We ended up at Bowood rather by chance as it was exactly halfway between our home and our destination in Devon and not at all far off the M4. We were offered an excellent value package for a room and dinner, so figured we had little to lose. However, we were simply bowled away by the standards at this package price level and left, resolved to return for a longer stay! After an enervating three hour drive, it was wonderful to be welcomed so warmly and even more heart-warming to find ourselves in the book-lined library, next to the fenders round the open fire, with a well-earned beverage, playing the hotel's beautiful set of dominoes with our daughter. It felt almost as if we had arrived at our own country cottage for the weekend! Dinner was delicious and the young staff attentive and both professional and friendly. Irena was particularly kind to our little girl, taking her to meet the chef after she pronounced her spaghetti to be 'the best in the universe'. My starter of moules marinieres was a particular highlight. Breakfast proved to be just as good with eggs benedict and waffles prepared especially for us. All the staff were consummate professionals, yet warm and friendly - not always easy to achieve? We didn't get to use to spa or gym but were welcomed in to have a look. We also sadly missed the adventure playground near the main house by a couple of weeks, so we will definitely have to come back? Sincere thanks to Pat on reception and everyone who had to put up with a noisy and very excited six year old. Please think about doing a short guide to the artworks on display? Especially the stunning oil paintings in the library! Bravo Bowood!
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Response from BowoodResort, General Manager at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Dear DeeKirkman, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your fantastic review, following your recent overnight stop at Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. I’m thrilled to hear that you and your family were so impressed with the quality of our beautiful hotel, its facilities, the food and wonderful staff and that you enjoyed an amazing stay with us. The team will be delighted to receive your feedback and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Bowood in the future.
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