I had to write this review of the Dome Garden because it is so different to any other sort of "tent" I have stayed in. The easiest way to think of it is you sleep at the edge of the forest in a mini "Eden Project" dome. And in our Dome the kids beds were suspended from the sides of the Dome. Us grown ups had a regular double with a crisp white duvet to sleep under.
Now the weather wasn't great this year, but no fear as you have an ample supply of wood and a stove in your Dome to keep you toasty at night, you also have a wood fired shower (brilliant!) and a couple of cooking fires. As you might have guessed all the fires means chopping wood, but it isn't that much of a chore and the kids loved carrying logs about the campsite. Well that is when they weren't swinging on the swings or playing on the zip wire.
In terms of what you need to bring it is just yourself, some food and a towel all the rest is there for you including pots, pans, matches, plates etc.
There is loads to do in the Forest nearby (excellent cycling at Cannop) and on the River Wye.
The Dome Garden is brilliant and I have no reservations about recommending them. We had an amazing week and John and Jonny couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating.
Make sure to sign up for Pizza Night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique collection of 12 geodesic domes in a beautiful garden in the heart of the beautiful Forest of Dean.The domes have en-suite facilities, wood fired hot water boilers and stoves as well as timber decks, firepits and forest kitchens. It's like the Eden Project only you can stay in it, play in it and sleep in it. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dome Garden Hotel Coleford
- Dome Garden Forest Of Dean/Coleford, Gloucestershire