Cotswolds, United Kingdom

The Lygon Arms

Rates per night from$172.24

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP137.50), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

New wold order

Setting

Centre stage in Broadway

Since opening in the 14th century, luxury Cotswolds stay, The Lygon Arms has hosted many esteemed guests – even royalty has graced its antique-filled halls. Today, the historic hotel has retained its rural charms, although it has been updated with a few mod-cons. The hotel’s dedication to decadence endures, with a heated pool, spoiling spa, restaurant serving the Cotswolds’ finest, and, of course, daily traditional English high tea laid out by the fire. 

Smith Extra

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A half-bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates per stay; Smith guests also get daily full-English breakfast

Facilities

Photos The Lygon Arms facilities

Need to know

Rooms

86, including 27 suites.

Check–Out

11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $172.24 (£138), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include a full-English breakfast; for guests staying on a room-only basis, breakfast costs £20 for adults, £12.50 for kids. A 12.5 per cent service charge is added to any incidentals and extras, such as dining services or massages.

Also

The Lygon Arms has been hosting guests since the 14th century; Charles I stayed here (in the Charles I Suite) before battle in the 1640s, during the English Civil War.

At the hotel

Spa; gym; wellies to borrow; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV; Floris bath products; Nespresso coffee machine; tea-making facilities.

Our favourite rooms

Sleep like royalty in the Charles I Suite, where the namesake sovereign slumbered before a battle in the 1640s. With a king-size bed and a comfy sofa bed, the Junior Suites have room for the whole family, even four-legged family members can stay here.

Poolside

The indoor pool area has the feel of a Victorian bath house with metal pillars supporting a raised walkway and a retractable glass roof for sunny Cotswolds summers. At the end of the 13-metre, heated pool, there’s a steamy spa bath for deep relaxation during kid-free hours (there are specific pool times for water-babies).

Spa

Set within three acres of tranquil gardens, the spa includes saunas for both sexes, a eucalyptus-scented steam room, nail studio and both single and double treatment rooms. As well as individual treatments (facials, massages and specialised scrubs), the spa offers personal-training sessions, nutritional advice and all-out spa days, with lunch at the Spa Kitchen & Bar. The menu includes fruit-filled smoothies and veggie-laden meals; but don’t worry, this isn’t a healthier-than-thou kind of place: wine, beer and puddings can be ordered too.

Packing tips

Come winter, keep cosy in cashmere. Hunter wellies are essential, whatever the weather.

Also

All public areas of the hotel are wheelchair accessible and the Courtyard Suites are specially adapted for guests with limited mobility.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs can stay for a flat fee of £25 in 12 of the Deluxe Rooms and four of the Junior Suites; the hotel will provide a bed, food and water bowls and doggie bags. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cotswolds.

Children

Welcome – baby cots (free) and extra beds (£25 a night, including breakfast) can be added to some rooms. The kids’ club runs from 10am to 4pm during half-terms and summer holidays, and there are lots of family-friendly activities nearby.

Overview

Baby cots and extra beds for children can be added to certain Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites, and all Suites and Master Suites.

Best for

Kids of all ages will enjoy the hotel, perhaps more important to consider is whether they’re countryside friendly – teenagers may not appreciate the limited 3G.

Recommended rooms

The Chamber Master Suite can fit three extra beds (free) in its two living rooms. The Courtyard and Junior Suites have sofa beds that sleep two kids; two of the Courtyard Suites interconnect. Baby cots (free) can be added to the Master and Junior Suites.

Crèche

Open during half terms and the summer holidays, the kids’ club is ideal for tots under 10. Activities change daily, but often include arts-and-crafts sessions, film screenings, dances and cooking classes; there are also lots of toys, board games and an Xbox for kids to play with. Up to 20 kids can join the club at any time so be sure to book your play date well in advance.

Activities

The hotel hosts a variety of children’s activities throughout the year; previous favourites include giant-chess tournaments on the lawn, croquet and seasonal treasure hunts.

Swimming pool

So that adult guests can swim in peace and quiet, there are scheduled kids’ swimming times: Monday from 9am to 10am, Tuesday 10am to 11am, Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 11am, and everyday from 3.30pm to 6pm. There are floating noodles for children.

Meals

Children are welcome in the lounges, Lygon Bar & Grill and Wine Bar; all have highchairs and the chefs are happy to heat up milk and baby food. Kids can take their pick of the children’s menus which offer paired-down versions of the adult’s dishes. They also offer seasonally themed afternoon teas, such as the Teddy Bear picnic, and Mad Hatter’s Tea party; in December, Santa stops by for a mince pie or two. 

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged with the local Cotswold Angel crew for £15 an hour, with a three-hour minimum booking (a day’s notice needed).

No need to pack

Little wellies and baby bath products.

Food and Drink

Photos The Lygon Arms food and drink

Top Table

Book a banquette for a spot of people watching in Bar & Grill, and bagsy one of the deep, fireside sofas in the lounges.

Dress Code

Swap your wellies for well-heeled brogues and sandals.

Hotel restaurant

It may be located within a grand 16th-century hall, but the sleek marble tables and laidback leather seats of Lygon’s Bar & Grill set a decidedly modern tone for the restaurant. The carefully crafted menu features classic dishes such as veal cutlets, chateaubriand steak, and grilled sea bass. Nothing says Cotswolds country break like afternoon tea by a roaring wood fire; the hotel has several lounges where you can tuck into cake, sourdough sandwiches and gourmet burgers served with hand-cut chips.

Hotel bar

Tucked away at the back of the restaurant, the seductively lit cocktail bar has a speakeasy feel; the drinks list includes many boozy botanical beverages, the highlight being Lygon’s signature lavender negroni. The Lygon Wine Bar specialises in European wines, served with a selection of light Italian bites and pizzas. If you get a taste for a certain tipple, all the wines cantilevered in the wine wall are available to buy in the hotel’s boutique. 

