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The Old Court

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4.0 of 5
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Temple Cloud, Temple Cloud BS39 5DA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plus points: 30 mins drive to Bath. Tea and coffee plus hairdryer and dressing gown available in the room. Free WiFi.plenty of parking Negatives: I appreciate this is an old Grade 2 listed building but some of it needs a lick of paint and a good clean. Chipped cups in our bedroom, bits of the bedstead are broken. The jets... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

now this review is old and i understand the jail rooms are no longer available, but i took the other half for a romantic break and stayed in the jail room which had a separate bathroom. Nancy was not there which was a shame as all the locals raved about her. the place was unique and slo glad we got... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Old building used to be a court and gaol. The B&B side, apart from the lovely building, is friendly but fairly average in what it offers. It is well placed for touring Somerset and Bristol. The road traffic is noisy throughout the night. Rooms are small but okay. The mattress in our room liked to sag in the middle, which... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Upon arriving at The Old Court, Nancy greeted us with such warmth into what is essentially her home. She offered tea or coffee, showed us to our lovely room (the Magistrates Chamber i believe) & booked us into the quirky Old Station Inn for a delicious dinner after a long day in Bristol. The room was nicely decorated with original... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Myself and my partner had a wonderful night staying in the Old court on arrival we got upgraded into a room with a jacuzzi bath. Room was excellent very clean and comfortable. The owner Nancy was very welcoming and very helpful. Highly recommend a stay here and we will be back. Thank you Adam and Nata

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Now having (thankfully) been to prison my comparisons may be a touch imaginative! Cold and damp, no warm water, thin horrible sheets and very noisy would be my main points of concern. The beds at HMP are very well likely more comfortable, Maybe the government should house convicts here - it would be cheaper?

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NANTWEE, Owner at The Old Court, responded to this review

This review is very much out of date as we no longer offer our wonderful jail cell rooms to b&b guests.....reason is we are restricted to how many rooms we can offer without paying extortionate business rates. As the house was built in 1857, all rooms are different. You may enjoy our Magistrate's Chambers with en suite jacuzzi bath or... More 

Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we arrived at 7.30 pm and were greeted by Jenny who was very informative and made us feel at home encouraged us to look round the hotel and also let us know where we could get an evening meal the room was just as we had expected. Breakfast was excellent too the full English was filling and well presented. will... More 

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Cambridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed just one night while in the area in the twin cell. We were prepared for the ensuite that is the loo and shower being placed at the top of the beds, no curtain or door on the outside of the loo. This did not bother us, maybe we are the 'fun' people Nancy the owner refers to when... More 

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NANTWEE, Owner at The Old Court, responded to this review

Might be helpful to keep your shower curtain inside the tray and off of the drain like most guests....tee hee. Never had anyone complain about our towels...they are right out of the dryer nice and soft and that's all there is to it. There are lots of reviews from guests who love our jail cells but if you are not... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I booked this hotel for its quirky look and it didnt disappoint. i chose the "Kingsize Jacuzzi Room" On arrival, we were greeting and taken to our room. Our host Nancy offered us coffee. it was a lovely big room, very comfortable. there was NO information book (guide) in the room (wifi code). i finally got it but its poor... More 

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NANTWEE, Owner at The Old Court, responded to this review

Hello JohnnyBGood....nice name. Sorry I was not in the country upon your visit but Jenny my staff person is excellent! Occasionally we have to order a part from Italy for a jacuzzi and I am sorry you had a problem. In this instance do email me to discuss such on a more personal basis. Certainly had you let a staff... More 

East Dean UK
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Old Court is still sitting for us. We returned after four years and found it even better. The bubbley host Nancy was away sadly, however John and Jenny made us feel very welcome and were ably assisted by Beau !!.The service could not be bettered The whole place is still amazing, a great experience to stay. The Cells are... More 

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