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Charingworth Manor
Certificate of Excellence
London
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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Reviewed 30 November 2008

...to all the staff at the Charingworth Manor. From booking the room over the phone to when we checked out everyone was very helpful and friendly (micheal the manager I think was vey good)

We took our 3 month old son and the hotel were very accommodating with a travel cot ready in our room and a high chair set up when we arrived for breakfast. (The breakfast was very good with a cold selection and cooked).

We didn't eat in the reastaurant as wanted something a bit more imformal so we ordered some food and ate in one of the lounges next to a log fire. The service again was great and food was good.

We had a refubished room and got a good rate. The room was large and with flat screen tv and large bathroom. I think all of the other rooms were still being refubished.

The swimining pool area was good and clean.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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Lincolnshire UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2008

Stayed end of august , 3 nights for our wedding anniversary.
Got the "brochure room" in the main house with 16th century fireplace and view over croquet lawn.
Clean comfortable 4 poster bed etc and "luxury" bathroom everything we expected.
Room service breakfast was good more or less complete (as usual in England odd bits missing)
Restaurant service was hit and miss with the impression that the staff were un trained and although French inexperienced.
The food was fair to good but expensive at £37 per person for dinner.
The lounge was historically interesting and added character and charm.
The reception staff were welcoming and helpful even though they were in their office rather than at a desk although that is not unusual in historic properties.
I can see that if we had stayed in the annex or with 50 Japanese (or other) guests the ambience would not have been as good. We were fortunate that there only seemed to be a dozen guests over the whole weekend.

  • Liked — Historic house
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Wales
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2008

We stayed at Charingworth Manor for two nights B&B last weekend. I was very concerned having read some of the previous reviews but I really don't know what people are complaining about. The house is ancient with nooks and crannies all over the place and the sort of old house where you have to duck your head if your much over 5'10'' but to me this only adds to the charm of the place. We were situated in the annexe but this was only a few steps from the main building and could be reached under cover if you went via the meeting rooms. The room was simply furnished but attractive with a nice comfy bed and spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower. The annexe is made up of old cottages and are in no way 'modern' looking as we were expecting, only Cotswold stone to be seen here. We had dinner at the hotel on Saturday night and it was lovely. The food was innovative and 'different' including local partridge, wood pigeon amongst other things which is exactly what I would expect from a country house hotel. The waiting staff were excellent, very courteous and attentive. The decor isn't dated, simply not the usual modern 'moccha and cappuccino' colour scheme seen everywhere else in the world. The tables were beautifully laid with proper linen tablecloths, linen napkins, candles etc. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice both hot and cold. My husband had the whole cooked breakfast and said it was excellent. The leisure facilities were lovely; there was a tennis court, indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room which we had to ourselves. The changing room and pool were spotlessly clean, with nice fluffy towels for use by patrons. Anyone moaning about this hotel I can only assume is the type of person who normally stays at boring cardboard chain hotels with no personality. These people must acknowledge that they are not going to have the same experience at a centuries old property with oodles of charm and character. We found it charming, relaxing and would definitely visit again and recommend it to others. There is only one 'but' and that is that there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room which is unusual. However, we asked for a tray of coffee which appeared almost immediately and contained enough coffee for about 3 cups each for £6.50. If you want boring/standardised accomm, this is not for you. If you like quirky buildings, nice dining and the more refined/country life, then don't hesitate to go.

  • Liked — Character/food/staff
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2008

We booked a 2 night stay in this hotel and were expecting something extra special for the price of £295 for a suite for one night bed and breakfast. The main bedroom in the suite was nice but I didn't like the bathroom partitioned from the bedroom by a glass sliding door, no privacy at all. The sitting area of the suite was dated and the huge plasma screen only received one TV channel. There was a DVD player but no DVDs - pointless! Our room was also inhabited by many flies, we counted at least 20 over the 2 days we were there, and this was with the windows being closed.

We were woken up by a fire alarm, there were no staff around at all in the whole evacuation procedure and the whole situation was badly managed with guests just hanging around outside not knowing what was going on. There was no apology or explanation for this upon checking out.

The swimming pool was nice but slightly cool, the sauna and the shower were out of order and there was no drinking water supplied, this should be freely available when there is a sauna and steam room. The main areas of the hotel needed a good renovation/steam clean - particularly the carpets.

We found the bar totally characterless. However, on the plus side the evening meal was delicious and the grounds and views were lovely.

I wouldn't recommend this hotel at the prices they charge.

  • Liked — Countryside views
  • Disliked — the price
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Angel1na
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yorkshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2008

We have just returned from a three night stay at the Charingworth Manor (10-12 July) which we booked through Super Break holidays in Februay. The price was £250.00 per night per room for dinner bed and breakfast. We have previously stayed here two years ago and had an enjoyable break staying in the main house and close to the leisure facilities.

We were greated on arrival by a rather surly lady who informed us there were 43 Japanese staying there that night and we would be eating dinner at 8.45pm. I complained rather stongly and this was altered to 8.15pm after chef had been consulted (he obviously runs the hotel). Our room smelt of damp and was dark with a very stained and outdated bathroom. I complained yet again and was told we would be moved to a better room in the morning when the Japanese had gone.

