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Boutique folly

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to stop snarling when I hear the word ‘boutique’. Today it is used about such a wide variety of hotels that it means virtually nothing. Why is it so abused? The short answer is branding. Pin the B*** label on any pile of rubbish and the perception is that… Read more

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The most popular hotels on Instagram

This year the Good Hotel Guide launched on Instagram, giving us another opportunity to salivate over the hotels we love so much in a world entirely dedicated to pictures.  Here are some of our most ‘Insta-popular’ hotels (so far)… A photo posted by The Good Hotel Guide (@good_hotel_guide) on Dec 16, 2016 at 1:33am PST… Read more

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Categories: All blog posts, Destinations

GHG Postbag–Fawlty Towers

‘Very busy with a wedding. We took dinner, but at 7 pm half the dishes were not available. And what we ate was nothing like the description on the menu. Given a key for a recently updated double bedroom. Someone liked dark brown. An enormous dark brown leather bedhead fixed to the wall, overpowering the room…. Read more

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Brexit Blues

Watching Brexit is like watching a slow-motion car crash. Cabinet leaks, hysterical headlines, a plunging currency, ministers briefing against one another all point to an unhappy outcome. The paranoia of Brexiteers that they are about to be betrayed is not without substance. Their more extreme demands can only be met by a government prepared to… Read more

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Categories: Editor's viewpoint

Future of the Good Hotel Guide revealed

In an increasingly digital world, traditional publishing is under pressure to adapt and develop to suit an evolving consumer market. Addressing the debate head on, Boutique Hotelier spoke to CEO of the Good Hotel Guide, Richard Fraiman (pictured with Good Hotel Guide Editor Adam Raphael), who is championing the longevity of print hospitality guides and… Read more

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The Good Hotel Guide 2017 launches today

The Good Hotel Guide 2017 is published today! Co-edited by Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw, the Guide is an unbiased selection of the best hotels, inns and B&Bs with personality and character across the UK and Ireland. This year’s 2017 Guide features 414 main entries, 16 Editor’s Choice categories (with an additional four Editor’s… Read more

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Categories: Hotel reviews

The Good Hotel Guide in the press

The Good Hotel Guide’s mission is to promote the outstanding hotels that it selects. An entry in the print edition of the Guide is decided solely on merit. No payment is made. Here are some of the latest articles in the national press featuring Guide hotels. 6 of the best hotels in the Lake District The Evening Standard documents… Read more

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Good Hotel Guide 2017 launch

Good Hotel Guide Editor Adam Raphael talks about the principles of the Good Hotel Guide that have remained true since its launch, in time for the arrival of the 2017 Guide. The 2017 edition of the Good Hotel Guide will be published on October 10th. We remain committed as we have from our first edition… Read more

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Categories: Editor's Choice

How to pick a good hotel

Good Hotel Guide Editor warns of the folly of crowds and the mentality behind TripAdvisor when it comes to choosing a good hotel. How does one pick a good hotel? With 340 million unique visitors a month, TripAdvisor would seem to be a fair place to start. UK consumers spend more than £20 billion a… Read more

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Categories: Editor's viewpoint