A HUDDERSFIELD hotel has been given a top rating by the England Tourism Council.
The Central Lodge, off Beast Market, opened in 1999 as an annexe to the Huddersfield Hotel, formerly owned by Johnny and Joe Marsden.
They sold the hotel last November and have since refurbished the Central Lodge.
Joe said: "It is now stand-alone guest accommodation.
"We have a licensed bar on the ground floor and lounge and breakfast service."
In January, the brothers applied to the Yorkshire Tourist Board, now the England Tourism Council, for it to be assessed. "Officials came incognito and stayed one night and checked it out. They then gave it a grading based on the service and hospitality," said Joe.
"We were given a four-diamond rating, which is very good considering the maximum offered is five for this kind of accommodation," he added.
"It was great news and was the highest we could possibly have expected to have achieved.
"The assessor said it was a very well-presented property, the rooms were refurbished to a very high quality and there was a very high standard of hospitality and service.
"She finished by saying it well deserved a four-diamond rating.
"We were particularly pleased because of the short space of time from converting it from an annexe into a stand-alone lodge," said Joe.