Hatton Court Hotel
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... I'd better hurry up and finish so I can go and watch!! I'll let the pictures do the talking again and bid you goodnight, but first a huge thanks to Ash and Soph for having us - it was a perfect day. There's nothing like an English summer day. Highlights: Liam - playing with Owen Isobel - tbc!! (She's collapsed in a heap before we could ask ...
... the views. You could see all the way to Wales, 60 miles away.
Thursday is Allen's day. I enjoy seeing and walking the little villages. He wants to see and walk every one in England! The Cotswold villages are known to be some of the prettiest in the country and so we head out. First we visit Upper and Lower Slaughter, named for the Slaughter River. Charming with a mill and water wheel ...
... has glass floors and you can see the stones and pools underneath.
Now that it's time to leave Bath, we feel we are just getting to know their street layout. We have been lost several times. On the walk back to our B&B we found the road called the circus where the houses are built around in a circle.
The UK has been treating us well weatherise. We are hoping it will continue for our stay in London.
... 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.
... running between Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course. Many people dressed up for the occasion in uniform or period costume. There was also a flypast by an RAF Spitfire - very cool.
Mon 28th April
Visited The Cistercian abbey of Hailes which was founded in 1246 in Gloucestershire by the Earl of Cornwall in thanks for surviving a shipwreck. Though never housing large numbers of monks, it held ...
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My husband and I have just returned from a 2 day Golfing weekend break at The Hatton Court Hotel. We were a little concerned about some of the feedback we read on trip advisor prior to the visit. However, we found all aspects of the hotel to be fantastic. We stayed in one of their four poster rooms in the original part of the hotel, and had our own private balcony and fantastic views over the Severn valley.
Thankfully we had a good deal over the internet, an executive room cost us £72 instead of £120. The room was not what you would expect from its "executive" description. Two uncomfortable single beds pushed together, dated furniture and pictures, cramped and nothing like the pictures the hotel shows of its rooms! We had a jacuzzi bath which was nice but again the bathroom could have done with a makeover and there was no shower curtain.
Service at Breakfast was awful, lots of fed up people, not much choice on the buffet, no sign of the grapefruit or fresh fruit salad and the melon was hard. Cooked breakfast was nice, expecially the bacon but it took ages to order and arrive. Would not stay here again!
We have just had a long weekend at Hatton Court. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the hotel is clean. We upgraded to a superior room which had a jacuzzi bath that was nice. The hotel is non-smoking which we thought was great. It is very warm in there - temparatures seem to be higher than in a rest home! The hotel was full when we arrived with a wedding party and one of their Murder Mystery Weekends (the people on this seemed to be enjoying it very much). Despite so many people, we didn't notice any extra noise or door slamming or the usual rowdiness associated with parties. The food is average but the chef had only been there for 2 weeks when we arrived and was planning changes. Saying that, as it was my birthday he cooked a 3 course meal that we ordered (not on the menu) - this is a lovely service but this was on a Monday when there were not many people here. We were told that the hotel is about to be renovated. I would say it is just showing signs of needing this but has not got to the shabby stage. We found the bed and pillows uncomfotable but we are spoilt at home with memory foam! This is a good place to tour the Cotswolds from and we will definately return and are thinking of attending one of their Murder weekends!
Would go again.
Enjoyed a two night break. Room excellent...private sauna suite a bonus. Food excellent, but surprise surprise, same limited menu each nght...lazy. However filled in questionnaire and got a response saying two menus to run in parallel in future. Well done Hatton Court. would recommend it.
OK provided you get a deal
The rating really depends on how much you are paying. I have stayed here a couple of times; on both the food was uniformly poor and the staff de-motivated (on the last occasion it was the night after a busyValentines - the restaurant staff in particular just did not want to be there!). If you get a late Sunday night deal at £40.00 and eat in the village fine - use it like a travel lodge - the rooms have always been very good.
What can i say
we found this hotel purely by chance whilst browsing the internet. We needed a special location for a special occassion in our lives.........WOW!! I was left speechless. The hotel itself is so picturesque which is what attracted us at first, but this continues with the warming ambience on the reception. The staff are friendly, but courteous, offering an excellent service with "can do" attitudes.
This hotel comes highly recommended by us
I'd already booked Hatton Court before I read the previous review on this website, so I was a bit dubious as to what I'd get. Unfortunately the previous reviewer was right - this place really does not deliver. We booked an "executive" room but despite the nice jacuzzi we had two beds pushed together (we were promised a large double or king size), the room was small and very dated decor wise, and we had nothing but a sheet and a blanket on a cold night in October! The mini bar was locked and empty (too much hassle to maintain it) and the bowl of fruit and bath robes I'd seen promised on the website were nowhere to be seen.
After visiting Hatton Court for a number of years and having a sublime time, with food 'to die for' old fashioned attentive but unobtrusive service and all the little finishing touches that made this hotel stand out in its class, we were shocked last summer to find everything 'gone to pot'. Poor and careless service, dirty rooms and I am certain, the best chef on the planet had run off as the food was dire! Not what we have experienced over several years of near perfection.
Hotel OK, good reception areas and rooms well equiped.
Not bad at all
Not a bad hotel. Decent room. Staff accomodating. Restaurant tries to do complicated food and ends up doing it badly.