Last orders

Breakfast is served in the Lygon Bar & Grill from 7am till 10.30am; the restaurant reopens for lunch and dinner at 12 noon and closes at 9.30pm. The lounges open 9.30am to 11.30pm. The Lygon Bar & Grill bar serves till 9.30pm, the Wine Bar till 10pm.

Room service

The full Bar & Grill menu is available from 12.30pm to 9pm, after which a selection sandwiches is on offer.

Location

Photos The Lygon Arms location
Address
The Lygon Arms
High Street
Broadway
WR12 7DU
United Kingdom

The Lygon Arms is in the bucolic Cotswolds town of Broadway.

Planes

Birmingham International is an 80-minute drive away. Fly direct from cities across Europe, or if travelling from further afield, fly to London and then catch the train to Evesham. Our Smith24 team of travel experts are on hand round the clock to arrange your flights and organise transfers to the hotel (£195 from Birmingham airport).

Trains

Evesham Station is a 20-minute drive from the hotel: trains regularly stop here from Birmingham (80 minutes away) and London (just under two hours away) on their way west. The hotel can arrange transfers from the station for £20 each way.

Automobiles

A car is much needed in the Cotswolds; there’s free parking at the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

It may be small, but the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery has some mighty works in its collection; and pieces are often loaned out from the Ashmolean in Oxford. If you’re in the market to buy, Trinity House Paintings has two commercial art galleries on the high street; on your right you’ll find works by Degas, Monet, Picasso and Sargent; and on your left, the modern gallery. If you’re partial to the hotel’s period pieces, the Gordon Russell Design Museum is just down the road, located in the original workshop of the celebrated 20th-century furniture designer. Spend an afternoon popping in and out of the boutiques on the high street (the OKA flagship store – a furnishing emporium founded by Viscountess Annabel Astor – is proudly positioned in a grand house at the end of the road), and the luxury-shop-lined streets of Cheltenham (a 40-minute drive away). Family-friendly attractions include the Cotswold Farm Park, a long-standing favourite where kids can meet local farm animals, or for more exotic beasts, the Cotswold Wildlife Park, home to zebras, rhinos, lemurs and lions. 

Local restaurants

Headed by chef George Santos, the daily menu at award-winning Russell's of Broadway features modern British food with a focus on ingredients from the Vale of Evesham: the area is known for its game, chutneys, jams and cheeses. High-street hit Number 32 is number one on our list of Broadway restaurants, serving home-made soups, stone-baked pizzas and antipasti sharing boards. Russell’s Fish & Chips is the perfect port of call after a chilly day out; warm up with a filling plate of its namesake dish (or sausage and chips, if you’d rather).

Local cafés

When the town clock chimes 4pm, head to The Tea Set for – you guessed it – high tea. As well as the traditional assortment of cakes, scones and finger sandwiches, this quaint spot has a luxurious offering with champagne. The team at the cosy Broadway Deli café uses the ingredients from the adjoining shop to make daily-changing dishes like carrot, coriander and lentil soup, and salami, mozzarella, red pesto and caramelised-onion toasties. 

Local bars

The Crown & Trumpet Inn is a traditional country pub within a picturesque 17th-century shell. Once you’ve ordered your pint either take a seat by one of the roaring fires, or, in summer, sit outside and let the world roll by. Set opposite the village green, you can’t miss the half-Tudor, half-Cotswolds stone structure of the Broadway Hotel. The drinks list at the hotel’s racing-themed Jockey Bar includes old classics like martinis and mojitos, and a few of the bar staff’s own inventions – try the Cherry Bakewell, a boozy take on your Cotswolds cake fix with gin, Chambord, pineapple and cranberry juice, or a refreshing strawberry and melon margarita.

Reviews

Photos The Lygon Arms reviews
Jenny Packham

Anonymous review

By Jenny Packham, Fashion royalty

One of my favourite paintings is Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent and perhaps we have to thank the warm hospitality of the Lygon Arms for this national treasure. The artist, whilst travelling to London, had an accident, bumping his head and was taken to stay at the Lygon Arms to recuperate. His convalescence resulted in him taking up residence nearby where he painted the famous masterpiece.

I imagine the painter was quite taken with this stylish hotel as it is at the centre of an unexpectedly charming and artistic community in the heart of rural Worcestershire.

As our little Fiat draws up outside the hotel, our overnight bags are swiftly gathered from the boot, the car disappears and we’re ushered into the lobby. This hotel is steeped in history and you don’t need to have much imagination to envisage Oliver Cromwell striding about in his riding boots plotting his next battle over a jug of beer.

It began life as a coaching inn, offering rest and merry-making for travellers coming to and from Wales. A few hundred years later, the guestlist got considerably more glamorous with the sovereign signatures of Charles I, Edward VII, Edward VIII and Prince Philip gracing the guest-book. 

Even Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are known to have eloped here during their affair and I picture them huddled in one of the plentiful dark cosy corners sipping cocktails and flirting in silver-screen style.

It appears everyone has stayed here and I feel late to the party. Its appeal is instant. The lobby and bar area are divided into small areas where you can relax and chill. The restaurant, with its high vaulted ceiling, feels cool and contemporary while maintaining many of its original features to create a comfortable, atmospheric space. Dinner is casually formal, the service impeccable and the menu understated and tasty.

Our room is in the main house and the wooden beams and slanting floor make the room feel luxuriously old and we unwind. As I fall asleep between the crisp white sheets London seems like a long way away through time and space.

During breakfast, we plan our day and for a sleepy looking historical village there does seem almost too much to do. We start with a walk to the Broadway Tower via a picturesque church and idyllic graveyard then upwards through farms and fields to the Folly’s café high on the hill for a hot chocolate before the downhill trek back to the high street for some culture.

