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Kemps Lane, Painswick GL6 6YB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is situated in a beautiful village but that is the only positive that can be said about it. It's clear the property is struggling financially. There is a lack of staff both in the reception area and in the bar/restaurant. A handful of staff run around doing multiple chores. We waited a very long time to be served... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This hotel is top class for comfort and location. Some strange décor going on the room though (mix of old and new - Andy Warhol style). Breakfast was good and dinner of excellent quality (although check the actual menu wording as we had two different versions of the same dish - one with garlic, the other without).... Good close connections... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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373 reviews 373 reviews
128 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed with friends, on a Travelzoo deal, so value was very good. Last time we had a room with modernistic scary wallpaper, but this time we had the room next door which was much more sedate. The staff here are very friendly, both at reception and at breakfast service. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with good bathroom facilities and... More 

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Birmingham, England
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

As a surprise for my wife on our Ruby Wedding Anniversary I thought that I would take her back to where we had held our wedding reception in 1975. The hotel then wasn't the Cotswold 88 as it is today, and certainly the interior design was totally different. However, the location was the reason we chose it 40 years ago... More 

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Bournemouth England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Have done quite a few travelzoo deals and this hotel fares very well. ON arrival (very tight narrow streets) took a while to check in as the lady was doing other things but we were not in a hurry. Check in was so easy and the lady took us to our room rather than just direct us. (nice touch). Room... More 

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Painswick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I attended a morning seminar of five people. We occupied a room which purported to be the hotel's 'Conference Room'. When I arrived the lecturer was attempting to link her computer with the hotel's system. She had already asked for assistance but received none. I went to Reception and asked to see the manager but was told that she was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have recently stayed at Cotswold88 hotel in Painswick with some friends over race week. I had never been before but friends of mine recommended me to the hotel. On arrival I was gobsmacked! The hotel was perfectly finished with modern decor and very clean with a homely feel to finish. I was shown to my room which was spacious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Fairly average Cotswold hotel located in a beautiful village. Apparently the hotel was the vicarage in a previous life before being a hotel in different guises. Now it is aspiring to be something that frankly it is not. Whoever was the interior designer needs sacking as the decor is rather unusual to say the least. Very basic room with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The location, the building and hotel staff are absolutely impeccable. Great client service and nothing is too much trouble. There are things however that can be improved in order to transform visitor's experience. For example, our room (7). It has great view and big bathroom... Why there is no space to put your belongings though? Only wardrobe with a few... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband booked this trip for us as part of my Christmas gift; staying overnight in a room with a view, including dinner and breakfast. Painswick itself is beautiful, very quaint and picturesque. We arrived before check in and were invited to leave our bags at reception and either explore the village or make ourselves comfortable in one of the... More 

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