Myself, husband and dog stayed here for two nights at the end of May. We were looking forward to a relaxing break away. I am 5 months pregnant. We were put in a tiny room, paper thin walls, but was adequate enough was quite quirky. Me and husband have travelled around loads and have stayed in hostels to five star hotels. But I am sad to say that this was probably the worst place we have stayed. We could deal with the small room, very average evening food, grumpy staff and not the cleanest of rooms. But the one thing we cannot cope with and that's a sleepless night! Our room was underneath an attic room (rm 7) The first night the guests upstairs must have had an early night as we didn't hear them much, but on the Saturday it was terrible. The guests were only walking about their room so it was no fault of them, but it sounded as though the ceiling was going to give way it was soooo noisy and this went until 2.30am. We were all unsettled including the dog. I have never stayed in a place where I have had the most awrful nights sleep and we have stayed in some dodgy places!! I am sure we are not the first to complain about this as there is no getting away from that noise.
A further complaint we had was with the cleaning service. Rooms are cleaned everyday, but towels and sheets are only changed if needed. We used a towel to clean something up in the floor. So we placed the dirty towels on the floor by the door to request clean towels. But when we returned, the dirty towels were back in the bathroom.
The evening food is very standard and quite bland, we got charged extra to have cream with desert and my apple wasn't warmed through. I complained about the cold pie, but they still charged for the pie even though I could not finish it. breakfast was however quite good and plentiful.
The only thing really going for this place is the location. The village is lovely, quaint and pretty and a good spot to visit other parts of the Cotswolds,, but sadly we would not stay in this hotel again.
When checking out we spoke to a member of staff about the room, but were told that the hotel is old and floor boards are creaky and that was that!! We understand that the hotel is old, however this was more than creaky floor boards, it was incredibly loud. This should be highlighted to other customers that are staying in this room. This was not the relaxing break we were hoping for!
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