Love a mini break? The Good Hotel Guide 2018 just revealed its 10 award winners.

The Good Hotel Guide 2018 has just revealed the 10 César award winners in its milestone 40th anniversary edition. Named after César Ritz, these are known as the Oscars of the hotel industry. Unlike most of today’s hotel guides, hotels featured in the Good Hotel Guide César Awards do not pay to be included hence the reviews are entirely impartial.

‘Our 2018 César winners must be celebrated for their individuality, warm hospitality and meticulous service, which set them apart from their competitors. This year’s 40th anniversary is a milestone for the Good Hotel Guide and we are proud of the fact that there is still a place for a published hotel guide, even though the Guide’s online presence is growing,’ say co-editors Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw. ‘The Guide provides the chance to recognise the UK and Ireland’s most revered and wholly independent properties, from refined gastropubs to plush country house hotels.’ The Good Hotel Guide

This year’s 10 César award winners include:

Newcomer of the Year
The Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire


Simple, modern bedrooms in a renovated 18th century inn in the Chiltern Hills.

Seaside Hotel of the Year
Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Soar Mill Cove, Devon


A family and dog friendly with spa facilities by the sea – look for dolphins.

Luxury Hotel of the Year
Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Rutland


Super spoiling, this country house overlooking Rutland Water offers Michelin-starred food and an outdoor pool.

B&B of the Year
St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses, Northumberland


Local and charming; dine on village-bakery bread, local-smokehouse kippers and Northumbrian bubble and squeak.

Romantic Hotel of the Year
Forest Side, Grasmere, Cumbria


An elegantly understated Victorian Gothic mansion in landscaped gardens in the Lake District.

Country House Hotel of the Year
Judges, Yarm, North Yorkshire


A traditional hotel, on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, with a gourmet restaurant.

Inn of the Year
Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire


This thatch-roofed pub with a Michelin star frequently gets rave reviews.

Scottish Hotel of the Year
Burrastow House, Walls, Shetland


An 18th Century Country House is on the West Coast of Scotland and has spectacular scenery.

Welsh Restaurant-with-rooms of the Year
Llys Meddyg, Newport, Pembrokeshire


Fine dining and sumptuous bedrooms is on offer in this coastal Pemrokeshire house.

Irish Hotel of the Year
Viewmount House, Longford, Ireland


This boutique hotel, with congenial hosts, mixes stately charm and modern comforts.

October 2017