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“Keeping History Alive!” 5 of 5 stars
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Coombe Abbey Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brinklow Rd | Binley, Coventry CV3 2AB, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Keeping History Alive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I stayed at Coombe Abbey as part of a hen weekend and we had a fabulous time, from lunch in a private room, to the Medieval Banquet and the actual accommodation it was all excellent. We were extremely well looked after and the staff are amazing. With weddings, parties and random people dressed up as Medieval Kings and Queens it really has it all going on!
It is rare to find a place which is steeped in history and a beautiful setting that offers such 'fun' many of these buildings are stuffy in both appearance and staffing and it is great to be able to go somewhere beautiful, let your hair down and be looked after. Thank you Coombe Abbey!

Room Tip: We were in the new building which is still beautifully decorated, but good for a quiet night's s...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Good evening and very many thanks, for taking the time to write such a positive review, following your recent stay, here at Coombe Abbey.
I was delighted to hear that you had chosen Coombe Abbey, as the venue to celebrate your friends " hen do " and will of course pass your extremely kind words, on to th team here at the hotel. We are pleased to have been able to play a small part, in such an important occasion for the forthcoming bride.

Warmest regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I planned a suprise birthday party for my wife and 16 guests at one of Coombe Abbeys' Mediaeval Banquets on a mild Saturday night, and wow we were not disappointed. The entertainment was fab, the 3 course meal was excellent (remember you eat with your fingers) and the general atmosphere is great. I did not book our own party, but was on our own table with a few other guests (about 100 in all) on their tables. The food consisted of a starter of ribs (superb), followed by chicken and jacket potato and salad, then Apple crumble for dessert. The whole party enjoyed the food immensely, and the staff serving were great...esp when putting on the bibs! All topped of with mead and wine and a jolly sing song and some mediaeval frivolities, paved the way for a great dining experience that I would highly recommend. I must say though, I would also say it is a must for dressing up. The disco after was a nice end to the evening too with a few local ales on tap at the bar. The Abbey hotel itself is lovely. plenty of parking, the grounds are beautifully done, and the hotel inside is an experience to behold. The decor throughout is wonderful, and the rooms are superb, clean, and very original. Breakfast is plentiful....although after the mead, wine and ales, I could only manage a little. Overall, not one of my guests had anything bad to say about the place, they enjoyed the evening and would return to repeat the event (if my wife is kind enough to turn 40 again)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Good evening
I would firstly like to take this opportunity, of conveying my appreciation, for taking the time to write such a glowing review, following your recent stay here at Coombe Abbey.
i was delighted to hear that you had chosen Coombe Abbey and the Medieval Banquet in particular, as a venue to celebrate your wife's birthday. I will of course pass on your extremely kind comments, to the team here at the hotel.
Should your wife somehow manage to have the opportunity of celebrating her 40th birthday for a second time, please do not hesitate to contact me personally and I will ensure a sizeable reduction on a fututre event !!

Kindest regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have stayed one night in February in the feature room with the bathroom hidden behind the bookcase. This stay was an unforgetable experience!!! Very impressive hotel, wherever we looked wherever we went, it was just amazing and we were transported back 500 years. We enjoyed every minute in this castle and will never forget.

Room Tip: Room no. 140 with bathroom hidden behind the bookcase
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Good evening and many thanks, for posting such a kind review, following your recent stay here at Coombe Abbey.
I was extremely pleased, to hear that you had an ejoyable stay and look forward to having the opportunity, of welcoming you back to the hotel, at some point in the future.

Kindest regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Our second stay here and once again we were not disappointed , absolutely beautiful building, full of character! The room was lovely and the evening meal superb!! I cannot fault ït... The whole experience made my 50th birthday extra special!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Good afternoon and very many thanks, for taking the time to write a review, following your recent stay here at Coombe Abbey, to celebrate your 50th birthday.
I was delighted to hear, that you had a thoroughly enjoyable time with us and look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back, at some point in the future.

