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Coombe Abbey Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Founded as an abbey in 1150, the property was home to James I's daughter & linked to the Gunpowder Plot
  • It is set in 500 acres of parkland & Capability Brown-designed gardens
  • Charlecote Park & Coughton Court are within a 45-minute drive
  • Feature Bedchambers have a 4-poster bed, a bed with a canopy or a Victorian roll-top bath

96%
Enjoyed This
(134 Member Ratings)
"The room allocation within the old house was wonderful. We love the old historic hotels and would return in a heartbeat"
Catherine
Apr 02, 2017
Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Junction 2 of the M6 and the M69 are both 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. Coventry station is 20 minutes away, and has services to Manchester and Birmingham. Direct trains to London Euston take 60 minutes. Birmingham airport takes 35 minutes by car.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

With candlelit corridors, vaulted ceilings, a portcullis and a wealth of history buried within, Coombe Abbey Hotel is a former 12th-century monastery set in rolling Warwickshire countryside. It is surrounded by the 500-acre Coombe Country Park, which has Capability Brown-designed gardens and a lake bordered by willow trees.

The property has an interesting history -- founded in 1150 as the Abbey of Cumbe, it was surrendered to King Henry VIII in 1539, during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It was later home to Princess Elizabeth (daughter of James I), who came to be educated at the abbey in 1603. Had James I been killed in the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes planned to kidnap the princess from Coombe Abbey and put her on her father's throne.

Warwickshire is home to many stately homes and sites of historic interest. National Trust property Charlecote Park is 30 minutes' drive away. The hotel is also 45 minutes from Coughton Court, which, like Coombe Abbey, claims historical ties with the Gunpowder Plot (open March-October). Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham are within 40 minutes' drive of the hotel, and Coventry is 15 minutes away.

The hotel has a restaurant, and a bar with an extensive drinks menu. Afternoon tea is served in the Garden Room restaurant from 12:30-3:45pm, and pre-booking is advised. Medieval banquets are held on Saturday, and have been running for 40 years.

Rooms have ornate decoration and a traditional look. Feature Bedchambers each have a unique feature, such as a 4-poster bed, a bed with a canopy or a Victorian roll-top bath. Some bedrooms are in the original mansion, and some are in a modern wing.

From the press:


  • "Plush, gilt-mirrored, 119-room country house hotel" -- The Daily Telegraph

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £15per night for children aged 3 to 11. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. 
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Car parking is subject to availability and charged at £5 per stay.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

96%
Enjoyed This
(134 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Coombe Abbey Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room allocation within the old house was wonderful. We love the old historic hotels and would return in a heartbeat
Other Comments
Our dining experience wasn't quite as good as the previous visit but it won't put us off booking again if Travelzoo do a deal. The food was great but the service was just a bit lacking. We appreciate that they were very busy.
Catherine Apr 02, 2017 Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic staff and service in a stunning setting.
mark Apr 02, 2017 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room
Martin Apr 02, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb room and setting. Good food and superb staff , particularly Manuel at reception
Other Comments
Lovely and quirky old building. Great vista from our old fashioned but lovely room
Brian Mar 31, 2017 Hungerford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The experience of staying in such an interesting building (quirky luxury), lovely country park for walks, good food in the restaurant in the evening and all staff were friendly and helpful.
Helen Mar 30, 2017 Oswestry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel Rooms, and gardens
Other Comments
Pity the cost of meal extra gets expensive
Derek Mar 29, 2017 brighton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience and the restaurant.
Other Comments
Could be cleaned and maintained a little better, thought it is not shabby or dirty.
Roy Mar 29, 2017 Takeley, Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Yes the hotel itself and dinner was first class.
Other Comments
We had an amazing dinner and room was fine but the breakfast was of a standard you could expect in a motorway service station. There were only 2 members of staff who didn't have time to clean the tables or get fresh food. Eggs where hard and cold, you had to stand around waiting for plates etc. Tea and coffee was stewed, bread for toast was of the cheapest quality. Such a shame after such a lovely evening.
Patsy Mar 29, 2017 Northwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, and being a very old place with some history
sheila Mar 28, 2017 leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the whole experience. The ambience, friendly staff and delicious food.
Other Comments
We had previously had afternoon tea at the hotel.
Dorothy Mar 28, 2017 Lichfield, United Kingdom

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