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“Lovely Sunday stay!”
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Castle House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Had a fabby suite, the Nell Gwynne. The room was lovely with three huge windows overlooking the street down to Hereford Cathedral. Fresh flowers, fruit, sherry decanter, magazines etc all added to our sense of being spoilt! The evening meal was lovely and service was good. The breakfast also lived up to our expectations. Overall an excellent stay, great value for money, we will return!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is an excellent regional town centre hotel that manages to combine a bit of flair with regard to its interior decoration with efficient and friendly service. It's situated close to the river Wye and backs on to a moat. It has a nice garden and terrace that overlooks the moat and is perfect for sitting out for a coffee or a glass of wine. The building itself is light and spacious and probably Georgian - we stayed in the St Albans suite (room 4). bathroom was a bit small but had everything one would need. Excellent food both at breakfast and in the restaurant in the evening - fillet steak was superb. We paid an all in price that included an evening meal and it was very good value for money. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just got back from a truly wonderful weekend away in Hereford/Ludlow. Hotel had been recommended by a family member and it didn't disappoint. Lovely appointed rooms, wonderful food/wine and great service by all the staff. We stayed in Number 25 (the townhouse) and although the rooms were small doubles, the finishing touches were fantastic. Our party of 4 dined in the hotel on the Friday night and had a really lovely meal. The hotel is situated in the perfect location for accessing the cathedral and gardens. We really couldn't fault our stay and will be back again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I do love this hotel! The staff are super, the food amazing (thanks to Claire, the chef) and the bedrooms a home away from home. I had a wonderful room (17) and slept like a 'log'. The bathroom was sublime and the toiletries just had to be taken home! Breakfast was lovely.

The only reasons for my 'very good', not 'excellent' is the lack of cut fruit (such as grapefruit) at breakfast and the lack of a gym. Otherwise, for me, Castle House is perfect!

Try it!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I had lunch with 2 friends here while we were travelling through England. We were so glad that we stopped off to eat here, it was top nosh! The hotel itself is a wonderful old style building on a quiet street in Hereford. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, not stuffy or formal. The food was amazing and the service was professional. Best of all it was reasonably priced. Well with seeking out!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

I had my wedding reception here back in July 2010 and have been meaning to write a review ever since. The day was just perfect, gorgeous food, lovely gardens, lovely staff. I cannot remember the name of the lady who dealt with us prior to our wedding day to discuss our requirements but she was very
efficient. The day went perfectly without fault and was very reasonably priced. Castle House is a lovely hotel and you will not be disappointed

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We'd booked a 2-night midweek break and the cordiality, comfort and cuisine of this delightful small hotel turned a dismally cold and wet 48-hours into a really memorable visit and a very reasonably priced one, since dinner, bed and full breakfast for two in a suite was £220.
Don't be misled by the hotel's reception area which is a bit dark and old-fashioned. Once you've noticed the flowers and the warmth of the welcome, you'll start to feel pampered. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the service in both the restaurant and the hotel was excellent even though the hotel was really busy. My husband has mobility problems, so we'd booked a junior suite which had easy access with a wet-room and bath and french doors leading to a small private sitting area and the garden. Everything was immaculately clean, the appliances (iron, hair-dryer, TV etc) were all good quality and worked perfectly, the room was spacious, warm and well-lit; both bed and sitting areas were very comfortable. The extra touches were thoughtful and generous - lots of good quality toiletries, warm fluffy towels, slippers and bathrobes, hospitality basket with a choice of teas, hot chocolate, and coffee (including a sachet of ground coffee and cafetière), a bowl fresh fruit, a decanter of sherry, ice and a small fridge with fresh milk, sparkling and still water. All replenished each day....
And the restaurant lives up to the hotel ... what a delight. The dining-room and small ante-room look out to a beautiful garden which leads down to part of the old moat. Perfect on a warm day for sitting over canapés and a kir royal but it was still lovely even with dripping trees and grey skies. The food was outstanding. The menu relies on a relatively short but carefully balanced choice of dishes, using fresh, local produce and lots of imagination. Our first course of duck egg, cooked to perfection with a slightly runny centre and delicately crisped savoury crust and served with local asparagus and a tendril of pea-shoots impressed us so much that we had it again the second night - unprecedented for gluttons like us! I'd asked for my fillet of beef blue - a pious hope in most restaurants, but not here - and the duck breast was also pink and juicy. The vegetables were locally sourced and carefully chosen to complement the particular dish. The chard with the duck was unusual but worked really well. Other diners seemed equally happy with their dishes and I was sorry not to have stayed long enough to sample the fish! It was hard to find room for the puddings but we did... hard to choose between the crème brûlée with gingerbread 'soldiers' and delicate scoops of rhubarb ice-cream and the intensely flavoured lemon cream with tiny meringues and swirls of tangy fruit purée. The portions are perfect, not too big to make you regret having succumbed to the bread rolls but very far from minuscule either. The wine list is short and confidently idiosyncratic- very little French wine and some interesting and good value Argentinian and Chilean wines. The Burgundy was excellent as was a Chilean bottle which was recommended to go with the duck, but I was a bit surprised not to see, say, a decent Saint-Emilion. I approve of challenging received wisdom on wines, especially the old French hegemony, but it's a pity to throw the Bordeaux out with the bathwater. This is minor cavil though as the wine list is discerning and good and worthy of the cooking. In fact it seems churlish to grumble about anything, especially as the high quality was maintained into the breakfast menu - very traditional and simple, but if you have friendly and attentive service and beautifully cooked, good quality ingredients, what more can you ask?

We'll be back!

Room Tip: A junior suite which has access to the garden is well worth the (relatively modest) extra cost.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Castle House

Address: Castle Green House Castle Street, Hereford HR1 2NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Hereford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Hereford
Price Range: £152 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle House 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in a quiet area of the city of Hereford, Castle House is a boutique hotel owned by a local farming family. With 24 individually styled suites and bedrooms, and a terraced garden overlooking the old Hereford Castle moat, Castle House has a very special atmosphere. Eight of its rooms are just moments away in a Georgian townhouse called Number 25. The Castle House'Restaurant and Castle Bar and Bistro offer some of the best dining in Hereford and are the domain of one of England's top female chefs, Claire Nicholls. Castle House is perfect for a Hereford wedding, a leisure break in Hereford and the Wye Valley. Explore this lovely city with its magnificent cathedral home to the world-famous Mappa Mundi and Chain Library. ... more   less 
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