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.

 

Editor’s choice: 2016 César Winners

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Hazel Bank

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Borrowdale

Gary and Donna MacRae take evident pride in their hotel in its own wooded grounds, perched above this hamlet in the Borrowdale valley.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • view
  • parking
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The Grove

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Narberth

Behind mature trees in 26 acres of gardens and meadows overlooking the Preseli hills, this whitewashed 18th-century mansion offers a ‘bucolic setting with that “away from it all” feeling’, reports a reader after this year’s visit.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
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The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

A ‘lovely drive over moors’ leads to this hotel in a North Pennines village built from the stone of a dissolved 12th-century abbey.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

We hear a perennial chorus of approval from fans of Wendy and Simon Bennett’s family-friendly Victorian fantasy castle in the Eden valley, between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency cottage-orné, built by Jeffry Wyatville as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, is run today in characteristic relaxed-chic style by Olga Polizzi (see also Tresanton, St Mawes).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Zanzibar International Hotel

Zanzibar International Hotel

St Leonards-on-sea

Brimming with an ‘interesting collection’ of curios from far-flung lands, Max O’Rourke’s characterful seafront hotel is both ‘splendidly quirky’ and ‘utterly relaxed’.
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • walking
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

Developments are afoot at this hotel, centred on a Georgian coach house, ‘in a glorious setting on a huge estate with beautiful walled garden’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi

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