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on 3 July 2013
This is an agreeable book, very well illustrated and nicely designed in a style a bit reminiscent of National Trust literature. However, it also has its irritations. Comments from readers are solicited by the injunction 'more reports, please' embedded in the text for certain addresses, which lends a slightly amateurish air to the enterprise (even if perhaps this is the most effective and obvious way of securing updates). Readers' comments are presented in inverted commas throughout, as in "a fire is lit year-round in the 'intimate, welcoming' bar-restaurant", where the effect is to make it look as if 'intimate, welcoming' might actually be the very opposite of the truth. Most irksome by far, however, is the editors' decision to list places (i.e., obscure villages, in many cases) alphabetically: in other words, not under alphabetically arranged counties. This means that if you're looking because you don't actually already know where it is you're going to stay, the information comes at you completely haphazardly. If you've never heard of a village called Temple Sowerby in Cumbria, or one called Muthill in Perth and Kinross, you won't know they're what you're after, even if you do know in a general sense which part of the British Isles you're aiming for. This seems to me a completely counterintuitive way of setting out the information in the book, and a thoroughly unhelpful one too if you want to find something suitable as quickly and painlessly as possible. Finally, it may be worth adding that there's no clear sense how or why some of these places made the cut and others just like them didn't. There's a small selection for London, but not all areas of it, and one suspects there must be plenty of other deserving places that could have been included, possibly for the country as a whole.
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on 7 December 2012
Independent guide by unannounced inspectors makes accurate assessments of the smaller hotels, not chain brands.
Makes good reading, along with well chosen accomadation.
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on 20 May 2013
The book is well presented and all entries are well explained
I would have liked a greater range of Hotels--especially in the lower/middle price ranges, but, if they don't exti you cannot fabricate them
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on 4 March 2013
I found this a really good guidebook. It is very clear to navigate and I find the reviews cover most of the points I am interested in.
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on 29 April 2013
...and a good read too. don't go away without it.

We've stayed at the place on the cover, the beach it faces is amazing!
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on 7 February 2013
We love this book, lovely to sit down with a cup of tea and browse through. Ideal if you need a quick break somewhere.
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on 29 June 2013
Plenty of ideas for booking hotels all we need now is the weather! Good colour photographs to encourage you to book. Likely to use it.
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on 4 January 2013
We saw the Good Hotel Guide at friends last year, and now we have our own copy to plan our journey to the British isles this year. Here we find just the kind of hotels we like to stay in.
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