When researching for our awards last year we were shocked at how many awards existed for super luxurious, five star properties but how few honoured the budget end of the spectrum. 

Every year thousands of budget conscious guests rely on good quality, well priced, clean and comfortable accommodation and we felt that needed to be recognised. So we created the Budget with a Twist award. 

This is an award celebrating those properties that offer rooms at an average daily rate of under £40, whilst still providing clean, comfortable accommodation, and something more interesting and quirky than a soulless budget-chain hotel. Providing a very necessary and often overlooked service, to a great standard in terms of service and cleanliness, at a reasonable price.

View the 10 shortlisted properties for 2016 below: 

  1. The Derby in Blackpool 


  2. Mirfield Monastery B&In West Yorkshire


  3. Malvern Guest house in East Yorkshire


  4. Llangollen Hostel in Wales


  5. Silverstonehouse in Norfolk


  6. Waves in Blackpool


  7. The Gordene Hotel in Blackpool


  8. Shazron Hotel in Blackpool


  9. The Village Inn in Dumfriesshire, Scotland

  10. Snooze Rooms in Northamptonshire

Last years' winner

The Wheldale Hotel, Castleford, W Yorks

The Wheldale Hotel, Castleford, W Yorks

What our judges will be looking for:

  • Examples of great reviews, guest testimonials or repeat guests
  • What makes your property unique, on a budget, the "twist"?
  • Do you have a star rating from The AA, tourist board, etc.?
  • A high level of cleanliness and good quality facilities (bathroom, beds etc.) for the price


Winners will be announced at our 2016 award ceremony at Shakespeare's globe in London on October 18th.