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“A lovely place to stay”
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Cowley Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cowley
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“A lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We had a lovely stay at Cowley Manor. The house, grounds and facilities were all really impressive and well maintained. We were well looked after at all times and the staff were friendly and accommodating. They all seemed to be rushed off their feet most of the time but were always polite.

We spent a lot of time at the spa and the indoor pool was particularly wonderful. My partner had a hot stones treatment and I had a deep tissue massage which were both great.

Despite some reviews offering negative comments about the food we thought the standard was very good, similar to a nice restaurant rather than fine dining which I don't think they claim to be.

Our room was attended to twice a day which meant towels were always fresh and products were topped up. We stayed in a 'Good' room which had Listed wood panel walls. This was an interesting and special room to stay in although rather warm. Perhaps it's good for a winter visit rather than summer. It had amazing views over the lake and grounds at the back of the house.

We stayed mid-week during term time and we were very surprised at the amount of children staying. This isn't ideal for us but didn't spoil the visit.

Overall, it was a really lovely place to stay

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

There's an attraction with this hotel; something compelling that makes you return. It's something intangible; not the cool rooms, the modern twist on the public spaces, it's amazing grounds and surroundings, the attentive friendly staff or the good food. It's a cocktail of all these things and the other guests you'll meet.

Reasonably priced food, only slightly over priced wine, and accommodation that feels like value for money.

There is a new chef at Cowley who's changed things up a little; mainly for the good. Vegetarian guests might not get as much value from the 'dinner and night away' rate as meat and fish eaters. Also, you might like a chocolate dessert adding to the menu.

For soggy days there are a collection of Hunters at the front door, lacking you'll discover in size nines... this may not be the hotels fault as several guests were seen taking wellies to their room for use during their entire stay perhaps? Just borrow a pair for your walk and replace, that's fair for all.

This is a great place to come back to, it starts to feel like home.

Room Tip: Stable block or a room with a lake view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

My partner booked a weekend here as a surprise for me and I had no idea where we were going until we drove round a corner of a country road in the Cotswolds and saw Cowley Manor appear through the trees! It looked like something from a period drama, incredibly beautiful. Our room was so lovely, in a separate little building with a mezzanine floor and big bath at the end of the bed. The main building was gorgeous with period architecture and a mix of period and modern interior, really beautifully done. The food and service in the restaurant was second to none, very lovely fine dining, and all the staff were so attentive and friendly. The beautiful grounds are perfect for a stroll (they supply the wellies) and the spa with pool, sauna, steam room etc is almost impossible to leave!! The view from the end of the inside pool looks straight out through a glass wall into the wooded grounds and has a kind of Nordic feel, very relaxing. I felt thoroughly spoiled rotten, Cowley Manor is just perfect, even down to the spa toiletries in the rooms. I cannot recommend it enough for the ultimate romantic getaway.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

A sensational day spent in the most stunning surroundings being spoilt rotten by delightful staff - Helen is charming as are the rest of the team where nothing is too much trouble. Wonderful teas and lattes & delicious lunch enjoyed relaxing in the general area - fabulous swim in the outdoor pool surrounded by stunning gardens & indoors in the serenity and tranquility of the main pool. Izzie's facial was one of the best I have ever had - all while cosied up on a wonderful heated bed wrapped in soft towels - utter bliss and total heaven - can't wait to return! Feeling so relaxed and fully cleansed! Thank you C-Side & Gabbi for the treat

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a two night stay and I could not fault this hotel. The staff are friendly and efficient, the spa is beautiful and well looked after, the treatment was one of the best I have ever had, the food was excellent for breakfast, the all day menu in the bar and the restaurant menu (we sampled all three!), the grounds are beautiful and worth grabbing one of the pairs of wellingtons for a walk around (we spotted a baby deer in the wooded area) and the vibe of the hotel is one that helps you to relax and unwind. The rooms are beautiful, we had a 'good room' which was beautiful, problem at first with wifi, however cleared settings on our devices and got it working. On arrival the lounge area was busy with lots of children and noise, however that was the only time we found that and it was the end of half term. We went as a couple and have not relaxed as much since having our children, however we will hope to return with our children as it is child friendly and large enough for us to have space with them without interfering with other peoples breaks. I would recommend without hesitation. (Bathroom products throughout the hotel were beautiful!)

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leicester
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Spent an amazing night here with my partner. The staff were fantastic, really helpful and had great attitudes.

Grounds and rooms were stunning. Food was lovely. Spa products and bathroom were the best I've ever stayed in.

Can't recommend this place enough

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

As fussy as I am, I cannot find fault with this amazing hotel. From the moment you pull up through the gates in front of the beautiful mansion, you are instantly relaxed. The grounds, the room and the huge bathroom are beautiful and well designed. Big fluffy towels and dressing gowns an added bonus. Our dinner was absolutely incredible and I cannot wait to eat here again. The staff were the icing on the cake, the wonderful and friendly staff make you feel at home. How is this for going above and beyond, when my taxi didn't turn up, the lovely Jules drove me to the station herself, wow! Thank you Cowley Manor for a wonderful stay and I hope to return soon.

  • Stayed May 2014
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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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