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Looking rosy for accommodation providers

The Kielder Waterside team with their ROSE Award.
The Kielder Waterside team with their ROSE Award.

Four north Northumberland tourism businesses are among six from the North East to have been awarded prestigious awards for accommodation providers.

On Tuesday, VisitEngland announced the winners of the third annual ROSE Awards at the Independent Hotel Show in London.

The awards showcase outstanding accommodation providers across the country and the winners were nominated by VisitEngland quality scheme assessors and selected from assessor comments and online feedback from overseas and domestic visitors.

Recipients of the awards cover all types of accommodation and include bed & breakfasts/guesthouses, self-catering and hotels to park/campsites, glamping sites and hostels and also cover a range of quality from two to five stars.

In Northumberland, ROSE Awards were presented to Calvert Trust Kielder (self-catering), Kielder Waterside (holiday park), Swansdown at Amble (self-catering), Todburn East, near Longhorsley (self-catering) and Portland in Beadnell (self-catering).

VisitEngland director, Andrew Stokes, said: “It’s great to see the diversity and quality of accommodation available across the country with each of these winners demonstrating outstanding customer service.

“And it’s this level of commitment to ensuring visitors have the best experience combined with the amazing range of settings and attractions that have domestic and international visitors out exploring and spreading the economic benefits of tourism throughout the country.”

Recipients of the ROSE Awards can advertise their accolade as long as they remain in VisitEngland’s scheme.