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.

 

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    Artist Residence, LONDON, Greater London

    'The quirky rooms are full of character’ and the staff are ‘cheerful and helpful in equal measure’ at this small hotel within walking distance of Tate Britain, say Guide inspectors

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    Hotel Endsleigh, MILTON ABBOT, Devon

    Tall, ancient trees tower over this ‘beautiful’ estate of gardens and woodlands, streams and waterfalls, follies and grottos. On the banks of the River Tamar, the 19th-century hunting and

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  • The Lord Crewe Arms, BLANCHLAND, Northumberland

    In an ‘unbeatable’ setting in the North Pennine moors, this old inn has been thoroughly modernised by the owners of Calcot Manor, Tetbury (see entry). They have retained the character of

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  • The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, RICHMOND, Yorkshire

    ‘Another exciting newcomer in the north.’ Trusted Guide correspondents were impressed in 2015 by James Allison’s restaurant-with-rooms, a ‘sensitive’ conversion of the

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  • Hazel Bank, BORROWDALE, Cumbria

    In a beautiful Lake District valley, this ‘charming’ stone house, built in 1840, returns to the Guide under the ownership of the MacRae family. ‘It is a welcoming, relaxed

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  • Zanzibar International Hotel, ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA, Sussex

    ‘With an exotic name, themed bedrooms, showers that say “welcome” and “goodbye”, there is a splendidly quirky feel about this small seafront hotel.’ Guide

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    Augill Castle, KIRKBY STEPHEN, Cumbria

    ‘There is something here for everyone,’ says a visitor this year to Wendy and Simon Bennett’s turreted Gothic castle in the Eden valley. A multi-generational party (aged from three

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  • The Pig on the beach, Studland, Dorset

    Above the ‘magnificent’ beach at Studland Bay, Robin Hutson’s newest addition to his litter of Pigs occupies an ‘imaginative’ conversion of a ‘rambling’,

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  • Kilmichael Country House, BRODICK, North Ayrshire

    ‘A very special small hotel which feels like a well-cared-for home. Excellent service is given in a personal way.’ A Guide inspector was greeted in the wooded drive by peacocks (there are

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    The Grove, NARBERTH, Pembrokeshire

    Approached by a tree-lined drive, with ‘spectacular’ views of the Preseli hills, this ‘very striking’, early 18th-century mansion in landscaped gardens has been restored by

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