I've started to use Trip Advisor when looking for hotels and the reviews on here are pretty much as we experienced.
Firstly the few minor niggles, we were in Old part of the hotel which has slightly thinner walls so we could hear bathroom extractor fans (and sneezing) from our neighbours. There were a number of stairs to our room, but we never sought out the lift. There was also some steep steps up to the en-suite. Although we are both fit and healthy and didn't have an issue, if you have slight mobility issues, probably worth mentioning at the time of booking. Finally, bear in mind you're in the bottom of a gorge, some mobile signals are not great. (3 seemed okay, O2 was not so great!)
The room was really nice and a four poster bed (albeit a little 'firm' for my partner) and a large bath with an electric shower over it. Everything worked inc the free wireless internet. Water was very hot, everything was very clean and well serviced.
We had taken the advice of a previous traveller and booked Dinner, bed and Breakfast and we were not disappointed. The meal was superb. It is very much more bistro than "pub grub". I had the steak and it was cooked as ordered perfectly. Service was excellent and efficient without feeling rushed. Save room for dessert !
Breakfast was equally excellent. Over the years I have concluded the more you pay for the room the poorer the breakfast. Well this is the exception to prove my rule. Nicely cooked, not swimming in oil and plenty to choose from. We were one of the last to go for breakfast and there was still plenty of choice.
Reception were very helpful too and everyone wanted to know if everything had been okay, and genuinely seemed bothered about your answer, without being pushy.
Would I go again! Yes! Would I recommend. Yes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Valley Hotel is a 3 star country house hotel, set on the banks of the River Severn in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, surrounded by stunning award winning parkland, making it very favorable to both the corporate and leisure guests. This Georgian listed building has 44 individually designed en-suite bedrooms. All have complimentary WIFI, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen televisions. The 2 AA Rosette awarded Chez Maw Restaurant is a stylish and relaxing place to dine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Telford
- Telford Best Western
- Best Western Valley Hotel Ironbridge, Shropshire