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The Great Western Hotel

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Great Western House Station Approach Directly opposite Platform 2, Taunton TA1 1QW England
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#9 of 17 hotels in Taunton
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A beautifully restored Victorian railway hotel, we offer a venue full of character directly opposite the train station. Our lounge offers a relaxed space for a quick meeting or a bite to eat. we also have conference facilities & meeting rooms. Our bedrooms offer fresh milk, ground coffee and a selection of teas from around the globe. Not your run of the mill venue!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Non-smoking rooms
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aidan r wrote a review Dec 2021
19 contributions15 helpful votes
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Nice hotel with spacious clean bedrooms. Come here if you are looking for something close to town centre and a wider variety of high street restaurants for dinner. Rooms are nicely decorated and better than premier Inn or other local chain hotels. Not stuffy or intrusive. Friendly staff. Breakfast of eggs benedicte was great.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steve Corcoran, General Manager at The Great Western Hotel
Responded 8 Dec 2021
Hi Aidan Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad you found your stay so comfortable and we look forward to seeing you again
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fobl11 wrote a review Nov 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom566 contributions330 helpful votes
I stopped here a few weeks ago with work, but I was in late and up early so I didn't get to use all of the hotels facilities. The hotel is directly opposite the entrance to the train station. It's a 2mim walk away from pubs, bars and restaurants. The room itself was fantastic with a modern decor, TV, and TV/coffee, kettle etc. Breakfast was included but I can't comment as I left before it started. The staff I dealt with were all really helpful and friendly. There is parking just before you get to the hotel on the left hand side. It's not huge, but I had a large van with me and never had trouble parking. The only negative experience I had was with the windows. With the heavy wind and rain outside, they just rattled for hours during the night and it really limited my sleep. I ended up stuffing whatever I had available into its gaps to try and stop it. Other than that. A great experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steve Corcoran, General Manager at The Great Western Hotel
Responded 26 Nov 2021
Good morning thanks for the positive review and we are delighted you found the facilities to your liking. Apologies for the windows rattling, we have kept as many original features with the building as we possibly could and our night concierge would have been happy to move you to a different room. We hope it didnt affect your stay too negatively and that you will stay with us again . best wishes
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horshamkbk wrote a review Nov 2021
Horsham, United Kingdom30 contributions56 helpful votes
i stayed there with my daughter. it is a unique hotel in a fabulous building. each room is individually decorated with lovely touches like freshly ground coffee and cafetiere in the room. it is like a small boutique hotel but with normal prices. on the ground floor, some lovely areas with sits with great railway inspired touches. fantastic breakfast and excellent friendly service. excellent location right opposite the station with parking. not a chain hotel and some really nice touches to make it a lovely place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 9 Nov 2021
Good morning Thank you for the great review, We are so pleased you had such a positive stay and cant wait to welcome you back again.
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Tony C wrote a review Nov 2021
5 contributions5 helpful votes
I don't usually write reviews but felt I had to purely because of the great service. I arrived from the train station 20yds opposite (I didn't hear a single train from the room) 2hrs before the rooms are usually ready. I thought I'd ask if it was ready before I had to go off and do some work. It wasn't quite ready but they said I could either wait for another 10mins whilst it was finished or I could leave some luggage in a holding room. I decided to wait and 5mins later it was ready.... very nicely equipped and absolutely spotless with what looked like a brand new bathroom. The room was very quiet and large and perfect for an evening in watching tv.... Breakfast had been pre ordered and was lovely with quality ingredients....my only minor gripe being that it was too big for a person even with the biggest of appetites! Any profit goes towards the YMCA which is a great touch.... I didn't know that when booking and had I known, I'd have booked straight away without looking at too many other options so maybe it could be marketed better in that way? If breakfast was slightly smaller then there wouldn't be as much wastage and maybe more profit for the charity.... Well worth a stay for business or pleasure with nothing too much trouble for the friendly staff....
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steve Corcoran, General Manager at The Great Western Hotel
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Hi Tony Thank you for the great review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed you time with us. I will pass your kind words along to the team at the hotel. As a relatively new hotel its great to hear we are getting so much right for our guests. We hope you will stay with us again in the future. Many thanks again
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Scaramouchejones wrote a review Oct 2021
Bledington, United Kingdom30 contributions29 helpful votes
Comfortable rooms, great friendly and helpful staff, very good breakfast and really liked that it was unique and non-corporate. Interesting building and quirky interior design enhanced the experience. Would happily recommend to others.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Steve Corcoran, General Manager at The Great Western Hotel
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Hi Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with us. We love our quirky interior and are glad you found it so pleasing also. We look forward to seeing you again soon best wishes
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PRICE RANGE
US$114 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandSomersetTaunton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great Western Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Great Western Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Grove (0.4 km), St Andrew's Church (0.2 km), and Taunton Railway Station (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great Western Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Great Western Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great Western Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great Western Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turmeric Kitchen @65, Thai Lotus Flower, and Bare Grills.
Is The Great Western Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Taunton.
Are pets allowed at The Great Western Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great Western Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taunton War Memorial (1.4 km), St Andrew's Church (0.2 km), and Gray's Almshouses (0.9 km).
Is The Great Western Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.