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“Nice place but definitely room for improvement”
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The Frogmill Inn
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at the frogmill this week for our visit to Cheltenham races. Our room was in the main hotel and was cold on our arrival. It was a nice big room but had a tiny heater at one side and only a towel rail in the bathroom. We did get the room to warm up but the bathroom was freezing. I know it must be hard with a very old building and old metal single glazed windows but hotels must keep guests comfortable. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was fantastic. We had an evening meal and it was good. Again the restaurant was cold and it doesn't help you to relax or want to stay. It was exceptionally cold outside with a windchill of -12c but we do live in the uk so this needs to be accounted for.

Room Tip: I didn't see the annexe but these rooms looked more modern. Our room was at the front and you di...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Just checked in and even though I booked nearly a year ago. I was given a room in the attics where you would have to limbo to get into bed. Moved to a larger room with broken blind in the bathroom. A shower cubicle stand but no shower and very dated furniture. Very disappointed but what can I do. The staff seem very nice but what can you do if they obviously don't have the rooms they advertise. Book with caution and come with an open mind and fingers crossed you get a nice room. Good luck

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed here over a weekend and although staff were friendly enough service generally was very slow. We were initially checked in to a room in the annex but after asking the guy who checked us in if a) there was a room free in the main hotel and b) details of their cancelation policy and my reply to his "is there something wrong with your room?" being "that if god wanted to give the hotel an enema he would use room 30!" The guy kept a straight face and offered us the only room left in the main hotel (the bridal suite) which was absolutely lovely and a great bonus. My review rating has been based on this room.

The food in the restaurant was very good, as you would expect from a Marco Pierre White establishment, however the slow service let them down. We have stayed on a number of occasions in another MPW hotel, the Angel, in Lavenham and the service there was first class. The Frogmill would benefit from someone overseeing the service element similar to they do at the Angel. One member of staff tried very hard to keep everyone happy but the rest of the staff seemed to treat guests as a bit of a hindrance.

On the first night we waited over twenty minutes between the starter and the main course and on the second night we gave up on the dessert totally.

Some good management presence could easily get this hotel on track.

Room Tip: Avoid the annexes and insist on main hotel
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Had the pleasure of stopping here overnight, and thought I would stay basic for Dinner and just have Fish and Chips, great idea it was perfect, was served in a reasonable time, staff were all very pleasant, simply could not fault anything, Followed this with a bread and butter pudding that was of an equal high standard. Had a pleasant stay in a room that was massive in comparison to modern hotel rooms and was very clean and well presented. The icing on the cake had to be the breakfast, I have long been an admirer of Malmaison breakfasts but if anything this was in fact better. Once again very quick and pleasant service but the full English breakfast was great. The sausage and bacon had a great flavour compared to the usual bland breakfasts served up in hotels these days. In short I was very impressed with this lovely refurbished old building. I would strongly recommend. I am told it is also a very popular wedding venue.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visited the Frogmill today, on a Living Social deal, the choice was known well in advance (it takes all but a few minutes to cook mussels). Drinks arrived promptly, the rest of the meal took a very long time to come to the table, when it did, it was extremely good. Restuarant was very cold and waitress service was below standard in minor ways.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Short break between Christmas and New Year. This was great value as it included breakfast and dinner. Very adeqate menu and althoug the service was a little slow the food was worth waiting for and with such lovely ambience we weren't gluing anywhere anyway. Helpful staff.Courtyard rooms are worth the extra.Huge!!only slight Criticism is the lack of light in lounges to read by! Overall would definitely return

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Apart from the initial booking mistake!
We booked this hotel because it's a lovely old building and we specifically booked the family room in the older main building (Main Hotel Family Room). We wanted the kids to experience the lovely atmosphere of a very old building with exposed beams and period detail. We booked and paid for the room in early October for December 31st, our booking conformation stated we had the "Main Hotel Family Room", however when we arrived we were told that this room was already occupied! We were offered the "Courtyard Family Room" and a slight price reduction as a measure of compensation. From the name you might guess this room is not in the main building but a newer outbuilding. At the time we were "very" disappointed, as we were expecting an "ohm-bee-YONS" that the newer room lacked!
Retrospectively the new room was a fantastic family room and once settled in we had a fantastic stay at this hotel. The main building is gorgeous and the surroundings similar. The bar area has a lovely open fire and a good selection or real beer at the bar! Very unusual in hotels, which normally default to John Smiths!
Despite the incomprehensible booking mistake! I would definitely recommend this hotel. If you have your eye on a specific room you may wish to repeatedly check it's still booked to you and confirm you are coming just to be on the safe side!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Shipton Oliffe | Anderoversford, Shipton Oliffe GL54 4HT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Shipton Oliffe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Shipton Oliffe
Price Range: $65 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Frogmill Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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