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“Clean and well located in Taunton”

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Taunton House Hotel
Ranked #17 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
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“Clean and well located in Taunton”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

It seems to be a very popular place - the car park was very full. The room was of a good size and had all of the fixtures and fittings of a good standard Holiday Inn. The bed was huge and despite the freezing temperatures outside, the room was warm. I love a good shower, but unfortunately the shower in my room trickled pathetically onto the floor and the soap smells cheap. The staff are pleasant and checkout is easy.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Had to go to a christening in that part of the world and took extended family members.
It's not really a hotel but a bandb with bolt ons.
The room in which my wife and I stayed was on the ground floor and opened directly on to the car park.
It was a very warm night and one had to leave the window open which left one feeling very exposed. It's right in the middle of town and there seemed to be a constant procession of people walking up and down.Difficult to sleep with one eye open.Also there were no staff members on duty at night.
Breakfast average
Car park hopelessly overcrowded.
Poor value.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is not most peoples idea of a hotel. The good points: The rooms are well furnished and clean. It is 3 mins. walk to the town center. The bad points: The heating does not come on till 17 30 so you have cold rooms till 18:00 ish. Half the radiators are not turned on. Breakfast is a farce if there are any more than 12 people to breakfast it will take you over half an hour to get a not very full breakfast. Mushroom, bacon, poor sausage, egg and a warm half of tomato. The rooms have loose floorboards so lots of creaking and you can hear people talking/ TV in rooms around. There is no night porter so there is lots of banging on the door when some fool forgets their key. The bar is for show. It is a B&B.

Room Tip: Don't go for the front a lot of road noise.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I stayed here for one night as I was worried about the threat of a hurricane and thought I might not like being at home, so I decided to treat myself. This is the second time I have stayed here. This time I booked on the day, I booked a double/sole occupancy room. When I arrived I was amazed to find myself in a large family/disabled room on the ground floor. It was really lovely with a large TV which you can watch in bed. The Freeview however is not so good unless you only want to watch BBC. The bed was lovely and comfortable.

I did not stay for breakfast as I had to go home before going on to work. There is a bar but I did not use this.

The only downside was there did not seem to be a hairdryer in the room. I looked in all the drawers and cupboards but there wasn't one, which is a bit disappointing.

This hotel is excellent for the town centre of Taunton. It is on a busy main road and you do hear the traffic but it is not really a problem. I would highly recommend this lovely little hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Have stayed here in the past (2002 & 2008) and was lucky enough to have a nice room on the top floor. However, this time was very disappointing. The establishment is now using the car park for general public use (charging £5 a day) which means there are far fewer spaces available for guests. When we arrived we almost thought we would not find a space. The rooms we had were on the first floor, clean but in need of a makeover. There never seems to be anyone in overall charge and nobody ever asks if all is ok with your stay. Breakfast disappointing and very basic. I would agree with other reviewer who thought this is more like a B&B without the personal touch than a hotel. It was disappointing that it has changed somewhat since we stayed in the past. Unlikely that we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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General M, Manager at Taunton House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Reading your review came as a quite a surprise. We are most fortunate to have a large town centre car park therefore it enables us to offer it to rent daily until 3 pm, our guests take priority at all times. All bedrooms are double or family rooms, we have upgraded all rooms to luxury duvets and throws, refurbishment is ongoing with most bedrooms now completed. A new bar was designed and installed almost a year ago and all public areas redecorated. We receive many compliments for our English breakfast cooked to order, it was a pity you did not highlight an issue during your stay - than remain silent.
We are so fortunate to be so well located in a such an enviable area of Taunton - as busy as we are you can rest assured much work has been undertaken and will continue to do so.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We arrived at this hotel by chance as we did not expect to be in Taunton, having just arrived back from a Norwegian cruise. This hotel was beautifully decorated, the superior bedroom we had was large, complete with king size four poster bed. Lovely furniture, good bathroom with large sized shower tray. A good breakfast and on site parking. Would recommend and stay again if in area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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General M, Manager at Taunton House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Thank you for your encouraging comments - we look forward to welcoming you again soon. I will pass your compliments to the chef !
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Weston super Mare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

This Hotel is an executive B and B.

Staff were very polite, helpful and no concerns raised bu us during the stay.

The Four Poster Room was good size, albeit getting used to the old building and slightly sloped floor was a bit strange, but these older buildings you must accept these things.
The room was very clean and tidy, bedding was fresh and clean as was the towels etc.
Bathroom and shower spacious enough, and sufficient hot water for a good shower.
TV wall mounted up to date with several channel choices, and the usual Tea making facilities.
There was an Iron and Board in the wardrobe, and hairdryer provided.

The only small let down was, No Tissues in the bedroom, and No bottled water, at the price paid one would expect a courtesy bottle of water, as most people these days do not drink the tap water.

Bar was available did not need as we were at a wedding function that evening in a nearby location.

Key allowed user to access front door as well as bedroom in the event you returned late.

Breakfast was a selection of juices, cereals and a choice from the cooked menu, albeit the cooked menu was limited, to a selection of traditional fayre. This being more akin to a B and B, to improve as a Hotel, it would be better to have more selection of Hot foods, ie Porridge, Smoked fish, salmon, etc.

The room became very busy at one time with some residents having to wait a short period, perhaps to overcome this, maybe utilise the Bar area as a additional more relaxed breakfast area, as it is next to the dining room, and a short walk for the Juice and cereal.

All in all a good placeand position for the shops and the bars of Taunton. With ample off road parking

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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General M, Manager at Taunton House Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Many thanks for your kind comments, I will ensure the housekeeping team are informed, They really do work very hard behind behind the scene and so nice to be appreciated.
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Additional Information about Taunton House Hotel

Property: Taunton House Hotel
Address: 14 Billetfield, Taunton TA1 3NN, England (Formerly Salisbury House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Taunton House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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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