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Lords of the Manor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in The Slaughters
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This was our second stay at Lords of the Manor and yet again it was excellent. The room, food, service and overall value for money was superb! It is an excellent hotel for a relaxing stay in the Cotswolds, but within driving distance of all the popular villages. We would never use another hotel in the Cotswolds and intend to return within the year. It is a gem of a hotel and any negative reviews on this site must be from people who are impossible to please!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had a couple of enjoyable nights here in late May, staying in Barrington room. Whilst the room has windows directly on to the road on one side, and an open courtyard on the other, we were not bothered by any particular road noise. It was large and comfortable. The bathroom was clean, although not large, and no particular "wow" factor to it, also the extractor fan was noisy and not particularly effective. There was a musty smell to the room but this disappeared with the window open. There is no hotel guide in the room, which did mean we needed to trouble reception for a number of questions eg DVD availability on a rainy morning, how to reset our television which had lost its signal, times for breakfast etc etc. All queries were promptly and cheerfully dealt with, but could equally be addressed with a room/hotel guide.
We found the service generally to be excellent - the manager, Paul, and Johan (?) were particularly amenable and helpful. We ate dinner from the market menu, and whilst the main courses were outstanding both nights (particularly the duck with foie gras), the appetizers were small in size and not memorable. Equally the first night the original menu presented to us at 7:30pm over canapes showed a dessert of treacle tart with strawberries and cream and this was substituted at the last minute with a ginger cake that was very ordinary indeed and slightly dry (in fact despite us being asked and confirming at 8pm that the menu was agreeable, we were not told until the dessert plates were in front of us at 9:45pm that there was a substitution - no alternatives were offered). The market menu is described as 5 courses, but is really a standard 3 courses with 2 amuses bouche.
The somelier was not available either night we were there, and the initial wine we chose was "just out" with no real suggestions made to us for substitutes - luckily we did not need guidance and picked another option - the wine list was broad enough with a typical markup at around 3+ times retail.
The canapes before dinner were enjoyable, we did not take the coffee and petit fours suggestion for a supplement after dinner either night as we were full so cannot comment on these. The bread and butter with dinner (particularly the smoked salted butter) were very good.
The restaurant is formal and well spaced, but does tend to make people whisper more rather than create a naturally relaxed atmosphere.
Breakfast was served both mornings until 10am - both mornings we arrived at 9:40am for breakfast. We found on both mornings the fresh pineapple at the buffet was finished, we had to ask for bowls and spoons for the cereals and other items; there was no jam on the table both mornings and so on. All requests were cheerfully dealt with, but someone should be constantly checking stocks in a small hotel such as this during the advertised hours of breakfast. The buffet was not outstanding, with an indifferent selection of one type of sliced cheese and one type of sliced continental meat, 4 or 5 cereals, one type of milk only, one small jug of raspberry coulis, one large bowl of finely diced fruit salad which given the size of the dicing was indistinguishable as to its contents, three types of croissant/danish and a very small selection of yoghurt. I ordered smoked salmon and scrambled eggs which was overcooked (although the salmon was very nice), and the next morning boiled egg with brioche soldiers. My boiled eggs were also overcooked but very fresh. The tea selection was excellent, and the butter very good. The juice selection was good quality although not freshly squeezed, but again we had to request glasses both mornings as they had also run out.
The reason for the nitpicking is purely for comparison against other places of a similar standard or reputation. We would return, and particularly commend the manager on maintaining such a welcoming ambience.

Room Tip: All rooms are different - call for any particular requests. We did not find road noise to be a prob...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the LOTM to celebrate our anniversary and it was a real treat. The property and village are stunning. Our Manor room was lovely and very comfortable. Great shower and comfy bed. Dinner in the restaurant was first class. Amazing cheese board. Service was excellent. The bar was very quiet but relaxing. The hotel is very dog friendly too and we enjoyed having our terrier Ruby with us! Our only criticism is the lack of wi-fi anywhere but in reception. Great place for a romantic escape.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Tony-Mandee
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Hidden gem discovered in our drive through cotswold villages, splendid views within the hotel and yummy afternoon tea. There was plenty room for parking and we arrived without a reservation but the staff kindly permitted us to have a seat in one of the beautiful rooms and serve us afternoon tea.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed here to celebrate a relative's significant birthday.

Everything has had gentle and professional thought.

The specially selected dinner, with accompanying wines ...the sommelier knows his stuff and won't just suggest those in the top half of the list by price....was superb.

It's located on the edge of a very pretty village, but still suggest you book a room away from the road.

Room Tip: As above, away from the road.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank stuartbandsuev
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had the most wonderful relaxing stay at this hotel in May. The service was excellent, room charming and food simply delicious. If you like old world charm, style and elegance this is the hotel for you. The surrounding countryside was in full spring bloom and it just added to the enjoyment of the whole experience.
I have stayed at mush 'smarter' glossy hotels, but this place has a certain charm that money can't buy!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed at Lords of the Manor last Sunday on that gloriously hot day. We arrived & it was suggested we had afternoon tea in the garden.....perfect idea. The gardens are beautiful & so peaceful. After that we walked the gardens & then the village. Such a tranquil place. Dinner that night was exceptional. Every course was beautifully presented & so delicious. We had no idea dinner was going to be that good! The service was fantastic as all the staff are so attentive. The sommelier was such a passionate guy about his wines. Our room was very pretty & the views stunning. I would really recommend this hotel for a romantic stay away any time of year. And as for the food.....wow! Romance & fine dining all the way!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Upper Slaughter, The Slaughters GL54 2JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > The Slaughters
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in The Slaughters
Price Range: £139 - £287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lords of the Manor Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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