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Cowley Manor

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Cowley | Near Cheltenham, Cowley GL53 9NL, England
Cowley Manor
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A country house hotel with all the trappings of a high end boutique hideaway with none of the pretensions you may find elsewhere. Everything is spot on; customer service, the vibe, the restaurant, the bar, the food.... The rooms are also fantastic; spacious, fabulously well equipped, great bathroom and lovely views (at least from the rooms at the back of... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We checked in today and were allocated Room 29, a “Great Room” on the 2nd floor of the main building with a view overlooking the lake. Lovely! We spent the afternoon strolling the grounds and have booked our secluded picnic tomorrow down by the lower lake after our spa treatments. Lovely! Took some time out down by the outdoor swimming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent two nights and two days at Cowley Manor in early May with my baby bump, my mother and my mother's 16 week old puppy. The hotel and spa cater brilliantly for pregnant guests - I had two wonderful pregnancy treatments in the spa, splashed around the pool, went for a potter around the grounds, ate a lot of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't wait to go back.... I was blown away upon arrival by the breathtaking grounds and once inside the manor the modern, quirky and luxurious decor. I had arrived with a girlfriend to enjoy a spa treatment, three course evening dinner and stay in a stable room. The spa was just out of this world. I had a back, neck... More 

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

Dear Stephanie H How wonderful, to read a review that begins ‘can’t wait to go back’ – thank you so much. I am so pleased that you enjoyed C-Side and the hotel as a whole. I really like the rooms you stayed in, so quirky and fun, and I am really pleased you liked them too. Hopefully we’ll see you... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful spa day and treatment. The staff in the spa are very attentive and friendly, facilities are insanely good including a wonderful steam room. Towels are handed out on tap and there isn't anything they haven't thought of! Little spa day bag is a lovely touch. I hope to return again soon, best spa around easily!

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

Dear Rebecca S Thank you for you glowing review of C-Side – I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful experience. C-Side is incredibly special and I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and bespoke Green & Spring treatments. I hope you will return soon – we have lots going on over the summer, with picnicking... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So.. The thing with Tripadvisor or any review sites is that people are quick to complain. I think in general, MOST people are quick to complain. You go away on a break and instead of just appreciating the fact that you are away, taking in the scenery and surroundings.. you are quick to find fault if it doesn't meet your... More 

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

Dear CJA29 Thank you for your lovely review – I am delighted to read your comments as I know the team will be also. We are looking forward to your next visit, please do ask for me personally, it would be lovely to meet with you! We shall also have to get you into C-Side for a treatment, they really... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not being quite sure what to expect having booked the hotel at relatively short note we loved the unique and quirky style of the converted country house. Our room featured a vaulted ceiling with a bathroom cantilevered over the bed, along with a separate seating area overlooking a small courtyard. All very nice and in keeping with the slightly funky... More 

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

Dear 19HAB Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the design of our Exceptional Rooms, located in the Stables – they are some of my favourite. The terrace is rather special too, and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the afternoon tea. Hopefully we will see you back at Cowley over the summer! Best wishes... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I also had high hopes and we were excited to stay in this romantic looking hotel. On check in all seemed good we had booked an exceptional room with a balcony and some ridiculous cost of £335 a night! Got to our room all good , climbed on to the so called wooded four poster bed, I fell through. And... More 

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

Dear Scud2010 Thank you for your review, which I am saddened to read. I apologise that you did not find the bed comfortable, which plainly is pivotal to a good hotel stay. The furnishings in room are bespoke to Cowley, and are regularly noted for being comfortable, so I am surprised this was not the case, and will certainly look... More 

London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I say close to perfect as we had a lovely day and night at Cowley over the bank holiday. Had a great time, in the gorgeous grounds, fantastic spa, stunning room and decent restaurant. It would have scored 5 out of 5 if the service from front of house and restaurant/bar staff had been a little sharper. First the good... More 

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

Dear Richard Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the setting, rooms, spa amd food. I am sorry to hear that service was a little disjointed, particularly over the busy brunch hosted on the Sunday. ‘The Brunch Sets’ (as we are calling them) are brand new to Cowley, and we are hosting once monthly talented... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this hotel and first impressions as you drive up the private road to the hotel are good. From there on everything just became a little average and with a price tag of £325 a night even for a standard room I expected better. I should note that the hotel had a wedding fair running on... More 

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

Dear Jen W, Thank you for your review. I am sorry firstly that you found car parking tricky – we are aware that it is on the small side at times, and are actively working on a solution to this currently. In terms of service, I would like to apologise that the front of house teams were not swift enough... More 

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