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How to Increase Online Bookings as a Boutique Hotel

In today’s competitive online environment, achieving consistent bookings and healthy revenue levels can be challenging as a boutique hotel. It’s importa...

By yourtrellis

20th April 2020

Digital-marketing

How to Build an Independent Hotel Digital Marketing Strategy

Despite the distinctive desires of travellers, the independent and boutique hotels around the world are fighting to remain competitive next to large hotel chain...

By yourtrellis

20th April 2020

Top Luxury Travel Trends in 2020

This year, the hospitality and travel industry will continue to see the growth of existing trends and the emergence of some new trends in luxury travel.  This ...

By yourtrellis

3rd March 2020

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Best Loved Hotels Guide to the South of England

When we think of the The South of England, some of the most quintessentially English scenery comes to mind, including the South Downs, Cliffs of Dover, seaside ...

By bestloved

19th September 2018

Percy’s Country Hotel & Resident Beavers

As we arrived at Percy’s Country Hotel co-owner Tony Bricknell-Webb came out to greet us with a warm welcome.  Our room, one of seven, was spacious and very ...

By bestloved

18th October 2017

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Five Free Days Out in the UK & Ireland

At Best Loved we champion the “staycation”, believing that some of the best holidays can be had right here in the UK, and they don’t have to c...

By bestloved

24th July 2017

Undiscovered Wales: Stories from the 2017 Best Loved Hotels directory

To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

3rd April 2017

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Undiscovered East of England: Stories from the 2017 Best Loved Hotels directory

To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

20th February 2017

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Undiscovered West Country: Stories from the 2017 Best Loved Hotels directory

To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

8th February 2017

The Best Loved Hotels 2017 directory is now available

The new Best Loved Hotel directory is hot off the press and  available in four different covers, reflecting the variety of amazing scenery, urban and rural, on...

By bestloved

7th February 2017

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Some of our “Best Loved” Festive Afternoon Teas

It’s the season for Christmas parties, socialising, and merriment.  Yet alongside all the fun and festivities, wouldn’t it be nice to slow down, find some ...

By bestloved

19th December 2016

Two Best Loved Chefs Will Compete In This Season’s Great British Menu

BBC Two’s Great British Menu will be back again this year for Season 11, and we are delighted to have two Best Loved chefs in competition. Tommy Banks from Bl...

By bestloved

3rd August 2016

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Geoff Lofthouse celebrates 35 years as General Manager at The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno

Geoff Lofthouse is celebrating 35 years as General Manager of The Imperial Hotel making him one of the few if not the longest serving hotel manager in North Wal...

By bestloved

18th March 2016

Undiscovered Britain: Heart of England – The Industrious Cotswolds

To celebrate the launch of the 2016 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

2nd February 2016

Fountains Abbey

Undiscovered Britain: North of England – Get the Abbey Habit

To celebrate the launch of the 2016 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

26th January 2016

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Undiscovered Britain: London – The Orbit Plunge

To celebrate the launch of the 2016 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

19th January 2016

Alice Trail

Undiscovered Britain: Wales On the Trail of Alice

To celebrate the launch of the 2016 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

19th January 2016

Rothiemurchus Estate

Undiscovered Britain: Scotland – Taming the Cairngorms

To celebrate the launch of the 2016 Best Loved Hotel & Travel Guide, we are pleased to bring you a series of stories on Undiscovered Britain by leading trav...

By bestloved

19th January 2016

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The Bees of St Ermin’s

We all know about “oranges and lemons and the bells of St Clement’s”…but the bees of St Ermin’s? In fact St Ermin’s Hotel in...

By bestloved

1st October 2015

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Cooking Tips from Chef Steve Smith @Bohemia, Club Hotel, Jersey

Bohemia Restaurant at The Club Hotel in Jersey is unquestionably one of our favourite restaurants in any Best Loved Hotel. Head Chef Steve Smith (who at 24 was ...

By bestloved

4th June 2015

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What Makes Gliffaes Country House So Special – A Visit by a Best Loved Prize Winner

Firstly, I must say that my wife and I were both astonished and delighted to be the chosen Winners of two nights B&B at Gliffaes. We had driven past but nei...

By bestloved

17th April 2015

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Celebrity Glow – On Dorset as a Film & TV Location

There’s nothing like a little celebrity stardust to help raise spirits and profiles. West Dorset has had more than it’s fair share in recent times – recog...

By bestloved

31st March 2015

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A Whole Lot to Love: Best Loved Hotels Celebrates 22 Years

Way back in 1993, on Valentine’s Day to be precise, Best Loved Hotels came into being. The romance-heavy day of the launch influenced Best Loved’s name ...

By bestloved

13th February 2015

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Best Loved Historic Houses – Wood Norton Hotel Worcestershire

As part of a series examining the fascinating history of some of our favourite Best Loved hotels, today we look at Wood Norton in Worcestershire. There has been...

By bestloved

9th February 2015

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The Feversham Arms and Spa

Helmsley is a properly pretty country town in a beautiful corner of North Yorkshire, and without a doubt the Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa is the destina...

By bestloved

22nd July 2014

Shooters – A Guest Blog by Simon Bennett of Augill Castle

What happens when the Shooting Party from Hell arrives at Augill Castle feeling very chuffed with themselves?  Find out as part of our ongoing series from Simo...

By bestloved

13th May 2014

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The Secret is Out: The Stunning Secret Gardens at The Salutation, Sandwich

In the long history of teamwork there are certain great symbiotic partnerships which spring to mind – Gilbert and Sullivan, Astaire and Rogers, Morcambe a...

By bestloved

20th March 2014

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“Undressed for Dinner” by Simon Bennett

In 1997 Simon & Wendy Bennett moved out of London and bought a near derelict castle at the foot of the Cumbrian fells. Today Augill Castle is a country hous...

By bestloved

15th February 2014

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A Touch of Heaven on the Isle of Skye

Believe us, it’s well worth that extra drive from Portree! The northeast of the Isle of Skye is an exceptionally beautiful and remote part of the island. The ...

By bestloved

29th January 2014

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Ardtara Country House – Without a doubt, one of Northern Ireland’s finest places to stay (and best kept secrets)!

Ardtara Country House has been named by National Geographic as one of the five best places to stay in Northern Ireland – and it’s easy to see why! Far from ...

By bestloved

8th September 2013