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“Good value family run hotel.” 5 of 5 stars
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Northover Manor Hotel
Northover, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LD, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Ilchester
Brighton
1 review
“Good value family run hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2009

Very comfortable room with friendly staff. Food was great and the
attention to detail was spot on. I felt very well looked after and would recommend a visit.

  • Liked — Comfortable and clean
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxted, Surrey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2008

I am amazed that they boast about their mattresses - the one we had sounded like the grindings of a badly built nodding donkey.

Don't attempt to go there on a Sunday night - no food available at all which they omit to tell you when booking. They also, did not offer information on where we may have been able to go for dinner. However, that said we found a lovely Italian Restaurant a 5 minute walk away.

Most of the staff seemed to be a little tired and, when checking out the following morning despite having mentioned our disappointment regarding the lack of food on Sunday evening - no-one bothered to ask if we had a pleasant stay.

In short, we would not go there again!

  • Liked — Room was clean!
  • Disliked — Bed was the most uncomfortable you can imagine
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

hospitality of owner was very good, shame about the rooms, do not stay in the coach house they are small, smell of damp and definatly not worth the money, i challanged the owner about the price and state of the rooms, he agreed they were'nt worth the money but as he could get that amount then he charged it.
shame really could be a nice place but will stay else where in future and not recommend this hotel at all. what will he do when the air base closes.

  • Liked — pleasant atmosphere
  • Disliked — damp small noisy even the beds had seen better days
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2008

Old part of the hotel, dirty rooms, tatty furniture, wardrobe was a rail covered by a tatty curtain, tatty sheets and towels, made me itch. Left early.

  • Liked — Nothing really
  • Disliked — Nearly everthing
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, England
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

We were looking for somewhere to stay on the way back from a trip to Devon. We turned off the A303 looking for a pleasant reasonably priced hotel and hit upon this gem of a place. Ilchester is not that interesting but it could be a convenient base for touring Somerset, Dorset and Devon inland and coastal areas or as a stopover on the way home (as we used it).

The decor in the public areas is modern and relaxing. The evening meal in the restaurant was excellent,the wine was good and reasonably priced too. The breakfast was delicious too. My only criticism is that the public areas could do with being a few degrees warmer in early March. On the other hand, the bedroom was too warm!

The bedroom was plain but comfortable and was very warm - we probably could have turned down the heating but after such an excellent meal and wine, we just fell into bed! The bathroom had no bath and the shower was unusual - I am no expert, but it looked like it was geared up for the disabled but I am not sure how you would use it if you were in a wheelchair!

There was a pleasant outlook over open countryside from our bedroom and we could see our car in the secure parking. In the summer months it looked like you could sit out in the garden; but I think that the owners could improve the garden area. Perhaps this is a future project?

The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

  • Liked — the meals
  • Disliked — the bathroom
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

We stayed here for one night for a break from London. We arrived, checked into our room efficiently. It was comfortable but quite basic and had no bath. The hotel had a wedding that evening which we were not told about when booking. Because of this we were not able to eat at the hotel. We therefore booked dinner at the Italian down the road which was fantastic. Check out is at 10am which is bit early we thought!

All in all a good stop off if you are exploring that area. The couple who own the hotel were extremely helpful and made plenty of suggestion for places eat or visit.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Room had no bath
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2007

Friendly welcome that continued throughout stay. Yhe hotel was apparently full and perhaps I was unlucky with my room which was in old Coach House. Room very small with tiniest wash basin I have seen in 35 years of travelling. Room clean but troubled by traffic noise from Roman Road below.
Restaurant welcoming and Dinner well prepared and quickly served. Breakfast in the morning hot,good and cheerfully served. Owners upgrading but need to do something about the room I stayed in.

  • Liked — Very friendly staff
  • Disliked — Small noisy room
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Northover Manor Hotel

Address: Northover, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Yeovil > Ilchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Ilchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Northover Manor Yeovil
Northover Manor Hotel Ilchester, Somerset

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