Stunning location and really excellent value
20/10/2018 LondonChrisr2, London
This hotel occupies a stunning location, high up and looking out directly onto the Bristol Channel. In some ways it's location reminds me of that amazing classic hotel Reid's Palace in Funchal, Madeir... more
This hotel occupies a stunning location, high up and looking out directly onto the Bristol Channel. In some ways it's location reminds me of that amazing classic hotel Reid's Palace in Funchal, Madeira and I cannot say anything more favourable than that!
I last visited the hotel back in the 1970s and it has changed, but not that much. There has been some modernisation, the old carpets have gone, revealing the original wide floor boards, now with a dark stain, a real classic look. There is a new bar area, which looks very modern with its own outside entrance, fine for some but to my mind a bit incongruous compared to the rest of the hotel. The stairs however could do with some work, as they are a bit creaky and the runners are worn, but the lift, oh the lift, an old Evans one from the 1920's is an absolute treasure and (note to the management) should be retained at all costs.
Although an independent business, there is also an in-house treatments room (Coasts) offering a full range of treatments - I had full body and facial massages and both were very good.
The rooms are comfortable, quite big, although the bathrooms are a little dated.
The food is reasonable, I ate both in the bar and also tried the formal dining room. Both have stunning sea views. The staff are very friendly.
It is clear that much of the hotel's business over the weekends is as a wedding venue and I can see how this would work well. I stayed during the week while on business and it was quite quiet, but I imagine it could be quite noisy if full with a wedding party.
If you are looking for a typical modern hotel, then the Walton Park Hotel is not for you, but if you are looking for something with charm and and a little old fashioned, then do give it a try.
And finally, at the prices they charge, I think it is really excellent value. less
LatonaLeisureGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Walton Park Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for such kind words following your stay at the Walton Park Hotel and I am really glad your experience with us was really positive – that is our main goal at the hotel and we do our best to provide the best good-value facilities at our accommodation.
Once again, thank you for choosing our hotel and leaving your valued feedback. I will take note of your compliments and suggestions (I looked the hotel in Madeira you mentioned and it’s absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for such a kind comment!).
We are looking forward to welcome you back at the Walton Park hotel, our charming hotel overlooking the Severn Estuary. Please don’t forget to book direct with us for the best rate.