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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in room 1. Has apparently been recently redecorated, I wouldn't use the decorator as the paper hanging very poor quality. New carpet, but cheap - and not in keeping with the history of the house. Four poster bed and furniture very good. TV dismal, I guess a 32 inch 15 year old, could do with upgrading. Breakfast very poor....

Thank Les B
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi Les, Many thanks for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. The hotel is currently undergoing some exciting renovations and we are looking forward to the changes. We hope to welcome you back to ORH soon and maybe you can check out room 10 with its beautiful characterful beams. Lindsey @ Old Rectory House.

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house from the doomsday book on gorgeous grounds. Recently taken over by lovely people. Some of the rooms have separate but private bathrooms which did not put me off at all because they were luxurious. Would stay there again and again!

Thank Holly W
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi Holly, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback regarding the House and our wonderful staff. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful Hotel and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon once our new Orangery restaurant and bar/ cocktail lounge opens. Kind regards, Lindsey General Mnager...

Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

To start with the Hotel is being refurbished so I have tried to take that into account. They are going into the wedding venue business and the setting is suitable for it. However there were a number of things that made me feel some of their priorities were wrong. It is a listed building so some of the rooms could...

1Thank Steve L
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Many thanks for taking the time to feedback to us. We are so please you found our staff friendly and helpful during your stay. We have tried to keep any interruption to guests as little as possible during our building works. Our new Orangery Restaurant and bar/ cocktail lounge will open in the Spring. Our 'Walkin Wifi' is...

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were lucky enough to enjoy two celebrations at Old Rectory House First was with Family and Friends the second with Work Colleagues. Both events catered for about 14 people and were "Outstanding". The setting was stunning and the decorations beautiful. The staff were very attentive - in particular Jackie who was in charge for both occasions. Nothing was too...

Thank Kevin M
Linny2110, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, We are so pleased you had a wonderful time at Old Rectory House. It was a pleasure to have you and your guests with us. I will pass your lovely comments on to our staff and in particular to Jackie. We look forward to welcoming you back to the new Orangery Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge opening in Spring...

Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a pre Christmas family meal.Firstly the setting was absolutely stunning.The Christmas decorations were so tastefully done that we felt as though we had stepped into a Victorian Christmas.Truly picture postcard.The staff were lovely and made us feel very at home.I feel almost reluctant to criticize anything.but the experience would have been lifted up to 5* if the food...

1Thank acantilado3
Linny2110, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your experience here at Old Rectory House. We are so pleased you enjoyed the House and felt at home here whilst you dined with us. I appreciate your feedback regarding your meal and have taken this into consideration. We very much look forward to seeing you again once the new Orangery and...

Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

5 star experience at the Old Rectory Hotel, easy location to find with good parking facilities, very picturesque setting and homely venue with lovely friendly staff and excellent food. Nothing was too much trouble for Lindsey or any of her staff, would totally recommend this characterful hotel.

Thank Paul Em S
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your lovely feedback regarding your Wedding Day here at Old Rectory House. It was an absolutely pleasure to welcome yourselves and your guests and we are so pleased you enjoyed it. Best wishes Lindsey - General Manager.

Birmingham, UK
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon here, the place has such a welcoming cosy feel. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and as it went dark it just felt even more special with lights twinkling. The tea coffee and cake were all lovely, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Lucieaew
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your lovely feedback regarding your afternoon tea with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the ambience of the House and the sandwiches and cakes! We look forward to welcoming you back again to the new Orangery restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in Spring 2017. Best wishes, Lindsey - General Manager.

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a Christmas meal at Old Rectory House and decided to stay over to save the long drive home. This was the first time I had stayed since the new owners took over and there were some improvements noticeable, with other bigger ones planned, including a new orangery being constructed immediately after Christmas to house the restaurant and a...

Thank Mike P
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your lovely feedback regarding your stay and dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Old Rectory House soon. Kind regards, Lindsey- General Manager.

