Coventry, United Kingdom

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% (166 Member Ratings)

"Chance to relax, great atmosphere"
Katherine
Jan 15, 2017
Thrapston, 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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166 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Coombe Abbey Hotel over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: Chance to relax, great atmosphere
Katherine Jan 15, 2017 Thrapston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The grounds were awesome. The food was delightful
Other Comments: The parking at 5 pound was a surprise
david Jan 09, 2017 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: overall beautiful room and grounds
Other Comments: Rather too Corporate for rest and relaxation. They need to get the balance right!
MARILYN Oct 14, 2016 BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: fabulous surroundings
pat Sep 30, 2016 Romford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room and the grounds were excellent. Very interesting hotel with lots of historical interests.
Other Comments: The dinner was very disappointing.The service was slow and the staff were not very efficient. Our starters were extremely small for the price £8 each. My husband's smoked trout was dry and served on its own. The main again was very disappointing. My husband's sole was very small and tasteless for £20.50, just like frozen fillet of fish. My lamb rump had a lot of grizzles in it. We didn't bother to wait for desserts as the main dishes were not cleared away after we finished for 10 minutes.
Ning Jun 07, 2016 Abberley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The historic atmosphere and ambiance. The attentive and efficient staff.
Deborah May 09, 2016 Stafford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: What a fabulous place, full of surprises. Had a super stay.
Linda May 05, 2016 Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The history and the atmosphere. Staff very helpful and polite. Fantastic room.
Other Comments: Wonderful stay to celebrate a special birthday. Loved exploring the hotels corridors and nooks and çranies.
Helen May 03, 2016 Oldbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: loved everything, room, decor of rest of hotel, 3 course dinner,and breakfast.
KAREN May 02, 2016 BANBURY, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food was good at dinner (albeit at extra cost)
Other Comments: It was a very dark hotel. There were several maintenance issues with the room. The menu although al la carte was limited, we end up paying a supplement on every dish, this is not what we expect from a travelzoo offer. Possibly our most disappointing Travelzoo experience.
Maria May 01, 2016 Henley in Arden, United Kingdom

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