Good Hotel Guide goes from strength to strength in 2019

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The Good Hotel Guide 2019: Great Britain & Ireland, the leading independent UK hotel guide – established in 1978 will launch on Monday 8 October 2018.

Co-edited by Adam Raphael and Ian Belcher, the new 2019 edition features 860 properties in total, the highest number ever, with 424 main entries chosen for their exceptional hospitality.

The editors select entries purely on merit, based on visits by a team of experienced inspectors and reports from trusted readers.  Hotels featured within the Guide are selected solely on merit. They do not pay to be included and no hospitality is accepted, unlike many hotel guides. Reports by members of the public are carefully scrutinised and graded by the GHG’s editorial team.

Each year ten César awards are presented to ten of the Guide’s outstanding hoteliers. Named after César Ritz, the famed hotelier whose name symbolises exemplary hospitality, these are the Oscars of the hotel industry. The awards are subject to a strict embargo until October 8th, the date of publication.

According to co-editors Adam Raphael and Ian Belcher: “This year’s Guide features 17 new main entries and 57 new shortlisted entries, demonstrating how the UK hotel industry is constantly innovating. Our aim is to showcase properties that demonstrate flair and really go the extra mile for their guests.”

The highly-esteemed 2019 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, Quirky 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.

A Shortlist section features an additional 436 properties.  These include new entries of a notable standard and other properties that continue to receive positive feedback from customers.

The Good Hotel Guide 2019 is also available online at There are a further four online-only Editor’s Choice hotel categories: Fishing, Golf, Eco-friendly and Historic.

The Good Hotel Guide 2019: Great Britain & Ireland will be published on 8 October 2018, priced £16 (including p&p within the UK) from The Good Hotel Guide, 50 Addison Avenue, London W11 4QP (Tel: 020 7602 4182; or priced £20 from all good bookshops. 

Discount vouchers worth a total of £150 are included in each copy of the Guide. 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.


Press: For further information and photography, to receive a copy of the Guide for review* or to interview the editors, Adam Raphael and Ian Belcher, please call Julia Farish or Sue Ockwell at Travel PR on 020 8891 4440 or email or

*N.B. The César awards and Editor’s Choice winners are strictly embargoed until 8 October 2018. 


The Good Hotel Guide 2020 announces its Editor’s Choice Winners

The Good Hotel Guide 2020 announces its Editor’s Choice Winners

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The Good Hotel Guide reveals its 10 César award winners

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