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Bishop’s Gate Hotel named in UK Top 25 by TripAdvisor

From left, Amanda Doherty, Ciaran O’Neill, Laura Davies and Gary Kennedy, the team at Bishop's Gate.

Grade B1-listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel, located within the historic city walls of Derry’s Cathedral Quarter, has picked up a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to feature in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2020,” said Ciaran O’Neill, managing director, Bishop’s Gate Hotel. “With over 40,000 hotel properties listed on TripAdvisor across the UK, to be named in the top 10 again is simply phenomenal.

“The Travellers’ Choice 2020 Awards analysed traveller reviews and ratings pre-pandemic to determine winners in the various categories. Bishop’s Gate Hotel was ranked sixth in the Top 25 Hotels – United Kingdom and Channel Islands category, which is a fantastic achievement.

“This award will provide a real boost to the international image of the region and a boost to tourism. Derry-Londonderry is a confident, vibrant, forward looking city and district that provides the best of all worlds, offering city, coastal and countryside experiences.

“When you look at the locations and names of the hotels featured on this list, it is a great statement of confidence in the City’s hotel offering and an endorsement of the commitment and effort by everyone involved. This award shines a spotlight on the North West’s premium hospitality industry.

“It is a reflection of our staff’s enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment to excellent customer service. In my opinion, they are simply the best and that’s why Bishop’s Gate has been recognised by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards four years in a row.

“We believe in delivering a genuine welcome to all of our guests and we aim to ensure every visit is special, so it is extremely encouraging to have this recognised and reflected in visitor feedback.”

Bishop’s Gate has won a host of other local awards since it opened in 2016. Last year, at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, the hotel won the NI’s Best Hotel Stay category.

It is listed in the 45th Anniversary Edition of the Ireland’s Blue Book, a collection of 56 country house hotels, manor houses, castles and restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland.

Meanwhile, the hotel was named as AA Hotel of the Year (Northern Ireland) 2018-19, featured in The Irish Times 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland, and was voted Hideaway of the Year in a Georgina Campbell hospitality guide.

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