BEST WESTERN PLUS Swindon Blunsdon House Hotel,  Swindon

4.5/5  - based on 639 guest reviews.
Blunsdon, SN26 7AS, Swindon, Great Britain - See map
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Set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside, the Best Western Plus Swindon Blunsdon House Hotel is a 4 Star hotel in Swindon offering 108 en-suite bedrooms with free Wi-Fi Internet access, two superb restaurants, three comfortable bars, 11 fully equipped conference rooms and extensive leisure facilities including an indoor pool, nine hole par three golf course, gym, squash, tennis and beauty salon. Our bedrooms in the main building feature new bathrooms with power shower, state-of-the-art wall mounted flat screen TVs, subtle designer lighting, stylish new furniture and ample work space. Our Pavilion Executive bedrooms are favored for their spaciousness, walk in showers and private balconies with stunning views over the golf course. Our 11 purpose built conference rooms cater from 2 - 300 delegates, all fully equipped with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi connectivity. A central location for the business or leisure traveler, just seven minutes from the M4, J15 or 35 minutes from the M5, J11a. Ideal for touring the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds or shopping at the nearby Designer Shopping Outlet. Enjoy your stay.

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  • 4
    « Amazing service! »

    Spent this weekend here on a planned reunion. 3 weeks before my visit I had knee surgery and was left sporting a locked brace which severely hampered my mobility. The reception staff pulled out all the stops to ensure that I had the "most appropriate accommodation" to suit my needs. They went above and beyond ............ Thank you Reception Staff.

    5
    « Fireworks night! »

    Myself, better half and a couple of friends came down to Blunsdon House Hotel for fireworks night, the evening was BRILLIANT, fireworks were spectacular, the food was warming and the beer was clear and crisp. We didn't stay the night due to them being so busy, but I guess this isn't a bad thing. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the management were even on hand to help with any questions the customers had. Overall, second great experience at this place, will be coming again in the new year - keep up the great work.

    1
    « Do not waste your money!! »

    If you are looking for an overpriced stay, with an old tacky prehistoric vibe, wish to be treated by hotel staff as if you're a piece of dirt, then please book here, you will not be disappointed!! Our room was in the main building looking out over the car park, to say it was stunning is an understatement. Thankfully we were only here for one night!!! Broken, cracked wall tiles in bathroom, with a finding nemo fish theme was unique. The added bonus of a cold shower/bath was ideal, very much worth the £129 room rate. We spoke to reception about this, offered another room, yet still the same problem. The rooms are in need of major modernisation; green flowery carpet is very 80's. The room had a broken door handle, and black marks over the walls, not what you would expect of a so called 4-star hotel. We hoped the food would be slightly more positive, but this didn't seem to be the case, tasteless dinners and Brakes frozen desserts. Anyone looking to book.....Your be better off booking into the travel lodge just down the road. Plus the food in the pub adjacent to it is lovely!

    5
    « Bus holiday hotel pleasnly surprised »

    After the last hotel we stayed at with the same bus company turned out to be dire we were pleasantly surprised to be staying at the Blunsden house. Porter service was provided if required. The room was excellently appointed, quiet, Huge comfortable bed. The bars were comfortable and pleasant, Beers choices could have been better not enough real ale for my taste. Great view from the back of the hotel swimming pool, golf course, a great patio area outside. The food we were served was included with the bus trip, so that could have been a bit better, but it was as expected for inclusive dinners, Breakfasts were excellent though same as for all the other guests.

    4
    « Great staff and service »

    Stayed here I night on 31st October with my wife as a stopover after visiting friends and before travelling on to Oxford. Booked room via Trivago and paid £103 for double room without breakfast. Interestingly this rate was lower by some margin than quoted by the hotel on its own web-site which I mentioned to the receptionist. She did say that had I telephoned they would have priced matched and no doubt saved their commission payment but who bothers to telephone these days? Perhaps needs looking by Blunsdon's marketing people. We were allocated room 118 on the ground floor which turned out to be a twin rather than double and was quite spacious with large bathroom/wet room suitable for disabled access. Good power shower and hot water. Excellent free wifi. However, the downside was that I think this was one of the older rooms in the hotel and certainly needed a makeover e.g. worn and tired carpet, not very comfortable beds and headboards that banged on the wall when getting in and out. Lighting was poor too and my wife had difficulty seeing to her makeup etc. Bar staff were very helpful when I purchased drinks and bottled water to take to the room. Equally breakfast charged at £12.95 a head was excellent, well prepared and presented with great service from the staff. We didn't eat in the restuarant the night before but based upon breakfast experience would recommend. So in summary, room price offering needs more consistency, some rooms need updating but reasonable value - more so if you use all the hotel facilities. The location is quiet but easily accessible to the A419 and other major routes. Staff and service are excellent as is the catering. Would use again but ask for a better room.

    1
    « No, No, No »

    What a huge disappointment from the start On arrival to reception - No room upgrades if you don't book your room direct with the hotel No customer service from reception, here's your key..... No peace and quite - Room 328 sits directly above the hotel kitchen's extraction unit, which means the room echoes with a dull humming, but don't panic it goes off at 11.30pm - FFS it comes back on again at 5.30am No point booking this hotel again!

    5
    « Blunsdon House, a great hotel »

    Our three nights stay on a Bibbys Tour was great value for money. It was the best single room I have had since I stopped business travel, a king size double bed with good room amenities. The food was good and the smiling staff excellent. They provided a wheelchair when ours was broken in transit and offered help to repair ours. An interesting chat on an evening with one of the staff who gave us a potted history of the hotel. It was very clean and warm with lots of space and good bars. I am incapable at this stage of my life in writing reports the length of War and Peace and so will complete the requisite number of words, two hundred, by the easiest method. Our three nights stay on a Bibbys Tour was great value for money. It was the best single room I have had since I stopped business travel, a king size double bed with good room amenities. The food was good and the smiling staff excellent. They provided a wheelchair when ours was broken in transit and offered help to repair ours. An interesting chat on an evening with one of the staff who gave us a potted history of the hotel. It was very clean and warm with lots of space and good bars.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Stayed at this lovely hotel on a Tuesday night for a business meeting. I was very impressed this is certainly one of the better hotels I have stayed in for work. All of the staff were very professional, polite and service was top notch. There is a gym and pool ample parking and free WiFi throughout. We ate in the Flame restaurant (there were 8 of us staying) where again service was fantastic only to be outdone by really really great food. I had a rump steak which was the best I've had in some while. All of my colleagues also commented about how good their choices were, from shepherds pie, fish and burgers so certainly a very talented chef in residence. The room I had was very good, plenty of space and facilities all taken care of. I didn't stir once all night so the need must have also been good. Check in and check out was painless and swift. All in a very good experience highly recommended. Thank you Blunsdon House

    4
    « Excellent Hotel On The Edge Of Swindon »

    I had 2 days of running training at a company in Swindon and stayed overnight at this hotel, at a corporate rate, which made it good value. It's in a really nice setting, in it's own grounds, away from main roads, but easy access to the A419 and Swindon centre and industrial areas. Hotel is very spacious and nicely decorated and furnished Bedroom was tastefully decorated with good furniture and comforatable bed, We ate in the main restaurannt and food choice & quality was excellent, as was the breakfast. I would vertainly recommend this hotel for a comfortable business or leisure stay.

    4
    « Sumptuous and friendly »

    This hotel has kept it's family-run feeling even though part of Best Western. Room facilities are above average with luxury curtains and fittings. Fresh coffee machine are included in each room. An internal vestibule in each room means zero corridor noise and light: unlike some hotels! It's 4 miles away from the centre so if you stay here you stay here. The fitness centre and 9 hole golf course may make that easier. Breakfast is above average with wide selection worthy of a more upmarket hotel.

  • 3
    « Overpriced »

    I was disappointed by the standard of the room for the price paid £129, very tired looking, the bathroom was sub-standard for a 4 star hotel and like the bedroom severely in need of updating. I found the restaurant to be rather overpriced for the standard of food and breakfast was spoilt by ants on the counter with jams. I found the hotel to be slightly devisive in it's pricing structure and inflexible regarding complaints. I would not choose to stay here again.

    5
    « Lovely relaxing hotel »

    We met up with family for a birthday celebration We cannot fault the helpfulness of the staff And they went out of their way to make this special for us all The hotel is so relaxing with such a lovely atmosphere we are so glad we chose somewhere with so much character.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Hotel was friendly , food was really good , bedrooms clean and tidy , maid service everyday. Although we didn't use the pool facilities or gardens , they looked very nice. Nice bar area with live music on the Friday we stayed. Wedding on the Saturday which was in another room ,so didn't affect the rest of hotel. Four of us had a really pleasant stay, and would come back again.

    1
    « No way a 4 Star »

    Attended the hotel on a coach trip with Arvonia coaches. We were greeted at the hotel by a Greek manager who welcomed us and said he was there to look after us and to be there for all our needs. He didn't live up to his promise as we never saw him after ,checking if everything was all right. The rooms were very nice and clean but the hotel needs a bit of TLC. It's looking old and needs a coat of paint. We had 3 nites bed,breakfast and evening meal. Breakfast was fine but the food we were given in the evening was very poor. We had a menu but just 3 choices of each course, .we had the same type of veg every nite and on the second nite it was cold and we had to send it back. On our first nite service was very slow. My wife and I asked for chips with our meal on the second nite and you would think we had asked for the Crown Jewels as the waiter had to go and check if they could cook chips.can you believe this. I would say the standard of food we had in the evening was like being in a holiday camp. I would rather have paid a little extra and had decent food off the menu. Would I recommend this hotel on the standard of food we had no chance I would urge readers to be wary of attending this hotel. Also if you do go to the hotel take a loan out for the bar or take your own drinks to the room,£7 for a large glass of wine.you can get a bottle in a supermarket of the same brand for£5 to £6 pounds. £4 for a brandy that's one measure . I bought a half bottle for £7 and drank it in my room that's 15 measures . I think I've said enough now

    3
    « First impressions really do count , reception staff need to be aware of that . »

    Reception staff really let the hotel down. Their customer service is non existent , surly faces greeted you , obviously they would rather not be there, asked why was one of the bars I had been using around 6.00 pm each evening was closed, I was informed it didn't open till 7pm , I reiterated I had been using it all week, and was told it didn't open till 7pm. As no further information was forthcoming I had to ask if there was a bar I could use, I was told its name, I then had to ask where that was. It was such a simple thing , which turned into farce. Just too much trouble. In the restaurant As part of a coach holiday we were treated as a nuisance, we were told we would not be served until everyone arrived . The waiting staff though pleasant enough had no cohesion, vegetable dishes were placed on tables sometimes a good ten minutes before the main course itself arrived. The early arrivals were often the last to be served, three different waiters would come to your table to ask for the same thing, waiters would be better having designated tables. The food was mediocre and the vegetarian options was restricted to one choice or should I say lack of it. At breakfast I noted you could upgrade to say smoked haddock with an egg of your choice or a kipper for a small supplement, this idea could be extended to coach parties in the evening. I appreciate the actual rate per person is probably extremely low per person paid by the coach companies, but, the customer has paid good money to stay there and does not expect to be treated as a poor relation. Rooms were spotless if a little dated , the sunny attitude of the housekeepers could be learnt by reception staff.

    3
    « Lunchtime Meal »

    Had a meal at lunchtime Mackeral with Horse radish sauce was tough and tasted as though it had just come out of the fridge The pork Madallions were not carved properly they were in chunks in fact thought it was the end of the Joint also it was cold The fruit Salad was in chuncks with cream .

    4
    « Good event venue »

    We stayed here to attend a family celebration. The hotel is very nice with a good leisure facility and a 9 hole golf course. The staff were helpful and friendly and we were well looked after in a private room for the party. Our bedroom was large and clean but our stay was let down by a very uncomfortable bed. The mattress was so worn and movement meant it wobbled like a half full water bed! The meal in the evening was ok but very expensive at £35 for what was very average food.

    4
    « SUNDAY AFTERNOON DELIGHT. »

    Have not visited for a while, so we decided to make a late afternoon visit, to unwind in Carrie's Bar with a large glass of wine each - grossly overpriced - but nevertheless most desirable and 'plate loads' of excellent sandwiches !! Not a gourmet experience but a very necessary one, in pleasant surroundings.

    5
    « blown away »

    The hotel was stunning.our room had everything and more little balcony overlooked the golf course and views.the décor blew us away.the food was good.staff'very helpful@friendly.would have liked longer to explore the rest of the hotel.went with a coach weekend.go and see for yourself.

    4
    « Decent Value - not quite a "Wow" »

    Paid extra for an executive room and it generally worked pretty well. Clean and tidy and pretty comfortable, Decor is a bit stuck in the 1980s but its pretty well looked after. Good new bathroom. Helpful staff. Restaurant is good in the evenings, breakfast variable. There are better hotels out there, but many worse!

  • 5
    « Amazing room »

    We had a beautiful suite, with a separate sitting room, lovely bathroom with shower and separate bath and a wrap around balcony, very clean and lovely views. We had drinks in the bar and we were served by very friendly and polite staff. We had dinner in the Flames restaurant we both had beautiful meals and the pudding was to die for. Breakfast was plentiful and very nice considering it was buffet style. Overall we had a lovely 20th wedding anniversary.

    5
    « Great training venue »

    Our organisation has just come back from a training weekend at this hotel. From the time I first made contact with Claudia in the conference team the staff could not have been more helpful. We had a film crew working with us and the staff did everything they could to make life easier for us. The rooms were great and I loved the catch up tv. We enjoyed the grounds, the pool and the food. Pepe and Kristian were particularly good in the restaurant. We would certainly choose this venue again. Thank you

    5
    « Relaxing stay »

    We chose to stay at this hotel for a short break as we had loved our last stay at Blunsdon so much. Sometimes it can be really disappointing to return as you have such high expectations, but Blunsdon really didn't disappoint. We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. The staff are friendly and fun. The food in the Flame restaurant is ?the best'. I find that too often the vegetarian options are very limited but the menu choices are inspirational, excellent quality food cooked with flair.

    5
    « A fabulous hotel with heart »

    This is a fantastic hotel in every aspect. Our room was huge with a veranda, massive tv with loads of channels, great free wifi and mobile connections. Set in lovely gardens. Spotlessly clean. Staff were amazing, so helpful. The food was wonderful. Every member of staff acknowledged you as you passed. Better than any hotel I've stayed in. Melvin, Vera and the lady who cleaned our room deserve special praise.

