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“Great Hotel and location in the Cotswolds” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stow Lodge Hotel
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San Francisco, CA
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46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Hotel and location in the Cotswolds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

We were delighted to stay at this wonderful Inn in the historic village of Stow-On-The-Wold. The exterior and grounds of the hotel are beautiful and the interior rooms of the main building excellent including the comfortable Resident's Lounge, stylish restaurant and expansive bar area.

Our room was in one of the out buildings just across the common area on the second floor. It was large with 2 overstuffed sitting chairs and loads of counter-space along with flat screen TV. The separate bathroom was of good size and enlarged "L" shape counter space above the sink for all the bottles, viles and containers we American's like to take with us when we travel.

The food served in the restaurant is excellent with many main course choices with set prices for two and three course meals. Cloth tablecloths and napkins make for a nice upscale experience---although reasonably priced. For more casual dinning, the bar is comfortable with excellent service, with a less item menu than the restaurant---but still plenty of choices.

Full English Breakfasts are served in the restaurant, and I suspect are part of your quoted hotel fare. Breakfast's are of excellent quality with hearty helpings to get your day started well. The wait staff is outstanding. Friendly, efficient, well mannered and eager to please. Great service!! Our main servers throughout our 4 day stay were Shirley, Anthony, Lewis, and Ruth. While I don't know the names of the other waitstaff professionals---they were all excellent.

Two of the owners (the inn has been with the same family for 40 years) are Chris and wife Amanda. Both doing a fair share of the work including reception, cooking, billing, reservations, property maintenance. They work long and hard hours, yet are very receptive to mixing with the guests to provide needed information and advice, such as recommended routes (for the new to other side of the road drivers) to other villages and tourist sights. This is a well run hotel with a staff that is unified in making your stay pleasurable. The teamwork and camaraderie is most evident.

Step off the property and you're in the square of the delightful Stow-On-The-Wold with excellent shops, pubs and tearooms and an easy self guided tour. The hotel is right off the main road thru the city. The WiFi is at no cost and is easily accessed in the bar and resident's lounge (I couldn't pick it up in our out building---but no issue). The car park is on site and is "no-charge". Easy in and out.

Having visited many of the other villages in the Cotswolds, this is the one you want to make your home base for your day trips---as well as perhaps just for the night as you're passing through.

Room Tip: Not sure. We made no special effort or requests and were awarded a nice second floor room. I had r...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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McMinnville, Oregon
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

We stayed at the Stow Lodge for one evening. The hotel exceeded our expectations. The hotel is very well appointed, the rooms spacious and clean and the staff very friendly. I highly recommend the 3 course dinner in the dining room as well. We are somewhat difficult to please, but I must say that our stay could not have been better.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

What can I say but an excellent hotel! The very best in everything including the marvelous food in their very nice dining area together with very friendly and professional staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

Scrumptious food in their restaurant, accomodation very nice.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

We stayed her for 1 night 2 weeks ago at the recommendation of a friend who lives in Stow-on-the-Wold. It suited us perfectly. Right in the centre of town, friendly staff, lovely little rooms with good TV (for when you're resting your feet from the country walks), tea/coffee maker, good bathroom, and ample parking. Breakfast was included and you can't fault a full English. Have already recommended this to a girlfriend headed to The Cotswolds.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2011

Nicely situated in the centre of Stow, a lovely old house with private gardens making it quiet and peaceful. Plenty of free parking. Our room was comfortable although the bathroom was on the small side. Our evening meals in the restaurant (bar menu also available) were excellent and the menu changed daily. The wine was very good value and also available by the glass. We could have done without the loud piped music! Slightly unusually for nowadays there was no buffet selection at breakfast , but any item could be ordered off the menu. This did have a drawback as everything tended to come at once - juice, fruit, cereal (even porridge!) but this was due to over zealous young staff. Charming place to stay and we would most certainly return.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ohio
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104 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2011

Our room, the dining room and the sitting areas were all very nice and very comfortable. The view from our room was the old church and churchyard. The breakfast was exceptional with lots of variety and love the touch of frothed milk for one's coffee. The hotel is on the town square but separated from it. by the lovely gardens on the property. I wouldn't hesitate to relax there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Stow Lodge Hotel
Address: The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stow-on-the-Wold
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
#2 Family Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Stow Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stow Lodge Hotel is situated in its own picturesque grounds overlooking the market square of the historic town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The hotel has been family owned and run for over fifty years and has built up a fine reputation for its friendly hospitality and excellent service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Stow Hotel Stow-On-The-Wold
Stow Hotel On The Wold
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