About the award
Introduced in 1992, this award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. From the small family-run hotel to the most ambitious commercial ventures, hotels of every size and style are potential winners.
Bishop's Gate Hotel
Bishops Gate Hotel is located within the historic city walls in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. It was built in 1899 for members of the local gentry who had fought in the Crimean War, and was known as the Northern Counties Club. The Grade B1 listed building has a rich history and has welcomed visits from many illustrious people, from Churchill to WB Yeats, and from Field Marshal Montgomery to artist, Derek Hill. It was the place to meet, discuss ideas and conduct business, and nothing has really changed.
This fantastic boutique hotel has undergone a restoration programme that fully showcases the fine Victorian architecture; the results display high degrees of luxury and quality as can be seen in the residents’ lounge, restaurant and champagne and cocktail bar. The 31 stylish bedrooms cater well for the needs of the modern guest. The service is friendly and attentive with a professional approach noted in all areas, but it is the warmth of the hospitality from all the team that really sets this hotel apart from the rest.