    5
    « Weekend Break »

    This was our first visit and all aspects were excellent - a spacious room with spectacular views in the Pavilion building, first class food and service in the Flame restaurant and bars, despite being very busy, particularly on the Saturday evening. There was also a Wedding Reception on the Saturday but this did not impact upon service and amenities etc. A very enjoyable short break

    1
    « bed bugs »

    I WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN!!! (I have stayed here 3 times over the last 3 years)both my wife and I had to complain about the dirty room we were given, we were informed by one of the cleaners that each room only had one set of quilts and runners, and there were no extras to fully change the bedding, but a clean sheet and quilt cover were put on the bed and the room was cleaned and apologies were made. This just left us wondering how often are the quilts cleaned and how clean are they if they never get changed. We very soon discovered the answer to this when my wife and I broke out in very itchy rashes all over our bodies, my wife's eye lids were extremely painful, inflamed and sore even to blink. We sought medical advice and were informed they were bed bug bites. Also, over the last 3 years, every time my colleagues and I ( a group of around 10 -15 people, each with their own room) have stayed at this hotel, we have been over-charged by a substantial amount (over £50) when we came to settle our bills, but when challenged they quickly back down and say it was their mistake. I would strongly advise people to check their beds before sleeping in them and check the bill before paying.

    3
    « Sunday Lunch »

    Carvery : Only one starter - soup, plates for main meal were not very hot, meats were well cooked but roasties and Yorkshires were tough, table not cleared while we went to get sweet had to call staff over to clear.

    4
    « Birthday Party Visit »

    Blunsdon House was the venue for a friends 'significant' birthday. The meal was taken in one of the main dining rooms/buffet style. The food was plentiful and good - so long as you were in the queue early - was a limited offer if you left it too long to go and get. The restaurant staff, bar staff, reception staff all very polite, attentive and happy to chat/help/share a joke. Now the rooms I was very impressed with - well mine anyway. Large, comfy, well supplied - couldn't ask for more. I didn't have time to get out into the grounds but they looked well kept and lots of guests were taking walks. Excellent selection of hot and cold foods for breakfast. This place is very big, with conference facilities/spa but it didn't feel crowded though I understand they were fully booked.

    3
    « Reliable but nothing special »

    Yes, it's just another standard, chain hotel but it's a decent one. The setting is very nice. I went for run locally and there are lots of local villages to run through. It's getting tired and needs an update. However, I used the gym for the first time this year and it is very good, especially for free weights.

    5
    « Cotswolds weekend »

    We stayed at this hotel as part of a coach holiday. We were pleasantly surprised! The hotel and all staff were brilliant. Our room was spotless, with maid service everyday. The food at breakfast and dinner was delicious, with plenty of choice and good sized portions. The bar area was welcoming and well stocked, serving both alcohol and various hot drinks. All members of staff were friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and look forward to another vis should we ever visit the Cotswolds again.

  • 5
    « Well worth a visit »

    The best 'Best Western Plus' hotel we have ever stayed in and rates very highly amongst other hotels. ALL staff were exceptionally helpful. The hotel itself was clean and had many interesting touches.

    2
    « Jewels of the Cotswolds holiday. »

    Stayed at this hotel 1st-5th September 2016 with a group from Kent. First of all the room (314) was fine along with the maid service plenty of shampoos and lotions,if you wanted decaff sachets just leave a note,overlooking the front of the hotel,some noise if a group congregates there. This was an expensive holiday and it has to be said the reality did not meet expectation,particularly from breakfast and dinner service. First night(Thurs) we had an interminable wait between courses,manager apologised profusely,assured us it would not happen again........ guests given a small glass of house wine or soft drink the following night,I for my part refused this,probably as I knew this was not going to be a one off. We had a set menu for each of the four nights we would be staying,and a pretty poor selection it was too,the main I chose on Thurs night was roast beef,why on earth did the chef assume everybody wanted it cooked rare????it was disgusting and I left it,no member of staff enquired as to why the meal was left uneaten. So we get to Saturday a wedding party seemed to have free rein over the hotel to the exclusion of other guests e.g the quiet bar I had taken to using was out of bounds to us from late afternoon Saturday until early evening 'private function' the abrupt notice on the door said....nice. Our dinner on Saturday evening had the same appalling service as previously encountered on Thurs 'we're very busy' was the plaintiff cry from staff....who cares,you assured us it would not happen again. Now to breakfast(s)the menu mentioned black pudding as a choice,I never saw it at the buffet maybe it was a request item who knows,not a very good selection of items for an AA four star hotel. A table of four gets a large jug of water at dinner,funny enough a table of NINE also got a solitary jug of water,you can ask for more of course....and more cups and more glasses and more teaspoons......you get the drift. I would never stay at this hotel again.

    2
    « Mixed Messages »

    I booked 4 rooms on the phone 3 weeks ahead of my stay. I stated I wanted to play golf - 'that's included' she said, use of the spa etc 'all included'. I visited the hotel a week before staying and again confirmed golf was included and booked use of the tennis court. It was only on check out did I find £40 charged for Golf which was 'included' in the package. We arrived, nice rooms with nice views that were clean and comfortable. Wifi was included but it was dreadful in the rooms and effectively non-existent. Weddings are a major part of this hotel's income and if you stay over a weekend beware. Wedding guests staying in the hotel consider the whole place is theirs for their celebration and they are there in large numbers and party away. This includes their children who are left to run freely across the hotel - everywhere, without supervision. On complaining to the bar staff about the noise and permanent chase through the bar the ineffective rather 'wet' duty manager confirmed they can go anywhere and do anything in the hotel - to the complete exclusion of non wedding guests. Nowhere to have a quiet drink and a game of pool without screaming children and well oiled parents who have conveniently forgotten their offspring (I am not anti child - I have 3 of my own just want parents to take some responsibility and the hotel to designate an area for non wedding guests so we can enjoy our stay too). The night before checking out I asked for a late check out on one of the 4 rooms and that was agreed (no charge) and at 0830 prior to check out went to the desk and confirmed we would vacate 3 rooms at 9am so these could be cleaned immediately and negotiated which room I could have the late (1 hour) check out on. £10 I was informed was the cost of a late check out. So I hand 3 rooms back 2 hours early and then having been told no charge by one staff member, a charge appears. It was not paid but with the 'included' golf being charged - lack of interest by staff about us as guests and then an attempt to add a charge at the end left a bad taste. So beware travelers, avoid a weekend stay and watch for hidden charges via mixed messages.

    2
    « Disastrous one night stay »

    Last week my wife decided to surprise me by taking me to this establishment; we've been there several times in the past, but this was a spur of the moment decision on her part. We arrived and enquired if we could book a table in the restaurant. "No" was the answer, "Fully booked". We asked if we could oredr a meal on room service and was told this would be OK. We went to our room and looked over the Room Service Menu; not a great choice but we were hungry and reluctantly chose Carnivore Pizza and Chicken Kebab. I phoned reception to order but was told I could not pay via debit card, it would have to be credit card. We try not to give our card details unless absolutely essential, so I asked if I could pay via debit card if I came down to reception. I was told to place the order at Carrie's Bar and pay there. The member of staff was very uppity beacause he sais he had no way of charging me the £5 room service fee. I went to reception to pay there, only to be told that the menu in our room was out of date, so back to square one with the new menu. The choice was even more restricted than the first menu; my wife chose the surf and turf pizza but without the prawns, and I ordered a burger. The pizza was so-so and the burger was dry and tasteless. By the time we had finished eating this our Sticky pudding desserts had gone cold and the ice cream had melted. All in all, a total disaster! The only reason I have rated them 2 stars is because I know from past experiences that this hotel can be relied upon for a decent short break, but on this occasion sadly not.

    5
    « Brilliant in our view »

    We stayed in the Pavilion and had a suite.It was very good,very clean and perfect for a relaxing weekend.The check in staff were very helpful even though they had just suffered a power cut. The spa was great and the pool ideal (so my wife says).The breakfast was more than adequate,we had two meals ,one the carvery, and we're very pleased with what we had.The buildings were in great condition ,the older part in dark panelling we found very traditional.

    1
    « August 26th 2016 »

    Stayed for one night service food and general standards disgusting . The room was in need of an update ,shower didn't work and no hot water for a bath .Would find it very hard to say anything positive about this so called Hotel .

    5
    « The perfect day »

    On 2nd sept myself and Liam got married at the blunsdon house hotel. The day by far exceeded my dreams and this was all down to the attentive staff. I was surprised to see that throughout the days we were there the staff stayed mostly the same, your team must put some hours in! But this actually added to the experience as we started to get to know them. I was particularly impressed by the young waiter who served us in the flame restaurant the night before and was party of the team who served the wedding breakfast, I wish I could remember his name! The food in flame was fantastic, best steak I've ever had, a views shared by our party. Every member of staff I spoke to acted on every request I made, I can be very particular!! Grace the wedding planner was fantastic, in the build up she gave us lots of ideas and helped me not to be so stressed with the planning. On the day she ensured everything ran to perfection and dealt with a tricky situation with one of our own guests very well. The hotel is beautiful as is the grounds and views. The set up of the rooms for the wedding was to a very high standard. I would highly recommend anyone to get married here, on behalf of all our family and friends thank you to all of your staff.

    1
    « Shabby, tacky and grubby! »

    We stayed here for two nights whilst visiting the Cotswolds. As we booked at the last minute this was one of the only hotels which had rooms available. I'm not surprised as we definitely would not stay here again! The main bar area is really tacky. It has fruit machines. pool tables and a disco ball! It felt like a sleazy motel rather than a Best Western Plus! Room: The rooms in the main building have not been updated since about the 1970's. They are small and very outdated. The bathroom did not have a mixer tap and the cold water tap only gave out a trickle of water. Because of this, you could either wash and brush your teeth in scalding hot water or you would have to do this over the bath! Hardly what I was expecting from a 4 star hotel. We reported this to reception the following morning and went out for the day. When we arrived back at the hotel after 9pm that evening, there was still only a trickle of water. I called the front desk who said that maintenance had looked at the tap but not reported anything back to them. Since it was too late to get them back they suggested that we use a bathroom in another room down the passage! I was astounded at this suggestion! Location: Well located between Cirencester and Swindon, just off the main road. Food: We didn't eat at the hotel as we only booked room only. I can only imagine what the food was like judging by the rooms! Facilities: Good facilities including an indoor pool and a small childrens play area. I definitely would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

    4
    « 4 stars for services, 3 for room »

    Stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights. The good points are the location and services (on sight restaurant and bar, room service, leisure facilities and plenty of parking). We had a lovely evening meal in the Flame restaurant, which is also where breakfast is served. The executive room was spacious with a very comfy bed. However, I do feel that the rooms are in need of a little tlc. The wallpaper was starting to peel at the edges. The ceiling in the shower had some unsightly marks (it wasn't mold, I think the paint/ceiling covering was peeling). The balcony I'm afraid looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a little while (lots of bird poo, dirty boards and rather large spiderwebs). Not sure I agree with ashtrays on the balconies as cigarette smoke would seep into other rooms if their doors were open on a summer's day (but that's just my opinion). There is an attractive looking hospitality tray, but limited selection of coffee/tea. We only had one sachet of coffee, and there was only PG tips tea. I've stayed in 3* hotels before which have offered earl grey and herbal teas as standard. To their credit, the staff were only happy to help when I requested additional tea/coffee. There was a smell of chlorine, presumably from the pool, which was very strong in the main corridor of the hotel which was very unpleasant and made it feel like we were in a public pool and not a 4* hotel. Overall we had a nice stay, and if you're looking for a hotel with leisure and activity facilities, I don't think you can go wrong. But the rooms, in my humble opinion, are not 4* quality.

    1
    « Massive let down, rude staff, no consideration of families needs!! will not return! »

    My husband and I both joined this hotels fitness club in January, when we joined we joined as a family (I have 3 children) the youngest didn't become a member as he has special needs and it was of no use to him at 4 years old. I said we would join if we could take him swimming and I was given several guest passes; on that basis we joined. I have only used a couple of the guest passes for him and still have plenty of them left, yesterday afternoon around 3pm I arrived with my 3 boys who were all looking forward to a swim, I checked us all in but realised I had forgotten to bring one of my guest passes for the youngest, the lady on reception said I would have to pay £6.50 for him or she couldn't let us in - I explained I only had £5 and couldn't afford to pay, I even offered to bring back in a guest pass when I came back on Thursday; but she said no. I then asked to speak to the manager, a girl by the name of Lydia came out to speak to me, she said I could come in if I paid for him and if I later brought a guest pass I could be refunded, I again explained I didn't have the money! She said I couldn't bring in my children, I was very upset and said I would no longer be a member at the gym and would cancel our family membership, Lydia shrugged her shoulders, gave me a card with an email address on it, told me to email that address to put in writing that we want to cancel and our last payment would now be September and we could leave for all she cared. With that she walked off to her office. I even explained my youngest has special needs, and therefore would not understand this, as a result he cried his eyes out as I carried him back up the stairs. The jaccuzi has not worked since we have been there and we constantly un clean facilities. The classes are being changed around all the time and quite frankly there has been nothing explained to us as members as to when they will be sorted. The grounds are nice, shame some of the staff lets the place down!

  • 2
    « Ridiculous »

    I am a member of the Gym here and often work and have a coffee also at the hotel. This morning I ask for a coffee and am told that I am not meant to serve anyone before 9.30am in the Lounge area of the hotel. A Hotel with people Sat in the lounge and he won't serve me a coffee. Sheer madness.

    5
    « A beautiful family stay! »

    My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights with our 3 girls, aged 5, 7 and 12. It is one of the most beautiful and coziest accommodations we have experienced! The staff is lovely; the restaurant is wonderful with free buffet breakfast; the golf course is outside the door; there is the most terrific walk around the grounds that our girls loved joining us on (the Woodland Trail); the rooms are large and absolutely beautiful with quaint balconies; there is a charming pub just a minute walk away; there is a beautiful garden with comfy table and chairs that overlooks a large playground area for children and tennis court and golf course ; the grounds and gardening are beautiful; the pool is large and the gym is fantastic! I also took advantage of the Secret spa and indulged in an incredible massage. Our only regret is that we couldn't extend our stay bc it is booked. We highly recommend this stay!!

    4
    « Long week.end Cotswold Break »

    Hotel fine, lots of facilities large bar area and a snug chillout bar too.Room OK.and clean. Restaurant nice setting and food plentiful and very good quality,also staff very helpfull. Breakfast really nice.Plenty of car parking.Overall we enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « overnight stop on coach tour »

    What a lovely hotel. Couldn't fault it. Extremely pleasant staff, lovely food, and very comfortable spacious room. It was a shame that we had an overnight stay only, as we would have loved to have stayed longer. In a nice area on the outskirts of a pleasant village.

