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“Overrated!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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The Ilchester Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ilchester
Certificate of Excellence
cambridge
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Overrated!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed at this hotel to break up our journey to Cornwall. Firstly the rooms were clean and of an ok standard. I'm a bit dubious about the other reviews that state a warm welcome, when we arrive we waited at the bar for some time before being served, we were then given a key and a bit of paper, that gave info about checking out. The guy behind the bar grunted, no eye contact! and gave me the key, i was not impressed. The room had no information about breakfast so we had to go back down and cue again. Lack of information was frustrating and there were no available staff to talk to. We went to the Bull pub, the food was very good and friendly staff. breakfast was lovely to. It's a shame I think the place is overrated and we expected more for £80 for one night, this is more like a B&B not a hotel.

The noise downstairs was not except able, at one point some guy came out of his room a shouted abusive language, this should be considered in the price charged for a room.

However, food was good.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Stayed just the one night and the service was impeccable. Food in their restaurant was great quality and the meat of a very high standard. Rooms very clean and everyone on duty so helpful, welcoming and accommodating to our needs.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dbchis
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

What a lovely place! Arrived after a very long delayed journey, staff lovely, service excellent, room clean and spacious. Menu was great although due to having (slightly fussy) teenage children with us chose to eat in the Bull opposite (same owners) which was absolutely fantastic. One highlight was the outdoor table tennis table. Will return.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HareHatch
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telford
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

We had another lovely room for our stay while we visited family. Our 6 year old Grandaughter was able to stay with us as we were given a family room and she was very excited!!! Staff were helpful as always and the food was of a high standard. Would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank naughtynana
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West Mids
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2010

We stayed here on a visit to the Fleet Air Arm museum, which it is very convenient for. The room was pleasant, nice and warm and clean. The staff were friendly and efficient, but the real star of this show has to be the food. Our dinners were excellent- beautifully cooked, hot and generous portion sizes. So good that we cancelled a booking at a competitor and stayed put- and we didn't regret it. An imaginative menu and reasonably priced. Cooked Breakfast was good too!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RowenaWestMids
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Cornwall
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2009

Spent 2 nights on the way home to Cornwall from London. We were made very welcome and staff are friendly and very helpful. Room was very good. The food was
wonderful and reasonably priced. Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury not far away as is the Hains Motor Museum (well worth a visit). We would certainly recommend the Illchester Arms .

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CoupleCornwall
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Northampton
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2009

We stayed for one night whilst down in Yeovil for a family wedding.
Bedrooms were delightful - clean, spacious, well laid out and with everything you could wish for.
Staff were kind, courteous and very helpful.
Food was delicious.
Would recommend this hotel to all to stay in.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ellen072
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Additional Information about The Ilchester Arms Hotel

Property: The Ilchester Arms Hotel
Address: Church Street, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Yeovil > Ilchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ilchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ilchester Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilchester Arms is a 4* family run hotel and restaurant in the heart of Ilchester, just off the A303 & 5 miles from Yeovil. We have 10 comfortable, well furnished, en-suite bedrooms, free breakfast for hotel guests, free on site parking & free WiFi. Our restaurant is open daily for lunch (12pm-2.30pm) and dinner (7-9pm excluding Sundays) with a range of homemade dishes created from locally sourced produce. If you are just on the road & need a quick pick me up we also offer coffee & cake from 9am daily. ... more   less 
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