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The Castle at Taunton
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the wisteria room for 23 people for dad's 70th birthday. great food and wine with exemplary service and all very helpfully organised by amanda and aimee.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

If in Taunton and in need of a decent pint delivered by an excellent staff then look no further.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

My fiancé and I had a lovely evening here. Everything was fine, but that was the problem it was just fine. Don't know what we were expecting but both had expected a little more than we got.

Nothing to complain about in particular, very pleasant staff and room was fine too.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in was well equipt but a little small.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

The first room we were shown smelt fusty and for the first time ever, I asked for another. The next was better but overlooked the High Street and lacked central heating- there was an electric panel heater! The food was good, but the same menu for 3 nights.

Room Tip: Ask for one that doesn't have incredibly creaking floor boards
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank birthdaygirl28
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

After a lot of searching I eventually settled for The Penthouse at The Castle Hotel to celebrate a very special birthday. This is an ideal place for a smallish dinner party where guests can enjoy the lovely views surrounding the Penthouse. From the outset I had nothing but the utmost co-operation from everyone at this Hotel - the PR department, Chef, and all the hotel staff.including those behind the scenes including the General Manager. Our room was at the front of the hotel which was very spacious with two lovely large windows and a wonderfully comfortable bed. At the moment a new Plaza is being built at the front of the hotel which is a bit of an eyesore but will be worth it in the end. Breakfast next morning was in the lovely old restaurant on the ground floor. I can definitely say I would use the Castle Hotel again. ..

Room Tip: corner rooms are very bright.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank marion l
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The Castle Hotel in Taunton is really a castle. Its very pretty with a several hundred year wisteria climbing over the front and a couple of cats basking in the sun in its branches.

Not all the rooms are actually in the castle, mine was in an annexe but easily accessible from the main entrance by stairs - there is a lift but check which rooms are accessible by lift. My room was very pleasant, with a good sized bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and wifi.

The entrance hall is fabulously 'castley' and has some comfortable sitting rooms/bars just off it. I had some vey good coffee in the bar at about 11pm. I didn't eat in the hotel, so can't say anything about the food. There is a little garden you can sit in and read a book if the wather is nice.

The location is amazingly central and you can wander out in to Taunton in less than a minute. There is a taxi rank just around the corner and a car park if you come by car. If you do come by car, get the hotel's advice on how to find the car park, otherwise your GPS system will have you go somewhere odd.

All the staff I met were happy to see you and helpful. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

A group of 111 of us enjoyed a private party in the penthouse room at the top of this old Taunton hotel, still in private hands which probably explains the family-run feel of the place: not super-trendy but comfortable and staffed by helpful pleasant staff.

The (upgrbded) room on the third floor had distant views of the county, only slightly marred by the building work going on outside the front of the hotel, a temporary (hopefully) re-organisation of the car-parks. The location could not be more central with immediate access to shops, restaurants and the town centre. The room was pleasantly furnished, with a sitting area, chairs and low table, and up-to-date bathroom fittings (including a bath, not a given these days). There was no noise to disturb one's sleep, at least after midnight as some external music was audible during the evening's proceedings from nearby locations.

The front of the hotel is at its best at this time of the year (spring) as the wisteria is starting to flower.

Breakfast was the usual array of items,but I felt that the cooked items (sausage, black pudding and bacon) were all rather dry (by 0930 anyway).

Room Tip: rooms facing the front of the hotel are farthest removed from the main shopping street.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taunton
#3 Family Hotel in Taunton
#3 Business Hotel in Taunton
#8 Romantic Hotel in Taunton
Price Range: £115 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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