Victorian Country House Hotel
30/10/2017 Global_Tourists, Cardiff, United Kingdom
The property is in the small village of Limpley Stoke, about a 15 minute drive south from Bath, just off the main road to Warminster. The hotel is clearly sign-posted, just after you drive throught th... more
The property is in the small village of Limpley Stoke, about a 15 minute drive south from Bath, just off the main road to Warminster. The hotel is clearly sign-posted, just after you drive throught the village of Claverton. We managed to get a great advance rate of just £88 for 1 night, through the Best Western website.
The hotel presents as an imposing property set on a hillside above Limpley Stoke and is accessed by a private drive, leading up from the village. There are several large car parks on site and we found little difficulty parking.
On entering, you are in a long corridor, with residents lounge, two function suites, restaurant and bar leading off. The reception desk is mid-way along the corridor, next to the main staircase. Check-in was efficeint and we were given a complimentary upgrade to Room 4, on the first floor, above the main entrance.
On entering the room, it was clear that it had been recently refurbished to a good standard. Three large Victorian sash windows, draped in quaint heavy curtains, had views over the valley. The design of the curtains was also reflected in the matching bed-throw and cushions. The queen bed was comfortable with crisp linnen and plenty of pillows. There were two bedside cabinets, two reproduciton easy chairs, coffee table and dressing table, with a further chair. The furniture was sympathetically reproduction period design, with matched the ambience of the property.
In addition to two five-light ceiling chandeliers, there were two bedside lamps and a desk lamp, allowing a number of lighting modes to be created.
The room had a large flat-screen TV with a range of freeview channels, a bluetooth soundbar to play music from your mobile phone, free WIFI, haridryer and telephone.
The bathroom had a large walk-in shower, good lighting, heated towel rail, WC and a small glass shelf. There were plenty of fluffy white towels and a selection of complimentary toiletries, sewing kit and so forth.
We dined that evening in the hotel's large and somewhat cavernous dining room. A bit too brightly lit. However, the menu and wine list were excellent and the waiting staff both courteous and efficient.
Breakfast the next morning was taken in the restaurant and comprised a good range of hot and cold buffet items, with a menu of freshly prepared additional items (kippers, fried eggs, poached eggs etc) also available.
On the evening we stayed, the hotel was hosting both a wedding and also a launch event. The property however is so large that no noise reached our first floor room.
A very well-placed property to explore Bath, the nearby American Museum at Claverton, Longleat and the other attractive towns and villages in the area. less
LatonaLeisureGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review following your stay at the Limpley Stoke Hotel. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you thought our hotel was set in the perfect location to explore the city of Bath and surrounding attractions.
I was pleased that you located our hotel easily because it is well-signposted and that you had no problems parking in our ample, free parking facilities. We strive to provide a warm welcome to our guests, so it was wonderful to read that your check-in experience was efficient and that you were offered a complimentary room upgrade.
The comfort of our guests is very important, so it was great to read that you thought your recently refurbished guestroom was a good standard and that you found the bed comfortable, with excellent quality pillows and linen. Our hotel is decorated traditionally, in keeping with the Georgian period property. I was pleased that you enjoyed the ambience of the classical designs and that you thought your room was well-equipped with modern comforts and facilities, including a flat-screen tv and complimentary Wi-Fi.
It was also wonderful to read that you thought our restaurant menu and wine lists were excellent and that our waiting staff were courteous and efficient. I was also glad that you enjoyed our plentiful breakfast buffet and will most certainly pass all of your compliments on.
Thank you for choosing the Limpley Stoke Hotel, I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next trip to the Bath area. Don’t forget to book direct for the best rates and available offers, either through our website or by calling the hotel.