Best Western Walton Park Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is a lovely old hotel! The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable! The best feature is lying in bed, looking out the window at the sea and Walles on the other side. At the moment, there is scaffolding up which blocks the view somewhat. It was cute to have the seagulls tapping on my window in the morning! I did not care for the breakfast in the morning. I felt it was poorly presented and lacking in choices. The scrambled eggs were runny, and there was not a selection of pastries. Had I was told by the staff that I could have had porridge, I definitely would have ordered it!
We stayed as a group of 12 Monday to Friday on our ringing trip. Staff on the whole friendly and able to accommodate some complex needs. Rooms large and comfortable. Good food and well presented. Adequate parking in nearby car park. Provision made for our mini bus
Great elevated position over looking the Bristol estuary, but that is the only good thing I can say about this hotel. The interior is dated and very tired with artex on walls, ceilings etc. The rooms are in urgent need of upgrading and as a Diamond Club holder for Best Western loyalty card thought i would get an upgraded room, if so it was very poor. The restaurant position is great for the view, but that is the only good thing I can recommend the restaurant for. With so many nice restaurants just a few miles down the road I wish I had gone there to eat, would of been worth ta taxi fare. Would not recommend this hotel at all - would of preferred to stay at a local B&B.
We arrived just after a massive rain storm had flooded the reception - all hands to the mops! Despite the organised chaos around us we were given a warm welcome and enjoyed the old fashioned 'scissor' gate lift. Our first 'sea view' room was a disappointment but we were offered an alternative with no problem. As other reviews have mentioned the secrets of this hotel's success are the staff, the location and the old world charm. Definitely worth a visit.
We were on our way to Cornwall from Warwickshire, and decided to break our journey at Clevedon. The hotel is a venerable Victorian building with a sweeping view of the Severn estuary - not one for those who dislike looking out over water! We positively liked the vintage lift though some people preferred not to use it, which is a bit unnecessary. We had a very spacious room under the eaves with a commanding view over the water, and the bed was very comfortable. We glimpsed a room on the opposite side looking out on to the road, and felt that it did not compare at all with ours. We had an excellent table d'hote dinner in the restaurant - not Michelin star standard but very welcome, especially the breaded sardine starter and the grilled lamb cutlets. The French duty manager and waitress were particularly helpful. The restaurant was sadly almost empty though it is a lovely room but there were quite a few people eating tapas and light meals in the adjoining bar. The one irritating factor was that mentioned by the Pannones - horrible loud canned music. Not Muzak but ancient standards from the 50s and 60s. Please turn it off or substitute with something more mellifluous. The breakfast was good, and the staff friendly.
It's not that the buildings are unimportant but it's the people who can really make or break any hotel stay and here the people really do stand out head and shoulders above the rest. A nasty little step slope gave me goose bumps as we gingerly entered the car park, a feeling not helped by the many scrapes and gouges left in the tarmac by other guests. Go slowly and you should be all right.....but leave the Lambo at home if you've got access to something higher off the ground! The hotel entrance and reception have an old world welcoming ambience which immediately changes up a gear with the warm welcome from the front of house team. Our room, it must be said, was on the small side of bijou but had a comfortable bed, an effective shower and complimentary refreshments; fine for an overnight stay. Other rooms were larger and enjoyed fine sea views but we had no complaints at being tucked away from the happy sounds of the large wedding party that was also staying. We were able to have dinner in the bar with our little dog at our side and enjoyed excellent food and fine wine with outstanding service, particularly considering the pressure imposed by the large wedding group. Breakfast the next morning was buffet style - not our favourite in that respect - but the quality of the food on offer was first class and again the staff went out of their way to ensure our satisfaction. With just a ten minute (but quite hilly) walk to the sea front and pier of Clevedon the hotel is well placed and we would recommend it unequivocally and particularly to dog owners, since there are many lovely doggie walks at close hand.
We arrived early and were met with a warm welcome and checked in immediately. Our room was large and spotlessly clean with an excellent en suite bathroom. We had a side sea view which also overlooked part of the hotel garden. The hotel is situated close to the clifftop overlooking the Bristol Channel. The bar/restaurant was open all day so we had a late lunch. Excellent value with a comprehensive menu. The party facilities were ample although we thought the DJ kept the volume rather high. Breakfast was an excellent hot buffet which was constantly being refreshed. This hotel is historic and many literary giants have visited here. Clevedon is a very pleasant town which we would like to return to and explore further.
We stayed here for four nights in a party of 30 members from the West Yorkshire Decorative Fine Arts Society. When we heard where we were staying we thought 'ok just another 3 star hotel, but adequate for our requirements'. Wrong. This hotel is much better than that. On arrival, checking in was efficient, we were shown straight to our room, and our cases were delivered 5 minutes later. We had asked for - and got - a room with a walk in shower. We asked for a rubber mat for the shower floor, and one appeared within minutes. The food was well above expectation - we had a special menu for our party each night with a choice of 4/5 starters and mains. Service was extremely quick and efficient. From placing our orders for 30 starters to delivery was under 5 minutes. Breakfast was a well presented buffet - fresh fruit selection and cereals, usual hot dishes, fresh croissants etc. and hot strong coffee. Specials, such as kippers boiled egg etc available to order. On top of all this, a most amazing view over the Bristol channel to the Welsh coast. We have not hesitation in recommending this hotel as a base for touring the Bristol/Bath area.
The Walton Park Hotel stands in a commanding position overlooking the Severn Estuary. Parking is on site in a large car park a short walk from reception. The staff were polite and friendly. The room was huge with a massive bed and was nicely decorated and very clean. The view from the window was somewhat spoiled by scaffolding, something to be aware of when booking a room with a view. There was plenty of hot water in the bathroom, but sadly the shower was a big let down. The cold water seemed to refuse to travel up the pipe, therefore it was impossible to use as the water coming out of the shower head was red hot. The shower head was another problem, all the bathroom fittings looked reasonably new apart from the shower head itself which I could best describe as manky. Another problem was the constant creaking noises from the floorboards and other rooms, whilst I appreciate the building is old and some noise is expected, it was difficult to sleep. We ate in the bar, the menu looked quite impressive. We ordered beer battered cod, at just short of £12 per person we were expecting something special. This was not the case, the fish was appalling. The batter which should have been light and crisp was thin and soggy. The fish instead of being white was watery and a translucent grey colour, with large hard black lumps inside (see photo) everything indicated the fish had been frozen and was far from fresh. the only part of the meal I could recommend was the tartar sauce. Terrible value for money. We did wait for an age for someone to come to the table to clear the plates so I could mention about the fish, but the bar had got very busy and no one came so we left. One of the disadvantages of paying for food before you eat. On the whole I'm glad we were only booked in for one night. This hotel has a lot of potential, but is sadly let down by small things that could be easily attended to.
I spent a lovely night here on my way down to Exeter. The room was fine. Unfortunately the bathroom included a bath rather than a shower unit but that is down to me and my difficulty in getting into a bath. Exceptionally friendly staff. They could not have been more welcoming. Totally recommended. A much friendlier and peaceful option than a chain hotel near the motorway,
Best Western Walton Park Hotel places you 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Clevedon Court. This 3-star hotel has 45 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Clevedon, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Zoo.
This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.
All 45 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Best Western Walton Park Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 5 meeting rooms, and a porter/bellhop. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1025 reviews