Coombe Abbey Hotel

, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coombe Abbey Hotel

, Coventry
3 star

Rooms: 84

Brinklow Road - Coventry - England - CV3 2AB - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 02476450450
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from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband had booked a surprise weekend away for my 40th birthday. It was the most perfect weekend ever. We both love visiting English Heritage and National Trust sites and live not far from Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. We were so impressed by not only the room but also the public areas. The corridor with the row of busts has an atmosphere all of it's own! Our room was a feature room - we had a canopy over our bed, a corner bath and drapes around the bath/shower. As we were booked on a 'Romantic Weekend Break' we had complimentary chocolates, flowers and Champagne in our room - the flowers are still going strong a week later!
When we had checked in (3 hours early but this was not a problem for them) we went for a walk in the public part of the grounds. The only thing to spoil this was that the information video in the visitor's centre did not work. We then returned to the Hotel for a few drinks sat outside the restaurant. This is a very 'English' place - you are surrounded by hanging baskets and bushes and the only sound apart from your conversation is birds twittering.
After one or two drinks we returned to our room to open our Champagne and watch Andy Murray at Wimbledon (our idea of heaven).
We were booked into the restaurant for 7pm and were served a wonderful mouth watering meal by a very (but not overly) attentive waiter.
Breakfast next morning was excellant. There was so much to choose from and everything was fresh.
I can honestly say that this is the second best hotel I have ever stayed in. My favourite was The Eden Rock Resort in the Art Deco region of Miami Beach so it had a lot to live up to.
I would definately return to Coombe Abbey and recommend it to anyone who enjoys the finer things in life.

Great Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here for one night with my partner, we payed extra for a feature room and this was great, lovely big bathroom and large four poster bed.

The evening meal at the hotel was fantastic i would highly recommened eating here.

Also the breakfast we had delivered to the room in the morning was also fantastic.

i would defiantly stay at this hotel again, the staff were all very helpful and polite.

Disappointing Interior

from JennaCat
I went to Coombe Abbey for an open house day set up for weddings, and as it was the first potential wedding venue I visited with my mother, I was very excited too see what Coombe had to offer. Although we did not stay overnight, the impressions we got were enough to put me off staying there overnight and I hope this review is helpful to prospective clients. The exterior of this house is beautiful, however let down considerably by the interior. Being open to the public for a wedding demonstration, we expected the entrance to be well signposted but it was not, and having wondered into the main door to reception, the staff wandering around did not offer to help us and we had to resort to asking other members of the public where to go to sign in. We were then marched through the building by a member of staff and told to walk all the way round the outside of the building to enter through a different doorway (in the rain). The staff at sign in were rude and did not apologise for the lack of signposting when we mentioned we had had trouble finding the sign in desk. The reception in the main part of the hotel was very dark and a bit spooky, and now we were shown around the Baronial Hall and drinking chamber which had no windows. I'm sure this reception suite would be great for a medieval themed wedding, but I found it suffocatingly dark. Next we were shown around the High Court, which upon entering smelt of smoke. The downstairs room had no windows and a mirror where the ceremony takes place that was a funny distorting mirror, rather than the proper reflective sort! The upstairs room to this suite was awful. The carpets were dirty, as was the chair linen and table cloths. The glass on doors and windows had not been cleaned recently, and the paintwork on the walls was flaking with large pieces missing and other holes and marks on the walls in the landing area. This was quite shocking considering the website says that this suite has been recently refurbished. The attitude of the guide and other staff confirmed my suspicion that this hotel is living off its reputation, but frankly, this hotel has not been looked after well at all, and the staff do not seem happy to be working here. The arrogance of the staff in the quality and splendour of the hotel is certainly not well deserved. Back in the main part of the hotel, I continued to notice holes in ceilings, rust on radiators, terrace furniture and gargen gate, and worn woodwork and peeling wallpaper upstairs in the feature bedrooms we were shown around. No drinks were offered to visitors despite the lengthy tour, and I really felt the staff were overly confident that the hotel would sell itself, so did not make us feel valued as potential clients. The magazine given to us had barely any information about the venue in it, so in all, it was a wasted trip. The interior of this hotel is a real let down as from the outside, it seems to have so much potenial. Other people touring the house with us seemed oblivious to the shabbiness of the decor, instead focusing on the impressiveness of the style of furnishings rather than the quality of accomodation offered.

No Ordinary Hotel

from Welikethelakes
I have stayed in lots of Hotels over the years but this one has got to be one of the best. The interior is simply stunning and the staff helpfull.We stopped over on a Friday night on our way to Surrey on holiday to break up the journey and enjoyed it so much we booked again for the following week on our way home. We booked the Friday night package which included DBB and we were allocated room 55 which was a feature room overlooking its own garden with doors leading to your own table and chairs. Bathroom was lovely with the added bonus of luxury bath robes and toiletries. dinner was fantastic, if you go ask to take your coffee in the lounge area which is out of this world. The grounds are lovely too. We discussed with the reception staff the room we would like to have on our return journey and she recommended room 140 which is also a feature room, we booked the Warwick Castle package. On arrival they let us store our bags and bikes!! then collected our castle tickets and headed off for the day. On return we found our room and bags awaiting us in room 140 which is quite a way from reception and is up its own stairs. Well the room was stunning overlooking the moat at the front of the hotel and with its famous hidden bathroom behind a bookcase. There was also water and fruit for us to enjoy. After a lovely bath in the bathroom we went for dinner which was even better that the last week and left me near to bursting, coffe and baileys were enjoyed in the room near the front of the hotel before retiring.Breakfast is a buffet to help yourself and was very good. Overall I would recommend this hotel for something different and you can go to their Medieval Banquet at weekends. Weddings here also seem very popular and there were 3 the Saturday we were there.

