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“Funky vibe in a county house”
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Cowley Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Cowley Manor is set into it's own grounds which is dotted with loungers and bean bags to enjoy the views (take wine or a pick nick). Room are arranged in the main house and a separate block just a few steps away & towards the spa. The décor has a funky vibe and good quality fittings have been used throughout. Everything is comfortable and the rooms are well equipped and practical. If you are looking for somewhere to pamper yourself without the chintz this place is perfect. I travelled as part of a 2 couple group; each of us had exceptional rooms. Ours was room 12 (on the top floor & very quiet). I loved bathing in the bedroom with the doors opened to the private roof garden and blue sky views. Lot's of space.
The indoor & outdoor pools are beautiful and the high end seating make you want to linger outside on sunny days. The outdoor pool is heated to a generous temperature which was very pleasant. Three of us had treatments which were all wonderful. I would have given 5 stars if the lounges and bar areas were a tad cosier. I would regularly use this hotel if it were closer to me as there’s a lot to like. Fab toiletries.

Room Tip: Room 19 has a view over the lake to die for but you have to step through your low windows to access...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed at Cowley Manor this weekend for a wedding. OMG what a lovely venue and amazing location for a wedding or just a nice relaxing (or walking if that's your thing) weekend away. The rooms were all lovely, I had a look at a few of my friends as they were all a little different, the staff were so very good and the food was fantastic. I was lucky enough to visit the spa and have a facial, I can truly say it was one of the best I have ever had. The facilities are very good including 1 pool outdoors and one inside. Myself and my friends are already talking about going back for a spa weekend and I have already told another friend to go see it for her wedding venue. All in all I haven't got a bad word to say about Cowley Manor or it's staff.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed for the weekend in Sept 2013 for a friend's wedding. A superb setting with great food, great accommodation, excellent spa and wonderful rural setting for a wedding. We had the whole hotel so it was a very special occasion. Wifi and mobile coverage is poor so be prepared.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

I stayed, along with a friend of mine mid-week! The hotel was quiet, no kids as other reports state! Fantastic attentive and friendly service from all that we engaged with.
The dinner in the restaurant was sublime! As was breakfast in bed!
There is extremely poor 'phone coverage at Cowley Manor and no Wi-Fi however, this was a welcome break to 'get away!'
The spa is excellent, very well appointed and uber relaxing!
I love Cowley Manor!

Room Tip: Room 21 was lovely and we looked at some of the other rooms which are over 2 levels! Very attractive...
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Thank 113Pedro
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

This is a truely fantastic hotel and spa for couples and families. It caters for both, and has a seperate dining room for those we are not a fan of little people.

This hotel is unique in ever way, from the trendy decor to the beautiful grounds.

The spa has a a very family friendly ethos and allows children to swim til 5:30pm. The outdoor pool is to die for!

This is the most family friendly hotel we have been to and shall be returning for many more special occasions.

I would like to thank the staff and the general manager for making this a very special occasion.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Cowley Manor is the sort of place you go if you just want to chill out and/or spend a nice romantic and peaceful time with your Partner. It is a lovely place but surprisingly children are allowed there. I have got nothing against children but I don't understand why people would want to take them there, as it is not a kids sort of place and must spoil the experience of being at Cowley Manor for many couples. I hope that the Management/Owners will think about the above and decide on what sort of place Cowley Manor is. Is it an adult's Spa retreat or a family short break destination?

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

If you want to take children for a few nights away this could be for you .
If you want a relaxing weekend away try somewhere else .
The food in the restaurant at night was great but then breakfast was like a creche .
If you are a guest and want to go to the spa it is fully booked with people who come in for the day and then there is no availability for guest who are staying for 3 days .

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowley
Price Range: £179 - £333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cowley Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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