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Homewood Park Hotel & Spa
Reviewed 2 September 2008

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in August.

If you're looking for a smallish, personal country house hotel this is for you. We stayed in room 7 - good size room and huge bathroom. The furnishings are a bit old/tired but that somehow adds to the character of the place.

We didn't want to stay in the centre of Bath and this hotel is only a short drive out into the country. I would highly recommend the staff and level of service we received - especially the girls on reception. Everyone was extremely friendly and it felt like a home-from-home (especially as they have 2 cats and my husband and I had left our 2 cats at home).

If you have the time, try and eat in the award winning restaurant - expensive but well worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

We stayed at Homewood Park in Room 3 for seven days. Room 3 is a Junior Suite recently refurbished. I think the remodeling was priimarily with the bathroom which has a separate shower. The room overlooks the front lawn and is very spacious and comfortable. The remodeled shower, however, never provided hot water for a shower. Maybe it got lukewarm after running the water for 15-minutes, but never hot enough. The water in the sink was hot, but not the shower. So the explanations by the staff that the hotel may have run low on hot water did not wash.

The staff was friendly and courteous but the hotel overall may have been understaffed. For instance, when serving drinks, they never asked if we wanted a second. Had to go track down staff for the second round. Not a big deal, but unexpected.

Breakfast was a bit sparse from the continental breakfast standpoint. Missing cheeses, meats, breads. Just cereal. From the full breakfast menu, I'd strongly recommend the scrambled eggs and salmon with a sausage chaser and English mustard.

Frankly, having stayed at Von Essen hotels previously - Cliveden, Congham Hall, Royal Crescent - we expected more for the price.

The one pleasant surprise was the internet access and location - close to Bath and many old English Country Homes.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank KARXPRT
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Reviewed 6 January 2008

Treated my boyfriend to a surprise weekend away - we are both in our 30's and it was perfect. The hotel is very well run and nicely decorated. The grounds are spectacular and the staff are so courteous. Would definitely revisit, especially in the summer when the pool and tennis courts are open

Stayed: January 2008
2  Thank JSJTwickenham
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Reviewed 23 September 2007

Stayed here for a two night break with granny and grand daughter (aged 10) and we all had a superb time.
The rooms were excellent, - warm, clean, large (superior and suite) and typical of a country house hotel (a little worn in places).
The staff were incredibly helpful and accomodating, especially when grand daughter wanted a late afternoon swim. Nothing was too much trouble.
The food was delicious and service impeccable.
Gardens wonderful.
No dog now.
Traffic noise because the hotel is next to the A36, so sitting outside during the day could be noisy, but nothing intrusive during the night.
All in all, an excellent stay.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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3  Thank IanandLizi
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Reviewed 17 June 2007

Booked this hotel for ruby wedding treat .as it is part of the von essen group expected a high standard of accomodation The first suit we were shown was dirty and shabby I have stayed in two star hotels with better rooms. The second suit which we accepted was furnished and decorated better,but nothing exceptional. The food was good but very over priced,the dining room had no atmosphere at all. The gardens were ok but outside the entrance there was two broken benches and a selection flower pots containing nothing but earth and weeds. We do appreciate that this is a country house hotel but there is a difference between shabby chic and tatty. We would not reccomend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2007

The staff (especially Claire) were outstanding in professionalism and courtesy! Rooms were fabulous and well decorated. Bed very comfortable. View of front rose garden was superb! The restaurant again was fantastic as far as food and staff. Lounge areas were devine and fully serviced bar was a bonus! Couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2007

Sadly our stay was only for 2 nights but we had a fantastic time.

The room was lovely with a super view of the beautiful gardens and the bed was enormous and extremely comfortable.

The staff really couldn't have been better. Every single staff member was always happy to help and extremely friendly.

The food was beautifully cooked and extremely tasty.

We got a very good value "late deal" on the room through the hotels website which meant that my wife, daughter and I were able to enjoy the super comfort, quality and atmosphere of Homewood Park for little more than the cost of a travelodge room! Travelodges are fine, of course, but Homewood Park is way, way, way ahead.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay that provides very comfortable relaxing surroundings, beautiful gardens, great food and excellent service then we recommend Homewood Park.

Thank you to everyone at the hotel for a lovely break.

Paul, Maria & Chloe-Ann Roberts.
Newquay

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with family
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1  Thank PaulRoberts
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Additional Information about Homewood Park Hotel & Spa

Address: Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath BA2 7TB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath > Hinton Charterhouse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hinton Charterhouse
Price Range: £116 - £316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Homewood Park Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Homewood park Hotel & Spa A luxury hotel country house hotel in Bath with a warm and welcoming fusion of the contemporary and the classic. Set in 10 acres of mature parklands and award-winning gardens with gorgeous views over of the beautiful Limpley Stoke valley, Homewood Park is delightfully rural and peaceful, making it a great hotel in Bath. Step inside and you will find the house still retains many of its original features, including exposed wooden floors, antique paintings and roaring log fires, all artfully combined with stylish modern furnishings, fabrics and finishes. During your stay, you can also enjoy our luxury hotel spa which includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool. Our award winning restaurant provides fine dining at the highest quality, another great reason to stay at Homewood Park. The result of this, is a great Bath hotel with a refreshing fusion of the conventional and contemporary cool and chic We are certainly very happy to accommodate and cater for children of all ages. We are also a pet-friendly hotel and for a small fee we are delighted to welcome your dog. ... more   less 
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