I booked this as a last minute trip and managed to get a Deluxe Double from 29th to 31st August 2009. I looked at booking.com and they quoted a rate of £160 for two nights, a saving of over £40 on the actual Hotels rates. I called the Hotel direct and they honoured the internet price without question. From the receptionist to the room, to the food in the restaurant - nothing could be faulted. Bright, breezy and courteous welcome, excellent room and facilities, restaurant was not brightly lit , one could say it was romantic, and the eyesight quickly adjusted. The waitresses were brilliant in their endeavours to ensure food was served quickly and customers kept happy. This has been the quietest hotel we have ever stayed in and we have been in quite a lot both here and in Europe. Quite remarkable considering that it was fully booked over the weekend. It was a great central position for visiting some of Somerset's most notable tourist spots like Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Lyme Regis, West Bay, Glastonbury, Fleet Air Arm Museum. In fact the only problem we had was with the weather, which was great on Saturday but really mucky for the next two days. The Hotel Bar and restaurant is not open all day and all night, but you have to remember that this is in the country, not some highly populated urban city centre. We took a nice leisurely stroll through the village into Martock and had excellent home made burger and chips at the Rose and Crown and a lovely chat with Colin, the host. There are two further pubs and a little cafe, but most lunchtime menus stop at 2 or 3p.m. so bear this in mind when you are planning your arrival. I asked the Hotel for a brochure but was told that the design was not agreed yet but was provided a card with all the Hotel's details and their website is very good and kept updated. I thought this was very honest, after all, I could have got the usual "they are at the printers" story. I would highly recommend the Fleet Air Arm Museum, especially their new aircraft carrier exhbit. Kids will love it, as would Dad's of course. However, if, like my husband and I, you are a mature traveller, I was very disappointed with Wookey Hole. I took my children their 10 years ago and remembered it being fascinating. What we met was a glorified children's play and at £15 per adult, I felt it was a total waste of time and money. I will definitely recommend this hotel to friends, family and work colleagues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Michelin Recommended HotelGarden Rooms, Suites, CottagesServiced ApartmentsFurnished TerracesSilent Night Sleep Master BedsTea Coffee Mini Bars in all Rooms42" or 50" Plasma TV's in all roomsFree Sky Sports in all roomsFree Internet through hotelFree off road ParkingRoom ServiceBook Direct with the Hotel for Free Up-GradeQuote Information Visit Somerset at time of booking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hollies Hotel Yeovil
- The Hollies Hotel Martock, Somerset