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“Delightful stop-over”
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Moda House
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Esher, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Delightful stop-over”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I had an absolutely excellent stop-over in the Moda. The qualities of all aspects of the hotel were delightful all round. The cooked breakfast was particularly enjoyable and we would rank it in the top five in terms of quality on the plate.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Stayed for one night with a friend to attend a wedding reception nearby. The property is beautifully and tastefully decorated with plush fabrics and a vast mix of cultural items, all elegantly displayed. Our room was spotless! Immaculate in cleanliness and presentation. We were at the front of the property with a great view straight down the high street but still undisturbed with noise. The hosts are welcoming and warm and rightfully deserve a mention for their hospitality. We were not going for breakfast in the morning but came back to our room to find some fruit and cereal bars, an extremely thoughtful gesture.
Sleep was extremely comfortable with high quality bedding.
I would not hesitate to stay here again and highly recommend this lovely accommodation to others.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I booked The Moda House online to be close to my daughter who lives in Yate. Duncan and Jo who run it were the perfect hosts; nothing was too much trouble. They helped me with my luggage up and down the 2 flights of stairs to my room. The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfasts were ample and well cooked. It was a great place to stay and relax.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

I stayed at the Moda House during a recent business trip. It is located at High Street at Chipping Sodbury, which is a rather peaceful place with necessary amenities like restaurants, bus stops and gift shops. Its exterior has the 17th century "British feel". I heard that it used to be a bank in that era. Its interior is well decorated with the owners' collections. Even the utensils (e.g. tea pot) have rather elaborate designs, making the place an "old British heritage".

Old as the place looks, it is still well maintained and is rather modernized. The wi-fi connection is reliable and fast. That was very helpful when I needed to communicate with my colleagues and family.

The Moda House is actually also the home of its owners Jo and Duncan. Hence, it was no surprise that the whole place gave a very homely feel to its guests, especially when there is great hospitality provided by Jo and Duncan.

The service is wonderful. The old lady bringing the cooked breakfast to the guests is friendly. The laundry service is very efficient. On the 7 days on which I sent my dirty clothes for washing, I got back my washed clothes on the same day.

As for the breakfast, the food is quite simple. There is a selection of cereals, fruit, fruit juices and Moda House Biscotti and honey available in buffet style. There is also a menu for cooked breakfast consisting of a few choices. Fresh toast is prepared for every guest when he/she reaches the breakfast room. The Moda House marmalade is rather special. I believe it contains some ginger shreds which gives it some spiciness.

One issue I have with the hotel is that the Superior Double room which I had stayed in seemed rather small for a "Superior Double". Another issue is that sometimes at night, the place around the hotel might be noisy due to passing vehicles and overly excited people outside. The rooms are not sound-proof, so sometimes I was woken by other guests opening or closing their room doors. However, the excellent service and hospitality more than made up for the issues.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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London Town
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

With apologies to the owners, I only just got around to reviewing their fantastic B&B.

I stayed on business for one night back in January 2013 due to an early morning presentation the next day.

A warm welcome was received from the owners - I had called ahead to tell them my time of arrival.

The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. And very WARM - which was superb on a snowy Sunday January evening.

OK, so the breakfast. Cooked to order with local produce this was (seriously) the best I have had in any hotel or B&B. Fantastic.

Would not hesitate to stay here again if I was in the area. Had a little walk around the village in the snow - very BBC Period Drama! It looked quite lively for the first Sunday in January too with some live jazz bands at three of the local pubs.

Excellent experience and highly commended!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

The house has a lot a character and history. Very welcoming. The room was fresh and modern, which was warm,cosy and had beautiful view of chipping sodbury. Breakfast was delicious and always is when someone else cooks it....I would definatly stay at the Moda Hotel again if in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

I booked two rooms for the weekend and both were very comfortable. We were greeted on arrival and made to feel very welcome.
Breakfast was very good with a choice of all sorts of cereals and porridge. This was followed by a selection of hot food and although we are both vegetarian this was no problem. The lady who served breakfast was very charming as were the hosts Jo and Duncan.
Moda House is in a very convenient location right at the start of the main street in Chipping Sodbury. As walkers we found some fantastic walks in the surrounding countryside.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Moda House

Property: Moda House
Address: 1 High Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Chipping Sodbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Chipping Sodbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Moda House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A fine house that retains a homely feel; Duncan and Jo are well-travelled and have filled it with pictures and artefacts from all over the world. Bedrooms differ but all are cosy and well decorated. Breakfast is a truly local feast and will set you up for fabulous walks (Cotswold Way). There's a basement sitting room with comfy armchairs and books. You also have the bustling town to explore with its shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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