Who can enter the BoHos?


The awards are open to any UK or international boutique, lifestyle or hybrid hotel, and properties can compete in various size categories from 1 – 20 rooms, 21 – 50 rooms and 51+ rooms.

A huge variety of accommodation types fall under the classification of “boutique, lifestyle or hybrid”, from rustic game lodges to luxury hostels, and from spa retreats to city suites.

Boutique hotels are known for focussing on character and personalised service, often together with a stylish design and flair. Lifestyle hotels follow suit with a “quirky, cutting-edge, avant-garde, trendy, funky, charming” nature according to Xotels, but unlike boutique hotels, are often associated with a group or brand name. Hybrid hotels blend the best of both mainstream hotel experiences and those of serviced apartments, focussing on providing a unique, personalised experience to their guests and letting them choose which services they want.

If you’re not sure whether you fall under any of these umbrellas, feel free to contact us and we will help to determine whether your property is eligible.




Boutique, lifestyle and hybrid hotels of all shapes and sizes from across the world have entered (and won!) the BoHo Awards in previous years just by collecting reviews and guest feedback. You could join the ranks of BoHos winners if you’re already using an existing feedback tool, or can test-run world-class technology by using a free BoHos GuestRevu account.

The myriad of entrants compete in the following categories:

  • Best UK City Hotel 1 – 20 rooms
  • Best UK City Hotel 21 – 50 rooms
  • Best UK City Hotel 51 rooms and above
  • Best UK Country and Coastal Hotel 1 – 20 rooms
  • Best UK Country and Coastal Hotel 21 – 50 rooms
  • Best UK Country and Coastal Hotel 51 rooms and above
  • Best International Hotel 1 – 20 rooms
  • Best International Hotel 21 – 50 rooms
  • Best International Hotel 51 rooms and above
  • Best UK Hotel (overall)
  • Best International Hotel (overall)
  • Best Group Brand 2-9 properties NEW!
  • Best Group Brand 10+ properties NEW!

What previous entrants say

We have enjoyed the prestige the award has brought us – it’s an international award and looks impressive in our Reception area! Guests comment and ask questions, and we have a chance to show off a little. But more importantly, the BoHo Awards give us the opportunity to rub shoulders and shine with the best: those establishments who put guest reviews first and are happy to compete on that level.

Nikki Swart, Co-owner of Rivonia Bed and Breakfast

The Bohos are a super initiative that actually open up awards to lesser known stars of the industry. They may not have the usual plaudits from Michelin et al but are consistently delivering excellent customer service or facilities in their market without the usual exposure.

Craig S Webb, General Manager of Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

The Boho is a special award as it is based on guest feedback. I am delighted to see our efforts being recognised by our guests as we are delivering great unique tailor-made experiences for each of our guests. This is a reward to the team who has consistently gone above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure our guests have truly memorable stay with us.

Johnson Joseph, General Manager, The Lalit London

These awards are one of a very few prestigious awards in hospitality in which guest feedback is in the driving seat in determining who gets an award and that makes this specific win, amongst the others Dunalastair has recently achieved, all the more rewarding.

Nassar Khalil, Owner & CEO, Dunalastair Hotel Suites

It’s so nice to be rewarded for the guest feedback. I know there are a lot of awards which acknowledge the hotels’ hard work, but to actually be acknowledged by the guests is amazing.

Sinéad Tierney, General Manager, Tara Lodge