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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at The Cottage in the Woods for a weekend break in mid January. The hotel is situated on a hillside and has some fantastic views. Our stay included Breakfast, dinner and one night stay in a double room which was great value. The hotel itself is ideally located for access into Great Malvern and walks... More 

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

Well, It shows something of your determination to visit us in mid January but there are compensations, certainly a bargain rate together with warmth to welcome you after a day out or walking on the Hills direct from the grounds. The showers in The Pinnacles do certainly pummel you into near submission! The joy of a pressurised system. Very glad... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Apart from the amazing view, made even better by snow on the ground when we woke up, the friendliness of the management and staff made our return to this hotel after a 14 year gap a most enjoyable and memorable one. The location is superb, with footpaths staight up onto the Malvern Hills, but also as a lovely place just... More 

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

It's very gratifying to hear from someone after a 14 year gap and to read that we are still hitting the mark. It's all too easy to get so close to the business that it's difficult to be objective. We are delighted you enjoyed the visit and hope you'll return before another 14 years is up, else I may be... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in quite a number of Worcestershire hotels. Having read the 5star reviews I thought we would try the cottage in the wood. We booked room only and I did feel we were penalised for this. Wonderful views yes but not from our room. We were given a room in pinnacles with a view of the hill behind.... More 

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

Thanks for leaving your constructive feedback. We have read through your detailed comments and are sorry that you did not have a room with a view. We do normally try to give people a free upgrade if we have rooms available, but as it was a Saturday night, and we were busy, we could not do this for you. This... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time we have stayed in this hotel and can't fault it. Beautiful setting, at any time of the year. Views are spectacular. We stayed in the Pinnacles with a patio. Rooms are very comfortable and equipped with everything you could need and more. The New year party was excellent, and the food was delicious. Ate far too much and... More 

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

We are always pleased that guests want to return for a second visit! Thank you for your kind comments and feedback on the New Year's break. We can usually assist anyone with any dietary requirements if it is mentioned on booking. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food again once more and the party and live band that night.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel with friends for a three-night New Year break, and it was superb. The hotel itself is beautifully positioned - on the side of the Malverns with extraordinary views across the Vale of Evesham. You can walk through the woods and along the Malvern Hills directly from the hotel. The rooms were warm and comfortable; the... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your New Year's break with friends here at The Cottage. The food was a key ingredient (no pun intended!) in the break and it is especially pleasing to read that you enjoyed it so much. My brother, Dominic and all the chef brigade work... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 night break at this very relaxing hotel. Wonderful views and excellent food and service. The rooms need a little updating but the food and staff more than make up for this. The New Years Eve party is fun, very lively, with a band and a small dance floor which was packed! A great place if... More 

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

Hi. Thanks very much for the positive feedback you have left following your New Year's stay with us. The dinner dance was very well received by all of the guests that stayed with us. We are so glad that you returned to stay for another break and we certainly hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards. More 

Derby, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely place to stay and I would definatly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend location. The hotel was very well sign posted and easy to find. The room was absolutely beautiful - it was lovely and warm, very spacious, the bathroom was lovely and the shower was fantastic! We stayed in "The Pinnacles" and we... More 

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

Thank you so much for posting this review. Firstly, please accept our apologies for not responding earlier. We have been catching up with some decorating jobs in the first part of January which is a good time to tackle them. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope very much to welcome you... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for a relaxing break what more could you ask for, excellent food ...courteous staff who provided an excellent personal service,The view and subsequent walks ...top shop . A fine hotel with outstanding people running it.

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

Christmas is of course a very special time and we can provide the setting, the food and service but the guests then make the occasion, especially in this period as it's more akin to a house party during the 3+ days of the Christmas break. So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for telling people about it in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I entertained friends and family for an overnight dinner party. We were all bowled over by the experience. Understated luxury, warm welcome and food of the highest quality. Rooms were immaculate, warm and so comfortable. A small but forgivable gripe was the bar lacked staff. In these hard times and a busy pre-Christmas, deserved high occupancy and dinner guests, our... More 

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed your get together with family and friends and glad to hear we did our bit. I've taken on board the comment about bar staff. We use the reception team to fulfill this role but if they are elsewhere, it can be annoying if you want some service. There should at the least be a bell to... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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

Thank you for your review. We are indeed a family run hotel and restaurant and my wife and i have just completed our 28th Christmas here. Maria (daughter) is ops director, Dominic (son) is head chef, Becky (daughter) is housekeeper and two grandchildren also work with us. So too do the rest of our team who are really an extension... 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage in the Wood 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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