We then realised that there was no tea/coffee making facilities in the room and a charge would be made of £3.25 per person if we asked for room service.

In the morning we were informed that we would be upgraded to a suite (Blockley), sounded rather grand but oh dear more like a nursing home and not a very good reception on either of the TV's.

The swimming pool has dirty tiles and the hotel its self is in need of a really deep clean and could do with decorating.

The food was excellent and the chef really produced some exceptional food but you could tell he was working on a budget as each night we were there many guests were told their choice was not available any longer and there were only four choices of starter, main and desert. The menu was the same for all three nights.

We were also asked if we needed a paper on arrival and a charge for this was added to our bill( they also managed to over charge us by £30.00 when checking out, so please check your bill carefully).

The hotel used to be a charming querky cotswold manor house but its now a very faded dirty badly run 2 star accomodation pretending to be a classic hotel.

I like the other reviewer feel conned and now understand why it is not a member of the english rose hotels.

  • Liked — towels
  • Disliked — Dirty and smelt of damp
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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Bradford on Avon
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2008

We booked Charingworth Manor on Laterooms. The room we reserved was quoted as £195 on the room rate but we booked it for £75. Quite understandably, we considered that, by virtue of their normal rate, the room would be of a good standard.

The room we were actually given was such a disappointment. Not only was it in an annexe (and the porter trailed us around several corridors as he didn't know where the room was) it was the dingiest, dated room imaginable. I would say that it wasn't worth £50 per night, let alone the almost £200 full rate that the hotel quoted the room is sold for usually. If that is the case, then I am embarrassed to be English if that is the sort of room Americans visiting the area will have to stay in.

The receptionist kindly changed the room for us, but remarked that no-one else had ever complained (perhaps they just suffered in silence). The new room was still far from perfect with stained bed cover, dirty carpet (also dirty carpets in the hallways) and whilst I couldn't say it was all dirty, I couldn't with all honesty say it was spotless.

We weren't shown the dining room upon arrival, so we chose to eat in the local town instead.... shame really as it would have been nice to stay in.

The swimming pool and spa are wonderful, beautifully kept and it was the highlight of our stay.

My overall advice would be that perhaps booking direct is the best thing as I think perhaps they don't really value guests who book on Laterooms - we certainly felt very cheated.

  • Liked — Lovely main building
  • Disliked — Not being in the main hotel and tired room
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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warwickshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2008

I booked a suite via the Classic Lodges website, but after reading reviews on this site I called the hotel direct and asked about noise and was told we would have a suite in the main house which is quiet. At the same time I also made a reservation for dinner. I had booked the break for one night as a trip away for my husbands birthday and as it was the first time we had been away together without the kids (5 years!). I had booked somewhere I had hoped would be very special (£295 b and b in a suite) and in a great location. Location great but....................Upon arrival we looked around for reception. It isn't clear where you are supposed to go. We were ignored initially by staff in a room which has a half-open stable door which I later learned is reception!
Our dinner reservation had been lost. Luckily there was room for us.
Our suite turned out not to be in the main house but in the annexe, which is a modern (though old fashioned and desperately in need of refurbishment) addition. The common areas are in really poor condition, and although our suite had been modernised in a contemporary style, the windows all need attention (broken handle on the bathroom window, paint peeling off). Our suite was the one I had seen on the website. It has an en-suite joined to the bedroom by big glass sliding doors. An obscuring film (which is not even straight) covers two thirds of them, and if you were tall you would be able to see over. Thus privacy nil. The toilet is in there too, and the doors aren't soundproof! There is no shower cubicle, only a hand held shower in a big freestanding plastic bath. Taps wobbly and loose, hot water was non-existent at 6.30pm. Bath takes AGES to fill.
The most surprising 'feature' in the room was by the bed. A tall framed picture of 4 photographs of ladies breasts. This was to me unacceptable and inappropriate.... It seemed unnecessary and likely to cause offence, and not suited to an establishment of this type.
No internet in room and poor selection of tv channels with terrible reception which made me wonder why there was a huge plasma screen and a smaller tv if the service was so bad.
Dinner was fine. Food good and vegetarian options available. Restaurant decor dull, but service good and young staff very nice.
In the guide to the hotel provided in our room it states 'no children under 10 years old in restaurant in the evening'. We sat next to a family with 2 children under 5 until 8.00pm. We like children but couldn't understand the point of the rule if it was not adhered to.
Bed comfy, room quiet.
Cooked breakfast very poor if you happen to be vegetarian. As it is included in the price and meat eaters had many options including the usual full fry up with sausages, black pudding, bacon, or haddock or eggs with smoked salmon we were amazed to be given one egg, one tomato and half a mushroom! That was it! I would have thought that at least they could increase the portion size. The final straw was being charged for the morning paper, which had been offered to us when we checked in. At £295 a night I thought that would have been included.
Anyway, luckily we had an amazing time but we would never return. Hope this gives an insight to what appears to be a very confused establishment. It doesn’t seem to know what it is trying to be. Pity, as it could be absolutely amazing.

  • Liked — Most fantastic location
  • Disliked — The offensive picture in our suite
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Charingworth Manor
Address: Charingworth, Chipping Campden GL55 6NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Chipping Campden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Chipping Campden
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Hotel Class:3 star — Charingworth Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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