Marsden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Superb hotel in a historical building which has been tastefully renovated. Unfortunately I was on a brief business stop so arrived late and left early, but the staff I met were helpful and breakfast was cooked fresh to order. I stayed in December and the Christmas decorations made it feel more like a home than a hotel. I'm not sure...

Thank nathanwatson
Lindsey T, General Manager at Old Rectory House, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your feedback regarding your stay with us recently. We have started our renovations for our new Orangery Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, which will be open in Spring 2017 so look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Lindsey - General Manager.

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Booked afternoon tea with my friends for a pre Christmas catch up. The room and the tables were beautifully decorated. Plenty of tea on offer and the sandwiches and cakes were lovely and fresh. The staff were lovely and looked after us really well. Very reasonable too!

Thank Hayley W

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THE HOUSE Discover our hidden gem and enjoy a truly memorable stay or event experience! The Old Rectory House Hotel is a privately owned quintessential English country house hotel in Redditch. Tucked away in the Heart of England, The Old Rectory House offers a relaxing & comfortable venue for work & play. Our quintessential Elizabethan & Georgian House radiates charm & peace, providing the perfect setting for all family occasions including weddings, christenings, birthday parties and funeral receptions and ideal for conferences, business meetings, seminars, training sessions and team building events. THE GROUNDS Our house sits in the heart of three acres of wooded gardens, with hundreds of plants and trees. Many of our larger trees including the stunning English Oaks, the Portuguese Laurels and the Weeping Ash were planted over 200 years ago. With our very own croquet lawn at the front of the house, its landscape is a perfect setting for picnicking, partying, pampering and pondering, and although it can feel blissfully set apart from the bustle of everyday life, it's within remarkably easy reach of many of the Warwickshire & Worcestershire's most exciting highlights. The team at The Old Rectory House know the estate and area like the back of their hands, so whether you need a recommendation for a picnic spot, directions for a nature walk, or a map for an all-day ramble (marked with the best local pub stops, naturally), just pop into the House for a chat. THE LOCATION The Old Rectory House Hotel is situated within a short drive of many major English tourist attractions including Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, The NEC, Resort World, NIA, The Cotswolds and Birmingham Bull Ring Shopping Centre. It is also a short walk from the Arrow Valley Country Park, a beautiful lake and country park where you can take an easy stroll, have a serious jog around the lake or arrange to go fishing and sailing. Birmingham International Airport, Resort World, NEC & Gentings Arena can be accessed by car within 20 minutes using the M42 motorway network which is 5 minute drive from the hotel. Bicester Shopping Village is only 55 minutes from the Old Rectory Hotel London is only 1 hour 30 minutes by train which makes our hotel a perfect retreat for holiday international tourists. THE HISTORY The Old Rectory House Hotel is probably the best kept secret in the Worcestershire county, it has stood on this site for several hundreds of years and has a wealth of historical connections. The house lies between the original Roman built Icknield Street, which runs along the far boundary, and the monastic carp lakes at the rear of the property. The Doomsday Book lists a building on this site in 1086, during which time Lady Godiva's son was Lord of the Manor. The Great Grandson of Sir Christopher Wren lived in the house for over forty years and made a number of alterations in that time. He completely modernised the original Elizabethan house in 1812 by adding a Georgian facade to the front elevation of the building. ... more   less 

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Address: The Old Rectory Ipsley Lane | Ipsley, Redditch B98 0AP, England (Formerly The Old Rectory Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Worcestershire > Redditch
Price Range: $120 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Rectory House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Old Rectory Hotel
Old Rectory Redditch
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Redditch
#3 Family Hotel in Redditch
#5 Business Hotel in Redditch
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“We stayed in room 10 and it was fab”
 of 5 bubbles paulems, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Guests staying get a 25% discount at a nearby pub with great food.”
 of 5 bubbles allanandjean, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Expensive for very average room.”
 of 5 bubbles thecornergallery, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Room 4 unless they replaced the mattress since July 2016”
 of 5 bubbles glynnor2015, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 - a lovely room with dressing room and ensuite amongst the old oak beams.”
 of 5 bubbles fi0nav, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
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