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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 and was part of the Gunpowder Plot
  • It is set in 500 acres of parkland and Capability Brown-designed gardens
  • Charlecote Park and Coughton Court are both within 45 minutes' drive
  • Feature Bedchambers have a 4-poster bed, a bed with a canopy or a Victorian roll-top bath

96%
Enjoyed This
(130 Member Ratings)
"Beautiful hotel and grounds, professionally run by efficient friendly staff. Excellent breakfast with lots of choice of quality food. Rooms were large clean and well furnished."
Geoffrey
18. Jul 2018
Peebles, 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 12th-century former 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 lined with 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 (open March-October), which, like Coombe Abbey, claims historical ties with the Gunpowder Plot. 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 (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:

  • "Coombe Abbey offers unique charm and character in the heart of Warwickshire. Both history and hospitality can be found in the grand former abbey" -- 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 the hotel

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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £15 per 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. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed/cot and confirm the age of the third guest.

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

96%
Enjoyed This
(130 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Coombe Abbey Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and grounds, professionally run by efficient friendly staff. Excellent breakfast with lots of choice of quality food. Rooms were large clean and well furnished.
Other Comments
A special mention to Iwona on reception who went the extra mile by changing our room as we would have been disturbed by a wedding not due to finish until midnight.
Geoffrey 18. Jul 2018 Peebles, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Different to the run of the mill hotels, very quirky.
Other Comments
Staff very helpful
Dawn 17. Apr 2018 Ledbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything, we can't put into words, but have been on many holidays, long haul , stayed in beautiful locations and hotels, but..... Coombe Abbey just has a huge shiny star over it, saying visit me .... and visit me often... so, we do !!!
Robin 17. Apr 2018 Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff & service were outstanding
Other Comments
The supplements on a la carte menu were excessive and in every main and all but 1 starter......
Adrian 15. Apr 2018 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself is full of character, a wonderful venue.
Other Comments
The rooms were stylish, food excellent and staff first class.
Keith 12. Apr 2018 Walsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room we stayed in was lovely. Four poster bed and secret bathroom .
Other Comments
We didn't like the discrepancy over the a la carte menu. We thought we could eat from the above menu, but we were charged a hefty supplement as travelzoo did not make dining and the prices clear.
Carol 11. Apr 2018 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Historic building sympathetically restored
Other Comments
Exceptional food
Jane 10. Apr 2018 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The rooms and the restaurant
s 04. Apr 2018 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Grounds
Other Comments
Lovely food. Very Quirky.
Sarah 01. Apr 2018 Hazlemere , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous venue and amazing staff.
Wendy 31. Mar 2018 Telford, United Kingdom

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