Crown and Cushion Hotel
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This morning we cabbed to Paddington Station and jumped on the train for a trip to Kemble in the Cotswolds to visit Ash and Sophie Smith and their kids Owen and Harvey. They are here from Sydney and staying in Sophie's sister Anna's house for a couple of weeks. And what a beautiful house it is - an absolute oasis away from the madness of London - ...
... town but quite a metropolis and it had the biggest mall we have seen in the UK so far.
we discovered it was low tide and there was no sea to be seen just an amazing expanse of beach. Apparently the tide difference between high and low was ten metres today.
You could take a donkey ride on the beach or pay your pound and go thru' the turnstile to walk on the pier. This is a ...
... have posted a few of the epitaphs up around the church walls. may give you some ideas for later use.
Then we walked one street south to visit the famous Sally Lunn shop, maker of the round bun.
They had an early bird dinner special. So always keen for a bargain we can now say we have eaten at the original Sally Lunn kitchen.
... beautiful city, and in fact, the entire city has been chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because the city is very old and is still well preserved from when the Romans were there and had created the baths all over the city. The river runs over what looks like a huge bath, and the rest of the city is mostly touristy, but it's really not so bad. Me and Jake might try to go back to Bath before the end of our trip once we get back to London.
... pre-pre-New Years Eve tipple.
I moved into the house a few months ago, but Erika has just arrived this morning (Christmas Eve - just in time). Everyone has been so welcoming, and we would like to start the New Year with our new neighbours.
Hopefully we will see you next Monday, but regardless we both wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, and we look forward to getting to know you better in the year head.
Ed an ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crown and Cushion Hotel Chipping Norton
total lack of integrity -- not something you want in a hotel. we arrived with our children for christmas...promised a lovely, enchanting hotel with a many course special christmas meal -- and with a hefty price tag. the room was fine, but the shower was broken, and never fixed during our week at this inn. the staff (but not the owners) were lovely young kids from south africa and other foreign countries, and tried as best they could...they knew and were embarassed by the owners lack of interest in their guests. the owners, one in particular, should not be in the hospitality business, as he does not have a clue about how to deal with customers. we paid a great deal of money, and day after day encountered problem after problem after problem, and only received attitude in return. it was so stressful, and so awful -- had other hotels been open over the holidays, we would have left immediately. he even shrugged his shoulders and suggested we leave, on christmas eve! (knowing full well that there was not anywhere else in the vicinity) it was a nightmare -- never, never again. there are lovely hotels in the area, do yourself a favor and choose a different one.
Really friendly hotel
Spent New Year at this lovely hotel in the Cotswolds. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food in the restaurant was excellent. Great base for touring the Cotswolds.
I had booked this weekend for some friends from london and ourselves.The price seemd OK and it was the small town base we wanted.
Friendly staff good service
crown and cushion hotel chipping norton. Stayed 5 nights 12 - 16th Sept 05
Good location for visiting Cotswolds/Gloucestershire/Warwickshire etc. Easy and quick on motorway from Kent.
Service good. All staff friendly and helpful.
Starters and sweets good. Menu the same for the 5 nights.
Room OK with 4 poster and roll top bath. Clean but rather dark
Car park rather a squeeze although CCTV monitored
The last night/breakfast (Fri/Sat) was spoiled by a large group of four families with uncontrollable children! However the week was quiet from Mon - Thurs which would be a good time to visit for a quieter break!
We loved it here.
Had a week here in Feb. Absolutely felt like home from home. Friendly staff, clean rooms, delightful meals and lovely ambiance. Clients all very relaxed and cheerful. Coming back in July for 11 days. Cant wait.
Well situated and reasonably priced, however we arrived in arctic temperature to find the window in our room open and the heating off, the mattress we had was lumpy and old and gave us both a bad back, the 4 poster bed was a joke, the furniture in our room and about the hotel looked like it had been fished out of a skip, shower hose completely broken, no hairdryer as advertised, we where given one by reception that failed to work, everywhere evidence of poor maintenance especially the "leisure centre", the few people I talked to where disappointed too, and there was a general air of despondancy about the guests, we stayed for 2 nights, I pitty anyone from the States who is booked in longer, the resteraunt food was acceptable and the staff charming and professional, although it is totally lacking in ambiance, I can't believe this place gets any repeat visitors, it certainly has potential though, if profits where ever used to bring it up to scratch.
Had a very cozy weekend here. Good food, plenty of hot water and very comfortable bedroom! The only dissapointment was having to check out by 1030 in the morning.