The Good Hotel Guide reveals 10 César award winners for 2022

04 October 2021 by
The Good Hotel Guide reveals 10 César award winners for 2022

The Good Hotel Guide 2022: Great Britain & Ireland, published today, has presented 10 César awards to a selection of hotels which have demonstrated consistent excellence in their field.

Named after renowned hotelier César Ritz, this year's award winners included a Scandi-designed 18th century thatched cottage on the Isle of Wight, a Belfast hotel which serves a Titanic-inspired nine-course dinner and a Wiltshire pub which offers wild camping and whose owner has been awarded an OBE for services to farming. The awards will be celebrated with a presentation at this year's Independent Hotel Show at Olympia London.

The Good Hotel Guide's 10 César winners for 2022 included:

  • Newcomer of the year: Locanda on the Weir, Porlock Weir, Somerset
  • Island hotel of the year: Hillside, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
  • Welsh inn of the year: The Bell at Skenfrith, Skenfrith, Monmouthshire
  • Country house hotel of the year: Askham Hall, Penrith, Cumbria (pictured)
  • Small hotel of the year: Plantation House, Ermington, Devon
  • Scottish guest house of the year: Woodcroft House, Perth, Scotland
  • Inn of the year: Helen Browning's Royal Oak, Bishopstone, Wiltshire
  • Eccentric hotel of the year: Rayanne House, Holywood, Belfast
  • B&B of the year: Newbegin House, Beverley, East Yorkshire
  • Family-friendly hotel of the year: Porth Tocyn, Abersoch, Wales

Established in 1978, the independent UK hotel guide is co-edited by Adam and Caroline Raphael, together with Jane Knight and Kate Quill.

This year's Gardens Editor's Choices include Brecon Beacons-based Gliffaes, with an arboretum on the banks of the River Usk; Barnsley House, Gloucestershire, with its Rosemary Verey-created English country garden; Glenapp Castle in Scotland's Gertrude Jekyll-designed Italian garden; the wildflower meadows and kitchen garden inspired by William Robinson at Gravetye Manor in Sussex, and Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire – home to a Japanese tea garden and gardening school.

The Spa Editor's Choices include Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in Cumbria, which has added five extravagantly large glass-cube spa suites with private garden, spa and circular bath; the luxurious 44,000 sq foot Asian-inspired spa at Seaham Hall on Durham's Heritage Coast and, near Bath, Homewood's pretty outdoor pool and cosy, sheltered divans

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