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“Frankie and Benny's it ain't -thank goodness”

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Cotswold Gateway Hotel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Burford
Certificate of Excellence
Watford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Frankie and Benny's it ain't -thank goodness”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Staff very friendly and food was good. Not the cheapest place around but you get what you pay for.
Went their for Sunday lunch. Cavery seem very popular but not my bag.
Very busy if you hadn't booked a table you weren't going to eat. Took a while for the starters to come and I was beging to think we were in for a long, long lunch but the rest of the meal followed on without delay.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed in the four poster room (pine one) and were very disappointed. The furniture was tired, the room was dusty and the carpet was stained. There was a very nice touch of fruit and wine to welcome us but that was the only positive. We stayed here 2 nights and the second evening we came back to the hotel and found that the door to our room wide open so anyone could walk in. We reported this at reception and it was dealt with as was the cleanliness but it should have been cleaned properly in the first place.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We arranged to stay at the Hotel and meet some friends. We took our old Labrador with us, and the Hotel looked after us brilliantly. We were allowed to check into our room at midday and having the dog with us was no problem. The room was warm, clean and comfortable.
We were allowed to take our dog into the bar which meant we could have a meal in the evening with our friends. They even brought a bowl of water for the dog to have a drink.
Shame more Hotels aren't like this.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Malvern
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stopped here for one night to break up a long journey. Based on a warning from a previous reviewer regarding possible noise from creaky floorboards, we decided to stay in the annex. The room was quite small but this reflected in the very reasonable price and since we weren't going to be spending much time in it, it was perfectly adequate.
The bar and lounge area have a nice cosy feel - reasonable range of beers and an acceptable selection of wines at sensible prices. Tried two different Chenin Blancs - both exhibited a good depth of flavour.
We ate in the main restaurant and both thought the food was ok rather than exceptional. Smoked salmon starter was fine but the stilton baked mushrooms were sadly lacking in any flavour. Conversely, the Moroccan Pork Ras el Hanout had bags of spicy flavour but the pork was so tough it was difficult to cut. Not sure the meat was actually cooked in the sauce? Steak burger proved ok and offered optional toppings - probably a safer bet for future visits. Folowing monring, breakfast has a good selection of hot/cold food served buffet style - not the best cooked breakfast we've had but it was included in the price so happy to accept it it.
So, would we stay here again - probably yes. The staff are nice & friendly, it's clean and many of the public areas have a lot of character. Decent size carpark adjacent to the hotel and it's proximity to the A40 make it a useful stopover.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Helston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have stayed many times for just one night whilst travelling across the country. It is always a relaxed, comfortable break with really friendly and welcoming staff. The rooms, sometimes large, sometimes on the small side but are always spotlessly clean and more than adequate. There is an extensive menu to please all tastes with interesting "specials". Like the hotel, the car park is excellent.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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cambridge u.k
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The cottwold gateway is a great place to stay, have stayed here many times while on business and it never disappoints. The owners and staff are all very friendly and professional, you can can see that they all have a real pride in the place. The food is very good and the rooms are always very clean. I have recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Deenethorpe
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I enquired directly by email with hotel since I could not find an online direct booking facility, without using agencies. Contacted immediately by hotel who gave a rundown on rooms and choices.
Very welcoming from all staff.
Room was large airy and clean. There was an additional single bed, so that the room could double as a family room. Furnishings a little dated but unblemished.
Bathroom was tired.
Issue with bathroom fan solved by hotel handyman within minutes.
Good basic meal selection which is common to the restaurant and bar. Restaurant lacks atmosphere compared with the large welcoming bar area.

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Property: Cotswold Gateway Hotel
Address: Cheltenham Road, Burford OX18 4HX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Burford
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Burford
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Hotel Class:4 star — Cotswold Gateway Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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