Guest house in Europe's top 5
A guest house in Bath has been rated as one of the top five in Europe.
Athole House, in Upper Oldfield Park offers a pick up service from the city's railway station, and prides itself on a high level of customer care.
It has now been recognised by website TripAdvisor in its 2010 Travellers' Choice awards.
The site picks winners from the comments which guests leave as recommendations - or warnings - to others.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
Athole House is put at number five on a list headed by a B&B in Italy and which also features accommodation in Scotland, the Lake District and Kent.
Owners Josephine and Wolfgang Herrlinger, who have run the B&B for 10 years, are delighted with the award.
Mrs Herrlinger said that what makes the B&B stand out is the quality of personal service.
She said: "Guests arriving by train are met at the station, and at the end of their stay we offer a free luggage drop back to the station in time for their train.
"We will also arrange theatre, cinema or spa tickets, and book the perfect restaurant for a special occasion."
In the reviews of the guest house, it is the breakfasts that stand out.
Mr Wolfgang added: "We have many overseas guests who get tired of a full English every morning, and they really appreciate our alternative offerings, from Craster kippers, Welsh rarebit and many types of omelette to smoothies or freshly made buttermilk pancakes with blueberries."
Athole House has four bedrooms, and is fully booked for most of the year.
One comment on the TripAdvisor said: "I took a short break to Athole House this January and it far surpassed any of the guest houses I stayed in on my trip last year.
"We were made to feel completely at home; the service, quality of the room and the breakfast far exceeded my expectations and any hotel experience I've had previously."
Among its other awards is a five-star rating from the AA and VisitBritain, and a Gold Award from Visit Britain.
For the complete 2010 Travellers' Choice list visit www.tripadvisor.com/travellerschoice.
Apsley House Hotel, at Newbridge Hill, makes it into the site's top 25 best British hotels as chosen by Europeans, in 12th spot.
It is run by Nick and Claire Potts, and has 12 bedrooms.
One guest said: "Had a lovely time - the hotel was brilliant, the room was fantastic and the staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
"I would definitely stay here again if I visited Bath."