eviivo Awards 2019

Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners!

The eviivo Awards 2019 were held on October 15 at The Grand Connaught Rooms, and recognised the very best of the UK’s independent accommodation across 8 categories.

Meet The 2019 Awards Winners!

Picture Gallery Of 2019 Awards Night

eviivo Awards 2019 Categories

Bed, Breakfast & Beyond

Great hosting, an attractive property and an excellent breakfast are vital to a B&B’s success – and so is a Goldeneye for detail. But nice furniture and food won’t cut it for everyone – some guests are looking for an experience beyond the ordinary guest house stay.

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Tastiest Breakfast

Breakfast was Bond’s favourite meal of the day“, wrote Ian Flemming, and we take breakfast just as seriously. This award can be based on a particular signature breakfast, the sourcing of the ingredients or the sheer range of choices made available.

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Quirkiest Place to Stay

This award recognises the unique and individual character of owners, their properties and the experiences they offer. Whatever makes the winner of this award unique, it’ll be a Spectre-cle that ensures that guests leave with plenty of tales to tell.

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Budget with a Twist

Every year thousands of budget-conscious guests rely on good quality, well-priced, clean and comfortable places to stay. We believe that this accommodation deserves to be championed so we created this award for properties that offer rooms for circa £50 and under, and give guests a Licence to Chill.

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Outstanding Host

One reason guests so often wish they could Stay Another Day is the superior service they receive, which is an area that independent accommodations excel in. This award is designed for the owners or managers who go not just the extra mile, but act like The World Is Not Enough for their guests.

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Sweetest Homestay

Self-catering accommodation has experienced a boom in recent years, driven by the popularity of staycations. This award recognises the very best of these properties, which offer something different while ensuring privacy for guests who want their space For Their Eyes Only.

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Multi-Property Wizard

We know people can’t be everywhere at once, so delivery of quality service to guests across multiple properties is true master wizardry. This category aims to find those who manage multiple units effectively while providing exceptional service to their guests to Live And Let Live.

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Hidden Gem Awards

The Hidden Gem Awards are for perfect properties that guests never want to leave (after all Diamonds Are Forever…). We will be selecting an initial shortlist of nine regional winning properties: the Hidden Gems. Then one overall winner will be named Star Amongst Stars!

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Outstanding Host Winner 2018

“Winning the award was certainly a big and welcome boost to our confidence in running our business. We have been here for 7 years and our only prior experience in hospitality had come from staying in hotels, so we have been learning as we go along. We have received a lot of positive support locally in response to the award which we are sure will have boosted business.”

Kevin and Claire Braybrook, Bowens B&B

Tastiest Breakfast Winner 2018

“Winning the eviivo Tastiest Breakfast award was one of the proudest moments in my life. It will be a time in my life that will never be forgotten. Winning the award has made Graysonside stand out, showing that we can create not just any breakfast. Guests from far and wide have just come to see if the breakfast is really that good. And you only have to check with the reviews to see that yes we are still turning out not just any breakfast but the Graysonside Breakfasts.”

Janette Likeman, Graysonside

Most Beautifully Presented Winner 2018

“The media interest generated since receiving the Most Beautifully Presented award has been remarkable. We have benefited from coverage in regional newspapers, leading lifestyle magazines, BBC Radio and even the travel section of the UK’s largest selling British national newspaper ran a feature on Woolmarket House. We simply couldn’t have generated that depth of interest from journalists and market exposure without having won the award.”

Sarah Alexiou Woolmarket House

Hidden Gem North East Winner 2018

“We had an absolutely fab time in 2018, it was one of the highlights of our year. At the ceremony we met other accommodation providers and we shared stories, and so it was an informative as well as a really fun night. We are still in contact with some of them via social media which is lovely.”

Louise Sweeney and Christine Storey, Alnmouth Cottages

Star Amongst Stars Winner 2018

“The award is in the front hall and everyone who comes in all comment – It has really helped our staff moral as well. This business is tough at the best of times and this award, especially delivered in such a refined and respectful way and with such sincerity from eviivo was a great lift of inspiration… thank you!”

Emma Robens, East Bridgford Hill

Previous eviivo Awards Nights

The eviivo Awards 2018

The eviivo Awards 2017

The eviivo Awards 2016

The eviivo Awards 2015