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British Hotels: Special Places to Stay (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay British Hotels & Inns) [Paperback]

Alastair Sawday
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1 Oct 2010 Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay British Hotels & Inns

From sleepy inns with rooms to manor-house hotels for fabulous occasions, each of our places combines character with comfort and a big welcome. A weekend break in a historic city, a night away on business, a family holiday by the sea - there's something for everyone here. You'll eat well, too: Michelin stars sprinkle themselves throughout this 12th edition, and there are plenty of chefs who put provenance and seasonality at the top of their list.

We are committed to the small hotels of Britain, run by enterprising people who do what they do best. We look for what we like, and we celebrate the beautiful and the unusual. It is the combination of fresh, honest write-ups, colour photographs, clear symbols, excellent maps, clear directions and quick reference indices that makes our guides so popular with readers - and helps put British Hotels & Inns at the top of the best-seller list.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Alastair Sawday's; 12 edition (1 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906136394
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906136390
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alastair Sawday, one of the most trusted guides to high-quality places to stay (The Telegraph )

About the Author

Alastair has built a team of talented editors who are as committed as he is to the search for authenticity and personality in places to stay. They are also 'driving' the world's first carbon 'neutral' publishing company; the search for a reduced ecological footprint is a serious one. The company has won The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category, an award from Business Commitment to the Environment and a Green Apple Award and moved to its own eco-offices in January 2006.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I always use Alastair Sawday guides as my first point of reference to book accommodation when I travel in the UK (and beyond) and have never been disappointed.

The new edition of `Special Places to Stay: British Hotels & Inns' has a fantastic range of recommendations, ranging from chic boutique hotels to grand old country houses.

Alistair Sawday has done all the hard work of locating exceptional places to stay which are seriously comfortable and stylish, yet very affordable.

The guide is also really easy to use - entries are categorised by region, with each hotel listing illustrated with a photograph, clear directions and details the type of accommodation on offer, owner contact details. Places that make an effort to be environmentally friendly are also highlighted.

For anyone who wants to stay somewhere special, this is the perfect accessory to booking hotel accommodation in the UK!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If you attend weddings/ parties/ Christenings/ etc on a fairly frequent basis, or even holiday in the British Isles you often find yourself looking for somewhere decent to stay in a town/ region you've never visited previously. For these occasions, the Sawday's guides are indispensable. The benefits of these guides over any other is that they offer real quality control. I now rarely stay anywhere that they haven't recommended, and have discovered many of my very favourite places courtesy of their guides and homepage. The new book has an improved layout, and has updated the selection but retains the insistence on high standards in choosing their special places.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Breaks Away 28 Nov 2009
Fantastic book for those who love the nice things in life. Have used Alastair Sawdays books before and never been disappointed. This one is great and so full of all the information you need. Enjoy short breaks? ...... enjoy this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Britain With Style 29 Sep 2008
A few years ago who would have thought that Britain could offer such chic and stylish places to stay. Now we are spoilt for choice with Sawday's new edition, British Hotels and Inns.
Sit back and enjoy page after page of luxurious - yet reasonably priced - places to stay.
A joy to plan that special visit to Britain and see what we really have to offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! 23 Aug 2010
It's a relief to see that standards of Sawday guides have not slipped. This one has the usual, reliably accurate and up-to-date descriptions, high-quality photographs and very helpful use of symbols to identify establishments with specific features such as wheelchair access, wi-fi availability and swimming pool.

We have stayed at several of these hotels and inns and found them very much as described, just as we have in previous years with pubs and B&Bs.

Just one thing to be aware of: While coverage is excellent in the main holiday areas, it can be rather limited elsewhere. For example, there is nothing at all in Lincolnshire and only one place in Northumberland, one (just about) in the Scottish Borders and four north of Inverness.

With that one caution, this guide is highly recommended.
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