The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is a hidden gem and has a great collection of paintings, porcelain and artefacts curated by the Ashmolean in Oxford. Later we visit the Gordon Russell Design Museum which celebrates the life and work of the renowned international furniture designer whose workshop was founded in Broadway.

Returning to the hotel, we take a delightful afternoon tea whilst the concierge books some tickets for the evening’s performance of Macbeth by the Royal Shakespeare Company at nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.

After a restful night, we have a lazy breakfast and cross the road to the famous Broadway Deli exploring the shelves of eclectic food fayre and finishing our trip off with yet another slice of cake.

As we drive back to North London I feel refreshed. A perfect weekend escape full of history, culture, countryside – and delicious cakes. Britain at its very best.

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The Lygon Arms’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved everything about the hotel and the staff.

Don’t expect

Don't expect pomp and ceremony, this is a relaxed hotel but with excellent service and attention.

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Stayed on 2 Sep 2019

We loved

Everything was superb  the food, from breakfast to dinner, the room was excellent and we particularly loved the staff uniforms.

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Stayed on 6 Jun 2019

We loved

As I'm a Ms Smith, flying solo with my son, we love to take mini breaks in the school holidays, and found the Lygon Arms perfect for our needs. It may date back as early as the 1600's, but staying there now is as relevant now as it was back then. It's chocolate-box England in terms of aesthetics, but behind the scenes every modern convenience is used to stunning effect. Rooms are finished to the highest quality; the Spa is glorious, and the bar serves a great afternoon tea, with or without the Verve Cliquot. Eat at the Bar Grill just to experience the Antler chandeliers (every home should have one), but the main bar serves a fantastic fish and chips.

Don’t expect

Nightlife or glamour - there might be a star or two staying in the area, but this place is as low key as they come.

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Stayed on 29 May 2019

We loved

The spa was superb and the swimming pool was beautiful. The location was such a treat, just off the high street in a delightful cobbled courtyard. Service from all staff was outstanding.

Don’t expect

A lift! There are lots of stairs but it's a very old building, so it wasn't not a surprise and not a complaint. Also there was no air-conditioning, but they did provide a Dyson fan.

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Stayed on 27 May 2019

We loved

We loved the layout of the hotel  although it was fully booked, there was always a little corner to settle into. The cocktail bar was always empty and the service from the two guys that looked after it was exemplary.

Don’t expect

The courtyard suite had adjoining doors so the room was too noisy. We asked to move and the hotel accommodated this request the following day to one of their other suites. We got good service and it was well managed.

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Stayed on 3 May 2019

We loved

Courtyard suite was ideal with plenty of space and comfortable seating. Good bathroom with large bath and excellent shower room. Friendly helpful service.

Don’t expect

Good food – the breakfast service was enthusiastic but shambolic and not what one might expect at this level.

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Stayed on 30 Apr 2019

We loved

We stayed at the hotel to celebrate a relative's 70th birthday and we were well looked after. The standard of customer service was very high, delivered by a very friendly and obliging team. The room was very comfortable with all expected facilities.

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Stayed on 28 Apr 2019

We loved

The relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, excellent comfortable beds and great food.

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Stayed on 26 Apr 2019

We loved

The history! Every nook and cranny is filled with a remarkable story. It's an original building but with a modern twist, such as speedy WiFi. All staff are truly amazing. Located in the centre of Broadway, the hotel is very convenient for local amenities.

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Stayed on 23 Apr 2019

We loved

The reception we received on arrival which included a free upgrade! The staff were attentive and friendly.

Don’t expect

Anything wallet-friendly. 

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Stayed on 23 Apr 2019

We loved

Had a great stay, really beautiful hotel with lots of character. 

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Stayed on 19 Apr 2019

We loved

The size of our room, friendly staff and good location. 

Don’t expect

Lively nights.

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Stayed on 9 Apr 2019

We loved

We stayed for two nights in a courtyard suite with our cocker spaniel (who would definitely recommend the hotel). The staff were pleasant and helpful at all times. The room was comfortable with a good sized bathroom. The bar staff were exceptional, even arranging for our dog's steaks to be cooked. It was understated luxury without any pretentious attitude. The champagne and chocolates gifted by Mr & Mrs Smith were a nice touch. Thank you.

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Stayed on 3 Apr 2019

We loved

Olde-world quaintness. 

Don’t expect

Modern decor. 

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Stayed on 2 Apr 2019

We loved

The location. The staff were pleasant and efficient, without exception.

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Stayed on 31 Mar 2019

We loved

Outstanding staff, nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent, especially the breakfast menu. Evening dinners in the restaurant and wine bar were delightful. It's a lovely old hotel, old being the operative word. If you like modern and trendy then this probably isn't for you but we loved it. The spa and the swimming pool were excellent. Car parking is plentiful but very muddy in wet weather.

Don’t expect

We did have a dissapointing start as, on our arrival, we were allocated room 26 which was adjacent to the extremely noisy extractor fans from the kitchen. We asked to be moved, which we were, to a newer part of the hotel and with a larger room. This was done without any problems but the member of staff who moved us commented that this had been a problem for guests in the past so we could not understand why this room is still used. Also, because we had been moved, our complimentary champagne and chocolates went adrift and we had to ask for it twice before it arrived a couple of days later.

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Stayed on 30 Mar 2019

We loved

Such a friendly place to stay. Fabulous food.

Don’t expect

Don't book room 407 / Worcester suite as it is next to the housekeeping room.

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Stayed on 30 Mar 2019

We loved

The old world atmosphere. Food fairly good overall. The breakfast was varied and excellent. Staff very pleasant and rooms clean. We had a classic double  not huge but no complaints. 

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Stayed on 24 Mar 2019

We loved

The large variety of characterful lounges in which to sit and relax at different times of the day;  friendly and helpful staff (especially in the restaurant); high standard of breakfast and dinner; atmosphere in and around the hotel.

