Ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Paul from Stroud


Posted Dec 12, 2014 on Hotels
Friendly, comfortable, would return.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Martin from Derby

Small Hotel with a friendly feel

Posted Dec 3, 2014 on Hotels
Excellent friendly Hotel It will be worth a second visit.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Suffolk

A lovely peaceful place to stay.

Posted Oct 19, 2014
Pros: The building and grounds are lovely.The owners and their staff can not do enough, and the food was excellent.
Cons: Being very "picky" the shower was a little temperamental but perfectly adequate. (If you're over 6' the beams are genuine,solid and painful)
Location: Worcester & Gloucester 1/2 hour drive, Hay-on-wye an hour. & a lovely tea room "the kettle sings" with cracking views. British Camp and the hills
We decided at fairly short notice that we needed a break and having passed through the Malverns a year or so ago decided to explore the area.The booking on Expedia was no problem. We were looking for a small quiet hotel more homely than luxurious and so chose Hold-fast Cottage. On our arrival we were greeted warmly and immediately made to feel at home. The room was lovely (Ragged Stone) pleasantly furnished in a cottage style and very clean and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom was quite adequate. A bath with a shower over, washbasin and toilet. the shower was adequate, a little weak but once the hot water had worked it way up to the room perfectly adequate. The food was exceptional, the English breakfast cooked to order and so fresh and hot, Toast cereals, fruit and yoghurt, fruit juice all excellent. we ate in a couple of nights and the restaurant standard was very high. The property itself is delightful, set back off the road by a decent drive we were not aware of any road noise at night. The only noise once everyone was abed was the cattle in neighboring fields and owls. It is situated quite close to the 3 counties show ground, and we visited Hay on Wye, Gloucester, Worcester, and the vale of Evesham with no great difficulty.All in all, we found the place to be excellent for a two star hotel and if we return to the area I would definitely try to book this hotel again.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 23, 2014 on Hotels
Friendly reception, nice room with great views to the Malvern Hills, plenty to do in surrounding area. Glad to have come back after visiting Holdfast Cottage several times about 15 years ago.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Graham & Lynda from Chislehurst,Kent

Very friendly comfortable country hotel

Posted Sep 16, 2014 on Hotels
Excellent stay. We were made very welcome and the owners couldn't do enough for my wife and myself. Anything we needed they provided. Room was fine. Breakfast was one of the best and dinner was excellent! The garden was beautiful as was the leafy drive up to the hotel. Lovely countryside just below the Malvern Hills ideal as a touring centre. Overall, a soft, restful and comfortable hotel. My wife and I will return.
5 out of 5
by Lee from Australia

Relaxing environment

Posted Apr 4, 2014 on Hotels
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Then this is it. Fantastic little private hotel offering all you need at a great price. Water pressure was a bit low in the shower but host were fantastic and accommodating with advice and meeting all my needs re food and refreshments. Will go again when in England.
5 out of 5
by Pat from Birmingham

Great location

Posted Mar 25, 2014 on Hotels
Great right where we wanted to be
5 out of 5
for Shopping
by Einar from Norway

Very comfortable hotel with charming staff

Posted Dec 12, 2013 on Hotels
My wife and I stayed at Holdfast Cottage Hotel for 11 nights, We had a very pleasant stay and enjoyed the pleasant and calm atmosphere, hotel staff and owners, the bar, the English breakfast and the wonderful dinners. I have no problem recommending this lovely countryside hotel to others seeking accommodations in the area.
4 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Owen McCorry from Newry


Posted Oct 14, 2013 on Hotels
Very enjoyable stay.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by Valerie from Wellington, Somerset

Could be very good for everyone

Posted Aug 18, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Breakfast, which was mediocre and bland
Location: Good, quiet and close to Malvern and the hills.
The hotel is in a lovely location and could be superb. The feeling we had was that it was becoming a bit of a burden and consequently is a bit run down. The owners are very nice people and very helpful and friendly.