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The Mount Somerset Hotel
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quiet and Private”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We stayed for just one night on a mini break after our wedding. For this reason we booked a garden room with a hot tub. The room and the hot tub were brilliant, it looks out into the grounds and therefore was incredibly private.
We ordered drinks and food on room service the food portions were small and the drinks took 45 minutes to arrive!
Breakfast - not a great selection but cooked very well.
The whole thing was incredibly expensive one of my Husbands cocktails cost £20 which seemed quite excessive!

Room Tip: garden rooms are brilliant
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManagerMSH, Manager at The Mount Somerset Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Dear Hoxley,
Firstly, congratulations on your recent wedding! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked out hot tub rooms. They are delightful and enjoy a sunny position.
I am sorry you felt our breakfast selection was not great, as we do try to provide as many options both Continental and cooked, as we can, including our own Smoked Salmon.
We wish you well for your future married life together.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

I booked a night here for my girlfriends birthday, and I have to say we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a Suite, although it was one of the more pricey rooms I wasn't disappointed, the bedroom was spacious, luxurious and comfortable, and the bathroom was magnificent. We also decided to have a meal in the restaurant, although the food was very nice, there were a few bits that weren't aligned to my tastes. I am a fussy eater, and there was no fault with the restaurant, but just something to bear in mind.

All in all, we had a really good time. My only regret is that we only stayed for one night! Will definitely be staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Sam W
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Waterrow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited the Mount for a night to get away from it all, and it worked. The hotel had excellent friendly and helpful staff in all areas. The rooms were very big with all facilities and had everything we needed, the only thing missing was decaf coffee on the coffee tray, however, I am sure they would oblige. The food was of a very high standard and of excellent quality. The spa was also relaxing. I hope to return in the near future. Many Thanks

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank DiamondKnight
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We booked our one night spa break as a special offer via a third party social living website so it was a special price for room, breakfast, cream tea and full use of all facilities. There was also a discount of 15% off spa treatments which we were determined to make use of. The hotel website has some appealing photos of the rooms and facilities but we had seen some very negative reviews on Trip Advisor so we decided to just go along and enjoy our time together and make up our own minds. We were not disappointed. The hotel staff were very friendly and had obviously been taken to task about some of the comments made by previous unsatisfied guests. We found them extremely helpful , making every effort to ensure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Our rooms were very comfortable and spacious with large roll top baths and walk in showers. The beds were very comfortable and the décor was tasteful . They even took the time to refresh all our towels and complimentary toiletries after we went down to dinner and returned to find our beds turned down with the customary chocolates on the pillow. A complimentary newspaper was dropped outside our doors in the morning too. We were able to enjoy the spa facilities from 10.00 am on day one and sit outside on the comfy loungers to eat a light lunch before treatments. The spa is small and has limited space for Jacuzzi etc and there is no swimming pool, which is a great shame but we knew this before arrival. The three of us booked treatments including full body massage and luxury facials . These were lovely treatments and we all praised our therapists. My massage and facial were top notch and the products used ( which I had not heard of ) were very pleasant. We had the option of having dinner and breakfast in our rooms if we wished to remain in our robes but we chose to eat in the restaurant . The food was very good , serving local produce, a good variety of choice and nicely presented. We enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine with dinner as part of our deal and chose a reasonably priced bottle of wine from the list as well. Breakfast was marvellous with everything from continental meat/cheese, fresh fruit platters, smoked salmon, locally smoked haddock, and the irresistible full English. The coffee was very good too. After indulging in breakfast we were able to use the Spa until we left. We decided to have our afternoon Cream Tea of warms scones, cream and jam before driving home watching other guests opting for the full high tea which looked marvellous. It was a shame that it was raining as we couldn't eat on the terrace but sat in the small conservatory. The only negative point we could mention was that the linen type canopy underneath the ceiling was full of dead flies and butterflies!! We did mention this before we left . The only other criticism is that the Jacuzzi was difficult to get in and out of as it really could do with an additional of step. Overall though, for the price we paid it was a lovely break and far exceeded our expectations. At no time did we feel that we received any less service and attention because we were ' on a voucher'. We would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank TRISH1011
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We wanted to go somewhere special to enjoy a nice meal, and chose Mount Somerset as it was highly recommended. However, we felt very disapointed. We were seated on a broken chesterfield prior to dinner. Then, I had a fly in my wine and my husband found shell in his crab, and the sauce in my dish had split. To top it all they billed us for somebody else's cheese platter... We will not go there again and I would not recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank KMHBHH
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GeneralManagerMSH, General Manager at The Mount Somerset Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear KMHBHH,
I am obviously deeply disappointed to read your comments regarding your experience at The Mount Somerset.
This experience is not to our usual high standards and as other guests have noted, 'best scallops in a long time', 'credit to the chef', 'the food was excellent'
I would really appreciate the opportunity to discuss your comments with you directly. If you would be so kind as to call me personally on 01823 442500.
Regards, Amy
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

My Wife and I had a night away from the kids, it was peaceful and restful. the spa was lovely. We did not eat there but the food looked great. Breakfast the following morning was all locally sourced.
The bedroom was a suite, with a four poster bed, massive bathroom, all tiled and clean. We little it very much.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank djk-uk
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GeneralManagerMSH, General Manager at The Mount Somerset Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Many thanks for your review - we are delighted you had an enjoyable day and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Treated my wife to a short overnight visit and dinner.
We arrived early and chose to sit in the beautiful grounds and tale afternoon tea.
A wonderful experience all round and we are already planning a return trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Steve N
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Additional Information about The Mount Somerset Hotel

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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