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The Mount Somerset Hotel
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

my wife and i were lucky enough to spend a two night weekday break at this magnificent quite hotel. the service from the reception staff bar staff and dining staff was second to none. nothing was too much trouble, breakfast was excellent and the dinner menu varied and magnificently cooked and presented.
i would definitely return to this hotel when i am in this area again.

Room Tip: i stayed in a deluxe room "the barrington". this room was enormous as was the bathroom att...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

This hotel oosed charm, friendlieness, helpfulness and good old fashioned service. Nothing was too much trouble. Staff went above and beyond the normal bounds of helpfulness and always with a smile. Everyone chatted to you even the gardener had the time to chat to you when you went out to your car. My only suggestion to future visitors is do ensure that you take a safety pin with you as after all the delicious food in the restaurant your clothes won't fit!

Room Tip: The location of the hotel ensures that all rooms are quiet and all are of a very high and comfortabl...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We started on Friday with a superb meal at lunchtime. Then off to the spa. This was a new experience for me and I was rather nervous, but the whole afternoon was brilliant! There were 6 of us, me (mum) daughter, aunties and cousin. We had our separate treatments and then enjoyed all the delights of jacuzzi, sauna and steam. Next morning Claire and Sam (wedding co-ordinators) saw to our every need and made sure that the event went off without a hitch. The rooms were grand without being old fashioned and the bathrooms were to die for! I cannot fault our weekend here. Everyone was polite, helpful and friendly. The wedding breakfast was specially designed around our needs and I would like to have breakfast there every day. Well done
Mount Somerset. You made a very special occasion into a lifetime memory. Thank you so much!!!

Room Tip: The garden rooms have hot tubs which are lovely at2 am. Corner suites are the best. All rooms have f...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Wiltshire, UK
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

My husband booked us a nights stay here as a valentines treat and what a treat this place is!
Set in beautiful countryside it sits in a commanding position offering awesome views for miles.
The reception staff were superb, nothing was too much trouble. The lounge area is very relaxing with attentive staff, plenty of papers and other reading matter to help you unwind.
Our room was amazing! The bed was large and very comfortable, the bathroom was stylish, super clean with fluffy white towels and bathrobes.
But the crowning glory has to be the hot tub in our room's private little courtyard. Awesome! It even had underwater lights so you could use it at night. Which of course we did - with wine!
The next day, after another dip in the hot tub and a lovely breakfast, we went over to the spa area which is really nice with a big jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, 2 foot spas and a shower area where you can have a normal shower, a cold bucket drench (no thanks!) or this super selector shower with lights that simulate a tropical lighting storm! How cool is that! Unfortunately they only had a half hour appt left for a treatment so I had a back massage but the full range of treatments are available but I suggest you book before you go. The only thing missing in our opinion is a pool, my husband got a bit bored, but maybe that's a bloke-y thing!
I don't know how much our stay cost but it was worth every penny!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

If you are wondering whether to stay here, I would definitely recommended it. The service was well above 5 star and every member of staff went above and beyond to make sure we felt right at home. We stayed in the Deluxe room and they were very large and with a cosy modern look. The bathroom was pure luxury with a extra large walk in shower and stand alone bath. For that extra special touch the staff would come and turn down your room in the evenings and top up an refreshments. The reception staff were absolutely amazing and ready to help all the time. We were treated to breakfast in bed both mornings which was a nice treat. We dined at the restaurant on the first evening, it was simple food, but nothing to write home about. The dinning room was so quiet with only 6 diners, we found it lacked atmosphere. However this was the only part of the hotel that could do with an improvement. There is a spa and gym and acres of open country side to walk of a nice meal and soak up the fresh air, so definitely book a relaxing few nights away here!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed as the Mount Somerset recently for a family wedding. The location is lovely and the staff are very polite and helpful. The food was excellent, especially the breakfast menu. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and the iron and ironing board in the room was very much appreciated as we had come a long way with wedding outfits in our luggage.

Room Tip: We had a junior suite, which had twin beds and plenty of room to move around in.
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Last time I stayed here it was for my wedding in 2006. Nothing's really changed in that it was wonderful then and is wonderful now. I was put in the Barrington Suite again, with its wonderful (refurbished) bathroom, huge living area, massively comfortable bed and cosy yet spacious feel. The food at the restaurant was super delicious using fresh local produce. Drinks next to the roaring fire were great and service was attentive and engaging without being intrusive. Nothingwas too much trouble.

I can't wait for my third visit!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Mount Somerset Hotel
Address: Lower Henlade, Taunton TA3 5NB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taunton
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taunton
#7 Business Hotel in Taunton
#8 Family Hotel in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Mount Somerset Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset is a stunning Regency country house hotel, set in four acres of beautiful grounds. This grand dame of a building sits high upon her mount, cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the best views in Somerset. With its high ceilings, sweeping spiral staircase, opulent decor and a feeling of gentle elegance and luxury, The Mount Somerset has all the characteristics of a quintessential English Regency mansion. Well established as one of the finest luxury hotels and restaurants in the region, The Mount Somerset has won a host of awards including two AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine and four AA stars for comfort and hospitality, making it the perfect venue for a dinner, a weekend away or a wedding in Somerset. ... more   less 
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