"Great place but starting to feel too corporate"
Stayed here before and loved every minute. It felt really special. This time it felt very impersonal and as such a little disappointing ....no individualized effort made. Would be nice if hotel staff was a little more friendly. Restaurant staff were lovely though. Would come back again for sure but hope staff can take to heart the importance of welcoming […] and smiles etc. home was closed for season which was also a shame! Still recommend! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Extremely comfortable stay in glorious location"
Bowood Hall is by far the nicest place I've stayed while travelling. The location is beautiful and the rooms comfortable and spacious. Equally tempting breakfast and good food in the evening. My only gripe was a lack of mobile phone reception - which is understandable due to location and probably desirable for those seeking a retreat from it all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in beautiful surroundings."
We stayed in this hotel for 1 night for our anniversary, room was lovely, really relaxing & felt very luxurious. We had treatments in spa which were great. The food was good although the bar menu could of had a few more options. Will defiantly book again. Would of loved to be able to walk around the grounds of the house but we're closed until March […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"very good hotel"
We liked all aspects of the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Possible best hotel in UK"
As an IT consultant I stay in many hotels in the UK and more often than not I'm disappointed with the hotel I'm staying at- however this hotel was almost flawless, I had a great room, the food was excellent and the staff were curteous, polite and extremely helpful. Would recommend 100%. If I were to change one thing, I would add Steak to the in-room […] menu but it's still one of the, if not the, best hotel I've ever stayed in the UK Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful grounds, comfy room and great pool."
Lovely room, v comfy and beautiful bathroom. I was staying on business so this was a treat. I managed to squeeze in a swim, jacuzzi, sauna and steam, the aromatherapy shower was great. Unfortunately I had to be up for a meeting v early and didn't properly get to enjoy the stay. I'll be back.....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice setting and staff, parking not the best and food in hotel expensive. Swimming pool/spa looked good but had no chance to use it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"huge standard room"
Real coffee lovely biscuits and that was just in the room! all the fine touches in beautiful surroundings.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Couldnt fault my stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Truly beyond outstanding!"
As a regular business traveller I spend many nights in many hotels each and every week. I can honestly say that this hotel is one of the very best I've experienced... Ever! Quality of the hotel itself is exceptional, rooms are beautiful, well appointed, comfortable and luxurious. The bathrooms were equally outstanding, spacious and with a huge walk […] in s shower. The restaurant was quiet on my visit and the A La Carte menu was comprehensive and had a mouth-watering selection of interesting dishes. The food was absolutely top-notch, quality, flavour and inventiveness were all there! On top of all of this though was the absolutely outstanding service given by absolutely every member of the hotel team I came into contact with. Ever so helpful, friendly and above all efficient in their duties. I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone! I did not use the Spa facilities this time, but if they are anywhere near as good the rest of the hotel that can only add to a very special evening or weekend. I will certainly return for another visit, this time with my family. Don't hesitate, book this hotel with confidence, you won't be disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Shower to die for, clean crisp sheets and comfortable pillow. Breakfast was wonderful. Shame Bowood house was closed for winter, but some lovely pubs and villages surround this hotel. as well as the golf course.!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
very well run hotel with good amenities. the dinner menu could be a little more varied. not everybody eats meat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I am being picky, but given the cost, I think it's the right thing to do. Starting with 100 points.. Deduct 1pt for chipped cup when serving breakfast, 1pt for only serving one rasher of bacon, 1pt for the bacon being tough, 1pt for the plate being cold. The room was contemporary (in fact the whole hotel had a very contempoary feel, lots of neutral […] colurs) and well furnished, flat screen tv, well appointed large bathroom, bathroom robes. high thread count bedsheets. The gym was well appointed, with new and well manitained cardio machines and free weights. This was in anew wing of the hotel. Floor to ceiling glass. You could see the golf course as you ran on the treadmill. Very theraputic. Did not get chance to try spa (will book a massage in advance next time). The barman was friendly and pleasure to chat with after a hard nights partying. Just driving through the arched gateway gave you a sense of luxury and the entrance to the hotel was equally impressive. If you like luxury and you can afford it, well worth staying Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a great time. The hotel is set in lovely grounds. I asked for champagne in the room which was a reasonable price and good too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful romantic getaway"
