I stayed at the Moda House during a recent business trip. It is located at High Street at Chipping Sodbury, which is a rather peaceful place with necessary amenities like restaurants, bus stops and gift shops. Its exterior has the 17th century "British feel". I heard that it used to be a bank in that era. Its interior is well decorated with the owners' collections. Even the utensils (e.g. tea pot) have rather elaborate designs, making the place an "old British heritage".
Old as the place looks, it is still well maintained and is rather modernized. The wi-fi connection is reliable and fast. That was very helpful when I needed to communicate with my colleagues and family.
The Moda House is actually also the home of its owners Jo and Duncan. Hence, it was no surprise that the whole place gave a very homely feel to its guests, especially when there is great hospitality provided by Jo and Duncan.
The service is wonderful. The old lady bringing the cooked breakfast to the guests is friendly. The laundry service is very efficient. On the 7 days on which I sent my dirty clothes for washing, I got back my washed clothes on the same day.
As for the breakfast, the food is quite simple. There is a selection of cereals, fruit, fruit juices and Moda House Biscotti and honey available in buffet style. There is also a menu for cooked breakfast consisting of a few choices. Fresh toast is prepared for every guest when he/she reaches the breakfast room. The Moda House marmalade is rather special. I believe it contains some ginger shreds which gives it some spiciness.
One issue I have with the hotel is that the Superior Double room which I had stayed in seemed rather small for a "Superior Double". Another issue is that sometimes at night, the place around the hotel might be noisy due to passing vehicles and overly excited people outside. The rooms are not sound-proof, so sometimes I was woken by other guests opening or closing their room doors. However, the excellent service and hospitality more than made up for the issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A fine house that retains a homely feel; Duncan and Jo are well-travelled and have filled it with pictures and artefacts from all over the world. Bedrooms differ but all are cosy and well decorated. Breakfast is a truly local feast and will set you up for fabulous walks (Cotswold Way). There's a basement sitting room with comfy armchairs and books. You also have the bustling town to explore with its shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moda House Hotel Chipping Sodbury