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Reviewed December 19, 2017

We chose Furnace House based on its location near Hoo Farm animal kingdom. Upon arrival we were somewhat surprised to find what appeared to be just another house on a well kept council estate rather than anything that looked like a hotel.

However the welcome was warm and genuine and we were given a choice of two twin rooms downstairs off reception. Choosing #4 as the larger and brighter of the two, we found them clean and comfortable with all the basics required. Throughout our two day stay the room stayed warm and with little noise from outside. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for our neighbours as you could hear everything going on in reception and there was a waste pipe (which is not boxed in) which was incredibly noisy when "in use" by the room upstairs! We also found the beds rather too soft for our liking but for others this might not be an issue.

The great benefit of Furnace House over more traditional "hotels" or B&Bs is the access to a shared fridge, microwave and kitchen area enabling you to do some of your own food preparation. A simple continental breakfast of toast, pastries, cereals, butter and jam is also available here as is additional tea and coffee facilities over and above what you have in your own room. Downstairs in reception are several tables where I'm guessing you could also eat a takeaway rather than go out to eat.

After the initial warm welcome we didn't see our hosts for the remainder of our stay and had to leave the key in our room when we left. For us this wasn't much of an issue but I can understand that some people might feel rather abandoned!

In terms of value Furnace House ticks most of the boxes - at £45 a night including breakfast it is undoubtedly a good deal. However, I would say its target market is more aimed at visiting tradesmen rather than leisure travellers. For the same price it is possible to get a room at one of the local Premier Inns where you have a guaranteed known product, amazing beds and importantly no noise from other rooms - but with breakfast coming as an extra cost.

For us the best thing about the location was its proximity to the Dun Cow pub down the road which we found excellent, but to be honest if I was coming back to Telford I wouldn't rush back to Furnace House.

Room Tip: Avoid downstairs rooms if possible and ask for a quiet room upstairs
  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank snowydog
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a stopover bed and breakfast small hotel located in the small town of Trench, Telford. You are greeted by Chez who is a lovely girl and her smile and her manners make you feel welcome. The rooms are very comfortable and spotless. Self service breakfast(continental) is available at no extra cost. Near to public transport to go into Telford and Ironbridge Chez recommends a very good food pub some 500 yards away the Dun Cow. This stopover hotel is highly recommended

Stayed: December 2017, traveled solo
Thank TractorBoy1
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Not a hotel and not really a B&B, but a good, simple, clean place to stay overnight. Breakfast is an optional extra, but not really strongly offered. Steve was happy to assist on our arrival and suggest a good place to eat, but then wasn't seen again. You get what you pay, but would be hard to please if you didn't think it was an OK spot. Off street parking, although no real problem with on-street parking.

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank John B
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Clean, well run B&B - you get what you pay for. Off street parking. Excellent breakfast by all accounts - only £6.99, Clean functional room with strict no smoking policy so no nasty, stale smells! Run by Steve who was most pleasant and chatty with good conversation. Its quiet at night too. Brilliant value for what we paid

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bill_Pomeroy
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We had an AMAIZING stay here and would happily come back any time!
Friendly and funny staff!
Rooms clean, tidy and lovely!
Shops & nice pub/resturant about 5/10 min walk away.... (lovely food in the resturant)
Thankyou for having us!

Stayed: September 2017, traveled on business
Thank Bev_Davies88
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