A good reputation is the most important accolade
The Nare thrives on its well-known reputation for having an extremely loyal following of many, many guests that return regularly to this special place. The Nare is proud to have one of the highest returning-guest occupancy rates of any country house hotel in any rural area of Great Britain.
You may well notice an absence of any overt proclamation of hotel awards. The Nare does of course receive numerous awards. We are of course very appreciative for these gratuitous awards which are a naturally forthcoming testament to the excellent service given by our staff. Some are mentioned below. However, unlike many other hotels whose reputation relies heavily on a plethora of accolades of dubious merit, at The Nare we choose not to go trophy hunting or proposing ourselves for awards.
Instead we prefer to concentrate on looking after our guests and leave it to them to pay us the biggest compliment of all by returning year after year - we find that somewhat more rewarding! It is hoped that if you do come and stay with us you will find that it matters not a jot that plaques are not plastered on every wall, but rather that you have a really comfortable stay and you would wish to come back again and again – indeed, just as many of our loyal guests do.
The AA continue to act as the leading independent assessor of hotels throughout the UK. They regularly send inspectors to The Nare to ensure that the hotel continues to exceed the standards demanded of a 5 Star hotel. The Nare has been the highest rated Cornish hotel for over 30 years and held 4 AA Red stars for over a decade before that – an accolade bestowed by The AA to represent the most outstanding hotels in the British Isles. Click here for an explanation of The AA's hotel star rating system.
The Nare is proud to be a member of the Pride of Britain Hotels Collection, a highly esteemed and exclusive selection of the finest privately owned hotels in Britain. The Nare was the recipient of their Hotel of the Year award in 2008. The collection was formed in 1982 to enable like-minded hoteliers to pool their resources to reach a wider audience of discerning customers. It represents a mixture of traditional and contemporary hotels with an commitment to great hospitality.
Membership is limited to never more than 50 properties and it is the members themselves who decide whether a new applicant is approved. Hotels are tested regularly by mystery inspectors and asked to leave if they are not up to scratch.
For worldwide recognition The Nare is a member Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the only property in South West England. They carefully select hotels that have character and individuality whilst offering the highest standard of service and luxury - incidentally they receive over 1,000 hotel applications each year, but accept just 5%. Every one of their 500 small independent hotels has one thing in common: excellence.
This consortium, which is an antidote to the large corporate hotels, believes that small is beautiful and encourages a spirit of being independently minded – a definite trait that runs through the genes of The Nare’s family owners.
This is considered to be the leading and most respected independent guide of hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. The Nare has been included for many years and the readers’ comments are always a good reflection of what to expect. Hotels cannot buy their entry as they do in most rival guides. No money changes hands, and the editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels. The Nare have collected several accolades over the years including prestigious César Awards, Seaside Hotel of the Year, and most recently an Editor's Choice for Families.
The Nare has been included in every Condé Nast Johansens hotel guide since its foundation by Derek Johansen over 35 years ago. They hand-select the best properties from around the world for inclusion in their collection. Whether you’re searching for a luxury hotel, spa, country house, boutique retreat, celebratory venue or somewhere by the beach, they provide inspiration and assistance in finding the perfect place for every occasion.
With over thirty-five years’ experience inspecting and recommending properties throughout the world, their team of dedicated and highly trained local experts inspects each property year-on-year. The Nare have collected several accolades over the years including Best Coastal Hotel and Best Country House Hotel.
Rebecca Recommends is one of the leading luxury travel representation companies in the United States. Its founder, Rebecca Slater the daughter of a British independent hotelier, represents an eclectic mix of luxury hotels, residences and services from the United Kingdom and around the world for the discerning traveller who values authentic experiences. Rebecca has always stated that she only wants to work with like-minded people who believe that service is at the “heart of our craft”. In a world where truly good service seems harder to find, a real desire to serve and exceed people’s expectations is what she recognises as being so important.
Believing that “smaller is beautiful”, Rebecca loves to work with owners or managers who are personally invested in their businesses, care for people and plan for longevity in their company. “It is a thrill to share local treasures – like a little known pub, a quirky gallery, an adventurous outdoor activity or a spontaneous visit to a private home.” Rebecca and her dedicated team, based on both east and west coasts of America, are a vital support to The Nare in introducing discerning guests from further afield.