Creevagh Heights B&B in Carrowmore Lacken has anounced that it has been recognised as the overall winner in the Top 25 B&B’s in Ireland category of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for hotels, ranking first out of 25. In addition, Creevagh Heights was ranked 8th out of 25 in the Top 25 B&B’s in Europe and 13th out of the Top 25 B&B’s in the world – the only Irish B&B in the Top 25!

The Travellers’ Choice award winners are determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. In the 16th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top 8,095 properties in 94 countries and 8 regions worldwide.

This year, the awards celebrate hotel winners in 10 categories, including Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family, All-Inclusive, and Value for Money. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable service, value, and quality.

Creevagh Heights owners, Harry & Carol Whelan are very proud to accept this award.

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition from the many Trip Advisor guests who have stayed with us.  It is confirmation that we are achieving our goal. Creevagh Heights’ goal is to ensure that every single guest leaves Creevagh Heights feeling that every aspect of their stay was perfect and that they are already planning to return.”

As a retired global director of Customer Service for a Fortune 500 company, Carol knows first hand what a customer expects and her attention to detail leaves no stone unturned. Carol saysshe could not have achieved this award (and the other awards that have been won) without the outstanding support of her husband Harry, and her staff Brianna Clarke and Orla Loughney.

“This is a team effort, with each of us taking full pride and ownership in everything we do”.

Carol and Harry started their B&B four years ago after returning from living abroad for 16 years. They purchased Carol’s father’s childhood home in the beautiful area of Carrowmore-Lacken, in North Mayo and substantially renovated and expanded the original house.  Every one of their guestrooms overlook the beautiful Lacken Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications with TripAdvisor:

“This year’s Travelers’ Choice awards for Hotels recognize thousands of exceptional accommodations that received the highest marks for overall experience, including service, amenities, and value, from travelers worldwide,” “The global TripAdvisor community informed this list of winners that will inspire and help travelers find the hotel that’s right for them, as they plan and book their next amazing trip.”

See TripAdvisor traveller reviews and opinions of Creevagh Heights

Our congratulations from the team here at Mayo North to Carol, Harry and team for putting North Mayo and Carrowmore Lacken on the map. We wish them every success in future!

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