August 2, 2017 | Good Hotel Guide
The Good Hotel Guide 2018 celebrates its milestone 40th anniversary
The Good Hotel Guide 2018: Great Britain & Ireland, the leading independent UK hotel guide – established in 1978 – will launch its 40th anniversary edition on Monday 9 October 2017.
Co-edited by Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw, the Guide has 424 main entries featuring hotels that provide some of the best hospitality in Great Britain and Ireland. The editors select entries purely on merit, based on the latest visits by a team of experienced inspectors as well as reports from trusted readers. Hotels featured within the Guide do not pay to be included, unlike many of today’s hotel guides. Reports by members of the public are monitored, scrutinised and graded by the editorial team based on the number of reports submitted and their accuracy.
Each year ten César awards are presented to the Guide’s most celebrated hoteliers. Named after César Ritz, the famed hotelier whose name has come to symbolise exemplary hospitality, these are known as the Oscars of the hotel industry and will be strictly embargoed until 9 October 2017, the date of publication.
Says co-editor Adam Raphael: “This year’s 40th anniversary is a real milestone for the Good Hotel Guide. We are proud of the fact that there is still a place for a published hotel guide – even though the Guide’s online presence is growing – with this year’s Guide featuring 48 new main entries and 53 new shortlisted entries. Each year we highlight the UK’s most revered and wholly independent properties, from new-era B&Bs and refined gastropubs with rooms, to plush country house hotels and one-off establishments.”
The highly-esteemed 2018 Editor’s Choice section highlights the top 10 hotels in 16 categories – This Year’s Discoveries, Romantic, Spas, Seaside, Restaurants-with-Rooms, Dog-friendly, Country House, Gardens, Rooms with a View, B&Bs, Value, Pubs-with-Rooms, Family, Walking, Boutique and Weddings. All hotels are listed alphabetically, by village or town, with a photograph and all of the Guide’s main entries include a full review with accompanying contact details.
Just four hotels have remained in the Guide each consecutive year since it was launched in 1976. They are Ballymaloe House in County Cork; Currarevagh House in County Galway; Lastingham Grange in Yorkshire and Rothay Manor in Cumbria.
A Shortlist section contains an additional 416 establishments. These include new entries of a notable standard and other properties that remain ever-popular.
The Good Hotel Guide 2018 is also available online at www.goodhotelguide.com. There are a further four online-only Editor’s Choice hotel categories as follows: Fishing, Golf, Eco-friendly and Historic.
The Good Hotel Guide 2018: Great Britain & Ireland will be published on 9 October 2017, priced £19 (including p&p) from The Good Hotel Guide, 50 Addison Avenue, London W11 4QP (Tel: 020 7602 4182; www.goodhotelguide.com) or priced £20 from all good bookshops. The Guide’s latest informative monthly newsletters can be viewed online at: https://www.goodhotelguide.com/register.aspx.
Discount vouchers worth a total of £150 are included in each copy. They enable a 25% saving off one night’s normal B&B price at participating hotels. Good Hotel Guide gift vouchers are also available in denominations from £50 to £500.