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Stayed on 24 Mar 2019

We loved

Lovely hotel and location. Very welcoming; room very comfortable; staff very attentive and professional. Breakfast excellent; great choice.

Don’t expect

Competitive prices in the bar. Very expensive and includes a service charge. We didn't eat there for that reason.

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Stayed on 22 Mar 2019

We loved

Cozy rooms and a relaxing atmosphere. Being able to chill out in the lounge with cocktails or tea in what is ostensibly a big sitting room with multiple fireplaces and comfy chairs/sofas was really useful.  Broadway is such an idyllic village, with all the Cotswold charm but quieter than some of its well known counterparts (Burford/Stow on the Wold). It was great walking around in the fantastic February weather.

Don’t expect

Was surprised not to be asked how our stay was upon leaving, but would have told them it was lovely.

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Stayed on 2 Mar 2019

We loved

The hotel building is very old. There are many original features. There was a lovely calm atmosphere despite being very busy.

Don’t expect

We didn't know where the car park was. We parked outside and the car was valet parked at no extra charge.

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Stayed on 18 Feb 2019

We loved

The Orchard Cottage was lovely although we could hear the people upstairs. Lovely little nooks and crannies to sit for drinks or coffee.

Don’t expect

Organisation at breakfast! They were busy as it was half term but they lacked systematic service.

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Stayed on 17 Feb 2019

We loved

Stunning building, town, landscape, pool, open fires.

Don’t expect

All rooms to be in the old building.

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Stayed on 16 Feb 2019

We loved

The Lygon Arms property, it had a number is unique rooms with comfortable seating and a lovely fireplace each to keep warm. The rooms was quite large and we had good service at the hotel overall.

Don’t expect

To get a table for lunch or dinner without a reservation. It seemed rather odd that hotel guests were not given priority to the restaurant. Only upon insisting, we were accomodated.

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Stayed on 15 Feb 2019

We loved

The very warm welcome, happy staff, the open fires in virtually every room, our cosy but spacious room and of course the food.

Don’t expect

The Lygon Arms is in a very pretty, quiet Cotswolds village, so if you want long party nights this probably isn't the place. The restaurant is very very good, with a great atmosphere and tables up to 6 while we were there, so it's vibrant and a bit noisy but a good place to be. The hotel valet parking which was included in the price, something you don't meet very often.

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Stayed on 13 Feb 2019

We loved

We loved so much about The Lygon – from the moment we drove up to the front entrance which was so inviting directly off the high street. Straight away it was obviously there was an attention to detail here. The valet walked up to our car recognised the registration from our pre booking details and said 'welcome Mr & Mrs Smith!' it was a great start. Everything about The Lygon said relaxed chic with a huge focus on customer service. From the smiling engaging bar staff to the attentive just subtle service throughout our stay- nothing was too much trouble. The many cosy lather sofas around the ground floor area of the hotel with their own areas and open fires is very very homely. The constant smiles of the staff which are genuine and not forced really make you feel at home. The food is exceptional. Breakfasts are a real plus, with huge selection and choice and receiving a full English complimentary with our Mr & Mrs Smith booking as a real bonus. The main Lygon bar and Grill has the potential to be a formal place, maybe even in a previous life stuffy place because of its huge ceiling and minstrel gallery, but what's great is they have worked really hard to make that space like all the others relaxed and informal, whilst feeling special. The Iconic Hotels Team have really taken time to think about what they have created at The Lygon and it really does make you feel welcome and homely, while making you feel special and looked after. being on the main high street of The Broadway gives it a lovely feel. Would fully recommend the Lygon Wine Bar next door-really nice relaxed feel and intimate for a well deserved lunchtime snack after a brisk walk. Great spa treatments too.

Don’t expect

Buzzing night life. This about quality time and friends. Relaxation and open fires.

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Stayed on 11 Feb 2019

We loved

The building and location was beautiful. Rooms were well equipped and beautifully furnished.

Don’t expect

A cheap weekend away.

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Stayed on 10 Feb 2019

We loved

The Lygon Arms is a warm, cosy and comfortable hotel, in gorgeous Broadway. It has delightful character and the stunning 500 year old architecture retains the original atmosphere. On arrival, the valet parking is a boon and the reception staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. Although our room was smaller than we expected, the shower room was immaculate, with pleasant toiletries. We forgot to take bathing attire, so did not use the spa, sauna and swimming pool, which was a shame. The dining room is a lovely panelled room with a good atmosphere, however the evening meal, whilst good, was lacking on presentation and a little underwhelming. Breakfast however was excellent and the staff were pleasant and attentive, although slightly dipsy which was disconcerting.

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Stayed on 10 Feb 2019

We loved

Amazing service we loved the place very sad to leave. But will be back for afternoon tea cocktails. It's set in beautiful village too for little walk out.The staff are so friendly they go up beyond their duties.

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Stayed on 10 Feb 2019

We loved

The hotel itself – such a beautiful Tudor building that has a wonderful atmosphere, all crackling fires and cosy corners. The pool and spa area is lovely too, large enough to enjoy without feeling like you are on top of people.

Don’t expect

Buzzing nightlife.

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Stayed on 10 Feb 2019

We loved

Great location and setting. Lots of lovely spaces in the bars and throughout the building. Lovely spa with pool and hot tub. Our Smith Extra, a half bottle of bubbles waiting in our room, was lovely.

Don’t expect

A fridge in your room. Buzzing night life (thats a good thing!)

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Stayed on 5 Feb 2019

We loved

The beautiful decor and open fires. The friendly staff. The ambiance of the place. Location of course. Comfy beds.

Don’t expect

Nightlife except for a tasty meal and good wine.

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Stayed on 26 Jan 2019

We loved

The wonderful atmosphere, especially on a cold winter day. The lovely staff were all very friendly and helpful, we were very well looked after. We loved the Veuve Cliquot in the rooms - what an amazing treat! We ssed the swimming pool and made full use of all the gorgeous lounges. The tea and cakes were delicious. Bedrooms were cosy, not huge but absolutely fine, beautifully comfortable and luxuriously furnished.

