We stayed at the Greenways a few years ago and experienced a quiet and relaxing break. Based on that experience we booked four nights for our recent stay expecting the same environment. However, that was not to be so as Greenways appears to be now focused on weddings, large groups and corporate events.
For our stay we arrived on the Friday to learn that a wedding group was booked in for the Friday and Saturday nights and over 100 people for a corporate event on the Sunday.
The effect on our stay was that all the acceptable rooms had been taken by the wedding group and that we had been relegated to an unacceptable small room which was badly configured and cluttered by the amount of furniture in the room. Not what we had expected, but at least I was able to arrange to change rooms once the wedding group had left on the Sunday. Next we went down to breakfast on the following morning and sat down to dine in the Hotels very elegant and quiet Garden Restaurant. However, just as we were thinking this is very pleasant a large and noisy group from the wedding with noisy children in tow came down to breakfast. We left and had breakfast delivered to our room.
Now why can’t Greenways have separate breakfast dining for large noisy groups and then a quiet area for couples seeking elegance and refinement.
On the Sunday the day of the corporate 100 plus barbecue we returned to the hotel to find all the parking taken and cars parked all the way down the driveway to the hotel. Luckily I had arranged to reserve a parking spot for the Lamborghini I had hired for a couple of days. But why not reserve a few parking spaces for hotel guests ??
On the Sunday once the wedding guests had left the whole ambiance of the hotel changed. We were now able to move to a very elegant and spacious room on the top floor of the hotel. Breakfast could be enjoyed peacefully in an elegant setting and the hotel was no longer cluttered by parked cars.
Throughout our stay the staff from the Manager down were friendly and helpful and we particularly remember Karina the young woman in reception who was really friendly and very helpful and reserved a parking spot for our Lamborghini. A lovely young woman who is an asset to the hotel.
We dined in the hotel restaurant on two occasions and the food was very good. On one occasion we had the Brassiere menu and while the food was also very good we thought that portions were a bit small for a Brassiere. We also had three of our four breakfast in the hotel restaurant and the food was excellent, the service faultless and the presentation imaginative.
So Greenways, for wedding, large groups and corporate events great at any time. However, if you are a couple seeking a quiet relaxed stay in an elegant or even romantic environment then do not stay at Greenways if large groups of any nature have booked the hotel out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Greenway Hotel & Spa (part of the Eden Hotel Collection) located in the heart of the countryside yet minutes from Cheltenham, offers more than the other luxury Cotswold hotels because of the unique setting and stylish approach. A favorite with the Cheltenham cognoscenti, if you wish to experience elegance and luxury then visit this gorgeous Elizabethan manor and newly appointed Elan Spa. Upon arrival to this style retreat, you will enjoy award winning fine dining in the Garden Restaurant, relax in the new spa complete with hydrotherapy pool, alfresco hot tub and treatment rooms or just enjoy the beautifully appointed bedrooms and landscaped grounds. All delivered with the attention to detail and level of service that you would expect from an Eden Hotel Collection property yet with the individuality and personality for which the hotels are renowned. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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