Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel
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... few weeks of getting my life sorted to take the trip as stress free as possible, not that I haven't been mentally stressed, it's just none of you have added to it. It's been lovely to see those I have and appreciate all your help in getting sorted including tips for travelling, lend of useful things, parting cards and gifts, giving me time off, storage of my belongings, cleaning and sorting my flat, buying my car, driving us to ...
... o'clock, Kronenbourg o'clock (ok so that one is not so British but you get the picture!) Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a special day especially those who travelled from so far with children in tow it was great to see you all. Special thanks to both our families just for being so great and to Jeremy for being the official photographer. Next stop Rio de Janeiro ...
After an easy crossing yesterday evening we made the trek from Dover to Somerset. Matchsticks in the eyes we arrived at home at 11.30pm. This morning we contemplated the task ahead of unpacking and washing everything, this was interrupted by the discovery that Coco, one of our ...
... which my brother had a chance to experience while I was gallivanting off down in London.
Thirty or so members of family all joined together for a fantastic meal with wine and cake. Lots of chatter. Lots of playing with my young first-cousins-once-removed. Lots of chatting with my cousins and uncles and aunts. It was an interesting experience, as it was my first time surrounded by family where I was viewed as an adult ...
... intimate experience, that is, if we can beat the buses from London to the parking lot at Stonehenge. Tim, our guide and driver, promisesd to drive like a maniac while sharing information on the local area. He is a retired fireman born and raised in Bath, who does the tour twice a week,nice friendly guy..
After an hour of driving we reach Stonehenge, yep, it looks just like its photos. And the bonus is that we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel Bath
lovely from outside. needs work inside. breakfast was ok actually.
no sky sports for 5 miles though. simple taxi into bath at night for 8 pounds.
We recently visited this hotel for one night the Staff in reception were very helpful & carried out our requests efficiently.
As other reviews have said it sits in a very pretty little village the bedrooms have nice views over the countryside & down to the river.The dining room was nicely laid out clean & tidy the bar area was very pleasant & the service was quick & staff polite. The main drawback to this hotel was the bedroom it was very small the size of a single room, for a couple it was very cramped with only one small drawer to put your items in, so you have keep the rest in your suitcase, there was a small wardrobe for trousers & dresses. Another problem was that there was no space anywhere to put your suitcases so if you were to stay more than one night this could be very annoying. The bathroom was tiny & the wallpaper was ripped in several places the furniture in the room was also very shabby the paintwork could do with revisiting, as other reviews have said very poor for the price they charge & i agree the breakfast was only luke warm pity seing as it was nicely cooked.
Will not be returning for another visit there are much better hotels around in this price bracket the bedroom photo they show is not representative of a typical room .
Luck of the draw
After reading the reviews of this hotel, was no wiser as the ratings varied so drastically. Phoned the hotel and expressed concerns and was assured that 'we would be delighted with our experience'. Not quite true. Booked two rooms (one smoking and one non smoking). Our non smoking room was 'grim' to say the least but decided to grin and bare it for one night assuming that all the rooms were comparable. The following morning on departure, we checked out the smoking room and were surprised to find it clean, well appointed and incredible value for 50 pounds. If we had known differently at the time, we would have requested a move but even knowing this now, we won't be back as there are better alternatives in the area.
The Hop and Pole pub at the end of the laneway was a good place to spend the evening and their food was pretty good. The English breakfast at the hotel was typical fare and there was no excuse to leave this hotel hungry albeit disillusioned about the accomodation.
Give it a try
I stayed here for two nights in January, having meetings in Bristol and Cardiff. I was extremely concerned having read the negative reviews.
I have stayed in many BW Hotels and this one was at least up to an average standard. The room was clean, a little on the shabby side but perfectly acceptable. My only complaint was the difficulty getting the temperature setting on the shower at an acceptable level.
The good news - no queueing for a good cooked breakfast.
The great news - just outside the hotel gates is a village pub to die for - all roaring fire, friendly locals and staff and a great range of beers.
Perhaps my view was tempered by the room rate - £37.50 on the BW web site - if you can get it for that or a little more it is great value
Wedding At The Limpley Stoke Hotel
My daughter and her fiancée recently got married (14th August 2004) at the Limpley Stoke Hotel and I would like to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful day had by all that attended their wedding. All the guests who attended were greeted with a red carpet welcome and a doorman who welcomed everybody. The ceremony room in which my daughter was married was absolutely immaculately dressed and all the arrangements executed to the letter. The welcome drinks had been set up on a three tier table and again dressed and finished with fine detail. When we sat for our meal we found all the waiting staff to be excellent and the Master of Ceremonies, who was supplied by the hotel free of charge made the whole meal run smoothly with no hiccups. Even the guests with special diets had been catered for with no problems. The evening reception was again an excellent affair with all of our guests commenting on the fantastic meal and choice of venue. The complimentary bridal suite for my daughter was a real treat and the other bedrooms were simply marvellous and kept in the tradition of such an old and impressive building. I would not hesitate to recommend the Limpley Stoke Hotel for anybody wishing to hold a wedding in style, but one that does not cost the earth. It truly exceeded our every expectation, thank you.
