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The Speech House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Coleford Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Coleford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our rooms were in the courtyard, a fair reflection of the room cost, small but well equipped and comfy beds. Good picture on the TV (hubby notices these details) and bathroom facilities were fine. We had dinner in the conservatory restaurant. The vege burger was good, my beef was a bit tough but the Yorkshire and vegetables were delicious. Breakfast... More

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

Dear Ruth G Thank you for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I can only apologise for the fact you were disappointed with your breakfast and I am investigating what went wrong. Our guests as can be seen from previous reviews compliment us on the breakfast's ewe serve but obviously... More

gloucestershire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would like to write a review of a stay i recently had . The say was for two nights in a family room i requested feather pillows i was pleasantly surprised to find they had granted me this request , the beds where good and i slept very well upon arrival the check in was very quick and it... More

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

Dear Andy W, Thank you for leaving a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to supply the pillows that you requested, which aided your good nights sleep. I take on board your observation concerning the sink and shower needing bringing... More

UK
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I do look at this place through rose-tinted glasses as we had our wedding reception here 20 years ago. We are regular, but infrequent visitors - every 10 years we return to the same room. The Speech House is bursting with character - it has so much heritage - royalty have visited - yet it stays true to its forest... More

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

Dear AnonymousAgain, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well looked after by our team during your stay. Since taking over the hotel we have continued a rolling refurbishment and... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall we had an average stay here. The hotel was described as bespoke but I would say more 'nursing home' - it may be that other rooms were better. The water in the shower was extremely hot and the whole room was dated. On the plus side the bed was comfortable. Wifi was a bit hit and miss. The staff... More

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Dear Lesleyloolu, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am sorry that you felt your room was dated and that the water was hot and it did not meet your expectations. Wi fi is I agree a little hit and miss in the hotel even though... More

Newquay, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Speech House at the beginning of July as my younger Sister was getting married there - and what a weekend it was. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, that nothing was too much and that we were the most important people in the venue for the day - and this was... More

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

Dear Dave N, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us when you attended your younger sisters wedding. I am delighted to read that you were made to feel welcome from the moment you arrived and that my team looked after you extremely well throughout your stay. I have passed on your very kind... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lovely stay here during a friend's wedding. We stayed in the Cottage section, so not in the actual hotel itself but only a 1 minute walk across the car park. The room was large and the bathroom was huge. The bed was very comfy, which is the most important thing. The breakfast was great!... More

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

Dear John& Sophie Traveller, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the wedding party and that you had a great nights sleep in the Cottage. When the hotel is full we do operate a hot... More

Hayes, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location slap bang in the middle of The Forest of Dean. Excellent room with a large four poster bed that required a foot stool for the wife to get in it - well she is only 5 feet tall. I got in the dog house the first morning when she went to get up and vanished off the side... More

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

Dear Fourdiners, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted that you had a great stay with us and that our team looked after you well. Yes the 4 poster you had dates back to circa 1840 although we have replaced the 7 x 7 foot mattress... More

South west England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been back to the Speech House today, first time for a while, for lunch. Pleased to say everything is still up to a high standard. Staff polite and friendly, food excellent with a good well priced choice and a cheesecake to die for. Must say that as an cheesecake lover when seeing a Red Peppercorn cheesecake on the menu I... More

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

Dear Newinn, Many thanks for taking time to leave a review on your latest visit to the Speech House. It is always rewarding both for myself and the team when one reads a review from someone who has been on more than one occasion and who has found that we have maintained our reputation for quality and service. I too... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last minute trip and we decided to return to the beautiful Forest of Dean. Speech House has changed with more rooms at the back of the hotel and an Orangery on the side of the hotel. Friendly staff, attentive service and a good selection of meals. The issue of a missing hair-dryer in our room was resolved quickly. Breakfast was... More

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Dear Janeew663, Many thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us at The Speech House. I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed your stay and had been well looked after by our team during your stay with us. I apologise for the missing free standing hair dryer, it appears that it was removed by the... More

Ruardean Woodside
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a late sunday lunch after attending a fun day on the adjacent field hubby and daughter had roast beef and trimmings and I had vegatable cakes, the beef and roast potatoes were lovely the vegatable cakes were nice but a little on the dry side. Service was very good and quick and the staff were very nice.

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Dear Amanda M, Thanks for taking time to leave a review on your recent visit to the Speech House. I was pleased to read that you all enjoyed your Sunday lunch and that our team looked after you well during your visit on what was a very busy day. I hope you will return soon and perhaps try one of... More

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Address: Coleford Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Speech House Hotel 3*
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Speech Hotel Coleford
The Speech House Hotel Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire - Coleford

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Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Formerly built in 1669, as a Hunting Lodge for Charles II the Speech House sits at the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.The main house has 15 bedrooms including three antique four poster beds.The remainder of rooms are situated in the Courtyard and Cottage.The hotel is home to one of only two Verderers Courts in the UK and is used as the main restaurant for the hotel.The hotel offers a wide range of room type to suit all budgets, and is pet friendly in the Courtyard rooms, subject to availability.The Orangery is open to non residents for morning coffee,aftrernoon teas, and bar lunches and evening meals.Free Wi Fi is available to residents for 1 hour during their stay and then it is subject to a small charge.There are approximately 253 miles of walking and cycling trails on the doorstep of the hotel. Speechhouse is an ideal venue for touring the Wye Valley,Gloucestershire and the Southern Cotswolds and South Wales. ... more   less 
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