We stayed at the hotel prior to a family funeral, very sad circumstances.We had an evening meal which consisted of the best sirloin steak the 4 of us had ever tasted. The breakfast was also of a very high standard.
The beds were very comfortable and the shower was excellent.
Converted 18th Century vicarage set in lush green countryside, five miles from Swindon, and 40 miles from Stonehenge …More
This hotel is well-placed for access to all routes to North and South Cotswolds, An excellent breakfast buffet, and good value dining rates. First class staff - polite and courteous - who dealt competently with our complaint with Expedia.
First impressions a bit of a surprise. Reception at rear in kitchen. Once got used to it found everything spot on for overnight stay. Large living area for 3 people, couldn't ask for more. Staff very friendly and food very good. All together a good experience. Will definitely use again.
I arrived here by taxi, driven by a curmudgeon who had little nice to say about Salisbury...but once I stepped into the lobby, the pleasure started. The person at the front desk was a wonderful, friendly lady. The lobby is cozy and classy. The room is beautiful. I felt comfortable and pampered in this hotel. The luxury is understated and classy.
The approach to the Manor House Hotel is astounding - and it just gets better. The food has a Michelin star, and it shows. The staff are delightful, the wine list excellent and nothing is too much trouble. It is difficult to raise any problems. I suppose the car park could have less trees over it. However, Local Government might object as Castle Combe is a complete architectural gem and the car park is next to a medieval church. The main drawback is, naturally, the price. You will need very deep pockets all the time. However, it is my experience that you get what you pay for and if you can't 'cut the mustard' go to a lesser place.
If you enjoy experiencing time-warps then Cleeve House, at Seend, on the outskirts of Melksham, Wiltshire, is a must.
An almost gothic pile to the eye, it exudes an old-fashioned ambience that provides a genuinely warm and welcoming glow throughout it's hallowed corridors.
Honestly, at one time (before the 80s were counted out) this characterful type of lodging was scattered liberally throughout this green and pleasant land. It rested, contentedly midst the burgeoning four star noisy hotel chains and the better to be avoided genteel private guest houses that were really no better than expensive B&Bs. But alas, many have succumbed to oppressive health and safety laws and spiraling labour costs.
Unfortunately, and due to, no doubt, the Cleeve's popularity, we were only able to rest our weary bodies for a single night. Though a night of deep and welcome sleep it was, with an enchanting morning's view across a bucolic landscape, and a breakfast fit for a king.
Go, go, go to The Cleeve. You will not be disappointed.
I stayed for one night and the atmosphere in and around the hotel was very relaxing. The staff were also friendly and very helpful - for example I ordered food but had to go out for an hour and the front desk were more than willing to accept the order on my behalf and hold it until my return. This made my evening of work less stressful and I appreciate the extra effort. I will be working in the area a few more time in the next 6 months and will definitely book again.
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