Other reviewers have described the hotel better than I can, A beautiful building surrounded by a moat and stunning grounds. The hotel is very very atmospheric - Gothic, candlelit, full of nooks and crannies and eccentric furnishings. It is like nowhere else I have ever stayed. We booked a romantic break which is not cheap at £249 for dinner, bed and breakfast, champagne and flowers.
On arrival we were upgraded to a grand feature room which was wonderful, thank you very much reception staff.
The room was in the new annexe which is very well designed and was exactly as it appears on the website - stunning with four poster bed, fresh fruit, sherry and a spiral staircase leading to the bathroom.
Our evening meal was excellent and all the staff we met were fantastic, especially the restaurant staff.
Now the niggles!
as you walk into the hotel across the bridge over the moat there is a large notice saying photography is forbidden. Why? what is the first thing you want to do when you stay in a wonderful, historic building?
The champagne, flowers and chocolates which were part of the romantic package were not in the room and it took a phone call before they were received. This rather spoilt the romance! the chocolates never did arrive and the champagne glasses were filthy, however the flowers were beautiful.
There are very few plugs in the room making it difficult to use the hairdryer. There is no mirror at all in the bathroom and no full length mirror anywhere in the room.
There was no hotel information in the room with restaurant opening times, Wifi info etc.
There were lots and lots of flies in the window which all flew out when the window was opened but where did they come from?
We asked for a Campari and soda at the bar before dinner but were told they had no Campari.
Coffee after our meal arrived without sugar and after asking for sugar we were given no spoon!
The approach to the ladies toilets is dirty and smells very strongly of boiled cabbage.
The niggles are quite small in themselves but add up.
I would stay at Coombe Abbey again as it certainly is a hotel like no other but I think they should take note of guest feed back.
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- Also Known As:
- Coombe Abbey Coventry
- Hotel Coombe Abbey