Best Loved Awards 2017/18 Hotel Nominees and Regional Winners Are Announced

are pleased to announce the hotel nominees for the Best Loved Hotels Awards 2017/18 and the winners of each of this year’s Regional Awards.

Best Loved Hotel Awards are designed to celebrate and showcase excellence across Best Loved properties throughout Britain and Ireland. The awards are designed to highlight our very best Hotels across many categories including the ‘Extra Mile Award’ recognising seamless customer service, generosity of spirit, an Hotel team who are prepared to go above and beyond for its guests. ‘The Easy Being Green Award’ that appreciates hotels which have incorporated energy saving and environmental friendly practices into the everyday running of its hotel.

Other award categories include Family Friendly hotels, Best Places for Weddings, Best Wine Cellar, Pet Friendly and Best for Spa, amongst others.

Nominations for Best Loved Awards opened in June 2017 and Best Loved customers were invited to nominate hotels where they had stayed and experienced ‘best in class’ stays.

Winners will be announced at the award’s ceremony and dinner held at the fantastic new Cotswold Suite at Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Gloucestershire on Monday 13th November 2017. Each of the Regional Winners will be nominated for the Overall Hotel of the Year, the winner of which will also be announced on the night.

‘The overall customer experience is paramount during any hotel stay and we feel our awards celebrate the eclectic nature of our hotel portfolio. We are celebrating excellence in many different areas from a Hotel’s wine list to a customer’s experience when making a reservation. This is why we have asked our Best Loved customers to give us feedback regarding their personal experiences throughout the year staying at Best Loved properties and to nominate hotels accordingly.’

‘We have been overwhelmed by the response and have received over 1,200 votes and look forward to announcing and celebrating with the winning hotels in November’ Julian Ebbutt, Managing Director, Best Loved Hotels.

Best Loved Hotels was set up in 1993, is a dynamic online travel tool, which allows customers to research, select and book hotel stays at the very best prices in the UK and Ireland at the click of a button.

A collection of over 200 independent Hotels throughout the UK and Ireland, which range from grand stately homes to village inns and from city townhouses to rural country retreats. You will find our Hotels in the glorious countryside, by the sea, near rivers and lakes, in sleepy picturesque villages and in busy city centres.


Hotel of the Year – Sponsored by SKY
Appleby ManorHotel and Garden Spa, Cumbria
Captain’s Club Hotel and Spa, Christchurch
Saunton Sands Hotel, Devon
The Maynard, Derbyshire
Washingborough Hall Hotel, Lincoln
The Arch, London
The Four Seasons Hotel, Perthshire
Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdovey
Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Co Tipperary

The Boutique Award (Best Small Hotel) – Sponsored by PSL  
The Five Arrows, Waddesdon
The Leathes Head Hotel, Cumbria
The Talbot Hotel, Malton

The Best Cellar List (Wine List) – Sponsored by Taittinger    
Rockliffe Hall, Co. Durham
The Club Hotel and Spa, Jersey
The Peat Inn, Fife

The Extra Mile (Customer Service) – Sponsored by Hospitality Impact
The Milestone Hotel, London
Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant, Lyme Regis
Laura Ashley Hotel The Manor, Elstree

Online Excellence (Best Hotel Website) – Sponsored by  Hotelfone
Ashford Castle, Ireland
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Sussex
Greenhills Country House Hotel, Jersey

Easy Being Green (Eco-Friendly)  – Sponsored by Fatboys/Gram
Soulton Hall, Shropshire
Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey
Percy’s Country Hotel, Devon

Reservations Please (Hotel Group)  – Sponsored by Castlemead Insurance
Robert Parker Collection
Devonshire Hotel Group
Brend Hotels
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Elite Hotels

Bring the Kids (Family Hotel)  – Sponsored by Silverfox Search
Draycott Hotel, London
Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdovey
Bovey Castle, Devon

The Pampered Guest (Best Spa) –  Sponsored by Zenith Hygiene
Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, New Forest
Park House Hotel & Spa, Sussex
Ilsington Country House Hotel and Spa, Devon

Tie the Knot (Wedding) – Sponsored by Wedding Dates  
Stonehouse Court Hotel, Gloucestershire
Ashdown Park Hotel, Sussex
Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Aqueous Spa, Scotland

A Room with a View – Sponsored by Rategain
St Brides Spa Hotel, Pembrokeshire
Fonab Castle Hotel and Spa, Pitlochry
Atlantic Hotel, Newquay

Style Award (Best Interior) –  Sponsored by I Booked on Line  
15 Great Pulteney, Bath
Assheton Arms, Lancashire
Town Hall Hotel, London

Fido’s Favourite (Pet Friendly)  – Sponsored by Room to Reward
Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley
Tewkesbury Park, Gloucestershire
Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk, Co Durham

Regional Award Winners – Sponsored by Power Solutions

The  North
Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, Cumbria

The South
Captains Club Hotel and Spa, Christchurch

West Country                                               
Saunton Sands Hotel
, Devon

Heart of England                                         
The Maynard
, Derbyshire

East of England
Washingborough Hall, Lincoln

The Arch, London

Four Seasons Hotel, Perthshire

Trefeddian Hotel
, Aberdovey

Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Co Tipperary