trivago Awards 2017: Best Hotels in Northern Ireland Announced

November 21, 2016

Hotel search website have released the results of their annual trivago Awards, using over 175 million aggregated hotel reviews and semantic analysis to determine the best-rated hotels in regions across the UK. This year the best hotels have been awarded across eight different categories: 3-star, 4-star, 5-star, B&Bs, Value for Money, Breakfast, Guest Service and Guest Rooms.

By analysing reviews aggregated from different sources across the web, trivago aims to award hotels on a basis which is accurate, comprehensive and impartial. Johannes Thomas, Managing Director at trivago, comments “We aggregate and analyse more than 175 million hotel reviews from websites all over the world. This gives us strong insights into what hotels are particularly good at. Our trivago awards recognise those hoteliers who deliver an exceptional experience to their guests, and we are proud and delighted to award those achievements.”


Category Hotel Location Accomm. Type Rating/Score
3 Star Harmony Hill Country House Ballymoney Hotel 87.64
4 Star Tara Lodge Belfast Hotel 91.46
5 Star The Merchant Belfast Hotel 91.39
B&B Cherryhill Lodge Newcastle B&B 94.17
Value for Money Vagabonds Belfast Youth Hostel 92.08
Breakfast Park Inn by Radisson Belfast Belfast Hotel 78.81
Guest Service Tara Lodge Belfast Hotel 94.01
Guest Rooms Belmore Court & Motel Enniskillen Hotel 90.82

The best 3-star hotel in Northern Ireland is Harmony Hill Country House in Ballymoney, with a rating of 87.64.

Tara Lodge in Belfast, which was placed #7 in last year’s awards, is awarded the best in two categories this year: the best 4-star hotel and the best accommodation for service, with rating scores of 91.46 and 94.01, respectively.

The best 5-star hotel is The Merchant in Belfast, which came #5 in Northern Ireland last year, and has a rating of 91.39.

The best B&B is Cherryhill Lodge in Newcastle, with a rating of 94.17.

The best value for money accommodation goes to a youth hostel rather than a hotel, with Vagabonds in Belfast scoring 92.08 in this category.

The best breakfast can be found in Park Inn by Radisson Belfast, with a score of 78.81.

Finally, the best accommodation for guest rooms is Belmore Court & Motel in Enniskillen, with a score of 90.82.

About the data
The data for the B&B, 3-star, 4-star and 5-star categories is taken from the trivago Rating Index (tRI), which aggregates over 175 million hotel reviews globally. An algorithm is used to produce a 100-point index score, which is updated daily to produce clear, transparent and unbiased results. The data for the Best Value, Breakfast, Service and Guest Room categories was taken from a semantic analysis, in which guests’ online reviews were analysed to identify which hotels scored highest in these categories. For the trivago Awards, hotels with sufficient availability and at least 20 reviews were considered.