    5
    « Fabulous »

    Not a great deal to say about this hotel apart from its fabulous. The staff were outstanding the food was beautiful the grounds are amazing the facilities available if you are a sports enthusiast were pretty good too. (I'm not by the way). The only thing I would have liked in my beautifully decorated room would have been air con rather than a fan. As hotels go this has been one of my favourite places I've stayed at. It would be a great wedding location for those that maybe searching for a venue. So would I stay here again..........yes please 5*

    5
    « Stunning place »

    Location beauiful aided by great weather, loved the room,the food was fabulous with excellent service, Can't fault the place really - bigger pool ? But it was lovely and deep and quiet for us, would definately stay again.

    4
    « One night stay on business »

    I recently stated at Blunsden House whilst in Swindon on business. The hotel itself is well sign posted from the main road and the entry to the grounds are very nice. The car park is big and appears to be more than adequate. The hotel reception is quite Classic in style with wood panels. The check in process would have been fine however just as I was taking my key an abrupt lady spoke to the gentleman who had checked me in and asked me for my card again. I thought there had been an issue with my card, however I had to pre-authorise over £200 for a £70 room with no explanation or apology. My room was on the 3rd floor, again a little old fashioned but relatively spacious and clean. A reasonably well appointed bathroom with a bathrobe. Very good powerful shower and lots of towels. Well stocked hospitality tray with a coffee percolator was well received. Slight problem with the reception on the television which meant the sound kept dropping out, but wasn't too much of an issue. I ordered my breakfast as room service which arrived in time. Unfortunately not everything that I had ordered arrived and some things I didn't order did arrive! Reasonable quality breakfast. Check out was ok, I wasn't asked how my stay was which I always find disappointing even when the stay was fine. The chap in front of me checking out also mentioned an issue with his television so it would appear it wasn't isolated to my room only. When I queried about the amount of pre-authorisation, she confirmed it hadn't been debuted but offered no apology for the confusion. Would I stay here again, absolutely. Next time I'd like to use the facilities such as the pool and restaurant.

    5
    « Lovely meal in flame - will be back »

    I went for a meal with a group of friends and had a Lovely meal in the flame restaurant. I had the beef burger for my main with fries with the skin on which was delicious and very filling, to finish I had the sticky banana & toffee pudding which was delicious and very moorish and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Even looking into having our work Christmas party here as the food and service was excellent. Definitely will be returning to try even more of the delicious food on menu

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Have been a few times over the last couple of months and have been very impressed. The rooms are always clean and tidy. I was even upgraded to suite one time which was fantastic. The food in Flame restaurant is great and fast friendly service. I especially love the selection of malt whiskies! Not to be missed, over 100 to chose from! Very relaxing and set on some lovely grounds

    5
    « Family Group Visit »

    This hotel was as good if not better than we expected. We were a family group of 16, ranging from 18 - 81. One member with disability issues - an ambulance needed to be called early one morning, reception staff dealt with this and were paramedic trained - they were wonderful. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. There were plenty of activities and facilities for us all. Some of the younger members of the family have already booked a stay for the Christmas festivities.

  • 3
    « Disappointing »

    My husband and I stayed here recently for two nights to attend a funeral. On arrival the hotel tried to over charge us for our room, When i questioned this i was told to speak to someone the following day( Neither receptionists wanted to help). Later that night I spoke to another lady about this, along with small issues with the room ie Dirt on the floor, broken toilet roll holder and no air con. She managed to sort out the money but nothing else was dealt with. There was an oscilator, but this switched off after two hours, meaning my husband awoke every couple of hours or so, due to the heat and had to put it on again. One big issue I had was that a fire escape door was left open the whole of our stay with a ladder propped up outside(The door lead out onto the roof). I hate to think what could have happened if someone had wandered outside? Breakfast was ok except for the black pudding, this I was told was cooked fresh to order, my order took 30 seconds and was cold and soggy as if it had been briefly microwaved? One thing that amused me was that it seemed our room was designed for one? One bathrobe, one coffee sachet, one decaf coffee. I let my husband have the bathrobe and I had the coffee! Also the swimming pool was closed for a refit, but we were never made aware of this, It was only when we arrived that we found out. Plus when you book this hotel online you are meant to receive a £5 gift card on arrival, I had to ask for this three times! On the plus side the hotel has nice views and the waiting and bar staff were great and really looked after us after the funeral. I did fill out the hotels comment card, but am still waiting for a response?

    4
    « Reassuringly unchanging - and still a great place to stay »

    I have been a few times to Blundson over the last twenty years and it is still reassuringly unchanged. The green carpets, the fish tanks, the wood panelled bar, the dark wood furniture and trouser presses in the bedrooms belong to another decade (or two) behind us - although most importantly, the bathrooms are more modern. Please please do not change any of this as this is not a boring corporate hotel or trendy boutique - just a solid working hotel that caters for people of business, families, weddings and events, and provides excellent value for money. What counts as well is the friendliness of the staff and while the buildings and decor are a bit dated, it is all spotless clean, and the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was a generous buffet spread in the restaurant and good value, apart from the insipid coffee - you have to pay extra for a proper coffee from the bar.

    3
    « Quaint average English hotel - mid range hotel »

    2,75 Blusdon house is located about 20 mins drive from Swindon. The hotel is decorated as an old style English traditional pub (at least in proximity of reception), which is quite particular and could have been seen a characteristic and distinctive décor, but unfortunately the room are even more outdated than the entrance ? which in today's time is not acceptable. The positive are: the gym is quite modern, the grill restaurant, although looking more like an office cafeteria, has been renewed and the service is good. Anyhow there are better modern hotels close by. Please be mindful of the rush hour traffic because traffic towards Swindon is a killer at rush hours. Waited several minutes for a taxi that was delayed in the traffic. Overall an avarage best western at a mid-range price.

    5
    « Fantastic Meal! »

    I was looking for a place to go for a girls night out and the Flame Restaurant at Blunsdon House had a new menu which looked really good. We had a pre dinner Cocktail on the Terrace which was lovely. We had a nice table and the waiting staff where very attentive, I had a sirloin steak with bernaise sauce which had been freshly made and was yummy, chips, a very tasty red cabbage slaw and lovely chips. The steak was wonderful and having it cooked on the Josper Grill really gave it that lovely smoky chargrilled flavour. Pudding was a challenge as I struggled to choose between the sticky toffee pudding, the crème brulee and the chocolate Nemesis! I went for the nemesis and was not disappointed as it was heavenly, the other puddings looked really good too so I shall have to go back and try them next time. Great night out, Restaurant staff where brilliant and the food was amazing, thank you.

    5
    « Wonderful stay »

    Stayed at Blunsdon House Hotel for 4 nights as part of a coach trip to the area. The room was on the ground floor overlooking the car park. The bed was lovely and comfortable and myself and my friend really enjoyed our stay. The breakfast buffet was excellent with a good choice to help yourself. We had an evening a la carte menu for our group and the food was varied and of good quality. One evening we had a buffet which was very filling. The drinks are a bit expensive at £7 for a large wine and £4 for a bottle of cidre. All the staff were friendly, professional and helpful. The room toiletries and tea and coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits were replenished every day. There is a nice sitting out area at the back and a woodland walk which we kept 'meaning to do' but ran out of time. We made use of the swimming pool one day but found it small and too full of children - I guess you have to pick your time to go as there are adult only sessions. Would stay again.

    5
    « Chris & Lesley's Wedding 29/07/2016 »

    A big thank you to the Blunsdon House Hotel on behalf of all our family, we went to my sister's wedding Lesley who married Chris on Friday. We all had a great time and I have a personal thank you to your chef from my Grandson Rowan who is only 9 years old - he is allergic to dairy & soya, I explained this to your chef Paul Astell who went above and beyond to sort out pancakes with maple syrup, he even allowed us to check out the ingredient listing. Rowan was so pleased as most people don't help or even care and Paul was truly fantastic, he made Rowan's whole wedding experience a brilliant memory. Thank you Paul.

    5
    « Wedding »

    Well done to Grace and the team, my wife and I had a fantastic day, all went very smoothly, the facilities are great, I can not recommend blunsdon house highly enough, everyone is sooo friendly , the rooms are great and breakfast was lovely, the main meal for our wedding was fantastic and the evening buffet was superb

    3
    « Can get better. »

    Average hotel. Classic interior but missing somethings. The room doesn't have ar-condition and the shower pressure is so poor. I been in many others hotels with a £60 for couples a night with much better shower and with an ar condition. Place is quietly and good views. Pool is not big as seen on the website and to many kids playing, so if you thinking to relax on the pool, pls think again. The restaurant is expensive for the type of food offer, and not many dish on menu. If you are lasagna or pasta love, look for another place to go. The room is big, a good size for couple. Good place to stay if you pay at to £70 per night to couple. More then that, I'm sure you can get another place with same condition for less.

    3
    « Ok stop off hotel »

    The room was a good size and a generous bathroom with both bath and shower which was clean and pleasant except for under the dust gathering under furniture here and there. Well equiped with even an iron and ironing board, hairdryer etc. Pretty quiet at night too as it was in a seperate block to the actual hotel, which was ok except when raining and you had to walk back to your room. The beds were awful, way too soft and sloping down to towards the headboard, we actually slept upside down as it felt better. The balcony was dirty, full of cobwebs and bird poo on the rails and not touched for the few nights we stayed. The windows in corridors were dirty. The food in the bar was average, the food in Flames was expensive and awful, don't try the Ceasar salad or the mixed starter, we couldn't eat either. We sadly were not told as we checked in about where to eat so had no idea of the third a la carte restuarant there, which we would have tried if we were, most hotels we visit point out these things. The pool was ok, a maze to find your way in and out of and male and female sauna rooms were a bit odd we thought as usually it's something we do together. The pool area looks dated and a weird pool that dips deep in the centre, jaquzzi out of action and looks like being refurbed or dismantled with tiles off the walls and pool itself, windows again dirty. Parking was easy with a large car park Not a hotel I would return too I'm afraid, can stay in much better for the price, definately wouldn't rate this a 4* hotel, have stayed in much better 3* hotels

    2
    « Disappointing »

    I have visited this Hotel several times for various things and have regularly eaten in either the bar or Flame restaurant. Myself and some friends went back last Friday and honestly wished we hadn't. The menu was extremely limited, food not fantastic and over priced. My steak was 'OK' but not worth £17.50! We always have a drink afterwards but the floater coffees were bitter, a pot of tea cost £3. I am more than happy to pay for good food, but this wasn't good. Unfortunately we have decided that we won't return to this restaurant.

  • 5
    « great stay »

    hello we stayed here recently for 2 nights, the hotel is huge with plenty of parking. We stayed in the pavillion rooms which were lovely with a little balcony wich was a must in the muggy weather we had recently . The balcony doors opened widely so we were able to have through flow of air in. The room was nice and spacious and cleaan .We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was good also.The hotel is good for children with a play area and a pool which my grandchildren loved

    5
    « Lovely Stay 5? »

    From start to finish we had a lovely time at Blunsdon from the early check-in to the Sunday swim nothing seemed too much trouble We started with some delightful bar snacks and a quiet drink on the terrace just what the doctor ordered in the sun. We decided to dine in Flames that evening and it was to die for, the food was amazing from the flame grilled steak to the light Baileys creme brulee, while the service was attentive but not intrusive, spot on. We followed it up with the Sunday carvery with the kids and grandparents, again lovely and excellent value. There was also a nice play park and swimming pool that came in useful. Thank you again and we will be staying again soon

    4
    « Great Stay »

    We stayed at the Blunsdon House Hotel as a base to visit the delights of the Cotswolds. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the setting of the hotel is beautiful with good parking close to the rooms. Our room was not air-conditioned and we happened to have picked the hottest day of the year for our visit. After an uncomfortable night we asked at reception for a move which was sorted out to our total satisfaction. Our room rate included breakfast which was first class, the selection was more than adequate with cereal, fruit juices, fresh fruit and a full English if you wanted it. The staff in the restaurant were all attentive and very helpful. I would not hesitate to book this hotel again in the future.

    4
    « Mr Ambrose »

    Very good very clean food was really good the gardens was kept nice service was very good the rooms was nice and clean we sleet well we will go back there again soon for a longer stay next time so we can see more of the area.

    4
    « Fabulous Stay! »

    Stayed here with friends for my husband's birthday. If you are going to use the rooms to relax, sleep and get ready in then they have everything you need, filter coffee machine, kettle, hairdryer etc etc. if you are going to stay in and stare at the decor you might be disappointed as it is a bit dated. We did find the rooms to be quite warm, so had the window open all the time and made use of the fan. No traffic noise what so ever. The Reception staff were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. Most of the bar staff however were quite the opposite. The hotel boasts a whisky bar with over 100 single malt whiskies which my husband was looking forward to trying but none of the bar staff knew anything about them. Just as well I suppose as they charged £17 for two singles! We had an evening meal in the Flame restaurant which was very nice and the manager Alex was also very nice and even gave us a free bottle of wine! Breakfast was £12.95pp buffet style it was good all you can eat and a good choice. Coffee served at the table was awful though. Will most certainly go there again but hope they can train their bar staff to smile and interact with the customers!

    5
    « Superb !!! »

    We stayed here for 3 nights last week......Really good check in, especially as we had 2 bookings as at short notice we decided to stay an extra night. Every member of staff we met were very friendly and our room in The Pavilion was spotlessly clean with lovely facilities. We chose to dine twice in the Hotel, once in Carries and once in Flames...both were excellent together with good breakfasts each morning. Would recommend this Hotel and are looking forward to our next visit. If there was a very small gripe...the Swimming pool and sauna/ steam rooms were really nice apart from the number of Swimming lessons taking place during our stay there...whilst they didn't take over the whole pool we still felt uncomfortable with the proximity of the pupils....apart from that....great stay...thankyou..

    4
    « Going back for dinner to the same place...would the experience be better »

    I last visited the Best Western Blunsdon, Swindon several months ago. My experience with dinner wasn't great and my previous review reflected that. (The hotel didn't post a response at that time, which is their prerogative of course). Last night I dined there with 5 colleagues and it was much, much better. The service was really good, as was the food. Steaks cooked as ordered, delivered hot to the table, and we were all impressed. Well done, BW Blunsdon.

    5
    « Air Show »

    This is a lovely olde worlde hotel with a modern twist. The rooms are large and spacious with very comfortable beds. The restaurants in the hotel were fairly prices and the buffet breakfast was excellent. Good value for money too.

    5
    « Great hotel - really nice stay »

    We booked an executive room which had additional space. The room was very much up to our expectation with a large bathroom and large bedroom with attached 'lounge' area. Its rare to find a hotel that actually provides value for money, but this is one of them! We enjoyed our stay as the hotel also has swimming pool, gymnasium and plenty outside areas to sit or short-walk in the evening sun. Breakfast was very nice indeed with a buffet style arrangement offering cooked or ''continental" style foods. If we are in the area again we would definitely stay here in the future.

