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“Fantastic!!! Comfortable, friendly, well thought out and family friendly!!!”
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Cowley Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowley
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Cheshire
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“Fantastic!!! Comfortable, friendly, well thought out and family friendly!!!”
Reviewed 4 August 2011

We came along with our toddler and worried before we arrived that it may be a bit trendy with people frowning upon couples with children visiting. Very relieved when we arrived as we spotted lots of similar couples with children. On the other hand, the hotel has a great balance in that it expects that all children are out of the bar by 830 and the restaurant after that time is adults only - as the bar is so lovely to eat in, that's absolutely fine!!!

The pools are amazing and the food lovely although it would be nice to see a few more veggie choices. Breakfast was also great!!!

Rooms are beautiful and the bath and shower amazing!!! One fault would be the lack of tea and coffee making facilities though.

Grounds are glorious. Love the oversized games on the lawn - great touch!!!

Can't understand all the positive comments about the Green Dragon though. Lovely friendly pub and very quaint but terrible food!!! Poor quality and overpriced - if you are trying to save a few pounds or even just fancy a change from the hotel food, you'll be disappointed. The staff are lovely and it's fine for a drink - maybe the chef was off sick the day we went but the food was really not good and we had three meals - all mediocre. Pasta overcooked, chips undercooked and canteen style. Charging £5.00 for a one course children's meal of terrible quality fish fingers. Very disappointing.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We took advantage of the three nights for the price of two, and weren't disappointed.
The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere which suited us, the food was excellent and the grounds lovely to stroll in.
Personally it doesn't bother me having to wait a few minutes for staff to take an order etc, as I prefer to be left to chill ! Only gripe is lack of tea making facilities in the room.
Would definately pay a return visit

  • Stayed July 2011
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Derbyshire
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

My wife and I spent two days at the Cowley Manor in October 2010. The grounds were quite spectacular, although for the price we paid, I probably expected so much more.
Our room was in the old stable complex and overlooked a very bland, gravel-filled courtyard. The room was ... ok, but again, for the money, we both expected a much higher standard. The reception area in the main building had quite an intense smell of sooty smoke about it, which maybe for some guests brought back memories of bygone days - I just thought that the chimney could have done with an urgent sweep. Breakfast was good with spectacular views from the dining room. Food at all other times was average for this type of hotel. All in all, a nice couple of days, but not at that price.

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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Excellent services in general if you travel on your own or with your partnr. Definitely not a family oriented hotel. Room service staff stretched and overworked were able to provide a fair &timely service. However not 5* Spa filthy. Rip off prices.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We had a fab weekend here back in December. It was all snow and log fires. The room wasn't that amazing for the price really, but the bath was lovely and views pretty. We has massages and facial which were excellent and enjoyed the pool. The grounds are really beautiful and a good chance to walk off dinner. I don't remember the dinner being amazing and bar service was slow but breakfast and Sunday papers in bed was heaven! A bit overpriced I would say, but if we were able to I'd love to go back.

Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

When you drive up to Cowley Manor, you know you're in for a very special treat from the moment the tyres hit the gravel as you stop in the courtyard.
It's a manor in the true sense of the word.
And yet form the moment you enter and feel the weight of history, there is a very modern
twist to the decor. This juxtaposition of old and new is mirrored throughout as the architecture of the building is counterbalanced by discreet and modern decor. Inside, marvelous rooms with splendid views out to the lake, serene as it sits in the middle of rolling fields. A meandering walk outside is very gratifying and relaxing, as you stroll round, followed discreetly by swans, one's gaze is pulled back to the majesty of the building across the lake, all columns and giant windows. The service is impeccable, discreet and yet friendly and the food - well if you like traditional English breakfast in pannelled great room, all wood and history and see this remarkable view, you'd be writing this review!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago. The room was better than the last time and I think of a same cost. We had a private balcony, bath in the room etc. the bar and food were very nice. Only down point was a noticeable difference in the standard of service. We had to chase staff for butter and drinks at breakfast. They were a bit mean with the portions of butter and toast. No tea and coffee in room.
However, the value for money was very good for a mid week stay. We went shopping in Cheltenham which was very nice. Also went to The Champignon Sauvage 2 star Michelin Restaurant, only a 10 min taxi ride away.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cowley Manor
Address: Near Cheltenham, Cowley GL53 9NL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Cowley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cowley Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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