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Shaw Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Melksham
Certificate of Excellence
Otley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“fabulous food!”
Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

this hotel is set back from the road in a lovely setting. the rooms are clean and have all the extras you could imagine, iron, ironing boards, trouser press, hair dryer, tea and coffee station, large flat screen tv and free wifi. the beds are huge and extremely comfortable. staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and couldn't do more to make you feel at home. but the best part is the food. both the bar and restaurant menu are unbelievably extensive, portions are very generous, everything is cooked to order, comes piping hot and in my opinion was absolutely delicious. for a 2 star hotel this place is wonderful, and if you live in the local area I'm sure Sunday lunch will be just a good as the evening meals here! thanks Nick and Paul!

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

A mid-week overnight stop while working 20 miles away lead to myself and a colleague having a couple of single rooms for the night. Set back from the Bath Road, behind some trees and bushes the place was suitably quiet and the atmosphere informal and relaxed. First impressions are good however the staircase up to the rooms is narrow, with a mid-way 180 degree turn around and fire door at the top - both awkward if you have both hands full (i.e. overnight case and laptop bag). The single rooms with en suite were both clean and comfortable. Mine had a compact shower cubicle, which delivered an excellent early morning shower while my colleague's had a bath with in-bath shower.

Back downstairs the bar is comfortable, clean, neat and tidy with a good range of drinks. Meals can be had in either the bar or restaurant irrespective of which menu you order from. We ordered a simple choice from the menu expecting typical pub fayre when told the portions were "massive". Wow, were we surprised, more accurately, blown away. Not by the size of the portions (not as large as described) but by the quality - which is the right way round for me. Both portions proved spot on for our appetites, and the deserts are to die for.

So, the perfect place to stop over? Very nearly. We both found the rooms got too hot during the night so windows got opened, and my room floor creaked with every step so a nocturnal trip to the loo was broadcast to everybody. That however will not stop either of us returning if working in the area - it really is a little gem, but be patient as staff are at a minimalistic and double up to cover all the tasks involved in running the place. But for a 2 star place it is a real gem.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

Friendly welcome at this good family run hotel. Reception areas and corridors a little cramped, but room very spacious and bathroom equally so. Decent flat screen TV, hairdryer, kettle and tea/coffee. Bed very comfortable. We stayed in the 4 poster jacuzzi suite and for a room obviously targetted at couples the lighting was badly arranged - very bright ceiling lights and bare eco- bulbs in the bathroom.
Breakfast was very good, cooked to order and beautifully presented - perfect eggs! We didnt arrive in time for an evening meal but the menu looks very good and relatives in the area have told us the meals are excellent. We would recommend to family and friends and would stay again. Good value for money in an expensive area for accomodation.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We stayed for one night the room was adequate with a large bed which was clean and comfortable,the bathroom needed a complete refurbishment.All the crome fittings were deeply pitted with rust , a folded rubber bath mat was perished and split, the shower cubicle we felt we could not use because of its condition it did not look clean. clean white towels above a dusty radiator. We complained on checking out with no reaction from the staff.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

We were greeted by the hotel owner Nick, who was very friendly , we were made to feel very welcome and then he carried our bag upstairs to our room. We stayed in room 1, a double en-suite , that was very spacious with a large double wardrobe, the room had everything you would expect , tea and coffee making facilaties , flat screen t.v with freeview, an ironing board and iron. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable that we have slept in , away from home in either a hotel or bed and breakfast . The choice for breakfast was very good with a large selection of cereal ,fresh fruit, fruit juice , then the choice of tea or coffee and a full english breakfast or continental , we had the full english which came cooked very fresh and very hot , with toast and a selection of spreads , which was all served by the hotel owner Emma, who again like her husband Nick , was very welcoming and pleasent . With out a doubt we would definatly come back to this hotel and would recommend it to anyone , if you read this and get the chance to stay here you will not be disappointed . Just a wonderful hotel to stay at .

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We were greeted by nick the landlord and was made feel very welcome even carried our bag up stairs to our room.stayed in room 1 and was greeted by a very spacious room which contained a double bed, a nice doulble wardrobe and dressing table.We had a lovely view of the grounds from our bedroom window.It was a bit chilly in the room so nick turned on the radiator for us so that it warmed the room up. Bed was lovely and comftable to sleep in probably one of the best beds we have slept in.Breakfast consisted of a choice of full english or continental with cereal and juice and a choice of tea and coffee which was served by emma the landlady.Was brought out lovely and fresh and piping hot just what you need to start your day.We will deffinatly be going back to stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed there 3 nights. There was a little problem the first night that was totally solved by the hotel staff who has overwhelmed with gifts and services.
Very a good place to stay and relax, as well as to is it Bath and nearby areas.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Shaw Country House Hotel
Address: Bath Road, Melksham SN12 8EF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Melksham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Melksham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Shaw Country House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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