"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
"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
"Real 4 star hotel in quintessentially British surroundings"
12/21/14 A TripAdvisor Member
Lovely big room with spacious bathroom, beautiful surroundings and the library room was a delight to be at for my company's party. Really enjoyed the golf too! The real downside though was the mediocre food at the restaurant and a typical boring menu. Burgers on the second day were like bought from the supermarket.. Beside that it was a fantastic experience.
12/19/14 Jules0143 Hereford, United Kingdom
We stayed for one night wish it could have been longer. The room was well appointed very comfortable beds and a very impressive bathroom real touch of luxury.The standard of cleanness was very good.I have to mention the negative which is poor sound proofing so long as you don.t have anyone next door it is just about perfect.
"Good place to stay but not eat"
12/19/14 costas s London, United Kingdom
Place is nice and the staff were great, I did however find the Restaurant somewhat overpriced, and the breakfast was nothing to write home about, if the food was better priced and you improved on the breakfast, which to be honest was pretty poor I would be more inclined to push to at least 4 Stars possible even 5
12/16/14 ajw3 Bristol
Visited on a Sunday night Spa break with inclusive evening meal. The spa facilities are excellent, the hotel and the room were lovely, as was the breakfast. Let down a little by the uninviting inclusive evening meal in the rather chilly golf club brasserie, particularly as the log fire in the main hotel lounge looked so inviting.
"Dinner bed and breakfast"
12/09/14 martinkT622FH Swindon
We were delighted overall with our short stay. The minor points that follow are only included due to the cost of our visit. The "double" bed was two singles fixed together, you can always feel the gap. Sliced bread was used for the toast at breakfast. The pool felt a little cool and the chlorine level affected my eyes more than any other I can remember.
"A lovely day out !"
12/07/14 Lucy B Andover, United Kingdom
I took my daughter as a birthday treat for her, and we had a really great, relaxing day. We arrived at 9 and had the run of the facilities - gym, sauna, swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi and very comfortable pool loungers. We also had a neck, shoulders and back massage, and later a facial. I thought it was all very good value at £105 each. Included was also a glass of bubbly, lunch, cups of tea and a lovely platter of fruit. We truly felt very spoilt. The staff were really friendly, and although it was bitterly cold outside, we were always warm and cosy around the pool and in the jacuzzi. We'll come back !
"Lovely festive feeling!"
My visit here was unplanned with my baby and friend. Having checked that there was a bar rather than just restaurant, we were accommodated in the lounge near the log fire. The lounge was decorated lovely, several christmas trees and fireplace surround. The waitress was very efficient and nothing was too much trouble, baby food was kindly heated up and hot water provided in a jug. We eventually decided on afternoon tea which was very nice, my only minor observation was that the scones were not very plump and a little too well baked but overall a very nice offering for £17.50! Whilst there is no baby change table in the disabled toilet or separate baby change facility, which was a surprise, we were given a change mat so we could change baby on floor in toilet - a different approach but the place was spotlessly clean. I would definitely recommend this to others!
"What a brilliant discovery"
12/06/14 680rebeccaj Marlow
I can't compliment this hotel enough. I have stayed twice in the the last 8 weeks and both stays were fantastic. I have been accompanied by the fussiest of guests on both trips (mother trip1, husband trip 2) and they were so impressed. The food is great, the service impeccable and room sizes blow you away. It really represents great value for money and you have a lovely feeling while you are there, I couldn't put my finger on it at first, then I realised, everyone loves working there! It makes a big difference. Can't wait for my next visit.
"Good, but was better last time"
12/03/14 tomohhh Southampton
My girlfriend and I booked a Sunday night spa package which included - dinner, bed & breakfast; plus a back, neck & shoulder massage. This was the exact same package we booked a couple of years back, and were looking forward to returning for a treat before Christmas. Last time it was perfect, very happy with the stay. The hotel & grounds are amazing as is the spa. The rooms are great (I love that shower!) and I could sleep in the bed all day. The staff are also really friendly and accommodating. The above still stands, though for some reason something was off on the latest visit. 1. The treatment was good, though when returning downstairs we were offered water (last time a tea). Though feeling like a tea, we ordered some to them be told they are included with the treatment - but we weren't told this at all. 2. We were told on arrival that dinner was in the Brasserie. I was looking forward to it because I quite enjoyed the atmosphere in there before. We went across on time to find it completely closed - not a soul around (strange). So returned to reception who mentioned it was closed (was open previously on the Sunday we visited), and pointed us towards the main restaurant. They seemed a little surprised to see us at first and sat us in the bar area (we were able to order from Brasserie menu). I assumed they were setting up a table, but on return asked us if we wanted to move (we were perched on a table right next to the bar and didn't want to eat there). It was almost like they weren't keen on us Brasserie folk sitting in the main restaurant. The main restaurant was quite nice in anyway and we ended up having a nice meal regardless. 3. The breakfast was way up there previously, compared to other hotels. Though I was a bit disappointed to find that they had changed it from an ordering system to a buffet style system. The food was still good, though not quite as good as getting a fresh plate of food. Overall, the place hadn't changed much and I was still happy with the hotel, the room, the service and other facilities. None of the staff were at fault at all - friendly as always. I just found it a little strange that it felt a little off that weekend. Perhaps we caught them on a bad day.
"Bowed Hotel and Spa experience"
We have stayed here on several occasions and love the place. It is a wonderful experience, great rooms, good service and the breakfasts are superb. Its lovely being able to use the pool and small gym. we have booked again for a stay in a couple of weeks. Thoroughly recommend a visit!
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