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Cowley Manor

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Cowley | Near Cheltenham, Cowley GL53 9NL, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife booked a half-board overnighter mid-weak while our children were away on school trips. We arrived mid afternoon and relaxed by the pool - with excellent facilities. We had a large room with an impressive art-deco bathroom - which was listed and hence did not have a functional bath. The next day we took a great big walk around... More 

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Berkshire
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was always a favourite of ours and we have recommended lots of friends and family including couples who have had their wedding at the hotel. Sadly we will not be recommending this hotel again, as we have seen a deterioration over the last few visits. The service was very unprofessional and certainly not as good as we have previously... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Cowley Manor exactly a year ago and couldn't fault it but the service was not up to the same standard when I visited last week. My husband rang up the hotel before our visit to book me a spa treatment and was told the spa would ring me back, they did not, consequently when he followed this up... More 

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cheltenham
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Cowley Manor for my birthday yesterday. It's one of those special places that is always a pleasure. The decor is gorgeous. The vibe is relaxed. The gardens are heavenly. We ate on the terrace and then relaxed in the hammocks on the lawn... The stress falls away when you visit this paradise... I always feel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful setting in the glorious countryside but the hotel is trying so hard to be "cool" that it is forgetting some of the fundamentals of top end hospitality. The décor is supposed to be stylish/retro. Well it didn't do it for me and that's no excuse for not cleaning properly, plumping cushions ,replacing worn fabrics,having curtains that actually pull,... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a suite in the stable block for 2 nights at this lovely Georgian hotel. Beautiful grounds and views. Lovely terrace overlooking lakes for either afternoon tea or something stronger. The food overall was very good although we shared a pork dish on our first night and I sent mine back as it was too undercooked for my... More 

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

We visited Cowley Manor as a couple for a weekend in mid June. What we liked: The house and grounds are stunning - we enjoyed rambling in the extensive gardens and having a go on the grown-up sized tree swing! We also enjoyed using the spa - the outdoor pool is lovely and warm and the pool area is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked in here for our Baby Moon and this is a great hotel to do that. There are plenty of soon to be Mums and plenty of toddlers running about. The general vibe here is peaceful and chilled. The spa has a variety of pregnancy massages and is well designed, kept and staffed. Speaking of Staff; they are fantastic.... More 

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Curi0us_James, General Manager at Cowley Manor, responded to this review

Dear DukeofNewYork Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us for your babymoon. I am delighted that you enjoyed the facilities and setting of Cowley so much – it really is unique – and I am especially pleased that you note the genuine friendliness of the team, which is something we pride ourselves on. I am sorry... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the pics look great but to see it live its even better. Very modern, but cosy finish inside. Lovely service. On some end a little bit slow but very friendly. Amazing Spa area. Amazing huge garden. Even when fully booked you have enough room to find a calm spot. Very unpretentious, e.g. you can eat dinner where ever you like.... More 

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Curi0us_James, General Manager at Cowley Manor, responded to this review

Dear Engel911 Thank you for your lovely review! I am really pleased that you found your stay so enjoyable, and I am delighted that you will be returning. With summer upon us, you’ll find the pool bar open, and picnics in the grounds, so do try and pop back whilst the sun is shining! Best wishes Elliott More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as a family of five in three separate rooms for two nights. Other than a couple of babies our kids were the only ones there but that wasn't a problem. We also had our dog with us and that was also fine as he is pretty well behaved these days. He was allowed everywhere. The hotel itself is beautiful... More 

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Curi0us_James, General Manager at Cowley Manor, responded to this review

Dear Jackjim Thank you for your review – I am delighted that you found the facilities and setting of Cowley to be great, and that you all enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to read that service was on the slow side from our front of house team; it is definitely something we are working to resolve. I hope you... More 

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