A DALTON hotel has been given the thumbs up by the world's largest travel website TripAdvisor.

Chequers Hotel and Restaurant was awarded a Certificate of Excellence, given to organisations that consistently come out on top in customer reviews.

Karl Benn, Managing Director, said: “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Chequers and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review.”

Businesses that get the gold star need to maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five, volume and recent reviews.

Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business, said: “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.

“From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”