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The leading independent guide to the UK, Ireland and Europe's best hotels, inns and B&Bs

The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their entry as they do in most rival guides. No money changes hands, and the editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels. An entry in the printed Guide is free, but we do charge for a website entry to cover research and administration costs. See for further info, or email

Have a Great Hotel Stay in Berlin With the Kids

When most people think of Berlin, it's of the city's legendary club scene, or its culture and history - not that it's a great place to take children. But it is, and exceptionally so. Here, The Good Hotel Guide lists five ways to make the most of a family visit to Berlin.
30/03/2015 11:25 BST

Spend Easter in Vienna

There's a wealth of things to do and see in Vienna at any time, but visiting over Easter adds something special: it's traditionally an important holiday and there are lots of related events to check out. Here are four of the best.
25/03/2015 12:14 GMT

Have a Grand Hotel Stay in York

If you're after a trip away where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings in a city steeped in fascinating history - then head to York. The city offers every urban amenity possible but retains the feeling of being in a market town.
17/03/2015 14:52 GMT

Five Reasons to Visit Rome in Spring

Summer in Rome is baking hot and very crowded, and autumn and winter can be chilly and wet. Come March, however, the city is bathed in sunshine and trees start to bud with new life. Spring is a great time to visit Rome, and we've listed five reasons below.
03/03/2015 15:49 GMT

Enjoy Some Culture in Cambridge

No trip to the UK would be complete without a visit to Cambridge. The university city is a delightful, pretty place, with the River Cam running through it. Cambridge is perfect for punting or cycling and full of interesting independent tea shops and high-quality restaurants.
23/02/2015 11:31 GMT

The Best Things to do in Prague

Prague's main sights, such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge (below), the Old Town and Wenceslas Square, are not to be missed. However, the city also offers some offbeat experiences that will broaden your mind and feed your soul as well as entertain. Here's our guide to four of the best.
17/02/2015 15:25 GMT

London, The New Romantic Hotspot of the World

London has heaps of history, a bucketload of charm, photo opportunities by the dozen and so much romance to offer that you could echo Samuel Johnson's famous quote: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
10/02/2015 10:51 GMT

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.
27/01/2015 11:28 GMT

What to Do in Cornwall When It's Raining

The gorgeous county of Cornwall is perfect for a holiday when the weather is good - head to the beaches to catch some surf, meander along the clifftop Cornish Coast path or simply take a picnic to a beauty spot to soak in the scenery.
22/01/2015 11:06 GMT

Join in the Masquerade at Venice's Carnival

One of the best ways to experience Carnival is to simply wander the city, especially around Piazza San Marco, admiring the professionals in their elaborately over-the-top costumes as they pose and preen for the cameras, all vying for the "Best Costume" award.
19/01/2015 13:12 GMT

Four Tips for a Romantic Hotel Break

In the words of the very wise Bridget Jones, "A mini-break means true love" - so if you're trying to sweep someone special off their feet then a weekend away is the way to go.
14/01/2015 15:29 GMT

Have Larks in the Parks of London

When you think of visiting London you might imagine high-rise buildings like The Shard and The Gherkin, shopping areas like Oxford Street and Westfield or busy tourist attractions like The Tower of London or Buckingham Palace.
13/01/2015 14:46 GMT

Blow Away the Cobwebs in Bath

Do you feel like you're in a stagnant pool of post-festive lethargy? Or stuck in a dull puddle of lassitude and stupor? Fear not - it's time to take the plunge and splash out of a trip to somewhere which will blow away the cobwebs of 2014 and whet your whistle for the new year: Bath.
02/01/2015 16:18 GMT

Four Ways to Get the Real London Experience

So you've dreamed of a trip to England for ages and can't wait to look round London and see all that it offers. But while you're in the capital city, make sure you don't miss out on these four experiences which will give you a great London experience as quickly as you can say 'Cor blimey Guv'nor'.
16/12/2014 06:12 GMT

What to Do in Paris in the Winter

At this time of year, many of us find ourselves daydreaming about a holiday in the sun. There's another way to get through the winter months, though: embrace them. Escape for a short holiday without having to go long haul by exploring the winter wonderland that many European cities offer, not least Paris.
27/11/2014 14:09 GMT

How to Choose the Right Hotel Wedding Venue

When it comes to planning the big day, there's nothing so hard as choosing the wedding venue. get it right and the day runs smoothly - get it wrong and you can land yourself with an expensive bill for mediocre service.
11/11/2014 10:48 GMT

Get on Course for an Ace Golfing Hotel Break

If you've been toying a round for a while with the idea of a golf break, then don't putt it off any longer! You'll go a fairway to match a golf weekend - as it's likely to be tee-rific. Even if you're a bit green at the game, this won't handicap the enjoyment you'll get if you pitch in and have a go.
21/10/2014 11:07 BST

Five Tips for Paw-Fect Dog Hotel Stays

Travelling with a dog or two can be a joy - but there are also times when things don't go to plan and you and your four-legged friend find that a hotel you've booked to stay with doesn't seem to be the dog-friendly place you were hoping for.
14/10/2014 15:49 BST