Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily full English breakfast and access to the spa plus 20 percent off prebooked spa treatments and 10 percent off in the Grill restaurant
- Charming interiors feature beam ceilings, nooks and crannies, crackling fires
- The spa is located in a converted coach house, separated from the hotel by a beautiful garden
What To Know
- The spa can get busy; you should book treatments in advance
- Free WiFi
- Children 17 and under are not permitted in the spa
- The Grill restaurant serves a traditional afternoon tea
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A revamped 19th-century townhouse with a handsome stone façade, the Cotswold House Hotel is as charming as its location in Chipping Campden, an ancient market town lined with traditional inns, afternoon tea shops and independent boutiques. The lobby features comfy armchairs and a crackling fire, and a grand spiral staircase leads up to 28 guestrooms that combine rustic touches (beam ceilings, nooks and crannies) and a contemporary color scheme of deep purples and mustard-yellows. They all feature swank Bang & Olufsen TVs, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and Ren toiletries. A beautiful garden separates the hotel from the award-winning spa, which is located in a converted coach house and features a light-flooded hydrotherapy lap pool. The Grill restaurant is a laid-back all-day dining room that serves dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and a traditional afternoon tea loaded with scones and clotted cream.
In the Area
A medieval wool town in the heart of the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden is one of the U.K.’s prettiest spots. Stroll along the high street to see houses dating from the 14th century and pop into the Eight Bells for a local ale, Badgers Hall for a spot of afternoon tea and Orchard Layne for gifts and trinkets. Grab a pair of hiking boots and explore the glorious surrounding countryside. Follow the Cotswold Way, a 100-mile trail that runs the length of the Cotswold Escarpment. It’s a 40-minute drive to the Georgian spa town of Cheltenham, and you can reach the historic city of Oxford in around an hour.
How to Get There
I visited this hotel for a weekend trip as treat to my girlfriend.
It was very neat and comfortable .
The staff were very polite and welcoming as well.
It's a bit pricy but all in all a great place for a visit.
My best friend and I had a wonderful break at the Cotswold House hotel. We had spa treatments and dinner both nights. The staff were lovely and service excellent. A lovely treat for two tired mommies!
The hotel has beautiful facilities, particularly the stunning country garden, and the breakfast was really lovely with lots of choice. I was very disappointed by the service received though, which is something I value.
From start to finish our party felt we were treated as an inconvenience. With a toddler and an elderly lady as part of our family of 6 we had made some specific checks ahead of booking;including that there were no steps involved in getting to the room booked for my grandmother. The hotel assured be if I upgraded to a suite she would be fine, neglecting to point out the hotel front door required scaling a number of steps, not to mention those on route to her room. On questioning this I have been advised she could have accessed via the garden, however this also required negotiating a long uneven path with lots of steps. I maintain if I had received an honest answer at the point of booking we would all have been alot happier as we could have sought an alternative.
I also requested a cot for the toddler which was not provided but was rectified. However, there was no need in the end as the hotel had neglected to inform us, on booking, that the an annual local street event was being held outside the bedroom window so no sleep was on the agenda anyway. With live drum band and music at incredibly loud volumes until midnight we were surprised and disappointed the staff had chosen to place the toddler in a room directly next to the street, and was surprised, when a concern was raised, to be told 'they could move to another room but they're all just as bad and if you move there's no chance of any compensation.'
All in all a negative experience. We received some compensation but was told the person we need to talk to wasn't available. Finally received an unsatisfactory email response to my concerns hence feeling the need to share on this platform...had the hotel resolved the situation with me I wouldn't have felt the need to complain here, but given my grandmother had paid to upgrade to a room that didn't meet her needs and the treatment received by staff throughout I would not be able to recommend this as a great place to stay unless you don't require good service as one of your criteria.
The Cotswold Hotel and spa is excellent. We have stayed there twice now and it is superb. The suite we stayed in is amazing and well worth it. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff are excellent and the service is first class
Stayed here for two days in the middle of May. We actually won the stay with Bestlovedhotels. The hotel is right in the centre of Chipping Campden, good parking facilities and near plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. Going up to a room up a winding staircase , where you could play spot the celebrity from the miniature pictures on the wall, a selection of royal, literary and political figures. The room (Room 10) was vast with a wardrobe as large as some modern hotel bedrooms. On the first night we ate at the hotel’s sister hotel The Noel Arms, which is virtually opposite.
We had booked a gin tasting session on the second night before our meal in the Cotswold House. The gin tasting session was very informative and carried out by a bar staff at a very busy time in the early evening.
Suitably refreshed we went into the Fig restaurant and were not disappointed by the fine dining menu , accompanied by appropriate wines , recommended by our excellent waitress. All in all a very pleasant stay in a beautiful part of the country, enhanced by warm and sunny weather