The new Good Hotel Guide 2017: Great Britain & Ireland is to launch on October 10 2016.
The wholly independent guide, which was established in 1978, celebrates the best and most special hotel properties across the UK, and this year features a total of 414 entries.
Co-edited by Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw, hotels do not pay to be included and are selected purely on merit, based on visits by a team of experienced inspectors as well as reports from knowledgeable readers.
The Good Hotel Guide 2017 will also be published online, where hotels are asked to make a payment for a website listing.
Each year, ten César awards are presented to the Guide’s most celebrated hoteliers and this list will also be revealed on the date of publication.
Co-editor Adam Raphael says: “We are entering the Guide’s 39th year and it is fascinating to see how the UK hotel industry has broken so many boundaries since the 1970s. Each year we celebrate some of the UK’s most established and celebrated properties together with new discoveries and one-off gems. This year’s Guide alone showcases 48 new main entries and 47 new shortlisted entries – every one of which is deserving of its place.”
This year’s Editor’s Choice section highlights the top 10 hotels in 16 categories – Discoveries, Value, Family-friendly, Seaside, Country House, Boutique, Gourmet, Gastropubs, Dog-friendly, Walking, Weddings, Gardens, Spas, Romantic, Bed & Breakfast and Rooms with a View. All hotels are listed alphabetically, by village or town, with a photograph and all of the Guide’s main entries include a full review with accompanying contact details.
A Shortlist section contains an additional 411 establishments. Some are untested new entries of a notable standard, often in parts of the country where there is limited choice. Others are properties that remain ever-popular.