Friday, 3 May 2013

Four Pillars Hotel Cotswold Water Park 4★- UK

The hotel is split in several buildings
This wonderful hotel is a good option if you are looking for something in the area, good service and good value for money.

shame we could not enjoy the terrace at 10ºC
I am sure you have heard of Cotswold as a typical destination in UK. There are uncountable things you can do for a weekend or week away, but there they multiple more choices as there are a total of 147 lakes created from the extraction of minerals in the past 50 years. This area is known as Cotswold Water Park, and regardless of its name, this more a conservation area more than a water park. Do not expect any fun rides or anything similar!

The spacious room
Although we went at the beginning of March and it was cold, in summer this is more a holiday area for families that can enjoy the beach, windsurf, fishing, golf, horse riding and a lot of activities more. I must confess I would not find coming back in summer and see the lakes with a bit of sunshine, because the location looks gorgeous, because due to the fog and such a grey day you couldn't say: oh, wonderful!

But let's go back to the hotel. Apart from a good sleep and the wonderful food, this hotel has a spa. It is not massive, but despite the high season when we went, you can enjoy everything in a quite intimate atmosphere. We had moments where we were alone in the steam room and the sauna. And the swimming pool was not enjoyed with more than 8 people at all times.

The rooms are a good size although the beds are double. Yes, I have become quite demanding with the beds and I don't like anything less than a king size. I do not really see the point in hotels having a sad double bed! 
Internet is for free, although there is no wi-fi. I assume that due to the fact that the hotel is really big and spread in buildings along a vast way. But it is a shame.


At diner time we headed the restaurant with excitement. My boyfriend was a bit dissappointed they did not have buffet, he eats a lot and was thinking he will leave hungry, but luckily it wasn't like that. The hotel offers a bed, breakfast and diner package that most of the people opts for and the menu is quite extensive. You can even choose some of the a la carte menu up to ta total of 22.50£. If you want to order something exceeding that amount you can always pay the difference.


They have plenty of dishes to choose from regarding starters, main and dessert. We ordered smoked salmon, crab cake, chicken Kiev, beef and as dessert cheesses and a chocolate cup. All excellent. 

A really great experience overall and I wouldn't mind coming back again. 

Lake 6, Spine Rd E, 
South Cerney, Cirencester, 
Gloucestershire GL7 5FP (UK)
44 (0) 1285 864000

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