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“A Fabulous Christmas Holiday Weekend”
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The Lygon Arms
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Broadway
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A Fabulous Christmas Holiday Weekend”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We booked a spa break for what was likely to be a very busy weekend, running up to New Year. We had a very comfortable room, first class service from the hotel and restaurant staff and very high quality food for both dinner and breakfast in the main restaurant. The staff - thank you, Miguel, Vicente, Kitty, Tomas and Harriet and apologies to anyone I've forgotten! - couldn't help enough and made the stay very relaxed and enjoyable. Any issues? Well, it's a very large property and it rambles a bit, but that's part of its charm. It's easy to find a quiet corner to relax and there are open fires here and there lending it a charming atmosphere. I recommend the Lygon Arms if you're looking for a quality vacation in a fabulous Cotswold setting.

Room Tip: Choose a deluxe room with a large bed in the newer section at the rear. Ok, not as much 'charm a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I recently took my mother to the Lygon arms for a one night spa break. What made the biggest impression on us was the friendliness and professionalism of all of the staff we encountered. They couldn't do enough to ensure that our stay was as comfortable as possible, and we didn't have to lift a finger. Its obvious that the staff all take pride in working for this hotel.

We had a three course dinner which was included in our package. For a 'set menu' I was pleasantly surprised that there were 6-8 choices for each course. The food was amazing - really really good.

The hotel itself is welcoming, cosy and very characterful. The village of Broadway, where the hotel is located is utterly charming.

I can't recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Myself and my partner treated ourselves to two nights between Christmas and New Year as a break away from it all, and it was absolutely super. We were put in room 8 which has lovely views across the high street, a big four poster bed and all of the home comforts. It also had pigeons nesting in the eaves but somehow that just added to the charm!
We dined in the restaurant on the first night which was nothing short of superb with exquisite food, excellent service and a very knowledgeable sommelier.
All of the staff during our stay were friendly and courteous and we got the feeling that nothing would be too much trouble had we asked.
The only area for improvement would be the spa - the water in the pool was lukewarm and the jacuzzi wasn't working. There is also currently only one therapist to carry out all of the treatments, who although was superb, was also noticeably tired and I'm not surprised.
All in all we had a lovely stay (in fact it was so romantic my partner produced a ring and proposed on the first night!) and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the original part of the hotel, the newer part seems a lot more standard.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel between Christmas and New Year 2013. It is a lovely hotel and seems very well run. The service was first class throughout the hotel despite it appearing to be pretty much fully booked

Improvements could be made to the choice of food available on the set menu in the restaurant, this was limited in comparison to other hotels I have stayed at and frustratingly there was no a la carte menu on offer which I find astounding really, additionally the daily menu changed very little from one day to the next......I feel this lets down what is marketed as a top draw hotel

However what I did have was very nice, I just had to eat the same thing both nights of my stay

Room Tip: Ask for room details as there are many options and their web site is not the best in the world
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Youlgreave, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

When home and work life just become too stressful, a trip to The Lygon Arms in Broadway is what is required to relax and de stress. With an excellent array of staff on hand to assist, in any way, to make it as memorable as possible we always depart ready to take on the world again.

Whether eating in the bar or restaurant we have never been disappointed. The food is first class and, coupled with a stunning wine and champagne cellar, there is always a good choice to accompany any meal.

It is also great to see the familiar faces of staff members when returning, many of whom remember previous visits, making for fantastic customer services.

A must visit for a relaxing spa break in the Cots Wolds.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

If you like a good old fashioned style hotel with excellent servce and food - the kind that the English were noted for 50 years ago - then this is the place for you. Its a real treat in a lovely part of the English countryside.
There are some delightful querky parts of the hotel.

Room Tip: A room in the old part of the hotel is worth paying the extra for.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Lovely location, Broadway very pretty. Hotel has lots of historic features and great history. Bedroom was a little bland and a bit tatty, bathroom relatively newly refurb'ed so clean and standard, toiletries OK, nothing special. Restaurant service and food very good. Though this was a winter Christmas break was sorry that few of the many fires were lit so hotel didn't feel 'loved' (and was a bit chilly), bar area needs some focus. Not sure I would go back which is a shame as have wanted to stay at the hotel for a long time.

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Property: The Lygon Arms
Address: High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Broadway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Broadway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lygon Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a hotel where roaring log-burning open fireplaces hint at its roots dating from the 1300's. Picture a Great Hall Restaurant with a vaulted ceiling and original wood panelling built in the seventeenth century. Visit a hotel that has been coloured by the characters of history. At The Lygon Arms, with its 78 rooms you can stay in the suite that King Charles I once stayed in the night before the Battles of Worcester in 1651. See the carvings of John Travis' name on the arch of the front door, etched into the hotel's history in 1620. An historic hotel in the heart of Broadway with a typically Cotswolds history. Dine in The Great Hall, Barringtons our typical all day dining brasserie or have lunch, a coffee or a Cotswold Gin and Tonic in one of our many lounges. A spa , swimming pool and The Lygon Gardens await you but most importantly the team look forward to welcoming you. . ... more   less 
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