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“Great Choice for the Airshow!”

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Village Hotel Farnborough
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Farnborough
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had booked this hotel for two nights (B&B), as it was close to the Air show (about a 10-15 min walk). Plenty of free parking was available and we were greeted warmly by the desk staff and quickly checked-in. We were given a room on the top (fourth) floor, facing south, with an exceptional view over the Farnborough Business Park which includes the Heritage Quarter where you can find the historic wind tunnel that was constructed in 1935, the old Farnborough Airport Building and a restored airship hangar frame (Shown in the photo).

The planes flew over and around the hotel as they performed their displays so we had exceptional views from the car park, our room and from the shopping centre near by.. for our first visit to the Air Show, we couldn't believe our luck!

The room was quite small for a double but they had gone for a minimalistic look so nothing was cluttered. There was one chair and desk which made up one side of a "bedside table", a smaller "bed side shelf" on the other with a larger shelf running behind the bed. Tea making facilities (supplied by Starbucks) sat on a small freestanding cube (sadly not near a power socket so we had to keep finding space for the kettle on one of the side tables) and a double cupboard that included hangars, shelving, a drawer as well as an ironing board, iron and hair dryer. The room had a floor to ceiling window with really good sound proofing! A small window could be opened but Air Conditioning was available too. Flat screen TV with sky box was housed in a wall mounted panel.

Things were “minimalistic” in the bathroom too, consisting of a walk-in ceiling mounted "Rain" shower with toilet and basin. Surface space was at a premium in here too with just one shelf running along the back of the sink/toilet and the room could have done with a couple more towel rails or hooks as there was only one small towel rail behind the door and one double hook on the back of the door. Hand and Bath towels were clean and fluffy, but no face towel/flannels were provided. The water pressure was not brilliant but it did the job. In addition to the usual complimentary toiletries, our room also had additional wall mounted containers with hand-wash, shampoo, and conditioner and shower gel.

The breakfast was buffet style and offered the usual continental breakfast of croissants and other pastries, cereals, fresh fruits, juices, a hot breakfast was on offer with two types of eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding, tomatoes, baked beans, mushrooms and hash browns and copious amounts of toast, tea and coffee. The restaurant was clean and well laid out, looking stylish but not cold and the staff was quick to greet and seat us, getting tea and coffee on the table before we had sat down!

The hotel has its own pub, restaurant and Starbucks Cafe. The swimming pool and changing areas were very nice and clean.

Overall we enjoyed our stay here, although purely on a personal note, we found the bed too soft and the pillows too soggy and thin, but I have no doubt that had we asked for more pillows, they would have been supplied - we were only there for two nights so it wasn't a problem.

We would happily go back to this hotel again, however the Aviator Hotel is much closer to the pedestrian's access (Gate B). Having spent all day walking around the Air show in staggeringly hot temperatures, walking back to the hotel was quite a chore for us and we may consider something closer for the next time we go up.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mark M, General Manager at Village Hotel Farnborough, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great feedback and we hope to see you again in 2016 if not before.

Best wishes,

Mark.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was a great hotel for the air show, most displays could be seen from the outside seating area.
Room 311 was excellent and it was overlooking the main hanger at the airfield.
Good size comfy bed, lovely bathroom with a walk in shower.
Check in was quick and easy, overall very pleased considering it was probably there busiest weekend of the year.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mark M, General Manager at Village Hotel Farnborough, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the great feedback and we hope to see you at Farnborough Air Show 2016 if not before.

