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“A peaceful retreat in a picture-postcard place”

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Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We picked this hotel as, with the vagaries of the English weather, we couldn't know whether we were in for an indoor or outdoor break - the spa was our fallback for a wet stay! We were pleased to be upgraded on arrival to a Cottage Room, which was spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. The hotel is right in the middle of a picture-postcard Cotswold village and is a good centre for exploring the area. We had booked a dinner , bed and breakfast package and everything was excellent. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that communication could have been better. One of the hotel's two restaurants was closed for a wedding on one of the two nights we were there - not a problem in itself, but it would have been good to have been advised of this when we booked. Similarly, there was considerable confusion over exactly what contribution to dinner was covered by our package. However, all staff were courteous, helpful and knowledgable about their particular area. We would definitely go again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear Positive-pensioner,

Thank you for the kind review. I must apolgise about the confusion over the wedding booking and mis-communication of this nature is rare at Cotswold House Hotel. I am very pleased to hear however that the rest of the stay was perfect for you and we hope you come back soon to give us a 5/5!

Very best wishes,

Michael and Team

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We had a great time at the Cotswold House despite the stomach churning thought that the smug Mr and Mrs Smith reviewers were busy at it in the bedroom for the duration of their stay. Not very appealing when you're visiting (as I was) with your mother-in-law.

On arrival the staff were very friendly and our room was ready early which is a massive bonus. The room was at the front of the hotel and the sun coming through the old fashioned open windows was delightful (so much so that when the room was turned down on our return in the evening we felt the urge to reopen the curtains to make the most of the light!). The welcome/bedtime homemade cookies were quickly and happily sampled. The bathroom was my favourite part of the room - again with the loveliest natural light - and Ren products a quality touch. The bedroom was charming and quirky but would have benefited from the loss of the black metal eighties style floor light and massive TV wall bracket. Very amused by the sky paintings which were reminiscent of the Simpsons title credits. Bed extremely comfy and I had a fantastic nights sleep. Breakfast was good although slightly weird to have Spa style music playing (maybe its a PRS thing?)- would have much rather had a bit of morning jazz, classical or nothing (just enjoyed the waking country town sounds). Half size croissants never a good idea in my opinion but the hot food saved the day. The upper section of the restaurant felt airy but the whole ambience of the hotel had a slight corporate contemporary feel when it came to the furnishings. Little things - the collection of mirrors, window shutters, the dressmakers mannequins, some nice (and cool) applique art hidden down a side corridor - make a huge difference and maybe more of these and less of the blander gift style decorations would be nice. At the back of the hotel restaurant (the grill?) is a huge plate glass window with a slightly garden centre style sphere water feature behind it which seemed a bit out of context to the country house style title of the hotel.

The little croquet garden was sweet to sit in (though a quick check for cigarette ends round the benches every morning would be good) and I had the good fortune to see some rabbits nibbling on the grass. We booked Spa appointments and they were heavenly - the staff great and extremely good. As is the practice nowadays there seems to be a "sell" on products used at the end which I could always do without (it brings you out of your relaxed state) and I would also do away with the sparkling lights in the relaxation room but overall would love to go back. Had a lovely swim with the pool to myself which was amazing.

You can park easily (and you dont need to pay in the centre just park in the streets or behind the hotel) , there's no need to leave the town - great walks, cute shops, cream teas galore. The restaurant wasn't open the night we were there but there's plenty of other options - we ate in the sister hotel opposite in the bar area and although they mistakenly gave me (a non-meat eater) a chicken dish they were very apologetic and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other travellers. There's an amazing little outdoor corridor at a Mediterranean restaurant down the road that I would have loved to have tried but that was closed on a Monday too. We had a lunch and a full on tea at Badgers which has kept its old school style while serving great grub - fantastic.

Theres a great circular staircase and the staff are very happy to tell you the history of the original features.

Pluses - staff lovely, exterior stunning, great bathroom, cookies
Minuses - a little bit too much corporate plum coloured decor, silly tiny croissants

Room Tip: Loooved our 1st floor front facing room but didn't get to see any others
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear DP7657,

We are really delighted to hear you had such a lovely stay with us. I am pleased you found the staff charming (with that all important sense of humor where required too!)

Thank you for your kind review.

Best wishes,

Michael and Team

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Welcoming, friendly and helpful staff with a sense of humour.

Lovely rooms, very modern and clean but also with rustic period charm.

Small double is not small (it's pretty large).

Very good breakfast spread.

Lovely gardens and perfect location.

What's not to like?

Room Tip: Small double is great value, it really isn't small unless you live in a Royal Palace.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear DP7657,

Thank you for your very kind and positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and indeed the service (with a touch of humor where appropriate too!).

