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Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) Hotel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Possibly the best receptionist ever?”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Stayed recently for one night only - Dimitri the receptionist was awesome - smiled, welcoming, knowledgeable, helpful, genuine with his welcome - not something that he had to say/do but wanted to

I stay in hotels all week every week - nice to know that someone is setting the standard - just a shame that it wan'y consistent across the other staff

Overall - an average stay except for the welcome which will stay with me and give me hope for the future

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

I would use this premier inn again and we got it on the premier saver which made it good value for money.
Room was clean overall apart from two areas which would highlight that the walls and doors would benefit from a good wash down.
The beds were comfortable and although the heating wasn't working we did manage to get a heater from reception.
The food was good and self service. We had the chip shop buffet on the fri night which we enjoyed. On the sat morning we had a help yourself self service breakfast with refillable costa hot drinks at no extra costs.
The only noise was from the guests above us who disturbed the kids after midnight and started again at 7 but no fault of the hotel.
Overall a perfect stop off.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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cheshire
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78 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Stayed en route to West Country to break up the journey, average nights stay - usual PI format but rather noisy as very close to elevated section of main road into Taunton. Ear plugs required! Clean room, comfy bed, friendly reception staff, ample parking and handy for the M5, and a 20 min walk into centre of Taunton.
However the Brewers Fayre is not one of the best - food very average, service not with a smile. We arrived for dinner at the end of a busy Sunday day/evening, and the place was very very untidy, food and cutlery and other debris under the table did not make for a comfortable experience. They did provide a wine bucket though, so one redeeming feature. Restaurants at other PI's usually better (look for a Table Table or Beefeater if you have a choice as table service to take order, better menus and less of a bun fight to order and pay).

Room Tip: Ask for one on south side, away from the main road.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank velademar
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Kelly L, Social Media at Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) Hotel, responded to this review, 8 June 2012
Thank you for your review.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your and our team ensured you were comfortable and well looked after. Please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused with the service you received in the restaurant. Your comments regarding this have been duly noted and will be followed up with the Management Team at the hotel.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Premier Inn in the future.
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Kent
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Reviewed 16 May 2012 via mobile

Averagely good night stay. The beefeater restaurant is lovely and the hotel staff have great customer service but I think all this hotel really needs is a good new paint job and it could be so much better. We stayed in the premier inn in Exeter the previous night and it was much better.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kelly L, Social Media at Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) Hotel, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel.

It really matters to us that our guests enjoy every aspect of their stay. Your feedback is very much appreciated as it enables us to improve standards as we endeavour to meet all of our customers needs.

Thank you once again for your review.
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Yate,
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

stayed here on a saturday night before going on to a bird of prey centre for an owl flying experience. The receptionist was attentive and friendly but did have trouble with her computer (not her fault but just computer problems). We were given our key and asked if we wanted to book breakfast (due to the computer problems we didnt, glad we didnt, as we had evening meal at the brewers fayre and it was cold but that is different review).
our room was clean and the bed comfy, our room was a little noisy from outside traffic which i heard throughout the night but i am quite a light sleeper, my husband heard nothing!
There are towels and shower gel, but you need to take your own toothpaste, shampoo etc or you can buy a kit from reception.
i would happily book into another premier inn having experienced this one.

Room Tip: we had room 30 (evens seem to be road side) so if you are a light sleeper you may prefer odds. could...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank hedgehoglady
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Reception staff themselves were very good I must point out.
At breakfast, however, it was a very different story. It wasn't busy, though I waited around 15 minutes to be seated (waiting to be seated is a requirement).
It turned out the girls working there had been around the corner chatting and waving to their friends through the window. I ordered breakfast and they resumed their leisure activities - forgetting my breakfast which clearly ended up sitting under a hot plate for some time. It was basically inedible when I eventually recieved it. I was physically *unable* to cut the hash browns and sausages with a knife and fork.
I listened out of interest to the several young girls whilst they amused themselves, and wondered if they had even come across the notion of being 'professional' (or indeed even considered that they were being paid to do a job - the latter seemed just inconvenient). They talked loudly and didn't much care that all of their conversations were open.
They chatted about how they all have drinks from behind the bar - seemingly someone was being reprimanded for this. They chatted about someone getting a new managerial post and some ill feelings that had in relation to this. Throughout, one of them referred to others in a loud mock voice as 'tarts'.
They spoke about how the previous morning a customer had "complained" because a table was dirty... the audacity - can you imagine - it was of course their fault for sitting there! etc. etc etc.
Shockingly bad experience.

Room Tip: No problems with the room or the hotel for the larger part (though due to it's location there is...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Jason R
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Kelly L, Social Media at Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Thank you for your review.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our team ensured you were comfortable and well looked after. Please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused with the service you received in the restaurant. Your comments regarding this have been duly noted and will be followed up with the Management Team at the hotel.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Premier Inn in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Was very impressed with this hotel,very clean,family friendly,good breakfast comfortable room.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) Hotel
Address: Massingham Park | Priorswood Road, Taunton TA2 7RX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Taunton
#7 Family Hotel in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Taunton Central (North) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Minutes from the town centre, just a short walk from Lyngford House and Somerset County Cricket Club ... more   less 
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