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Ye Olde Talbot
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Worcester
Reviewed December 2, 2011

I travel to Worcester frequently for work and have stayed at quite a few of the local hotels. This was my first stay at the Ye Olde Talbot though and I really enjoyed it. I don't know what it was like before the recent refurbishment but I thought it was a very nice, unique hotel and excellent value for money.

The location is great, close to the cathedral, the center of town and lots of restaurants. My room was very clean and comfortable. There is free WiFi throughout which I really appreciated. This is an old building though with lots of quirks and uneven floors but I found this charming and it makes the hotel unique and much more interesting than a boring chain hotel.

The hotel has a really nice pub with a large menu of interesting looking choices. I didn't have dinner there but I did have the breakfast that was included with the room and served in the pub. Breakfast was really good and there are lots of delicious cooked options.

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here and will definitely be back. The Ye Olde Talbot will be my first choice when staying in Worcester from now on.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, you may want to ask for a room that isn't adjacent to the street.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.

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Reviewed November 4, 2011

A very pleasent stay. can recommend this hotel. friendly staff good food and large bar. breakfast is from 7 till 12. Great if you want to sleep in. will visit again when in worcester. all in all worcester has alot to offer, if you like abit of piece and quiet.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2011

Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ye Olde Talbot or one of other Old English Inns very soon.

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Reviewed November 3, 2011

This is a historic building not a charmless Travellodge. I was here to work nearby. This would be a fantastic base to explore the city. The tv was not working due to an areal problem, but watched it on my laptop via the free wifi link. The staff were verry patient with me showing me how to conect to the wi fi. £3.20 for a pint of guiness so only had one ( I am tight and and dont want to pay pub prices) Remember though this is an inn not a hotel. I had kipper for breakfast and it came quickly and was very nice. Lovley staff were polite to me even though I was very grumpy

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Old English Inn. We do value all feedback and work hard to maintain good service to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our Old English Inns very soon.

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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I stayed here while on a course. Hotel was good very poor parking had to park in The Adjacent NCP car park which was expensive even with the hotel discount. Food was good in the bar and breakfast. Rooms where good. Hotel was in a good location close to town and eats. One problem was the hotel is built around a court yard which was dirty and full of smokers. The other problem was noise from street

Room Tip: Away from street if possible
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our hotel.
We do value all comments good and bad and take great pride in offering the best possible experience for all our guests. We look forward to welcoming to back to one of our Inns very soon.

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Reviewed October 17, 2011

We stayed in room 6.
THE POSITIVES: Location was good for our needs. Breakfast was served until late morning, good choice and range to choose from. Staff were generally polite and helpful. Bed was surprisingly comfy, bed linen and towels were of good quality and were clean. Shower had good pressure and plenty of hot water.
THE NEGATIVES: The whole place is in desperate need of redecoration and refurbishment. Our room was shabby - peeling wallpaper, scuffed furniture, plenty of cobwebs and fluff. The wardrobe was oversized for the room which made navigating round to the far side of the bed awkward. The toilet seat needed a good clean and a tap head came off in my husband's hand! We were glad we were only staying for one night and thus required minimal time in and use of, the bathroom. The location is very noisy both from traffic noise and rowdy young drinkers on the streets. This meant we couldn't sleep with the window open which made the room stuffy. Air con would be a big improvement, as would upgrading the double glazing to reduce noise pollution. The place is a confusing warren - wouldn't like to have to exit in a hurry. We didn't appreciate the occupants of room 2 having a crafty smoke in bed which set off the hotel's fire alarm at 7.30 on the Sunday morning - which part of the 'NO SMOKING' on their room door didn't they understand?
A FINAL WARNING: if you use the nearby Cathedral multi storey car park, make sure you exit before the 24 hr mark. We unwittingly exited the car park 2 minutes after the 24 hrs and were stung for an extra day's parking (£6) = OUCH! A warning in hotel reception would be useful.

Room Tip: I would avoid this place until it has undergone a major refit! Having spoken to other guests, some r...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2011

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us Ye Olde Talbot Hotel, we welcome feedback of any nature and I am glad you have bought these matters to my attention. We are pleased to inform you that we are ongoing a refurbishment throughout the month of November which will see an improvement in the rooms, bar and Restaurant area. I am positive that after this, we will impress our guests and achieve high standards of presentation.

Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot in the future.

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Reviewed October 11, 2011

My boyfriend and I go to Ye Olde Talbot quite often and it is by far for us our first choice in hotels in Worcester. The staff are pleasant and it has a friendly and relaxing feel to it, not to mention the price of the rooms always put a smile on my face!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Old English Inn. We do value all feedback and work hard to maintain good service to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our Old English Inns very soon.

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Reviewed October 9, 2011

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on a conference in the city. The hotel was a huge disappointment. The rooms were clean, and that was about the only positive point. We failed to get any hot water out of the taps, the decor was dingy, the landing had a really strong smell of greasy cooking and it was so noisy outside with traffic and a pedestrian crossing that sleep was disrupted. The first opportunity to mention the lack of hot water was when we checked out the next morning as our conference schedule was so full. We recieved a 'sorry about that' apology but the receptionist was not really interested. We didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food, but this is basically a pub with some grotty rooms, definitely not a hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Ye Olde Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2011

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us Ye Olde Talbot Hotel, we welcome feedback of any nature and I am glad you have bought these matters to my attention. We are pleased to inform you that we are ongoing a refurbishment throughout the month of November which will see an improvement in the rooms, bar and Restaurant area. I am positive that after this, we will impress our guests and achieve high standards of presentation.

Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot in the future.

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Additional Information about Ye Olde Talbot

Address: Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Worcestershire > Worcester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Worcester
Price Range: $73 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde Talbot 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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