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The Cottage in the Wood

3.0 of 5 Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a lovely afternoon at The Cottage in Woods, attending a christening party. The Location and Views are breath taking. The Hotel itself is very pretty and the gardens are very well looked after. The small snug bar had a real fire roaring away, which is getting rarer to find these days, and such a delight when the winter draws... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely, welcoming hotel, so accommodating and helpful! We had a room in the Pinnacles as I have a dog- she was even given her own mat and bowl! Room was very spacious with stunning views. The room in the Main Hotel was a little smaller and decor a little dated but very clean, comfortable and homely nonetheless. All rooms... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely phenomenal, one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Received a warm welcome as soon as we stepped in. Staff were courteous at all times with a good sense of humour too. No snobbery to be found here which was very refreshing for such a high calibre hotel. The room was of a very high quality with an... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after dark and awoke the following morning to the most enthralling view I can ever recall from a hotel room. The sun was just starting to rise across a sea of mist that stretched below us into the distance: it was just like standing on the bridge of a ship. As the sun rose further over the next... More 

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

We do sometimes have to perform miracles but I cannot take credit for the beautiful dawn you speak about, apart maybe from buying the hotel 27 years ago for that very reason! What I am responsible for is the team and the food so I'm delighted they came up to scratch too. Many thanks for some excellent prose in your... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an overnight stay at this hotel on 22nd November. Room was lovely, especially the view. The staff are welcoming and the food was gorgeous. We went on a living social deal and paid the upgrade to benefit from the full menu. We had champagne cocktails on Saturday afternoon whilst sitting in the bar area, relaxing and reading. Breakfast was... More 

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

I'm glad you took advantage of a special deal and even more that you enjoyed your time with us. I'm a bit like you, get a bargain and then enhance it with the money you've saved by spending it on food and some good wine. Thank you for your review. John More 

Bride, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a joy to find a Hotel which is not part of a chain and the personal attention of private ownership makes The Cottage in the Wood excellent. Everything about the Hotel is welcoming. There is a cosy sitting room with a fire for having a drink while ordering dinner, a lovely bright dining room where we had a delicious,... More 

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

Dear Judy, Thank you so much for your kind words and for not hiding behind a cloak of anonymity. Delighted you found our independence liberating from the usual run-of-the-mill chain operations. We independents can score well on genuine hospitality and we here at The Cottage in the Wood all really enjoy what we do. I'm glad it shows. Guest come... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast. I have never felt so compelled to write a review. This hotel and everyone who works there is OUTSTANDING. From the moment we arrived we received friendly and efficient and personal service. Nothing was too much trouble. Our bedroom was lovely and spotlessly clean. Our evening meal was... More 

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

Dear Timms family, Thank you very much for posting a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your sat and found the team all keen to help. If you allow them to express themselves, the atmosphere is changed from routine "going through the motions" service to genuine help,advice and flexibility. Delighted you enjoyed the food too and that will will see... More 

Wigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return visit to this lovely area. Another relaxing break and as good if not better than previous experience. All staff excellent, friendly and discreet. Food beautifully presented and cooked perfectly. Not plastered in salt like our earlier Michelin venture. Room very comfortable though bathroom needed an extractor. Will definitely return at earliest opportunity.

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

Thank you for your review. It's always good to hear from returning guest as they can monitor our consistency - and indeed our striving to always get better. The team here are all able to express themselves and are a mile apart from the "plastic" welcome you get in so many larger, chain hotels. We actively encourage this. It advances... More 

Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed there with my fiancee in mid-November and it was a wonderful step into a pampered world. The staff were welcoming and thorough, the food was excellent, cooked well, AND delivered on hot plates! I loved the write-ups in the wine list and the menu about what it is that drives the owners to run this establishment. They do... More 

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

It's a joy to read that you both enjoyed your stay, even in the gloomy month of November. Also that you enjoyed the write ups and comments. They are far from the usual stuffy sentences that abound in wine lists, usually written by the wine merchant and therefore "standard". Glad too you enjoyed the food. I trust the weather did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stumbled across this hotel/restaurant as we were walking the Malvern hills. A little sign on the dirt track said that walkers were welcome and we were just in time for Sunday lunch. We arrived, mud splattered, at the same time as a few families just out of church in their Sunday best. We felt a little underdressed, but we... More 

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

Sadly, most people are at the very top of the hills on the ridge and miss the invitation on our gates. Delighted you found us and that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. Yes, in the warmer weather it is a delight to sit out on the terrace and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea. Thank you for your review. I hope... 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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The Cottage In The Wood Hotel Malvern Wells
The Cottage In Wood
The Cottage In The Wood Great Malvern/Malvern Wells

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