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.
Bright lights, culture and retail opportunities can hold greater appeal than a rural idyll. Here is the editor's choice of ten of the best town and city hotels , from Scottish metropolis to Welsh seaside and the English South Coast.