Coombe Abbey is a very unusual hotel. I have never been in a hotel before where you are surrounded by the history of the original abbey.
It was dark in most areas and whilst this was strange to start with, you get used to it, it's the style.
It was a wonderful break from the daily work and we were able to escape completely.
It was expensive. We bought a discounted voucher from group on. With this we stayed two nights and had breakfast and evening meal both nights. We paid to upgrade to a feature room as we wanted a bigger room. Had a newspaper and the total,cost for the two days came to £430
Worth it I guess for a treat.
The standard room was fine if you aren't planning on spending time sitting around room reading, chilling etc. all the rooms were lovely, we looked at three.
Reception and restaurant staff friendly and helpful.
We missed afternoon tea by ten minutes but the lady said we could order tea and biscuits from the bar and they would bring it to the terrace ( we wanted to sit on the west wing overlooking the garden)
They brought us tea out and set up a parasol etc, very personal service.
I agree with a previous reviewer, there isn't a central place to sit after eating etc, however the attraction is going into the hotel and finding a nook somewhere to sit.i liked this.
The rooms could have been cleaner around the edges, particularly the bathrooms and I would prefer a duvet to a blanket. They weren't dirty just not 'polished' which is what you expect when paying the prices.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful.
Formal flower garden, ornamental trees, even some redwoods!
You could walk for hours, it was absolutely beautiful.
Food was nice, expensive but worth not having to go out. We had the set menu which was £34 each. Wine prices were reasonable. The restaurant gets booked it by nn residents and they keep tables for residents. I was there when someone got turned away as they were full, and I was then able to book for the evening, so it's good they acknowledge residents first.
All in all I would recommend this hotel and thought it was beautiful. In fact I am going back for new year but hoping as its a event the quality won't be reduced because its mass catering or anything. We had no queues and I wouldn't expect any paying those prices.
I don't think it's a hotel for children.
Would love it to have a swimming pool on site.
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- Also Known As:
- Coombe Abbey Coventry
- Hotel Coombe Abbey