The announcement was made at a glittering black tie event that took place at Rudding Park in Harrogate. Designed to celebrate and showcase excellence across Best Loved properties throughout Britain and Ireland, Saunton Sands beat nearly 200 of the UK’s finest hotels to be awarded the coveted title.
The award comes hot on the heels of family-owned Brend Hotels being named AA Hotel Group of the Year.
‘We’re absolutely delighted with this latest accolade,” said Director Peter Brend. “My grandfather bought the Saunton Sands Hotel in 1977 because he had always loved its position overlooking one of the longest and best beaches in Devon. Since then we’ve worked hard to ensure that its extraordinary outlook is complemented by the highest standards of customer service, furnishings and facilities – something that is considered of central importance in each of our eleven hotels.
“Anyone who has ever visited will know how unforgettable the Saunton Sands scenery is. I’ve always said it’s magical – now I can back that up with independent recognition of the extraordinary panorama that our customers wake up to.”
Best Loved Hotels are carefully selected on the basis of being the last word in luxury, character and romantic charm.