Two hotels in Whitley Bay have been named among the best in the region by an industry website.
The Metropolitan, on the Esplanade, and the York House Hotel, in Park Avenue, were both named in the top 20 hotels in the north east by hotel search website trivago.co.uk
The ratings were part of the site’s inaugural top hotel awards, which used aggregated online user ratings to find the best-rated hotels.
The Metropolitan came second with a score of 93.94, just being pipped by Roxbro House in Warkworth which scored 94.58. But it did top the list for the cheapest average room rate at £91.
The York House Hotel came 13th in the list with an average rating of 89.34 and an average room price of £100.
The Metropolitan is described as a more contemporary four-star B&B, with the beach, bars, restaurants and Playhouse Whitley Bay just a short walk away.
Each room features en-suite facilities and free wi-fi.
Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations at trivago.co.uk, said: “Unlike other regions in the UK, there is a real mix of accommodation among the top-rated in the north east and each hotel offers something a little different.
“Attention to detail is key in this region, with the best-rated offering especially attentive customer service.
“The trivago Top Hotel Awards aim to judge all accommodation fairly, whether they are serviced apartments in Newcastle, a traditional family-run B&B or a luxurious country hotel.
“It is really encouraging to see such a range of accommodation, both in terms of price and geographical location, in our top 20.”
For more on The Metropolitan, visit www.themetro politan.co
For more on the York House Hotel visit www.york househotel.com