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Riverside House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for 2 nights over the weekend and were pleasantly surprised. The room we had was lovely and clean, fresh big fluffy white towels and nice bedding. We had a twin room with two 3ft beds pushed together which was really nice....home from home lots of space :) Nice bathroom and toiletries. Breakfast was self service but fresh and nice with good coffee. Very reasonably priced and will stay here again when we are in the area.

Stayed here with a friend for the weekend and pleased with what we got for the money. We had 2 single rooms and they were spacious and clean. Breakfast was fine and the woman in charge at breakfast was very friendly and helpful - useful when you take into account that the place is unmanned for the rest of the weekend. Security is good and again staff on duty also very pleasant. Think saying it is 10 minutes to town is pushing it a bit. We walk quite quickly and it was still 15 minutes to the centre but it is an easy walk (providing the weather is kind). In summary a good place for a short stay but fon't expect all the frills

Really pleased with our stay at Riverside House. The rooms were clean, comfortable and functional and it was great for us as a group of friends to use as the base for a reunion weekend. Just 10 minutes walk and we were in the centre of Cirencester. Staff on the security gate were friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was good quality. Would thoroughly recommend for this type of trip.

Third time here always great very friendly is on the Mitsubishi head office site surrounding area is great on the Cotswolds food is great rooms are comfortable and have all been refurbished always a great stay

Stayed one Friday night in February. Did not arrive until after 9pm, so was given keys and direction by Security staff at control barrier. Room was good value for the money - recently refurbished and very comfortable. Lots of free parking. As stated previously, no reception on staff on duty at night. bu I had no problems. Went for breakfast (included) when it opened at 8-30am on Saturday. I was first in and chef was just putting out breakfast buffet. I was impressed by the standard, as scrambled eggs were actually soft and mushrooms actually tasted of something! Overall a very good stay, and will certainly use again if in Cirencester.

Whilst the hotel had clearly been refurbished recently, the service was distinctly lacking. On arrival we were forced to wait 30 minutes for the Receptionist to be called from another building to check in; One of my friends Shower did not work and with no one on site on phoning the hotel phone number this routed to the on site security who were less than helpful; Furthermore none of our rooms were cleaned after the first day; As for the breakfast this was of very poor quality and large parts were cold. I would not recommend this place.

As mentioned by other reviewers the Riverside is a Mitsubishi training & conference centre with access for stays by the general public. Don't be put off by this description as it provide a good base for exploring Cirencester. Sat-Nav. will get you to within 50 yards of the entry to the estate, proceed to the end of Watermoor Road and immediately on passing through the barrier turn hard left and park. You have arrived. Enter the hotel and you will be meet by Mary or Jacquie in reception providing a friendly welcome. The rooms were refurbished within the last year and are very modern and well fitted out, comfortable bed & plenty of hot water. Full marks here but be aware that heating is by concealed ceiling electric heating panels which can take upto 3 hours to warm the room from stone cold. Dining whether for breakfast, ( self service buffet ) lunch, afternoon tea or evening meals provides a good selection all well cooked. again full marks all overseen by a very pleasant Irish lady to whom an apology is owing for forgetting her name. The dining area has only just been refurbished with the downside that its "clinical" in appearance. Like the rooms decoration is all grey in colour, some splashes of vivid colours needed ! From the hotel its a straight walk to the Abbey / town centre which takes some 20 minutes ( have to disagree with other reviewers in stating 10 minutes - not so they must be running !) In conclusion the Riverside is an excellent place to stay for a couple of nights offering very good value, its immediate surroundings may not be the best but do try to ignore that.

Stayed here on business and I would describe it as a business hotel on the lines of travel lodge & Premier Inn. Staff very friendly, hotel modern & clean & very good value. Secure parking and 15 min walk into town centre

Brilliant stay, reception staff professional and helpful, fab full English breakfast, clean comfortable bed, nice spacious rooms. Only 10mins walk into town Center with lots of places to eat and drink, out in the countryside so great for walks. Had a great stay with my family would definatly stay there again.

One night stay in double room. I read reviews before so was not expecting a quaint or characterful hotel. This business style hotel is part of Mitsubishi training centre and has a loading bay for lorries at back - BUT is only about a 15 minute walk from the town centre - so great if you don't mind this - lots of free secure parking (a bonus). The staff were all great - helpful, friendly and welcoming and the rooms very clean. Good breakfast. Only minor grumble was the shower in room 107 which was either very hot or temperamental but sure if I had told them they would have fixed it quickly. Good price; excellent staff.

Watermoor Cirencester England

Hotel highlights

  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Riverside House places you within a mile (2 km) of Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre and Cirencester Church. This 24-room, 4-star inn welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on a river and also close to Corinium Museum and Cirencester Golf Club.


Start your day off right with a free English breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. This inn is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 24 rooms feature coffee makers. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers.

Property features

Riverside House offers free WiFi in public areas and a business center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

38% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 22 reviews