    4
    « RIAT visit. »

    Stay here every year for Royal International Air Tattoo. Convenient location. Rooms in the pavilion are spacious. Breakfast is good. Bar meals basic and this time the chips were a little on the uncooked side. Overall good but could be better.

  • 4
    « 2 Night Stay for RIAT airshow »

    My partner was working at RIAT so I went down and added myself into her hotel. The fee was £10 per night to double the occupancy. The bar and restaurant served great food until late, and the gym and swimming pool facilities were also very nice! Staff were very helpful when I asked for local directions, and the rooms were cleaned daily Lovely hotel

    4
    « Lovely hotel with stunning views »

    This was a lovely hotel and the staff are very welcoming. I cannot fault anything with this hotel except sadly the heat of the room. There was no air conditioning and although our English weather rarely reaches intensive heat - The room was like a sauna every time you entered it , we left the window open 24 hrs. but this made very little difference. The towel rail was on constantly with heat making the bathroom really warm and there was no way of switching it off. If I was stopping longer maybe I should have asked for a fan. The views, service, and facilities are all excellent. This hotel is also only a few minutes away from Swindon and considering the close proximity to the motorway - you never heard a thing. A lovely stay overall. Also, from staff suggestions, some lovely local lanes to run through the Wiltshire countryside if you are an outdoor runner. Thank you.

    3
    « Food not very good hygiunic »

    I worked there but true a long time ago, food was not up to scratch when you knew what the kitchen staff got up to. Friendly staff. clean. plenty of parking and activities on site. close to highworth which is a lovely place but need car.

    3
    « Looking Forwards Another Stay ? Disappointed this Time, Though »

    This is a nice hotel with comfortable rooms and we travelled from London this weekend for our second stay at Blunsdon House. This time, though, we experienced such low levels of customer service that our stay was a disappointment. Upon arrival the member of reception staff was off-handed. We tried to book a table for a dinner à la carte, but the reception staff did not ? presumably ?like the look of us, so she explained "It would probably be best for you to order from the bar." At the bar, the overall impression was that the staff were overworked, underpaid and unhelpful ... bordering on belligerent at times. Unable to get a grunt of please or thankyou out of them, the drinks were served with a harumph and a scowl. There was no regular tonic water for my G&T and the reason was: "We ain't got none." The two single drinks cost £9.50 [pictured]. Although, it's true, we did enjoy the service in the Flames restaurant. We decided to go for the Carvery, instead of ordering at the bar. The service in Flames was excellent and Pepe was outstanding. Alas, the Carvery meal itself was dried-up, shrunk and miserable. With worn-out starters and dangerous looking 'desserts' - this fayre was probably much better looking at lunch-time [we went at 7pm ? but no other dining choice exists "On a Sunday."] The smaller bars remained closed during our stay, which was a disappointment because I was looking forwards to going to the whisky nook. We also assume that the fitness / pool area is reserved for NON-STAYING customers only. We were NOT told anything about these facilities [or much else] on our check-in. And this was true of our visit last year too, so we assume this is a private-members club. We went to have a look at the pool area anyway, but predictably, we were turned away. On check-out, there were no pleases, thankyous or even 'good-byes.' It appeared the staff member was too busy talking to the man from maintenence, to be able to afford us any attention. We don't know what other facilities [if any] the hotel has to offer ? because none were explained to us. As far as we know, there is NO wi-fi in this hotel. We probably won't be coming back to Blunsdon House and we would down-rate it to three stars based on this visit. Nice place to visit, though, if you are a local person who lives just down the road. But this is not worth the money if you are wanting an overnight stay ... Try Premier Inn.

    5
    « A relaxing stay with good food all set in fairy-tale scenery »

    Fairy tale July wedding My daughter and her fiancée booked the Blunsdon House Hotel Swindon for their July wedding and it was magical. The hotel is picturesque but it doesn't stop there, the views from the back are breath taking, the gardens out the front and the romantic bridge made for a wonderful garden party reception on return from the church and the grounds and golf course out the back I would say look out over some of the most spectacular scenery. We had rooms booked in the main building and the Pavilion, the balconies at the Pavilion are amazing and the huge wrap around balcony in the room the Bride and Groom choose was purely and simply breath taking. The rooms in the original hotel building are surprisingly spacious the beds are very comfortable and the large showers were just perfect. The rooms in the pavilion are more like suite's, we had a bath and a large shower in a very spacious ensuite, it was all very well maintained clean and comfortable. There are many treasures to the Blunsdon like the hidden library bar, this was my favourite and the wonderful lounge bar with its pool tables. We ate in the restaurant for dinner breakfast and Sunday Calvary and I have to say the food was another Blunsdon treasure, it was stunning and we found the staff went that extra mile to make our stay memorable for all the right reasons. For the wedding we were lucky enough to have the Blunsdon's wedding planner guide us through what the Blunsdon could offer us and we were not disappointed. In fact, I have to say that Grace along with the Blunsdon team made magic happen on that day for us, Grace and the hotel team set out the wedding breakfast room and went way above and beyond the call of duty to help me with an idea I had to surprise the bride and groom. The whole experience for us will be with us forever thanks to the Blunsdon, I cannot thank you guys enough for making my daughter's wedding a real memory treasure.

    4
    « Very Comfortable »

    Very clean. Swimming pool small but adequate for refreshing dip, steam room not very hot. 3rd floor room.... clean and everything we needed reasonable size for double and bathroom clean shower good. However our loo did not have a good flush and was a bit smelly. Room very hot as sunny day and no air conditioning but we asked for a fan and one arrived 15 minutes later. Breakfast was good, buffet style and our order of poached eggs was done quickly. Staff very friendly particularly the lovely lady behind the bar who assisted us with getting dessert after restaurant had closed when we came in after a disastrous meal at local Harvester and walked out needing a chocolate fix!!!!! She went and put our request to the kitchen who kindly agreed and we had the tastiest Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate sauce and ice cream....recommended!! Over all a very nice Hotel although in places a little tiered but super historical main house with some lovely stories to read about it on the walls...it is a much loved place by many. We will be back . Worth mentioning we had a disabled lady with us who had a super accessible room with her hubby on ground floor with a wet room bathroom.

    5
    « Superb .. Hope to stay again »

    I could not fault the hotel. Such lovely looking grounds too. Fantastic executive room, spotlessly clean and a great sleep. Breakfast and service was perfect. I hope my company selects this hotel again if i am in the area.

    3
    « Overnight stay »

    We booked late as we found ourselves stranded on the M4 - arriving at 11pm all the restaurants were closed. My wife is gluten intolerant so we asked if there was anything on the room service menu that was suitable. After a bit of negotiation the staff agreed to make up a sandwich with gluten free bread. This cost £12 and was pretty bland supposed to be salmon and cream cheese but the cream cheese had gone missing. The room had a damp smell about it a bit like sweaty feet couldn't work out if it just needed a proper clean. Decor was from early 90s and really needed some modernisation. Restaurant was very good - we had breakfast and food was very good. Not really worth £140 per night.

    5
    « Best hotel in area »

    My wife and I booked into this hotel for a two night break. I am happy we did. The staff at check in were polite and efficient, room ready well before 2pm. We booked a room in the pavilion in the executive rooms. Again we were happy we did. Lovely spacious rooms with all the mod cons you would expect from a four star hotel. Bathroom was lovely and spacious too, very clean and well laid out. Bonus was the separate shower as well as a bath. Beds were very comfortable and spotlessly clean linen. (I alway smell the linen to ensure no sweaty smells about) Glad to report they smelled lovely and fresh. Breakfast was very nice too, with buffet service. Waiters always attentive and polite. We had dinner there one evening and enjoyed a lovely meal in pleasant surroundings. Very good value too I might add. Swimming pool and gym for those that feel the need to exercise. Bar was also a comfortable area, and a good menu of bar food available too. Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of a visit. Only drawback (if any) 1) Air-conditioning, as in most hotels it UK, never really come up to the mark for emitting COLD air. Only cool with a fan running full bore. However, the rooms have a balcony and the doors open fully, so we had plenty of fresh air at night. 2) The pavilion is detached from the main hotel, so a walk outside of fifty yards or so,to enter the restaurant and bar. Not an issue unless it is raining! Certainly not a problem for us though. Good stay and great hotel.

    5
    « Birthday Party »

    This was a birthday celebration for my partner Sue, fourteen family members were present for a Sunday carvery lunch. The service by all the staff was just brilliant, they were so attentive and made sure we all enjoyed ourselves. There was never any rush, the atmosphere was so relaxed, nothing was too much trouble. The food was outstanding the table was amazing. All in all a wonderful day, thank you Blunsdon!

  • 3
    « A few tweaks and Blunsdon could be as good as it once was... »

    Reception was rather lackadaisical on the Saturday afternoon we checked in but we'll let that pass. We have stayed here quite happily a number of times over the years though the last visit was two years ago which made our trip an interesting one in terms of how things have progressed or rather stood still. The rooms in the main building are fine: narrow entrance with bathroom to one side and a wardrobe to the other. Shower in the bathroom is good though the plumbing to the basin taps could be improved. Bedroom is a reasonable size though the wood veneered desk, bedside cabinets and cabinet containing the fridge are a little dated. Double bed was actually two single beds pushed together which we didn't find comfortable. There is a basic filter coffee maker and kettle with hot drinks tray and biscuits. The 32 inch wall mounted TV compares badly to those in other hotels we have stopped in although the on demand facility was useful. Once upon a time the restaurant here was superb in terms of its varied menu, prices and service; sadly the present offerings ( in addition to checking a variety of reviews ) encouraged us to eat elsewhere. We did try to find a dish in the restaurant with good ingredients cooked creatively which doesn't involve chilli sauce, hot sauce or rich red wine etc - as for vegetables or what might be termed healthy options we searched in vain. Plus point of our stay was breakfast - good continental selection, hot food and fish options cooked to order including a very nice haddock with poached eggs. The waiting staff are pleasant, keep the tables cleared and are unfailingly helpful. The grounds are lovely and there are leisure facilities that we did not use. As a tip - it may be worth checking but in the past we have found that the best ground floor rooms in terms of space and facilities as well as easy access to main hotel ( useful if you have disabled guests with you) are 118 or 119.

    3
    « Not the worst hotel I've stayed in, but let down by miserable staff... »

    Reception staff not at all welcoming, no apology for 5 minute wait to check-in whilst completing phone call. Not offered information on in-room wifi, so called to enquiry upon arrival to room - was met with very short thrift and huffing and puffing... When eventually connected, was not exactly a stable connection. TV reception was not good on certain channels. It was clear, as I arrived in the bar area that both kitchen and bar staff were moonlighting as 'life-guards' as they were taking turns to watch over children playing in the pool. God knows what would have happened if urgent assistance had been required... Breakfast staff not very welcoming, asked for gluten free toast and was told to go to the counter. Asked the lady serving and she pointed to bread rolls (on the same plate as 'normal' bread rolls - i.e. contaminated!). Asked the serving lady if she had any g/f sliced bread and could she perhaps toast some for me? This was met with rolled eyes as she shuffled off... I received a similar response when I asked if there's was any more orange juice, which was already depleted at 7.30 in the morning. Room 260 was in the Pavilion building, separate to the main hotel - I was not aware of this when I booked, but this may well be my own fault. The main door to the building appeared to be insecure for the duration - I did not need my keycard to access the building at any time. Ensuite bathroom is in need of an update. There is a reception desk adjacent to the entrance - I think it was some kind of beauty or health facility, judging by the quantity of towels and robes which were hung over the balcony opposite my room which greeted me as I left for breakfast. In general, not a single member of staff (other than the bar staff) even smiled or said hello. They seemed as if the didn't want to be there and my simple requests and enquiries were an inconvenience to them.

    1
    « Four star Hotel experence, Swindon, Whiltshire, England »

    No not the best best western in our brief experience,BEST WESTERN PLUS Blunsdon House Hotel, Sunday lunch time before 1PM travelling through the area, required lunch, restaurant did not appear busy asked if we could have lunch, only Bar snack in the bar, it was difficult to find poor signage in Swindon, then poor service does not live upto Four star status would not return

    1
    « Not Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel Swindon »

    No not our brief experience, Sunday lunch time before 1PM travelling through the area, required lunch, restaurant did not appear busy asked if we could have lunch, only Bar snack in the bar, it was difficult to find poor signage then poor service does not live upto Four star status would not return

    5
    « Highly recommended »

    Five couples booked this hotel which was highly recommended by a member of the group, to attend a summer party. Everything met our expectations in terms of accommodation, food and staff. It is aklso conveniently located to visit The Cotswolds. We will definitely return.

    5
    « Professional Approach »

    I have visited Blunsdon House Hotel for many years and always received professional service. This occasion was no exception. The room in the Pavilion was exactly what I had asked for with the usual high standard of cleanliness and facilities. The Flames Restaurant staff demonstrated a clear and seamless understanding of an elderly person's limitations and asked in a professional manner without causing embarrassment of what would be most suitable.

    3
    « Just average »

    I have read a few of the other 'poor' reviews before writing my own and I must say I disagree with a lot of the comments people make about this hotel. The hotel itself is great, the rooms are very clean and up to a good standard. Yes maybe very slightly dated but it's rare to find a hotel that is very modern throughout, I would assume it costs a fortune to renovate a hotel every few years to keep it modern, so no problems there. The staff, I found some of the reception staff a bit blunt and not very welcoming. Not helpful when asking questions about the hotel. The restaurant staff were great and couldn't ask for better. Especially Madison, I thought she was doing an amazing job. So polite and friendly. I'd be very grateful if you could pass on my thanks for making my experience of the flame restaurant more enjoyable. Pepe also did a really good job and made me feel welcome, what a credit to the hotel both of these staff members are. They deserve a pay rise! Bar staff at carries bar were a bit slow. There was a bit of a queue at the bar and only 1 person working, manager was behind the bar for a short period but didn't seem to want to help, just stood there. A few of the things that let he hotel down was that I couldn't understand why I needed to open account at reception to be able to charge food and drinks to my room, I was away on business and there was a money already on my room paid for by my company. I had to go to reception and pay £100 from my debit card to be able to charge food to my room. All the other hotels I've stayed in just take card details, NOT £100! Also the food in the flame was slightly overpriced, steak with 'chunky home made chips' (chips were clearly frozen and not homemade,the kind of chips you find at a cheap pub chain). The swimming pool, who designed that round pool? It's really small and no room at all to swim. Especially when more than half of it seems to be closed off for swimming lessons a lot of the time. Surely paying customers of the hotel should take priority over kids swimming lessons. I must say though the staff at the reception there were very friendly and helpful, another thank you to them for going a good job. Couldn't fault breakfast at all, i couldn't really of expected more, good job with that. Wifi in the room wasn't good. When I rang reception to ask about the wifi the phone just kept ringing and ringing, no answer. I ended up having get dressed and go down there to ask. I normally stay at the Wiltshire golf and country club when away on business but all in all I had a fairly good experience despite the few small problems and will be recommending it to my manager to book again for my next business trip.

