2018 BoHos shortlist revealed

George Sell By George Sell
4 weeks ago | Updated 1 week ago

UK: The shortlisted hotels for the inaugural 2018 BoHos - the Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards - have been revealed.

To emphasise the importance of guest reviews and feedback to independent hotels, the BoHos were launched last year when we joined forces with leading guest feedback and online reputation management specialist  GuestRevu and renowned hospitality management institution  Glion Institute of Higher Education.

The BoHos reward the boutique, lifestyle and hybrid hotels who provide the very best in guest experiences. The awards are unique in that the winners are decided, not by judges, but by the hotels' guests, using a combination of aggregated verified guest feedback from review sites and booking engines worldwide, and direct guest feedback via questionnaires. Each has a 50 per cent weighting in a hotel's overall score to give a true picture of the guest experience provided.

The shortlisted properties are:

UK City 1-20 Rooms
Langtry Manor (Bournemouth)
The Abel Heywood (Manchester)
Hotel Bosco (London)
Ethos Hotel (Oxford)
Montagu Place (London)

UK City 21-50 Rooms
Tara Lodge (Belfast)
The Dunstane Houses (Edinburgh)
Draycott Hotel (London)
B+B Edinburgh (Edinburgh)

UK City 51+ Rooms
The Trafalgar St James (London)
Point A Hotel Canary Wharf (London)
The Lalit (London)
Sunborn (London)
Point A Hotel Glasgow (Glasgow)

UK Country & Coastal 1-20 Rooms
Bethnal & Bec (Hertfordshire)
Swain House (Somerset)
East Thorne (Cornwall)
Cedar Manor Hotel (Cumbria)
The Greyhound Inn (Oxfordshire)
Plas yn dre (Bala, Wales)

UK Country & Coastal 21-50 Rooms
Dunalastair Hotel Suites (Pitlochry, Scotland)
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa (Gloucestershire)
Grand Hotel Tynermouth (Tyne & Wear)
The Montagu Arms Hotel (Hampshire)
Mullion Cove (Cornwall)

UK Country & Coastal 51+ Rooms
Raithwaite Estate & Spa (Yorkshire)
Balmer Lawn Hotel (Hampshire)

International 1-20 Rooms
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway (South Africa)
Klaserie Sands River Camp (South Africa)
Founders Lodge (South Africa)
Follonico (Italy)
Hamiltons Tented Camp (South Africa)
Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve (South Africa)

International 21-50 Rooms
Rivonia B&B (South Africa)
Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
The Edison George Town, Penang (Malaysia)
Monate Game Lodge (South Africa)
De Hoek Country Hotel (South Africa)

International 51+ Rooms
Hotel Indigo St.Petersburg-Tchaikovskogo (Russia)
The Europe Hotel & Resort (Republic of Ireland)
Royal St Andrews Hotel (South Africa)
Hotel Rangà (Iceland)
Kievits Kroon (South Africa)
Treasury on Collins (Australia)

The award winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on the first evening of this year's Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit in London. The following day there will be a round table session on guest reviews and reputation management hosted by Francine Heywood of GuestRevu. Click here to see the Summit agenda, and here to book tickets for the BoHos ceremony and the Summit.

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