We stayed here for just one night but could have done with longer! It's a fantastic neo-gothic house right next to the Cathedral and at one time was the Bishop's palace, hence the name. The rooms are all good sized and spacious, even though we were on the top floor in what would at one time have been the servants' rooms and in other parts of the hotel are bigger, more luxurious rooms with four poster beds and free-standing baths. Next time! There are even some rooms in a converted chapel. Breakfast is served in a pleasant, airy room overlooking the garden and there was an excellent selection of cereals, fruit, bread, toast and pastries as well as hot cooked food including several methods of egg, full English and vegetarian. One of us is Vegan and they even supplied soya milk. Downstairs is a gorgeous drawing room with comfy chairs to while away your evenings or a mid-morning catch up with the papers. Upstairs is a stunning functions rooms with views across the valley and to the cathedral where they host weddings and parties. The staff were kind, welcoming and helpful - they looked after our bags while we slogged up and down Steep Hill and explored the town, they brought drinks to the drawing room and the bedroom and they were really kind and friendly. There is also a lovely garden again with great views.
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