    5
    « Best Western PLUS Blunsdon House Hotel, Swindon »

    We really enjoyed our stay here in June 2016 and would highly recommend it. Large clean rooms and comfortable beds. Very helpful staff. The only downside was the temperature in the rooms was very hot and needed a fan (provided) most of the time, as there was no air-con. Also the Jacuzzi was being refurbished which meant it was out of action and severely restricted access to the swimming pool. The grounds and facilities including the restaurant and bars are all first class

    4
    « Wedding Weekend »

    Me and the wife stayed 2 nights in April for my friends wedding. Arrived late Friday evening, check in was nice and simple and our room was a good size and had everything we needed. We were up early for breakfast, which was buffet style, plenty to choose from, lots of continental style hams and bread, and typical English fayre, lovely sausages! We found time to stroll around the golf course, nice woodland path, a little bit damp though. The staff were friendly and always seemed busy, even though it is a Best Western it does have a family run quality to it. The hotel is large and has a few bars, my fave was the Whiskey Snug, nice way to end the night. I would have no problem staying here if we found ourselves in Swindon again!

    5
    « Retro but classy »

    I truly enjoyed my visit at the Blunsdon house, best Western plus, I didn't actually stay in the Blunsdon house, I stayed in the pavilion which; I do recommend it due to the additional amenities of the pavilion. The pavilion does cost a little bit more but with the balcony, AC unit, larger room and bigger bathroom. Its well worth the extra cost. The hotel has a lot to offer if you're not in a business meeting such as: gym, workout studio, swim pool, outside play area, a big large screen to watch sports at the bar and golf course which is a major plus if you like to play golf. The only thing I do have to say that I'm disappointed in was my balconies door was broken.. Insure to book ahead If you're in a large group or business meeting it tends to book up in the summertime.

  • 5
    « Wedding 3rd of June! ?? »

    Wow what can I say our wedding day was just fantastic! All the staff were so lovely, and Grace was just absolutely brilliant. Such a lovely venue and will be recommending to everybody. It was exactly what we wanted, and it was a perfect day! Our fantastic photographer Lucie Hamilton captured these beautiful photos! Such amazing views. Thankyou Blunsdon house!

    5
    « Wedding 4th June Mr & Mrs Lever »

    Wow! How can I put this in words, me and my husband got married here on 4th June 2016. It was the most amazing weekend. Stayed over Friday until Sunday and got married on the Saturday. All staff were amazing and made us feel truly special and made our stay perfect. Grace (the wedding planner) was literally the best! She was like a bridesmaid to me, running round, sorting my dress out, helping me calm down and being there when I needed her. Our wedding was amazing and I would highly recommend anyone to book there's here. Thank you everyone you made it perfect xxx Lots of Love Mr & Mrs Lever xxx

    4
    « Friday night dinner »

    Always looking to eat somewhere different every Friday, so thought we would give this a try, as the last time I had visited was for a works Christmas function many moons ago. I really enjoyed my dish of Duo of Lamb. Very tasty. My partners sea bream not so much. The portion was very small and too greasy, leaving a bad aftertaste in the mouth. This shared the plate with two small uncooked leeks. This dish needs some work on it. My dish saved the day and I would order it again.

    5
    « Amazing Grace as well as staff and venue »

    My son had his wedding venue here. Only word word to describe everything....AMAZING! The venue and staff were fantastic and everything went like clockwork on the day, especially thanks to Grace the wedding planner. She was amazing. I cannot find even the slightest negative thing to say.....it's all positive. My wife and I and other members of both families spent the night at the hotel B&B. Our room was clean, tidy and very comfortable.....the pillows though need to be replaced. The breakfast was great.....as much as you can eat and of good quality.

    5
    « Amazing hotel & wedding venue »

    We had my daughters wedding here. I must say how totally impressed I was with everything. Grace was truly amazing and the day went like clockwork, all the staff were amazing. Rooms clean and large with fabulous views. Breakfast was excellent. Only thing I would say is may be they should consider having a ATM machine on site or may be offer cash back. Highly recommend for as a wedding venue in fact I would say any type of a event you won't be disappointed.

    5
    « Fantastic cocktail experience with a master cocktail maker »

    Thank you very much to Stamos a master cocktail maker and his team. We were made to feel so special and the centre of attention from the moment we arrived and Stamos welcomed us and escorted us to our seats. We had a lovely meal in Flames restaurant and then we started the most amazing, inspiring and fun evening of cocktail creating. We laughed so much whilst trying to catch ice cubes in cocktail shakers and even skills spinning bottles and throwing and catching cocktail shakers. The cocktails were delicious and I lost count of how many we made , each one prettier and more exotic than the last. At the end of the evening we were given coffee and water to prevent any headache and we bid farewell and we made our way to a lovely room in the Pavilion with wonderful views from the balcony over the countryside. The next morning we had a good cooked breakfast followed by a visit to the wonderful Secrets spa for some lovely pampering. I cannot thank Stamos enough for arranging the most perfect experience

    2
    « Avoid Breakfast »

    Picture the scene, the world has fallen apart as we know it, you have survived for months with your best friend, eating, leaves, moss and soil. roaming the land looking for some small morcile of food to eat. you hear that the Flame restaurant (inside the Best western) has has some how survived and it serving breakfast. My advice, go back to looking for moss and soil or ...eat your friend.

    5
    « Christening Reception »

    We had our sons christening reception here and we couldn't have been happier with the service that we received. The lady that we booked through was extremely helpful, the food (afternoon tea) was fantastic and the staff were lovely and friendly. We had an amazing day and all our guests thought the same.

    5
    « The BEST hotel. »

    best hotel I've stayed in & I've stayed in many!!! We stayed in room 365 - a suite with a private living room, amazing!! Chocolates on arrival, very clean, lovely happy staff, catered to our Every need, breath taking views, luxery bedding, luxery robes & towels, bathroom toiletries amazing!! the room literally has everything needed + two TVs! more like a posh pent house! We had an amazing 3 course meal in the flame restaurant, again the staff was so professional, kind, happy & cared. Food was amazing 5* from start to end. We then went to the bar & played some pool, lovely people & staff, clean & great drink selections! Very happy with the free coffee,tea, tray in our room, even had galaxy hot chocolates & biscuits! A coffee machine & fridge for the milk! Amazing!! breakfast was the best breakfast I've ever had!!! Amazing selections, happy cheerful helpful staff, didn't want to leave! Took over 100 pictures, magical weekend, treated like we was important, amazing hotel & staff. Thank you, me & my husband really needed that, & felt like love sick teenagers again ;) will be back! 5* Mr & Mrs morecombe. :)

    4
    « Cheeky find »

    Awesome find. Halfway between gatwick airport & our destination in Hereford. Great place to settle on route. Flame grill was an awesome restaurant. Staff were delightful. Grounds were beautiful. Next visit we'll add in here with more time to enjoy as an unexpected delight. If I was in the South of looking for a place on the cusp of the cotswolds this is the place for you. Great unexpected experience

  • 5
    « Best Wedding Planner in the Business »

    Yesterday was the day my Son got married and the Garden Room at this hotel had been decorated and dressed beautifully for the occasion by the hotel staff with minimum input from the families as to where everything should go. The food was amazing as was the service. The Staff did not miss a thing and could not do enough for us. Thankyou Grace for making this an amazing day for Ben and Emilia and the way that you helped an elderly relative who became ill. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable. I only wish I could have stayed an extra night to make more use of it and the fantastic facilities on site.

    5
    « Exceptional »

    Booked for only one night and was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a suite and what a suite it was! Probably one of the largest I have ever stayed in. Entrance hallway with a large lounge leading off with an adjacent double bedroom with a very comfy bed. This was finished off with a large bathroom. There was a balcony which ran around the perimeter of the room which was in a semi circular extension and it was huge. Very pleasant views all round. The only criticism would be that the furnishings were a bit old fashioned but in no way detracted from the overall standard and cleanliness of the accommodation The public areas, bars etc were lovely being very traditional and cosy and when I stayed very quiet. I ate in the restaurant and although not of high quality the food was quite adequate. There is also a very large car park and pool although I did not use this. The staff that I interacted with were very pleasant and friendly I don't often give five stars but this hotel I think is worthy.

    5
    « Best in the Area »

    Returned to Blunsdon House after many years working in different locations and now based in Swindon for a few months. Just as good as ever staff good breakfast and evening meals in Carries Bar or the Restaurant excellent. The family owners must feel proud of their achievements.

    4
    « peaceful location »

    Stayed here for 3 nights on a business trip. Everything from the rooms, staff and grounds were a pleasant surprise. There are multiple pod type buildings, so I never found noise to be an issue. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway

    4
    « Enjoyable Bridge weekend »

    My husband and I had booked on a Mister Bridge Just Bridge weekend which, in itself was very enjoyable and well run. I broke my leg a couple of weeks beforehand and the Mr Bridge staff and the hotel could not have been more helpful. We had the use of a disabled room and everything went very smoothly. Since our last stay the hotel has had some decor changes which I liked.

    3
    « Lovely, but lets itself down. »

    Lovely hotel, lovely grounds and generally excellent staff. Spent three days here for a wedding and on the whole really enjoyed it. All staff I dealt with were quick and efficient, perhaps a little too business like. Grace and her wedding planning team were superb in the way they took care of the whole day from start to finish. However, the food served during the day reception was poor, given the money involved I expected some quality food but it didn't happen. 48 guests were catered for so i don't see any excuse for using frozen veg, serving greasy 'roast' potatoes or beef 'fillet' that was tough enough that you had to hack through it. Housekeeping - at 4 star level I'm afraid leaving cobwebs on the patio doors and on a mirror, then not dusting the places you think people wont look simply isn't the correct standard. Air conditioning blew hot or hot air into the room no matter where you set the temperature level, I understand this is because it is still set to winter heat mode rather than summer cooling but still made the room uncomfortably warm on occasion with no way of cooling it other than opening the patio doors. Overall - Decent but disappointing.

    4
    « Minor issues but on the whole a very nice place to return to after a day of work. »

    The executive room (in the Pavilion Building) - lovely, nicely furnished and complete with a balcony. Lovely view and brilliant to have a balcony to sit on. I was surprised there are no windows that open; so if you want fresh air you have to leave the balcony door open, which could be problematic for women traveling alone. Disappointed that as a BW member I ended up paying more - was told if I'd booked directly thru the hotel I could have had a db+b deal for £12 more. Also as a diamond member I didn't get an upgrade to either 4 poster or suite since they're not available for upgrade - you only get an upgrade (to executive) if you book a regular double - so pay for the cheaper room and (if you qualify) you will get the Diamond Tier upgrade to executive. There are 3 restaurants in the hotel but when I checked in on Sunday only the bar menu was available for dinner in the evening meaning not a lot of choice. Disappointing. Breakfast wasn't my favourite and although i paid for four nights b+b I actually only had breakfast 2 times - it's a buffet style breakfast and if you want smoked haddock or kippers you have to pay a £3+ supplement. They have one of the conveyor belt type toasters that was obviously not set correctly and after one go thru the toast wasn't toasted - but two go rounds burned the toast - and much smoke ensued - at which point wait staff quickly to pounced on people. I might harboured the notion that it was my fault, but watching everyone else struggle and then get chastised from wait staff several mornings in a row made it clear that it wasn't just me - the machine needs attention, and morning staff need some work on customer service skills!!! Best customer service we received was on the last night when we ate in the Flames restaurant - food was brilliant and service staff were polite, obliging and personable. However, for the most part I'd say the staff I engaged with were professional but not overly warm or welcoming, which is strange given this is a family run establishment and not a huge corporate chain. Best staff person by far was a young man from Turkey + Romania, working in the bar on the first day of his new job - he was smiling and obviously happy to be there and happy to be of service - engaging and chatty with customers in a very appropriate manner: many of the old hands could learn a thing or two from him!

    4
    « Usually a good hotel but it let itself down this time »

    I have stayed here quite a few times, on business, and have previously found it to be very good. This time was a disappointment, however. The service in the restaurant was not as good as the prices were pitched at. I ordered steak with sauce yet quite a few minutes after having had the meal brought to my table I had to get up and find someone to remind them that the sauce had not yet arrived. The sauce then came quickly but was watery and bitter. The steak, not inexpensively priced, was dry. The onion rings were greasy. I'm not at all a fussy eater but the joy of the meal was lost, as was my appetite. My bill was reduced, which was a saving grace. At checkout I was given another guest's receipt even though I'd been given mine to review before the credit card was presented. I only spotted this later. These might be small gripes but the Blunsdon is not a cheap hotel and the devil is in the detail, so getting these small things wrong leave more of a lasting impression than the other, good things. This is the way of the world for the service industry, I'm afraid.

    4
    « Lovely hotel, beautiful room, delightful staff, dinner menu a little disappointing. »

    We stayed at the Blunsdon House Hotel for two nights when we were visiting friends. We stayed in the Pavilion rather than the main house, and had a west facing room. This caught the sun in the afternoon and evening, but there are also east facing rooms which will catch the sun in the morning. All the pavilion rooms have a small balcony with a table and a couple of chairs, which is very pleasant if the weather is up to sitting outside. The room was all the things you would expect, large, clean and comfortable, with the added bonus of a proper tea pot for making tea, and an American style coffee maker for fresh coffee. A big plus for me. However, there was the usual problem that the air conditioning didn't seem to do anything. As it was, we slept with the door onto the balcony ajar and that kept the room pleasantly cool. From the pavilion, you have a short walk to the main hotel for the dining room and bars, which could be a bit wet if it's raining and you don't have an umbrella, but staying in the pavilion was probably the better bet. The bars were pleasant, and very different in character from each other ? one a large seating area overlooking the pool, and the other more cosy seating in a number of smaller rooms. The staff everywhere, from reception to dining room, was, without exception, polite and helpfulness itself. So, it's a lovely hotel, but unfortunately, the food didn't match up. Breakfast was the usual buffet, hot and plentiful, but typically only sliced white or brown bread for toast. Nothing special. Then, probably just us, but dinner is a fixed menu with no daily specials, and although we are both pretty unfussy when it comes to eating, there wasn't a huge amount that took our fancy. We both agreed that staying more than two nights would probably have meant going out to eat. However, that would depend on what you would normally eat. So - would I stay here again? Yes, probably. Would I recommend it? Yes, but don't expect the food to be exciting.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    The wife and I spent 4 nights here dura g the Easter School break. The room we had was large and well appointed. The welcome tray had good biscuits and a decent hot chocolate, plenty of milk and a coffee maker. The bed was reasonably comfortable. We were in the main building which was the original hotel, it it a warm place. The was an air conditioning unit in he room to help keep it cool.Bathroom was a good size, however we did have a couple of issues. Firstly the cold water pressure is very low so in the morning when everyone is up an about there is no cold water. Secondly the shower. The shower is above a bath with a screen, the shower is brilliant loads of hots water and pressure . we flooded the bathroom this was due to a gap at the bottom of the screen and the wall mounting.Duly reported an fixed. Still got the bathroom floor very wet, water getting through on the mounting and unless you stand on the taps the screen is inadequate . Basic design flaw, get rid of the bath and put in shower cubicle. The housekeeping staff were wonderful and the rest of the staff were helpful. Breakfast was great, plenty of choice and as it is buffet fill your boots. We did eat in 3 nights and found the evening menu lacking, specifically vegetables. Food was ok,nothing special. One night the wife ordered the Flame sundae, according to the menu it had strawberries, when it arrived someone clearly doesn't know the difference between a strawberry and a Blueberry, not a single stawberry in sight. We will be back.

