The Good Hotel Guide 2017 hails this year’s César award winners


The Good Hotel Guide 2017 is published today and with it comes the announcement of this year’s winners of the Guide’s 10 César awards, a selection of top hoteliers who are excelling in their field.

The Guide, co-edited by Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw, is an unbiased selection of the best hotels, inns and B&Bs across the UK and Ireland, and this year features 414 main entries, 16 Editor’s Choice categories, plus 411 hotels in the Shortlist section all chosen solely on merit.

The 10 César Awards, named after César Ritz, have been dubbed the Oscars of the hotel industry, with each hotel this year chosen for their ‘immaculate service, warm welcome, fine hospitality and memorable individuality’.

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The winners are as follows:

Country House Hotel of the Year: Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex

City Hotel of the Year: Brocco on the Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Inn of the Year: The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh, Devon

Newcomer of the Year: The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire

Seaside Hotel of the Year: Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher, Scilly Isles

Family Hotel of the Year: The Blakeney Hotel, Blakeney, Norfolk

Value Hotel of the Year: Battlesteads, Hexham, Northumberland

Scottish Hotel of the Year: The Cross at Kingussie, Kingussie, Scottish Highlands

Restaurant-With-Rooms of the Year: The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Wales

Welsh Guest House of the Year: Ael y Bryn, Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire

In addition to the 10 César awards above, the Guide’s Editor’s Choice section highlights the top 10 hotels in 16 designated 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.



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