Editor’s choice: 2016 César Winners

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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

1
Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

For many guests, Hazel Bank is the epitome of a small country house hotel with the bonus of a picturesque valley setting, captivating fell views and walks from the doorstep.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
2
Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements this Victorian-folly castle, in 15 acres of grounds, looks imposing yet is ‘a wonderful place to relax, kick back and take it easy’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
3
Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

‘An enchanting destination’ is how readers describe Olga Polizzi's Regency hunting lodge, which stands by the River Tamar in an Elysian landscape designed by Humphry Repton.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
4
The Coach House 
at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House 
at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

The good life just gets better at this tranquil retreat in 200 acres of Georgian parkland, with rooms in the Coach House and beautifully styled hideaways.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
5
The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

'A truly peaceful place to stay, potter about and walk in unspoilt countryside', this hotel in a 'spectacular building' is in a conservation village surrounded by grass moors.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
6
Grove of Narberth

Grove of Narberth

Narberth

Turn off a country lane down a tree-lined drive and your tensions will slip away when you glimpse this white stucco building with its pleasing Georgian symmetry.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly

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Last updated: December 12, 2016