A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to spend a night at the newly reopened luxury Kings Head Hotel, proudly situated in the beautiful market town of Cirencester and snuggled in the heart of the Cotswold's, this beautifully restored and elegant hotel offers sanctuary from the daily bustle and a space to escape and clear your mind, replenishing both body and soul.
On arrival we were shown through the elegant reception and up to our suite 101 on the first floor. I love staying in hotels and never tire of the excitement of stepping into a beautifully designed room and the Kings Head certainly didn't disappoint, with each of the 45 rooms being uniquely created by Calico Interiors. Not only was the room spacious and light with the perfect addition of gin & tonic to welcome us, but the attention to detail surpassed my expectations. From the four poster bed, large circular mirrors, wardrobe area, grey subway tiled bathroom, stand alone bathtub and industrial wooden side table, the room was a beautiful mix of old meets new and the bed was dreamy to sink into.
After getting changed into fluffy white robes and slippers we headed downstairs to the Subterranean Spa to indulge in a Lubatti Pure Luxury Indulgence treatment which includes 80 minutes of pure relaxation focusing on the key areas of the body. The Pure Luxury Indulgence started with an eye and lip treatment, including Lubatti’s signature cleansing and toning facial routine, which uses only the finest ingredients. The décolleté and hands are exfoliated with Lubatti’s Caramel Body Polish followed by a stress relieving back massage, I didn't realise how much tension I carry in my shoulders but afterwards I felt completely replenished and my skin was glowing, and after a short time in the relaxation room it was time to get ready for dinner and cocktails.
The bar and restaurant were equally well designed with flagstone floors, dark interior walls punctuated with copper and gallery walls. There was a huge log fire ready to be lit on colder months and the menu introduced us to a new style of Robatayaki dining, which uses the Japanese technique of grilling food over hot coals to seal in the flavour. Each dish is presented as a small bite so you can order a few plates from each section of the menu allowing you to get a full range of the flavours on offer. The dishes were beautifully presented, delicious and the colours were leapt off the plate.
We rounded of dinner with a few mystery cocktails created by the barman, this orange creation had Iron Brew as its secret ingredient and was super tasty, oh and this flaming Mojito was fab! I love the atmosphere at night, a mix of hotel guests and locals all coming together to enjoy a drink in the beautifully designed bar which stay open until midnight.
After the most restful sleep with no small person to wake us at the crack of dawn, we took our time getting dressed using the Nespresso machine to give us our caffeine kick before heading down for breakfast. There was a huge selection of continental meats, cheeses and cereals as well as a cooked menu, I wolfed down the Eggs Florentine and Paul was pleased with the Gluten free option and the service was impeccable.
After a tour around the rest of the tardis like hotel, which houses a huge selection of rooms available for hire from private dining in the wine cellar, beautiful ballroom hall for weddings and the underground vaulted room – fab for private parties – I returned to the room to pack and take a sneak peek at the bridal suite with free standing copper bath *swoon* and take a mental note of the afternoon tea's – my excuse to return soon!
The Kings Head has been lovingly restored and is the perfect getaway from life and enjoy luxury design in the Cotswold's, and I would recommend anyone to book a night as a treat. Room prices range from £120 to £450 for an evening although prices change depending on season and the hotel often runs supper clubs and events for those not wanting to stay but experience a touch of luxury.
*We received a complimentary stay, treatment and meals as part of this review. All words and opinions are 100% my own.