So we arrive at the hotel (sorry, bed & breakfast) full of optimism, to be greeted by a queue at reception.
Once, in our room, we discover that someone has been smoking in the bathroom. We then move to a room downstairs. The heating in the room/bathroom & ventilation in the bathroom are both NOT working. Next, a replacement portable heater. The fuse blows after a few hours. Coat hangers in the cupboard are broken, as is the handle on one of the drawers! Mildew in the bathroom. This is beginning to sound like a comedy of errors. Unfortunately, we were unwittingly, in the starring role.
Then I ask the manager about the cream tea, we ordered as an extra, during our on-line booking. Blank expression, angry frown.
"We don't serve cream teas here. What are you talking about".
Me thinks, she never obtained her diploma from charm school.
All, in all, an awful hotel. Next time, The Castle beckons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victorian Family Owned Hotel well located in the Town Centre. Built in the 1850's the hotel has retained many gothic features including arched doorways, stained glass windows and a fine oak staircase.The well proportioned bedrooms all en-suite are tastefully designed for your comfort whether corporate or leisure guest.Four Poster and ground floor rooms available. Free internet access Car Park. Licensed Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salisbury Hotel Taunton
- Taunton House Hotel Somerset