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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The Grove

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Narberth

In a grove, indeed, surrounded by flower gardens, kitchen garden and meadows, with views to the Preseli hills, Neil and Zoë Kedward’s hotel is ‘a real haven’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

‘Great hotel, great food,’ enthuse American readers in 2019, rating Gary and Donna MacRae’s ‘Lakeland gem’ as the ‘best hotel of our five-week European trip – and we stayed in some superb places’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adults-only
  • parking
  • wi-fi
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The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

You can drink champagne in the vaulted bar, as W H Auden did, dine among the ancient stone walls like Philip Larkin, or sleep in a tranquil room once used by Benjamin Britten, at this hotel in the monastic buildings of a dissolved abbey.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

'A very special place.’ ‘Utterly charming.’ 'It’s not the Ritz, but you will feel like a lord.’ Lavish and frequent praise in 2019 for Wendy and Simon Bennett’s Victorian fantasy castle in the Eden valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • country_house
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

Et in Arcadia we go – to Olga Polizzi’s Regency cottage-orné, in gardens and pleasure grounds with woodland walks and waterfalls, arboretum, fount and follies.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • baby-friendly
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

More tasteful developments this year among the potpourri of Georgian estate buildings that create James Allison’s hotel 'in beautiful countryside a few miles from Scotch Corner’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
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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
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly

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Last updated: December 12, 2016