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Winners of the “Guest House Oscars” announced by David Hasselhoff

The winners of the 2022 eviivo Independent Hosting Awards were announced at this year’s virtual ceremony.

Across the self-catering accommodation sector, 15 properties have been shortlisted as finalists for the awards, dubbed the “Independent Accommodation Oscars”, with winners selected in three categories (Hottest Property, Unsung Hero and Outstanding Host ). Each winner was announced by this year’s surprise guest, David Hasselhoff. to come true”.

Now in its seventh year, the eviivo Awards have highlighted the best B&Bs, guesthouses, hotels, pubs and restaurants with rooms and other self-catering accommodation the UK has to offer.

The winners were selected by a panel of industry experts, who judged each finalist on a number of different criteria, with each winner receiving a grand prize of £1,000 to put into their property.

From a fortified medieval castle built in the 1500s, to a housekeeper who goes above and beyond for her guests, to a host who treats guests to the freshest vegetables from her garden, the 2022 eviivo Awards had an eclectic mix. of winners offering special experiences for their visitors.

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Winner location

Hottest property

Kilmartin Castle owned by Simo and Stef

Argyll, Scotland

unsung hero

Jules Murray at KVM Serviced Apartments

Cambridgeshire, England

Outstanding host

Catherine Cummings at Kiltariff Hall country house

County Down, Northern Ireland

Daily Telegraph travel columnist George Clode said: “It has been a real pleasure – but a real challenge – judging the entries for the eviivo Awards. All really showcase the character, quality and diversity of self-catering accommodation available in the UK and Ireland, and the hard work and commitment of the people who support them.

Each finalist could have been a worthy winner and I would certainly be happy to spend a night or two (or even better, three or four) at one of the properties! Everything would make for a comfortable and memorable stay.”

Michele Fitzpatrick, CEO of eviivo, added: “We were delighted with the high level and volume of entries we received for this year’s awards. It was great to see so many hosts and hoteliers at all levels – from bed and breakfasts and independent hotels to independent rentals, apartments and alternative accommodation providers, all doing a job too brilliant.

“Congratulations to all the winners for their well-deserved victories.”

For a full list of eviivo award winners, visit this link.