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BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Station Road, Ilminster TA19 9AR, England
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Ilminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
William M Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the first time we have stayed in this hotel, but it will not be the last. We were welcomed like old friends, the service was excellent, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the bed was really comfortable. One thing we did note is the peace and quite of the area. We cannot recommend this hotel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived for a three night stay and was warmly welcomed by Jacqueline on reception who offered us assistance with our bags, and also escorted us to our room. Our room (14) was light and airy and situated on the first floor at the rear of the hotel with views across the surrounding countryside. The room was large and well equipped,... More

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Essex Boy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location within easy walking distance of Ilminster town centre. Decent sized rooms with good beds. Food good and well-presented. Staff really helpful and pleasant. No lift. Only draw-back is the noise and heat on hot June nights. Room 1 above kitchens with a lot of heat.....no airconditioning or ventilation system ......open windows and get the cooking smells and noise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We returned to the Shrubbery Hotel having stayed there on four previous occasions. The hotel was quiet with few guests using the bar and restaurant. However this did not spoil our enjoyment. The food both at breakfast and dinner was of a good standard, well prepared and politely served. The rooms are nicely furnished the only downside was, on this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Having booked this via the bw diamond and at last minute got a very good price. Hotel is an older style hotel and was shown to my room which was a large double. Room was spotless comfy bed and powerful shower. Ate in the bar and food was excellent only fault i could find was the internet in my room... More

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A Best Western Hotel. It is an older type hotel but clean and cared for. I had a double room with the usual tea and coffee facilities. No biscuits which was a bit of a disappointment. Housekeeping was very good, room spotless. Had a very good nights sleep. Shower was a bit "tired" but adequate. Seemed to be plenty of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

we spent two nights here recently, only bed and breakfast, but having read some mixed reviews enjoyed this hotel a great deal. friendly staff who looked after us really well. the breakfasts were great, freshly cooked and well served in spite of a busy dining room one morning. only minor criticism was a slightly hard bed. this is a proper... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have just spent four nights in this family run hotel. On checking in we were escorted to our room; an old fashioned courtesy we appreciated. Help with our luggage was also offered, again sadly a rarity these days. Our room was spacious with a large bed and spotlessly clean. As well as the usual tea, coffee and biscuits on... More

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South London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Couldn't stay in previous hotel as was full on last night so moved onto this place, which I found on the web. Sometimes use BestWeestern but this was the nicest one so far, Sunday night was very quiet, one person seemed to do everything, but did it fine. The bedroom was particularly nice, quite new I think and very clean.... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights with a small group from York. All had great praise for the hotel, really friendly, helpful staff and excellent food. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from centre of Ilminster, which is a good centre for exploring parts of Somerset, Dorset, Devon. Would be very happy to stay here again.

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Address: Station Road, Ilminster TA19 9AR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Ilminster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Taunton
Taunton Best Western
BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel Ilminster, Somerset

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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Located in South Somerset, near Ilminster, is an elegant Edwardian hotel owned and run by the Shepherd family for over 70 years. We are well know as the leading Somerset Conference & Business Centre in Ilminster Somerset, as well as a great party venue Taunton. The building with many fascinating features stands in over 2 acres of lawns and shrubberies. The Best Western Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster, Somerset is ideally situated only half a mile from the A303 London to Exeter trunk road, and ten minutes from the M5 motorway at Taunton. ... more   less 
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