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“Not worth the money”
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Babington House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Babington
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Not worth the money”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We had high hopes (in September 2012) but sadly they were not met. The staff on reception were helpful and well trained. However, when ringing up for room service, the staff were less than polite. The room (in the Coach House) was clean and of a high standard however we had to endure the smell of paint fumes and the noise of maintenace work throughout our stay. Plus the bar was closed and the hotel didn't think to warn us beforehand or apologise. The food was at best, average. The menu stayed the same the three nights that we stayed and we had the worst pork sandwich we have ever had (all fat and grissle). Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day but ridiculously expensive. Worse still, my boyfriend was trying to propose to me throughout the trip but was thwarted time and time again by workmen pumping the lake, the church being closed and trays full of empty and dirty plates and mugs etc on the cricket pitch. It was so romantic when he finally found the right moment, in the dark, in the grounds.

The highlights were the tennis court, the pool (but only at night as other members and their children ruin it in the day) and the spa. Highly recommend the 'Mud for Two' and hot tub and the massages and the staff there were exceptional. Otherwise, we feel completely ripped off.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

A fabulous country house hotel. We visited in winter (january) and it was chic and cosy, food was delicious. Yummy afternoon tea. Great pre dinner cocktails in the bar!

Our room, in the main house, had an open log fire in the bedroom AND in the ensuite bathroom....fabulous!!!

very relaxed atmosphere....good service.
Enjoyed massages in the spa.

We shall return!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Babington House last week and it was in every sense amazing. I stayed in the Cabin on the lake. One of the nicest room I've ever stayed in! Impeccable service, nice staff and unique location. During the stay I had occasion to experience most of the services offered by Babington and my expectations were fully fulfilled! Food is amazing and so it's the spa and the spa therapists. Indoor and Outdoor pool , sauna and steam room at top standards. There's also a tennis court and a well serviced gym available for guests. I will definitely go back again as soon as I have occasion. ++++

  • Stayed October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Everything about Babington is absolutely perfect! Loved it! If you get the train phone them up and they will send you a car. From the minute you get picked up you are treated so well. The staff and facilities are great. We had a lovely evening at the cinema with the best cheeseburgers!!!
Cowshed visit is a must and the pool is lovely too.
Check out the special offers for some amazing week day offers.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Thanks guys for another superb stay - from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were so comfortable and well looked after - Room 2 in the main house was perfect with and open fire and superb furnishings - lunch was good and well priced as was dinner - very exclusive and you feel as though you are a million miles away. No complaints and cant wait to be back again.

Room Tip: Stay in the main house....its the best and I have stayed in both / Bab burger is excellent / breakfa...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Hubby & I just had our 3rd stay at Babington in the past 12 months... we have a 2 year old and his grandparents are v hands on and take him off our hands for 48 hour stints when we need some adult time....

Trust me... there's no better place to do it than at Babington....

Love the no suits policy/the understated chicness of it... wonderful rooms/linen/high tea/ambience/pools/grounds/staff/food generally/relaxed nature of it... whether you want to live in jeans/shorts or dress up a little anything really goes (other than the suits!) and it's just a wonderful escape.

We've stayed in small and big coach house rooms and this time the Stable block.... (although this was a waste as it caters for kids and we didn't have ours in the end)...

Can't wait for the next visit...........

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stayed in the big house in one of the larger rooms and it was lovely. Had a huge super king size bed which was very comfy and a very nice shower. Overall, nice relaxed atmosphere with great service. Had a trip to the Cowshed spa which was great. Highly recommend for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Babington House
Address: Babington BA11 3RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Babington
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Babington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Babington House 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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