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Palé Hall awarded accolade in Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK 2023

Palé Hall

Palé Hall, the independently owned luxury country house on the edge of Snowdonia, has been awarded a coveted spot in the Top 50 Boutique Hotels in the UK 2023. 

Back for the third consecutive year, the Top 50 Boutique Hotels 2023 list was announced on 22 November 2023 on the brand’s Instagram page. The much-anticipated list is curated and voted by leading industry experts, hoteliers, travel writers and influencers. The Top 50 boutique Hotels 2023 span the full length and breadth of the UK from Cornwall, to Wales, to Scotland to Norfolk.

Palé Hall was a new entry, at number 31 on the list – one of just two Welsh hotels to make it into the top 50. 

General Manager Debbie Cappadona said: “We are thrilled to receive this accolade and to be recognised by the expert judges as one of the top luxury places to stay in the UK. We look forward to welcoming even more guests to our unique and beautiful Victorian building, set in the stunning Welsh countryside.”

The AA Five Red Star, Relais & Chateaux destination luxury country house hotel, with a AA three-rosette and Michelin Green Star fine dining restaurant, was praised by the judges for offering “comfort and culinary indulgence” and its ethos which is focused on “relationships with local farmers, growers, fishermen and food producers.”

The Newt in Bruton, Somerset, received the top accolade as the number one boutique hotel in the UK. 

Chris Lowe, Group Director, Hospitality and Manufacturing at William Reed, said: “We are delighted to be revealing this fantastic new list for 2023. “This year’s number one The Newt is a worthy winner and the highest new entry Boys Hall shows the innovation taking place within the sector. It is so encouraging to see so many new entrants in the Top 50 this year as well as being able to showcase such a range of unique hotel experiences available across the UK.” 

The Boutique Hotel list follows on from the success of the Top 50 Cocktail Bars, as well as the long running and ever-popular Top 50 Gastropubs. Now, consumers have the complete and definitive guide of where to eat, drink, and sleep throughout the UK.

The full list from 1 to 50:

1 The Newt, Somerset 

2 Lime Wood, Lyndhurst 

3 Gilpin Hotel and Lake House Windermere 

4 Heckfield Place, Hook 

5 Padstow Townhouse, Padstow 

6 The Pig at Bridge Place, Kent 

7 Lympstone Manor, Exmouth 

8 Grantley Hall, Ripon 

9 Beaverbrook, Leatherhead 

10 Hambleton Hall, Oakham 

11 Dormy House Hotel, Broadway 

12 Hampton Manor, Hampton In Arden 

13 Grove of Narberth, Narberth 

14 The Idle Rocks, St Mawes 

15 Another Place, Ullswater 

16 Boys Hall, Ashford 

17 Artist Residence Bristol, Bristol 

18 The Mandrake, London 

19 The Fife Arms, Braemer 

20 Foyers Lodge, Scotland 

21 Great Fosters, Egham 

22 Middleton Lodge, Ripon 

23 Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire 

24 The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone London 

25 Yorebridge House, York 

26 The Gallivant, Rye 

27 The Wild Rabbit, Kingham 

28 Estelle Manor, North Leigh 

29 Hotel Gotham, Manchester 

30 Links House at Royal Dornoch, Dornoch 

31 Palé Hall, Bala, Wales 

32 Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall 

33 Hotel Tresanton, Tresanton 

34 Henrietta Hotel, London 

35 Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa, Troon 

36 The Harper, Holt 

37 The Pig on the Beach, Swanage 

38 Rothay Manor, Ambleside 

39 Number One Bruton, Somerset 

40 Nomad, London 

41 The Mitre, Hampton Court 

42 The Samling Hotel, Lake District 

43 House of Gods, Edinburgh 

44 The Retreat at Elcot Park, Newbury 

45 Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant, Brampton 

46 Glebe House, Devon 

47 Le Manoir aux Quat’saisons, Oxford 

48 At the Chapel, Bruton 

49 Henry’s Townhouse, Marylebone, London 

50 Titchwell Manor, Brancaster