Travel Blogs from Calcot
So we left Cornwall and followed a huge, yellow gibbous moon. Saw the sun rise over Stonehenge. The mist pooled and we wondered - briefly - why were leaving beautiful south-west England.
At Fleet services at 5am, we had a great surpirise as Dawn's dad ( Umpa) was there ...
... and then lived in Bath, writing 6 novels - bath was bombed on 2 nights in 1942 - there was a corset factory in Bath; corsets were worn by men and women - Nelson came to Bath with yellow fever; left cured - origin of men opening doors for ladies...the ladies skirts were so full and voluminous, they physically could not reach out to open a door - Nicholas Cage, Captain Arthur Phillip and the author of ...
... usually) every now and then, that the lorry drivers seem to frequent Oxford (Oxfordshire): * first impressions....more imposing buildings and houses than "the other place" and wider streets * saw local buses going to Abingdon (suburb of Oxford) Left Oxford (A4144); travelling through The Midlands; A420, M4 Entered The Cotswolds Some of the villages - Tiddlywinks, ...
Today I've realized I have an addiction, wait....it's actually a problem I've always known I've had but am just watching it gear back up again and oh boy it's coming at me full fledged. Addictions take you away from all the things in life you're suppose to be getting done, they cloud your mind so you can't seem to focus on anything else. Since coming back from Spain, the second time in a month, I've been unable to think about anything else but going somewhere. I must be ...
We are more than ready to escape from the winter weather and a run of disasters, mainly domestic breakages and blockages. Sadie is already safely at her holiday home in Cornwall with Sassy and all that is left to do is finish the 3 step procedure to de-moth our stair carpet. I don the mask and gloves and flip the top of the aerosol. This quite spectacularly shoots some noxious vapor into the stairwell and I pull off my mask and gloves and back out of the house. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Calcot Manor
Staying at Calcot was brilliant. The staff were so helpful, setting beautiful, roms lovely and the food was yummy. In fact, it was absolutely faultless. Our daughter is only 13 weeks old so we were a bit anxious about going on holiday but we needn't have worried at all. We were able to leave our little girl in the creche whilst we luxuriated in the Spa so we really feel like we have had a holiday. I would definitely recommend this family friendly spa hotel to anyone, without hesitation.
Hard to find fault
Set in picturesque and peaceful surroundings we loved this venue. The staff and in particular those in the two restaurants were some of the most friendly that we have come across in the UK. The food was of very high standard with plenty of choice. If , like us you prefer to dine in a child free environment then choose the Conservatory. My only criticsm would be if like us you are given the Oxford suite, we found the noise coming from the guests walking around in the suite above a trifle annoying. However we were given another suite after we complained without fuss. Overall this is great venue and we would reccommend it to anyone.
Great if you have kids
Stayed one night at Calcot Manor so we could attend a wedding in the area. Can't say I'd dash for a return visit. Don't get me wrong the hotel is lovely, superb rooms, lovely clean bathrooms and very helpful staff, but if it's a peaceful romantic weekend you want with your partner then Calcot should have a question mark against it. The breakfast room the following morning was full of children under 3 running around and doing all things young children do.
I commented this to a friend who lives locally and it was confirmed that Calcot like to push the family friendly element. NOT that this is wrong by any means, quite the opposite, but I was just slightly surprised when having read so many reviews about how romantic Calcot was, i didn't imagine eating breakfast in a creche.
Wonderful and romantic
I took my husband here for his birthday and we only stayed one night. we went on a sunday offer which i thought was superb value for the quality of the hotel. other 5 star hotels i had considered were alot more expensive.
our room and bathroom was beautiful, the food was wonderful and the spa facilities are amazing - you must try the hot tub in the rain and wind - quite an experience. We will certainly go back - i even tried to book for christmas
Lovely place to stay
The setting is beautiful. The room was very clean and spacious and traditional (more of a suite). The staff were so friendly and nice which makes the stay all the more pleasant.
We stayed on a £259/night package which includes £60 spa and £70 toward food in the conservatory restaurant. This was a good deal but i would find it pricey at he weekend where just the room rate would be over £200. The food was really good but pricey.
Great Place to stay
Just back from a 2 night stay at Calcot Manor. Lovely place - lots of facilities including the famous outdoor hot tub which great fun even at 0 degrees C outside! Excellent food and service generally very good. Not cheap but worth it. Only minus point was noisy room (noise from corridor outside and adjoining rooms). Some rooms being refurbished - ours hadn't been but still of good standard.
Would highly recommend this place - you can pay not much less for a far lower standard in this part of the world.
Great courtyard hot tub!
If you like spa hotels that are not overpriced or pretentious and serve great food then Calcot is for you. The place attracts couples and families but the two are cleverly kept seperate which we appreciated. The decor in the bedrooms is tired but they said that they are planning to refirb. All the public areas are recently done and are smart without loosing the old world charm of the building. The Spa is completely new and very well done. Good treatments, nice pool (one indoor and one outdoor which they dont really mention in the brochure). But the best bit for me was drinking champagne in the hot tub. Very decadent! Service a bit hit and miss, but not so it would spoil the visit.
We stayed here for our wedding anniversary. It was fantastic. Very personal, had fab room away from it all. Spa was superb Meal Lovely staff all great. Thoroughly reccommend
Calcot Manor is an excellent choice for a weekend break. It is a really nice hotel and there is plenty to do in the area. Our room was of a good standard with some nice extras e.g fruit, home made biccies and tea and coffe making facilities, nice toiletries, good view and very quiet. The gym was very good, spa good, fantastic indoor pool, beauty treatments excellent (book in advance), outdoor hot tub next to a log fire. We spent most of the day in the spa using the facilities, even the changing area is spacious, clean and with good facilities. The communal areas are attractively furnished, lovely sitting rooms with log fires, magazines etc. The food was fine but not fantastic, service was very good. We haven't got kids but if you have they have a childrens play centre etc and excellent services for them - yet the kids don't get in the way of the other guests. Highly recommended.