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 as well as our logo design of a red rosette made up of hearts.

The goal then, as it is today, is to discover the finest and most character-filled places to stay throughout the UK and Ireland and to share them with our readers. We look for the best within differing accommodation types (great value B&Bs, luxurious country houses, 5-star resorts, self catering accommodation, gastronomically distinguished inns and restaurants with rooms – something for everyone) within each locality.

In those early pre-internet days Best Loved’s main product was our printed guide. Here’s the cover of our very first Best Loved book, looking only slightly creased, dating from 1994:

With the advent of email and the internet, the way we all look for accommodation and travel advice quickly transformed, and Best Loved Hotels changed with it. Here’s our very first email newsletter with special offers, sent in 2003:

More than a decade later, we continue our mission to hunt down not only our favourite places to stay thoughout the land, but also top value special offers for each property, so that you get the best value deal available. Check our  website for our selection of hotels and up-to-the-minute offers.