Absolutely amazing!!

from nikkiespi
No ordinary hotel; you can say that again!
Coombe Abbey is the most beautiful place i have ever seen!
The service is second to none, employees here are kind courteous and go to the absolute extremes to please their guests!
My fiance proposed to me here, and had been scheming with the team here to make it perfect for me, which it was and then some!!
If you do come here make sure you have dinner & breakfast, the food is out of this world!! The dinner in particular!
I love it enough i am planning my wedding here now in 2008, cant imagine getting married anywhere else!
5 out of 5!!
thank you coombe abbey xx

Fantastic Stay

from $
We stayed 1 night for our 1st Wedding anniversary. The hotel is very dramatic and theatrical. We had a fantastic feature room (with the bathroom hidden behind the bookcase)!
Afternoon drinks taken in the lovely conservatory.
Dinner in the restaurant was nice - the waiters were very good, being around just when you needed them.
It was a great place for a romantic occassion.
The only bad thing I could say was the resident cat was very grumpy!!!

s shine

from SLBK
We have just returned from a weekend away to celebrate our wedding anniversary and can honestly say that having stayed at this hotel 3 times previously its gone down hill!

Having arrived at reception (which was busy) we had to wait 15 minutes until someone was able to check us in this was interrupted 4 times by the receptionist answering the telephone, I asked if there was any chance as it was our WA if we could have a complimentary upgrade we were staying 2 nights on a DB&B. We were told yes and that 3 different rooms were available for us to take a look at and choose the one we liked the look of. We did and when we went back to the reception to pick up our new keys we were told that in fact the room wasn't complimentary and that we would need to pay an extra £200! After nearly an hour later being made to feel like a liar and a naughty child while the reception manager asked all the staff involved 'their side of the story' we were finally shown to one of the rooms we had looked at (big thing made that at 5pm on a friday they still anticipated selling that room at its premium price)
The room was huge but it definately needed a refurbishment and the number of 'hairs' on the bathroom floor and in the bed which weren't ours ran into double figures!

Dinner was OK the first night, but breakfast the following morning was a joke! Tables were left dirty and stacked high with used plates, the buffet hot food wasn't hot and we listened to the waiting staff moaning and complaining about another member of staff and working in the hotel!

Dinner the second night resulted in us having to ask to move tables as there was a terrible draught and everything including our 'used butter' was swapped and slammed onto our new table - just to ensure we were totally aware of the problem we were causing.
On top of this we also had to ask 3 times for our glasses to be topped up with our own wine - which we weren't allowed to have on our table (so we could do it ourself without the fuss!)

All in all we won't be wasting our money again on this hotel they are currently refurbsihing parts of the hotel but in our view they could do with also re-training all their staff in the basic principles of customer services.

As a UK resident there seems to be a general acceptance of low standards of service when compared with other (and often less expensive) worldwide destinations - a real shame that no one seems 'to care anymore!

Fantastic stay!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at Coombe Abbey for a wedding only a few days ago and I have to say that it was the best weekend away I have ever experienced! Our room was magnificent! The bathroom was large and spacious and the room was very warm and comfortable. Food in the restaurant was out of this world! The staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

Overall, I would definitely reccomend this hotel if you are visiting. It is unique and there is no other hotel like it. It is definitely worth what you pay for it. No complaints whatsoever!

Fantastic Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the hotel on a lastminute room rate prior to flying out on a weekend break. The problem with half price deals is that you can often end up in the worst room of the hotel and really dissapointed. This was not the case here however as we had a lovely fourposter bed, marble bathroom etc, etc....

The hotel is really unique and the service was amazing, really attentive yet not too intrusive! The restaurant food was fairly expensive (£100 for a meal for two with wine) however it was lovely as it was a special occasion and the setting was great.

We will definatly be going back for a repeat visit in the very near future.

lovely place but ?

from zzr600
stayed at coombe abbey for 2 nights whilst attending a course in coventry recently , i can see why couples would love the place, especially newly weds etc as it is totally a one off very luxurious but as i was all on my owmsome it became quite ridiculously boring ? theres just nothing to do ? i mean theres no proper bar as such, no gym or swimming pool etc . the restauraunt however is stunning and food is quite superb highly recommended for couples the rooms are very plush if you can forgive the creaking floorboards , try not to think about ghosts or you will be up all night !!!!

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Coombe Abbey's Specials If you stay during less busy times they have very good package that includes night's stay and dinner, a real cost savings.

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Room service Room service ends at 10pm and no 24 hour service is available. Staff cannot also have takeaways/pizzas delivered so its worth bearing this in mind.


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  • Address: Brinklow Road - Coventry - England - CV3 2AB - United Kingdom
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