Best wishes,

Mark.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Top notch shower at this hotel. It's like the other Village Hotels I've stayed at. They're all very very good. Good facilities, good staff, good space, good rooms, good breakfast. Also hired one of the meeting rooms this time which was also very well managed. Would definitely reccommend if staying in or around Farnborough

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Mark M, General Manager at Village Hotel Farnborough, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and especially the bedroom shower.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Mark.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had business in the area and had to stay here for several days. During that time, the room was not always vacuumed and the trash can was not always emptied. One day, we returned to find bed pillows still on the floor. The room was very, very small. The only drawer was a small one in the closet. The bathroom was so minimal that there wasn't even a hook to hang my nightgown on and there was only one small bar to use for all towels. We often did not receive two towels (even thought there were two of us in the room). The desk personnel were extremely rude and difficult. They claimed ignorance when I asked questions about the area. They called cabs for me, but nothing else. The fitness center is excellent: large pool with lap lanes, large aerobic area, free weight area, nice locker room facilities and fitness classes (if your schedule permits). Lots of locals seemed to like the place for parties and gatherings. If you are here for local business and intend to only sleep here (eat somewhere else), it may be practical for you. It is only a 4-5 pound taxi ride to the train station that will take you into London.

Room Tip: I think all of the rooms are the same.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank jacquelinerose5
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Mark M, General Manager at Village Hotel Farnborough, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest,

We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations.
Clearly we were not performing to our usual standards, and for that I sincerely apologize. I have reviewed your feedback in detail with our housekeeping and reception manager.

I hope we have the opportunity in the future to show you our usual standards.

Best Wishes, Mark.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I booked this hotel as my family and I were going to a 25 year wedding anniversary celebration in Farnham. I chose this as it was the best value. It cost £85 for a family room including breakfast, use of gym, swimming pool, steam room and sauna. I also booked my mother in law a double room which cost £65. I booked through laterooms.com.

The hotel was clean, very modern and the staff were lovely especially with the children.

Our room was a king room with 2 pull out beds for our children. They were proper beds but low to the floor as these belong underneath the king bed. The beds were comfy.

The coffee/tea in the room was great and the bathroom was great.

The breakfast was lovely as there was plenty of choice. There were cereals, pastries, toast, yoghurt, fruit and a hot selection.

The surrounding area was also great as there was an ASDA, bowling alley and Wizzy World Soft Play Area all within a short walk.

The only negative thing I can think about was our view as through our window it was just a concrete wall but we were not bothered as we were only there a night.

Room Tip: If you don't want to look at a wall as your view then maybe room 103 not for you but my family d...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Mark M, General Manager at Village Hotel Farnborough, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Wishes, Mark.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed 3 nights on this hotel, but when we were doing the check in, the front desk took 2 years of life. My reservation was with breakfast included and she was argue with me saying that did not, after 10 times saying that I did the reservation with breakfast included and she saying the opposite, I opened the reservation on the mobile phone and send one email to her with that detail... Very rude and stubborn lady.
The breakfast was OK, but one 4 star hotel that charge a big money for the breakfast... shouldn't have packed fruit, and have cheese for example, different type of bread...
The hotel accommodations are great, very good room and clean no complainings... Nice swimming pool, gym, and restaurant and pub.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We had a fantastic weekend at this hotel, I cannot believe it is only a 3 star. The rooms are lovely, the staff are friendly. The bars are very welcoming and the breakfast was delicious. The leisure facilities were fantastic.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Village Hotel Farnborough

Address: Village Hotel Pinehurst Road | Pinehurst Road, Farnborough GU14 7BF, England (Formerly De Vere Village Farnborough)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Farnborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Farnborough
Price Range: £39 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Hotel Farnborough 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Village Hotel Farnborough is located just off the M3 motorway, only 1 mile from Farnborough Airport and Rail Station and just 38 minutes to London Waterloo by train. It is also close to the M25 and M4. Nearby attractions include Windsor Castle, Legoland and Thorpe Park. Village Hotel Farnborough has 123 bright and modern bedrooms, a choice of stylish dining or a traditional pub, Starbucks Coffee Shop, state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, Swimming Pool, Meeting and Conference Centre, Live Party Nights, Wedding Licence, free wi-fi throughout the hotel and free parking. ... more   less 
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