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Best Places to Stay in The Cotswolds

We’ve selected the best places to stay in The Cotswolds, including luxury hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and pubs with rooms. With hotel rates provided by our Booking Partners, you can check availability and book.

The Fish Hotel Broadway

The Fish Hotel

Broadway, The Cotswolds, England

Set in the hillside overlooking the Cotswolds countryside and the picture perfect village of Broadway, is The Fish Hotel. If you’re looking for a Cotswolds retreat that’s both family and dog friendly, you’ll love this. There are cute hideaway huts, treehouses nestled in woodlands, a farmhouse for large groups and 63 bedrooms and luxury suites. You get Scandi-chic design, gorgeous views, wonderful walks and a cosy bar with a log burner. It’s the only hotel we know of that has its own agility course for dogs. A wonderful base for exploring the Cotswolds.

Foodies will love:

  • Seafood dishes in the new Hook restaurant
  • Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s bar and lounge
  • BBQ feasts on the deck

Rooms from £76 a night.

The Lygon Arms Hotel Broadway Cotswolds

The Lygon Arms

Broadway, The Cotswolds, England

The Lygons Arms is an historically significant Cotswolds country hotel packed with character and stories. Oliver Cromwell, royalty, film stars and politicians have all stayed here. You’ll find it presiding in the heart of Broadway, a village that is chocolate box pretty. If you’re looking to escape city life somewhere rooted in the past but with modern day comfort and elegance, it’s the perfect Cotswolds getaway. There’s a spa with a wonderful swimming pool, nooks and crannies around every corner, open fires and enticing dining options.

Foodies will love:

  • A pre-dinner drink in the cocktail bar
  • Eating in the wonderful dining hall
  • The Chase Cocktail Afternoon Tea (using vodka from the Chase Distillery)

Rooms from £144 per night

The Broadway Hotel Cotswolds

The Broadway Hotel

Broadway, The Cotswolds, England

Racing enthusiasts will love The Broadway Hotel where the 19 individually designed bedrooms are all named after Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners. This is a handy place to stay during the famous Cheltenham Festival as the racecourse is nearby. Bedrooms are stylish with rich fabrics and Molton Brown toiletries. Some come with four poster beds.

Foodies will love:

  • A Broadway beer paddle in the Jockey Bar
  • Sunday Lunch in the Tattersall Brasserie

Rooms from £89 a night

Restaurant The Lamb Inn Burford

The Lamb Inn

Burford, The Cotswolds, England

The stunning Cotswolds market town of Burford is historically known for its wool trade. Book in for the night at the charming Lamb Inn on Sheep Street and you’ll be staying in what were once 3 traditional weavers’ cottages. If you’re looking for a romantic weekend break in the Cotswolds, The Lamb Inn fits the bill beautifully. There are open fires, snugs for a cosy drink à deux, an elegant dining room with white table linen and 17 bedrooms complete with antiques and warm furnishings.

Foodies will love:

  • Fine dining in The Lamb Restaurant
  • Tucking into traditional pub dishes in the bar

Rooms from £94 a night.

Three Ways House Hotel

Three Ways House Hotel

Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds, England

Home of the world-famous Pudding Club, Three Ways House is a hotel in the charming village of Mickleton, close to the popular Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden. If you have a sweet tooth and a penchant for traditional British puddings, you will find your tribe here. Guests gather together for a pudding ceremony and tasting extravaganza. To get a flavour of what’s on offer, read our review of The Pudding Club.

Foodies will love:

  • The Parade of 7 Puddings
  • Tasting Spotted Dick and Jam Roly Poly with creamy custard

Rooms from £85 a night.

Russell's Restaurant With Rooms Broadway


Broadway, The Cotswolds, England

Russell’s restaurant with rooms is a Broadway gem. It will float your boat if you enjoy a spot of fine dining but also eating one of Britain’s traditional favourites – fish and chips. After a day exploring the Cotswolds, you’ll have the option of dining in Russell’s sophisticated restaurant or their fish and chip place next door. The 7 bedrooms are spacious and individually designed (check out the suite with its beamed ceiling). Once the showroom for British furniture designer, Sir Gordon Russell, who was influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement, hotel guests are given free entrance to his museum.

Foodies will love:

  • The choice of Prix Fixe or A La Carte restaurant menus
  • Fish and chips cooked in Cotswold rape seed oil

Rooms from £120 a night.

