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“Wonderful and welcoming”
Review of The Old Croque

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The Old Croque
Ranked #8 of 30 Malvern B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Ruth made us feel extremely welcome. Great attention to detail. Wonderful reception after a gruelling journey. Breakfast was always a feast including delicious fruits and a wonderful collection of grains and jams. Stunning relaxing lounge area with a breathtaking view. The beds were extremely comfortable. We had such fun, thanks Ruth and Ian. Kind regards chichi parish

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Chichi P
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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Well Chichi what a lovely review, it was so nice looking after you and your 2 sisters from Switzerland, how talented you all are, you made it such a fun house for the weekend, thank you, so glad you had a lovely time. Hope to see you all again one day.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Can't stop coming back to the Old Croque. We are so well looked after. We took friends with us this time and they were really enamoured with the accommodation and the warm and friendly welcome they had. We will all be coming back again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very good. The ones at the back have the best views.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Well Ive lost count how many times you have stayed, thank you for introducing your friends this time, it was such fun, I must be doing something right all these lovely guests keep coming back, you have all become our friends not guests, thank you.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We had never visited Malvern before and it was raining when we arrived after a long drive so we were feeling quite tired. We had such a warm greeting by Ruth, who welcomed us with a cream tea, that our spirits rose considerably. The building is unique and our room was especially spacious, light, well appointed and extremely comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and no little request was too much trouble. The large sitting room which was available for our use, had magnificent views across the valley. We would highly recommend this gem of a B & B.

Room Tip: We don't believe there is a bad room in this building
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Thank you so much for your lovely words, you had such a long journey it was the only way to greet you, it was so nice to meet you again and so glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again one day, it was a pleasure.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We hadn't previously visited Malvern and upon arrival at the The Old Croque, were made to feel so very welcome and at home. The owner, Ruth had prepared a wonderful cream tea with fresh strawberries for us, which was superb.

Their were 6 of us, friends meeting up for our annual get together and Ruth was so very kind and helpful during our stay, nothing was too much trouble and made our get together so enjoyable.

The rooms were very clean, spacious, had an excellent tea tray and we had stunning views from our room and the lounge.

The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful and a treat to look forward to each morning!

We certainly recommend staying at The Old Croque and will do so again, as it is a real gem of
a B&B, as are the Malvern Hills and area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Well lovely review, doesnt get much better, thank you. The 6 of you for all those days was an absolute please, we felt part of the party, not work at all!! Hope to see you again one day to spoil you. Even the weather was amazing so you saw Malvern in the best possible light.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Once a year we meet up with friends at various places around the UK.This year we went to Malvern and stayed at the Old Croque B&B in Malvern Wells.The rating on Trip Advisor was excellent and it didn't disappoint.The breakfasts were a particular highlight,our bedroom was spacious and the ensuite was vast.Our hosts made us feel at home right from the start with a cream tea on arrrival and a very welcoming greeting.Nothing appeared to be too much trouble with Ruth the lady of the house recommending and booking restaurants for us.The house and gardens are outstanding with stunning views over the beautiful countryside from the lounge and our bedroom.The Old Croque offers a wonderful stay,I can't wait until we return there.

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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Glad you liked it, the views are something else as you say, if only I could bottle them, absolutely amazing, but such a time waster!!!! My breakfasts are always a hit, using all local produce and the freshest of ingredients and of course the homemade bread, makes all the difference, thank you for your 4 night stay with us you were fabulous to!

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was a return trip for us, we stayed at The Old Croque in 2011 and loved it so much we came back again and brought friends with us this time.

This is a really interesting building and the bedrooms are spacious and light. As guests we had exclusive use of a very comfortable sitting room with a view to die for - we found ourselves sitting transfixed as we gazed over beautiful countryside to the hills beyond. The breakfast is of course first class and so fulfilling we didn't need to eat until dinnertime!

Ruth and Ian made us very welcome and the feel is more like staying with dear friends. Thanks again Ruth for making our stay really special.

Clive and Jen Chatwin

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Glad you had such a great time, especially on Clives recommendation, it was a lovely 4 nights, thank you.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have stayed in 5 star hotels that don't reach the standard of this Bed and Breakfast. Beautiful rooms,, fantastic views from the lounge, excellent breakfast, spotlessly clean and a very warm welcome. Little touches provided by the the owner Ruth elevate this from great to excellent. We are going back next year.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rachel D
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TheOldCroque, Owner at The Old Croque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

You were 5 star guests as well!!!! Thats why we have accepted your booking for next year, thank you.

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Additional Information about The Old Croque

Address: 221 Wells Road | Malvern wells, Malvern WR14 4HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Worcestershire > Malvern Hills > Malvern
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Malvern
Price Range: £74 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Victorian Villa with magnificent views overlooking the Severn Valley. Within walking distance of the Three Counties Showground, Abbey College and a short drive away from the theatre, Qinetic, Malvern College, railway station and Malvern town centre. You are welcomed in one of our two guest sitting rooms with a nice cup of tea and homemade piece of cake, in winter the open fire will be blazing making your stay cozy and comfortable. All rooms have a welcome tray, hairdryer and toiletries. Our breakfast room has separate tables making it more intimate and personal. Walkers and Cyclists are very welcome, we have plenty of space to store bikes safely and drying rooms for clothes and boots. You can access the hills directly from here. There is a restaurant within walking distance and a pub within walking distance. ... more   less 

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