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Cowley Manor

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Cowley | Near Cheltenham, Cowley GL53 9NL, England
Cowley Manor
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great stay at Cowley Manor, we upgraded to a 'Better' room which was on 2 levels - really spacious with a bath in the room, giant bed, minibar stocked full of local brands including some lovely fudge, popcorn and really yummy drinks. Felt very luxurious. The hotel is beautiful and the spa is very tranquil. There were lots of families... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I very recently visited Cowley Manor for a break away with my husband before the birth of our second child. We needed a bit of relaxation and 'us' time and we definitely got it. The manor is beautiful. An elegant old house filled with modern design and we were completely taken aback by our bedroom. A room in the separate... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I were totally work-weary after a heavy week and decided on Thursday that we needed a break (sadly with laptops;!). We came upon this property by chance and had very low expectations for the weekend other than getting out of London. I now reluctantly am writing this review because I know I will keep coming back and... More 

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Curi0us_James, Manager at Cowley Manor, responded to this review

Dear Steynnm, Thank you for your lovely review, which I am delighted to read! I adore the room you stayed in also and I am really pleased that you enjoyed the design and thought we have put into our guests’ experience with us. I am delighted that you will be coming back - we have plenty planned this year with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place - an elegant old house filled with modern design. It's quirky and characterful., and yet comfortable and spacious. The bath in my room (a GREAT room) is precisely the way all baths should be: big, deep, taps on the side in the middle, comfortable bump underwater for feet to rest, lots of hot water, lovely... More 

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Curi0us_James, Manager at Cowley Manor, responded to this review

Dear Jennie Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review – I am thrilled that you had such a nice stay and I am really pleased that you enjoyed our baths so much – it’s why all of our rooms have super big tubs and separate drench showers, no matter the category. I note your comment regarding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the ''best room'' in the hotel, huge room, huge bathroom.. amazing! The staff can't do enough for you. food is gorgeous and the grounds and rest of the hotel are stunning. Giant Jenga on the lawn, so much fun. You can be left alone or spoilt rotten. We drank pink champagne on the massive private terries outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great cocktails, tirelessly helpful staff, food delicious, spa massage was one of the best I have had...our weekend was excellent. Highlight: head barman lending me his personal ipad so i could watch the rugby when the TV room was booked out. Room 3 in the annex was a little tired, and being on 3 floors was not the best layout.... More 

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

Dear MarmiteonToast Thank you for your review. It is pleasure to read that you found the team helpful and our cocktails, food and spa therapy of a high standard. I know our mixologist will be thrilled – and I am delighted to hear of his thinking outside of the box to provide you with his iPad! Thank you for your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cowley Manor back in January for a spa day. The treatment was nice, however the spa facilities on the whole are unexceptional, most notably the absence of hydrotherapy pools etc. The spa area itself is quite small and limited in terms of beds. The indoor pool was nice however it was a shame that the views to outside were... More 

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

Dear John & Emma Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at C Side. C Side is a holistic spa centred on therapy foremost with treatments unique to us at Cowley Manor, designed around our own spa range, Green & Spring. In the design of C Side, we placed emphasis on the treatment rooms having natural... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from Mother's Day lunch at Cowly Manor. We arrived to find our reservation had not been added to their booking list - I booked through opentable- the lady on reception did not seem to understand as she asked several times who I spoke to when I made the reservation. I showed her the email and she... More 

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

Dear Toripie Thank you for your review of your experience with us on Mothering Sunday. Let me begin by saying that, whilst there were clearly issues with your experience, I am pleased to read that the food was fantastic, which hope will encourage you return in future. I must apologise for the confusion regarding your booking. As you can imagine,... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a wonderful stay a couple of years ago, we decided to take a friend who had not visited the Cotswolds for over 40 years. On arrival at reception (Sunday around 4pm) it was busy and we had to wait patiently to check in. It would have been welcoming if one of the staff had been there to greet us... More 

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

Dear Gilly & Keith Thank you for your review, which I am saddened to read. It is truly a shame that your initial impression was not the warm welcome you would expect from us at Cowley, and please accept my apologies on behalf of the guest relations team for this. We shall certainly be following this matter up as, however... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a one night break here based in the fact I had a fantastic meal here 7 years ago and had always wanted to come back. We don't live very far from this hotel so the journey was easy and quick. On arrival, the door to the very unassuming reception was opened to let us in. Nice touch!! In fact... More 

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