Colwall Park - Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Drawing Room Builth Wells
A Room with a View (Not)
We booked the best room they had (no.1) at about £180 including dinner. The room itself was nice enough, as long as you did not look out of the window, which looked directly onto what can only be described as an old people's home plus some building works. The house itself is set on a main road (although reasonably quiet), at a junction. The aerial photo the website shows belies the true location of the hotel, which is nothing special, as it does not have its own grounds.
We asked if there were any rooms with a view, but the best they could offer was a pokey room with plastic windows with double glazing, so we decided to stay in room no.1.
When we went to dinner, the dining room smelt of mustiness and was cold in appearance and atmosphere. The trappings were overdone: a waitress slicing bread with white gloves on a cheese trolley and serving it up like caviar was really over the top, as far as we were concerned. The fish I had was also tough.
Although the mattresses were not unduly uncomfortable, I had a problem sleeping on mine, having a sensitive back requiring a relatively soft mattress, and was awake from 4am. Accordingly, when we told them the next day we were checking out, due to both the room and the mattress, having warned them the night before of this and the receptionist saying that was fine, they then wanted to charge us for 2 out of the 3 nights we had booked and duly did so.
We appreciate there was a contract and wanted to hold us to it, but if they think we would ever go back or indeed recommend this place to anyone else, they are sorely mistaken.
In summary, the hotel and staff are overrated and we would not return.
The room actually looks out onto an exclusive small development of apartments and we do in fact have over an acre of our own well tended gardens.
I am not sure how one can serve sliced bread like caviar, but perhaps the smell in the restaurant was the aroma of freshly baked bread?
In the circumstances I thought it more than reasonable to only charge for 2 of the 3 nights they had booked and we are pleased to hear they will not be coming back again.
Superb food, wonderful walks
A perfect place for a short break just past the Cotswolds. Super, super food. Great wines including a nice selection of half bottles.Highly recommed to book the Dinner bed and breakfast package. Had a superior twin room which was spacious, warm with an excellent bathroom. International staff were good, but lacked local knowledge, but were helpful to give literature. Walking the hills and lovely local shopping in Ledbury. Will certainly return.
Londoners should take the A44 going home and take a half way break at the wonderful town of Woodstock.
Great hotel, fantastic food
Stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Booked a deluxe room and we got the biggest room I've ever stayed in with the biggest bed!
The bathroom was large too with all the usual ammenities. My one niggle was that the room and bathroom looked a bit tired and could do with updating but this didn't spoil the stay in anyway.
The bar area was pleasant with a separate room for smokers and a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Now I get to the food! I have never before eaten food that was so fantastic. It is well deserving of the awards they have received and that are displayed in the entrance to the restaurant. Everything about it was great, a fantastic menu which is presented in a superb way. I'm only sorry we were only there 2 nights as I would have loved to try everything.
Breakfast was equally as good and the hotel derserves high praise for their food and their friendly staff.
Well worth a visit.
Great hotel, fabulous food.
Stayed there twice during June 2005. The single rooms are very small; worth upgrading to a double although the shower in the single was better. Lovely grounds, very helpful and friendly staff.
Very atmospheric building right in the heart of Colwall, which is very quiet and picturesque. The noisiest thing there is the dawn chorus!
I did not dine in the restaurant, which I heard was fabulous, but the "bar meals" were outstanding - the same standard as the restuarant. Not cheap but every penny. Nice atmosphere in the evenings.
Great location for exploring the Malvern Hills too, nestled just below them. Free wireless internet access.
Highly recommended. I will be staying there again.
Wonderful rural break
A great hotel to escape from London for the weekend and enjoy the Malvern countryside. The walks and scenery around the area are superb. The hotel is pleasantly situated in the village of Colwall, with comfortable spacious rooms, and some of the best food I have eaten outside of London. The owners are a friendly welcoming couple who will ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.
We stayed for a 3 night gourmet break, totally brilliant! Friendly & efficient staff, wonderful welcome. Food was wonderful, but do ask about the chef's night off, as that evening was not the same standard. Hoping to return soon.
We spent one night here last weekend, and wished we could have stayed much longer. Check-in was very civilised and the nice lady receptionist showed us up to our room. This was quite superb, beautifully furnished and finished.Dinner was an amazing experience; friendly and very attentive service combined with one of the best meals we have ever had.
The Colwall Park chef is seriously talented. Breakfast was equally impressive and we enjoyed chatting with the manageress (we think) who had looked after us so well at dinner the night before; also worthy of praise are the friendly Spanish waitress and barman. The owners and staff of Colwall Park deserve great praise for their hospitality and attention to detail. Full marks from us and thanks for a great stay!Mark & Sian
Fantastic food and fabulous friendly service.A must stay hotel in a great part of rural England yet close to the Welsh borders.
Great location in the centre of a peaceful village with footpaths direct from the hotel gardens to the Malvern Hills. Superb gourmet food, exceptionally freindly and efficient staff and a lively bar full of character locals.
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