Stayed here for two nights earlier this week with my wife, primarily because we were due to attend our nephew's wedding in Priston, we felt that it was too long a haul from East Anglia to there in a day, and this was the closest Best Western hotel to the venue. The hotel is located in a quaint little village just off the A36, and easy to find. First indications are that it is quietly situated, until you hear the first train rush by a couple of hundred metres away. However, after the novelt wears off, the sound of the trains in quite soothing, and you cease to notice them. we were particularly impressed that 'it is what it says on the box' in that the rooms and views are as described, and the car park is substantial enough to accommodate everyone. The hotel itself has seen better daysa on the outside, but this is more than compensated for inside, where the decor is tasteful, and the staff cannot do enough for one. On the question of staff, I always telephone beforehand with accommodation requests - in this instance, we got exactly what we asked for - a spacious room, quiet, and with good views. Anyone booking is recommended to request either 61 or 55 - these are very generously proportioned with commanding views - no the lift does not reach the third floor where these rooms are situated but, being in the rafters, they are truly quiet (apart from the trains!). The food and service were terrific, with a substantial buffet-style breakfast and, in our case, alfresco dining in the evening on the patio overlooking the valley. And, you can leave your car at the hotel and walk down to the river Avon, or drive the 3/4 mile to the Somerset Coal Canal, where there are delightful walks, and canoe rental at £10 per boat for the first hour. Our only cautionary note, which we found amusing rather than annoying - we returned to the hotel from the wedding at 10:30 pm, to find ourselves locked out - we had to sneak in through a side door - all added to the fun of a wonderful day. All in all, a relaxing, quiet break, and reasonably priced; we would certainly stayy here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Bath
- Bath Best Western