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“Walk out the door and right up to the Tor!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Melrose House

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Melrose House
Ranked #7 of 56 Glastonbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Walk out the door and right up to the Tor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We spend two nights at the Melrose. The back gardens are literally just off the footpath that leads up to the Glastonbury Tor. Walk fifteen minutes the other way and you are at Glastonbury Abbey, restaurants and shopping in town. Our double room was spacious and had a sofa and chairs for sitting. Breakfast was served in a front parlor. Our hosts were welcoming and offered suggestions for dining.
We also visited Wells while we stayed here. The cathedral and bishop's palace are great.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank fully jim
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

I've read other people's negative reviews and just don't understand. This beautiful Georgian house is set in lovely natural gardens with outside seating areas and a view of the Tor. At the back and left of the garden are steps leading to a stile which you can climb over and follow the fence line round til you come across the steps leading up the Tor.
Sarah, the proprietor, couldn't have been more helpful. She helped us to our room with our stuff, explained everything, replenished anything we ran out of and despite how busy she clearly was, always made time to chat to us and ask about our day. We stayed in the avalon room which was nice and had a lovely view over the vale of avalon. The en suite bathroom was gorgeous and was equipped with shampoo, hand soap, conditioner, candles and matches, and of course towels.
Breakfast was at a big dining table where we could chat with other guests in the morning rather than keeping yourself to yourself. We me some lovely other guests there. There was the usual cooked breakfast to order, fresh fruit, yoghurts and cereals. If you wanted anything else, you only have to ask.
We're going back next year and others are coming with us. We will be staying here again and if you prefer self catering, ring and ask sarah about the villa in the garden which sleeps four and has a kitchen/living area between the two rooms. It's not on the website yet but looked lovely when she showed us around it.
All in all, highly recommended. A two minute walk from chalice well and ten minute walk from the main town. Taxis cost us £4.20 when we were too tired or laden with bags.

Room Tip: If you like to sleep with the window open as I do, the avalon room is on the front so you may be bot...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank LJA38
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Arrived full of the joys of being in Glastonbury!

When we pulled up and before we had even rung the bell we noticed how dirty the dining room windows were as they were right beside the front door.

Found the lady of the house very stern faced and unwelcoming. She left us waiting outside for a few minutes before her daughter let us in.

The room looked pleasant on first glance except for dirty edges to the carpet.

The bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in and the smell of the sheets (which smelled old and musty) was so strong that it kept waking me up. I had pains in my hips and legs all night due to the hard and lumpy matress.

In the morning I stripped the sheets back, only to discover a brown water mark stain on the sheets that smelled inscidious and rank.

The bed springs appeared to have previously collapsed as the matress is resting on a wooden board ontop of the springs to stop the matress sinking.

The bathroom, despite it's appearance smelled strongly of damp and the towels smelled like they had been folded up damp for months!

We left at 7.00am without breakfast as we did not want to eat at the house.

We did get a full refund but felt upset by the whole experience.

I can still taste the smell of the sheets.

Don't pay £90 per night to stay here!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Aslan59
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Peregian Beach, Australia
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162 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I loved this place, we had a lovely twin room, with a very cool bathtub. The house has obviously been upgraded fairly recently and everyone was very nice. The garden is enormous and even provides a shortcut to the Tor. I would definitely recommend this place, with parking and a short walk to the Tor, Chalice Wells and town.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MickeyBinOz
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

I agree with all the points raised on the reviews and what was great is that the room was so clean, comfortable and cared for. Cosy duvets, white covers and wooden bed and furniture. All in fabulous condition. Tea and coffee and a kettle which was welcome in the cold weather and an amazing bathroom with bath on legs, all modern, clean and totally functional. Wifi working, the gents carried my bags up and downstairs for me and it was easy to find the location. It was close to all the things you want to see in Glastonbury and enough out of town to be quiet.
Talking of quiet... the location was quiet but if you are having a romantic weekend, or want to sing to yourself or make any noise whatsoever that is private then this would not be for you. In this house every tiny sound carried so you could hear what was going on the other side of the house in detail, and every time any door was opened in the house or any squeak. The house was quiet after 10pm so there was not an issue with sleeping although if you want to lie in it might be an issue if you like quiet.
I feel the proprietor and the family would actually have more fun and less stress running the guest house if they had some interaction. The true wealth of the guest house is in the stories, connections, friends made along the way - I did feel I lacked value from this point of view.
Sarah was very helpful with directions, accommodating requests, delivering breakfast (which was excellent I thought) and practical help.

Room Tip: Mine was at the front of the house with the bathroom that had bath with legs. I can recommend it to...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank suzydior
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Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

I had a perfect 3 nights here attending a course in Glastonbury. Sarah and her daughter made me very welcome and could not do enough to ensure my stay in Glastonbury was perfect with maps, directions, suggestions for restaurants etc.
The accommodation was very comfortable with a large, fully equipped bedroom (the umbrella in the drawer was a nice touch!). The en-suite was big with a large modern shower and a separate roll top bath.
The house is at the base of the Tor and ten minutes walk from the High Street. A stile in the back garden leads directly onto the Tor, great for brisk walks to work off the generous breakfasts!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sagandhi
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Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Melrose House undoubtedly ranks among the 'best 10' we have encountered in our many trips to the UK. The 'Burrows', the detached accommodation is fabulous!!

Room Tip: Try the 'Burrows' - U'll love it
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Henro09
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Additional Information about Melrose House

Property: Melrose House
Address: Mel Rose Coursing Batch | Coursing Batch, Glastonbury BA6 8BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Glastonbury
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Glastonbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Melrose House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melrose House BB is a georgian house situated at the foot of Glastonbury Tor (a hop over the fence and you are at Chalice Well Spring and Glastonbury Tor). A four star ETB rated property with all ensuite rooms, all of which have fantastic garden views. Its gardens surround the property and lend it to having a tranquil feel. Melrose House is suitable for groups visiting Glastonbury, individual bookings and we delight in welcoming back repeat guests. We are a ten minute walk from Glastonbury High Street, a five minute drive to Street and within ten minutes drive to the city of Wells. Millfield Prep School is within walking distance and Millfield Senior School is in Street (five minutes drive). We are lucky to have private parking to the sides of the main house on our driveway. ... more   less 
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Melrose House Glastonbury, Somerset

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