Don’t expect

A fine dining experience. The restaurant felt a little more like a high-end brasserie in the evening rather top notch dining.

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Stayed on 23 Jan 2019

We loved

The perfect cosy Cotswolds setting, the olde worlde charm, impeccable service, great cocktails, amazing food, historical ambience and the world's comfiest bed!

Don’t expect

Lively nights out, this is a place for relaxing in the historical surroundings and chilling out by the fire.

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Stayed on 18 Jan 2019

We loved

The cosy hotel. Great place for walks and relaxation. Lovely rooms and great service.staff in the hotel couldn't have been more helpful.

Don’t expect

The spa was a disappointment. Disorganised and little things such as the relaxation room being left in an unwelcoming state.

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Stayed on 17 Jan 2019

We loved

We loved the Lygon Arms. It is beautifully maintained and very well run. Service was excellent from the moment we arrived and staff were always checking that we not wanting for anything. Our room was lovely, very comfortable and we slept undisturbed and well, always important.

Don’t expect

Don't expect a lovely, disco background! The Lygon is a calm and peaceful place in which to relax and enjoy food and drink.

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Stayed on 16 Jan 2019

We loved

The décor and vibe, it is absolutely spot on in my opinion; warm, cosy and inviting, absolutely perfect for a winter break. I loved curling up on the sofa in front of a roaring fire with a coffee in the morning and my wine in the evening. Our Junior Suite was also luxurious and spacious with great amenities such as the Nespresso machine, snacks and in-room iPad.

Don’t expect

The Lygon Bar Grill is gorgeous, but the food and service were inconsistent.

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Stayed on 2 Jan 2019

We loved

The Lygon Arms is a beautiful hotel in an even more beautiful location, especially at Christmas when we stayed! The room was very comfortable (including a proper king size bed) and room service was fast. All the staff were very polite and friendly. The spa was really decent – it was never overly busy. I had a good massage, but not the best I've ever had for the price.

Don’t expect

The hotel food to blow you away – we ate in the pizza restaurant, had an afternoon tea and had breakfast in the hotel – all three very, very average. The afternoon tea in particular was also very expensive.

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Stayed on 2 Jan 2019

We loved

On arrival we were given a upgraded room, which was lovely and a genuine surprise. I really like the fact the spa is located in another building next to the hotel which means that you have some privacy. Lovely spa with a large swimming pool and very clean changing rooms with everything you need in particular large lockers for both men and women,

Don’t expect

The free room upgrade and the lovely half bottle of champagne is our room on arrival.

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Stayed on 23 Dec 2018

We loved

The amazing room with lots of extra touches. The pool and gym. The lovely lounges where you could sit and read and relax.

Don’t expect

Lively nightlife in Broadway!

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Stayed on 17 Dec 2018

We loved

The room was beautiful, lovely furniture, lamps etc. Clearly had been decorated by someone with good taste and an eye for detail. Evening meal was great and spa treatment wonderful!

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Stayed on 16 Dec 2018

We loved

The whole Mr & Mrs Smith package was excellent and more than met our expectations. The room was as described and the addition of champagne and chocolates in the room was a lovely bonus. Would not hesitate to recommend this particular package to anyone.

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Stayed on 10 Dec 2018

We loved

We stayed for one night celebrating a significant birthday. The booking went smoothly and the little extra Mr & Mrs Smith champagne and chocolates were a lovely touch, we enjoyed those and our room upgrade. The Village was beautiful and it was so relaxing to chill out in the Spa which was very well equipped. We are already planning our next visit and can highly recommend this hotel and booking through Mr & Mrs Smith. Very good customer service, thank you.

Don’t expect

A nightclub or music and dancing, this is a relaxing, spend-quality-time kind of hotel.

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Stayed on 6 Dec 2018

We loved

The location: Broadway is such a cute town.

Don’t expect

Great service, it was hit or miss.

 

 

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Stayed on 25 Nov 2018

We loved

The service was impeccable, from Sarah's introduction to the hotel, and the wonderful bar staff. Dinner was fantastic, as was the breakfast in the morning. We loved the little nooks downstairs in which to get lost in a book, or play Scrabble. The rainbow of Hunter wellies to borrow for yomps into Broadway was a wonderful touch. The bedroom was so comfortable and the bathroom large. Enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi too.

Don’t expect

A contemporary, sleek interior. This is old, interesting Cotswold charm at its finest. So much history in the building!

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Stayed on 22 Nov 2018

We loved

The comfort, ambience and excellent service.

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Stayed on 18 Nov 2018

We loved

Cosy hotel – lots of newly refurbished areas – extensive dinner menu. Good choice for breakfast but very slow service. Spa was quiet and pool warm and clean.

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Stayed on 13 Nov 2018

We loved

The hotel is lovely, from the cosy little rooms to relax in front of a fire to the rather impressive dining room. Our suite was large enough but still cosy, also perfect for us as it had a desk at which we could work. The hotel is in an excellent location for most things including local walks, shops and restaurants.

Don’t expect

Not a hotel I would recommend for children.

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Stayed on 9 Nov 2018

We loved

How lovely the staff were to our baby girl. The lounge areas were lovely and great for relaxing and feeding the little one in peace and quiet. The dining hall is spectacular. The rooms are lovely. Great being able to wonder out the front door into Broadway.

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Stayed on 7 Nov 2018

We loved

We loved the welcome, the customer service. I was contacted after booking to see if there they could do for us, I mentioned we were having a 'mini-moon' there after marrying a few days before. We were then addressed as Mr Mrs when we arrived and then upgraded. Absolutely amazing.

Don’t expect

Don't expect poor service. Everything was fantastic.

