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Dormy House Hotel
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Dormy house is a gem.

Modelling itself on London hotels, Dormy House manages to achieve this aim, whilst giving those of us from London a setting to die for, as well as a top class spa.

The hotel has been restored to a very high standard without turning it into a parody of a country house retreat.

The food is excellent, as is the wine selection - which not being based in London was great wine at bargain prices.

Although the service was excellent once it kicked in, there was somewhat of a delay from the staff in attending to us when we were waiting for service - attitude 10, speed 5.

You may feel the rooms are costly for the size, but we felt the quality was excellent. There were some gadgets that made life harder, rather than easier, such as the digital lighting in the rooms giving the user a choice of presets rather than the ability to set lighting as one wished.

Although the hotel claims to be dog friendly, it is more accurate to say that the hotel is dog tolerant - dogs are welcome in limited areas but if one wishes to take the dog to dinner in the pub or any of their lounges then be prepared for disappointment. If you don't own a dog, ignore this.

All in, a beautiful retreat in the country for those used to top class hotels.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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FarncombeandDormy, Manager at Dormy House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us recently and do hope that you will escape the city and visit us again very soon.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

My family stayed at the fabulous Dormy House Hotel for a friend's wedding and it was the most wondrous experience. It is like home from home - only better. Luxurious yet intimate and inviting, it is the perfect bolt hole for a weekend break or some needed respite during the week. The rooms are beautifully appointed and immaculate with fabulous marble bathrooms, all mod-cons, super-comfortable beds, plush yet charming furnishings and every detail that could enhance your stay anticipated. I recently returned to spend a day at the House Spa with some friends. While I have visited many spas in my time, this is one magnificent space for blissful indulgence. An inviting Infiniti pool beckons, with sumptuous areas to lounge around in; a delicious Suite of Treats, state of the art EVERYTHING and to top it all: friendly, professional and attentive staff. If you go onto the House Spa website you will see phrases like "Brush with heaven" and "Walk-in - Float out" and should you have the opportunity to experience it, you will see that they are absolutely spot on. For anyone in need of an away-from-it-all retreat, or as a pamper treat for someone special, any part of the Dormy House hotel experience will live up to it's promise, and I haven't even got to the food part yet! That's another 5* experience. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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FarncombeandDormy, Manager at Dormy House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Thank you for your fantastic review of you stay and spa experience with us. We're so glad that you found all elements of your experience enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

a fantastic hotel with every convenience at hand. The staff attended to our every need and were always polite.

Really impressed with the in room technology which included a Samsung tablet where you could not only find information about the hotel and surrounding areas, but also allows you to book food and spa treatments from the comfort of our beautiful room.

All in all a fantastic place to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary....roll on our 44th for a return visit!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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FarncombeandDormy, Manager at Dormy House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Thank you for your lovely review and congratulations on your 43rd wedding anniversary. We are delighted that you chose to celebrate at Dormy House and we look forward to welcoming you back for your 44th!

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I call Dormy House a 'surprise' because we made an impromptu visit on the recommendation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith having made a fast and early exit from our Fawlty Towers hotel in Oxford. We spent 2 nights at Dormy in a 'Danish Court' room and really enjoyed ourselves. In fact we would have stayed longer had we not already made onward bookings.

Pros:

The room was really a small suite with a very comfortable king bed and a large bath + tub. The sitting room had a comfortable small sofa etc. and there is a small outdoor patio. The room enjoyed a very quiet situation opposite the hotel forecourt.

Breakfast was excellent --- prompt, with fresh juices and fruit etc.

Dinner in the "pub" was very good. Well crafted classics using quality ingredients.

Afternoon tea / cocktails by the fire in the sitting room was sublime.

The staff are universally attentive, professional and polite.

There are a couple of recommended hikes --- we did the Broadway Tower circuit of approx. 10 miles and really enjoyed it --- I think we experienced at least 3 significant weather changes in 4 hours. Bring Wellingtons!

Alas the spa + fitness room were not yet open during our stay but they looked very appealing, as did the rooms we toured in the 'new' wing.

Cons:

None really. The flat screen TV in our room needs updating ---- moreover it wasn't connected to the in-house movie library.

Wellingtons for the guests to borrow!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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FarncombeandDormy, Manager at Dormy House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Thank you for your review and choosing to stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The spa has since opened and is well worth a visit and we have also now got 14 pairs of Hunter wellies available free of charge for guests to borrow! We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Every aspect of this hotel is superb. Large, well equiped (Samsung tablet, large TV, and high quality DAB radio included) and tastefully decorated rooms; modern, well equiped and stylish spa facilities including a reasonably sized pool and external secluded hot tub; comfortable and cosy lounges with open fires: excellent food that is fairly priced; friendly staff; easily accessible from A -roads but far away enough to be quiet, near to Broadway Tower with amazing views and close to other Cotswolds villages and towns. Will definately visit again. Thank you Dormy House Hotel for making our stay so special.

Room Tip: Top Notch Room is superb (although note that it is separate to the hotel and 20 yards from the front door)
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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FarncombeandDormy, Manager at Dormy House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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