Ston Easton Park4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We spent four nights here as an autumn break to do some walking in the Mendips. The weather turned autumnal and there was only sunshine on the day we arrived – typical! The hotel was warm and welcoming and we were allocated the Ludlow in the front of the hotel overlooking the countryside and main entrance. The hotel is in the country with extensive grounds and a large kitchen garden open to exploration (and we could pick apples for lunch on our walks). It is therefore delightfully quiet although there were functions on most lunchtimes and evenings. The best assets are the staff who unfailingly go out of their way to make the stay as good as they can – even ordering a pot of Marmite. My lady is vegetarian and the chef organised special dishes for a vegetarian tasting menu and a special vegetarian main course for our final dinner. The food is excellent with some interesting flavours and the service is immaculate both for breakfast and dinner. The room was fine though I agree that the shower is rather low for a six-footer but the flow is good and quickly hot unlike some places I have stayed. The bed is good and comfortable and large enough for me. It was also wonderful to come back after a windswept walk to sit on the cushioned window-seat over a hot radiator with a cup of tea. I like the way the turn-down service tidied the room and the bathroom while we were at dinner. I also like that when ordering a newspaper they accept the coupons that most newspapers use for regular readers. More hotels should learn from that! Other reviewers have used the words ‘faded grandeur’ and I think that’s too harsh. Yes, when the capital is available there should be an investment in some detail work but the property is furnished with old pieces and these can look old because they are. However there are other areas that are up to scratch. Visit the hotel for the situation, the food and the service and you won’t be disappointed. Well done!
A friend and I booked a late winter getaway to Ston Easton in February this year. The hotel sits rather beautifully in it's own parkland, with Bath only a short car journey away. We had a wonderful two night stay, this is mainly due to the fantastic service we received from all staff. Very welcoming and extremely hospitable. The room was of generous proportions and decorated to suit the era of the property. Parts of the decor were dated and the bed really was too soft for me, but it was immacutlaly clean and I think that slight touch of faded grandeur is part of the appeal. We were able to book on a discounted rate from a comparison website, I think if were charged the full room rate I'm not sure I would feel that I received value for money. My only reason for this comment is comparing it to some of the extras and amenities it's competitors would offer at the very top of the 4 star rating. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent no complaints in the food department at all, it was lovely to walk round the kitchen garden and really see how seriously they take their menu. If you want a true country house hotel experience then this is the hotel for you. You will feel as though you are staying in a well loved home as oppossed to a hotel. If you do wish to venture into Bath I would recommend that you take advantage of the park and ride.
Nice room overlooking the rear lawns, all very peaceful and quiet. Excellent deluxe room with all the required facilities. Interesting hotel which you are very free to wander around and explore. The snooker room needs updating, its not for professionals but certainly ok for a gentle game by amateurs who may want a bit of fun after a relaxing evening in the restaurant or bar. Food and drink all top notch, including breakfast. Staff and service all excellent. Thought maybe the evening restaurant service was perhaps a little too rushed - we were in and out pretty quick even though nothing felt rushed. Would certainly recommend for those wanting a gentle break with nice food in the countryside The city of Wells is nearby with some interesting tourist sites to visit. Would certainly pop in for a meal and drink if we were in the area again.
Visited for the second time. This time to celebrate mother in laws birthday. We started with a glass of champagne. Well we were celebrating! The selection of sandwiches and cakes is really good and caters for all tastes. I love the salmon sandwiches. The scones with fresh cream and homemade jam are fabulous. But we're not done yet. Then the bite size cakes. Carrot cake, chocolate cake, millionaires cake wow! All washed down with a huge pot of tea. Divine. The staff are very friendly and what I like best is that they don't fuss. Then if it's all just too much to eat, don't worry the staff will wrap up what's left for you to take home. Such good value for money and another great excuse to put your glad rags on. But you don't have to dress up, you can wear casual too. Go on spoil yourself or someone who deserves a treat.
