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‘This is a hotel that could do so much better. If the proprietor spent one night in each room and relinquished his ‘front of house’ duties,  then many of the deficiencies might come to light. The water that runs from the basin because the pop-up plug won’t stay down. The soap dish in the shower… Read more

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Forty years ago, an article in the Observer gave birth to the Good Hotel Guide. Hilary Rubinstein, a literary agent who had had a long association with the paper, lamented that advice on where to stay was sparse. To help him launch his new guide, he asked for recommendations from the Observer’s readers. ‘A hotel with… Read more

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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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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

‘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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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

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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Categories: All blog posts, In the News

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’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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Categories: In the News