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“Sorry but think "Butlins meets Downton Abbey"”

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De Vere Tortworth Court
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tortworth
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“Sorry but think "Butlins meets Downton Abbey"”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We did stay over the Easter weekend so possibly it would be a better experience at a less busy time.
An amazingly renovated buiding with many original features and much character in the main house. The problem is that the modern extension(huge and like a warren) was over ambitious and the mass of guests swamp the facilities.
Queuing for a normally timed breakfast was not appreciated by anyone I over heard and that was just to access the dining room. You then had to line up for the hot food! Other meals are taken in "shifts"it seems to ease the congestion and ensure service is prompt but the doors to the restaurant are closed and you cannot enter until your time arrives-reminded me of the two sittings for school dinners sadly.
The mass catering for breakfast and the carvery lunch is of very good quality to be fair but the ambience is missing.
Pre- book meals before you arrive as reservations told us to book on arrival and we had a struggle to be accommodated at a time of our choosing .
The rooms are a good size but a little bare and unwelcoming and our room had chairs with worn and split upholstery on the arms-not a good look and unnecessary .
The entrance hall is impressive and there are some small and quiet sitting rooms that we found too late . The main bar/lounge area was spoiled by the sports TV mounted on the wall and guests sprawling in sofas .
Sorry to be so negative but the website photo led to me look forward to a relaxed and luxurious weekend break and instead we were catapulted into a frenetic environment in which staff coped very well but were pushed to the limit.
It is a popular wedding venue and we saw two in the days we were there-a bit of a conveyor belt atmosphere for the special day.
Just not my cup of tea at all I am afraid but no doubt many would disagree with me. If they had just perfected the main building and not built such a huge modern extension then it would have had the potential to be a real luxurious retreat for the discerning visitor but as it is .......

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Just Returned from our Easter Night stay at Tortworth and i have to say it was a massive disappointment. All the charm and elegance as to what made this hotel unique and wonderful has gone. We have been here twice previous, the first experience being the absolute best, the second where the food faulted on a major scale from uncooked sausages to them mixing the food in with other foods and then some. Reception has lost its beautiful wooden desk that used to match the beautiful banisters of the impressive staircase, gone are the portrait pictures that used to adorn the staircase walls only to be replaced with horrific so called modern art that in no way blesses or contributes to the history or elegance of what was once a grand home. In fact they look very out of place. No good for your wedding photos @_@. Other guests were saying the same thing. Moretons restaurant was once an elegant place to eat and admire your surroundings, but now have very whacky uncomfortable looking chairs. Gone are the tablecloths, gone are the waiters pouring your water when seated. Gone are the attentative staff. We were a party of 3 and were seated at a table for 2, which were very small and the table could hardly hold anything. The wine menu stayed on our table for the whole duration of our meal, usually these are removed. The Sunday Carvery was a shock to the last time we visited (Jan) where you now charge extra for starters and deserts outside of your new locked in menu where starter of the day and desert of the day as well as icecream and all the cheaper options are part of the meal Deal, but anything else is now chargeable. Once upon a short time ago, you could choose exactly what you wanted once paying for your 2 or 3 course meal. This is now not the case. The price is the same, but what you get isn't. Soup and salad are your free starter choices. Moretons now reminds me of the Harvester and even pizza hut as they themselves use salad bars. Never expected to see one in a 4 star hotel. Am wondering how long the hotel will be able to hold that rating as the quality has gone straight down. The hotel is now more like your usual run of the mill characterless modern hotels such as Hilton and so fourth. The bedrooms were still true to the look of the hotel, but now don't match the moderness of the downstairs public rooms so am assuming these will inevitably be changed to. The room was lovely but there was no top sheet on our bed. All we had was a cheap bottom sheet that was chucked over and not tucked under, followed by the duvet then the throw. Having been here twice previous, top sheets were always on the beds. We had even paid extra to have a connoisseur room so was shocked to see this. Even though we had booked this room for 3 of us, there was only enough cups and beverages for 2. l The window was also leaking badly today, straight onto the carpet (Monday) due the rain we have had today. We have mentioned this to reception. Would we come again.....for the Spa only i'm afraid. On the bright side our son enjoyed the easter egg hunt and also the pool and jacuzzi :D

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

My wife and myself have stayed at the Four Pillars Tortworth court on four occasion during the last eighteen months. We nearly always go there when they are running some sort of deal and it can be difficult to get a room during the busy periods. However the hotel has a great location. Most people will use the M5 Motorway and leave at the junction for Thornbury and Leyhill. You head across country for about a mile and a half and enter the hotel grounds via a long sweeping tree lined drive. At the end you will find the hotel building. It is ultra impressive, and the architecture of the main building is well worth seeing. The car parking is huge and you can look out from the gardens over the Severn estuary, seeing the Severn bridge, and the Forest of Dean on the far banks. The rooms here are very good and I have yet to get a bad one (perhaps there are none!). The staff are efficient, and will even bring drinks from the main bar area out to the seating area overlooking the gardens for you. There are bar snacks on lunchtimes and very are reasonably priced. Breakfast was precooked and kept under heated lamps so you could help yourself. This is not a good idea sometimes but due to the volume of people eating the food was used up quickly and replaced immediately supplies became low. Very organised and very good!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

I've stayed here several times and have never really been thrilled with the standard of the food, but this time it was simply dreadful. I ordered rare steak with chips and after a fairly long wait (They were busy so fair enough) it arrived. The "rare" steak was incinerated as were the chips, but they managed to achieve the unexpected as the chips were so hot they could have powered a small town, and yet the steak was crispy but tepid. Here's a tip for the chef, don't burn the steak and keep it warm while it's resting. It was also totally unseasoned and bland, they give you bread with oil not butter which is not everybody's taste, why not ask what people want? If I wasn't hurrying to get finished to watch the football it would have gone back.

Breakfast was just as bad. I tried four eggs only to find each one's yoke harder than concrete and the bacon, sausage, and black pudding equally poor. Bland tasteless coffee just about capped it for me

Overall for £116 it was simply dreadful and I will think twice before choosing this hotel again

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Dining at Tortworth Court is a culinary delight. The Orangery offered a wonderful atmosphere and the wait-staff were very professional and proficient with their duties. Our room was fairly appointed and the indoor pool was very warm. Great facilities.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: De Vere Tortworth Court
Address: Tortworth Road | Wotton-under-Edge, Tortworth GL12 8HH, England (Formerly De Vere Tortworth Estate)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Tortworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tortworth
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,801 - ₹ 17,790
Hotel Class:4 star — De Vere Tortworth Court 4*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent Cotswolds country house hotel is situated in a stunning South Gloucestershire location, conveniently near to Bristol. A grade II* listed Victorian mansion, De Vere Tortworth Court offers all the grandeur of an elegant Cotswold's hotel alongside the hotel facilities of a premier four star hotel. ... more   less 
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