A Cornwall hotel has been chosen as the best place to stay with kids in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times.

Fowey Hall in Cornwall has won the best Hotel for Kids category in the national awards, with the guide praising the family-friendly atmosphere where “kids are the main event and are treated like VIPs by cheerful staff”.

The guide will be available on Friday, March 1 via the online interactive guide and as a supplement within the newspaper on Sunday, March 3.

The full list can be found at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-places-to-stay-in-the-uk-2024-vz5nq7x0q

The Bath Arms, near the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire, is the best place to stay in the Southwest of England, according to The Times and Sunday Times’ guide which describes the hotel’s service and atmosphere “as warm and welcoming as a hug”.

Babington House in Somerset has won Romantic Hotel of the Year thanks to its “mellow-stone Georgian manor set beside a shimmering lake” as well as the “magnificent mid-century interior design”.

Claire Irvin, Head of Travel of The Times and Sunday Times, says; “The rigorous judging process for this year's Best Places To Stay awards has taken place against the backdrop of a difficult period for our readers and the hoteliers who clamour to welcome them.

Away breaks have almost never been more coveted, with annual leave, time out with friends and family and the cost of living all at a premium; at a time when the hotel industry is facing ever increasing running costs and a recruitment crisis.

Therefore UK hotels have an even more challenging task than ever before – offering a unique and memorable experience whilst representing relative value for money. The price points of each hotel chosen may differ but they all share the same commitment to consistency and excellence our readers – and their hard earned cash – deserve.”

Susan d’Arcy, Hotel Expert at The Times and Sunday, adds; "I've been pleased to see more places taking a 360 approach to the hotel experience this year, letting their teams have more personality, being more inventive about activities, more adventurous about dining and showcasing local talent. It's definitely more fun for guests.”

The guide is split into nine regions: London, Southeast, Southwest, Central, East, North, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

With writers from The Sunday Times travelling from the Scottish Highlands to the coasts of Cornwall, and bustling boroughs to coaching inns hidden away in the deep countryside, there’s something for every taste, budget and location.

There are also winners in ten different categories; Beach, Boutique, Cheap and Chic, City, Countryside, Foodie, Hotels for Kids, London, Pubs with Rooms, and Romance. The guide focuses on the things that really matter; hotels with the essentials of comfort, great service and value, as well as personality and warmth.