Other Reviews Unfair
I have just returned from an awsome trip to Great Britain, during our vacation we stayed at the Limpley Stoke Hotel and thought it was a credit to the Best Western chain. I have read the other reviews and I honestly cannot believe what those people are saying. Our room was a standard room with fantastic views across the valley. The room was clean and had all the amenities you would expect, the bedroom cleaners always had time to say good morning and asked us each day if there was anything else we required for our room. The restaurant served excellent food with good service, I do agree with the statement that some staff were foreign, but we did find this in most of the hotels we stayed in during our trip to Great Britain. I think the negetive reviews maybe a little misleading or they expected more for their money. I think the value for money was excellent and it included breakfast, which was very good. Give this hotel a try if you visit England and the Bath area, you will not be disappointed.
Loved The Limpley Stoke Hotel
My wife and I stayed at the Limpley Stoke Hotel recently and we found it to be very accommodating and the staff warm and friendly. I have read the other reviews and find it hard to agree with them. I think this hotel has to have some positive information posted. The only thing I can say that was a little on the down side was the fact that during our 3 night stay the hotel hosted a wedding each day. This made for a few issues with dining times, but on checking in the recptionist made us fully aware of the weddings and informed us of dining times and options during our stay. The food was excellent and breakfast time got very busy, but I expected this as it is a large hotel, I suggest to anybody staying at the Limpley Stoke Hotel to arrive early for breakfast so that you don't have to wait to long. Our bedroom was very comfortable and was in a part of the hotel that was not affected by noise from the wedding discos or the very busy bar. All in all my wife and I had a very enjoyable stay and will be returning the hotel for our next anniversary. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable. PS. The Hop Pole Inn that is situated at the bottom of the hotel drive is a very good place to eat and has a lovely atmosphere and they have an agreement with the hotel so you can charge you food and drink back to your room bill.
What a disgrace!!!!
I came across this hotel on the internet where i also read that some of the rooms had not been refurbished. I rang the hotel and mentioned this and the receptionist put me down for a refurbished room with a view. On our arrival i was impressed with the sweeping drive that leads you up to............a run down wreck of a place. admittably the views are breaktaking but the hotel..........
We were given the keys to our family room but on entering i was shocked to find a room that had not even been cleaned and was very very run down. The view from our window consisted of 3 skip bins for the hotel rubbish. We went directly to reception and complained and were given the keys to another room. Why we were hoping this would be an improvement ill never know, the only good thing about it was the view across the valley below. There were big black scuff marks up the walls, blankets on the beds which resembled those used in hospitals during the first world war, the bathroom was grubby with brown drip marks up the walls. We had to remove the blankets before my daughter would sleep in the bed that night. Breakfast was something we ended up dreading each morning. There was never an available table when we went in, and we were constantly told to wait in the lounge and that they would come and get us when a table was clear. On one occasion we waited 20 mins and still nobody came. The cooked english breakfast was a 'help yourself' affair with the food barely keeping warm in what i can only describe as an old kettle drum. Trust me, this was by no means appetising. We stuck to tea and toast which we really didnt enjoy. To say this hotel belongs to a large hotel group is a disgrace. Best Western should be ashamed of themselves, stay there at your peril!!!!
Worst Hotel I Stayed In
This was the worst hotel I stayed in during my stay in Great Britain. What a disappointment! The bed was absolutely terrible, as was the tiny bathroom. The door to my room had a large gap where it would not shut, so I was careful to leave nothing of value in the room. My room also shared a wall with the laundry room, and after viewing the filthy state of the room - lint everywhere - I was afraid that the hotel might actually burn down during the one dreadful night spent there. I think that giving this hotel a one-star rating would be overrating it.
Beautiful surroundings - horrible hotel
I now know why the picture of this hotel is shot from far away. My family, which consisted of, my husband, 13 year-old daughter, our niece and her 13 year-old daughter, stayed at this hotel for one night and that was one too many. The placard out front says that this is a 3 star hotel, and we are not sure as to how they got that many. The hallways leading up to our bedrooms were slanted. The doorways were not square and the locks were fragile. The beds were a box spring with a very thin mattress on them. Our bathroom window would not close because we had a vine growing into the room. The buffet breakfast started off terrible with the waiters and waitresses not being able to speak English. The wait staff was overwhelmed and looked very disorganized. The laundry room was just plain nasty. The only good thing about this hotel was that it was in a beautiful town and we needed to get up early and leave for our next destination.