The hotel is ideally situated for visiting the Malverns. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food excellent. Our "premier" room was large, the bed comfortable and the shower powerful (there was also a bath). Overall a very pleasant stay and would happily return.
GTRMikie from Surrey, UK
With fabulous food, peaceful surroundings, friendly staff and a quiet village location in the Malvern Hills, this popular …More
We decided at fairly short notice that we needed a break and having passed through the Malverns a year or so ago decided to explore the area.The booking on Expedia was no problem. We were looking for a small quiet hotel more homely than luxurious and so chose Hold-fast Cottage. On our arrival we were greeted warmly and immediately made to feel at home. The room was lovely (Ragged Stone) pleasantly furnished in a cottage style and very clean and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was quite adequate. A bath with a shower over, washbasin and toilet. the shower was adequate, a little weak but once the hot water had worked it way up to the room perfectly adequate. The food was exceptional, the English breakfast cooked to order and so fresh and hot, Toast cereals, fruit and yoghurt, fruit juice all excellent. we ate in a couple of nights and the restaurant standard was very high. The property itself is delightful, set back off the road by a decent drive we were not aware of any road noise at night. The only noise once everyone was abed was the cattle in neighboring fields and owls. It is situated quite close to the 3 counties show ground, and we visited Hay on Wye, Gloucester, Worcester, and the vale of Evesham with no great difficulty.All in all, we found the place to be excellent for a two star hotel and if we return to the area I would definitely try to book this hotel again.
We were greeted by the owner and from start to finish our experience was perfect. Lovely breakfast, very comfy beds and room, spacious separate bathroom, all in a beautiful 17th c timbered cottage. We couldn't fault it. Highly recommended.
In a hamlet near to Malvern is a B&B where you receive tea and cake on arrival, get a bus timetable printed for you in 5 minutes and have a lovely choice of breakfast including home-made yoghurt. The ground/garden right beside the river Severn boasts a small orchard with fallen apples and plums to munch into. It was a very enjoyable stay and is a base for exploring not only the Malvern Hills but other Worcestershire places of interest.
This hotel is fabulous, beautiful old building that was built in the 1850s for the Bishop of Worcester, he had extremely good taste. The lounges and the dining rooms are beautifully set out. We had the Bishop Room No 6, beautiful room with a four poster complimented with red and gold upholstery, exquisite. Small ensuite bathroom, bath with overhead shower.
We ate in the bar for lunch, very good menu, good food too. We had dinner in the restaurant, lovely menu using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Lovely food, well cooked and presented.
Full English breakfast, including kidneys and black pudding. We will be coming back.
Purrfection from Lancashire, UK
Our Gothic, Victorian hotel is set in award winning mature, landscaped gardens at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills. It …More
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