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“Old, tranquil, easy... a relaxing stay.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Talbot Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Leominster
Midlands
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238 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Old, tranquil, easy... a relaxing stay.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Most Best Western hotels I've stayed in are based upon old historical buildings and this is no mistake, the entire décor reminiscent of an antiquated stately home - wooden-panelled walls, brass fittings, heavily-patterned curtains and slightly uneven floors.

Access is from a main road that offers good visibility up and down the street - I had no issues but owners of large vehicles may find navigating the snake entrance into the car park around the back could be a bit tight if vehicles are improperly parked. The car park itself is somewhat small (10-15 cars or so) but opens out to a larger supermarket car park - I'm not sure if that can be used as an overspill.

Check-in worked fine, nice friendly service at reception who had all my details pre-arranged. Unlike other hotels you're not required to pay up front - there's certainly a trusting element here! The room appeared well-worn with older fittings but that's all in keeping with the overall feel of the place. I found it a bit draughty from the single-paned windows but kept warm from the classically-huge radiator on the wall.

I ate down in the bar both nights, which was cosy, quiet and tranquil: the TV is over to a separate room to the side so it doesn't disturb occupants of the other two rooms, many of which sat relaxing, reading books or using wireless equipment (WiFi worked fine there). Although drinks and meals are ordered up at the bar they're brought to your table - I found the service pleasant and unrushed, the meals tasty and sufficient for my needs.

Warm pleasant stay, will definitely return.

Room Tip: Front rooms could be noisy as they pick up car park/street noise.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Ideally located for visiting local National Trust properties. Situated in the centre of a small pleasant town with character. There was free hotel parking, and the room was clean and comfortable. The hotel was old but charming and the staff were very obliging. Breakfast was good and large.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carmarthenshire
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Very old charming Hotel with lots of ambience. Very comfortable and clean and warm. The first evening we ate in the dinning room and had an excellent meal, following evening we opt for a Bar snack which again excellent. The Breakfast was huge and a good variety, the staff friendly and obliging. On the last evening we did encounter a problem with the hot water but it was soon sorted. We booked room 23 and we were very satisfied. If you like staying at old character Hotels you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Room 23 at the back the Hotel
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

The hotel was very oldy worldy. Staff friendly and breakfast massive and lovely. Only problem was our room which was at front of hotel on busy road and with no double glazing, lots of noise of Saturday night when pubs closed. Also our bed was uncomfortable due to mattress worn out and in need of replacement. Also very creaky door outside our room which just needed some lubricant.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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England
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Located in the centre of Leominster with good parking. It is three buildings joined together with lots of creaky corridors. Our room was small with a comfortable bed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The full English breakfast was very large.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

We have just had a two night stay at The Talbot. We had a wonderful time. The hotel is charming, the staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. Having read a few reviews prior to going I was a little worried about having a front room due to the reports of noise, but I needn't have worried. We would definately stay there again and wouldn't hesitate recommending it to friends. Thanks you

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

I recently stayed for a nights at the hotel.
Parking is free and plentiful and check in was quick and helpful.
I had a room at the rear of the hotel with my view being of a flat roof.
The room was fine and of a good size. Tea making facilities and biscuits are provided and the room had a good quality tv.
The bathroom although fairly dated was clean and well kept as was the whole building.
I ate in the hotel bar on the night and also had breakfast. Both meals were good and plentiful.
All in all a good stay for the price I paid.
I would stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Talbot Hotel

Property: Talbot Hotel
Address: West Street, Leominster HR6 8EP, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Talbot Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Leominster
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Leominster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Talbot Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Best Western Leominster
Leominster Best Western
Talbot Hotel Leominster, Herefordshire

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