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Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Calne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2013

It must be remembered that this place is really aimed at golfers who don't have kids. Whilst they have kid menus, one guest room near the bar that is converted to an unsupervised kids room with Wii, lego and other board games as another reviewer has said it's really not that kid friendly. The pool for kids is available at quite strange and limited hours.

I would certainly recommend this place for couples.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Location, setting, food are great. However, if you think your children will be able to go swimming...

...think again.

Times when children are allowed are during breakfast(!?) and 4pm -5pm, so make sure you get back from any day trips early...

Times really need adjusting

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We just spent 2 nights at the hotel celebrating my father in laws 80th birthday. Had around 16 rooms hired.

Firstly the staff were all amazing and couldn't do enough for you - we had around 20 children with us and they were made to feel most welcome at all times. They even altered menus to enable the kids to eat what they fancied (eg sausage and chips instead of mash, plain burgers instead of cheese and plain pasta with cheese etc). The restaurant staff couldn't do enough for us as the same with the bar staff - names I remember were Emily, Alex and Aaron!

Receptionists were wonderful and helpful too.

The food was fantastic on both evenings. Brasserie the first night and we hired the private function the second night.

THE ROOMS were spotlessly clean! The pillows and duvets were the most fluffiest I'd ever slept with (like big marshmallows cuddling me)! The kids loved the bottle of water and ice. I loved the digital radio with the iPhone docking station on!

The bathroom was beautiful.

Honestly it was a wonderful experience - thank you to everyone at the Bowood Hotel for looking after us all so well! I hope to return one day.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank LisaShoreson
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My husband and I have just returned from our stay...it's a beautiful place and couldn't fault anything. The staff are helpful and very friendly. The food was amazing as was the service, our room was clean and modern with everything you needed. I would highly recommend to any body and can't wait till we return for another stay...

Room Tip: Great value for money in a beautiful location, with great staff and amazing food!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Overnight stay as part of a Xmas present to take in a round go golf and use of the spa. Arrived a little later than expected due to traffic on the M4 and felt a little rushed. The pro in the golf shop offered us a later tee time to allow us time to warm up on the excellent practice facilities. The course was stunning and very well maintained. Bunkers were hard but the greens were true. Hotel facilities were fantastic, room had a lovely view, was well appointed and had a shower to die for. Breakfast was fantastic-loved the buffet style approach. Staff were very friendly. Would come back.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Just stayed for 2 days at the Bowood hotel and the room was as good as ever. Lovely views with amazing wildlife, swans, heron,deer! Comfort in room amazing and bathroom as luxurious and pristine as ever. The service and friendliness from the moment you set foot in the hotel is exceptional. The only disappointment was the breakfast. The range of fruit (mostly tinned) is poor, no natural yogurt, milk not labelled so assume only full fat, only bread available is toast. The cooked breakfast is buffet style which is fine but not when supplies are low and a bright good morning from me was greeted by a surly hmmpphh from the chef. The quality of the food is excellent, locally sourced. Staff were scarce too on the second morning with dirty plates left on the table and no second cup of coffee to be had. Will still visit again in thefuture in the hope that breakfast will have improved.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the golf course at the back are best.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

After a 4 hour drive to get here we were delighted by our room, with freshly baked biscuits, a bucket of ice ready for our champagne and an iPod dock for our music. So many lovely touches here. There are wellies available to walk around the grounds, in case you didn't bring your own. Our breakfast in bed came on a trolley perfectly on time and hot. The perfect location for an anniversary stay. I am going to try the spa later.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Address: Derry Hill, Calne SN11 9PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Calne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Calne
Price Range: £142 - £239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is ideally situated just off the M4 between Calne and Chippenham on the stunning Bowood Estate. All 43 bedrooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary English country house style and feature plasma screen televisions, internet access and Wi-Fi. The hotel is set in 2,000 acres of beautiful parkland, so you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. Dine in the stunning Shelburne restaurant and enjoy a drink in the duel lounge bar featuring open fires. The Spa at Bowood offers an infinity swimming pool, gym, rock sauna, crystal steam room and aromatherapy showers as well as luxury spa treatments for that perfect treat! ... more   less 
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