Manor House Classic Hotel

, Moreton in marsh, United Kingdom
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Manor House Classic Hotel

, Moreton in marsh

Rooms: 39

High Street - Moreton in marsh - England - GL56 0LJ - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01608650501
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7/10
Good but Expensive
Submitted by: Jack in 27/12/10
  • Age Group: 60plus
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
This is a lovely hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh and we tried their Christmas Special and enjoyed it very much. The hotel was warm and comfortable; the staff very attentive at all times.
It is quite a highly rated hotel so we expected a high standard but our 'superior' room seemed small, we had to move the chair to open the wardrobe and move it back to get to the bed. Similarly the neat suitcase rack blocked access to most of the drawers in the chest of drawers! The TV had only 4 terrestrial channels, it turned out that we were lucky - some rooms had none! The bed was comfortable but it creaked when one person turned over but that wasn't nearly as bad as the creaking from the floorboards in the room above ours during the night! Even though the occupants were merely getting out of bed to visit the bathroom the sound of the creaking as they walked around the room was enough to disturb our sleep!
We thought that the restaurant was magnificent, the food delicious and the service generally great. However, on our first night we had been at our table for 90 minutes before the starter arrived! On other occasions our next course arrived before we had finished the last one, but these were acceptable wrinkles on an otherwise excellent service.
We thought the prices a little high, especially the wine £18 for a screw-top bottle of plonk is rather too much!
Overall however we enjoyed our stay but felt that the high expense was possibly unjustified.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Manor House Classic Hotel

Very nice but pricey

from jkofman
Overall the Manor House gets high marks for food and service but only average for the rooms. I do not think the Manor House is good value for a Standard double room. The restaurant is excellent, the common facilities are very nice and the service is pleasant. However, it was not worth what we paid.

Friendly Ghost...

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for one Satruday night in Sept 2004. Great location in the middle of Moreton, parking is available at the front or down the lane at the side of the hotel. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, nice swimming pool, great breakfast (i.e scrambled eggs and samon cooked to order).
We managed to scare the night watchman by telling him there was a ghost there (I read it on the Internet) and they have some press clippings about it behind reception, although we didnt see it :-(

Nice choice in convenient town

from Bill_Pupp
Town not quite as quaint as others in Cotswolds, but does have a railroad stop and two shops renting bicycles (one in train station), and it's fairly well located for bicycle tours of area. (We took two circuits, 20 and 29 miles, with many highlights and almost no duplication.) Town also has a lived-in feel absent from more touristy ones we visited. And good Indian restaurant!

Hotel staff itself was good about storing bicycles and answering questions about where to eat, when trains run, etc. It also offered breakfast with varied offerings (not just same old fried tomatoes, beans, etc.) in snazzy seating and until 9:30 a.m. or so. Comfortable, nicely decorated room. Others might have been bothered by moderate traffic noise (our room was one on the A road), but we weren't, even with window cracked open one night (not much traffic at night). Very nice common rooms, including one with fireplace ideal for warming bones after cycling through October breezes and occasional rain squalls.

First rate hotel in a superb Cotswold location

from Dennis1
I had the great pleasure of staying at this excellent hotel for several days during the spring of 2003 by using my timeshare points in Fairfield Plus Partners (cashed in through Fairfield via the superbreaks website). I have stayed at many British hotels and this is truly one of the best. Breakfast and dinner were included daily as part of the deal and each meal was a joy to look forward to. Some of the staff are from South Africa and they know what good service standards are. The regular British staff were also wonderful and eager to please at all times. I did swim in the heated pool and hot tub and they were pleasant enough, but I agree with another reviewer that the changing rooms and shower facilities in the pool could be updated. But that is a small point, as the rest of the hotel is top grade. The bathroom in my third floor room was immaculate and brightly lit with track lighting. The tea tray in my room was stocked with nice cookies and bottled water. The library and lounge were warm and inviting. I received a phone call after dinner one evening while I was in the library, and the staff actually found me and directed me to a phone nearby -- a courtesy I would never expect in a hotel. Anywhere else I would have merely got the message light telling me I missed a phone call. The quaint town of Moreton-in-Marsh itself is another reason to stay here. Its simple layout and architecture are sublimely beautiful! Parts of the Manor House Hotel date from the 16th century. Several attractions (gardens, arboretum) are very close by. There is a modern supermarket available at the opposite end of the high street. You can easily walk from the hotel to the train station for a direct train to London Paddington, which I did. I did not have a car, so I took the local bus from Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-in-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, and another bus which goes to Chipping Campden and Broadway. I met two Americans from Massachusetts who were likewise exploring with the local buses. Nothing seems too far away. The surrounding countryside is magnificent. If you have a rental car, I understand you can park it free in the hotel's lot -- that is a benefit because parking seems to be difficult in most of the Cotswold villages during peak vacation times. I plan to return to the Manor House Hotel and I highly recommend it.

A lovely place to stay

from sjewkes
We stayed here for a single night partly to break up our journey and partly for a treat. I'd already heard good comments about this hotel, so my expectations were already high when I arrived. All I can say is that it surpassed them. All the staff we met were incredibly friendly, efficient and helpful - from those on reception to those serving the food in the restaurant. For me, this really made our stay near perfect.

We were there for less than a day and yet we found that we could relax almost as soon as we arrived. The room itself was very clean (including the on-stuite bathroom - which was spotless), comfortable and very charming. The same goes for the rest of the hotel, it was a place where you could really feel at home.

