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“Our wedding breakfast at the Castle Hotel (the Garden Room)”

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The Castle at Taunton
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our wedding breakfast at the Castle Hotel (the Garden Room)”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

First class dining in a fabulous setting. What an amazing day and wonderful location. A very big thank you to Frances, the events manager, who, from the first time we contacted the hotel right up to the Big Day, was always available to advise and make suggestions and made sure everything was organised and set up as we asked. Nothing was too much trouble. She made sure the tables were decorated for us, so we didn't have to worry about anything. She set up the projector for the slide show for us. She took time, in the weeks before, to go through the wine list, the menu, seating plan, ensured free parking for our guests, etc. The garden was set up beautifully for the welcome drinks and photos... garden umbrellas, pretty bunting... The service for the lunch was impeccable - can't fault it. It was seamless, from one course to the next, the glasses being topped up without guests having to ask. And the food? Well it was just fantastic. A proper banquet for all our guests. We really did choose well going to the Castle Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

My wife and I just popped in on a busy Friday lunchtime for a sandwich and pint in the little bar accessed from the adjacent alleyway (didn't initially realise that it was small part of a very classy hotel) The fair was very good - freshly prepared and well presented. The barman was very professional and thanked me when I complimented him on the wonderful Cornish beer he was serving. All very good value for money and will go again when next in this lovely little town!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

You can see from the photos attached to this review that The Castle hotel is a hotel with some very nice rooms. The only problem with it is that I've heard one too many stories regarding the haunted status of the hotel and some experiences of my collegues in previous stays would stand to confirm the stories. Specifically my boss has talked non-stop about specific encounters with ghosts and though I am not typically a believer in such tales, when the lights go out your mind starts to wander. Needless to say, though the hotel was otherwsie fantastic - I "slept" all night with the lights on an otherwise probably only managed to squeek out about an hour of true sleep.

Waking up the next morning and feeling like a complete wimp of a human being I did note that the room was actually incredibly large, the bathroom was likewise very spacious and in my case the room was not in any way shape or form a hotspot for paranormal activity. The staff were friendly and without the background haunting stories I'm sure I would have enjoyed the room very much.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Our room was nothing short of glorious, airy, light, and with views across the gardens.
The hotel is positioned in the town centre with ample parking which made everything so straightforward when we arrived. Service within the hotel was okay. but did not match the level such a wonderful building warranted, but it was a very very hot day so can be excused.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We just wanted to share with you how accommodating and helpful the staff here are, both the wedding planners were brilliant nothing was to much. The hotel is set in lovely grounds in particular the gardens which made a great backdrop on a sunny day. Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Beautiful hotel set in middle of Taunton. We had a brilliant room 8 .Breakfast was a little disappointing but maybe we were a little jaded after previous nights festivites .Good town to visit ..Will return next year as part of my family live in the town..... Recommend ciao amore for evening meal.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions in recent years and have always been impressed with the staff's attentiveness and on more than one occasion upgraded to a very comfortable suite.
However, on our last visit in June, it appeared management has changed. Staff were less friendly, and the Braz service was very disappointing. There appeared to be only 3 or 4 servers for a full restaurant and no supervisor. It took 50 minutes to receive the starter. Lunch the following day was much more pleasant mainly because one of the servers recognized us from the previous evening and knew we were not happy. Don't understand why the dining room has such limited hours.
From our experience at other hotels in rural England we felt it was overpriced for the services provided.
Will think twice about staying there again but may be difficult to find an alternative hotel of the same style within a reasonable distance of the town.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Castle at Taunton

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 Business Hotel in Taunton
#3 Luxury Hotel in Taunton
#3 Family 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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