Hello travellers, I took a group of 13 people to the Corner House Hotel for around 4 to 5 nights back in March, my Title says the good and the bad. I will try to explain as brief as possible.
The rooms were very adequate and clean. the breakfasts are excellent, the staff are excellent and very helpful and very well mannered throughout this establishment.
Should you fancy a single Vodka and Coke? then take £5.25 out of your wallet and say good bye, Drinks are london prices in fine hotels.
Upon arrival the very nice well mannered reception staff take your card details, its usual right?
The well mannered reception staff tell you that "this is just to get you booked in and NO Money will leave your account" However here is the catch - what this hotel did was to effectivly ring fence (freeze) the entire 5 day room cost, so if you stay for 5 days as some of our 13 people did then the best part of £400.00 was not availiable to you. one person who was on a budget went for a nice meal out and upon being presented with his bill he then found out he had insufficent funds to pay for it. bearing in mind he the money in cash at the hotel for his room mate to pay on departure. every person in our party was totally disgusted with this underhanded and deceptive sharp business practice. so just beware as the staff are well versed in saying no money will leave your account. however the hotel is good and breakfast is amazing as are the staff, it was just their buisness practice that warrented my review.
I complained to their head office and they said they would look at this situation for the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ‘A new breed of hotel for the centre of Taunton.’ Within walking distance of the centre of Somerset’s County town, this 44 bedroom hotel has been transformed to meet the demands of the modern day traveller. ‘Budget boutique’ was one observer’s comment. The recent addition of the Wine & Sausage eating rooms has been well received by hotel residents and locals alike. Ideal for business or pleasure. Emphasis has been placed on developing a simple yet stylish and comfortable sleeping experience at an affordable price. All rooms have linen duvets, ample work space, refrigerators with complimentary bottled water and fresh milk, flat screen televisions and sparkling en-suite facilities. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. A flexible combination of meeting and eating rooms and excellent road and rail connections make the Corner House a convenient location for day and residential meetings. The hotel has free on site car parking and is in an ideal location for visiting many of the nearby Somerset attractions or as a stopover en-route to or from the Cornish peninsula. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Corner Hotel Taunton
- The Corner House Hotel Taunton, Somerset