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Stayed on 6 Nov 2018

We loved

The hotel was fabulous full of character. Staff were attentive. The room was clean and the bed was very comfy.

Don’t expect

Lively nights!

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Stayed on 31 Oct 2018

We loved

The location and uniqueness of the hotel, and enjoyed excellent service and home comforts.

Don’t expect

Lively nightlife.

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Stayed on 28 Oct 2018

We loved

Hotel was great. Old and quirky. Nice open fires. Staff friendly.

Don’t expect

Good quick service at breakfast or dinner. Food is lovely just everything takes a long time.

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Stayed on 27 Oct 2018

We loved

Warm welcome – valet parking and sorting the luggage is a nice touch. Fuss free check-in. Finding a comfy sofa by a fire, great building, filled with character and a super spa.

Don’t expect

A kid free zone. Any change out of £30 for a steak. Food is good, and the dining room is a great, characterful environment, but be ready for Michelin-starred prices.

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Stayed on 27 Oct 2018

We loved

The staff were fabulous.

Don’t expect

Lively entertainment.

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Stayed on 25 Oct 2018

We loved

We loved the period character of the hotel and town. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Facilities in our room and throughout the hotel were great.

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Stayed on 23 Oct 2018

We loved

That this felt like a grown-up's hotel that also just happened to be very accommodating for children during the holidays, which we preferred to some of the other so-called 'family-friendly' hotels, which leave you feeling rather like you've been locked alone in a Year 1 class for a week with a rampant pack of wild young kids. And also fleeced. Kids were spoiled rotten by the staff here (...a cookie man brings milk and cookies at bedtime... come on!!?) and very well looked after, but it was mainly behind the scenes rather than in everyone's face 24/7. Also, the adventure playground just up the street is legendary, and moderately dangerous for young and old – so settle in and watch the drama unfold as parent after parent wipes out, or sees their little one eventually succumb to the centrifugal forces on the high spinny-roundy thing and fly off into the wood chippings. The see-saw and treadmill are also a dentist's paradise – be warned. This playground must make the staff at the Radcliffe AE absolutely top-notch for pediatric trauma treatment. Lastly, the extremely irritating Living Statue. Hot Fuzz fans will love Broadway.

Don’t expect

Restaurant staff to bring you anything you want from the menu when you want it. With a smile. And without a generous pinch of surliness if anything is not right, or you want something else. And food, even for baying kids, comes when chef is good and ready. With one or two notable exceptions, the numerous staff in the restaurants seem to make very, very hard work of what never seemed to be a full or particularly busy space. Also, don't expect anyone at reception to have a clue about anything, or to volunteer any information - you have to beg and cajole. Reception has the austere feel of a mega City hotel. Replace with check-in screens?

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Stayed on 21 Oct 2018

We loved

Loved the breakfast in the dining hall and the array of seating areas within the entrance of the hotel. The hotel offers a warm, home-like feel while also allowing for complete privacy. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we absolutely felt taken care of during our stay. Rain or shine, this hotel can accommodate your ideal weekend as you can enjoy the spa pool and services and read a book in one of the many nooks or you can enjoy walks on the High Street and along paths to other villages. Would absolutely love to return soon and thought this was the perfect introduction to The Cotswolds. Thank you!

Don’t expect

A no-pet rule. There were plenty of dogs there during our stay.

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Stayed on 19 Oct 2018

We loved

The service was amazing everyone was very attentive. And the decor was very cosy with luxury too. A beautiful house. Will definitely visit again. The town had lovely shops nearby and wonderful opportunities to go on walks nearby.

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Stayed on 16 Oct 2018

We loved

The hotel and its surroundings and the spa.

Don’t expect

Lively nights out.

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Stayed on 6 Oct 2018

We loved

Fab hotel – just what we wanted – a gorgeous old coaching inn with masses of character and lots of cosy seating areas. Unfortunately, we weren't there long enough to sample the spa. The restuarant had a good choice, the food was delicious and breakfast in the morning yummy too. Our room was in the old part of the hotel and just stunning – although – old with fabulous single glazed windows and a beautiful vaulted ceiling (43) it was warm and welcoming when we walked in and our complimentary half bottle of Taittinger (my favorite) was chilled to perfection. We would highly recommend and hope to be back again soon.

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Stayed on 5 Oct 2018

We loved

The pet friendliness shown by the staff. Perfect!

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Stayed on 25 Sep 2018

We loved

Lovely hotel with very attentive staff, nice room, good food and drink and a lovely Cotswolds village location for an evening stroll.

Don’t expect

Some thoughtless person in the hotel car park opening their car door and damaging my classic car.

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Stayed on 20 Sep 2018

We loved

The character and charm of the older parts of the hotel. We received a warm welcome at reception and were upgraded to a Courtyard Suite which was very roomy, very well appointed and a most comfortable large bed. They had also noted that we were celebrating my wife's birthday.

Don’t expect

Inexperienced staff in the restaurant and bar areas and nobody obvious in charge. The wine list in the restaurant requires more explanatio,n as it just lists the names of the wines without reference to the grape types or style. The serving staff were also unable to help with this. The food at breakfast was also disappointing; hard poached eggs is not something you would expect.

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Stayed on 20 Sep 2018

We loved

The staff went the extra mile, very accommodating. Valet returned car with water bottles which was a nice touch. Every day the room was cleaned the water bottles where replaced, which was very much appreciated.

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Stayed on 12 Sep 2018

We loved

The hotel is lovely: old with so much character lots of places to sit and chill. Really enjoyed the hot tub in the spa. Definitely a perfect choice to get away from the hustle and bustle of town life. The champagne and chocolates made our stay special.

Don’t expect

Great service at breakfast – had to ask a couple of times to be served on the second day.

