We stayed for 2 nights, Christmas Eve & Christmas night, on a DBB rate to include Christmas lunch.
The hotel is full of old world charm inside the beautiful Cotswold stone exterior. The staff, without exception, we're friendly, attentive and professional.
Check in was seamless, 2 rooms close to each other as requested and all details given about mealtimes etc.
The rooms we had, 7 (for my mother) & 9 (for us) were lovely. 7 has a full bathroom, 9 a shower room - the shower pressure was brilliant with no issue on hot water. The floor in room 9 was a bit uneven (hence why we took that room) but caused no issues and just added to the experience of staying in the oldest part of the hotel.
The food was excellent throughout our stay - & the steak deserves a special mention because it was fabulous.
Christmas lunch itself was the classic turkey. The portions were very generous, the turkey was moist and all the veg was cooked to perfection - delicious. Desert was Christmas pud for my hubby, a creme brûlée for me & chocolate mousse for mum - all of them were really lovely and I would go back again just for the creme brûlée !!
All the other guests we met were friendly and they too appeared to be enjoying their stays.
If you want a friendly, relaxed weekend away - or Christmas for that matter - the Unicorn Hotel is a perfect example of old world charm in a beautiful, historic building, in the heart of the Cotswolds with friendly, helpful staff.
Even our four-legged, furry friend had a great Christmas, he especially enjoyed lying in front of the open fire in the pub, & going for lovely walks around Stow.
The hotel is currently undertaking some major works (which we were only aware of when the staff told us - no noise or other associated problems at all) and we'll be going back to see what they've done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Unicorn is a beautiful Grade II listed building, in picturesque Stow- on-the-Wold which is famous for its charming honeyed stone buildings, antique shops and fine restaurants. Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Unicorn has recently been fully refurbished with 9 large, Luxury Apart Hotel Suites, each with a kitchen with granite work tops and Bosch appliances, spacious living room and dining area. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The Unicorn's pub and restaurant are still under going refurbishment but our new apartsuites are ideal for your stay in the Cotswolds. The manager is available to provide cleaning and linen change throughout your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Unicorn Hotel Stow-On-The-Wold, Cotswolds