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The Castle at Taunton
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Great relaxing break”
Reviewed 13 November 2011

We stayed for 2 days using the Groupon voucher , what a lovely hotel and great value for money .
The rooms are individual, a good size and well equiped, very clean and comfortable, warranting a 5*, the only thing that stopped this being a excellent was the breakfast on the second day, the various items kept running out and not replaced together. The staff are really helpfull and not too over the top ,The Brazz Resaurant staff were excellent as was the menu choice and food itself , which my husband said was "the best fish he had ever had" -priase indeed for anyone who knows him.I've marked service down slightly only because of the delays over breakfast -the kitchen needs to get this together better, It was also a shame too that they charge £10 for the use of the snooker table which we felt was steep , no wonder no one uses it!
We will definately come back next year as we had a lovely relaxing few days

Room Tip: a few garden rooms are available which would have a better room but we wern't in the rooms long...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Kimbolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Just like its reputation,top notch !
The best of British - top room - top staff - top food and best of all, value for money!
The Brazz has a great feel about it and the staff are most attentive. The food beautifully cooked and presented. The wine good value for money even with deals on bin ends !
The dog liked it too!

Room Tip: Try room 8
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

A very relaxing and enjoyable one-week stay. Our room was tastefully decorated and very clean and comfortable. It was serviced twice a day with a turn'down service in the evening. Wonderful food at breakfast, in the bar, room service, and in Brazz the restaurant. Staff were very attentive, friendly and efficient. It is very conveniently placed, quietly, right in the centre of Taunton, close to shops and newly opened museum. I felt that I was staying in a 'special' place. Will certainly stay here again, and again, and again. Very reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Room 61 was excellently located on back overlooking The Green, on second floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Wales
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

This is a great hotel, we have stayed here twice over the last year en route to Devon and Cornwall. The building itself is stunning, I particularly like the entrance lobby and the breakfast room, both of which retain the charm and character of the old building. The bar area and the Brazz restaurant have a more contemporary feel, the old and new sit well together. Our bedrooms/bathrooms were very clean and comfortable, we slept very well. The furnishings were all very clean and well presented. The pieces were quite eclectic but had been put together with considerable thought and style, that was inkeeping with the age and ambience of the hotel. The Brazz restaurant food we had was suberb and the service very good. The Hotel seems to source many ingredients locally and it was nice to see this acknowledged on the dinner and breakfast menu. The breakfast offered everything you could need and more, and the food was regularly replenished . The hotel staff were all very friendly and made us feel very welcome. A really comfortable and relaxing hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2011

This hotel is great for a lovely quiet weekend full of indulgence. Every decor is perfect, the rooms are fab and very clean.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

I spent the night this week in a room with a single bed for £69.

The Hotel itself does have lots of character and I found the staff to be very helpful indeed so no problems there.

The room I was allocated was very small and narrow.

The furniture was fairly cheap and non of it matched giving a feeling that this room was a bit of an afterthought.

There was a radiator by the window which didn't work.

Given the age of the building, the window is unsurprisingly not double glazed which meant that I was woken up very early by a lorry beeping away as it reversed up the road to make a delivery.

The bathroom was clean apart from the tiles in the bath/shower which really need a good going over.

The bed was okayish but not particularly comfortable and again, the bedclothes were a bit of a mismatch, including a strange blue and white quilt that did not match the decor of the rest of the room.

For me though the shock of the stay was when I discovered that the rate did not include breakfast.

Breakfast weighs in at a whopping £15.50 which would have made my stay a grand total of £84.50.

I decided to pass.

I've stayed in much better rooms than this for less money so my conclusion was that I was paying for the character and history of the hotel which unfortunately did not extend as far as my room.

Pity.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2011

This has to be one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at in a long time. I was welcomed by the porter who took my bags to my room and from that momet on the whole stay of 1night, 2 days was a great experience.
That dinner the owner came around the tables to ask if everything was ok with our meal and stay and was genually interested in feedback..
If you eat in the restarent, make sure you leave room for the desert as my sue-flay was one of the best I've ever eatern, and I have eaten lots!
The hotel room was light airy and clean, the only draw back was no mini bar.
My room had a great view and had great sound proofing as you couldn't hear the road outside at all.
The hotel doesnt have a pool/gym although they have an agreement with a local health club to use the facities. It a bit of a walk and did bother this time
This is one hotel I hope to stay in again.
Location is great and If you are looking for a hotel with charm this is it!!!
Enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Castle at Taunton
Address: Castle Green, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Taunton
#3 Business Hotel in Taunton
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taunton
#8 Romantic Hotel in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Castle at Taunton 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castle at Taunton, your hotel in the heart of Somerset. Whether you are exploring the finest landscapes of England's West Country, seeking a wedding or conference venue or looking for fun and exciting holiday activities for the entire family - The Castle Hotel offers unrivaled accommodation with plenty of warm, friendly hospitality to make your West Country business or pleasure visit memorable. ... more   less 
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