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Alexandra House

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Why We Love It

  • The property is set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds
  • Leisure facilities include a pool, a sauna, a steam room and a gym
  • Cirencester -- a bustling Cotswold town -- is half an hour's drive away and Highclere Castle, a country house in the Jacobethan style and the filming location of TV's "Downton Abbey", is a 35-minute drive away
  • The Georgian city of Bath and Stonehenge are both an hour's drive away

87% (739 Member Ratings)

"the space and friendly staff"
May 11, 2017
Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Alexandra House is 10 minutes' drive away from junction 15 of the M4. Parking is free. Swindon, the nearest train station, is about a 15-minute drive away and has regular services to London Paddington.

Rooms & Rates

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Alexandra House is set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, four miles from Swindon and half an hour's drive from the Cotswolds.

The Cotswold market town of Cirencester -- where you'll find "handsome streets of golden stone that are generously punctuated by green spaces" according to The Daily Telegraph -- is 30 minutes away by car. It has a selection of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. 

The Georgian city of Bath and Stonehenge are both an hour's drive away, while Highclere Castle, a country house in the Jacobethan style set in parkland designed by Capability Brown, is a 35-minute drive away.

The 260-acre Lydiard Park is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel. Lydiard House -- a striking Grade I-listed Palladian house -- is the beating heart of the park and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Cotswold Water Park, an area of 40 square miles with more than 150 lakes that is ideal for walking, cycling, angling and a variety of watersports, is 35 minutes' drive away.

The hotel's Tempus Restaurant offers à la carte and set-menu dining, and the Tempus Bar serves drinks and lighter meals. All guests get free use of the health club, which has a gym, a pool, a sauna and a steam room.

Standard bedrooms measure 18 square metres and have free Wi-Fi.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, for children aged 3 and under: £10 per child, per night. This includes breakfast. Extra bed available on request for children aged 4-12: £15 per child, per night. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £10 per pet, per night.

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.

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

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87% Positive
(739 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Alexandra House Hotel (Part of P H Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Comparable to Fawlty Towers. Room furthest walk from reception. Toilet didn't work. Reception, housekeeping and duty manager didn't answer phone. Had to walk a long way to reception. Eventually was moved into another room virtually above original one. In both rooms Tv channels didn't work properly but had given up by this time. Breakfast - good variety but no bacon (and nothing to indicate there ever had been any). People near us had asked for some so we too asked and was told they couldn't find the chef/cook. The other people shared theirs with us. No hot water for tea or coffee and no marmalade. A lady called Emma was extremely helpful and sorted this out for us. I know she didn't usually work in the kitchen as she had helped us move room the day before. The hotel was clean and reception staff were pleasant but I would not recommend it. I had thought more highly of a De Veres hotel. Most disappointed and would have been very annoyed had we paid their normal rates.
Jacquie May 17, 2017 Newcastle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
yes the spa but that was not available!!!
Other Comments
This hotel was booked for my wedding anniversary, I choose this hotel because of the spa, initially I booked for the 13th May, I received an email to state that the spa was being republished and that the spa facilities where not in use until the 15th, I therefore rearranged to go to the hotel on the 15th May, on arrival I was extremely disappointed to say the least, after travelling over 70 miles for a spa hotel that the spa was still not in use, after being told over the telephone that everything would be back in use by the 15th May. I would now like to know exactly what Travelzoo is prepared to do regarding this matter, as I feel I was sold something that was totally misrepresented and should have been informed regarding the spa or lack of it. Yours Kelly Collins
KELLY May 16, 2017 Greenford, United Kingdom
Other Comments
We chose hotel on basis of a pool, sauna, steam room. We were not informed that this facilitywas closed the weekend we went. Found out when we walked into leisure area. No-one told us even when we booked in. This stay was the start of our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations.
stephanie May 15, 2017 gloucester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the space and friendly staff
john May 11, 2017 Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was quiet and relaxing and staff were very helpful.
Ann May 09, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A very nice hotel with excellent service
Other Comments
Amazing value with a Travelzoo voucher
Sabine May 08, 2017 Grimsby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The pool
Caroline May 08, 2017 Warwick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Efficient; easily reached and with a fascinating background history. Excellent range of facilities professionally presented with the position and locality of the hotel an added bonus. As a 'conference centre' there is always a possibility of 'conferences' extending through the night...pity.
Paul May 07, 2017 Lytham Saint AnnesLytham St Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very clean, spa light and clean. Staff helpful. Evening meal excellent, breakfast absolutely everything!
Beverly May 06, 2017 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing
May 02, 2017 Bridgewater, United Kingdom

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