Saunton Sands named Hotel of the Year at Best Loved Awards 2017

Best Loved Winners 2017

The four-star Devon hotel, Saunton Sands, was named Hotel of the Year at the annual Best Loved Hotel Awards last night.

The property, which is one of 11 hotels in the Brend Hotels portfolio, beat off stiff competition from the likes of Appleby Manor in Cumbria, Captains Club Hotel and Spa in Christchurch and The Arch, to take away the top gong at the ceremony held at Tewkesbury Park last night.

The Awards, now in their third year, celebrated independent hotels up and down the country across a total of 22 categories, from regional accolades to Best Interiors, Family Friendly and Best Spa Hotel.

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Saunton Sands Hotel is home to boutique bedrooms, a luxury spa and leisure facilities, plus an AA Rosette restaurant headed up by Mathias Oberg and a wine selection curated by the Sunday Telegraph’s wine expert Susy Atkins.

Best Loved Hotels is a consortium of over 200 independent hotels in the UK, with managing director Julian Ebbutt explaining to the crowd at last night’s event the company’s focus for the coming year.

Unique visits to the brand’s website have reached 45,000 with a 30% increase in traffic to members’ website through the Best Loved portal. A new SEO company has also been brought on board to drive more online activity.

The full list of winners of the Best Loved Hotels Awards 2017 / 18 is:

Best Regional Hotel

South

Captain Club Hotel and Spa, Christchurch

Best Regional Hotel

West

Saunton Sands, Devon

Best Regional Hotel

Heart of England

The Maynard Derbyshire

Best Regional Hotel

The North

Appleby Manor Cumbria

Best Regional Hotel

The East

Washingborough Hall Lincoln

Best Hotel in Scotland

Four Seasons hotel

Best Hotel in Wales

Trefeddian hotel

Best Hotel in London

The Arch

Best Hotel in Ireland

Great National Ballykisteen Golf hotel

Best Boutique Hotel

The Five Arrows

The Best Cellar

The Peat Inn fife

The Extra Mile For Customer Service

The Milestone

Best Hotel Website

Ashdown Park Hotel

Best Eco Friendly Hotel

Soulton Hall

Best Hotel Group

Devonshire Hotels Group

Best Family Hotel

Bovey Castle

Best Spa Hotel

Park House Hotel

Best Wedding Hotel

Dalhousie Hotel Scotland

A Room With A View

St Brides Spa Hotel

Best Interior Hotel

No.15 Great Pulteney

Best Pet Friendly Hotel

Tewkesbury Park

Hotel of the Year sponsored by Sky

Saunton Sands Hotel

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