We stayed in room 201 for four nights in June 2014. We had a deal, which included Pimms on the terrace.
The abiding memory of our room was that it was gloomy. There were three small windows but only three lights in the room – two were bedside lights and the light controlled by the main room switch was just a table light on the dressing table. We felt that there should have been a more substantial light for the room. Other than that the room was comfortable (if a tad “compact”). There was a reasonable amount of storage space. Bathrobes & slippers were provided – although hidden in the wardrobe (we thought they were spare pillows at first).
There was no safe in the room – in this day & age a safe should be standard.
The room had Air-Con which seemed to work OK – there wasn’t much call for it during our stay.
The bathroom had the biggest shower we have ever seen – it took well over half the space of the room. Hot water was virtually instantaneous. The usual toiletries were provided and the towels were nice and thick and large. One gripe we had was that there was not much shelf space for storing our personal toiletries.
The hotel is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds. But it is located in splendid isolation in the countryside. Whilst this meant that it was very quiet – no traffic noise – you have to drive to get anywhere. This meant that, if you wanted a drink with your meal, you were “stuck” in the hotel.
We found the food well prepared. We ate once in the main restaurant and the meal was very good but on the expensive side. We found it strange that there was a surcharge for the lamb. (It was excellent though!)
If you don’t want to eat in the Restaurant (our wallet would not be able to cope every night!) then the Hotel did offer a Bar Menu. Whilst the food was good it was a very limited Menu, which we were bored with after a couple of days.
Breakfast was reasonable. We thought there could have been more fresh fruit on offer. The hot breakfast was good – although here again there were surcharges applied if you wanted anything different to the “standard” full English. (A vegetarian option was available.)
We did enjoy the Pimms on the Terrace in the afternoon after a hard day site seeing. The Hotel has excellent grounds including a rose garden for a nice stroll.
We found all the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Any issues were promptly and efficiently resolved with absolutely no fuss.
The hotel is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wood Norton Hotel & Restaurant , the former home to French Royalty, is a glorious Grade II listed, four star country house hotel. Set in its own grounds the hotel looks over the beautiful Vale of Evesham to the nearby Cotswold Hills.50 rooms and suites with beautiful public areas, large ornate gardens, and public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wood Norton Hall Country House Hotel And Restaurant
- Wood Norton Hall Country Hotel
- The Wood Norton Hotel Evesham, Worcestershire