  • 5
    « Wedding »

    Recently had my wedding in this hotel they were amazing very attentive and helped me from start to end! Perfect weekend, was enjoyed by all! We definitely chose the right venue! Rooms were superb and had all we needed in them, I stayed in the pavilion and the views in the morning were beautiful

    5
    « Very nice »

    Me and my wife stayed here for 1 night . the hotel is very big with many bars and restaurants the decor is nice and very clean though out. We had a drinks in the main bar. Bar staff very friendly and welcoming after we had one or two drinks we booked a table in the steak house the food was great steak was lovely. To top it all we had a lovely room with balcony over looking the golf course We will return very soon

    3
    « Afternoon tea, disappointing|! »

    Myself and a group of friends booked afternoon tea, they brought out the food, then eventually brought out the plates then the cutlery and then tea cups with a tea bag in each cup, seemed a bit disorganised. After a while we decided another cup of tea would be nice but we were informed it was £3.00 each for another tea bag, the look of shock on our faces must have registered as we were then given 6 complimentary tea bags, after paying £15.00 already, up front, thought this was very cheeky! I ordered a gluten free afternoon tea and have to say it was very good, in fact everyone said how much better it looked than the normal one.

    5
    « fantastic short break »

    Fantastic hotel. Highly recommend staying in the pavilion. Fantastic choice of restaurants with warm and friendly team. We will be returning. Ideal for all ages couples and families. Massive grounds with a golf course and pitch and put.Accessible for people with disabilities. Swimming pool, gym. Beauty room called secrets which was just what the doctor ordered. Choice of 3 places to eat flame , carries bar and Tawnys.

    3
    « Breakfast on the move »

    Driving from Gatwick to Birdlip the Blunsdon was a great place to stop for a relaxed breakfast. The staff where friendly and the breakfast room was light and clean. The tables are not too close together and the food was a good regular offer. Breakfast was buffet style. £12.95 adults and £6 for children under 10 years old.

    5
    « Cotswold Break »

    My wife and I spent a couple of days visiting various Cotswold locations and Slimbridge Wetland Reserve. The hotel was very well positioned for our purposes. The restaurant in the hotel was first class and the rooms were large and comfortable.

    4
    « friendly staff »

    Asked for a quiet top floor room and I wasn't disappointed. The room was spacious even though the bath and sink taps were in need of replacement. The staff in the breakfast room were friendly and they all seemed to enjoy their jobs. Cooked breakfast was average they need to keep an eye on replenishing the fried eggs. Generally a very pleasant stay in a quiet part of Swindon.

    5
    « Special deal weekend »

    Excellent value for money and everything I expected from a **** Hotel. Hotel staff were friendly, courteous, and went out of their way to ensure our needs were fully met. Hotel room was spacious, comfortable and amply met our needs for a two night stay.

    4
    « Very pleasant »

    We went for a couple of nights just to get some relaxation. Really found the hotel to excellent. We ordered room service, and the nachos side dish was perhaps the nicest nachos I have ever had! The rooms were nice a spacious, and there are loads of facilities on site, we opted for a couples massage. It's very close to the centre, but far enough out to feel secluded.

    1
    « CANCER RESEARCH LUNCH »

    I have been attending these lunches for approximately the last 8 years, to say the food has deteriorated over that period is an understatement and yesterday, the last one of the current season, March 2016 was the worst yet. Fish pie, which contained no fish, two people on the table sent theirs back to the kitchen. The mashed potato was burnt and the whole plate tasted of it. The vegetables are out of a freezer and had no taste and were hardly cooked. If you cannot provide edible meals for the price, then don't provide 3 courses, do 2 and improve the food that is edible.

  • 5
    « Good Carvery - Lovely Surroundings »

    My friends and I booked a table of 10 for a Carvery Lunch and as usual a very good standard at a reasonable price. The restaurant and bar areas were very comfy. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    4
    « restful break »

    A very well run hotel set in lovely grounds. Pool, gym, children's playground with a selection of equipment. Walks around the grounds were on offer. Inside good bars and resturant. Helpful polite staff with smiles all the time day and night. Family friendly. Never felt crushed even at busy times. Plenty of parking as well as not too far to walk with cases to the room. The room had all we required and the shower boost was a great positive feature both for evening as well as starting the day Outside the hotel lots of sights and places of intrest within a short distance. A good place to chill or as a base for the cotswolds and beyond. Would recommend to family and friends.

    5
    « VISITING GRANDAUGHTER »

    The hotel was fabulous and has great facilities. With its own swimming pool and several bars and excellent food you couldn't have asked for much more Very close to Swindon and plenty of activities such as Ten Pin Bowling.

    5
    « Fantastic amenities »

    Gym, swimming, sauna,opportunity for massage,or new nails great choices of food at each meal, breakfast was exceptional, big screen in bar area. playground for little ones, lots of grounds to walk in. Golf, tennis. huge carparking,

    5
    « First Class »

    Excellent in all respects. The staff were very helpful. The room was very comfortable and spotless. The whole experience was the best I have had in the Swindon Area. Strongly recommend this hotel for any visit.

    5
    « Best Place »

    Wonderful Hotel all the staff were very helpful and went out of there way to please. Even tho there was a wedding going on you could not here this in the bedrooms. you will need to walk around the place inside and outside as the place is stunning. I would defiantly recommend you stay here, Views are something to die for. 100% out of 100%

    5
    « Excellent »

    Everything about this stay was excellent. The staff, facilities, room, food .. everything was seamless and comfortable. It's not very often that I stay somewhere and can't find any negatives at all, but this was one of those happy times.

    5
    « Excellent »

    We stayed here on 27th Feb. We made this booking late last year under "winter break deal" and paid under £60 for standard double room with breakfast for 2 people. On arrival was met by friendly reception staff. We were given our room key and directions only to find we had been allocated an Executive Suit. WHAT for that price what a great deal. Room was clean and comfy and had everything we wanted. At breakfast there was a great selection. Went for cooked breakfast and it was hot on tasty. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definitely stay here again even if we got a standard room.

    4
    « Excellent hotel and good food »

    Stayed here and enjoyed a few nights around swindon. Rooms clean and well kept staff friendly and efficient. The location is easy to find. The menu is quite comprehensive and has a mix of cuisines. The hotel is conveniently located next to the river Thames and the antique shops of Letchlade.

    5
    « A night to remember »

    We went to a 70th birthday party ,we stayed the night here, we couldn't fault anything ,food was good bed was comfortable ,room was large ,spotlessly clean,tea ,coffee making facilities, TV,etc we had breakfast,lots to choose from,the waiter who looked after us ,couldn't do enough for us,also the chef cooked my egg specially how I like it .

  • 4
    « Great Spot of Lunch watching our daughter's swimming lesson. »

    The wife was taking our daughter for her swimming lesson at the swimming pool at the back of the hotel, (with great views to the North across the valley it must be said), so thought i'd tag along. Due to a change in the rules, unless you're in the pool, you're not allowed pool-side to watch, so I took myself upstairs to the bar, ordered a Cheese & Ham Omelette, and a coffee, and sat down to watch my daughter learn to swim. The omelette took just over 20 minutes to arrive, but the waitress did warn me of the delay when I ordered, so no issue. The omelette and coffee were typical hotel quality, OK but not great, but the waitresses were very nice and helpful. The bar area could do with a deep clean and upgrade, but then again, so could most hotels. A nice relaxing lunch break. One to remember.

    5
    « Love this venue, wedding all booked! »

    Lovely venue with lovely surroundings and a great view across the fields if you head out by the tennis courts. Staff are very friendly. All booked in to have our wedding day here in august, we know we are in safe hands and they will give us the perfect wedding day

    4
    « Good but a little disappointing »

    We stayed for two nights at the BW Blunsdon house hotel on the special deal which included breakfast and evening meal. On arrival we were greeted by an unfriendly receptionist, no information offered about dinner or amenities available. The room was large, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was spacious and well equipped. Our evening meal in Flame Restaurant was alright but the menu did not have a great choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good with plenty on offer, ,tea and coffee were refilled on request. The steam room was very good as was the sauna. When we checked out , the same receptionist did not ask us how we enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Perfect stay »

    What a great hotel - every care is taken to ensure that guests have a perfectly comfortable and restful stay. Bedrooms are thoughtfully planned and fitted out with more than the usual requirements to ensure a wonderful stay. The food is excellent and the staff provided great customer service and care. Thank you.

    5
    « Excellent weekend; great hotel »

    Two families with respective teenage children had a weekend away, stopping over at Blunsdon House Hotel on the Saturday night. All three rooms were excellent; large, good beds & clean with tea, coffee and biscuits in the rooms. Check in was efficient and friendly - we were made to feel like welcome guests and a minor query was handled in a very professional way. There's lots of parking and the grounds look well maintained. The leisure centre attached to the hotel looked really well equipped with weights, smallish pool, cycle room and sauna. Breakfast was good and again, staff were friendly. If you're in the area, Cirencester is well worth a visit. Would definitely go again.

    4
    « Pleasantly surprised »

    We got a brilliant deal , £44.50 per night b&b. My friend and I were surprised that the standard rooms, although in need of updating, included a coffee maker, mini fridge and bathrobe. Soundproofing could be improved but all in all the room was very good. We ate at the bar overlooking the swimming pool, and in Flames grill , food was very good. I also had two treatments in secrets spa which were very good. We're definitely going back. Staff helpful & friendly.

    3
    « lovely hotel but breakfast let it down »

    My husband and I stayed just one night in an executive twin room with breakfast, the room was lovely and as described comfy beds and pillows, nice fluffy white towels and bath robes, hairdryer iron and ironing board in the room, & tea and coffee makerS and flat screen tv, the bathroom could have done with a bit of a make over there was paint flaking off the ceiling over the shower, but everything was clean, One of the reason we booked this hotel was because it had a swimming pool, But we were very dissapointed to find kids swimming lessons taking place on the Friday afternoon so we decided we would use the pool on the Saturday morning instead, only to find on the Saturday morning again the pool being used by kids lessons with a loud microphone being used throughout their session, there was no way we could have enjoyed a relaxing swim, also the jacuzzi was out of order so we never got to use the pool at all as we had to check out by 11 am, it may have been a good idea for the reception to give us a list of times when the pool is being used by the public so the hotel guests can plan their stay ? Another big disappointment was the breakfast, firstly the continental option - the usual cereals, bread, yogurts, tinned fruits, bowl of apples and pears and a single plate consisting of 6 square slices of cheese dried up and curling up at the edges, and some cakes and Danish Pastries which my husband sampled and said the Danish tasted dry and stale, the cooked breakfast was bordering on the worst we've ever sampled, an urn with Porridge which neither of us could fathom out what it was for ages as it had a yellow dry skin on the top, scrambled eggs which had separated and swimming in yellow liquid, there were 2 plates each with 5 friend eggs on and all of the eggs looked plasticky with crispy hard edges and were cold ,the mushrooms and beans were ok, then there were 2 metal containers one full of pale pink sausages none of them had any colour to them and the bottom sausages just sitting in fat, and the other full of anaemic looking pink rashers bacon piled on top of each other, there must have been about 50 rashers just sitting in this container piled on top of each other looking dry and undercooked with white rind, very unappetising, Tea and Coffee was served hot and quickly and the waitress service was very good, So all in all a very disappointing breakfast experience, disappointing Pool experience but overall the hotel is lovely and the grounds are great, we had a drink and bar meal in Carries Bar which was lovely and great service ,When we checked out the receptionist didn't ask us how was our stay so thats why i am putting this review on Trip Advisor,

    5
    « Overall review »

    Excellent service and staff were very helpful and polite. The rooms were very clean, welcoming and house keeping came everyday. Really I could not report any fault with the hotel during my stay for 3 nights.

    5
    « Conference stay »

    Great rooms (clean, well equipped and comfortable), lovely food in the restaurant and excellent facilities for the training conference. I would definitely stay here if I was ever in the area for leisure purposes.

    3
    « Great fitness amenities - good restaraunt »

    The rooms are a bit dated. Carpet and furniture had stains - really showed wear and tear. I could understand it being used for a destination like a wedding, but as a business traveler without a car there in nothing to walk to. The food was excellent.

  • 4
    « Lacked a bit of polish »

    Visited with group of friends. Used the Carvery which is more expensive than a chain carvery so with its high rating and premium price expected it to be better. Whilst the overall impression was good it fell down in the following areas which I one would not expect. Only 1 out of 3 real ales on offer. At a high price. Non alcoholic drinks were very pricy. cashing in on drivers as a cash cow? Witherspoons and a lot of other pubs can charge less so no excuess other than gross profitering. Long waits for both starter and carvery. There were several parties in. But not full surly this could be managed by allow only a few tables at a time. You can sell drinks when people are sat down. Not when waiting for ages to collect food. At end of evening had to wait a long time for tea. All in all not a good as it could and should be. Chain carvery service and a higher price

    4
    « a great stay. »

    Have just had a night here with a coach party. Check-in was speedy. We had a lovely room on the top floor which was nice an quiet. I noticed it had an adjoining door, but luckily no one next door. A spacious room nicely furnished. Plenty of extras like safe, fridge, tea and coffee and a coffee machine, bathrobe, plenty hangers and storage space and trouser press, air con. TV a bit hit and miss we had to use both remotes to get it to work. The bathroom had one of the best showers l have had in a hotel, plus bath/Jacuzzi, bath slip mat , only thing missing was a pair of slippers, unfortunately l had forgotten to bring mine. Hot towel rail and very large towels. Very clean everywhere. Good lighting and mirrors. BF had a good selection of fresh fruit and hot food. Evening meal was a carvery and a good selection of meat, but it got a bit congested queuing. Table clearing was very swift. Very hot plates too. The hotel has a spa attached and leisure club. Would definitely say its the best Best Western Hotel l have stayed in.