Dormy House Hotel Broadway

Dormy House Hotel 

Broadway, The Cotswolds, England

They love farmhouse luxury in the Cotswolds (think Daylesford Organic Farm and more recently, Soho Farmhouse). Dormy House Hotel, the big sister to The Fish Hotel, is no exception. This 17th century farmhouse has undergone a £10 million renovation. Splash out on a luxury break here and you’ll be in for a treat. The tranquil setting, countryside views, state of the art spa with infinity pool, and stunning super stylish bedrooms, along with the delicious local produce and attentive service, will restore and revive you.

Foodies will love:

  • Lazy Sunday brunch in the Potting Shed
  • The 7 course Tasting Menu in the Garden Room
  • A glass of Sussex in the bar (Wiston Estate and Nyetimber)

Rooms from £245 a night.

Cowley Manor Hotel and Spa Cotswolds

Cowley Manor

Cowley, The Cotswolds, England

Here’s where you’ll find the wow factor in the Cotswolds. Cowley Manor does sleek ultra modern design in a bright and beautiful way. With 55 acres of grounds, the sophisticated country house pile oozes with a relaxed, contemporary vibe. Dog friendly, child friendly and gorgeous on both the inside and the outside, there’s much to love. The C-Side spa goes the extra mile with exclusive treatments, organic products and indoor and outdoor pools sourced from natural springs in the hotel grounds.

Foodies will love:

  • A cocktail at the poolside bar
  • Eclectic culinary influences in the Malt Restaurant
  • Avocado on toast with poached eggs for breakfast

Rooms from £185 a night.

The Swan Inn Swinbrook

The Swan Inn

Swinbrook, The Cotswolds, England

The quintessential English country pub in an idyllic setting next to the River Windrush. Dating back to the sixteenth century, The Swan Inn has wooden beams, a welcoming log fire and a loyal clientele. The picture-perfect village of Swinbrook with its manicured cricket pitch, church, quaint cottages and surrounding farmland, adds to the rural charm. Bedrooms (some in stable buildings) are top notch. Swinbrook was home to the infamous Mitford sisters. Mitford memorabilia and photos hang on the pub’s walls. Debo’s room – a suite of rooms with a chaise longue and sitting room – is named after the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who resided at Chatsworth House.

Foodies will love:

  • Seasonal pub food using local game and Cotswolds produce
  • A pint of local ale from the Hook Norton brewery in the bar

Rooms from £125 a night.

Restaurant no. 131 Cheltenham

No 131

Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, England

A hip, happening and tastefully renovated Georgian townhouse hotel from the talented Lucky Onion Group. Blessed with a beautiful building and excellent location, No.131 is a popular Cheltenham night spot for locals with its restaurant, buzzy bar and house DJs. Stay in one of 11 stylish and individually designed bedrooms where original artwork adorns the walls (we’re talking Banksy and David Hockney). Reserve a table by the window in the restaurant and you’ll have a view of Imperial Square.

Foodies will love:

  • The Gold Cup breakfast menu
  • Cocktails in Crazy Eights bar

Rooms from £150 a night.

Exterior Hotel du Vin Cheltenham

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham

Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, England

Conveniently located in the centre of this historic spa town, The Hotel du Vin is just a short walk from Cheltenham’s Montpellier district with its elegant shops and restaurants. It’s a popular hotel choice for visitors to the Cheltenham races. Different sized rooms and suites cater for a range of budgets. Celebrating a special occasion? Stay in the Moët Vintage Collection Suite with its twin roll-top baths. Standard rooms come with Queen size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and powerful drench showers.

Foodies will love:

  • Discovering wines in the wine tasting room
  • Dining on French bistro dishes

Rooms from £99 a night.

Exterior Malmaison Hotel Cheltenham

Malmaison Cheltenham

Cheltenham, The Cotswolds, England

Take your pick of hotel rooms from cosy doubles to the Penthouse with its private terrace and view of the Cotswold Hills. Inside the elegant regency building, you’ll find The Malmaison Cheltenham is quirky, modern and slick. Bring your pooch with you and go for a morning walk in Montpellier Gardens with its bandstand and summer concerts. Nearby are some of Cheltenham’s best bars,  restaurants and shops.

Foodies will love:

  • Afternoon tea in the glass conservatory
  • A Happy Hour drink in the bar

Rooms from £95 a night.


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