Gorgeous hotel and fantastic staff. Spa was good and they allow access on both your arrival day & your departure day. Very accommodating staff, extremely helpful & friendly. Room was stunning very spacious beautiful muted colour scheme. They think of all the little thingsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK, but over-rated"
Carpets stains on bedroom carpet, loose fittings in bedroom, cobwebs on bedroom windows! Hotel staff - very offish, Hotel Facilities - pretty good overall Hotel restaurants - expensive and limited choice, but not bad tastingGenuine Expedia guest review
WOW! Room was amazing and all the the little extras made it extra special. Would have liked to have been asked if we wanted to see the facilities or even here about them. Dinner in the brasseries was great, felt it lacked a bit of atmosphere and wasn't in tune with the rest of the hotel. Will recommend and intend to go again. Overall great overnight […] stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overnight stay - will definitely go back"
Everything about our stay was outstanding from the initial drive up to the hotel, check in staff, room, spa, evening meal and breakfast - all spot on! I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in an unspoilt part of the country.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We chose Bowood for a wedding anniversary break and stayed for two nights - a Thursday and Friday. The hotel and spa and the grounds surrounding are all beautifully maintained. The spa facilities are outstanding and luxurious and despite the hotel being full on Friday night, we were able to have time in the pool to ourselves on the saturday morning […] before breakfast. The only one slight disappointment was that we could hear the people in the next door room talking late at night but other than that we had a wonderful time and would definitely stay there again. Very handy for visiting Bath and Bristol. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great Present!"
I took my partner here for her Birthday and she had a gret time. Will certainly be going back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fint Golf hotel. Beliggende 12 Pund (taxi) fra sentrum, og nære industrionrådene også. Fit, men ikke spennende.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
En rigtig dejlig oplevelse. God service og meget venlig personale. Beliggenheden i en park med flot indkørsel til hotellet var en dejlig oplevelse. Dejlig golfbane. Kommer sikkert tilbage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel bello ma con personale poco professionale"
Servizio assolutamente non all'altezza della bellezza e della location della strutturaGenuine Expedia guest review
"A lovely weekend break"
01/29/15 rosegw835 Ledbury
We booked a winter weekend golf break at Bowood Park. The hotel is in a lovely setting. It is tastefully decorated, the rooms are contemporary and unfussy, but well equipped. The golf was good, if a little challenging- great for bunker practice!! We enjoyed a swim and steam in the peaceful Spa. The food was excellent. A real find in Wiltshire....
"80th Birthday Treat"
01/28/15 partyleader Wales uk
Three daughters treated mum to spa break for her 80th birthday. Hotel were very accommodating and gave her a room upgrade and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival. We had a good deal and Fridays dinner was in the price, some of us were a little disappointed with our meals but steak and chips (for a supplement) was good! Rooms and beds were lovely and breakfast was delicious. Pool and spa were very busy, our one treatment each was included in the deal as was our 'light lunch'. As we had eaten a large breakfast the spa manager suggested that we take this later on, it was eventually decided that we would have it for our evening meal in the library, which was a brilliant idea! Our second night was on a bed and breakfast rate. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and felt we had a good deal. Only complaint is that wine is very expensive and some barmen charge 60p for lemonade in spirits. Most staff were helpful especially on reception, in the spa, and an amusing tall bar man!
"Great golf, spa, foodie birthday break!"
01/27/15 Hamble_Cliff Southampton, United Kingdom
Fab from start to finish - the only thing that could have been better was my golf and even I can't blame the hotel for that! Outstanding service, the massage after the first round revived my ageing, aching bones, and the food was outstanding. What more could we ask for in a good value package? We're talking to friends about a bigger group next time...
"Splendid night away.."
What a lovely place. We are not golf enthusiasts, nor did we manage to utilise the spa. But we had a terrific lunch and an even better dinner. Beautiful room, helpful and chatty staff, lovely views, good beer, tastiest food in Wiltshire no doubt, and a library that I would happily spend an entire week in. Special thanks to my wine ninja, Chris, at the bar...
