Belgravia Honored as a Top Performing Bed & Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

What a nice surprise to open our email this morning and find the following notice and press release. Thank you to all of our guests who take the time to write reviews for us! We appreciate each and every one!


Belgravia Bed & Breakfast Honored as a Top Performing Bed & Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA – 22/05/2013 – Belgravia Bed & Breakfast today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Belgravia Bed & Breakfast is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said D’Arcy & Anne McDonah. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

We were awarded “Best B&B in Colchester County”

D'Arcy & I with our B&B friends, Nelly & Maarten, Janice & Donnie at the 2010 Best of Colchester Awards sponsored by the Truro & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Truro & District Chamber of Commerce held their first annual “Best of Colchester County Awards Gala” on Thursday.  We had been nominated in the “Best B&B” category and were notified a couple of weeks ago that we had made the top three finalists along with our friends from Baker’s Chest B&B and Eagle’s Landing B&Bafter a period of on-line voting took place.

The actual event had 250 people from various businesses in the region in attendance and was very well done!  They announced the winners of the 25 categories in alphabetical order, meaning Best B&B was the third award given out.  We all went to the front and received a certificate, congratulating us for making the top three, and then they announced the winner as Belgravia Bed & Breakfast!  We were so honored to receive this accolade!

In our acceptance speech, we thanked the other B&B’s and mentioned the fact that we all work together so well.  We email one another each morning in the summer, and send guests along if we are full and they have vacancy; we really believe that by working together we provide a better experience for our guests!

We also are thankful to our family, as without their help, we also wouldn’t be able to provide the experience we do.

You can watch our part of the award ceremony by clicking on the link below: (We’re about 15 minutes in)

Watch recorded broadcast from on the topic: Best of Colchester 2010 Business Awards (at Vpype Broadcaster).

Best B&B in the Best of Colchester

We’ve been nominated in the “Best B&B” category of the Truro & District Chamber of Commerce’s “Best of Colchester County” contest.

This people’s choice awards event recognizes the outstanding achievements of local businesses during the 2009/2010 calendar year. The Best of Colchester Awards Gala will highlight community favorites in twenty-five (25) business categories, using an online voting system to determine the winner in each award category.

Voting has been taking place from May 20th and ends tomorrow,  June 3rd. At the end of the voting period, the Chamber will be announcing the top three vote-getters in each category, with the winner in each category being announced at the Best of Colchester Awards Gala on June 17th.

You can vote as many as five (5) times per IP address. However, please note that once you hit submit, that will be counted as one round of voting, whether you voted in one category or all 25. The Chamber is encouraging voters to vote in all categories, but it is not required.  (Especially if you’re from away and have only visited certain businesses – like ours!)

To vote, please click on the following link:  Best of Colchester Awards and Belgravia Bed & Breakfast is listed under the “Best B&B” Category!

Thank you for your support; we are among some tough competition!  We’ll let you know how it goes!

We Made the Paper!

The Announcement of our CNTA Accommodation Award was in the Provincial newspaper, The Chronicle Herald today. 

Joggins wins tourism award 

Fossilized ancient life forms and a television program that got all the women out of town were among the winners of tourism awards Friday night in Truro.
The Central Nova Tourism Association presented its Attraction Award to the one-year-old Joggins fossil cliffs and centre during the association’s 29th annual conference and awards banquet. Citations included the centre’s extensive fossil exhibit and its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Festival and Event Award went to the Colchester County village of Tatamagouche for its involvement in the CBC reality show The Week the Women Went, aired Wednesday nights. The show led to national attention for the village.
Other award winners included Truro’s Belgravia B&B, which received the Accommodation Award; Gallery 215, in the 190-year-old Selma schoolhouse, which received the Giftshop Award; Bitar’s Pizza, Pasta and Grill in Elmsdale, which collected the Food and Beverage Award; and Jost Vineyards owner Hans Christian Jost, Malagash, who won the President’s Award for his significant contribution to tourism development in Central Nova Scotia.
Terri McCulloch, senior project manager of RMA Tourism in Parrsboro, won the Ambassador Award for her work promoting the Fundy tides; and Anita Benedict, manager of the South Maitland Tidal Interpretive Centre, received the Super Host Customer Service Award, designated for an outstanding front-line employee in the tourism industry.
The volunteer Central Nova Tourism Association is one of five provincially recognized tourism organizations in Nova Scotia.
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