My wife & I spent 3 nights at the Limpley Stoke Hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a great time!
The hotel is located in a very quiet village off of main roads, with views over the rolling Mendip Hills. Possibly because they knew it was our anniversary (courtesy of Expedia, through whom we booked it), we had a lovely room with a 4-poster bed and great views from our windows.
The hotel has great character, apparently having originally been the site of a Spa for well- heeled people. Decoration is "heavy", but in keeping with the age and character of the building. There's a small but pleasant garden to walk in and outside seating areas for refreshments (and for fag smokers).
Our bed was queen- sized and very comfortable. We had a newish LCD TV, although there were only about 8 channels, so the choice of programmes was limited. The en-suite shower room was very clean and there was plenty of hot water- but the shower was designed for Dwarves, due to the lowish ceiling! If you're above about 5'6", you have to bend to get your head under the shower head. Nonetheless, you got a very nice shower.
Our room was very quiet, even though there was a wedding just below it one evening. We only heard a few young kids charging around the corridors and that stopped about 10 p.m. Otherwise, very peaceful.
Breakfast was served buffet style, with a fair selection of cereals and tinned fruit, and a good selection of cooked breakfast items (scrambled egg, sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans and fried bread). You cook your own toast on a conveyor belt machine and hope it has been correctly calibrated. Other items were cooked to order, such as boiled or fried eggs, kippers and porridge. These took some time to appear, but the porridge was exceptional and well worth the wait. Overall, breakfast was pretty reasonable.
We didn't eat in at night (although we noticed many did on a rather pricy menu), but we did eat at the Hop Pole Inn at the bottom of the entrance drive. Excellent food at a reasonable price- but it is rather small, so you really need to book a table.
Given this is a 3* hotel, we thought it was good value and well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Limpley Stoke Hotel is a stunning hotel near Bath which is just a ten minute drive away, the hotel occupies a delightful village setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty.Overlooking the spectacular Limpley Stoke Valley the hotel is a stunning property with extensive gardens and elegant spacious public rooms. It offers the opportunity to relax in the peaceful Georgian lounge in front of the roaring log fires during the winter months. A Unique facility in the village is the ‘Hop Pole Inn’ at the bottom of the hotel drive. Formerly a Monks retreat, this traditional 16th century coaching inn has character and charm together with a range of real ales and superb food in a relaxed atmosphere.Privately owned and managed, The Limpley Stoke Hotel combines quality accommodation, offering friendly attentive service with a warm West Country welcome. The Limpley Stoke Hotel is set in a prime location on the edge of the Georgian city of Bath, and is ideal for exploring the South West. In addition attractions such as Longleat, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, The Cotswolds and the many architectural sights of the city of Bath itself are within easy reach. ... more less
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