"Hotel vs Spa"
01/24/15 Brooksidebrixham Brixham, United Kingdom
We received this break as a Xmas present that included one nights stay with dinner & breakfast. We decided to book some treatments in the spa ourselves which we really enjoyed. The spa as a whole experience was faultless from the light lunch to the treatments and spa facilities. Our room ok but was missing some items that i would have expected here like a fridge in the room, fresh milk. We only had one dressing gown in our room and had to ask for another one. Our bathroom was very dusty you could clearly see where the cleaning staff were not dusting like in the grove around the sink and the area under the sink, even the wall was dusty. Our evening started in the bar ordering a bottle of champagne Chris the barman looked after us very well bringing the champagne in an ice bucket to our table. Chris also moved this to our table when we were due to take our seats in the restaurant, at the end of our evening Chris even remembered our names which was nice. The evening meal was good but the service was poor, our starters turned up and found ourselves having to ask for forks as none had been laid out on the table. When our main meals arrived my wife had spaghetti but was given no spoon so again had to ask for one. I had a steak but the peppercorn sauce did not turn up with the meal and had to wait 5min. The staff seemed bored so was chatting more amongst themselves than looking after the guests. So over all the spa is great but the hotel could go some way to improve things. Would we go again yes for the spa but would eat out at one of the local pubs down the road.
01/23/15 Huw J Malmesbury, United Kingdom
From the moment we arrived for our two day annual strategy meeting we were made to feel welcome. Everyone seemed to know we were part of the Proposito party wherever we went in the hotel and the facilities were simply fantastic.
"Great country hotel and spa"
Booked Bowood Hotel for a one night relaxation getaway. We were not disappointed. The hotel is immaculate and rooms a reasonable size with lots of lovely finishing touches. Afternoon tea in the library was great although I did feel there could be a slightly better cake selection but the scones were absolutely delicious! Great hotel and spa and would highly recommend. Sadly didn't get to explore Bowood House as it was closed but great excuse to go back!
"Good for Bath"
01/20/15 Blake30 Reading, United Kingdom
Had 2 nights here as hotels in Bath were hard to come by that weekend. Very clean, well laid out, with good bar, breakfast and swimming pool. Room was a middle ranking one, not basic but not a suite. Again very clean and comfortable, with a view of the golf course and small balcony. Quitye small but we were only here for 2 nights so perfectly adequate. Taxi to Chippenham station was c.£15 and the train to Bath regular, 10 minutes. Beware that last train back is quite early (pre 2300) and taxi needs to be booked rom Chippenham station at that tiem of night or else you will queue for a long time... Overall a very good hotel with good facilities (if a slightly incongruous appearance), polite and friendly staff and well priced....particularly when considering the "smart" hotels in Bath were charging £1500+ for the same two nights..??!!!
01/19/15 rugbyclown HAMPSHIRE
Stayed 2 nights for a Spa and Golf break. Welcome was friendly, nice reception. Our room was ready even though it was only 11.00 which was nice. After a while we realised there was a small child in the room next to us, as we had gone for a RELAXING break I did not want to be woken in the middle of the night with potential noise (I don't dislike children it's just mine are grown up and don't want to tolerate other people's) I asked reception if we could move which we did with no problem at all. Rooms are lovely and clean with everything you need, my only criticism would be the toiletries are a bit sub standard, the shampoo and conditioner were not great. The breakfast was lovely, lots to choose from and tasty. The evening meal was also very good if not a bit rushed, as soon as our starter went back the main course came out, I've noticed a lot of places doing that lately and I'm not a fan, the restaurant was very quiet, the staff were friendly and efficient. I agree with some of the other reviews that stated the menu did not change from night to night so limited our choice slightly, but on the whole everything we had was very tasty. I went to the Spa which was lovely and friendly, I had a massage from a lovely lady called Becky and a manicure. Sadly I don't have the body of Elle McPhearson but did not feel at all uncomfortable in the Spa. Thanks to Becky for making me feel relaxed and comfortable. My Husband enjoyed the golf, we did have lunch at the golf course and came across the only grumpy member of staff in there, girl behind the bar, miserable. On the whole really nice stay and would definately go back.
"A saved mini-moon!"
01/13/15 Katy D Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
We had our mini-moon very nearly ruined by another hotel not too far away and rang Bowood on the off-chance that they could save the day. They managed to, and some! We have stayed with them before and knew it'd be a safe bet. Only wish we'd booked our mini-moon with Bowood in the first place. As they say, better the devil you know! We stayed in the Lansdowne Suite which was incredible. We were greeted with a bootle of Prosecco in the room which was a really special touch. The food was delicious and the service was personal. The only down side was that one waiter had clearly just smoked a cigarette before he served us our food and he emptied a lungful of smoke on us as he placed our plates. A small issue but a point that we ought to have raised. We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at Bowood and made use of the pool and spa and enjoyed a long walk into Calne one day. Thank you Bowood - we'll be back!!!
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