    4
    « Perfect venue for a birthday celebration »

    A friend's 65th birthday party was held at the Blunsdon House, in a private room for 16 persons off Ben's Bar. The setting was perfect and private, and the food delicious. The servers were attentive to our every need. Our hotel rooms were large and clean, with luxurious queen-size beds. Breakfast the next morning included a Full English Breakfast, as well as breakfast breads and cereals as you might choose. This is an ideal place for an event (as parking is adequate and free!) and the rooms are excellent if you're spending the night.

    4
    « Nice surprise »

    With everywhere booked up in Swindon found myself staying here. Having had previous 'less than pleasurable'Best Western' experiences this was nothing like. Surroundings including rooms all top drawer, leisure facilities and bar all ideal with excellent food throughout. Will defiantly be back in the better weather to play on anointing golf course.

    5
    « Really nice hotel »

    Stayed here one night for a business trip. Quiet location, nice, large room with a bath and shower cubicle. Biscuits on the tea tray (always a plus if you have to skip breakfast). Free wi-fi. Reasonably priced.

    3
    « A nice hotel with nice facilities. »

    I found the hotel to be clean, modern and spacious. Service was good, not great and food, again, was good not great. For a business traveler the wi-fi was hit and miss in the room. But they had a great gym and swimming pool to occupy me. Bar area was nice and clean and bar service was good. I think the food lacked anything to make it very good. But I didn't eat anything that wasn't to a good standard. Essentially it ticked nearly all my business traveler boxes.

    4
    « Great for a family of 5 »

    We stayed here as a base for a family reunion before Christmas. A very impressive hotel, with a range of good facilities for all the family - the kids particularly impressed with the PlayStation room. The bedroom was huge, and accommodated my tribe of 5 easily...the Christmas tree in our room was a cute touch too. Breakfast was plentiful - had to feel a bit sorry of the chef who was making eggs to order...they barely had two minutes to themselves. Overall a real hidden gem, and one we'd definitely return to.

    5
    « Whisky Tasting Evening »

    With 2 mates, went to a whisky tasting evening that was just brilliant. In the Whisky bar (there are over 100 different ones) we had a great evening learning about whisky and sampling a few. There was a delicious antipasta platter. The welcome was genuine, and all the people involved made the night a great experience. I would recommend this experience, and happily go again (and again)

    5
    « excellenent »

    lovely staff ,lovely and clean rooms ,breakfast was excellent,leisure suite was very clean and friendley staff ,lovely grounds ,very warm inside hotel ,good for all ages all made to fill welcome ,excellent over all experience ,

    5
    « Fantastic stay - beautiful venue »

    Having recently returned from a long weekend with my fiancée, I have nothing but praise to give to Blunsdon House. Room was tidy and clean, staff were helpful, food was fantastic and the views from our room were stunning. Breakfast had a lovely atmosphere and the bed was a very comfortable sleep. Wifi was good in most places and the gym facilities were great. We will most definitely come again in a few months!

  • 2
    « DIY spa day... »

    This was strange, booked over the 'phone as a local, low-key post Christmas day of relaxation. It sort of turned out that way, but we had to work hard for it as it seemed the hotel wasn't at all geared up to provide a smooth experience. The leisure club and the beauty salon seemed to be operating completely independently, each offering contradictory advice, sending us from pillar to post and indeed at one point suggesting our inclusive lunch be taken at 10.30; the jacuzzi was inoperative; a locker jammed and it took me a while to liberate my clothes; when we were directed to the bar for lunch there was much confusion and a Manager apparently had to be called to confirm that we could order what we'd paid in advance for. It then took nearly an hour to deliver a club sandwich. Nobody was very helpful in sorting any of this out. The individual elements were generally fine and the treatments we'd booked were very good and delivered in a professional and friendly manner. But I would not have expected it to beyond the capabilities of a four star hotel to provide seamless service for such a simple requirement.

    3
    « Gym Member and User of the Bar Area »

    I have always liked the hotel and would like to see it develop, The things that need improving are as follows. It is a Hotel so if I as a member of the GYM would like a coffee at 8am in the morning then I shouldn't have to chase around trying to find disgruntled staff who think it's odd I want to order a coffee. They call it service and no one attends the bar until 9.30am. Madness.... The coffee is awful and too expensive, and needs changing and bringing to current standards in other hotels. The sofas and lighting needs changing, a ripped sofa is just not good enough. People work from hotels and you need to see the opportunity and provide useable spaces with plugs. Staff need to smile, I exclude the gym here as Lydia and her team are brilliant. It's just time for a change and development in the bar area including staff, you need to see the opportunity with the new gym.

    3
    « Disappointing Stay »

    On arrival at this hotel I found the external appearance of the hotel to be a little bit dated so wasn't sure what to expect. However once inside I think the appearance is very different and was quite comfortable. The room was a double room which had two additional bunk beds permanantly set up in the room. Fine for a family but got in the way for a single guest. That being said the room was a fair size and clean. A colleague and I used the gymnasium which was well appointed and well staffed. The evening restaurant called 'Flame' was nicely laid out and the standard of food was very good. However my gripe was with the staff in the way they dealt with an unfortunate event. The guest in the room next to me had fallen asleep with his television so loud that it kept me awake. I asked the staff to request it be turned down and they attempted to knock on door and call the room but to no avail. I would guess that the occupant was either a heavy sleeper or under the influence. (No respect for other guests). Sadly thats where they stopped trying to resolve it probably at the annoyance of other guests too who may well have been disturbed. They stated that the guest had double locked his door so weren't able to get inside to turn television off. (privacy doesn't come into it when you are being that inconsiderate). How on earth would they have ensured evacuation in the event of a fire? Not acceptable. They moved me at 2am to another room but that had a faulty noisy air con unit that continued to keep me awake. I got moved a third time at 3am eventually to a quieter room where I was able to grab 3 hours sleep. My biggest issue with the staff was the lack of sympathy to my situation and I'd have thought that the night staff would have passed on a message to the day staff so when I checked out they would have at the very least apologised for the disturbed night. Nothing not a 'dickie bird'. Not even do you have a nice stay when I'd have expressed my concern. As a corporate guest requesting my money back or a reduction in the room rate would have been of little value. It completely ruined my one night stay at this hotel and that was a shame.

    5
    « Christmas family gathering »

    Friendly atmosphere, excellent staff, good food and very comfortable rooms. Hospitable surroundings, interesting walk around perimeter of golf course, unfortunately no time to take advantage of the course. Will probably use this facility when next in the Swindon area

    5
    « Not Best but Brilliant at Blunsdon House Hotel »

    Stayed at the Blunsdon for my Wedding Anniversary and couldn't expect a better service all round. Food was 1st class, with a party menu at £25 because it was the Xmas season. Room was nice and clean and big and they also left an anniversary balloon. Will stay again next year definitely

    5
    « Very Enjoyable Christmas Day »

    My family and I booked the Garden Room for Christmas Dinner this year (7 of us) and we had a fantastic day. The food, service and staff were all excellent and we cant thank you enough. It's been a long time since we have booked to eat out on Christmas Day as we have had bad experiences in the past, but I would definately recommend a Christmas Day at the Blunsdon House Hotel. Thank you to all that made our day very, stress free and very enjoyable.

    5
    « long term visit »

    i cannot rate this hotel and it's staff highly enough. i stayed here for 31 nights during november and december and at no time did i get anything but top rate service from everyone in the hotel from the wonderful housekeeping team to the restaurant, bar and gym staff who made my stay extremely enjoyable. i was made to feel like a member of their extended family. i was always greeted courteously with a pleasant greeting and a smile. the hotel itself is comfortable and homely the food always well presented and delicious from the buffet breakfast to the weekend carvery. the only slight complaint and it is not even directed at the hotel was that i had no mobile signal in my room.

    5
    « New Years Eve »

    We had a New Year's Eve. The food was very good. The Tawny room looked very festive. The staff without exception where very friendly and helpful. It was nice to have a quiet room to sit and chat but still be able to go and have a boogie.

    5
    « Enjoyable party and hotel stay »

    I thought from start to finish the Christmas party, Food, DJ, room and breakfast were all excellent. We had booked the party so late as our usual venue was full, I think that was lucky for us as it is a much better hotel and party expererience, th DJ really got h music spot on andit wasn't s loud that it was difficult to sit and chat between dances, th lighting was also good. Reception staff were excellent, pity I didn't ge o try out h gym and pool

    5
    « What a lovely hotel »

    We loved this hotel, as it offers something different, we had such a lovely time - we also met Carrie, she is such a lovely kind person, and can see how passionate she is about this hotel. All in all a fantastic place to stay.

  • 5
    « Golden WeddingI »

    My wife and I cannot thank the hotel enough for all their efforts to ensure our celebration went well. It was a fantastic occasion which will be remembered by all who attended for many years to come. All the staff are to be congratulated. The banqueting staff were fantastic. They made sure that everything ran smoothly throughout the meal. They were efficient, polite and tended to all our needs in the highest professional manner. Congratulations must be given to the chef for providing a first class meal. The duty managers and their house staff were all fantastic throughout. Nothing was too much trouble for any requests our guests made. Indeed, two couples, whose rooms weren't quite ready when they checked in were immediately given fantastic upgraded accommodation. They haven't stopped telling everyone about their extreme good fortune since. Well done to the hotel's quick thinking duty manager!! Five star service from the whole Blunsdon House Hotel team. We'll definitely be returning in the near future to this outstanding Wiltshire hotel. Malcolm and Vivian Rhodes.

    5
    « Mother daughter break »

    A terrific mother daughter break. Our room was lovely and having stayed at some 5 star hotels around the world, we were pleasantly surprised! Staff were very helpful. Spa was a great bonus and the restaurant finished the trip really well. Only negative - our view of the car park from our room - a real shame.

    5
    « Birthday stay »

    Stayed in a room that was outstanding. Stunning four poster bed very large bathroom with separate shower. Beautiful furniture and a veranda. Stayed there 35 years ago on our honeymoon and what a difference. For the better. It was a surprise birthday present and it was just a wow factor.

    5
    « 4 night Xmas break »

    We had a 4 night break booked with Jones Holidays (Flint) and what a good decision it was. All the staff were helpful and always ready to please. The room we had was large with a very comfortable bed, the only problem was the 50 yard walk from the Pavilion building to the main hotel especially when the weather is bad. The hotel is set in lovely grounds given the right weather. A very nice family run hotel with client comfort a priority.

    1
    « Christmas party »

    On DEC 11th my husband and I attended a christmas function with a group of his work friends. The whole eve was appalling! We paid £42 each! The food - we had to queue for like a school dinner queue. The starter food was not labeled as to what it was - no details for but or fish allergies When getting the starters I noticed the sweets on another table all left uncovered! The main course was disgusting, my husband had the steak it was as thin as a wafer and tuff as leather. The sweets were again unlabelled as to what they were we had to ask for cream and biscuits for the cheese and the celery was dry as it had been left for so long. The staff were miserable never once smiled and unhelpful, Worst meal I have severe had and poor value for money

    4
    « Lovely hotel »

    This hotel is well appointed and rooms are very comfortable. Staff at reception very friendly. When I checked in and went to my room I found it was on the ground floor with a window looking out onto a shrub hedge, not ideal for a female staying alone. I went to reception and requested a change which they did without question and in fact I got an upgrade to a much larger room with dressing area and jacuzzi style bath. I decided to go for a swim at the leisure centre at about 4pm but the pool was full of children's classes, the area was roped off so some of the pool was free but very noisy, now I don't mind kids learning to swim but when I checked the lesson schedule they did not finish until 6pm which doesn't give other guests much time if they are going for dinner etc. Having said this the standard of the hotel in general is very good, with lots of different areas and bars and restaurants with cosy and comfy seating. Beds are excellent and a really nice touch a Christmas tree in each of the bedrooms. Good selection of TV channels and wi fi is excellent. Will view the Flame Restaurant separately.

    5
    « Christmas party for family and friends »

    A group of 32 of us came for the Christmas party and stayed in the hotel. We had a brilliant time, the hotel staff were reAlly friendly and helpful. The hotel had beautiful Christmas decorations and even a small tree in our rooms. Comfortable beds, plenty of choice at breakfast, bar meals were good size and value for money. GreAt facilities on offer

    5
    « Fabulous Hotel »

    We were upgraded to the Suite room 165 which was a very pleasant surprise. Fabulous room, wonderful view of the golf course. The hotel was decorated beautifully for Christmas and was quite magical. Great bar areas, restaurant and Health complex.

    5
    « Excellent family run hotel »

    We stayed as a family group over a weekend and were very impressed by the standards in this hotel. Our double superior room was very spacious and well appointed with coffee making machine as well as normal kettle for teas. All was clean and tidy and we slept well, with no noise heard at all. Breakfast was self service but they seemed to have everything you could think of. The cooked english items were very nice and cooked just right. There was a chef on duty to cook things as you wanted if needed. We had drinks in a couple of the bars and the service and ambiance was just right. The ladies in our party tried out the leuisure complex, swimming and sauna as well as the beauty salon for massages and facials. They were very pleased with these facilities. Overall a lovely time was had and we would certianly stay here again if in the area.

    5
    « Sunday Lunch at Flame »

    We have tried so many places for a traditional Sunday lunch and Flame tops the bill. The service was great and the choice and quality of the food was excellent. A carvery really can be hit or miss but this was definitely a hit and the parsnips in particular were exquisite. Give it a go you won't be disappointed!

  • 3
    « Ticked most of the boxes »

    We traveled to meet family and the hotel was fine for our needs. The booking process was easy, plenty of parking, a friendly welcome and our room ready early. We started with lunch in Flame which was a slightly odd experience in both the service and the menu, no complaints but just a little patchy I think. Our room (family) was large and comfortable but overall a dated finish, on the chintzy side. There were many nice touches such as the toiletries and refreshments. Plenty of warmed towels and lovely bedding. We had upgraded for a golf course view, which turned out to be a car park view so that was pointless. We used the swimming pool which was great for the kids. In the evening we based in Carries bar which had plenty of space, comfy sofas and the drinks/bar food were fine. Breakfast was average, a good choice but not tasty. I have no complaints with this hotel at all but would not particularly recommend it or rush back, especially as our room was £159 a night.

