Nostalgic, Calm, Beautiful Grounds
23/12/2016 Liza B, Stuttgart, Germany
There's London and then there's the rest of the UK. I have stayed at this location on 3 occasions over the course of about 3 or 4 years. The hotel is off of a main road. You pass nice houses in a res... more
There's London and then there's the rest of the UK. I have stayed at this location on 3 occasions over the course of about 3 or 4 years. The hotel is off of a main road. You pass nice houses in a residential area to get there. This was juxtaposed to some less elegantly appointed houses on the taxi ride to the hotel. I felt relieved.
This is not a place for someone that wants to be in the thick of things. It is a residential location, however, the grounds are lovely. When I've gone there were roses and other lovelies in bloom. It's clear the owners value the garden... and I value them for that! This is one of those places where I would put on a wool sweater and a nice fitting pair of shoes, wrap up in a scarf and stroll the grounds.
I've stayed in the executive level rooms each time. The rooms were in a Pavilion annex which is about a 5 minute walk from the front desk. My rooms were large and clean albeit somewhat dated. That means they have an 80's charm that made me wax with nostalgia. The showers and other items all functioned well. Water temperature and pressure were perfect. They have good food on the grounds and a little parlor areas with books where I could sit, read and have a cuppa! Did I mention how much I loved doing that?
The Best Western is a good retreat from bustling lodging. I liked the quaint and dated feel of the place. If I could stay for the month and work on my book, I would choose this place. less
Blunsdon, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS Swindon Blunsdon House Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Liza B,
Thank you for posting a review here at TripAdvisor. We were delighted to read that you found your various stays to be calming, pleasant and somewhat nostalgic. The original building of Blunsdon dates back some 200 years and is decorated sympathetically in keeping with an English country house hotel, we are delighted you appreciate this for what it is. Should you ever wish to stay for a month to write your book then please don't hesitate to contact us - we would love to accommodate you (Springtime is always lovely)!
We do hope that you will have the opportunity to visit the hotel again soon and until such a time we wish you all the best.
For and on behalf of Blunsdon House Hotel Ltd