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Stow Lodge Hotel
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

This was our sixth visit to this hotel and it is still one of our favourites. The location in Stow is ideal for a wander around the village and yet has a wonderful secluded garden to relax in and enjoy lunch or a drink (or two). The rooms are very comfortable, we had room number 4 at the front of the hotel overlooking the garden. The restaurant is excellent with breakfast served to you rather than buffet style. Evening meals are excellent with the menu changed every day, portions are generous and there is a comprehensive wine list at very reasonable prices. Staff are very friendly and obliging and always willing to help. Highly recommended and will definitely be visiting again when we can fit another visit in between cruises!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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San Anselmo, California
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174 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

The Stow Lodge Hotel was absolutely everything you would expect from a traditional historic lodge. We booked at the last minute so were not in the main lodge, but in what was probably once the stable or servants quarters--and yet our room was absolutely charming, conveniently situated across the drive from the main lodge. It was a bit like being transported back in time, or starring in your own historic British drama. We enjoyed cocktails on the large lawn, surrounded by gardens, and had a lovely very traditional English dinner in the formal dining room, followed by sherry in the parlor. I was glad that we had packed some dressier clothes, because people did "dress" for dinner here and, surprisingly, most of the men also wore jackets to breakfast. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, and yet the charming town is just down the lane. We felt a little like we had been cast in Downton Abbey--it was just that perfect.

Room Tip: Some of the other reviews mentioned being bothered by the church bells--since we were on the far sid...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London
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169 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed two nights at the weekend when the hotel was busy. Our room (8) wasn't large but it was big enough for our needs though the smallish window and the four poster bed meant it lacked natural light. It looked out onto the church with it's infamous bells that chime every quarter of an hour, 24 hours a day which didn't disturb myself though my wife has slept better. Breakfast was good with a plenty of choice including freshly cooked food which I much prefer to the usual buffet. We also enjoyed the one evening meal we had from a large and varied menu which appears to change daily. The hotels grounds are very attractive and quite large for a town centre hotel as the entrance is on the Market Square in Stow. We liked the owners restriction on the use of the garden to residents only at various times including afternoon tea which made it a quiet and relaxing place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

A couple of nights here took me back to the 1950s when I used to stay in such hotels as a child with my parents. It is individual, not part of a chain and takes care to provide for the fairly old clientèle who frequent it. The position is next to the Fosse Way, a very busy road but the hotel is screened by the detached block in which some rooms (including ours) was situated, as we had booked late. It is only the bathrooms that face the road. The gardens of the hotel are simply lovely and very well kept. The décor is "olde worlde" with patterned carpets, prints of English watercolours and beams (some of which are real). The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The rooms are well kept and clean, but the plastic flowers should have been thrown away many years ago - who likes or uses these awful things now?. Breakfasts are served in a very good dining room and are varied and sustaining - nothing is too much trouble. We only ate dinner there one night but the lemon sole was excellent and memorable. This is not a cheap hotel but it is a good business that deserves to succeed as it really cares about what it does. We would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the separate detached block as there is road noise. Rooms in the hotel mainly overlook...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Beautiful old building with traditional decor. Super-clean rooms and good home cooking. The staff are friendly and accomodating, nothing is too much trouble. Ideal place to visit for a relaxing break but don't expect any night life-everywhere shuts down after 10pm. Ideal base for exploring The Cotswolds.The nearby church is small but exquisite.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sassafras, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

We are here from Melbourne Australia staying 9 nights and absolutely love it. The hotel is beautifully kept and our room so comfortable - the owners and staff obviously take great pride in the Lodge and the garden is a picture. We leave in 2 days time and will be sorry to depart but hopefully will be back when we are next in the UK. Stow is a wonderful location, Stow Lodge a great place to stay and there is a terrific British Pub almost next door - the perfect end to our 2 months break.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 5 overlooking the front garden
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

we dropped in for an afternoon cream tea - nice garden and not very busy. Went t find waiting staff and was told in reception that there was nobody else available and they were 'too busy'! Unbelievable!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 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 Family Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold
#2 Romantic 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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Stow Hotel On The Wold
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