Gravetye Manor in Sussex has been named Pride of Britain Hotel of the Year for 2018.
The luxury Grade-I listed Elizabethan mansion in the village of West Hoathly, follows in the footsteps of Rockliffe Hall and the Grove of Narberth to be crowned the best of the bunch in the Pride of Britain consortium.
Gravetye Manor is set in 1,000 acres of parkland and is home to 17 bedrooms – each one named after the variety of trees found on the estate.
It is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and is currently closed, for the first time ever, while a significant refurbishment is carried out to the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Gravetye Manor will reopen on May 7.
Andrew Thomason, managing director, Gravetye Manor, says: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious award in the year that we are celebrating the hotel’s 60th anniversary. It is a wonderful accolade for the team who work so hard to make each guest’s experience both unique and memorable.”
Peter Hancock, chief executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, says: “Each year our member hotels are visited by mystery guests appointed by the collection. Gravetye Manor and its dedicated team was found to exceed expectations in every single category – an impressive feat.”