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‘Dinner was not good. I had turbot as my main course. Including a small dish of broccoli overcooked and limp. The cost at nearly £26 was the equivalent to London prices, and for that all I had was a tiny piece of fish. Complaints had no effect. Perhaps the chef was having a night off…. Read more

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By Adam Raphael The Good Hotel Guide’s 2020 edition, published on Monday, has 830 entries from great-value B&Bs and gastro pubs to country houses and gourmet city hotels. Tomorrow, a Guide article in the Daily Mail will exclusively reveal the winners of this year’s César awards. The Oscars of the hotel industry include a yachtie… Read more

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‘Just how ubiquitous is cheating on TripAdvisor?’ This question was asked last week by the consumer body Which? Unfortunately, there is no answer to how many of the hotel reviews appearing on TA’s website are bogus. TripAdvisor doesn’t have a clue. It makes only cursory attempts to weed out the cheats and it discloses only… Read more

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By Adam Raphael Two Devon seaside hotels less than five miles apart as the crow flies. Both overlook great beaches and have idyllic views. The first has been owned and personally run by the same family for more than four decades. The second is a hotel which has been given a stylish revamp by its… Read more

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By Adam Raphael Everyone loves them, but who is dishing them out and on what basis are they awarded? The hospitality business, like every other industry, enjoys spreading gongs around. They are a way of making friends and rewarding the talented. Prizes are fun, but should be regarded with a sceptical eye because picking winners… Read more

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By Adam Raphael Fancy a deal? The two blonde hucksters on either side of the Atlantic who claim to be masters of the art are not alone. Twice a month, the Guide emails its readers with great-value special offers to stay at its selected hotels, inns and B&Bs. These are proving popular, with the leading… Read more

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Guest post by Mark Hodson, 101 Holidays If you’re looking for somewhere different to stay this year, beyond the excellent recommendations in The Good Hotel Guide, here’s a selection of 10 ideas hand-picked by the team at 101 Holidays, from a homestay in Borneo to a private island in the Seychelles. Who doesn’t dream about… Read more

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By Adam Raphael Most of us have follies. Mine is the irresistible itch of an early adopter. Two years ago, I put down a deposit on a Tesla Model 3. Assuming that the company’s erratic genius, Elon Musk, can manufacture it, it is due to arrive any day. That raises the issue of where to… Read more

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By Adam Raphael In an era of corporate hospitality, big data and commission payments, the Guide’s mission to promote outstanding small independent hotels is needed more than ever. But our task is getting harder because of the way Google ruthlessly manipulates its search results to maximise its profits. The Guide’s business model is simple. An… Read more

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