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Stayed on 9 Sep 2018

We loved

The location was right on the High Street, which was great. We used the spa for massages and the swimming pool and the staff were all very good and helpful. Although we don't have a dog, there were a lot of dogs staying in the hotel. One drawback was that there was only one sitting chair in a double room, even though there were a lot of chairs and sofas in the many hotel lounges, I would have expected two comfortable chairs in our room.

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Stayed on 6 Sep 2018

We loved

Superb value. Lovely touches: the Mr & Mrs Smith Champagne and chocolates, plus a full breakfast. Complimentary orange juice and soft drinks in the room were replenished daily.

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Stayed on 29 Aug 2018

We loved

The quality of service. The pool area. The comfort of the bed.

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Stayed on 20 Aug 2018

We loved

The moment we arrived in the car we knew we were in for something special, and it was. We had our luggage collected from the car and we were escorted to reception. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was fabulous and very luxurious. We only stayed one night so did not get chance to use the spa or other facilities – our loss I would imagine. We came away feeling we'd had a fabulous experience.

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Stayed on 18 Aug 2018

We loved

The atmospheric old building with plenty of nooks and crannies to sit in and relax, each with a subtly different feel. The nicely apportioned room with a nice amount of space but cosy.

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Stayed on 17 Aug 2018

We loved

Very charming. Great service. They gave us an upgrade for free. Head to Russells for dinner! Also, try the circular trail from Snowshill to Stanton (14km) and the trail from Lower Slaughter to Upper Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water (20km).

Don’t expect

Breakfast could be better. There is a menu with hot options (to order) and cold options (available at the buffet). At least a third of the cold options featured in the menu where not available at the buffet (homemade muesli, low sugar pistachio and passion fruit granola, berries, chopped nuts). Just odd that they say they do in a menu and then have a disappointing buffet.

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Stayed on 3 Aug 2018

We loved

The creaky floor boards, low beams, stone fire places, and cosy sofas to curl up in add to the charm of this Cotswold property. It is a perfect bolthole for the weekend with a loved one, whatever the weather. Centrally located in Broadway, partake in some retail therapy in the village before embarking on a brisk walk through the country lanes. Spend a couple of hours relaxing in the spa, indulge in a cocktail or two at the bar and then enjoy some supper in the restaurant (food was ok). Fall into big comfy beds and wake to a breakfast for kings: a sumptuous spread with cooked dishes to set you up for a day of exploration. A perfect weekend away. Visit Russells for sunday lunch, it was a delight. It is just down the road from the Lygon Arms.

Don’t expect

Super slick service. It is definitely country time here, although always delivered with a smile.

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Stayed on 28 Jul 2018

We loved

Everything! Characterful, spacious and well equipped room (King Charles suite) oozing history, with four poster bed, large sitting room and great bathroom - overlooking both courtyard and street (so some road noise). The spa is gorgeous, with an impressive, light-filled pool with small seating area and steam room, café and sunny deck for relaxing (saunas are in changing room area). Treatments were excellent. Food at the spa and wine bar were very good. The staff were brilliant, and went out of their way to accommodate; providing a table and chair for me in the courtyard when others were full, and showing me around the gallery area in the restaurant when I asked about the building's history. It would be hard to fault my stay, particularly the staff attention to detail. There are a good choice of alternative restaurants, cafés and pubs in the town, and lots of interesting independent shops to explore. Cotswold countryside surrounding the hotel. Great location.

Don’t expect

Nightlife. Broadway is a very attractive Cotswold town and can be quite busy with tourists during daytime.

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Stayed on 11 Jul 2018

We loved

What a nice and friendly place. The staff were polite, the room was so spacious and clean and the bathroom was tremendous with a "rainforest" shower and a bathtub. The hotel is decorated beautifully and was a peaceful haven in the hustle and bustle of this lively town. Wonderful, thank you so much.

Don’t expect

To get such a spacious room.

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Stayed on 27 Jun 2018

We loved

Cuisine was consistently very good, each and every meal. We encountered a room issue on arrival but staff were very diligent and even though the hotel was fully booked, we were very kindly accommodated in excellent accommodation. The spa was relaxing, so my wife informs me, and the indoor bright and airy pool was very nice for a swim. Hotel gardens very nice on the hot sunny days that we had during our stay.

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Stayed on 16 Jun 2018

We loved

The location, in the heart of Broadway, yet amazingly peaceful. The staff were fabulous.

Don’t expect

To completely escape kids – it's pretty family friendly.

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Stayed on 1 Jun 2018

We loved

The staff at the hotel were incredibly welcoming and helpful. R&R is a given with such great facilities on offer such as the spa. Lots of choice at breakfast including fresh pastries and cooked options. The Swan Broadway, a lovely pub just down the road. Daylesford Farm, a 15 minute drive but lovely for a day out with great healthy food.

Don’t expect

The meal at the grill was a bit overpriced.

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Stayed on 1 Jun 2018

We loved

The fudge on arrival and rosemary water on departure.

Don’t expect

Water to be available in the pool area.

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Stayed on 28 Apr 2018

We loved

We loved the luxurious bathroom with two sinks and both bath and a separate shower, and Floris toiletries. The bed was very comfortable with quality linens. The weather was fine, so we enjoyed walking in the gardens. The main parts of the hotel looked like they would be cozy in cooler weather. 

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Stayed on 18 Apr 2018

We loved

The hotel. Staff were amazing. Fantastic playground nearby if you have young kids.

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Stayed on 8 Apr 2018

We loved

The location, ambience, the friendly staff, the breakfast and the room.

Don’t expect

12.5 percent on everything. 

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Stayed on 4 Apr 2018

We loved

Suites are spacious and well equipped. Good bathroom. Comfortable beds. Free mini bar. Lovely areas to eat informally, with rugs and fires, and super friendly staff. They even valet park your car. Very child and dog friendly. Fantastic food. All the shops and other restaurants in Broadway were delightful.

Don’t expect

The best spa – great facial, but not outstanding facilities.