Arrived at this hotel on a Sunday afternoon for a stay of 3 nights. Straight away we were met with friendly staff at Reception who were happy to meet you. Our room was all but ready but we opted for an afternoon drink in the quiet lounge. The hotel is very old so expect a little tiredness around the edges but this adds to it's charm. We had afternoon tea in our package on the Sunday afternoon but as we didn't book the tea time until a few days before hand, I think they were quite booked up. But still, they accommodated us with no problem. The afternoon tea was lovely, more than enough to eat. We went to our room we opted for one of the State rooms as we were going to be here for three nights. Upon entering the room it was nice and large with a Four Poster bed and a decent size bathroom. The room overlooked the front of the house and although this was where the cars parked, it was still a quiet room. My only negative comments on this room was the shower in the bath is for someone of small stature. I had to duck down a lot to wash and wash my hair, my Husband is 6 feet, and it was little awkward for him. Also, the shower glass screen doesn't meet the bath snuggly, so the bathroom flooded with a lot of water after both of us showered, plenty of towels were needed. Also, a few dead bugs around edges of room I noticed, might want to hoover those up. On our package we also had an evening meal included in the Restaurant each evening. We like to eat late so had a meal booked for 8.30pm. Each evening we sat in the Lounge for drinks prior to eating and shared a lovely house champagne. Highly recommended for a house champagne and we drink a lot of different brand champagnes. This hotel is geared up for a relaxing atmosphere, and staff do not hover around you all the time. So, if you find yourself wanting a drink with no-one around, just pop to Reception and a member of staff will be with you for your drinks order within a couple of minutes. We liked this whilst staying it was really laid back and as I said, staff don't hover around waiting to serve you, but they are there really quickly when asked and very attentive and friendly service. Everyone at this hotel from Reception staff to waiting staff were great. The restaurant. The food was fantastic. Two of the nights we ate the same meal, with mine being the Sea Bass which was beautiful. I can't recommend this restaurant enough, excellent food and the Marlborough wine was lovely. After 3 days of a relaxing break we checked out. I have to mention this as a lot of people may find it strange on their bill. At the end of our stay we checked the bill no problems but a Service charge was added at the end for waiting staff throughout our stay. Now, some people may not like this, but if you think about it, these members of staff have waited on you/us for 3 days and nights with no tips. So for us, the service charge at the end, even though the Receptionist said we didn't have to pay it if we didn't want to, it is the least you could do for such helpful, friendly and attentive service. Now, if you don't receive such good service then you are with in your right to explain and not pay. But we did, and to give a 20% service charge on our bill at the end, still worked out cheaper than we would normally pay if we were to pay as we went along. So, to sum up, this is a lovely quaint hotel, very quiet and relaxing with great staff and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I venture that way.
Stayed with elderly relatives who absolutely LOVED the traditional feel, quality, service and decor of this quintessential English Country Hotel - they couldn't fault it! We ate in the hotel restaurant - the food and service really was first class; recommended. The grounds are idyllic.......... Personally I found the bedroom lacking in style - a bit 'dreary' feeling - everything else lovely!
