Easy to find being loacted on a main road, the hotel has a large free car park but is loacted rather in the middle of nowhere, not really possible to walk anywhere, but if you have come by car like we did this would not be a problem. It is well located for a short drive to local towns and attractions though.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the recpetion area and bar nicely decorated. Not the hotels fault but the bar prices were very expensive at £3.90 a pint! The food was really good. Nice quality with good portions and a varied selection of specials. The service was good with friendly waiting staff being kept very busy. Breakfast was also very good.
Our room though was rather tired. The matress must have been very old as most of the springs seem to have given up and had been wrapped in a blanket (which didnt make any difference) so was very uncomfortable. Also the shower had a constant leak and would not turn off properly drip drip dripping all day and night, this was not a problem as we just kept the bathroom door shut so it didn't anoy us. Otherwise the room was as expected and quiet, a reasonable size and clean (apart from the mold around the bath) with a good tv and tea and coffee making facilities.
Evening entertainment was put on, but we did not attend so can not comment.
With a Shearings break you don't pay much and so this hotel is good value for money with good food and staff. The room issues are not worthy of asking to change rooms as it something we could put up with for what we had paid. Overall the hotel was what I was expecting and yes I would stay here again at the right price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the outskirts of the historic town of Berkeley, on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Prince of Wales Hotel is a former public house built 150 years ago. Full of character and maintaining some original features, this hotel is south of Gloucester and just a short drive to the small local towns of Dursley and Stroud. The hotel has a pleasant restaurant opening onto pretty gardens and a patio area. The Prince’s Bar and reception were recently refurbished creating a warm and welcoming environment. You can enjoy the extensive bar menu at lunchtimes and evenings as well as wonderful local ales. The Prince of Wales Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds and the many other attractions that this part of the country has to offer. ... more less