took my mother for a half spa day and was very disappointed. We don't see much of each and the idea was that we had a treatment at the same time and then spent a couple of hours chatting and relaxing. Unfortunately the Mount had other ideas. As soon as we arrived we were told they had staffing problems and one of us had a treatment immediately and the other would follow straight after - so no chance for us to spend time together. Whilst they were clearly short of staff in the spa, there were 3 women on the reception - doing v little. We were given a locker and then left to find our robe, slippers and towel. The only thing in my locker was an empty plaster bag, and my mum only found a robe. We finally found a member of staff and were given towels and I was given a robe - with no belt/tie. When we asked for slippers, we were told they didn't have any. So much for the "luxurious robes and slippers" they promise in their blurb! Neither of us was shown into or around the pool/spa area and neither of us was offered a drink. The treatment itself was quite good, although not outstanding and the therapist was doing her best under obviously stressful conditions. Also, the only place to sit and relax (outside of the jacuzzi) is outside, so make sure you go on a warm/sunny day. Luckily for us it was, however, as we finally sat down together to catch up, the therapist started putting the chairs away - a not-so-subtle hint that it was time to go! The hotel itself looks very elegant and the setting is beautiful, but frankly during our afternoon there we felt in the way!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset is a stunning Regency country house hotel, set in four acres of beautiful grounds. This grand dame of a building sits high upon her mount, cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the best views in Somerset. With its high ceilings, sweeping spiral staircase, opulent decor and a feeling of gentle elegance and luxury, The Mount Somerset has all the characteristics of a quintessential English Regency mansion. Well established as one of the finest luxury hotels and restaurants in the region, The Mount Somerset has won a host of awards including two AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine and four AA stars for comfort and hospitality, making it the perfect venue for a dinner, a weekend away or a wedding in Somerset. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Mount Somerset Taunton
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