A borough guest house has struck gold at the North East Tourism Awards.
Martineau Guest House in Tynemouth scooped the Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year Award.
It is the third time the establishment has achieved success in the competition, winning bronze in the same category the last two years.
Owner Sally Craigen said: “I am buzzing, I am on cloud nine and I want to shout it from the rooftops.
“I am delighted because it is a testament to all the hard work of the team.
“It’s amazing, it is unbelieveable. I was quite emotional on the night.
“I am always looking for ways to improve the guests’ experience, so I have widened the menu and I make my own shortbread biscuits in the room.
“I get fabulous feedback from guests who really appreciated the fact I go the extra mile to make them feel comfortable.
“It’s a very friendly guest house, it’s described as a home from home with extra luxuries.”
Also in the borough, The Staith House in North Shields, won silver in the Tourism Pub of the Year category at the award ceremony.