Cowley Manor Experimental

4.0 star property
Lakefront hotel in Cheltenham with spa and outdoor pool

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Cowley Manor Experimental

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Signature Studio Suite | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine
Room (Petite Cowley) | Bathroom | Separate bathtub and shower, deep-soaking bathtub, rainfall showerhead

Overview of Cowley Manor Experimental



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Cowley, Cheltenham, England, GL53 9NL
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 2 meeting rooms
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden

Room options

Suite (Swan Lake)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite (St Mary)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room (Petite Cowley)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room (Tree)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Suite (Cowley Manor)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room, Terrace (Wildflower)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room (Wildflower)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Room (Water Lily)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Junior Suite (Churn's River)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Room (Alpaca)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Cotswolds - 8 min drive
  • Cheltenham Racecourse - 12 min drive
  • Gloucester Cathedral - 16 min drive
  • Gloucester Quays - 16 min drive
  • Sudeley Castle - 22 min drive
  • Gloucester Docks - 17 min drive
  • Thames River - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Cheltenham Spa Station - 21 min drive
  • Gloucester Station - 22 min drive
  • Cirencester Kemble Station - 23 min drive


  • The Langton - 12 min drive
  • Eurasia - 12 min drive
  • Morans Eating House - 11 min drive
  • B-10 - 11 min drive
  • Marinades Restaurant - 12 min drive

About this property

Cowley Manor Experimental

Cowley Manor Experimental puts you within a 10-minute drive of Cotswolds. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, aromatherapy or Ayurvedic treatments, and local and international cuisine is served at The Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a poolside bar.




Sustainability practices

Water dispenser
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1870
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Lift
  • Area rugs in public areas
  • Hardwood flooring in public areas

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Local maps

Special features


C-Side Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


The Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 35 for adults and GBP 15 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 60.00 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Cowley Manor
Cowley Manor Cheltenham
Cowley Manor Hotel Cheltenham
Cowley Manor
Cowley Manor Experimental Hotel
Cowley Manor Experimental Cheltenham
Cowley Manor Experimental Hotel Cheltenham

Frequently asked questions

Does Cowley Manor Experimental offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cowley Manor Experimental does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cowley Manor Experimental?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Cowley Manor Experimental?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Cowley Manor Experimental?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Cowley Manor Experimental?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cowley Manor Experimental?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Cowley Manor Experimental and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and horse riding, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Cowley Manor Experimental also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Cowley Manor Experimental?
Yes, The Restaurant offers local and international cuisine.
Does Cowley Manor Experimental have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around Cowley Manor Experimental like?
Cowley Manor Experimental is located by the river. Popular attractions include Cotswolds, which is 8 minutes away by car.







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4/10 Fair

Fell way short of expectations
Booked based on photos on website which looked great but reality was far different. Room in stable block dark cold and gloomy - there was no working heating anywhere in block. Spa full of noisy children and pool time cut short as one was sick in pool! Breakfast was poor and lacked care and attention typified by both myself and wife having egg shell in ours eggs benedict. Was a relief to check out so we could enjoy the fabulous area. Wish we had stayed at the close by Green Dragon next time which we found much more hospitable with great food too
Craig, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sisters spa Get away
Beautiful hotel in a lovely location. We were there for a spa and although the indoor pool was actually closed that day thankfully the weather was great and the outdoor pool lovely. Room was lovely with a great private terrace. Service in the restaurant & bar also very good. Autumn made us the best margarita and was so friendly like all the team. Highly recommend
Jane, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional hotel
Had a lovely stay to celebrate our anniversary. The location and grounds are beautiful. The accomodation is very impressive - our room was beautifully furnished and so spacious. The restaurant food was outstanding and a very impressive breakfast. The spa facilities were also excellent.
Catrin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lorita, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lauren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

Overnight stay.
One overnight stay, All pleasant. Staff friendly and helpful. Grounds nice, good base for touring atoind
Judith, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Cowley Manor
Amazing hotel and lovely staff
Dominic, 1-night trip
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