Thursday, August 26, 2010

Planning a trip to the IOM?

The Gold and Silver Awards were introduced last year, mirroring a scheme operating in the UK by VisitBritain to recognize the best achieving hotels and guest accommodation.  Properties are assessed annually and the Awards are based solely on quality, with an emphasis on service and hospitality.  The guest accommodation should also reflect the quality of comfort and cleanliness in bedrooms and bathrooms, and the service and hospitality given throughout a guest's stay.

The following accommodation providers have achieved awards:

5 Star Gold                                       Self-Catering Cottages
Iain Fairbairn and Joanna Crookall   Grenaby Cottage, The Granary, Grenaby 
Howard and Lorraine Quayle           Ballahowin Courtyard Cottages, St Marks 
Trevor and Margaret Yeo                  Knock–E–Vriew Barn, Ballasalla              
Philip Jenkins                                    Ballagreyney, Honeysuckle Cottage, Colby

4 Star Gold                                       Self-Catering Cottages
Tracey Nolan                              Waterfront Apartments, Douglas            
Jane Hooson-Owen                      Beach Cottage, Maughold                     
Steve King                                  The Loft, Santon                                 
Beth and Steve Martin                   Thie Y Ribbeyder, Andreas                    
Sara Brindle                                Greyney Mooar Barn, Colby                  
Voirrey and Brian Moore                Barn Cottage, Onchan                                    

4 Star Gold                                       Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Pam and Graham Crowe                  Breagle Glen, Port Erin
Nikki and Nigel Sperring                 Albany House, Peel

5 Star Silver                                 Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Sandra and Allan Jones                 Croit-ny-Bane Farmhouse, Andreas
Ingrid Piggin                                 The Crofts, Baldrine

4 Star Silver                                              
Christopher and Lynne Gumbleton                  Mount Murray View, Santon   Bed and Breakfast
Val Teare                                                           Ballachrink Farm, Bride         Farmhouse
Andy McCluskey and Sandy Kaneen               Rosslyn, Douglas                   Guest House
Paul Forrest, General Manager                         The Sefton Hotel                    Hotel

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