Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Stayed here as a party of 8. Hotel is like a large country house set in a small hilly village. Its just outside Bath and is a few miles from a park and ride. We arrived early so had lunch in the bar - the sandwiches were large, fresh and delicious and were reasonably priced.We also had teas etc which are all served with homemade biscuits. The bar is not staffed and we had to ring for service but nothing was too much trouble for the waiter. Two rooms were ready so some of our party were able to book in. The rest of us asked if we could check in & collect keys later but the receptionist was quite rude saying no and didn't offer any explanation as to why not. All our rooms were on the top floor - its a bit of a warren with lots of little staircases but there were lots of signs. Our room was lovely with a large bed, decent furniture, good size TV and was spotless. The bathroom was also a good size with a bath although the floor was a little tatty & needed replacing. The shower was an electric one over the bath but what a disaster! It took ages to find a correct temperature & then it would go hot and cold -should haves just had a bath! The room had a small window and although we were comfy I think it could get very hot in summer. Breakfast was served in a beautiful room - mainly buffet but you ordered your eggs : the poached ones were perfect. There is plenty of parking and lovely views across the valley. It is a quiet hotel and I'm sure it has lots of staff but they aren't very visible - we had to ring at the bar and at reception several times for someone and had the distinct impression we were disturbing them , especially at reception and they could have been friendlier. There is a pub at the bottom of the drive which serves good home cooked food and there are plenty of walks in the area, especially near the canal.
Heating not working. Slept with coats over us for 4 nights. Inadequate room provided against hotel policy.3 elderly adults squeezed into Room 19 which they say was a family room. We could not move. (Nothing like photos on web). No wardrobe or drawers for clothes. Everything kept in our suitcases. Toiletries on floor in bathroom. Health & safety very poor e.g. 2 settees and stack of tables outside bedroom door, no safety handles on bath or wall. No bathroom heating. Very few hand rails - lots of steps. lead on small portable heater dangerous. Kettle on shelf nearly out of reach. No table service Had to buy our drinks at the bar downstairs and take to dining room table. Had to go downstairs to another room for our coffee - if any left. Nothing every replenished. Spills on breakfast tables never cleared. Festive decoration very sparse. No entertainment except a singer Boxing night. Noone ever at reception. This was Christmas,- you would never had known. All in all a total disaster. never again. Very poor management.
We booked this hotel because of its proximity to Bath, in particular the University, which is only a 5-6 minute drive. I called to say that we probably wouldn't arrive until after 10pm and the man on the phone said the reception would be closed but they would leave our key in an envelope at reception - which I thought was odd because most hotels have a 24 hour reception - but fortunately we were welcomed by a man at reception who basically did nothing but ask for my name and give me my key. He was pretty blunt and not very friendly. The room we were in (number 46) was extremely dated and below average. Though it was clean and relatively spacious our sleep was disturbed by the noise from surrounding rooms and the corridor, as well as the train line that passes. Windows and walls are paper thin. We were meant to have a standard double with a view but comparing other rooms (there was a large group of us staying) others had paid for single/twins that were larger and much nicer. Facilities were very basic and no plug sockets either side of the bed. The most disappointing this was breakfast. Firstly, we were due to be somewhere quite early both days and struggled to fit in a breakfast before our days out with breakfast starting at 8am -most hotels start breakfast at 7am even on a weekend - and on the first night of our stay they were late opening up the dining room. Second, the selection at breakfast was really poor. Cooked was okay, but buffet style and even at the start of service a little overcooked. There was no fruit selection and a very poor offering of cereal/pastries/yoghurt. If you paid for it with your room price still go but don't bother paying £12. Service was very slow and lacking in terms of refilling tea/coffee. What was also frustrating was that there was a menu that you could order from but only after the waitress cleared our plates did she point it out and offer to take an order from us. One stand out member of staff was the bar-tender on the Saturday night, he was by far the most friendly and attentive member of staff we encountered. This hotel was great in terms of location but is a poor example of a best western, we probably won't return and were pretty irritated after having paid £200 for 2 nights.
Nice Hotel in a quiet area with lovely views. Nice warm & clean room in a building with lots of character. Excellent breakfast with a good choice, friendly & attentive restaurant staff. Short walk to get bus to Bath or a short drive to Park & Ride.
