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Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens

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Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 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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Hamilton, VA
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our approach onto the grounds of Thornbury Castle our hopes were high that we were in for a real treat--several days and nights in and around a Tudor castle. Those hopes were dashed at reception. I have never felt less welcomed in my life than I did on that mid morning. Arriving at that time, as we had driven... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Morning 'Rebecca D' Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy any aspect of your stay and that your experience was in such stark contrast to that of the norm experienced by our Guests, as can be seen by the many positive reviews here on TripAdvisor. Having spoken with... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made booking to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary. Could not have made a better choice. The best short break we have ever experienced. We were allocated the Dukes Robe Chamber. Good sized and comfortable room. Were not disturbed by any noise at night. Had the novelty of having a helicopter land and take off from the grass area outside our room... More 

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by Thornbury Castle on the off chance that we could get some afternoon tea or similar (although we had not booked) and were driving back from Wales. The castle is impressive and very authentic inside, full of history. I was able to push a wheelchair around and all the staff we spoke to were very helpful. However, as the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thornbury Castle I can’t say enough good things about the people at Thornbury Castle. Spending the night in a castle was on BOTH of my God Daughter’s bucket list. So we booked the wonderful Tower Room. We arrived a few hours before check in to enjoy the grounds of the castle. The girls played croquet as well as displayed their... More 

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elmira,ny
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't mind paying top dollar for great accommodations. We paid top dollar, but got little in return. We stayed three nights. The castle is interesting, maybe worth stopping to take a look, but far, far from the luxury accommodations it pretends to be. It is dirty and poorly kept. Wouldn't pass muster as a Motel 6 or similar budget... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Morning 'tomandlee' I am surprised to read your comments and am sorry that your experience of Thornbury Castle was in such stark contrast to that of the norm. We regularly and consistently receive postive feedback and are rated 5* by our Guests as you can see on our TripAdvisor page and hence I would be keen to learn why... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are fantastic, we stayed in deClare, which was a classic bedchamber but it was lovely, some friends were lucky enough to get the Tudor room which was enormous but both were spotless and had all the facilities you needed.

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Hi 'Loraine S' I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your recent stay. I am delighted that all four of you very much enjoyed your recent visit and found the Housekeeping standards to be "spotless". We hope to welcome you back to the Castle soon (we'll make sure you receive the upgrade... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in The Bohun Room. We have stayed at many 'top' hotels including The Savoy and The Burj al Arab and without a doubt, Thornbury Castle is on a par with the best of the best. The room (which was an upgrade) was majestic with a massive four poster bed and the most comfortable bed linen,... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon 'SandRJ' May I take the opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is such a pleasure to read your Review. To be compared and rated equal to 5* Hotels such as The Savoy is just fantastic and a lovely acknowledgement of the outstanding level of service provided here at the Castle - this really... More 

Pitstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place to stay in - it's fantastic but definitely not cheap by any means, you are however staying in a 500 year old castle and it is worth every penny. How often can you say that you have slept in a Castle that Henry VIII has stayed at, not many I bet. The rooms are all different and... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Hi 'Rob K' Thank you for your lovely 5* Review. I am thrilled that you very much enjoyed all aspects of your recent Anniversary stay with us. All of our Bed Chambers have their own unique charm and character, hence it would be wonderful to welcome you back and introduce you to one of the other fabulous rooms. We are... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at the Burj al Arab in Dubai the month previous the staff at Thornbury Castle was on par with the service at the Burj al Arab, with the receptionist in particular standing out, but all staff where attentive, courteous and friendly throughout . Two small criticisms, one been the gardens could receive some attention as the flower beds... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Neil, I am delighted to read that your experience with us met all of your expectations. To be compared and rated "on par" with a property such as the Burj al Arab is just a pleasure, thank you for this superb recognition. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the staff, it is wonderful to read that my... More 

Bristol
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a gift voucher for "Full Afternoon Tea for Two" at Thornbury Castle as a Christmas present. As we heard that the gardens are well worth a visit we decided to defer the trip until summer and visited in early July. The place is indeed wonderful with lovely gardens and the old Castle in a tranquil setting. The atmosphere... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your lovely review - it made me smile! I am so pleased that you very much enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with us and will look to return in the future. The Afternoon Tea's are surprisingly filling and hence we find that the takeaway boxes are very much appreciated in order to enjoy the remaining... More 

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