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4.4 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 34 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.7
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.7
  • Condition
    4.7
  • Neighborhood
    4.7
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great place but starting to feel too corporate"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 11, 2013
Julia m
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Stunning hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
This was a last minute booking and we got a great deal. From the moment we arrived to when we left we were impressed with the hotel - it was very luxurious and just felt special. The staff we're great in all areas especially at the bar and the reception team too. The spa was also really nice. You could lose a couple of hours there quite easily. It's hard to find a negative about this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 18, 2015
Matt
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Bowood weekend"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We visited the hotel some years ago when it first opened. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned this January to break up the winter 'blues'. Our room was as we remembered, very clean and well set out, much as you expect from a large modern hotel. Our room this time was just two doors from where we'd been on the last visit...I found the pillows extremely uncomfortable, and was kept awake by some sort of noise from a generator. I tried to draw bath water but there was a problem with the controls on the bath taps...the water kept coming through both outlets! Our friends in the next room had both same issues, which we hadn't experienced on the first visit. Having said that, the location of the hotel is perfect, with lovely walks around Bowood House (although it's not open in January). The staff throughout the hotel are lovely...very helpful. The food in the restaurant was the equivalent of excellent pub food, and very tasty. Overall enjoyed my second visit.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 31, 2015
Ros
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Extremely comfortable stay in glorious location"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
3 night business trip Jan 11, 2015
Peter
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel in beautiful surroundings."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 2, 2015
sophie
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel. Lovely spa and restaurant."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Would recommend for a perfect break. Excellent facilities. Very welcoming.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 4, 2015
Tracey
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A lovely place to stay..shame about the pillows"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Bowood Hall is a lovely place to stay. My fiancee and I had a relaxing stay. Staff were friendly and facilities are very good. Our only bug-bear was that the pilliows were uncomfortable which made a restless night for us both. But breakfast made up for it! Will definitely stay there again, but will probably bring our own pillows ;-)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 4, 2014
Sim
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"very good hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
We liked all aspects of the hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Sep 11, 2014
John
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Possible best hotel in UK"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 10, 2014
credgrave
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful grounds, comfy room and great pool."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
1 night business trip May 18, 2014
JP
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night trip Apr 10, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"huge standard room"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Real coffee lovely biscuits and that was just in the room! all the fine touches in beautiful surroundings.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 21, 2014
phil
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"lovely stay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Couldnt fault my stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 6, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"If we only had more time"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
We arrived at the resort late and feeling under the weather. We missed the dinner service that looked promising and we were too tired to use the spa. We were very pleased with the hotel, though there were several issues with the service. Only one set of towels was supplied and it took several repeated queries before a second set was provided. There was no concierge service which should be offered given this resort's overall quality.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 27, 2014
A Traveler
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Truly beyond outstanding!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 12, 2014
Ian Turner
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect Break"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
1 night trip with friends Nov 23, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night trip Nov 22, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Peaceful Setting"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Comfortable beds, peaceful environment, excellent gym. Some Reception staff not very welcoming, whereas gym staff very friendly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 11, 2013
A Traveler
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Really Posh"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 4, 2013
dessy
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
1 night trip Mar 2, 2013
Neil
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful romantic getaway"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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 things
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 25, 2012
Jussy77
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"OK, but over-rated"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
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 tasting
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 12, 2012
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fantastic!!!!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 1, 2012
Alison
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Overnight stay - will definitely go back"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
1 night trip Sep 1, 2012
Helen
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful location"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 19, 2012
Helen & Martin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A great Present!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I took my partner here for her Birthday and she had a gret time. Will certainly be going back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 22, 2012
Pez
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Hotel."
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Fint Golf hotel. Beliggende 12 Pund (taxi) fra sentrum, og nære industrionrådene også. Fit, men ikke spennende.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 22, 2014
A Traveler
DK
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exellent"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
3 night trip Jul 21, 2013
A Traveler
DK
3.0 / 5Good
"Hotel bello ma con personale poco professionale"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Servizio assolutamente non all'altezza della bellezza e della location della struttura
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 22, 2013
A Traveler
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 19, 2015
george
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 13, 2014
David
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 10, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 5, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 9, 2012
A Traveler
GB

TripAdvisor reviews for Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Overall rating:Based on 542 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Nice and average"
05/27/15 susanmN2315EU Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Nice hotel but quite expensive. Service Is not great but if you aren't in a rush its ok. Nice pool, great if you have a couple where one wants a gym/pool/spa and the other plays golf. Good all round hotel but a bit pricey.
Overall Rating
"Bowood"
05/27/15 ggf967 Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
We stayed at Bowood Hotel as we were attending a friends wedding! First impression of both the hotel and the gardens were very impressive. Rooms were spacious, bright and clean and customer service was excellent!
