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“Very friendly and had an unique charm”
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The Unicorn Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 February 2010

An atmosphere which is hard to recreate.

Very friendly and staff eager to please, coupled with a very clean room, despite interesting plumbing which only husband could figure out.

A lovely small hotel with atmosphere would recommend to anyone

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2009

Please understand what you are getting here - this is not a Marriott. This is just the type of place we look for when traveling. It is very old - dating to the 17th century, I believe. So some ceilings are low, the halls are long and rambling, there's not a lift... But, our room was very nice and very clean, and the staff members were very helpful and friendly. We ate in the bar and the food was very good. I would not hesitate to stay there again and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for an inn with character.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

Having stayed at this hotel previously - we re-booked due to handy location and lack of availability elsewhere. The credit crunch has obvioulsy hit the Unicorn with a downgraded offer for the same price. Interesting to note that chef had walked out by another reviewer - and it was obvious that the previously excellent menu and food was no very standard fare aimed at minimal preparation and not great value. The previous full english option at breakfast has also now become a 'continental' cost saver.

Rooms very 'cosy/small' (delete as approprate) - but also quite shabby and with an musty whiff - a refurb is definietely in order. It wasn't cheap (we paid £120 pn for a 'superior' and 80 for a standard) - both were very tired and included antique tv's showing 3 channels with dodgy reception.

On the plus side - the staff were friendly and helpful and the bar area is very cosy with an open fire.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

The Unicorn is easy to find at the south end of Stow and its only real disadvantage is that some of the rooms face the main NS road. The hotel deserves its 3* rating. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. As we expected in a historic building, the accommodation is rambling but that adds to the character. Furnishings were generally good, but there were a few areas of relatively easy corrective maintenance that were needed in our room - not a significant issue.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

We enjoyed our stay here, with a friendly, helpful staff a cozy room and great in town location.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

As with other people who have reviewed this hotel, we were a bit dubious about booking it due to the comments on road noise, creaking floors and the need for a make-over. However, when booking the hotel with booking.com we requested a quiet room away from the road and kept our fingers crossed. We were not disappointed. We had a charming room (Room 19) tucked away at the end of a corridor, up quiet a few steps! but overlooking the garden area and Church. It wasn't the biggest room we have ever had, but it was in keeping with the hotel - and just what we'd hoped for. Reception check-in was welcoming and the lounge/bar/restaurant areas were lovely. We did not dine in the hotel in the evening (we chose to eat at the White Hart on the square - which was great), and got back to the hotel looking forward to a good night's sleep. This was not the case and was NO fault of the hotel. The church which is right next door to the hotel, rang it's bells every 15 minutes and continued right through the night. If it hadnt been for the church - we would have had a lovely/comfortable sleep. We haven't noticed any other reviews concerning the church noise and don't know whether this was a one-off, but it would make us think twice about staying here again. It ruined what would otherwise have been a lovely stay.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2009

went to this hotel for an overnight break thursday-friday and to be honest from the first to last impression can only speak well of this place the staff were welcoming and helpful both in all areas, we did eat in the bar at night and the food was nice but not if you are on a bugdet I had dover sole delicious and fresh but at £17 it was a treat my friend had the fillet steak and it did melt in the mouth £18.
A word of warning the room we stayed (rm 12) in must have been over the generator it did kick in about every 20mins throughout the night and was quite noisy I would ask for a different room if I went again .

Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Unicorn Hotel

Address: Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stow-on-the-Wold
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
#3 Family Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
#4 Luxury Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range: £122 - £249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Unicorn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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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