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Stayed on 30 Mar 2018

We loved

The peace and quiet of the village, the beautiful swimming pool, the delicious food and the smart, warm imteriors. We had a delicious lunch at The Swan but I very much recommend booking in advance (wherever you choose to eat!), particularly at the weekend.

Don’t expect

Nightlife!

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Stayed on 25 Mar 2018

We loved

Attentive service, wonderful hospitality, comfortable bed, good food in the main hotel restaurant. Lovely location the prettiest village in England. The open log fires in the main hotel were excellent. The deli cafe across the road from the hotel, a lovely long walk up the hill. A great place for R&R.

Don’t expect

Fundamental basics for breakfast e.g. missing milk with tea and cereals at breakfast time in your room. No butter or jams with our toast. Salt container with no salt. Taps in bathroom work the wrong way round. Toilet blocked. Strange lighting in rooms, lights everywhere. The wine bar and Italian restaurant next door (part of the hotel), was cold as the waitress did not know how to keep the log fire going – not helped by a long wait for our food. The meatballs with pasta; I am sure the meat was off. Crab pasta with non-existent crab. Just needed to get out of here ASAP. Should have refused to pay this wine bar bill.

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Stayed on 23 Mar 2018

We loved

The afternoon tea and cosy nooks to read in, the lovely and spacious Deluxe room, the pool and spa area, and the beautiful breakfast room. Broadway itself and Chipping Campden for lovely gift shops, and some lovely outdoor walks nearby.

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Stayed on 17 Mar 2018

We loved

Exceptional breakfast and plenty of spaces to relax in front of the fire and have a drink. The romantic Broadway drive which takes you on a guided loop drive of the Cotswold is stunning and passes through the most beautiful of villages.

Don’t expect

Service could be a little better. Staff are a little slow to act.

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Stayed on 24 Feb 2018

We loved

The weekend away was very special as it was my wife's 50th and the childcare arrangements took some military planning. We arrived in darkness at the beautifully lit Lygon Arms in the biscuit tin Cotswold village of Broadway and were greeted with valet parking; nice touch. The bags were swept away to the room whilst we were taken on a short orientation tour of the fabulous, newly refurbished (historic) hotel. We were too late for dinner but the entire ground floor is a complex of lounges with sofas and open fireplaces you can make your own, and the dining room menu and drinks were brought to us with perfect service (they even had my favourite rum which took any remaining wind out of my sails). It's a surprisingly extensive place and finding our way back from the room to the bar was a bit of an adventure to make Hansel and Gretel proud. The room was lovely and (newly) tastefully decorated like the whole hotel with a welcoming bottle of champagne and chocolates to set the tone of the weekend. Really good breakfast, as you would wish, with great service got us out of bed on Saturday. The day passed with a muddy-booted walk in the cold, bright sunshine (our own boots, but you can borrow them from the hotel too), silly shopping in the picture postcard high street and champagne in one of the sunny courtyards. The spa session was pre-booked for the late afternoon. It's good, but I'm fussy with spas and like my steam room really hot. The massages were, however, excellent and set us up nicely for the superb hotel restaurant where again the food was excellent and service spot on. Back a little fuzzily to the cosy comfort of our lovely room. Another great breakfast trying the other dishes we were too full for yesterday and it was soon time to go. Checking out was painless and the car was brought round with no delay or fuss. It even came back stocked with still and sparkling water; a really cute touch that we only noticed while driving away. Thank you to the Lygon Arms for a glorious weekend in the country that totally "delivered". You should go.

Don’t expect

Dont expect stuff for kids; roaring nightlife; absorbing cultural activities. 

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Stayed on 23 Feb 2018

We loved

The friendly staff.

Don’t expect

Noise.

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Stayed on 13 Feb 2018

We loved

The cosy 'snug' areas to hide away in front of a log fire; The Lygon Wine Bar for delicious comfort food; breakfast; the spa pool

Don’t expect

Much noise or activity in the local area – this place is perfect for relaxing and 'mooching'!

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Stayed on 8 Feb 2018

We loved

Our room. We stayed in one of the courtyard suites which have recently been refurbished. Beautiful spacious room with its own little courtyard and few doors from the spa.

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Stayed on 20 Jan 2018

We loved

From arriving to leaving the staff were extremely attentive, helpful and friendly. The food and service were excellent. Rooms were very clean and warm. The spa is wonderful, with a great heated indoor pool. Lots of spa treatments as well. Overall this was a very special break at a very special hotel...BIG Thanks.

Don’t expect

Lively music, party nights.

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Stayed on 16 Jan 2018

We loved

Ever since Judith Chalmers reviewed it back in the 1980s on ITV its been on my list to do, but new kids on the block The Pig have had my undivided attention when it comes to a quick break in recent years. Reports of falling standards at the Lygon meant its desirability had dropped off my radar until Mr & Mrs Smith advised of a much-needed refurbishment, so off we went. We took a Deluxe Room which although disappointingly not in the old part proved just the ticket with an enourmous bed and tasteful decor – a mix of contemporary and antique. The complementary champagne chocs were excellent and very welcome. Dinner in the casual but beautiful restaurant was excellent – as foodies it wasnt the most exciting menu but it was very very good and we were entirely satisfied. Great staff – all Australian, or so it seemed; no worries! Very friendly and very attentive. It's a beautiful building; quiet on our winter Sunday night, so slightly lacking in buzz at the bar but I'm sure thats not always the case. Sorry we didnt have time to try out the spa, which looked amazing. We'd definitely recommend it for a short break and with the village station reopening to heritage steam trains this Easter, for the first time in 58 years, its' an idyllic English destination oozing with character. Thanks Judith!

Don’t expect

Mr & Mrs Smith promised walk-in showers and a standalone bath but we got neither – the bath room was nice, clean but a bit corporate and not at all romantic. Check with reservations if thats an issue – maybe it was just our room type.

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Stayed on 14 Jan 2018