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The Cottage in the Wood

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Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Great Malvern WR14 4LG, England
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant stay but the whole place needs a refurb. Very tired and dated. Reception and bar seating area reminded me of a nursing home. The furniture was a mixture of all sorts. The whole feeling of the hotel was like something out of a 1960s tv sketch. No atmosphere. Such a shame because there are wonderful views. Staff friendly.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been five times and use this place as a great place to get away. Family run individual hotel. Lovely views. The food I would rate as four star and worth going there just for that. Friendly service. Comfortable rooms. You can walk out of the back up onto the gently Malvern Hills. Great way to... More 

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Thank Seanquinn45
TheCottageTeam, General Manager at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Hello to you and your wife! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we love getting feedback from our guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay especially as you have visited us here at the Cottage in the Wood before and we hope to be able to welcome you again soon in... More 

Devon
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for a post-Christmas break to let someone else do the cooking - and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed two very good three-course dinners accompanied by reasonably priced house wines. Breakfast (full English) was beautifully cooked using good quality ingredients - excellent bacon and sausages with a good, meaty texture. The only slight disappointment for me... More 

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TheCottageTeam, Operations director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your break and recharged the batteries! We hope very much to welcome you again in the future, perhaps another time of year when you can enjoy the outdoor beauty of Spring, Summer or Autumn. Best wishes from us all! More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is perfectly located for walks on the Malvern Hills. A group of us stayed for a night and the food both evening meal and breakfast were excellent. Room was clean spacious and ideal for what we needed. Id recommend this little gem to anyone.

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Thank KarlB346
TheCottageTeam, Operations Director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the food too. We hope that you will return when the weather is warmer so that you can also enjoy the outside seating with beautiful views across the Severn Valley. A perfect place to enjoy a glass or... More 

South West England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a New Year 2 night package and enjoyed every minute! A beautiful setting with wonderful views. Staff very welcoming and we felt ' at home' straight away. Room was in the main house and was very comfortable and clean with excellent facilities. Bed was extremely good- would like one like this at home! The food is superb and... More 

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TheCottageTeam, Operations Director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback. We are delighted that you felt "at home" straight away....that is exactly what we set out to achieve. The special menu that our chefs devised was much appreciated over the New Year's Eve break and we are glad that you enjoyed it too!. Now that the festivities are over, look out for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have stayed in this hotel many times. On this occasion we stayed for three nights over Christmas. The hotel is now under new ownership, but seems to have kept many of the same staff and a new maitre d. Some major changes are planned, including some major refurbishment, which is definitely needed in the common areas and rooms.The chef... More 

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TheCottageTeam, Operations Director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Happy New Year to you! Many thanks for taking time to give feedback on your stay. We are so glad that you enjoyed the Christmas break here with great food and plenty of relaxation. It is especially satisfying to know that you have returned and like the planned changes that we are going to make to improve all the bedrooms... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place is a little gem. Yes, it's in need of a little TLC in places, but the NEW owners are aware of this. A questionnaire was left in the room explaining that they were the new owners and would like an honest feed back. Where needed improving/ decorating/modernising etc and what would we like to have in the rooms/... More 

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Thank Tracey K
TheCottageTeam, Operations Director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We appreciate your comments and yes, we are planning the total refurbishment over the next year which will transform the whole hotel. Our staff team really enjoy what they do and we are so glad it shows through to you, the guests. Christmas is a special time and has a great atmosphere with plenty of fine... More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed for just 1 night in one of the Pinnacles rooms. It was a good size, spotlessly clean (and believe me - I'm fussy!), and had everything we needed. Plus the room temperature was easy to control with windows that opened and radiators you could switch off! (Not always easy to find nowadays!) But the overwhelming high point of... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had stayed 6 years ago in summer and loved the hotel, views etc. This time we felt although staff were amazing and so welcoming it is very jaded now and could benefit from a total refurb. There are new owners and a survey form in the room encourages comments. We ate here and standard was excellent. Breakfast was ok,... More 

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Thank Jan T
TheCottageTeam, Operations Director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for posting this review. We are a little behind with responding to guests due to a very busy Christmas and New Year period. We are delighted that you came for a return visit and are pleased that you still enjoyed a very warm welcome. However, we are planning the total refurbishment over the next... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

went there with friends sat 19th december lovely place warm reception food was really good, cooked right, and nicely presented service was first class could not fault this place it`s off the beaten track a bit but well worth going £100 x 2 people 3 course meal with wine and irish coffee

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TheCottageTeam, Operations director at The Cottage in the Wood, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to welcome you again in the near future for another visit. With best wishes and Happy Christmas! More 

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