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The Cottage in the Wood

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Malvern WR14 4LG, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
SuzanneStraubrey Tamworth, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely room. Lovely place. Lovely people. Lovely food!!! We spent two nights there for my Birthday and had a Brilliant time! Would definitely go back again!!! Everything you could wish for in the room! The view was amazing too!!

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

Dear Suzanne, may we wish you a belated Happy Birthday! So pleased to hear you both enjoyed your stay with us - you were also blessed with some lovely weather which always is the extra bonus. Hope we'll see you again and thank you for posting a review. John More

Market Drayton
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great one night stay and dinner. The room was a bit dated but the view is outstanding. Bathroom was excellent and loads of hot running water in the rainfall shower. We sat with a bottle of wine just taking in the scenery then had dinner in the restaurant. The food was 10 out of 10, very fine dining... More

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

Awesome indeed! I was gazing across the valley this morning (until my wife called me in to help and do some work!) - a beautiful, sunny almost summer like day - and agreed it is awesome even after 27 years. In this case familiarity does not lead to contempt! We are of course delighted you enjoyed your stay and the... More

Somerset
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at The Cottage in Feb, having booked through Living Social deals. The hotel was clean and very small, the bar area was very quiet and lacked atmosphere. It was more like a nursing home than a bar/restaurant. The food was uninspiring and over-priced. The biggest let down however, was the room- very old, tired furniture that looked like... More

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

It is always very disappointing to hear from a guest who did not enjoy their stay and I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the occasion. However, I'm always keen to read reviews in which we either "ring all the bells" or at the other extreme fail completely as in your case. Neither are entirely credible in my view. I... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a Celebration Break at the Cottage in the Wood for my parents. They have just returned, and in particular praised the comfort of their room, the friendliness of the staff, and the presentation of the food. The hotel also benefits from an excellent location, with matchless views. I hope to visit myself one day.

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

I'm very pleased to hear the feedback from your parents. What a nice idea as a present. When my father was still alive and birthday or Christmas loomed and I asked him what he'd like he always used to say "consumables only". ie he had all the rest of what he needed especially having downsized. We hope you will visit... More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my children bought us this from Social Living as a christmas present. It was one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Super location and views. Room spotless and food fab with excellent service and a family-run atmosphere We had a lovely walk up the Malverns from the hotel after a full English breakfast. We stayed in the Pinnacles... More

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

Hallo Mr and Mrs Duggan. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and you are another who has benefited from the break as a present. It's a lovely idea. Very pleased you enjoyed the food and the family feel of the place. Hope you will return one day. John More

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

We only had 1 night there, but it was great. Great location for walks, and the views in decent weather. We were taken by surprise with the excellent service, and quality of the evening meal. Beware of the full English, it's huge ! The staff really could not do enough for us, thank you.

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

Thank you for your review. I note that you were surprised by the excellent service and good food. I wondered if it was because of poor standards you'd suffered elsewhere or whether your expectations were well and truly exceeded. If the latter, we lived up to the standards we always aim to achieve. As for breakfast, at least it set... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights on a half board basis earlier this month. Splendid location with a view that's everything others say about it. Rooms spotless and quiet and the family-run atmosphere works well though we encountered at least 10 different members of staff. The food was very good and we enjoyed our meals . However, the drawback for us... More

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

I read your comments carefully and I thank you for them. We have tailored our business to meet the needs of short break takers but I take your point, we may be denying ourselves the longer stay business. There is I submit, plenty of choice on the menu with two fish, several meat dishes and vegetarian options. We also have... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an impressive hotel with such beautiful views and one of the best we have stayed in. Service is impeccable from when you arrive to check in to the service in the restaurant and throughout. We really couldn't find fault with the reception or welcome. Our room was really lovely in the Pinnacles and the view was well worth... More

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

Thank you very much for your review. I'm delighted your stay was all that you wanted - newspaper and milk apart (for which apologies) - and I hope it will be an aid to your husbands recovery. We wish him well and hope to see you again in the future. John More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perched half way up the Malvern Hills the location of this hotel is ideal for walking the hills. We stayed two nights and found the rooms large and comfortable with lovely views looking out over the countryside. The bathroom was modern with a brilliant shower and a very comfy bed. Breakfast was good with ample choice and friendly service. Our... More

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

I was sorry to read you were disappointed with your evening meal but you did not expand with any detail. However, you still saw fit to rate us with 4 stars, so very many thanks for this, I'm pleased that you enjoyed the location and the hotel. I'll double check to see if you left a more detailed questionnaire which... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights, had dinner on both evenings. The atmosphere in the hotel is so friendly, welcoming and everything is done to make you feel comfortable. The food is so well prepared and presented you feel as if your in the Ritz.The staff were always so willing to help with any requests and as for the room it... More

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

I'm not sure about the Ritz but I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and the food and the team did their stuff. The tenuous link we have with the Ritz is that Baroness Thatcher (Lady T) stayed here on quite a few occasions to escape from London and of course she spent her last days/weeks at the Ritz. We look... More

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Also Known As:
The Cottage In The Wood Hotel
The Cottage In The Wood Hotel Malvern Wells
The Cottage In Wood
The Cottage In The Wood Malvern/Malvern Wells
Address: Holywell Road, Malvern Wells, Malvern WR14 4LG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Worcestershire > Malvern > Malvern Wells
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Malvern Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage in the Wood 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunningly set high above the Severn Plain with 30 mile views to the Cotswold Hills that form the horizon. Unpretentious, comfortable, friendly hotel with a reputation for consistently good food (two AA rosettes) and a 500 bin wine list. Direct access to the Malvern Hills. Close to Three Counties Showground. Family owned and run for two generations. ... more   less 
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