Condé Nast Traveler US today announced The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, ranked as 1st in the top 35 hotels in Europe/UK following the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The full list of winners can be found here.

The Balmoral’s General Manager, Richard Cooke, said of the award: “We are deeply honoured to be so highly rated by the readers of Condé Nast US. The US Market is very important to The Balmoral and one we truly enjoy working with, thus this recognition means a great deal to us.

“We are delighted that Scotland has been received in this way by our US guests. Our team are always striving to enhance and renovate our legacy building to ensure that we are at the very forefront of British hospitality and are showcasing what the city of Edinburgh has to offer, providing each guest who walks through our door a unique and inspiring stay.”

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice – Top Hotels in Europe/UK (top 10)

The Balmoral, A Rocco Forte Hotel

Lucknam Park hotel and Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

University Arms, Autograph Collection

The Bath Priory

Dormy House

Cromlix Hotel

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

Fife Arms

Coworth Park

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.