Combe House Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Delightful, tranquil setting with lovely lawned gardens and shady trees . Guides are provided to beautiful local walks. The interior is tastefully furnished and decorated. Our room was very comfortable with the biggest bed in which we have ever slept. Excellent choice of breakfast fare well prepared. We enjoyed some lovely evening meals. All the staff are very pleasant, helpful and attentive. Great attention to detail. I would have wished to have available a local draught real ale although the bottled Exmoor Gold is an acceptable alternative. Congratulations to you, Gareth and Catherine
Attended the most beautiful wedding - gorgeous venue, location, food and service.......but service in the restaurant the night before and for breakfasts was dire, the worst I have ever experienced. You'd almost say the staff were scared of their customers as they hid in the kitchen throughout. And the noise and smell from the kitchen extractor fans in room 17 was horrendous. We did inform the team but they really weren't bothered. Clearly focus on only one aspect of their business. What a shame.
Booked a one night stay (Friday) on the way down to Newquay Airport. What a find. Dog friendly hotel and staff. Perfect room opening out onto the garden with a small conservatory where the dog could sleep. Spacious room and a comfortable bed. Excellent en-suite facilities. Booked DB&B. Beautifully cooked dinner could not be faulted (set up for us in the bar so that the dog could lie under the table) Perfect breakfast as well. We will definitely return. One note...best to book well in advance as this venue caters for weddings so on Saturday nights the whole hotel may be let out to wedding guests.
The hotel is excellent we had No 2 known as the Wobbly Room which overlooks the garden and was so quiet and the bed extremeny comfortable .The dinner which catered for some 70 people hingry after a 200 mile car in 1950,s old Jaguars was well worth the journey.After and excellent breakfast we were sent on our way happy having enjoyed such good value for money.
A lovely laid back stay in a lovely hotel. Room, food and staff all excellent - which is why we keep going back. Nothing was too much trouble. Staff attentive and helpful at all times. Great breakfast set us up for the day!
We had room 5 very nice over looking the front garden. Booked direct with the hotel as we don't like using Booking.com or other internet sites. There are no benifit booking direct with Combe House. Over the last year we have booked 54 nights in 9 hotels all booking direct. All hotels offered some kind of extra for booking direct, some gave us an upgrade or credit to use in the bar or restaurant at least a bottle of wine in the room. But other than that we had a great four nights and will visit again when in the area.
Dear Gareth we enjoyed bringing our son and daughter in law last week to Combe House, it is always interesting to see a place that we enjoy through new eyes. We all enjoyed our stay and found Combe House comfortable and relaxing; the bedrooms were comfy and well appointed, although room 5 could have an extra shelf to put personal 'things' on. The bar and meals were excellent with a good selection on the menu, and breakfasts were delicious and enough to set one up for a good walk on the hills. When we asked for the 'piped' radio to be turned down this was done immediately. Many thanks for another great stay and we look forward to coming down again in October. Kind regards Paul Paul Hutchinson
Combe House Hotel is a secluded gem within a stunning area of lush green countryside. Our room was spacious and delightfully decorated with a view over the pretty garden to the front and the cows grazing on the hillside beyond. The bed was extremely comfortable and our sleep was undisturbed because at night there is complete silence. The food was top notch and service was charming. The staff were friendly and attentive and were only too pleased to tell us where to find the local wild red deer and the best Quantock walks. We were spoilt for choice with the lunchtime menu but the caramalised goats cheese salad was just amazing. Thank you for looking after us. We will be back!
Room 2 on the first floor is a twin-bedded room which was spotlessly clean, as was the en-suite bathroom. The owner of the hotel carried our large suitcase to the room, which is not something one experiences in many hotels these days. The young lady behind the bar, who doubled as the waitress in the Dining Room, was pleasant and helpful. Both dinner and breakfast were of a veru high standard. The hotel has a fascinating history and is set in delightful gardens.
Before I continue I need to get across what we are dealing with here. I believe most Trip Advisor contributors submit their reviews as a true reflection of their experience. Bad reviews are in the main aimed at helping the venue to improve its offering. Now read the 'average, poor and terrible' reviews to see the responses from the hotel Manager/ Owner. In the main these are nasty vindictive comments and offer very few apologies. They are not constructive- they don't plan to improve, only personally sleight the reviewers in an offensive way. These comments sum up our experience of this hotel, the bad attitude of the staff is beyond belief. This was confirmed when we sat down with the owner to explain our grievances. We were the problem, the hotel is fine, was the gist of the conversation. Like talking to a brick wall! We stayed 2 nights in June 2017. We specifically ordered a bath and got a very poor shower. This they blamed on Travel Zoo. We requested a move but were offered only a downgrade. The walls were paper thin, bathroom sink blocked and the TV was tuned to Welsh-useful when your staying in England! and it was on a wall at 90degrees to the bed. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable. When we got to breakfast on the first morning, there was only one menu on the table so I borrowed one from an adjacent table. The waitress arrived and instead of 'Good morning what can I get you' it was 'Did you take that menu from another table, we only have one menu per table, I will have to put it back'. On ordering my fry-up I only wanted three items which I started to list and she said huffily 'Just tell me what you don't want!' By this time we felt we shouldn't be there, we were in the way. We didn't stay for dinner mainly because the menu looked uninteresting and we didn't want to face the bad attitude of the staff. The next morning we went down to breakfast at about 9.05am. There were several waiting staff on duty but were confined to chatting in the kitchen. We waited some considerable time before I knocked on the kitchen door to get some service. Out came 2 fruit salads that were bashed on the table without a word. Considerable time elapsed before someone took our fry-up order, it arrived at 9.40am. I questioned the waitress (the same one that lambasted me the day before) on why it had taken so long and why she was rude to me yesterday. She replied 'I was not rude to you and don't point your finger at me!' This lady should not be in the hotel trade she is totally unsuited for it with a bad attitude. Customers are to her a necessary evil to be dealt with. At this point I admit I lost it and tipped my breakfast onto the table and we went off to speak to the owner. He told me they had never had complaints before (Oh yeah take a look at the 95 on Trip Advisor then). He didn't know what to say except to blame Travel Zoo, the staff were new etc and offered no comforting words that he would improve things. Basically he wasn't interested he was doing fine without the likes of us was the gist. I cannot recommend this hotel- especially if you are on a voucher deal you are treated as a second class customer. The staff badly need training in the art of hospitality.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Holford, Combe House Hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Coleridge Cottage. This 14-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on a lake and also within a 30-minute drive of Bakelite Museum and Dunster Castle.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. 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 room service.
All 14 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LED TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries.
Combe House Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a business center and a garden.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 672 reviews