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St. Michaels Restaurant and B&B
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Victoria Street, Painswick GL6 6QA, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Painswick B&B and Inns
Bristol, UK
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in the art deco room. It was very small - especially the bathroom (which was also a bit smelly!) Everything was clean and we had all we needed. The fridge in the hallway came in handy for drinks as did the range of books and maps for visitors to borrow. The breakfast was ok, but unless you were up at the crack of the dawn things ran out and weren't replaced. When I asked for more orange juice I was told "sorry there's none left" as someone who doesn't drink tea or coffee I was left with water. Slightly pricy for what you get but that's the Cotswolds for you!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We passed through Painswick on our way to the Mercury hotel. Planning to have Puppy Dogs Pie in the Royal Oak Inn, but it was VERY closed. We were ALL Very hungry and saw this restaurant just round the corner, didn't realise it was also a B&B, may stay there next time.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent, the young waiter was very very attentive to the 6 noisy women that had suddenly come through the door. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Room Tip: Didn't use the facilities so will have to go back and make a point of trying them.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmslow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

St Micheal's is just what I expected of a quaint Cotswold B&B. We had the Indian Room overlooking the spectacular view of the church and, having read other reviews, I was a little concerned that it would be noisy so I went armed with ear plugs. This really was not the case. The church bells are more of a tinkle than a loud ring and did not disturb my sleep at all and the earplugs went unused. It is true that you can hear a little noise from people walking around in the rooms above, but these are not guest rooms and it certainly did not happen during sleeping hours.

The room was very comfortable: a lovely bed and bedding, good provision of goodies including fruit, biscuits, water, tea and coffee, all beautifully presented, along with nice toiletries and a very powerful shower over the bath and lots of information (books and leaflets) about the surrounding area.

Neither the room or the bathroom are spacious, and I did not expect them to be, and this is part of the charm of the place.

We had really excellent meals - dinner on both of the nights we stayed and superb breakfasts too and felt extremely well looked after by both the restaurant staff and the hotel owners. Their attentiveness was not overbearing and seemed genuine and not "corporate".

To give a true picture I feel I have to point out things which could be improved, and it is hard to do. The room itself was very clean but the bathroom door and paintwork (and the restaurant toilet door) could be cleaner. And, (clutching at straws trying to find negatives!) the milk for use in the room was past its use by date.

There are a few parking spaces across the road from the B&B if you are lucky enough to get one, but there is a car park less than 5 minutes walk away.

Painswick is a fantastic setting and a good location to explore the Cotswolds. We visited the Rococo Gardens (a bit pricey for the time we spent there) and climbed the Beacon to see the stunning views. We had drinks after dinner at The Falcon which is across the road from St Michael's and again were made to feel very welcome and had a great evening chatting to the locals. We also had a late light lunch at Olivas in the village which was delicious; amazing lemonade and yummy scones.

We had a great time and would return.

Room Tip: Do not expect big rooms - and there are low ceilings, so watch your heads. All part of the charm. Fa...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed for one night towards the end of December.
Our room (the Indian Room) was clean and comfortable, with lovely views over the church yard across the road. Noise from the plumbing in the adjacent room was quite bad.
Although the food in the restaurant downstairs was both plentifull and cheap, we found the quality to be quite poor and lacking in taste. Breakfast was much better.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We spent three nights at St Michaels and had a wonderful time. Our room, the Art Deco room, was tastefully decorated and very comfortable, with a wonderful thick duvet and nice linens. The bathroom it should be noted is quite small, but comes stocked with a good shower and a nice selection of toiletries. The room has a terrific tea service (leaf tea! a proper tea pot and cafetiere!) and a complimentary fruit bowl. The views look out over the village church. We enjoyed the bells, and never found them intrusive at all.

The breakfast is sensational. I want to take every B&B owner in Britain, show them this breakfast, and say 'This! This is what we want!' Excellent, fresh, local ingredients cooked simply and served cheerfully. The croissants are flaky and soft, the juice tastes of fruit, the cereals and yoghurt are waiting on a table, and there's no shortage of tea.

Room Tip: The Art Deco and Indian rooms face the church. The Art Deco room is a bit smaller than the Indian ro...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barwon Heads, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Friendly, old world accommodation. But the the first room we stayed in (Indian room) was very noisy with people walking around upstairs. We moved to Rococco room, while small was quiet. The breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We stayed in the Indian room.

Other reviews have commented on disturbed sleep due to the dog, church bells, and light. During our 3 day stay we only saw the dog once, and if it barked at all then that was far from us - it certainly doesn't have the run of the house. You can hear the church bells during the night, but they are quiet and certainly didn't disturb our sleep. There is now a very heavy curtain in the room that completely blocks out any light from outside (not that there is much in any case) to the extent that the room is completely dark with them drawn even in the morning!

The complaints regarding the noise from the Art Deco bathroom are justified though. The bathroom seems to extend into the Indian room and is divided by a partition wall just behind the head of the Indian room's bed. Both the bath and the extractor fan are extremely audible and would be very disturbing if used late at night. We were lucky - our neighbours made little little use of the bathroom in the evenings and the infrequent noise of the bath barely bothered us at all. This certainly didn't spoil our stay.

Otherwise our stay was wonderful. The room itself is gorgeous, Matt and Magda are charming, and the breakfast was excellent. The view from the room is fantastic. The restaurant looked extremely good, but had no vegetarian options whilst we were staying so we didn't get to try it out. We did eat at the Falcon (2 mins walk) and that was excellent.

I would certainly stay again, although I would be hesitant to book the Indian room only because of the bathroom situation.

Room Tip: Indian and Art Deco rooms have a wonderful view of the churchyard. Indian room is right next to ano...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about St. Michaels Restaurant and B&B

Address: Victoria Street, Painswick GL6 6QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Cotswolds > Painswick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Painswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Michaels Restaurant and B&B 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully located family run restaurant with rooms in the heart of the acclaimed Cotswolds, we are close to the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham with its colonnaded high street of top name shops and famous racecourse, though still rural enough to enjoy the many walking paths and bridal ways of this lovely county. ... more   less 
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