Corrales, NM- The Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast of Corrales, NM was selected as Best in the Southwest in the annual Best of Awards, 2009-2010. The Best of Awards are based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 50,000 independent reviews submitted to, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.

" surveys show that independent reviews are the most important factor when choosing a B&B. In fact, according to's most recent survey, 96% of consumers consider reviews to be somewhere between important and essential when selecting a place to stay, and 12% will not make a reservation at a property without them. We're delighted that inngoers concur that the Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast is deserving of its accolades from travelers," explained's Sandy Soule, one of the most highly recognized authors and a spokeswoman for the B&B industry. "Clearly, the Chocolate Turtle earned its stellar reviews from inngoers for its quality accommodations, breakfasts, amenities, and wonderful hospitality and service," commented Soule.

"It's a true honor to be chosen for a Best of award, and we thank our guests for the positive reviews that resulted in this award”, stated Dallas and Nancy Renner, owners of the Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast. "It is gratifying that our guests took the time to share their comments about our hospitality, accommodations, breakfasts and attention to the details which set the Turtle apart," commented Dallas. Here's an excerpt from one of our reviews: “Relaxing” …The garden was tranquil and the visitors of quail, roadrunners and bunnies was unique and fun. The room was as if we were the first to stay in it. Clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were excellent and served on the patio overlooking the Sandia Mountains.”

Since April 2009, Tripadvisor has ranked the Chocolate Turtle as the Best Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico. Rating is also based on guest reviews.

At the May 2009 New Mexico Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the Chocolate Turtle B&B received the TIARA ( Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards) award for the Best Website in the New Mexico Tourism Industry. The judges looked for programs that excelled in one or more of the following criteria : Effectiveness, Creativity and Results achieved in relation to stated objectives.

Located in the historic farming Village of Corrales, adjacent to Albuquerque, the Chocolate Turtle is a perfect get away and provides an authentic southwest experience with warm hospitality, colorful rooms and fragrant gardens. Entertainment is provided by the roadrunners, bunnies and quail. Enjoy amazing sunsets on the ever changing Sandia Mountains and nearby walking paths along the historic acequias and bird watching in the Bosque. In the Village meet local artists at the specialty shops and galleries, enjoy indoor and outdoor dining at excellent local restaurants, experience local wineries, and historic sites.
For a complete list of all winners, including regional and international Best of Award winners, please visit and click Winners 2009-2010.

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