This is an historic castle set in an arboretum, so as you can imagine, the outside is fantastic and very impressive. Unfortunately, the inside doesn't exactly match the exterior. While the common spaces (restaurants, bars, etc.) are beautifully restored to the period of the house, the rooms are run-of-the-mill basic hotel rooms. The bed was comfortable, but overall the room was just OK.
We had booked here as a base for exploring the Cotswolds, but found it a little far from key towns like Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters, etc. If we headed back to the Cotswolds in the future, I would stay somewhere more central.
The other location issue is that there are no restaurants (just a few local pubs) nearby. We ate at the hotel pub one night, but were not excited by the small and expensive menues at the other hotel restaurants. Determined to eat a real meal on our last night there, we got in the car to explore the area. We found nothing close by and ended up driving all the way into Bristol (about 20 minutes).
Though we were frustrated about having to drive into the city (and then getting lost a few times), we did end up falling into an amazing restaurant. We had the best meal of our whole trip at a fantastic little place called Bocanova on Colston Street. If you ever find yourself in Bristol, seek this place out for dinner.
- Also Known As:
- Tortworth Court 4 Pillars Hotel
- Court Hotel Tortworth
- Tortworth Court
- Tortworth Court Hotel
- Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel Gloucestershire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent Cotswolds country house hotel is situated in a stunning South Gloucestershire location, conveniently near to Bristol. A grade II* listed Victorian mansion, Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel offers all the grandeur of an elegant Cotswold's hotel alongside the hotel facilities of a premier four star hotel. ... more less
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