Editor’s choice: 2016 César Winners

the césar awards are the hotel industry’s equivalent of the oscars of the film world – honouring the best hotels of the best in various categories from humble b&bs to luxurious country houses. named after the celebrated swiss hotelier césar ritz, ten césar awards are presented each year to the guide’s best hoteliers. the winners are selected by the guide’s editorial team based on recommendations by readers and professional inspection.

 

Editor’s choice: 2016 César Winners

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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank - Lakeland in Springtime Offer

Borrowdale

Gary and Donna MacRae have refurbished and revived this 1840s stone house, approached via a ‘sweet little stone bridge’ across a stream.
From £55 per night
  • view
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
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The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

Contemporary country house meets ‘cheerful’ local pub at this 12th-century former abbot’s lodge, in a ‘beautiful’ conservation village.
From £164.00 per night
  • romantic
  • gastropub
  • historic
  • wine
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With ‘no rules – just plenty of warm, friendly staff, and wonderful food and service’, Wendy and Simon Bennett’s Victorian fantasy castle continues to win rave reviews.
From £160 per night
  • tennis
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency fishing lodge built for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, stands in a ‘magical’ landscape of grottoes and follies created by Humphry Repton, on the banks of the Tamar.
From £190 per night
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Zanzibar International Hotel

Zanzibar International Hotel

St Leonards-On-Sea

Yearning for Morocco’s charms? Keen on Manhattan’s city-slick style? Check into Max O’Rourke’s ‘splendidly quirky’ hotel on the Sussex seafront, where bedrooms are inspired by far-off travels.
From £99 per night
  • honeymoon
  • view
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Grove

The Grove

Narberth

‘Unfussy’, ‘warm’, ‘genuine’, Neil and Zoë Kedward's stylish country hotel stands in ‘flourishing’ gardens near the coast.
From £210 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

Minutes from the A1(M) at Scotch Corner, on a ‘huge estate in beautiful countryside’, James Allison’s ‘exciting’, ‘very chic’ restaurant-with-rooms is approached by a tree-lined drive.
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Kilmichael Country House

Kilmichael Country House

Brodick

This hotel closed on September 25th, 2016 after publication of the new 2017 edition of the Good Hotel Guide.
From £98 per night
  • romantic
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi

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Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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