Relais & Châteaux

Relais and Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries.

Established in France in 1954, the association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony.

To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

From the vineyards in Napa Valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Routes du Bonheur and discover a special place in a variety of destinations.

The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition: "ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD".

The UK delegation of Relais and Châteaux is made up of 28 Luxury Hotels and Restaurants and includes some of the finest properties in the UK, including Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Chewton Glen, Lucknam Park, The Fat Duck and Waterside Inn.

Here is some of the lovely feedback Gidleigh Park have received from our Relais & Châteaux guests:

"Lovely stay at Gidleigh Park. We had the 'Manaton' room, which has its own rooftop hot tub and that was a great feature, enabling us to unwind completely - no need for a spa. The restaurant offers magnificent food and is well deserving of its two Michelin star status. The staff were extremely courteous and friendly. Will definitely come back again."

"Exceptional. Exquisite. A small piece of paradise. Wonderful to see a house that has been in this position for centuries being enjoyed by so many. Perfect in every way."

"From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were made to feel as if we were the most important guests at this exquisite hotel. The service was exceptional, the staff attentive, discreet and most importantly, welcoming. My partner and I were overwhelmed at how dedicated the staff were to making our stay unforgettable. I cannot speak highly enough of Gidleigh. We also found our dinner truly amazing. Their R&C recommendation is deserved. Absolute perfection."