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“Good value. Very cosy.”
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The Unicorn Hotel
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Good value. Very cosy.”
Reviewed 19 January 2011

Booked last minute. Rooms are a bit tired in comparison to the bar & dining room. None the less, the place is cosy & warm. I believe dogs are welcome which is great for a country venue.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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middlesex, surrey
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Reviewed 9 January 2011

Stayed for one night en route to visit friends, room was great and the bed soooo comfortable , staff were very friendly and informative....would definatley book again

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2010

hotel was dilapidated and run down, but worse, was extremely cold. No chef we assume as all on menu was various casseroles warmed up. Little other choices. Water dripping from ceiling onto curtains in one room. Radiators only just warm resulting in terrible nights sleep as we were all frozen. Discovered breakfast was "continental" which we were not advised about beforehand. Had to leave as could not contemplate sleeping in such cold rooms. Ceilings coming loose in places and freezing cold corridors did not help matters. Black mould at base of shower and we were supposed to be in superior rooms. Told manager about water dripping in room 3 - he remarked it was condensation, so so much for customer satisfaction. Restuarant closed and had to eat in cold bar.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2010

The location and village are quite lovely, and the hotel has loads of charm, however it does need some TLC. The rooms were clean. The service was polite but not very welcoming.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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ringwood
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

This is a delightful hotel so full of character, yes it does have uneven floors & quirky rooms but if you chose to stay in a hotel that is hundreds of years old surely thats the sort of charm you would expect to find. Our room was fresh & very clean. The staff go above & beyond the call of duty, there was a problem with the hot water the 1st night we stayed but the receptionist did everything she could to get the problem resolved as quickly as possible & kept us fully informed. Dont be put off by oher negitive reviews. We will most certainly return here & would recommend it to friends!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2010

We stayed 2 nights as a mini break on the way to visit relatives. Having looked already at 2 other inn/hotels in the village - one vastly overpriced and the other only had a dark and gloomy room - we found the Unicorn. The manager was immediately welcoming and offered a good last minute rate - also gave us keys to several rooms to select the most comfortable bed as I have a back problem. We had drinks outside in the attractive garden and a superb meal served by courteous and friendly staff. Breakfast was also very good - buffet continental rather than cooked but that suited us well. For variety we ate in another hotel the second night - and wished we had gone back to the Unicorn which had been far superior the previous evening. The hotel is not a 'uniform corporate trendy' affair - but has charm and comfort in abundance.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

We stay here to go to Cheltenham races every year and the hotel is nice and in a lovely village. The hotel rooms are clean but a little dated and pricey, however i have no complaints about the room. The breakfast is lovely (all be it a little small) however there are cerals and pastries if you want them on top. The evening meals were for me not up to the standard i would expect from a hotel like this or the price but many of the people we went with were happy with their food. The bar is relaxed and a lovely place to spend the evening after a day at the races.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Property: 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 Family Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
#3 Romantic Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
#4 Luxury Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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