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Condé Nast Traveller 2017 Best UK Locations as voted by Annual Readers

Take the road-well-travelled as we publish the favourite destinations voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the publications’ 20th annual travel awards unveiled on 04th September 2017. Many selection factors are chosen with dining a key ingredient.

The top UK Holiday Hotel this year is the newly revamped Cliveden House in Berkshire, which came just ahead of the barn-storming Soho Farmhouse.

Twelve of the top 15 UK Business Hotels are in London, with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London taking the top spot for its food, central Hyde Park location, bedrooms and deft service. Claridge’s, at number 2, impresses for its design and atmosphere and relative newcomer Rosewood London (3rd) represents real value for money.

London has been named the UK’s favourite city for the seventh year running, with its chefs and bartenders being voted among the most creative in the country, and exhibitions such as Hockney at the RA, drawing visitors in. Glasgow and Edinburgh scored highly too (2nd and 3rd respectively), while Bath, at number 4, turned heads with its neoclassical architecture.

See the list (last year’s position in brackets)

UK Holiday Hotels:

1. Cliveden House, Berkshire (4)
2. Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire (20)
3. Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Hampshire (1)
4. Ham Yard Hotel, London (5)
5. The Pig, New Forest (3)
6. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire (16)
7. The Soho Hotel, London (2)
8. Coworth Park, Berkshire (7)
9. The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire (6)
10. The Gainsborough Bath Spa (11)
11. The Kensington, London (10)
12. Covent Garden Hotel, London (15)
13. Babington House, Somerset (9)
14. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire (12)
15. The Lanesborough, London (-)
16. Lime Wood, Hampshire (8)
17. The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall (17)
18. Dormy House, Worcestershire (-)
19. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath (18)
20. Gidleigh Park, Devon (-)

UK Business Hotels:

1. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London (3)
2. Claridge’s, London (2)
3. Rosewood, London (1)
4. The Connaught, London (6)
5. The Dorchester, London (4)
6. Corinthia Hotel London (8)
7. The Langham, London (7)
8. The Ritz London (5)
9. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian (10)
10. The Lanesborough, London (-)
11. The Berkeley, London (12)
12. Radison Blu, Belfast (-)
13. Brown’s Hotel, London (-)
14. The May Fair Hotel, London (15)
15. The Lowry Hotel, Manchester (14)

UK Hotel Spas:

1. Herb House, Lime Wood, Hampshire (14)
2. The Spa, Chewton Glen, Hampshire (5)
3. Spa Village Bath, The Gainsborough Bath Spa (4)
4. The Spa, Coworth Park, Berkshire (13)
5. The Bulgari Spa, Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, London (2)
6. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London (1)
7. ESPA Life at Corinthia, Corinthia Hotel, London (3)
8. ESPA at Lucknam Park, Lucknam
Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire (11)
9. The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA, The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire (7)
10. Sequoia at The Grove, The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire (8)
11. Cowshed Spa at Babington House, Somerset (9)
12. Barnsley Spa, Barnsley House, Gloucestershire (-)
13. House Spa, Dormy House, Worcestershire (15)
14. The Dorchester Spa, The Dorchester, London (6)
15. The Scarlet Spa, The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall (-)

UK Cities:

1. London (1)
2. Glasgow (4)
3. Edinburgh (2)
4. Bath (3)
5. Cambridge (6)
6. Leeds (9)
7. Liverpool (11)
8. Newcastle (7)
9. Belfast (13)
10. Oxford (8)
11. Manchester (14)
12. York (10)
13. Cheltenham (15)
14. Durham (-)
15. Chester (-)

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