My fiancé and I stayed here on a weekend break in Somerset. We love the mediterranean and therefore chose this hotel on the name only! And what a great choice that was!
We arrived early evening and was greeted by a friendly helpful receptionist/barmaid. We knew instantly that customer service was going to be good here and we were not wrong.
We were shown our room - a double room with a balcony and beautiful views across the countryside. The room was of adequate size - we were only sleeping here after all! The bathroom was almost perfect - good size and large shower. The only defect was the missing mirror above the sink. There were tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen tv, alarm clock, mini-fridge (which did make a bit of a noise but you got used to it)
We ate in the restaurant that evening - and wow, what a delight! Beautifully served, great quality, great service, great atmosphere.
We slept well, beds very comfortable. The room did get a bit hot - maybe because it was above the kitchen. The kitchen ventilation thing did make a noise too, but you got used to it pretty quickly and they do turn if off once they're finished in the kitchen.
Breakfast was included with our room - that was a little bit of a disappointment after such a great start - maybe my expectations were too high. The full english breakfast consists of fried egg, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast. I don't eat bacon which made my plate look a little small. It's served on hotplates which you help yourself to, so could have been fresher. Baked beans, sausages (including vegetarian) would have been nice additions. The continental breakfast is toast and cereal. Again, some nice additions would have been croissants, muffins, cheese and meats.
The attention from the staff was first class and far outweighed any niggles we may have had.
When we checked out, we were given some water to take on our journey - a nice touch I thought.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Olive Mill is a Small and friendly, family Run hotel with a bar and restaurant, set in the heart of beautiful Somerset. Enjoy modern ensuite accommodation featuring outstanding views of the Mendips, Cheddar and surrounding countryside. Some of the hotel rooms boast a balcony with an outdoor seating area and outstanding views. The bar is a warm and welcoming space to relax serving local beers and ciders as well as freshly ground coffees and an extensive wine list. A full A La Carte menu is available for lunch and dinner in the Restaurant and outside dining areas, serving modern british cuisine featuring the best quality fresh local produce somerset has to offer. The Olive Mill is located within easy reach of Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Street on the A39 and provides a superb location for dining out for any occasion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Olive Mill Hotel Bridgwater, Somerset