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The Ilchester Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ilchester
Certificate of Excellence
essex
1 review
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“very friendly atmosphere.”
Reviewed 27 June 2007

I spent a very enjoyable two days here mid week in the middle of may. The overall atmosphere and attitude of their staff was fantastic, they have a very skilled group of people running the place. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious with very good bathrooms which is always a plus point! The food is just outstanding, well worth a try. Overall the ilchester arms is definatley a place to stay while in the somerset area, its an uplifting experience.
Sara from essex.

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  • Stayed May 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 June 2007

Very very good from start to finish. I understand they recently underwent some changes. I travel a lot with work and very rarely am I spurred to right reviews. The room was well fitted and clean; the staff was polite and friendly and were always happy to do all they could with fitting in with my requirements.

From a business travellers point of view they had everything you could need and I will be sure to stay there on future trips to Yeovil.

The hotel and restaurant are fairly informal, an old Georgian town house with wood floors really gives the feel that you are somewhere special, but still maintains a very relaxed atmosphere. I must also make a special point of mentioning the food. Delicious!! The menu was fresh and inspiring and cooked with what felt like passion. You really can tell that the people here care about food, not to mention customer services.

So 10 out of 10, very happy to recommend them!

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  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 16 September 2006

Stayed here for three nights in mid-August 2006 with wife and daughter. First two nights in a family room, last night in two adjoining rooms at no extra charge.

The family room was adjacent to the road and passing traffic woke us up quite early each of the first two mornings (although, to be fair, jet-lag also probably contributed); no such issue with the last night. We also had the mother of all thunderstorms one night, causing mild dampness in the room as a result of driving rain against the door and windows. Not a big deal though, and definitely a rare occurrence.

Hotel staff were welcoming, polite and friendly - and nothing was too much trouble.

Bar and restaurant were both very pleasant and decorated to a high standard; same comment applies throughout the property. Breakfast (three days) and dinner (one night) were all excellent.

Room ventilation was a minor problem - our shower set off the fire alarm despite our heeding the signs warning us to keep the bathroom door closed while showering.

At least by British standards, the bathrooms were of a surprisingly good quality.

One area of possible improvement that only requires minimal organisation - seating at breakfast. On each of the three days we were there we entered the restaurant to find singles or couples sitting at tables designed for four or six persons, while tables for two remained unused. The three of us ended up having to crowd ourselves around a very small table.

Would we return? DEFINITELY, and probably will do so in January. A great place for travelling foreign tourists, UK long-weekenders, or businessmen alike.

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  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2006

On arriving and checking out found staff rude. Shower in bathroom leaking badly when we told them about it they said it’s been like that for a while but they did get some one to look at it but they just made it so we could not use it.

Would not recommend people to stay here.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 2 July 2004

Stayed for 4 days on business, June 2004. Rooms nice and clean, friendly bar staff, but the best thing is the food. Really good quality, really well priced.

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Reviewed 18 January 2004

"FAB", fab Faimly running the place nice quiet location nr lovely country walks, lovely guests/locals in the bar very welcoming and friendly lovely big size rooms with shower,barth,tv,room service,tea and biscuits await you. Jack and I had the doube bed which was very comfy in a double bed room and my two sons had the single beds in a different room. Good paying rates as well and parking breakfast in the morning what ever you wan't from cerials to Full English's ! A must see and nr very famous sites ! Hope you go and have a visit, it's well worth it! Just if you'r poping in at sommerset!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Property: The Ilchester Arms Hotel
Address: Church Street, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Yeovil > Ilchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ilchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ilchester Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilchester Arms is a 4* family run hotel and restaurant in the heart of Ilchester, just off the A303 & 5 miles from Yeovil. We have 10 comfortable, well furnished, en-suite bedrooms, free breakfast for hotel guests, free on site parking & free WiFi. Our restaurant is open daily for lunch (12pm-2.30pm) and dinner (7-9pm excluding Sundays) with a range of homemade dishes created from locally sourced produce. If you are just on the road & need a quick pick me up we also offer coffee & cake from 9am daily. ... more   less 
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