We wanted to stay in Bath but found the prices so high we decided to stay 10 minutes outside and taxi into the City. We were going to the Rugby and wanted a night out in the City. The hotel is in a very quiet setting overlooking the river and railway, its very quaint and peaceful. Pub at the end of the drive is very olde worlde and basic but nice. Hotel was more than adequate for our needs, rooms were clean and tidy, large beds and nice view. Breakfast was a bit disappointing, but ok by hotel standards. We went to a local pub for a meal - Seven Stars which is well recommended, taxi was £12 and then the next day taxi to Bath was £15 - get the Bradford upon Taxi as the City ones seem to charge more.
Stayed for just one night. The hotel including the room was nice, clean and had a great view over the valley. The staff were attentive and friendly plus the food was good at both night and breakfast. Great location for visiting Bath.
On arrival had to wait 10 minutes to check in, as only receptionist was on the phone,behind a mirrored glass screen, csol no visual contact. Room and bed clean and comfortable, with ample electric sockets. Drain smell, which never completely disappeared, from bathroom and toilet pan not secured to floor. We felt lighting could be improved by dispensing with inefficient uplighters over bed and replacing with bedside lamps. These negatives not sufficient enough for us to interrupt our break with discussions with management, but feel some attention is require. On positive side, the variety and quantity at breakfasts were very good and we were impressed with the very efficient and friendly waitress. On the whole it was a value for money break (3 nights) and would stay here again.
We held our wedding at Limpley Stoke Hotel and we could not have asked for better service. Our wedding planner Karen was outstanding, she answered all of our questions and queries and made us very relaxed throughout the whole planning process. Karen ensured everything ran smoothly on the day and we barely knew she was present which demonstrates how efficient and effective she is at her job. It was amazing to see everything we had discussed in conversation with Karen over the past 15 month come to fruition just as we had envisaged. The staffing team were fabulous and the service was excellent. All our wedding guests commented on how lovely the hotel is, referring to the vintage and rural atmosphere. Thank you to Limpley Stoke for providing us with such a fantastic, perfect and memorable day!!!
Great stay for the money ! Clean rooms, comfy beds, great food, nice staff . Absolute bargain. The only negative was the shower wasn’t great but we had a bath so that was a bonus. Stayed in hotels that cost three times this and not had such good facilities or service .
Tried to check in early around 12:45, as we wanted to get all that out of the way before we got a taxi into Bath centre but there weren't any rooms available yet. So we had a pint in the bar, the bar was very cosy, £4.20 for a pint. Asked again after an hour if we could check in now but still unable to. We were allowed to leave the car in the car park and go off on our days adventure. Taxi to Bath was £13 with Abbey Taxis. Got back around 8pm, checked in. There is a lift which was called in advance by an observant passing member of staff who saw us heading that way with our bags, very thoughtful. The same member of staff later served us in the bar. He was very friendly and chatty. We didn’t spend too much time in the bar, we went to a pub just at the end of the drive called The Hop Pole Inn as it was a little cheaper. The exterior of the hotel is not very well lit but you can see where you are going, you just need to make sure cars in and out of the hotel can see you! Room was quite small but served it's purpose well for a couple just needing somewhere to sleep. It was stuffy, and for me to say that when i love being warm and usually complain I’m cold it must have been quite hot. We even opened the window in February! The walls are so thin though, i could hear the guests next door showering, the conversation she was having whilst she showered, i could hear the toilet being flushed all as if it was taking place in our room. I could also hear hoovering coming from somewhere. Check out wasn't until 11 but i was awake from 7am onwards because it was a little noisy, my partner however was undisturbed so i'm sure it just depends on how you sleep personally. I must compliment the time taken to improve the view from the window of the room. It should have looked out onto a drab roof and walls but instead the roof had been covered in artificial grass and there were some lovely tubs filled with flowers, it proves the hotel are thinking about what you see as a guest. The hotel is lovely and the staff i encountered very friendly, but nothing really stood out to make me want to return.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like American Museum in Britain and University of Bath. This 60-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. In the historical district, it's also near Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.
All 60 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and express check-out. A stay here includes free parking. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace and a garden.
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65.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1210 reviews