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“So middle of the road” 2 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tormarton GL9 1JB, England   |  
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“So middle of the road”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2007

While walking along the Cotswolds Way we came to the village of Tormarton. Tried to stay at the Port Cullis Inn where we were told they had no rooms available (later to find out that they did but the barman wasn't aware of it).

Ended up at the Compass Inn which is as others described it, a mediocre pub with cheaply built rooms attached. We stayed in a very boring, run of the mill, cookie cutter room that could have been anywhere in the world with a queen bed, single and another pull out bed for 115 pounds. We were under the impression that breakfast was included but found out the next day that it wasn't and was an additional 10 pounds each for a full English. We left.

There are, as others have mentioned, several B & B's in the village. Stay at any place but this one!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Poor value, less than friendly staff, expensive and boring design
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2007

The Compass is basically a very ordinary pub with a load of rooms bolted onto the back as an annexe - its quite clear that the owners added the rooms with the sole intention of bringing in the most possible revenue by expending the least possible cost...it shows!

Rooms were ok in terms of space, but there was no central heating (electric heater on wall). Bathrooms were very, very basic - the type you might find in the most rudimentary of B&B's - all plastic and lino flooring.

Breakfast was at additional cost and could best be described as adequate. No choice of eggs, supermarket "economy" sausages, packets of cereal and made-from-powder orange juice.

The bar isn't even that great. No fire in the pub, and a bar girl that looked like the world was about to end. After a night at The Compass, I think we rather hoped it would.

Its not cheap either at over £80 per night for a double.

If you're in the area...trade up for something really nice (The Manor House in Castle Coombe if budget permits), or look for a local B&B as there were plenty around where you could probably find a much friendlier welcome for half the cost.

  • Liked — Not a lot....but its close to Bath and well located for the Cotswolds
  • Disliked — Its just a poor hotel, sorry.
  • Tips/Secrets — Look for a local B&B instead
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Tormarton GL9 1JB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Tormarton
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tormarton
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN The Compass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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