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The Speech House Hotel

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Speech House Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Coleford
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good selection of rooms available. We had a double room on the ground floor with small single room attached which we didn't need but had a wash basin, TV etc. The heating was on at a sensible temperature for the time of year. The TV in the main room was difficult to operate but instructions were available which worked! It... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We received a very warm welcome at this well situated hotel. The most positive thing about the hotel is that it is very dog friendly, which is wonderful. The staff on Reception were very good, but the waiting staff both evenings never got things quite right, which was a shame. The room and bathroom were very shabby, characterless, small and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on a living social deal to The Speech House. Had a superior courtyard room which was lovely (room 40). Had a lovely meal in the restaurant. Breakfast was lovely. Great walk oposite the hotel around the nature reserve. 15 mins from Symonds Yat saw loads of wildlife. Would return.

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Deborah H Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us at The Speech House. I am delighted to read that you had a great walking break with us in the heart of the forest. Thank you for your most generous comments which I have passed on to all my team. We all look forward to seeing... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attended the Speech House as part of a family celebration, we asked for a dog friendly room and we certainly got that!! Dog towel, water bowl and poo bags provided in the room, together with a large umbrella just in case of rain. What more could we have asked for? The room was warm and comfortable and the bed large... More 

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PoppyP Thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I an delighted to read that both yourselves and your dog had a great stay with us recently. We do try to accommodate guests with dogs in our Courtyard and Cottage rooms but alas we cannot in the main house. So pleased that you found our Orangery, Bar... More 

Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 10 rooms, 3 main house, the rest in the courtyard, all excellent. All the meals were of excellent quality and quantity, the fillet steak was "melt in the mouth", as was the duck. The staff were brilliant from the time my party of 20 plus 1 dog arrived, nothing was too much trouble. Everything had been arranged as... More 

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda R, Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent Golden Wedding Party at the Speech House. It was a pleasure to meet yourself and your husband and I am delighted to learn that your Party went extremely well and that we met all your expectations. I have passed on your very kind comments to all of our team.... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal in the Orangery over the weekend. Service was attentive. The food was tasty but a little pricey. Burger, salad and chips £11.95. Chicken with a sauce, chips and salad £11.75. May not return due to this as sure food of this quality can be found cheaper in the forest.

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HopeMwnt, Thanks for your feedback on your recent visit to the Speech House. I am sorry that you thought our menu in the Orangery was expensive but can assure you that that it is extremely good value given the ambience, service and surroundings. I am happy to read that you thought the teams attention and service were good and... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group of us stayed at The Speech House for 4 nights on a bed breakfast and evening meal basis. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the food is great. The dining staff worked hard and although there were 50 of us our food was served quickly and efficiently and was hot. The choice of food at breakfast... More 

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear IWRiley1 Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us as part of a large group. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to be to your satisfaction. All my team enjoyed having your group stay with us and tried hard to treat everyone as individuals. I have passed your very... More 

UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a courtyard room, these are similar to a Motel facing the car parking area. The rooms are basic, clean and cosy (small). We ate at the restaurant and the service was very good, compliments to the young service staff, polite and able to converse with the "olduns". This is a rarity nowadays as the most you normally... More 

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear D4T4, Thanks for your review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am sorry that you were unable to check into your room slightly early and would like to explain the reason for the delay:- My house keeping team were working flat out to ensure all rooms including yours were ready for check in following... More 

Liverpool, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a courtyard room for a one night stay for an event the next day. On arrival we were greeted by very friendly reception staff, and made to feel incredibly welcome. They knew all about our event next day (mountain biking) and were very helpful with information and tips. Dinner in The Orangery was excellent, served by great staff,... More 

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BernardBurnard, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to read that you were well looked after by my team on your arrival. I presume you were participating in the Wild Boar Chase event? A great way to tour the Forest in the aid of local charities. I am glad you were able... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on a Saturday night in May. We found the hotel to be full of charm and were very pleased with our courtyard room. It was very clean & had lots of character. I did, however, spend about 10 mins trying to figure out how to turn the shower on. Our Living Social deal came with bike hire... More 

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julie P, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us. I am glad that you thought the package was excellent value and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry to hear about your experience at breakfast and will look into why that occurred. It is not our usual standard of... More 

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