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“Pleasant, reasonably priced night's stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lowdens House

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Lowdens House
Ranked #20 of 55 Taunton B&B and Inns
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Pleasant, reasonably priced night's stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Very friendly, helpful owners and located a convenient 5 mins walk from town. Comfortable bed, nice breakfast and ample parking. A couple of points...the en suite was a bit tired and some cosmetic changes would make a big difference to the look and feel of the room. Function wise, the bedroom was fine but again the decor didn't overly impress compared to other similar priced b&b's we've stayed in. Overall though, a good budget b&b but with potential to be brilliant.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laurasaurasrex
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bolton, UK
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

We had a very positive experience staying at Lowdens House, from start to finish. Booking on line was easy and followed up with a personal email. We rceived a very warm welcome. Our room was pleasant and quiet and newly decorated with a good-sized bathroom. We had an excellent cooked breakfast and were able to walk to the centre of town in less than 10 minutes. Any time we are in Taunton, we shall certainly stay at Lowdens House.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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 HolidaymakerX
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

My collegues and i are working in the Taunton area for the next few months, After a few disappointing experiences to say the least concerning accommodation, i am pleased to say we have found in the Lowden house hotel. a small family run business which offers nice clean accommodation and good service. although a small hotel with only a few room available it is in a good position for local attractions and the motorway network. it offers b&b accomodation but, the owers do cater for guests like myself who leave early for work by, providing extra facilaties for self service breakfast in the dining room. the rooms are clean and comfortable with en suite facilities. Tv and tea/coffee makeing in all rooms with free wi fi iand internet access also available to all guests

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank agoul5
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Cromarty, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

We had a wonderful stay. The room was clean; the bed was comfy; the owners friendly and it was close to the town centre.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wee_al78
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

We had a most enjoyable stay at Lowdens House, we were made very welcome and couldn't have asked for better facilities as a family.
An excellent location base to visit local tourist attractions with plenty to see, and keep the kids happy but sadly we ran out of time, but we will be back in the summer!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lindac1982
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Wiltshire
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2011

When we had previously visited Taunton we stayed a few doors away at the more expensive Brookfield House but, as we were trying to make it a more economical trip this time, we decided to save some money by staying at Lowdens House - we chose Lowdens based on its competitive rate and favourable Tripadvisor reviews. We booked online which was an easy process and, as requested, provided an expected time of arrival.

On arrival we parked in the handy private car park and were welcomed by the owner and taken to our room. It was a fairly compact double room which was quite clean and appeared fairly recently decorated but in an oppressive purple colour and to a not particularly good standard - strange, isolated patches of textured wallcovering were just overpainted and the double glazed window sealed unit had 'blown' and was condensated internally.

However, the most noticable thing about the room on this chilly December day was that it was really cold - there was no central heating in the room and the electric wall heater had not been turned on prior to our arrival (despite us arriving within around 20 minutes of the estimated arrival time that we had previously notified to the hotel). We therefore ended up sitting in our room with our coats on for about 20 minutes until the room had warmed up.

The ensuite bathroom was, again, clean but basic with a shower, WC and basin. There was no piped hot water to the washbasin and it relied on a small electric 'on demand' water heater on the tap which seemed to offer the option of hot water running at a trickle or barely luke-warm water when set to a realistic flow rate.

We had a reasonable night's sleep before having a light breakfast the next morning in the (chilly) dining room.

In summary, we were disappointed that our experience of Lowdens House did not live up up the earlier reviews on this website. We can see that it may well appeal to the budget conscious traveller but we have certainly stayed in much better places at similar or lower prices. Whilst we would not absolutely rule out a return in the future it would be our personal preference to pay an extra £20 or so to stay at Brookfield House if we needed accomodation in this area.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Robbo2468
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UkJ_b, Owner at Lowdens House, responded to this review, March 10, 2011
Thank you for your comments.

I'm sorry to note that you found it cold here. It is of course impossible to have the temperature to the liking of every guest, as what some consider warm another will think stuffy, but the individually controlled heating means that guests can control their own room's temperature, so I assume it did soon warm up for you.

I do completely agree with you about the purple colour scheme! We inherited the decor when we took over the hotel last year and have been looking forward to the quieter winter season to give us a chance to redecorate. If you do make a return visit I'm happy to say you will have a freshly decorated cream room! The blown double glazing units have also recently been replaced.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2010

I stayed at Lowdens for 2 nights in July 2010. It was a last minute booking as it was handy for the hospital.

The owners could not have been more welcoming and made feel feel very at home.

The accomodation was clean nicely decorated and well situated in realtion to the town centre (10 minutes walk) and Musgrove hospital (5 minutes walk).

The breakfast was great witha good choice fo food and freshly (and very well) cooked breakfasts available to order.

I would strongly recommend this B&B and it will be my first choice in future!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Scotspurs
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Additional Information about Lowdens House

Property: Lowdens House
Address: 26 Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 4EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Taunton
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lowdens House offers comfortable accommodation within walking distance of Taunton town centre. All rooms are en suite and have televisions and tea and coffee making facilities, and there is free parking and wifi. Room only or breakfast included rates are available and, for other meals, Taunton's many restaurants are close by and there is a microwave in the dining room if guests prefer to eat in. ... more   less 
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Lowdens House Taunton, Somerset

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