The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain & Ireland, and also covers parts of Continental Europe. The Guide was first published in 1978. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their way into the Guide. The editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels. All hotels in the Guide receive a free basic listing. A fee is charged for a full web entry.
Editor’s Choice: 2016 Green Hotels
Discerning hotel guests may wish to have a luxury break which they know is not damaging the environment. The Good Hotel Guide's top green hotels have all taken big steps to encourage an eco-friendly experience. The hotels all offer fantastic accommodation, high-quality dining choices and luxury service, but at the heart of this they have a special emphasis on ensuring their local environment is protected for the future. Among the green initiatives Pendragon Country House, Cornwall, offers are solar energy, recharging points for two electric cars and a free washable nappy service for young visitors - even the hotel's website is hosted on a carbon-neutral server! The beautiful Green Park Hotel in Pitlochry offers complimentary transport to and from local stations to encourage guests to use public transport, purchases products that are environmentally friendly - local, organic, fair trade, recycled and/or recyclable - and reuses waste for compost to feed the hotel's gardens. The Old Vicarage in Powys has hens and a kitchen garden to reduce food miles, electric car recharging and solar thermal energy installed. The friendly hotel also offers special deals for guests arriving by bike.