The Good Hotel Guide 2015 has officially launched today, celebrating the very best of Britain’s hotel industry.
Co-edited by Adam Raphael and Desmond Balmer, reports are scrutinised, unbiased, impartial, with visits paid for and re-written each year to ensure they are current. Hotels are visited anonymously by a team of inspectors and editors who have notched up thousands of bed nights and are therefore never swayed by fads, favours or freebies.
The release marks the presentation of the César awards, accolades dedicated to celebrating the most innovative and forward-thinking hoteliers in the country.
Those awarded included: Small Hotel of the Year: Yalbury Cottage, Lower Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset; Country House Hotel of the Year: Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire; Pub-With-Rooms of the Year: The Talbot Inn, Mells, Somerset and Country Hotel of the Year: The Pear Tree at Purton, Purton, Wiltshire.
Not only this but a list of ‘Editor’s Choice’ hotels has also been published, highlighting the top 10 hotels in 15 designated categories, including Boutique City. The hotels which made the shortlist were: The Zetter, London, The Zetter Townhouse, The Levin, The Grazing Goat, The Queensbury, Jesmond Dene House, 38 St Giles, Hart’s Hotel, Old Bank, The Pig in the Wall.