Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel
Travel Blogs from South Cerney
Great nights sleep, foggy in morning and didn't clear till after 3 in the afternoon. Easy day 15 miles and 3000 ft of ascent. Saw two really good forts. Walked through a very scenic park apparently owned by the vacuum guy(Dyson). B&B closed on arrival so sat in pub writing ...
B&B was ok in the end, smelt damp when I arrive. Took longer route along canal. Lots of ups and downs today and lots of long barrows including hetty peglers tump which you needed a torch for because you went in so far. Climbed tyndale beacon which got narrower and narrower as you got higher, not much space at the top. Weather good again, a bit cooler today ...
... that was dripping with purple flowers that had climbed up the wall, and into another quad that was equally as beautiful as the first. We walked through an old wooden door and proceeded up a softly spiraling stone staircase. At the top of this staircase was a castle door. I'm not kidding it looked just like a castle door. With a big old fashioned lock and doorknob (a modern lock had been placed above it...what an eyesore!). We went in and I thought ...
We walked Glenn to work before the rain started in earnest, and walked Louis through is favorite park. As soon as it started sprinkling, he headed for home and hasn't wanted to go out since. We brought him a dog cave for his Christmas and he loves it, so he just cuddled up in it the rest of the day.
We walked downtown again in search of a map of Wales and some fresh bread & cheese for our lunch. There is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel South Cerney
This hotel is relatively new, opened in August 2007. It is in a beautiful location, the building and furnishings are modern, light and has a real relaxing feel. The rooms are of a decent size, very well equipped, clean and modern. The flat screen TV's are a nice touch. It is definately worth booking a room with a lake side view. Although, please do check that your room is not next to a unit containing noisy fire equipment or you will not get a good nights sleep!!
We have just come back after three days at the above Hotel. We had a wonderful time. We also booked a Connoiseur room which was huge, with
Wanted a spa break to celebrate a special birthday. Hotel website quoted £30 more for DB&B than we were quoted on the phone - you would think website would be cheaper. Got a huge Connoisseur room with fantastic lake view, although the noise from the nearby dual carriageway not so nice.
Just stayed at this hotel. Although all very nice and new and welcoming was a Typical chain hotel, terrible choice of menu in restaurant, obviously menu has been adapted to make kitchen cope easier. Breakfast was appalling, very canteen style with a buffet of pre fried eggs. Toast was typical homepride variety. Poor service by very young inexperienced staff, not offering spoon with soup or serving wine to well into main meal. Rooms are furnished nicely but are quite basic. Lots of teething problems still, no heat in radiators in bedrooms, no airconditioning. Staff dealt well with complaints, seems like there were quite a few when we were there. If you book spa treatments beware of the prices, not in line with accomodation prices. Pretty pricey for massage etc so make sure you know what your paying for beforehand. Probably would not choose to stay here again or any of the other hotels in this chain.
I booked the hotel for the company's annual management conference and I found it to be an excellent choice. The hotel is in a fantastic setting with a great spa area, fab views at breakfast and lovely modern bedrooms. The conference facilities couldn't have been better either.
We stayed here for the bank holiday weekend for 2 nights. We found the check in staff very friendly and very efficient. The hotel is in a lovely, peaceful setting and our ground floor room had beautiful views over the lake. We liked that we could walk out of our room and onto the boardwalk to watch the wildlife on the lake.
We wanted a short relaxing break at a hotel with a pool, spa and golf nearby, and that's exactly what we found at the Cotswold Water Park. We booked a DBB offer direct via the hotel's website (having first heard about the venue at the Holiday Fair at the NEC earlier in the year). We got what we thought was a really good deal for our 2 night stay.
We, my wife and I stayed for just one night, 24th August, 2007, we had a standard room 112 on the ground floor. Check in was quick and easy and our room was pleasant with a lake view, all fittings are new clean and working. We were on a special break rate and paid a discounted DBB price.
Good quality hotel in a really nice position. Only opened in Aug 07 so had only been open a few weeks when we stayed which meant that everything was nice and clean. We stayed in the basic room which was fine, but were lucky enough to have a lake view room. Being on the ground floor meant that we had doors out of our room straight onto the decked area around the lake - nice idea, but does mean that you lack some privacy as others are out walking past your room - not a massive issue but does mean that you need to keep the curtains closed if you are getting changed etc. The room itself was a nice size, bathroom was OK with good quality shower and contemporary fittings, storage was OK for a weekend, but not much more. Trouser press / ironing board, tea and coffee, wall mounted flat screen TV, desk, but odly no mini bar. There was also very little information about the hotel / facilities / surounding area in teh room. There was a printed card which gave opening times for the pool / restraunt / bar etc, but no detais of what treatments were availible in the spa, menus etc. Only other issue for me with the room was the bed - it was a standard 4'6" double which flet small to us as we have a king at home, and the room could easily have acomodated a bigger bed.
We checked in 9th August for three night stay; the hotel opened for business on 1st August. I had priced it on the Four Pillars website, and then gave the hotel a call to ask if they could offer any reduction. I ended up paying £500.00 for a 3 night stay DBB, this was in a Connoisseur room with balcony, so I thought it was a fair price.