A wonderful present and to be cossetted in this place is really rather special. Our menu was pretty good too - the soup a bit boring but the salmon and the creme brulee exceptional. Nothing the matter with the main - chicken - and yet is was a bit bland. Altogether though a very fine lunch in a wonderful setting. It is no wonder Jacob Rees Mogg is a bit different - growing up here would rather set you apart
We arrived on the Wednesday morning for 2 nights at this fabulous grade 1 listed hotel second time around for us as we had visited nearly 3 years ago..wow how time flies, parked up and out we got, Bride..dog..luggage..yep all here..let's go. It really hasn't changed much other than it now sports a bar in what was the drawing room...okay first stop for us then..the bar...we sat and had a drink...well it had been a long drive from Buckinghamshire (not really it's only 2 hours) I just felt like I deserved one or two and took in the ambience. We were shown to our room which was on the first floor up a winding staircase..the dog was having issues as he is quite old..back legs you know... but he managed as did we..it's quite a trek.. but worth it as we were in the 'blue room' which is to the rear of the house overlooking the river...Huge bed..very comfortable..yes nice room. Unpacked..and down again to the bar(guys beware no draught...just bottles) had a wander and yes nothing had changed it's just as fabulous as the first visit..after a few more drinks we decided to walk the dog prior to changing for dinner at 7:00... as we had the dog they had reserved and set up a table in the library for us...nice. The staff who are always attentive bought in the menus and the wine list and we chose the Beaujolais blanc to have with our first courses, my wife's was the house smoked salmon..and mine the crab salad .. which when it came looked nothing like a salad..the brown meat had been made into a moouse type base with the creamed crab sitting on top with chervil and mango purée and pomegranate seeds..a pure delight. Next course.. for the bride rump of lamb with shoulder croquette..carrots and minted peas, crispy potato.. for me fillet of beef.. with braised short rib.. vegetables..grilled onion and a red wine jus..absolutely gorgeous...on both accounts. The wine was flowing so we decided to stay with the same and ordered another.. desert for me but none for the bride as she was full all in all a very pleasant evening.Morning arrived and down for breakfast again in the library...full English for me and poached eggs for the bride.. off to explore the area again...first to Shelton mallet to the farmers market for produce..then over to wells..onwards to Glastonbury...and finally over to cheddar gorge. Back then to the hotel for drinks prior to dinner, which consisted of brides sea bass, lovage mash samphire and clams eh beurre blanch, mine.. Ribeye with all the trimmings however things did not entirely go to plan..without going into a long drawn out issue it was all sorted out with an explanation from the manager and plates of food withdrawn from the bill..and to top it off he also withdrew the evenings wine..most impressed. Did I mention the beds? No...ours was huge and a great sleep was had by me and the bride...again down for breakfast just poached eggs x2 for both before heading off back to Buckinghamshire. All in all a very pleasant stay in a fabulous hotel which we will again be back.. well done all the staff and thank you it was appreciated. .
We spent two nights in this lovely old house and enjoyed the atmosphere and the setting. Lovely big room with comfortable four poster bed surrounded by period furniture and lush furnishings. Beautifully furnished rooms to relax in downstairs takes you back to a past era of grandeur and style. Out standing views all around and a kitchen garden worth checking out. Friendly accommodating staff and lovely food made for a perfect break. My husbands issue with the food was that it was overcomplicated and skimpy.
We were only spent one night at Ston Easton Park, first impressions were of a beautiful hotel in a stunning location, our room was spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard, the bed looked lovely but I was rather disappointed to find it was two single beds pushed together, however my husband and I both slept well, the next morning we went down for breakfast at 9.15, there appeared to be no staff around so we were not greeted or shown to a table, we found a vacant table. There was a self service buffet table however there was no juice, or breakfast bowls for fruit or cereal, we managed to find a member of staff and requested she bring some juice and bowls which she did.. however she did not offer us a hot drink or a breakfast menu so once again we had to look for her and request them. When she bought our hot drinks we ordered 2 full English breakfasts, and then we waited and waited half an hour later there was no sign of any breakfast appearing so my husband went in search of a member of staff, when he failed to locate anyone he went along to the reception desk and explained to the receptionist that we were still waiting she apologised and promised to locate the missing breakfasts. A few minutes later a waitress appeared and put 2 burnt, cold and pretty unappetising breakfast in front of us, they were inedible so we left them untouched. When we checked out we were offered a refund of £10 each, I thought this was not acceptable so requested to see the manager, he was very apologetic and gave us a 50% refund. This hotel needs to employ more staff they cannot run a successful business with just 2 members of staff trying to cope in the mornings.. personally I would not bother going back as I feel it is overpriced for the standard of service on offer.
- Free English breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Ston Easton, Ston Easton Park is within a 15-minute drive of Wells Cathedral and Kilver Court. This 22-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge and Caves are also within a 30-minute drive.
Free English breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
All 22 individually decorated rooms provide free bottled water and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.
Guests of Ston Easton Park enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and spa treatment rooms. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a library, free newspapers, and a garden.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 685 reviews