    3
    « Generally alright »

    Recently stayed here with a large family group. Generally the stay was pretty good but a few things disappointed. The hotel wifi did not work from the first minute to the last. The restaurant, Flame, in which we had lunch was ok but the burger was over-cooked and the initial welcome was a little confused, no menus given and the instructions for starters wasn't clear. After then there were no issues. The rooms while all clean were tired in appearance. I think in certain areas it could do with an update. The pool & gym are very nice and are nice to have included.

    5
    « Long weekend stay »

    This was a great hotel. The room was comfortable and clean with everything you needed to relax. All staff were helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed all the meals, the service was excellent. Plenty to choose from at breakfast and the evening meal was superb ? even for vegetarians! We thought the stay was definitely great value for money.

    5
    « Very Comfortable Stay »

    We had booked the dinner, bed and breakfast rate which we found excellent and had a £25 voucher each to spend on dinner. The room was very spacious and such a comfortable bed and duvet. At dinner we choose the rib eye steak which was absolutely delicious and so was the rump of lamb in a lovely herby tomato sauce. This hotel has a great pool which was open until 9 pm and mostly empty when we went in. Shame the jacuzzii wasn't working. It has a golf course, which we didn't have time to visit, and lovely views over the hills. I liked the fact that there were lots of quiet rooms you could just go into and relax and chill out. Great breakfast and found the staff excellent, especially the restaurant manager who was very friendly and helpful. There is a wall with photos of staff that have worked there for a great number of years and we found this a really nice feature of their loyalty. Not far from the McCarthy outlet shopping centre in Swindon which is great for shopping but also try the town centre as they have a House of Fraser outlet shop which covers 3 floors and it excellent.

    4
    « The food let it down. »

    This is the third time we have stayed at the Blunsdon House, with the same organised classic car tour. The previous occasions were pre Trip Advisor. The only thing I remember was an enjoyable swim in the great warm pool. It was necessary to ask for a room meeting a certain criteria. It seemed we were given an upgrade at no extra charge, to meet the requirement. The double aspect room was excellent, no other way to describe it. A bonus is that it only had an electric heater which was turned off, my wife and I prefer a cool room to sleep in. So many hotels seem to keep rooms excessively warm. The food unfortunately varied over the three nights. The first night our choices were cooked to our liking, but would still only rate as good. The second night the chips, more French fries rather similar to McDonalds in texture and taste, were cold. Also no explanation was offered that, as fish and chips was a menu choice that night, the chips/French fries were the only potato offering for all menu choices. However the food on the third night was vastly superior. The beef was excellent, as was my wife's choice of the duck. In short, accommodation excellent, food not so.

    4
    « MOSTLY EXCELLENT »

    For a Best Western Hotel, the Blunsdon House is unusually large, but I understand that it is still privately owned by the founding family. The charm of the hotel is immediately evident, depicting family pictures and industry awards and a delightful selection of the most charming male and female romantically themed poses. My wife and I were part of a 25 vehicle classic car tour of the Cotswolds and this was the reason for our 3 night stay. Our room was in The Pavilion section, that was clearly a modern extension to the original hotel. The building and the room were modern in design and were generally presented to a very high standard. A few minor niggles were that The Pavilion entails a 150 metre walk in the open to the main hotel reception, bars and restaurants and the ghastly weather made this somewhat unpleasant. We found the bed extremely comfortable, although the duvet was marginally short in length. Wi-Fi was available in the room, as was a modern flat screen TV, although the signal tended to be erratic, causing occasional pixelation of the picture and interruption of sound. We thought this to be the result of a bad connection, but one of our party in another room reported a similar fault. Our biggest disappointment of the hotel was the dinners on days one and two, where a gammon steak had the texture of dried leather and was swamped with an over salty and peppery sauce that was inedible. Other members of our party reported similar disappointment with other menu selections. Dinner of fish and chips on day 2 was equally disappointing, as the fish looked like it was constructed in fibreglass and the fries were not only cold, but had a distinct re-heated texture. These were sent back as being inedible, but the replacement portion were of an equally poor standard. Both of these meals were served in a dining room that was used exclusively by our 50 strong group, but on day 3, this was being used by a wedding party and we were in a partitioned section of the main dining room. The transformation in the cuisine that evening could hardly be believed as coming from the same kitchen, as it was superb. I enjoyed a tasty braised beef and my wife has a superb fish dish. The dining room staff for the 2 breakfasts and 3 dinners could not have been more courteous and efficient. They were a delight. The bar that we retired to after dinner on each evening, was extensively stocked with a vast range of excellent whiskies, but there the stock success ended. On day one, we tried to obtain a glass of Cointreau and one of Creme de Menth, neither of which was available. We thought that this may be rectified next day, but on evenings 2 and 3, neither of these liqueurs were available, but should have been in this 4 star establishment. Would we return??? Probably yes, as most of what is available to the Blunsdon House Hotel guest is to a very high standard. I fail to understand the 2 disgusting meals, particularly as other Trip Advisor reports seem to report the food as being to the standard that we experienced on our 3rd dinner.

    5
    « Excellent overall stay »

    First time staying at this hotel since I worked here in the 80's. hotel was immaculate, food and wine excellent.......breakfast well worth the money. A Lovely weekend was made better by the couldn't do more attitude of all staff. The location is excellent, beautiful village which is definitely worth a stroll around and excellent for visiting the local area.

    5
    « Overnight stay »

    This was a very clean and comfortable hotel the staff very pleasant and approachable. The Manager on the evening on 29th October was really friendly and chatty and very interesting to talk to. If I have any criticisms at all its that the breakfast is pricey at £12.99, especially when only a 5 minute drive away you can also have an 'all you can eat' buffet for £4.00. I would stay again but wouldn't pay this for breakfast.

    4
    « Outstanding Flames Restaurant and a lovely hotel »

    This is a lovely hotel with a fantastic restaurant and friendly staff. The room was clean and comfortable (we paid for an upgrade to an executive room in the Pavilion) however we found the décor to be very dated (Yellow walls and blue flowery curtains) The view was lovely from the little balcony although I would not have classed the room itself as an upgraded room, it seemed more like a good sized standard room (which had I of booked the standard room, I would have been really happy) We were not advised by reception that we should book a table for dinner and by the time we were settled and showered it was quite late, when we called reception, the receptionist told us there were no tables left and on enquiring on other places to dine locally, we were told the bar is the only place to eat. As we were unsure where we could go for our anniversary meal, we called into the restaurant to get recommendations. Stephen managed to get us a table within half hour and we had the most enjoyable meal with absolutely outstanding service from Stephen. We had a few drinks and a game of pool in the hotel bar while we waited for our table, which was lovely. The main hotel is beautiful and on check out, the receptionist was really helpful. We would return to this hotel, just so we could have another amazing meal in the Flames restaurant.

    4
    « Last minute overnight stay »

    We couldn't fault this hotel. Very friendly, helpful staff. Room beautiful overlooking the golf course...we had upgraded!! Breakfast choice the best we've had in a long time. Only suggestion there were no rolls at breakfast, just sliced bread.

  • 4
    « A great short family break »

    We enjoyed a stay at the Blunsdon Housel Hotel last night. We'd booked this as we wanted somewhere to stop over en route to Longleat and it was a pleasant hotel with very polite and helpful staff. We stayed in a family room and it was a great size with plenty of drawers and wardrobes for our daughter to unpack ALL her belongings. The children were so excited to have bunk beds and our bed was amazingly comfortable (I wanted to take the duvet with me!) The pool was lovely and warm although it was a shame the jacuzzi didn't work. My son enjoyed the games room - a great addition providing for families! Ate in Carries which was nice but I would have liked to have seen a more varied menu and exciting menu for a 4* hotel. Breakfast was plentiful and catered for all our tastes. Would definitely return again but perhaps without the kids!

    4
    « Good short break hotel »

    Myself and my wife stayed for three nights, our first visit to this hotel. Found it to be well located, near main dual carriageway for access. Happy with overall quality of hotel, reception staff very helpful and friendly, room an executive one in the main hotel block, was very good. With plenty of space, all facilities ( albeit could not get the safe open, nor the towel rail to heat up) good, bed comfortable, plenty of storage etc. Cleaners very efficient, and overall quite re noise levels, a good nights sleep overall. Breakfast buffet was well stocked, and of reasonable quality.

    1
    « Dreadful »

    Worst night sleep ever. Rooms very old and tired, read 1980s in need of major overhaul. Paid £150 for one night to get 2 single beds pushed together in annexe outside overlooking car park. Beds incredibly soft and small. Have stayed in 5* Central London hotels for same price.

    4
    « Grows on you; pretty with plenty to do and good views »

    I wasn't initially pleased when we arrived: the room and corridor was cold and we couldn't get the central heating to work. However, these were quickly fixed. The room was comfortable and the bathroom good: I particularly liked the AquaLisa power shower and the long ledge around the basin where I could put all my toiletries. Also they have a face cloth, which I like. However, the bathroom robes had seen better days: time to replace them. Our bed was a *little* on the soft side for us. The food was hearty and tasty and I liked the various lounges, which had *plenty* of atmosphere. There's a lovely 9 hole par 3 golf course, a tennis court, a pleasant walk of about a mile around the edge of the golf course, swimming pool and fitness centre, so plenty to do. Good views over the Cotswolds, too. For keener walkers, the Ridgeway is nearby. One constant niggle: the wifi is free but a pain to log into and you have to do it every time. Silly in this day and age. Still, this is a great place for a weekend break.

    4
    « Wedding »

    We had our wedding ceremony and reception here. The ceremony was in Zan's bar, which was just the right size for our small number of guests. The wedding breakfast and reception were held in Tawny's. The wedding co-ordinator (Grace), and the other hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly, ensuring the day went smoothly. We had lots of compliments from our guests on the hotel, staff and facilities. The food that was served (afternoon tea and a Hog roast) was delicious, and no-one went hungry, due to the generous portions (we wished we could have eaten more!). Grace on occasions went that extra mile, to make the day even more special and memorable (including special acknowlegements of a family bithday that was on the same day), and added her own little touches to the decorations. Honeymoon suite was very spacious and perfect for pre wedding bridal preparations and a lovely place to spend our wedding night. Overall very happy with how our day went, and will have no hesitation about going back to the hotel in future.

    5
    « Couple of days to visit an Exhibition »

    The first thing we notice was the warm reception from the Front of house staff and then later in the evening had some help from the Duty Manager Mark The whole time we spent there just seem to flow and we liked the public areas in the hotel as they had a very cosy feel to all the rooms

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    This is a very nice hotel in which I stayed for business. I had a great stay, I was well looked after and my room was always spotless. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This would be a great hotel to take your family. Prices were reasonable.

    5
    « A very pleasant hotel helped by having a room upgrade »

    Spent a weekend at this hotel on a bed, breakfast and dinner rate and although we did book an executive room we ended up with a room with a balcony, four poster bed, a large bathroom with a shower that had side jets and much to our surprise, although we did not find it immediately as the door was shut when we arrived, a separate lounge with television and three piece suite with pleasant views over the surrounding countryside. What a very pleasant surprise. The room was in what looked to be a new annex to the main hotel but it was only a short pleasant walk to gain access to the restaurant and bar in the main hotel building. There was plenty of choice on the evening menu and we had two very pleasant meals. The breakfast was a buffet with plenty to chose from. The hotel is set in the countryside but it was also fairly easy to get in to the town so it was a good base for seeing the area. We found all staff to be friendly and obliging throughout the hotel whatever their role was. The only downfall I found was the quality of the free WiFi which was somewhat hit and miss in the room but was okay in public rooms. There was little said about the availability of WiFi in the room directory so it is possible WiFi is only guaranteed within public area's. We had a very enjoyable weekend enhanced by the stay in this hotel and we would most certainly use it again.

    2
    « Poor pricing, however good facilities and rooms. »

    Rooms were booked in Feb 2015 and a deposit paid on a deal price for two rooms for Oct 15. When we arrived there was no record of the booking on their system. The booking confirmation was showed to the reception staff and we were booked in. On checkout the price was significantly different to the price quoted on the internet. Due to the lost reservation it appears as if we were charged the regular price and not the deal price we had booked in Feb.

    4
    « Venue was decent - but not without its issues »

    The venue was great rooms were decent food wasnt bad SOME STAFF were excellent, parking was ok internet wasnt bad conference facilities could be better decoration could be better, for a very high standard hotel some of the decoration was poor and needed tidying up urgently, especially some of the meeting rooms.. i expected slightly more, as i stay in excess of 30 hotels a year and use many of their conference facilities, and my expectation wasnt high, as i knew this wasnt the golf club section...

  • 3
    « Good but not sure about value for money »

    We were part of a group booking for a family party. The location of the hotel is good and the rooms we had booked in the Pavilion were very nice. The pool was lovely but very busy with children's swimming lessons on a Friday afternoon. We reported a broken tv on our first night but this was still not fixed by the time we left, would have expected better for £100 per night. The breakfast was average not as good as Hilton or Novotel for example. The Flame restaurant was good but quite expensive. Customer service was generally very good. Cleanliness was of a high standard throughout.

    5
    « The only hotel in Swindon that should be considered »

    My wife and I have now stayed in this hotel several times and we cannot praise everything about this establishment highly enough. From the moment you arrive at reception you know that you are going to have an superb stay as the reception staff immediately make you welcome and are extremely helpful and friendly. Staffs throughout all of the many areas of this hotel are professional and friendly and you feel they would go to any length to meet any reasonable request. The cleanliness is second to none and the executive rooms are not only spacious, have lovely views but every in-room facility you would require. The bar meals are superb and service is exceptional. The spa facilities are of a very high standard and again the staff must be praised highly. The main restaurant, Flames is a very pleasant dining area being well decorated therefore providing a calming space to dine. The menu is very good and the food was of a very high standard being well cooked and well presented. If you are planning a break within the Swindon area then I would suggest it would be impossible to find better than this hotel. A MUST STAY HOTEL?..

    5
    « Masonic Ladies Weekend »

    A wonderful weekend with all of our needs attended to. Staff was great, food was great and even had wonderful weather so it was a joy to be able to sit out in the lovely garden in the October sun. Great facilities and lovely rooms. Would definitely consider this venue for another function.

    2
    « "What a let down" »

    Our first visit for a family reunion, had a set three course menu meal costing £32 per head, starters not bad, although with the pate just half a small roll, main meal all put on plate and not hot, should have been in veg dishes at the very least, and just one slice of pork with stuffing, cheesecake very thin and tasteless, and could have been bought from any supermarket very cheaply. When we complained we were cold during dinner, we were ignored. Rooms were lovely but air con not working, swimming pool was always full of children having swimming lessons. Not value for money

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: M4. J15 take A419 towards Cirencester for seven miles. Leave at Turnpike Junction turn right at light for B4019, then right at next light over bridge then left into Blundson. Turn right into village, the Best Western Plus Swindon Blunsdon House Hotel is on left.