They are the trending world locations which go on every savvy traveller’s bucket list.
Every year travel behemoth TripAdvisor names its Hottest World Hotels.
And for 2023, one of those sizzling trend-setters is in our own fair city.
No 1 Guesthouse Hotel on Clifton makes it to number 9 in the list, which includes accommodation in the Maldives, Indonesia, Brazil, Cuba and Paris.
The York hotel is the only UK entry in the 25-strong list.
TripAdvisor says: “The building is a Grade II Listed Regency townhouse with sash windows, high ceilings, a sweeping central staircase, and ivy around the door.
“Inside you’ll find pantries stocked full of treats, great restaurant food throughout the day, drinks from the bar and a spa centred on bespoke therapies.
“There’s 39 bedrooms, including three suites that are dotted around the building’s three floors. Each one has its quirks courtesy of the building’s heritage detailing.
“The spa sits down in the arches of the cellar. It’s a cocooning world of bespoke wellbeing experiences. There are five treatment rooms, including a room for two. And a soothing space for post-treatment relaxation.
“And the chefs craft dishes from breakfast through to supper and the bar team serves all day.
“GuestHouse are passionate about creating special experiences and for those wanting to book a larger space, No.1 is home to The Bootham Room, a private dining space, ideal for a larger family lunch, weekend get together with a dozen friends, or a celebratory event.”
No 1 is found in the Grade-II building previously home to the Grange Hotel.
The brainchild of brothers Tom, James and Tristan Guest, the hotel opened in December 2021. Its Pearly Cow restaurant followed earlier this year.
It is number one of 52 hotels in York with a five-star rating on TripAdvisor.