The online hotel price comparison site trivago has compared the hotel ratings of the most popular European beach destinations.

Following the European City Reputation Ranking, the online price comparison site trivago has analysed the most popular beach destinations for the first time. In the ranking the 50 most popular European beach destinations in 2009 were investigated. The analysis took into consideration over 380,000 hotel reviews for more than 4,000 hotels. Spain is the most popular European holiday destination with 15 cities in the Ranking, Italy has eleven cities, and France and Turkey both have five beach destinations. In the United Kingdom, Blackpool is the only town to make the top 50 with an average rating of 75.76 and is currently ranked 20, ahead of many popular Southern European hotspots.
Belek on the Turkish Riviera has the best reputation
With an average of 80.31 out of 100 points in the trivago hotel evaluation scale, the popular holiday resort Belek on the Turkish Riviera has the best online reputation. Belek is closely followed by health resort Binz in Germany with 80.11 points and the small Italian town Sorrento with 79.86 points. Hotels in the Portuguese town of Funchal on the Atlantic Island Madiera are also favoured by travellers; hotels in the port town have an average of 79.31 points and are fourth in the overall European Reputation Ranking. The Croatian city of Dubrovnik is in fifth place with an average overall rating of 78.77 points.

The top 5 beach destinations with the best online reputation
1. Belek, Turkish Riviera
2.Binz, Germany
3.Sorrento, Campania
4. Funchal, Portugal / Madeira
5.Dubrovnik, Croatia / Dalmatia