Woolacombe Watersmeet Hotel wins UK and Ireland Awards for Excellence

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A Westcountry seaside hotel has won a national award for excellence. The Watersmeet Hotel in Woolacombe has been announced as the winner of the Readers’ Awards by Conde Nast Johansens at the 2016 UK and Ireland Awards for Excellence. The world-renowned Awards for Excellence are a trusted mark of quality recognised by consumers and travel professionals alike.

With more than 10,000 votes cast online for readers’ favourite hotel, the four-star Devon hotel managed to top the list for the most favoured hotel in the UK and Ireland.

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The Watersmeet Hotel and restaurant has one of the finest and most dramatic locations in the South West with stunning panoramic sea views, situated in an elevated position above Combesgate Beach. Amanda James, owner of the hotel, said: “We are thrilled to win the prestigious Readers’ award at the Conde Nast Johansens awards.

“2015 has been a great year for us and we are so proud of our achievements.

“The award is testament to our stunning location that so many of our guests love, our excellent cuisine and the hard work and dedication that our staff continue to provide to offer outstanding service.”

The latest win comes after the hotel also won the Hotel of The Year title in the WMN’s sister paper the North Devon Journal Food, Drink and Tourism Awards. The Watersmeet plans to extend its terrace overlooking the sea during the winter months meaning visitors will be able to be closer to the sea than ever before.

The awards, held at the Mayfair Hotel in London, aims to recognise and celebrate excellence in the industry.

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