Bovey Castle scoops coveted Hotel of the Year 2016 title at Best Loved Awards


Bovey Castle, part of the Eden Hotel Collection, was named Hotel of the Year 2016 at the Best Loved Hotel Awards last night at Luton Hoo Hotel.  

The luxury property, which first opened as a hotel and golf resort in 1930 by Great Western Railways, beat off stiff competition from the likes of Tylney Hall Hotel in Hampshire and Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa in Yorkshire to be crowned the winner of the top award of the night.

Bovey Castle’s win was the final award to be announced, and rounded off a fantastic evening of prize giving, which saw a total of 22 hotels recognised for their excellence.

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Other big winners included Cliff House Hotel in Bournemouth, which scooped the title of Best Boutique, while Hotel Gotham was named Best Interior Hotel.

Best Loved Hotel Awards are designed to celebrate and showcase excellence across Best Loved properties throughout Britain and Ireland.

Bovey Castle, alongside its 60 bedrooms, is also home to 22 self-catering lodges, two refurbished restaurants, the Elan Spa and an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course.

“We appreciate that hotels work very hard 24-7, 365 days a year. For hotels to achieve these exceptional standards and to constantly innovate and improve must be both recognized and celebrated. We would like to extend our congratulations to all nominees and winners of The 2016 Best Loved Awards,” Julian Ebbutt, managing director, best loved hotels.

The full list of winners is below:

Hotel of the Year                                              Bovey Castle, Devon

The Boutique Award                                      Cliff House Hotel, Bournemouth

(Best Small Hotel)                           

Best Hotel Wine List                                        The Club Hotel and Spa, St Helier, Jersey

The Extra Mile                                                   Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdovey

(Best Customer Service)                                                                                               

Online Excellence                                            Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa, Powys

(Best Hotel Website)

Best Eco-Friendly Hotel                                 Pentillie Castle and Estate, Saltash, Cornwall

Reservations Please                                       Cotswold Inns and Hotels

(Best Hotel Group)                                                         

Bring the Kids                                                    Carlyon Bay, Cornwall

(Best Family Hotel)                                                                                         

The Pampered Guest                                     St Brides Spa Hotel, Pembrokeshire

(Best Spa Hotel)

Tie the Knot                                                       Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa, Bedfordshire

(Best Wedding Hotel)    

A Room with a View                                       Laura Ashley, The Belsfield

Style Award                                                        Hotel Gotham, Manchester

(Best Hotel Interior)                                                                                       

Fido’s Favourite                                                                Kilcamb Lodge, Strontian, Highlands

(Best Pet Friendly Hotel)               

Regional Awards

Best Hotel in The  North                                Black Swan Hotel, Helmlsey

Best Hotel in The South                 Montagu Arms Hotel, Hampshire

Best Hotel in The West Country Budock Vean, Cornwall

Best Hotel in The Heart of England           Fishmore Hall, Shropshire

Best Hotel in The East of England              Petwood Hotel, Lincolnshire

Best Hotel in London                                      The Milestone Hotel

Best Hotel in Scotland                                    Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Angus

Best Hotel in Wales                                         Quay Hotel and Spa, Conwy

Best Hotel in Ireland                                       Carrig Country House and Restaurant, Co Kerry

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