Kindest regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have just returned from a Friday night spent at Coombe Abbey. Have been before but stayed in the Princess Elizabeth room this time and would thoroughly recommend it, if you want the feeling of stepping back in time. The room was lovely; with fresh fruit and an aperitif waiting for us. The bathroom was accessed by a small staircase in the corner of the room and was in keeping with the surroundings. We ate in the restaurant and were met and served throughout with friendliness and efficiency. The food was faultless, as was the setting. We enjoyed a stroll through the gardens before breakfast: a choice of continental or traditional, and again were served with friendliness and efficiency. We came home feeling totally relaxed and refreshed, and ready to do it all over again.

Room Tip: The Princess Elizabeth Room is great if you want a little something extra.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Good morning and very many thanks, for taking the time, to write such an extremely kind review, following your recent stay, here at Coombe Abbey.
I was delighted to hear that you had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay. I will of course pass on your comments, to the team here at the hotel.
I very much look forward to having the opportunity, of welcoming you back to Coombe Abbey, at some point in the future.

Kindest regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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London
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43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Coombe Abbey is a very impressive hotel. A great 'Wow factor' as you walk in. Reception was very efficient. There are lots of things to see as you walk around the hotel.

The rooms were a bit dated for us, but other people may love the decor. The bathroom could do with an update, but it wasn't too bad. The bed was on the small side.

Getting served in the evening was a bit hit and miss - not geared up for the amount of people there? - a coffee took 20 minutes to arrive after being told it would be with us in less than 5 minutes.

Breakfast was OK, but less choice than similar hotels with the same rating.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Good afternoon and very many thanks, for taking the time to post such a constructive review, following your recent stay, here at Coombe Abbey.
Please accept my apologies, if you felt your room was a little dated, for your personal preference. However, for your information, in addition to the rooms in the main house, we do in fact have 40 rooms at the rear of the hotel, which were added only six years ago. Although they are decorated in a similar style as the main house rooms, they obviously have the benefit of modern technology, plumbing, air conditioning etc.
I would very much like to have the opportunity, of welcoming you back to Coombe Abbey, at some point in the future and would suggest that if you do so, you sample one of our newer rooms located in Park Priory.

Kind regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I held a party for around 100 friends just before Christmas. This is obviously a busy time for any venue. Coombe Abbey had probably two or three other events all going on at the same time. It really had the potential to go very wrong.
It Didn't.
The staff were exemplary, ushering lost guests to where they needed to be and even collecting randomly scattered gifts and taking them to my room all with the minimum of fuss.
I'd booked the Medieval banquet for the evening followed by a disco in an adjoining room. All very medieval and authentic (not the music) I'd warned guests not to expect too much from the food as it was all part of the Medieval experience and not meant to be fine dining. I needn't have worried. Despite having to eat with a dagger and fingers it was really very good and certainly plentiful.
The rooms were exactly as you would expect from an hotel with the USP of an ancient Abbey and the public areas just oozed character especially at Christmas with all the decorations.
I couldn't have asked for a better party and I'm sure it will long be remembered by everyone present.
Thanks to everyone at Coombe Abbey.

Room Tip: Worth paying the upgrade for a better room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Ron T, General Manager at Coombe Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Good evening and very many thanks for taking the time, to write such a glowing review, following your recent stay, here at Coombe Abbey.
I was delighted to hear that both yourself and your guests, had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and will of course, pass on your extremely kind words, to the team here at the hotel.
I very much look forward to having the opportunity, of welcoming you back to Coombe Abbey, at some point in the future.

Kindest regards

Ron Terry
General Manager
Coombe Abbey
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Address: Brinklow Rd | Binley, Coventry CV3 2AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Coventry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Coventry
#1 Romantic Hotel in Coventry
#2 Business Hotel in Coventry
#5 Family Hotel in Coventry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Coombe Abbey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 119
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