"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
"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
"Amazing Hotel & setting - Poor food experience"
09/25/14 Liamww London
Lovely hotel and facilities, the spa treatments were great and reasonably priced. What an amazing setting to have a hotel in. Unfortunately the whole experience was let down by a poor food experience, poor ingredients for breakfast which were served nearly cold on cold plates. Dinner menu offered not much excitement with poor flavour combinations. Steak was flavourless. Fowl was poorly cooked and tasted slimey. Desserts were ok and we enjoyed them in one of the drawing rooms which was fun.
09/25/14 Janet T London
This was our 4th visit to Bowood for a golf break with friends. Can't fault the facilities at the hotel or on the golf course. Staff always efficient and courteous - nothing is too much trouble. We had dinner in the Shelburne - a great dining experience as always. Rooms are very comfortable and spacious with lovely little touches like the freshly baked cookies. Already planning our return trip for next year!
"Touch of class"
09/24/14 Maria M Telford, United Kingdom
Absolutely beautifully presented, shame to be on business but what a treat to visit and would love to stay here on a leisure / spa break as it really is idyllic. The whole team of staff are faultless. Great product, great staff and team morale is really strong which impacts in such a great way.
09/24/14 Simon G Swansea
I cant speak highly enough about Bowood. We had a fabulous time in a wonderful setting. Golf course is superb and staff were a cut above the rest. From booking to check out the experience was one of the best we have enjoyed
"Excellent all round"
09/21/14 David M
went to Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort to meet up with friends for a week end. From the moment we arrived everything was excellent. Played golf on both days on a fantastic well kept course whilst our wives used the Spa facilities. Food was superb, every member of staff we came into contact with was brilliant, so a great week end.
09/20/14 Judith S Grantham
The staff made it clear that nothing was too much trouble.The food for the wedding breakfast was excellent and so was the service, with friendly and attentive staff. We had a lovely stay, shame it could only be for the one night!
"bowood hotel and spa"
09/19/14 barbaraglynne Hove
we went for my birthday...the setting is beautiful,...the manager was a gentleman and ferried us about in a golf cart to and fro the beautiful statley home near to the hotel..which is free to residents of bowood ...i found a bottle of sparkling wine in my room with a greetings card;a nice touch.If i have any criticism it is that the breakfast was rather scrappy but we would still return.
What a stunning hotel. The hotel room was very clean and spacious staff were very helpful and the restaurants at the hotel was just as good as other aspects, the spa also had good facilities which were very clean and tidy ! Well worth the money spent we both had a wonderful times and we highly recommend to others !!!
"Beautiful hotel, nice food - love the bathrooms!"
09/16/14 Mandi P Portsmouth, United Kingdom
We stayed recently on a Sunday night following my sister's wedding. Our room was lovely with some very nice touches (I love the sewing kit and cookies :) ). The bed was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was the best I've ever seen in a hotel - loved it! A small suggestion - perhaps a couple of green tea or fruit teabags could be provided? I was a little surprised by the service from reception. I heard stories during the day from people who had had great service from most members of staff (very helpful) but pretty poor from another (as though they were in the way..) As I wasn't there at the time I dismissed it. However, I was surprised, on checking out, to not even be asked if our stay had been comfortable etc. I consider this to be a standard question on checking out.... Maybe it was because we were paying a discounted (though in no way cheap) room rate as we were part of a wedding party?? The wedding itself was perfectly run and the food was lovely - again though a very small number of the waiting staff didn't respond to requests or seemed to consider guests 'a bit of a nuisance'. Others more than made up for it in doing whatever they could to enhance the experience. I must stress the majority of the wedding staff fell into the 2nd category. Breakfast was good and plentiful - further offers of coffee/tea and toast would have been welcomed though as there is no facility to help yourself. Would I go again? Yes, if I was attending a wedding or other function; No otherwise as I think the room rates are a little too high.
"Perfect for a relaxing night away"
Myself and my husband spent the night at the hotel as a birthday treat. Check in was very quick. We had room 218 which was a standard double. We weren't expecting to find a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us so that was an added bonus along with the homemade cookies. There were also Tea and coffee making facilities, water, iron, ironing board, hair dryer etc as you'd expect. The room was large and beautifully appointed, the bed was the most comfortable bed ever. The bathroom was nice, bath and shower and everything you need. Bowood have thought of everything, lots of little added extras. We had dinner in the Shelburne restaurant, the food and service was excellent. Our waitress Emily was lovely and my dessert was delivered with Happy Birthday on it and a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Breakfast was the best I've had at any hotel. My only slight complaint would be that as we were only staying for one night and we didn't have to leave our room until 11am, but from before 9am we had two chambermaids standing waiting outside our door. We had the do not disturb sign on but when we went to breakfast they were there and still there when we came back, they just stood outside our room whispering and we felt pressured to leave the room earlier than we needed to. We could hear them outside the door which obviously meant they could hear our conversation too. Ours couldn't have been the only room needing cleaning, rather than standing there for an hour surely they could have left us alone until after we'd checked out. Apart from that the staff were all brilliant and we really enjoyed our short stay.
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