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The Castle at Taunton
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“The Castle”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

The building is beautiful, the approach is stunning. The reception area and lounge bar are reminiscent of a colonial-era country estate.
I was staying at the hotel whilst in the area on business and needed somewhere central with secure parking; The Castle is right in the heart of the town and although the parking was reduced due to some building work there seemed to be plenty.
I had ordered a double room but was given a single, being under five foot five in height and British I opted not to complain! The room was basic and seemed small only when I needed to work from it the following evening.
The staff were very friendly and were extremely helpful when I asked them some questions relating to the locale.
My room was at the front of the building, given the character of the building the windows were not double glazed and I too was awoken in the early hours by wagons unloading outside. With a pub outside there was the possibility of some nuisance noise in the evening, I stayed Sunday and Monday night and all was quiet after midnight. If you tend to sleep before then I suggest you request a room away from this side of the building.
The breakfast menu was confusing; I had pre-paid for bed and breakfast and yet I was confronted with a price list. I didn't eat at the hotel for any other meals, having seen the price for the breakfast options I thought I'd better not!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Stayed five nights at this great hotel. The service was excellent from check- in till departure. Staff went out of their way to assist with any request. The location is central for shopping and there are lots of restaurants within walking distance. The hotel restaurants are worth a try. Rooms are a good size, comfortable and clean.Would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Having palmed the kids off at the Grandmothers, we traveled to the Castle hotel, through Tauntons mass of duel carriageways, to find, seclude away from a rather dreary town centre, a quite beautiful looking building, set amongst a green & leafy garden surrounded by the old walls of the castle. The approach is stunning, setting the scene for a memorable stay. On entering the hotel we were instantly made welcome, first impressions being so important. We were delighted to be informed, that they had upgraded us to the Brendon suite, feeling now like royalty, we made our way to the suite, on entering, finding ourselves in a huge room, that instantly made us laugh at its splendour, offering a bed big enough for an orgy ! A dressing area, wonderful bathroom, complete with phone, & views over the garden. coming from a terraced Victorian house in Bristol we began to feel like we were batting way above our average, this feeling quickly subsided, as we immersed ourselves in luxury of a sorts. We dinned in the castle bow bar & grill & at Brazz, both giving us the same levels of pleasure as the hotel experience, we've reviewed the latter in separate postings.
All members of staff, made our stay a truly memorable event, praise to the team.
La Dolce Vita !

Room Tip: Spend a little more to experience the suites on offer.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Midlands
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is a bit of an unusual experience - what should be a country house hotel located in the middle of a very pleasant market town.

Te service is great, the rooms are generally good (stayed here half a dozen times), staff are unreservedly friendly and helpful, and the restaurant is just fine.

I would recommend rooms which over look the garden - whilst this can be a bit noisy on occasion, but the view early on a summer morning is lovely.

This is not a luxurious hotel, but is a slightly old fashioned English family run establishment - a bit quirky perhaps, but good.

Very convenient for Taunton.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Staff here were very friendly and made you feel that extra bit special. Rooms are clean but not as luxurious as expected. Food here is not cheap but very very good. Probably the nicest hotel in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

I came here with my girlfriend to attend a property auction on the 21st of May 2013, it is easy to find when you have sat nav, just type it in, what a pleasant surprise you get when you arrive, it has a stunning fascade, so beautiful, the staff at reception are friendly, along with everyone else there, it is beautifully appointed inside, you know you are arriving at a very place when you see the cars in the car park belonging to the discerning clientele, AMG SLR, Jaguar convertible plus 25% of the cars were Audi's plus an X5 BMW. the coffee area is relaxing and the service is first class. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We were very pleased with every member of staff we encountered during the 8months up to and including our wedding. They could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. During our wedding day all those staff allocated to helping us enjoy our experience were helpful but unobtrusive thus helping us enjoy it to the full.
The events team went " the extra mile" and they should be proud of their efforts. Many of our friends and family stayed over and all of them commented on the wonderful location, excellent food and the whole Taunton Castle Hotel experience.
Well done! I've been told we will be back for our anniversary.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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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 Luxury Hotel in Taunton
#3 Business 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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