My partner and I stayed for 1 night on the bank holiday. The hotel itself has a very nice out look over the lake and I would recommend upgrading to a lake view room as this is what sells the hotel. Our room was on the 2nd floor with a nice large balcony with views over the lake. The room was very clean and the bottles of wine went down very well.
Once arrived and settled in we decided to go for a late lunch at the Boat House pub. My Sandwich was nice however both of our chips were cold along with my partners Brie and Cranberry Ciabatta.
After lunch we went for a walk around the lake and headed to the hotel bar for a drink. We finally found a table that was clear of previous peoples glasses and dirty plates which I found rather annoying. Drinks are priced accordingly with the 4 stars status and was served by very friendly staff.
After a sneaky afternoon sleep back in our room we went back down and had dinner in the hotel bar. The food was very good and the staff very friendly however once again there was dirty plates and glasses stacked on various tables around us. It took 45 mins for a member of staff to actually get round to clearing them (or should I say part clearing before being distracted and stopped to do something else).
We both slept well but was woken in the morning by the continuous noise of doors closing from various doors along our corridor and the floor below. It seems odd that the doors do not allow you to close them with the handed from outside the room but can only be pulled closed. I found this rather annoying. You can also hear people in the rooms either side whether it be their conversations or bladder movements in their bathrooms. It is a shame that when they spent the millions of pounds building the hotel they didnt sound proof the rooms enough.
Again breakfast was very good and we had this in our room, check out was also efficient.
To sum the hotel up; The staff are all very friendly but Food and Beverage staff are not very pro-active when clearing tables. The hotel is very large and busy so I would not recommend staying if you are planning a quiet weekend away.
I would not stay again as it is so large and corporate for my idea of a country cotswold hotel but clearly has a place in the market which it does well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This contemporary 4 star hotel is superbly located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, only three miles from Cirencester and six miles from Swindon. The hotel offers guests a wealth of amenities and outdoor activities.This exclusive resort enjoys an unsurpassed setting of lakes, rivers, wetlands and grassland. Stunning views, open spaces and a wealth of leisure and active pursuits make this the perfect place for a visit or for a break all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cotswold Water Park 4 Pillars Hotel
- De Vere Cotswold Water Park Cotswolds/South Cerney