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‘We booked two nights but left after one. Our outlook was onto a fire escape and a house where we could see into rooms. Very poor bric-a brac furniture. Nine old mirrors in the smallish room. One, the full height and width of the wall opposite our bed, spooked us. The loo seat was broken.’… Read more

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By Adam Raphael If you view life, as I do, as a series of cockups, you will rarely be disappointed. Brexit, however, is in a class of its own. Last week’s deal on the Irish border is a deceptive diplomatic fudge which avoids hard answers. The reality of how we leave the EU has still… Read more

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From its wild moors to its picturesque beaches, Devon is a county of remarkable contrasts and striking beauty. Studded with historic villages, ancient woodlands, seaside towns and a myriad of restaurants, you don’t have to look far to see why this county should be your next holiday destination… Gaby Dyson of The Devon Foodie explains…… Read more

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By Adam Raphael What is the best way to book a hotel room? You need to be innocent or gullible, to believe that you will get the best deal through an online travel agent (OTA). Yet millions of us do just that, persuaded by advertising campaigns promising a bargain. The cost–billions of pounds in commission… Read more

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By Adam Raphael The Guide marks its 40th anniversary on Monday with the launch of its 2018 edition. There is much to celebrate. The print edition sold out last year, the first time that this has happened in living memory. The new edition has 840 entries ranging from great-value B&Bs to luxurious country house hotels…. Read more

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By Adam Raphael Recently I was given a wigging by a Professor of Strategic Management for failing to promise to deliver his copy of the Guide as quickly as he would like. His irate email was provoked by a message saying his ordered copy of the 2017 edition would be dispatched within five working days…. Read more

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By Adam Raphael Earlier this year The Guide decided to inspect a luxury boutique hotel with prices to match. Bed and breakfast cost more than £200 per room. When our anonymous inspector telephoned, saying she was bringing a friend and requesting twin beds, she was told that the only option was an extra bed at… Read more

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By Adam Raphael The Good Hotel Guide is a guide for readers. Neither payment, nor hospitality, nor advertising are accepted for an entry in the print edition. But the Guide’s mission is also to promote outstanding hotels, inns, and B&Bs. Last month, we held our first GHG hotel forum at THE PEAR TREE AT PURTON,… Read more

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By Adam Raphael The Guide has much to celebrate in this, its 40th anniversary year. An attractive new WEBSITE, improved communication with readers and hotels, and the biggest direct sales of the print edition for seven years. But we are still reaching only a tiny fraction of travellers who would benefit from our advice on… Read more

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