I booked late for a May Bank Holiday Sunday night stay. I was surprised that a room was available but upon arrival I realised how many rooms are at the hotel. Our room was in a newer annex, which we were disappointed about as we were led away from the front building by the friendly duty manager who took our luggage, but it was a nice clean contemporary room with a huge bed. It didn't really matter that is was further back in the end as it was a nice short walk through the courtyard to get back to the main building (although you can also access the front building through internal corridors).
The main old building is fantastic and atmospheric. The staff are attentive and friendly. Dinner was excellent. Dining in the Great Hall is quite an experience with its high ceiling and panelled walls and mirrors.
A reviewer has commented on TripAdvisor that the spa is a little tired - which is apparently being addressed this June. The duty manager was telling me that when the spa was built, little planning was made for future maintenance so there will be a weeks worth of work done. We enjoyed the facilities for a pre-breakfast swim anyway.
This is a hotel that we left with the feeling that we would come back. Thanks to the staff who seem to enjoy working there and care about the guests.
A tip re the car park. It's not apparent when you arrive but the car park is accessed via Back Lane. There are two car parks signposted on the left, past Budgens.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo The Lygon Arms Hotel Broadway
- Barcelo Lygon Arms
- Barcelo Hotel Lygon Arms
- Lygon Arms Broadway