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The Cottage in the Wood

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Purton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to treat ourselves to a weekend away. Upon arrival the staff were friendly and we checked into the Pinnacles - room 21 which is a beautiful spacious room, with stunning views and a very comfortable bed. Bathroom is spacious with shower over bath. A dog bed, bowl and biscuit was provided for our cocker spaniel - which was... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A return trip after a few years, and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent! The staff were very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay a lovely and memorable occasion, even helping us with local transport information to enable us to do a special walk we would otherwise not have been able... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your special anniversary break. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by miles of footpaths that are an absolute joy to walk, especially at this time of year when the colours are so vibrant. It must have made it extra special to be able to appreciate the... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights as a taster , to see if this place really was as good as we were told. YES it was. This place has welcome written all over it, from the moment we arrived, to the time we checked out. The food is absolutely amazing, and gourmet standard. It is not Posh , just a... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your brief stay after the recommendations. Our ethos is to provide a friendly and genuine welcome, underpinned by professionalism from our whole team. It sounds as though you appreciated this approach and we look forward to you visiting us again, perhaps next time with a front facing... More

Altrincham, Cheshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A brief return stay as a late booking. We stayed in Room 1 in the main hotel - a compact but nonetheless well fitted-out room with all mod cons, both cosy and luxurious. Unfortunately I wasn't well enough to enjoy the delicious-looking breakfast but my husband tucked in with enthusiasm. I could at least enjoy the wonderful views! Sorry our... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay but were sorry to hear that you did not get the chance to enjoy our full English breakfast this time. We look forward to seeing you both again in the near future and hope that you are feeling well again very... More

istanbul
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed with this hotel. Was expecting much more. First impression poor reception,pokey and not very professional. Dining room decor not of a restaurant standard and the dining prices charged expensive. Decor poor and its best described as a breakfast room(you take your breakfast here) not a restaurant. Food was good but no more than that. I ordered gressingham duck which... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

We were sorry to read your review expressing the disappointment with your room and the hotel in general. We have taken on board your comments and brought this bedroom to the top of our refurbishment list which will be actioned towards the end of Autumn. The Beech Cottage is the oldest part of the hotel and pre-dates the main Georgian... More

Warlingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel with magnificent views - unfortunately as the weather was so murky we couldn't see it! Our room was in the main building - smallish but perfectly equipped. The staff are friendly and helpful. The meals - well this is were it excels! Breakfast was was delicious and the evening meal was up to gourmet standards! A bit expensive... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially the food. It is such a shame the weather was murky during the dates you stayed...after such a lovely summer with very clear days, it was really disappointing. We hope that you will come back and be treated with better weather so... More

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a weekend break to celebrate a family occasion at this charming, family run country hotel. The service is warm and attentive. We noticed that a few other guests took the hotel at its word and felt able to wear hoodies and ripped jeans in the breakfast room - alongside older adults in more conservative leisure wear. Our dog... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, I'm pleased to read you - and especially your Mother - enjoyed the special get together. Regarding dress, I would prefer guests to be at least "smart casual" as I'm a bit conservative in these things but I'm more concerned about behaviour rather than dress. We had a guest a while ago who asked to... More

Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was in the Pinnacles, a building a hundred yards or so from the main hotel. Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Everything was in good working order - the Wi-Fi worked well and so did the TV. The décor wasn't to my taste, but I think my nan would have liked it! The hotel was good without... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. I was glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, the food and the walks. We are very fortunate to have such a great position high on the Malvern Hills. The room you had is due to be refurbished in the winter but I can't guarantee you'll like it - it's so subjective. John More

Framlingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Pinacles- a luxury double room with Kingsize bed. The bed was huge and very comfortable and the room was clean with good views. However we felt that the price was too much: it's more a £80 a night room than a £120 a night stay. The room was very hot, noisy and the décor is looking... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the comfort of the king sized bed during your stay. However, we are sorry that you felt the room was overpriced. The rooms are large and have wonderful front facing views in The PInnacles. We do have an extensive refurbishment planned during the winter months and will inlcude... More

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set up high on the hills overlooking the Severn valley and the vale of Evesham, the Cottage in the Wood stands out as a beacon of good service, food, wine and hostelry. The location is ideal with its back door links on to the hills which drove Elgar's imagination provides guests with an ideal opportunity to explore the English and... More

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Pattinfamily, Owner at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Your first visit here 35 years ago pre-dates our tenure by 8 years. We will complete 27 years on 1st October, so my predecessors ethic of hospitality has been maintained which is a big compliment to my team. I think the difference is in the way we encourage them to interface with our guests, not just in that plastic "... More

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Address: Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Worcestershire > Great Malvern > Malvern Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage in the Wood 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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