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

Jacobean splendour meets Arts and Crafts elegance at this gleaming white hotel, set in a leafy glade outside one of Pembrokeshire’s prettiest market towns.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
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Hazel Bank

Hazel Bank

Keswick

Occupying a prime spot in what is arguably the Lake District’s most picturesque valley, Hazel Bank has ‘stunning mountain views’, walks from the doorstep, and the chance of spotting a red squirrel.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • adults-only
  • parking
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • foodie
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The Lord Crewe Arms

The Lord Crewe Arms

Blanchland

Blending 12th-century stone origins with 21st-century country-inn comforts, plus robust food, this handsome hotel attracts walkers and weekenders.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements, wood-panelled walls and ornate ceilings, this Victorian-folly castle set in acres of grounds still manages to be ‘very relaxed; we never felt we had to be on our best behaviour’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

‘It’s hard to fathom just how many things the Endsleigh does right,’ says one reader, of this Grade I listed hotel set in 200 acres of fairy-tale gardens in the Tamar valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • baby-friendly
  • boutique
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The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

The Coach House at Middleton Lodge

Richmond

Minutes from the motorway, this Georgian estate feels deeply rural, with its walled garden and hundreds of acres to explore.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Zanzibar International Hotel

Zanzibar International Hotel

St Leonards-on-Sea

‘Splendidly quirky’ and ‘utterly relaxed’, Max O’Rourke’s seafront hotel brims with an ‘interesting collection’ of curios from far-flung lands.
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wi-fi

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Last updated: December 12, 2016