Bowood Hotel & Spa

Hotel in Calne

Luxury Hotel and Spa

Bowood is a luxurious hotel and Spa secluded within the 2,000 acres of the historic Bowood Estate, the family home of the ninth Marquis of Lansdowne.

This hidden gem is a clear example of how to combine a traditional British estate with a luxurious modern twist and it’s only two years old. Bowood has impresive modern amenities within the luxury of a traditional country estate. My partner and I visited Bowood on the day of the Royal wedding. The staff at Bowood could not have been more helpful as we were picked up from the train station by a welcoming driver. First impressions of the hotel were pure luxury with its 18th century gated entrance we knew we were in for a treat. We got a sense of real tranquillity while we drove through the woodland areas.

Once we entered our room we were taken back by the sheer serenity and luxury. Through the large windows of our room we were able to look out over acres of green land. We were also welcomed with complimentary freshly baked cookies! We stayed in the very modern Nairne suite which included everything from a flat screen TV to a chaise lounge. It maintained the unique elegance of a country estate home through its subtle colours and L-shaped sofa. The bathroom was very modern and spacious with two sinks which can prove very useful for most couples! With a very large bathtub and a double size shower.

To our delight Bowood hosted a lovely reception brunch for the Royal wedding for around 25 people, we were welcomed with a Champagne cocktail and were able to follow the wedding through a large projector. To compliment the elegance of the event the hotel had provided a master of ceremonies who served champagne throughout and raised a glass to the happy couple.

What I particularly enjoyed were the small touches Bowood offered; be it the corridor lights automatically turning on as we walked in or the small stitching kit subtly placed on our room desk as if it were part of the decor. Not to mention the obvious luxurious appeal of this country estate. Bowood is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway, whilst I enjoyed a Spa treatment my other half took advantage of their 18 hole Golf course, I can’t think of a better compromise! It has a delightful Spa centre with a Spatisserie, infinity swimming pool, Jacuzzi, aromatherapy showers, rock sauna and crystal steam room and championship Golf course.

Regardless to say Bowood definitely gets the OMOTG seal of approval.

Reviewer's Rating
Culture / Sightseeing, Golf, Outdoor / Adventure
Purpose of Trip Leisure
Services Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool
Dress Code Smart Casual
Cost High
Ambience Quiet, Incredible Staff, Hidden Gem, Elegant, Charming, Romantic, Cosy

Additional Ambience Information

A luxurious retreat.

Last updated on 23-11-2012

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