Overall Rating
"Lovely Hotel and Location"
05/27/15 Zayren V Winchester
The hotel and Bowood House Estate is lovely, the hotel staff are great and there is a relaxed feel throughout. Our room was perfect, clean - I would say nearly spotless. The one element which lets the hotel down is the restaurant and staffing, while the food is decent fine dining it's not. Service was poor if I was to be honest. However Im sure they will look at this and get things turned around, I will certainly be visiting again once they do.
Overall Rating
"A visit to Tractor Ted"
05/27/15 Emma C Mansfield
We stayed overnight after visiting tractor Ted. Our rooms were lovely big and clean. We also used the brassiere for dinner. Nice prompt service. Breakfast was ok. Not the best I've had. But plenty of choice.
Overall Rating
"Birthday break"
05/27/15 71grahamc Swindon
Lovely hotel,spa & grounds. Service excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Great to be offered complimentary entrance to House, Gardens and Rhododendron Walk which is the main reason for the visit. Only disappointment was the restaurant food in the evenings which we found lacking in flavour.
Overall Rating
"A few communication problems"
05/26/15 leeGlosUK GlosUK
This is a lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. When we visited the weather was perfect and what could be nicer than to sit out on the terrace with a drink watching the golfers practice their putting. The public rooms are beautifully decorated, the bedrooms comfortable, but sadly the hotel was let down by very haphazard service. Coffee and cake in the spa - great, but it took an age to arrive in an almost-deserted cafe and 15 minutes to get the bill. Service in the bar the first evening was good, the second evening it was almost non-existent and in the end I went to the bar to order. Our table, booked at 7.15 for Day 1 was changed to 7.30 on Day 2 by the staff with no explanation or apology, just "Oh, we've changed it". The food was interesting but not exceptional (correction: the pea veloute was very good) and the bill was even more interesting. Two "supplements" appeared despite not being on the menu. Happening once is a mistake, but a second time is worrying. The kindest explanation is that the waiting staff don't know their way around a menu, but the "mistake" we had on Day One was suffered by another guest the following evening. Lots of apologies all round, but it shouldn't have happened in the first place. And how come we were charged for water on one day, and not on the other? This was not a branded bottle, but rather "Bowood water", in a plain bottle and presumably from their own well! But myd isenchantment really set in when I queried the price of my pre-dinner drink:(£13+ for a large - 50m l- vodka. I was told that it was a premium vodka, not the house vodka and the different prices were listed on the bar menu. I'd not seen or been offered a bar menu although I looked for one that night, and again the following morning. I never found one, and in the bar only the "premium brands" (Grey Goose and Stolichnaya) were in plain sight. The price I paid made the bottle of Stolly retail at £195! Vladimir Putin would have been delighted. OK, maybe these were all honest mistakes caused by a breakdown in communication between staff and guests. If so this needs to be addressed urgently. I just hope it gets seen to, because this catalogue of errors left me with a poor opinion of an otherwise lovely hotel.
Overall Rating
"Great Spa break!"
05/26/15 93Zoe London, United Kingdom
Really great spa break. The spa facilities are amazing quality. The massage we had was great. The room is amazing, so many little touches, like having a complimentary nail file! The only thing letting this place down is the food, in our deal we had a three course meal included, this was in the brasserie rather than the main restaurant. The food was fine but didn't live up to the standard of the rest of the hotel. The breakfast was okay, but was self serve buffet style, so wasn't as fresh as could be and there were no hash browns! But I would definatley stay again, the spa, rooms and staff are great!
Overall Rating
"Good for Golf"
05/23/15 Mary M Petersfield, United Kingdom
This was my second visit to Bowood on a golfing trip with friends. The golf course was in very good condition and the staff were extremely helpful in arranging tee times. Our rooms were spacious with lovely bathrooms, fluffy white towels and immaculately presented. (Loved the delicious cookies which awaited our arrival with plentiful supplies of tea coffee etc) The Spa facilities are excellent and visits to the House and Gardens are something not to be missed. The nearby pretty Lacock village with the National Trust Lacock Abbey is certainly worth seeing.
Overall Rating
"relaxing"
05/21/15 Sharon S Pewsey, United Kingdom
I found everybody helpful and polite , the room was nice and clean and the spa was lovely. would recommend it . we went to bowood house and gardens had lunch in the café what was quick and clean then walked round the garden and saw the cascade which was lovely.
Overall Rating
"Great gardens and golf venue"
05/19/15 Seemore_G Hampshire
The hotel is a great location to visit Bowood House and Gardens. It has a fantastic 18 hole golf course, too. We stayed for one night and the room quality was very good. The room had freshly baked cookies in the room on arrival. There was ground coffee with a small cafetiere available along with the usual tea selection, all nicely presented. The room was a good size with views over the golf course. When staying at the Hotel you are able to have free access to the Bowood House and Gardens saving you approx £11 each for the House and Rhododendron gardens £7 each, so it made the price of the hotel good value when doing all attractions. We also took advantage of the free, three-hole golf course by the hotel, too. We would definitely go for a return visit to the hotel, house and gardens. All recommend.
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