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Not a patch on last year
on 24 February 2012
I bought the AA guide last year and this one this year to be quite honest is much worse, none of the Hilton Hotels are mentioned and many of the hotels which had been my favourites for many years and still going strong again are not mentioned.
A lot of the information is not even up to date and special stars are put along prices which are still 2011 so you're not even looking at 2012 prices in many cases, I don't think that that is a good thing in a product that is supposed to be 2012.
Many of the "better" hotels are not mentioned and only the very top hotels and then there's a big jump down to the 3 star. If I had known it was going to be as bad as this I would not have bought it. There's even some places which are called resident restaurants which only have 3 rooms but have a nice restaurant, I suppose it's better than calling them pubs because quite often public houses have got residential facilities. The AA has wasted their time publishing this very heavy tome, the inspectors have put their favourites on, but I doubt their ability to even do this. I think most of this has been put together with "mystery shoppers". Don`t waste you money this Guide is "Rubbish"