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The Castle at Taunton
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Reviewed 11 December 2013

With just 5 weeks to plan our wedding before moving abroad we found the Castle hotel in Taunton.

We spoke with two events co-ordinators which organised the event very well. The main organiser was ill on the day of the wedding but Jenny came in to replace her and make sure everything was set up correctly.

She did this with a great smile on her face for us and our guests!

The day was perfect. The Penthouse served as our place for lunch, it was comfortable and the lunch was great!

We moved down to the music room where we held our reception for 30 ish guests. They set up the room correctly and it looked fantastic. We chose the buffet for dinner which was also superb and was enjoyed by all the guests.

We spent our wedding night in a lovely room above the arch which was comfortable and fit in with the hotel's beautiful traditional décor.

We had a fantastic weekend and thank all the staff at the hotel but Jenny in particular was a real star!

Ben and Sarah

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear Ben J

Thank you for the positive review. I am delighted that you had such a great day in the Castle. Best of luck for your new and exciting life abroad.

Best regards

Marc

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

It is some time since I last stayed at The Castle Hotel in Taunton, although I have known it off and on for over sixty years. The room I had was large, well furnished with a very large bed, and comfortable. The bathroom had a walk-in shower. Dinner, bed and breakfast was £145.00 and there was an additional charge of £5.00 for using the car park. The welcome and service were good especially in the “Brazza” where breakfast was served.

The breakfast was excellent, there was a large cold buffet set out on a large central table, the coffee was strong (which I like), and the cooked breakfast one of the best hotel breakfasts I have had, especially as the scrambled eggs were perfection. Why do so many hotel breakfast chefs fail to cook edible scrambled eggs?!! Congratulations Brazza!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2013

Dear London Gavroche

Thank you for the positive review. Gerry, our breakfast chef, is a legend and has been cooking great breakfasts at the Castle for 30 years. I will pass on your compliments.

Best regards

Marc

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

The hotel retains all the traditional elements of a classic English provincial hotel but also offers an modern brasserie. The lobby is a real gem with its old revolving door and oak paneling yet the bedroom was modern, airy and light. Staff were most polite and helpful and the breakfast service was superb. Right in the heart of town, yet no traffic or other urban noise that disturbed me. Certainly a gem of an hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Dear Whereissussex

Thank you for such a nice write up.

Best regards

Marc

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This hotel in town centre great size room . breakfast great, bar service excellent, car park at rear this hotel is in a great position . inside the hotel its 5 *. it looks great. lots of shops near and a river walk next door. plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.staff all great,

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Dear Trevor M

Thanks for your positive review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

Best regards

Marc

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

A most pleasant stay in a superbly furnished and decorated room set in a wonderful old castle, family owned for decades.A well presented breakfast in a modern restaurant.

Right in the centre of town but very quiet

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Dear TigerSutton

Thank you for your positive comments.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We had an overnight stay at The Castle at Taunton in Somerset on our way down to Devon for the weekend. It was a last minute booking after a quick search of the local area. We were looking for a room to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The Castle suggested a Garden Room, which were very happy to book. They offered to put in two fold out beds for the children at no extra cost and also arranged allergy-free bedding. We were hoping to be able to dine at the Castle Grill, but a late arrival meant we had to sadly cancel our booking. The reception staff were very understanding and said we could dine at Brazz or order something for our room. We ended up ordered some food for the room, and we offered both the main Brasserie menu and the children's menu in addition to the room service menu. The food that we did order was very tasty, the kids 'fish and chips' was much better than most other kids' menus with hand cut chips and a lovely piece of fresh fish and minted peas. Our 'garden room' exceeded our expectations, it was more of a suite overlooking a 12th Century Norman moat and we were also able to visit the nearby Museum of Somerset adjacent to the castle grounds which we had spotted through the window. The main bed was very large and comfortable and the bathroom was spacious and very clean, we enjoyed the fluffy robes. The Castle itself is a very old, historic building, with a very unique and British atmosphere. We bumped into Lord Douglas Hird who was giving a book talk in one of the rooms within the Castle. Breakfast in Brazz was also tasty, with locally sourced produce and a large table with additional breakfast items to chose from alongside a cooked to order breakfast. All in all, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The service on booking, from reception on arrival, by room service and at breakfast was excellent all round. The kids now keep asking us when we are going back to the Castle!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Dear Ren B

Thanks for such a positive review. It is great that you and your family had such a great time at the hotel. I look forward to meeting you the next time.

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Few parties can be more important than celebrating a mother's 90th birthday with family and close friends. The Castle went the extra mile to ensure we all had a tremendous lunch party. The banqueting manager and all of her colleagues ensured we could tailor the party to match the family's many requests from the flowers to the room arrangements. I recommend choosing the two-choice rather than a single set of courses for lunch at a small extra price, which can also accommodate vegetarian options. their willingness to allow us to bring our own choice of wines was also helpful for anyone with a cellar to use, at a not too costly "corkage". Finally, a big thank for the banqueting staff and those at front of house for not making a collapsed aging guest more of a drama than it could have been. All, thankfully, was resolved after the timely intervention of the Taunton Ambulance service and my mother, and everyone, enjoyed a super celebratory day together. I wholeheartedly recommend the venue for any function.

I have one comment to make on the hotel's stated policy of charging guests for parking in the hotel car park. This was kindly waived for me, but I don't think this is a charge which should be levied or even advertised as being due for hotel guests. For non-guests, I have some sympathy - but not for guests.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Marc M, General Manager at The Castle at Taunton, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Dear JMcK1954

Thank you for writing such a positive review about your Mother's 90th birthday lunch. The Taunton ambulance service are very efficient and are generally here in minutes whenever they are called. They took great care of your guest on Sunday and I believe that he was able to re-join the party. I hope to see you and your Mother back soon.

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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 Luxury Hotel in Taunton
#3 Business Hotel in Taunton
#3 Family Hotel in Taunton
#8 Romantic Hotel in Taunton
Price Range: £118 - £179 (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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