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Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue
Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2AL, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Kenilworth
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
“A wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I was attending a wedding, and had booked my accommodation four months in advance, only to find that I could have received a substantial reduction if it had been part of the block booking, the staff could not have been more helpful in changing the details. I was concerned that as I had booked a single room, that it would resemble a cubby hole, but it appeared to be a double bedroom, just with half the number of towels etc. Being disabled, I had asked for a ground floor bedroom, there was a shallow step outside and one inside to negotiate, but this was not a problem, I was given the second room on the corridor of a modern accommodation block, facing onto a pleasant quadrangle which was being used as an overflow car park, but I could not hear any noises at all, so perhaps the owners of the few vehicles closed the doors quietly.

The car park is huge in a picturesque setting amongst mature trees and in extensive grounds, and is convenient for all the buildings.

The staff were extremely helpful and cheerful, they made us feel that the success of the wedding was their goal, and everything went so smoothly. The food of was high quality (I can recommend the medallions of steak, which were so tender that they could have been cut using a plastic spoon). It would be an understatement to say that the buffet style breakfast was comprehensive! It was rapidly replenished, so was fresh and hot.

The weekend was warm and sunny, which made the provision of comfortable outdoor seating very welcome, so we enjoyed watching the numerous rabbits scuttling on the lawns in and out of the trees.

Other reviewers have have described the various facilities available, but the giant Jenga and Connect Four proved to be very popular, as did the boules and pitch and putt.

I would certainly recommend the Woodside as a wedding venue, the grounds are ideal for photography and the gentleman who helped the wedding couple advised on, rather than dictated the arrangements, and nothing was too much trouble. The room set out for the wedding breakfast was tastefully, but gloriously decorated, and as previously mentioned, the food was excellent.

Room Tip: I slept in room 20, and it was large for a single, well appointed (the free bottle of water was a ni...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review following your recent stay at Woodside. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed our facilities and our standard of customer service during your stay and the wedding that you attended was enjoyable also .
We do hope that you can visit us again in the future weather it be for business or pleasure. If you are visiting the Warwickshire area.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed over the weekend to attend a wedding. Weekend (2 night) wedding guest B&B rate was £140 for a double room with an extra £20 for the extra z-bed for my son. The room was in the modern block adjacent to the main building and was spotless, smart and comfortable and with some nice touches (like free bottled water) but without the character of the main building which houses only the function/dining rooms. The swimming pool was small but not tiny - with a single unisex changing area with cubicle for changing. There was also is a sauna/steam room and fitness room which we did not use and a pitch and putt course. The wedding was very well managed, the food was excellent and the hotel staff were, without fail, friendly and attentive. It was a lovely stay and we would certainly consider staying there again as the hotel is very convenient for the lovely Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and even Stratford upon Avon is not too far.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you for your positive review following your recent stay with us at Woodside. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed the standard of facilities and customer service that you received during the wedding and the rest of your stay. We do hope that you can visit us again in the future or when in the Warwickshire area.As you quite rightly say we are the perfect location for visiting the local attractions in Warwickshire.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I went here over a weekend for my daughters wedding. Everything about the hotel was first class. The drinks are a bit expensive but that is the only down side. It's a great centre for touring the midlands

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for your review following your stay at woodside, we were so pleased to read that you felt that our facilities and the customer service that you experienced was first class. We do hope that you are able to visit us again in the near future weather it be for business or pleasure
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35 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The team at woodside where brilliant, it was not my wedding but they were really attentive to the detail, we had the whole place to ourselves on the Saturday night, rooms are quite expensive so I would leave it to book late and do it through late rooms for a better deal.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write this review following you recent stay at woodside to attend a wedding. we were pleased to read that you enjoyed our facilities and the level of customer service you received and hope that we can welcome you back in the near future.
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14 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed over the weekend and attended a wedding at the venue. First, I have to say that the service and the cleanliness is first rate. The staff here all seem to have a customer focused, will do atitude that is commendable.
The standard room is a modern block next to the manor house. The room was very clean and some nice touches include complimentary biscuits, tea, coffee, bottled water etc. Free wi-fi with a perfect signal is also 'on tap'. Rooms are not big but its perfectly fit for purpose, nice swimming pool, sauna and gym if you need to exercise or relax. Lovely grounds and pleasant views. I cannot understand why there is not rabbit stew on the menu, the grounds are full of bunnies grazing and they don't seem that bothered that humans are all around them!
Finally the food is of a very high quality, we stayed for a wedding and the meals were perfect. Breakfast is a feast, stock up for the day, there is more than enough to satisfy all palates. I would stay here again if in the area, there is nothing negative about this place.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write this review following your recent weekend stay with us at woodside . We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed our facilities and the standard of customer service that you received during your stay. I do hope that you can visit woodside again in the near future.
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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

if you are near Coventry seek out the Woodside in Kenilworth, a stunning location, great food, nice bar, good rooms, but the icing on the cake is the service, the staff all made us so welcome, nothing and I mean NOTHING was too much trouble, even when we hit the breakfast room 30 minutes after service had finished, we were fed, watered and looked after with true panache, thank you Woodside, see you soon

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write this review following your recent stay at woodside. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed the standard of customer service that we always strive to give our guests. and look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our facilities in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We only booked to eat in the restaurant to see what it was like. (We have booked our wedding at Woodside next year but did not tell them this on booking). As we walked up to the hotel a gentleman was there to greet us in. Checked in at reception for our table reservation, we were showed to the restaurant. We were well looked after by a number of waiters. Ordered food, came quickly, very good service and tasty food. 2 courses for £22.95 per person, not bad. All in all a nice evening and we are now looking forward to having our wedding there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JerryToth, General Manager at Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for your positive review following your recent visit to the orchard restaurant here at Woodside we were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and the service that you received
We look forward to welcome you back next year when you celebrate your wedding here at Woodside and would like to thank you for choosing us as your preferred venue
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Additional Information about Woodside, A Sundial Group Venue

Address: Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Kenilworth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Kenilworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant, original Edwardian country house in a beautiful Warwickshire setting, Woodside has, over the years, built up a special reputation for friendly service and attention to detail. Woodside is a residential conference venue with 74 superb bedrooms in a building adjacent to the main house which are perfect for a restful night's sleep. It is also available for bed & breakfast, weddings and other celebrations. Leisure includes an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna. ... more   less 
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