With best wishes,

Michael and Team

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Within the Cotswolds there are numerous good hotels, but this superbly run townhouse hotel stands out as a jewel in the Cotswold crown. The occasion of my daughters wedding brought us to the Cotswold House last Saturday and we received superb service from a very slick,professional team throughout the day.
On arrival we were greeted by the lovely wedding planner Carol and she ushered us over the road to the sister hotel the Noël Arms so that the bride could not be seen by arriving guests. Here we met the General manager of both hotels Michael who supplied us with a refreshing G&T each, a perfect pre-wedding nerves settler!
Within a few minutes we were taken back across the road to the Cotswold House where the ceremony took place and following this we had canapés and champagne on the croquet lawn in perfect sunshine and surrounded by the most beautiful well kept mature gardens.
We then retreated back indoors for a magnificent wedding breakfast that was delivered flawlessly by David and his very able team.
We had the most perfect of weddings for my daughter, just as she wanted it.
Absolutely fabulous day! Fabulous venue and fabulous service.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear 77AMW,

I can only say in response to your very kind review.....It was an absolute pleasure!

David, Carol and his team pay personal attention to weddings (as with all events) and when we get feedback like this it makes it all the more rewarding to know how much we made the day special.

The most important thing, apart from the fact your whole party thoroughly enjoyed the wedding is that the Bride and Groom had a wonderful day. I am also pleased it was such a lovely day so that the Wedding Party could fully enjoy the gardens and the many all important photograph opportunities.

On behalf of the whole team we wish you, your daughter and her now husband all the best for the future, (until we see you back at Cotswold House Hotel)

With Best Wishes,

Michael, Carol, David and Team

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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

What great service,the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you Gareth and Lee you 2 are happy helpful and polite young men.
The rooms can do with a little upgrading but still was nice
The breakfast was good and again very friendly staff.




Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for your short but very sweet review. Your kind comments about Gareth and Lee epitomise the service ethos at Cotswold House Hotel.

So see you again soon we hope!

Kind regards,

Michael and Team

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I can't praise the hotel and all the staff at Cotswold House Hotel enough. Having read some of the reviews I as a little wary but all that disappeared once I'd stepped in to the hotel and was greeted by the receptionist. We stayed for 2 nights and dined in both the grill and dining room. The food and service was amazing. The bedroom was very comfortable and we had everything we needed.

Spent a couple of hours in the spa on our 2nd day and felt truly relaxed after my treatments. The hotel was also a great base for exploring the surrounding villages and nearby Stratford upon Avon. Will definitely be visiting again.

Would definately stay again and I will be recommending the hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear AliceRoberts49,

We really appreciate you kind review and its very pleasing for all of us at Cotswold House Hotel to know we have made your stay so special. That's what we love doing best and getting it right no matter how many times is always very rewarding for the team.

I am pleased you ate in both restaurants and experienced Head Chef's exceptional food on two different levels too.

Pleased to hear you loved the spa, it is a wonderful facility we are able to offer our guests and the Spa Team are well trained and deliver exceptional treatments .

Please do come back soon to revisit us and we will ensure you have another wonderful experience.

Best regards,

Michael and Team

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

..relaxing stay at the Cotswold House Hotel. It's a real gem in Chipping Camden. It looks like a small townhouse hotel from the front but has lovely cottages and fantastic hidden gardens at the rear that go back to the Spa and off road parking. The weather was kind so we chilled in the gardens early evening and then had dinner in the Dining Room, all very Modern British and beautifully cooked and presented. We had to leave earlier than we would have liked to in the morning but had an early swim in the Spa and a great light breakfast..nothing not to like really, we'll definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ManagerCHHotel, General Manager at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear NGSBath,

It is really good to hear that yu enjoyed the full extent of what Cotswold House Hotel has to offer, lovely rooms, peace and tranquility, an exceptional location, and wonderful grounds and gardens (even better when the sun is out!).

We certainly do hope you will be back soon and if it's winter time there's always the welcoming atmosphere of the hotel and cosy fire places to warm you!

We look forward to seeing you again.

Best regards,

Michael and Team

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Additional Information about Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

Address: High Street | Upper High Street, Chipping Campden GL55 6AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Chipping Campden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Chipping Campden
Price Range: £136 - £286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cotswold House Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This award-winning stylish hotel and spa in the heart of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, will appeal to discerning travellers visiting the Cotswolds, looking for tranquility, sublime comfort, exceptional food and a stunning spa. The contemporary style makes Cotswold House and Spa one of the most admired boutique hotels in the Cotswolds. With an idyllic location, flexible mix of spaces and immaculate service, Cotswold House is the perfect venue for board meetings, away-day training and corporate events. Whatever your plans - whether you're wanting a longer stay to explore the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, a romantic weekend away, a well-deserved break in the Cotswolds with family and friends, a Cotswold conference or Cotswold wedding - Cotswold House and Spa is the perfect location. ... more   less 
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