As for the food, we had both and evening meal and breakfast during our brief stay. Both were simply outstanding. I couldn't find fault in either meal at all, it was all so perfect.

The only minor low-point of our stay was simply due to the incredible heat of this weekend. It's been incredibly humid for the past week and this meant that the temperature in the room was high enough to make it difficult to get to sleep. This was slightly compounded by the fact that we had the windows open, so there was some noise from the traffic outside. I don't see this as any serious fault of the hotel as it would have been equally as hard to sleep anywhere with this weather.

The reason I mention it is merely to say that it in no way affected how we felt about our stay here. The level of service really made a difference. I just wish all hotels in the UK were this good.

Fabulous relaxation

from dandhkm
The hotel is a lovely building on the high street of this tiny town. It has some lovely gardens, a pool (which we didn't use) and plenty of space in the lounge, bar and restaurant. We went for a one night stay over the bank holiday. We got a four poster bed room which was very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant which had a lovely atmosphere. The food was beautifully presented but did not taste quite as good as it looked. Breakfast in bed was good - as were the tea and biscuits!! The staff are very friendly and the hotel had a very comfortable feel. We will definately go back for the relaxation and food as it is such a short trip from London, but you feel like you are miles away. Would definitely recommend it to others looking for a complete relax!

First Love

from A TripAdvisor Member
Gorgeous old vicarage of cotswold stone, 5 star restaraunt and service, feature rooms. Hotel surrounded by antique shops on the high street and a pub serving delicious home made beer. Room 20 has low beams and a feature window surrounded by foliage looking out onto a pleasant lawn and across to the churchyard which itself is a nice stroll. Full of character and class. There is a pool and a jaccuzi too from what I remember a sauna I believe. The food was very special.

Four-poster bliss

from A TripAdvisor Member
A last minute decision to break a long journey in the Cotswolds brought us to The Manor House Hotel. What a treat! From the moment we stepped through the door we felt at home (..if only it WAS my home.....sigh!) with a genuinely friendly nothing's- too-much-trouble greeting.

What a room - we were in the Tudor Moot Suite - four poster & antique furniture and the sweetest little sitting room (sticking out above the entrance porch) gave us surely one on the best views of the High Street to be had. With refurbishment of the bar area under way the restaurant was the only choice for inhouse eating/drinking during our stay, so we ate in the newly opened restaurant (only opened the week before) - disapointingly neither our first choice of main course or wine were available ("we're still awaiting deliveries") but never the less an enjoyable meal with super service.

Can't wait to have an excuse to return.

I would stay again

from FiKent
This hotel was a very pleasant surprise. It's furnished beautifully with antiques and our bedroom was charming. What I thought was really outstanding about our stay was the food and the service. The reception and restaurant staff couldn't have been more helpful and professional.
The dinner and breakfast were terrific and nothing was too much trouble. I keep thinking of returning to stay a little longer...

Style, romance, cleanliness - this hotel has it all!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is absolutely excellent! It is one of a group of 6 hotels (chain is called "Cotswold Inns") and is of a very high standard.The hotel is based in a village called Moreton-in Marsh which is a quaint little village with quite a few shops, both gift shops for those who like to browse, and useful shops such as banks and One-Stop (good for the late night munchies!). There are some lovely pubs (the one we ate in had FANTASTIC food) and there is even an "Ask" pasta restaurant for those who prefer the tried and tested!We arrived on a Tuesday morning and discovered a weekly market so the place was packed! It was difficult to park, but luckily the hotel has a car park! The market was well worth a visit - even just for the atmosphere!The hotel itself has 38 bedrooms, all individually styled. We stayed in a standard double.
It was IMMACULATELY clean (and I am a real hygene freak), beautifully decorated in deep red wallpaper with a fabric canopy over the bed. The bathroom seemed brand new, yet was traditionally styled, again, immaculately clean. What I particularly liked was that the bathroom had a window which is pretty rare these days in most hotels. As the room was high up in the eves, it was wonderful to have a bath as the sun set. The staff in the hotel were very friendly and efficient. The breakfast was lovely. We did not use the hotel for food, as to be honest it tended to be a bit over budget. However, we did have a drink in the stunning gardens which was lovely. The hotel also offers an afternoon tea which looked very tasty indeed!The one downside was the swimming pool. I do not think that it has been modernised and as a result I did not feel like using it. My fiance did use it and was disappointed in the changing and shower facilities saying that it was like being back at school. It is such a small negative that to be honest I wouldn't worry! Just thought I ought to mention it!In summary, this hotel is the PERFECT romantic break. Some rooms even have four poster beds! It is centrally based for touring the Cotswolds, but if you just wanted a quaint little village to stay in I think you would also enjoy it. I cannot recommend it enough!

Top Local Tips for Moreton in marsh

Visiting area towns We used the local bus to visit Stow on the Wold and Burton on the Water. The local Tourist information center several blocks from the hotel has a lot of information on things to right in the area. Made for a great day trip. Another day we used Dave Walker Tours for a full day touring Broadway, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe and other great little villages in the Cotswolds. He was a great guide and driver.

Cotswold Market Towns The Cotswold Market towns are well worth a visit but do some research and plan to arrive just as the tiurist buses are arriving or leaving.

Try the Thai Visit the Thai Cottage restaurant on Oxford Street, superb authentic food.

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  • Address: High Street - Moreton in marsh - England - GL56 0LJ - United Kingdom
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