We booked the Dormy House for my mother's 80th Birthday celebrations. The website promised a lot, but then they always do. In the case of this hotel, though they delivered in full on that promise. We wanted something special and we got it.
I will start with the one small downside, then move on. The hotel is some way away from the village of Broadway, it is truly a "Country House Hotel". If you want to pop into Broadway, then you are going to need the car. It does mean though, that you get more peace and quiet.
There were 7 in our party, occupying 4 rooms (numbers 1, 2, 16 and 17). All of the rooms were spotlessly clean, supremely comfortable and came with all the whistles and bells that you could possibly need. Nobody heard any noise at night, though we might have disturbed one or two when we retired (apologies, if we did).
The staff in the reception, restaurant and bar areas could not have been helpful or more pleasant. We couldn't fault a single one of them.
The quality of food in the restaurant was the best that I have eaten in a long, long time. Between the seven of us, we tried a fair bit of the menu (there was plenty to choose from - in fact choosing was our one and only problem). Not one dish that any of us ordered, disappointed. A couple of years ago, my wife and I stayed at the Michelin-starred Lords of the Manor which is just down the road from the Dormy. The atmosphere at the Dormy is better, the staff friendlier and the food (at least in my opinion) was equally as good. There is a really extensive wine list to go with food too. Breakfast was as good as you are going to get anywhere.
OK, so it is'nt cheap. But you know the price when you book. Is it good value for the money? I would say an unequivocal "yes".
If you have a special occasion to celebrate, then I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Heart of the Cotswolds The Dormy is a much-loved country-house hotel with new luxury spa.The hotel has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. The converted 17th century farmhouse is steeped in tradition, with oak-panelled bars, roaring log fires and a two-rosette dining room. Visitors are perfectly placed for the Regency terraces of Cheltenham, the theatre of Stratford-upon-Avon and some of the prettiest gardens and villages of the Cotswolds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dormy Hotel Broadway