic. It’s down the guests that come and visits us and what Scarborough has to offer everybody.
“To be fair when we first moved here we had no intentions of anything and we were one of the top ones in Scarborough on Tripadvisor then all of a sudden we became number one in Scarborough, then North Yorkshire, England and now best B&B in the world.
“I think you’ll find with bed and breakfasts that you have to have a nice comfortable bed, a nice clean room and a fantastic breakfast.
“They’re the main requirements that people need to meet and then the extras are the things you put into the room like the fridges or the Alexas but then it’s being able to help people as well.
“We go the extra mile. We’re a service industry and that’s what we were from originally. I think by providing a nice service and make everybody’s stay nice, luxurious, happy, fun and telling them where to eat and this place and that place, it works for them. They become more friends than guests and that’s why they come back.
“We’re just an every day, normal bed and breakfast in Scarborough. Yes, we offer fantastic services and everything like that but we’re in a Victorian house with small rooms and small bathrooms. We’re not the Ritz. We’re not the Savoy. We are what we are but we love what we do.”
Not bad going – eh? So if you’re planning a trip to Scarborough anytime soon, make sure you check them out via the website here.
Be quick though, with reviews like this they’re sure to be fully booked fast.