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“A Great Location - but a few misgivings!”

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The Mount Somerset Hotel
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A Great Location - but a few misgivings!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed for a Friday night as part of a family treat in the West Country. The hotel location and grounds are stunning. We had had a gruelling drive down the M5 because of road works and accidents, so were looking forward to refreshment. Sadly, we were denied use of the Spa as it was restricted to a wedding party (following day!). A warm evening, so we opened the room window, but our sleep was disturbed by the constant noise from an air handing unit situated immediately beneath our window. The meals were good, but for the price we would have expected better! A pool would be a great addition.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

A charming hotel where staff make you feel like family and are efficient and friendly. The food in the restaurant was delicious and well presented. We only had a one night stay but would definitely recommend.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Stayed at the Mount Somerset for a night to celebrate my 50th birthday, it was a surprise. My husband booked the Barrington Suite as we had stayed there on our wedding night. When we arrived, our room was not ready, even though it was after the booking in time. However we had cream teas on the terrace, lovely hot scones, jam and cream so it wasn't a problem. The sun was shining it was a beautiful setting. We had a walk around the grounds, I also agree with the previous review, I walked by the garden rooms with the jacuzzi and thought they need to have more privacy! When we did get in our room, huge bed (although it is actually two zipped together), huge room, huge bathroom and a double shower! My huband had ordered a welcome package which should have consisted of champagne, flowers and chocolates, however there were no flowers, he queried this and they didn't seem to know about it, even though he had the confirmation email on his phone! Okay we didn't end up paying for the flowers and they deducted the cost of the chocolates, but I would rather have had the flowers so was a little disappointed.

We ate our evening meal in the restaurant, after drinks on the terrace, all of the food was gorgeous and we were very well attended to by the waiting staff. The waiters and waitresses at breakfast were also very efficient, the breakfast was cooked freshly for us.

We tried the spa which was fun, it's a shame they don't have a pool.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed in the garden suite, lovely room and beautiful bathroom. We also had a little patio with a hot tub. The staff were superb and nothing was too much trouble.
We would defo stay here again and maybe stay a bit longer :)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We had a Garden suite with our own private Jacuzzi on the terrace. The room and bathroom were stunning. The Jacuzzi area lovely, but let down by a lack of privacy...you had your own terrace, but over the top people could walk and we had children out there playing.....I'd suggest they either block that piece of garden off to the public (there are plenty of other beautiful grounds to walk in or provide extra screening, to the top?) We had room service and the food was gorgeous and not over priced considering. Breakfast was a bit of a let down, would have liked more pastries etc. For my liking bacon was too thick and too much of it, sausage not best quality so probably best there was only one. The smallest piece of black pudding (Which we had to ask for, because it has been omitted from our plates) and was quite perfumed tasting. I missed baked beans, BUT the poached eggs were to die for! We had a lovely night's stay and the hotel was very tranquil and overall well presented, just those few little tweaks. Didn't actually visit Spa or Swimming pool.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Beautifully decorated, beautiful food. The most sumptuous dining room. If a romantic setting is the order of the day, look no further. The spa too was a wonderful and relaxing experience, decorated in Moorish style, loved it all!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Food - average at evening meal, breakfast good! Tho don't rely on your room service arriving at your stated time I waited 20mins after I requested and it still didn't come!
Room - lovely but no hot water & was told nothing could be done but I can use the spa shower, not really acceptable!

  • Stayed June 2014
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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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