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The Speech House Hotel

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bristol
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We have made yet another visit to the Speechouse hotel. The ambient atmosphere and good quality food and during made for very relaxing couple of hours. Lauren , our waitress was professional with a most pleasant approach to service. No wonder we her returning .

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kenhart Thanks for your review on your recent visit to The Speech House. I am delighted that you returned and that my team looked after you during your visit. It is always good to know our customers are happy, and I have passed on your very kind comments to Lauren and the rest of my team. We all look...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We spent 2 nights at Speech House as part of a Great Glen Wildlife trip and were quite impressed. The room was small but cleverly furnished to make use of space and clean and comfortable. The food was very good and the staff on duty at dinner and breakfast were attentive and helpful without being over obtrusive. The location is...

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard A, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us as part of the Wildlife trip. I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you enjoyed your meals. I have passed on your very kind comments to all my team and I am glad they looked after you both throughout...

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Nice hotel with great history in the beautiful settings of the Forest of Dean. Loads of activities in the area, lovely staff and very good food in both restaurants. Rooms are nice and very clean. All in all a very pleasant stay.

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aron7777, Many thanks for leaving feedback on your recent stay with us. Thank you for your very kind comments which I have passed on to my team. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your meals in both the Orangery and the Verderers Court. We are indeed fortunate to be at the very centre of the Royal Forest...

Hornsea, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We took two rooms for three nights at The Speech House for our recent visit to Cheltenham Races. As per a previous stay many years earlier everything was perfect and well organised. The guys managing and working in the hotel really go out of their way to do everything possible. Rooms - Excellent, Food - Excellent for both Breakfast and...

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard K Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay with us during the Cheltenham Festival. We were delighted to see you and your party again and hope that you had a successful festival. Thank you for your very kind comments which I have passed on to all my team and I am delighted was to your satisfaction....

Lydney, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our vow renewal ceremony here on Sunday and cannot thank the staff enough. They did everything possible to ensure our day was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room and the food were outstanding. Highly recommended.

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen M, Thanks for leaving a review on your recent stay and your function. I was delighted to hear that your vow renewal ceremony went off very well and that my team looked after you and your party extremely well. I have made them aware of your very kind comments. Congratulations from all of at Speech House and we...

Bath
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening and morning at The Speech House. The staff were friendly and attentive, the room was clean and nicely appointed, (we were in the main house with a four-poster; an upgrade because the staff had found a problem with the room we had booked). Dinner was superb. Nota huge range on the menu, nor particularly inventive, but...

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rob 3, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted to learn that you had a great stay with us and I am sorry that we had to move you to a room you hadn't booked. I hope that you were pleased with your upgrade....

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We had a ground floor room in the courtyard as we have mobility problems. The room was lovely and warm with nice decor and a good shower room. We ate in the restaurant the first night and it was OK. The second evening we had dinner in the bar area and it was much nicer and the food was better...

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sue A Many thanks for your review on your recent stay with us at the Speech House. I am delighted that you had a great stay and that you were well looked after b my team. I have passed on your comments to all my team. I was also pleased to read that you found your room and shower...

cornwall
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Good food, welcoming staff, comfy bed what more do you need! Walks in the forest start right outside the front door and the hotel will provide a picnic if you want one. A great place to have a few days away.

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dumbo55 Many thanks for your very kind review on your recent stay with us at The Speech House. I am pleased to read that you had a great stay and have passed on your comments to all my team. Come back again soon, Best wishes Peter hands Director/Proprietor

Gloucestershire
Reviewed 1 March 2016

From the time of the initial booking to our arrival, there was little doubt in our minds that a pleasant welcome is top of their 'to do' list. We only spent one night here but for the deal we had, it was excellent - a clean and tidy room, a very nice meal in the Orangery and a very good...

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The_Speech_House, Owner at The Speech House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Starveall, Thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you felt you had a good deal when staying with us and that you enjoyed your meals during your stay. Our aim is to make our guests feel relaxed and ensure that everyone is looked after throughout their time with us. Thank you for...

Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stopped for 1 night on our way to Devon...Fantastic Hotel. When we arrived the receptionist moved us to a larger room because we had our dog with us...Also they supplied a bowl a towel and even poo bags !!! The room was comfortable and situated off the main hotel.This made it ideal to take our dog out for a...

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Dear Sue F Thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased you had a great stopover with us and that you were well looked after by my team throughout your stay. I have passed on your very kind comments to all of my team. Yes we are happy to let well behaved pets use...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Formerly built in 1669, as a Hunting Lodge for Charles II the Speech House sits at the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.The main house has 15 bedrooms including three antique four poster beds.The remainder of rooms are situated in the Courtyard and Cottage.The hotel is home to one of only two Verderers Courts in the UK and is used as the main restaurant for the hotel.The hotel offers a wide range of room type to suit all budgets, and is pet friendly in the Courtyard rooms, subject to availability.The Orangery is open to non residents for morning coffee,aftrernoon teas, and bar lunches and evening meals.Free Wi Fi is available to residents for 1 hour during their stay and then it is subject to a small charge.There are approximately 253 miles of walking and cycling trails on the doorstep of the hotel. Speechhouse is an ideal venue for touring the Wye Valley,Gloucestershire and the Southern Cotswolds and South Wales. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Speech House Hotel

Address: Speech House Road | Speech House, Coleford GL16 7EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range: €77 - €195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Speech House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Speech Hotel Coleford
The Speech House Hotel Forest Of Dean/Coleford, Gloucestershire
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“It is quite on the third floor”
 of 5 bubbles Matthew23751, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try the four poster options.....”
 of 5 bubbles biggerlyndy, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great accessibility in the standard rooms at the rear of the hotel, where parking is also available.”
 of 5 bubbles KPnotNuts, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First and second floors had creaky floorboards: choose second floor room if a light sleeper!”
 of 5 bubbles 47JAKMAK, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the bridal suite.....four poster bed, etc,etc,......fabulous, full of history”
 of 5 bubbles Jesica1134, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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