The Guide readers trust

'The real value of your excellent Guide--we have never had a bad experience staying at a hotel listed by you.' Chris Savory

'Thank you for another invaluable edition of the Guide; at our side whenever we travel in the UK.' Tony & Ginny Ayers

'Can I say that what an absolutely wonderful book the GHG is?  Indeed, I can't think of a book which over the years has given me more pleasure - I've been buying it for about 35 years now.'  Michael Crick

'The Good Hotel Guide is the best hotel guide I have ever used.  Straight up and honest'.  Michael Eldridge

'I am a regular user of the Guide which I find invaluable.' Michael Kirwan

'The Guide never lets me down'. Clive Rabson

'Have just received my copy of the new Guide. Another excellent publication which confirms
your reputation.' Chris Savory

'We use your Guide frequently and find it very helpful.' Robin Dugdale.

'Your guide has always been too reliable to ignore.' Tom Mann

'Thank you for your superb guide. It has saved my sanity on more than one trip filming and finding sanctuary in a warm, friendly place with decent food. Congratulations.' Don Gee

'Thank you...always a pleasure ,how many years/ decades,one of my life's great pleasures. Reporting back,hearing from you, and many memories of your establishments and actually certain good friends out there in the process.' John Ford.

'Thank you for the many stays I had by your recommendation. Strength to your arms! David Humphreys.

'We are visiting from Australia andhave been buying your guide for many years and find it invaluable in planning our annual UK driving tours. Colin Adams, Sydney, New South Wales. 

'Our continued thanks for the wonderful GHG, which continues to enhance our holidays so much.' Tony & Ginny Ayers.

'Very best of luck with the new edition - as entertaining as it is essential!' Nigel Rogers, Pipedown.

'We are firm believers in the Guide which we feel is the only one that offers really accurate and independent advice to the discriminating traveller.' Jeanette and David Leibling

I have been purchasing copies of the Good Hotel Guide for over thirty years, and still find it a most valuable resource, even in the Internet Age. Paul Coopersmith, One-of-a-Kind Tours, Californiia 

'I have used the GHG for decades and rarely refer to any other publication…there is no other.' Douglas Adamson

'I love the 2015 Guide and wish I could visit more of the wonderful places listed.' Trevor Lockwood

'The Guide has been a great help over so many years.' Bill Wood

'The GHG has been our hotel 'Bible' for many years.  It has never let us down and it is even better now that it contains photographs.' June and Martin Bailey.

'One of the pleasures of the Good Hotel Guide is that it introduces us to delightful places which we would not otherwise have found.' Mary Hewson.

'Keep up the good work as the only sensible independent guide'. Iain Nesbitt 

'It's the best value book you can buy.' Michael Crick

'Please carry on your good work of sorting out the really great places to stay for us all.' Dr Mike Craddock

'I find the Good Hotel Guide wonderfully useful.' Simon Rodway

'Many thanks indeed for the reply. This is what separates you from “other guides” (including GFG) and “online” alternatives. YOU are the only guide that ever has the courtesy to reply and I appreciate and congratulate you on it!'

'Keep to your standards...they are invaluable to the independent traveler.  We have always used the GHG's recommendations for Great Britain and European hotels.' Claire Lavery.


'I am a regular reader of the GHG and find it by far the most reliable of the guides to hotels in the UK...Your reviews are a joy to to read and generally meet the cardinal requirement of accuracy.' Fred Cornell

'We only stay in hotels you include in your guide because of the honest appraisal you provide.' Gill Todd 

‘Thank God for the Good Hotel Guide for directing us to these places. So many of the numerous guides on the market have an odour of sponsorship about them.’ Michael  Wace 

 ‘No one in their right mind would go near a hotel without your advice.’ David Taylor

 ‘We do realize the value of a book like the Good Hotel Guide after experiences like this.’ Kate & Jim Craddock.


‘As ever the GHG is priceless. Or, in words often heard here in the Deep South, now taken generically as referring to the book, its editors and its contributors: ‘You da MAN!’American reader.

‘My husband can't understand why I spend so much time writing reports (for you), but your guide is still by far the best way to find a hotel and so I feel an obligation. And it's fun too!’ Susan Hanley


'I just wanted to say a big thanks for producing such a very honest guide to genuinely good hotels in the UK. My family have used the guide for many many years and we have found it to be spot on. We remain thankful that there is a genuinely independent guide out there.’ Tim Askew.

'Too many hours on the internet searching for hotels when you do it in one. That's why I had to buy the Guide again.' Caroline Roots.

 'My recommendation is: read all the Good Hotel Guide..I have read every page for England and some of Scotland finding it a most interesting read.' Revd Peter Cannon.

 'We are very pleased to have discovered the Guide as I would rather pay for value than sponsor an interfering geezer on the front steps wearing a top hat.' Dr Franklin Trevarthen.

 'I very much look forward to getting the new Guide in the autumn. I so much enjoy it, much better than a novel.' Moira Jarrett.

'TripAdvisor is just an unedited free for all website.  GHG is something quite different as it's core is a published guide with an editor and this means that the review sifting has been done for the user.' Louisa Davies. 

'The Guide is one of the few reliable sources that one can consult.' Stanley Salmons

'The 2013 Good Hotel Guide maintains your reputation as the leading independent guide to good hotels in Britain and Ireland. It is excellent value for money.' Chris Savory

'It is because The Guide is produced by 'real' people who can be relied upon that I queried the lack of a reply.  Unlike another so-called guide, standards are high otherwise I would not have corresponded with you for so long, although I didn't realise it was getting on for 23 years.  I will cherish my gold medal position!' Shirley Tennent.

'Isn't it wonderful to open the GHG and spot a hotel just where you need to break your journey? It's even better when the hotel turns out to be perfect.' Brian Thomas, East Horsley. 

 'I know that I can pick up my copy of the Good Hotel Guide and choose a hotel that has been selected without bias. It may not always be to our taste, but we read between the lines, and rarely fail in our choice.' GC


'I think that The Good Hotel Guide is such a great resource for travelers going to the UK because of the criteria explained on your website. It is hard to find a non-biased source when it comes to travel these days!' Jane Natale, Imagine Communications


 'The Guide is always my first port of call when looking for a hotel.' Catherine Held


'At a time when many hotels must find it difficult to maintain standards and make a profit, it is wonderful that the Guide continues to point the way with style, wit, and wisdom.' Charles Gorer


'We have always found the Guide entirely reliable.' John Walton 

'It's not just the practical value of the GHG - it really is a total, indulgent pleasure to read, and the new edition looks to have maintained, or even bettered, the standard.' Tony Ayers
'I always use the Good Hotel Guide as it is the only totally reliable and independent guide to excellent places to stay so keep up the good work.'  Tess Allen 


'Without the Good Hotel Guide, I would not have found most of the hotels I now stay in Britain', Professsor Wolfgang  Stroebe,  Utrecht.


'We’ve always found the Guide to be such a trusted source, enabling us to enjoy some gems of hotels over the years, so we’re keen to support it, especially to introduce new places for others to enjoy and support.' Stephen Glover


'We rely on the GHG which seldom lets us down.'  Peter Hutchinson


'Many thanks for the continuing excellence of the Good Hotel Guide. It has been our constant companion and most trusted advisor for over 30 years.' Tony and Virginia Ayers.


 'I wouldn't like to tell you how long I've been following the Guide's advice.Financial restraints make trips away a much rarer treat these days, but I wouldn't go anywhere that wasn't recommended by the Guide.' Marina Lampert


'The GHG is a marvellous production. I took it to bed last night' Trevor Lockwood