Welcome to the Country & Town House Great British & Irish Hotels Guide 2017
In this, the fifth edition of our annual Great British & Irish Hotels guide, you’ll find in-the-know descriptions of over 200 hotels and inns, each one handpicked by Fiona Duncan while researching and writing her weekly hotel review column in the Sunday Telegraph.
In this year’s edition, you’ll find a great mix of addresses, from luxury to affordable, seaside to city centre, just opened to long established, trendy to traditional. We hope that there’s a hotel to suit anyone looking for that perfect break, whether it’s one of this year’s exciting and diverse crop of new places or one of Fiona’s trusted old favourites. One thing is for sure: you won’t find bland, corporate hotels in these pages; you will find the ones that Britain and Ireland are best at, whether lavish or simple: ones that are full of character. If you are looking for hotels with soul, you will find them here.
These are my favourite British and Irish hotels, each one tried, tested and chosen for its standout quality… it might be the view, the style, the food, the spa, the knockout martinis at the bar, or all of them combined. Whether you are looking for the height of luxury or pared down simplicity, hip or heritage, far flung or in the heart of London, by the sea or in the depths of the countryside, you can be sure to find the perfect hotel here.