My boyfriend and I were looking for a last minute weekend getaway, after suggesting the Cotswolds we began the task of looking for a hotel. The Cotswolds are, expensive to say the least, but then I came across a lovely little place called The Frogmill. It has just reopened after a major refurbishment and it looked gorgeous, as well as that it was more affordable than others in the area.
We booked a Superior Double Room, and it was really lovely. The decor was really classic and rustic, the bed was super comfy and we were away from the main hotel in a series of little annexes within the hotel site. However, when we booked I chose a Superior Double Room because in the images it suggested that the Superior Doubles came with a stunning free standing bath in the room. When we got to the room it didn’t have that and just had a regular en suite. I get that hotels always showcase their best rooms on their website, but when you book something and then don’t get exactly that it’s a little disheartening. I think if we stay again I would definitely request that specific room if it was available…(just think of the blog photos, ha!). The TV decided it didn’t want any signal, which wasn’t a huge problem for us but if you were there on your own it would have been a bit annoying, and the WIFI didn’t reach our room either, as we were away from the main part of the hotel.
The Hotel Restaurant
The food was delicious, and plenty on the menu. Service seemed a little disorganised and a couple of condiments we asked for never arrived at the table. But it didn’t take away from the night. The restaurant decor and atmosphere were perfect and it was a really nice evening, would definitely go back there just for dinner…if I convince my boyfriend to do the hour journey! Breakfast was by far the best, the Full English was delicious and there were lots of fresh pastries and cereal to choose from. The only niggle with breakfast was that juices and coffee jugs sat empty so staff had to be asked to refill them, and there weren’t enough plates for the pastries and toast table, it’s only little things but it’s important to get right if you have a self serve station.
The Hotel overall was really lovely, staff were super friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely go back there, but maybe after a couple of months once they have ironed out all their teething issues…the place has only been open a couple of weeks!
What to do in the Cotswolds
We spent the day in Bourton-On-The-Water, it’s probably one of the most popular towns in the area. It’s described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswold, I can certainly see why, and I would definitely recommend a visit. We released our inner child and did The Dragonfly Maze which is definitely a lot harder than we anticipated…and yes we got lost. Once finding our way out we wandered down the river and stopped at De La Haye’s Tea Rooms and enjoyed an Afternoon Tea, with Prosecco of course.
If you’re looking for a truly British weekend away I would highly recommend the Cotswolds and all the places we visited! The weather was amazing, but even if it had been raining there would have been plenty of places to go.
Take a look at the Frogmill Hotel.
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