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“Very well located”
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The Old Vicarage
Ranked #27 of 28 Bridgwater B&B and Inns
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Very well located”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

The location is perfect - right in the middle of town, with parking and quiet enough to ensure a good night's sleep. It's a beautiful old building, although our room was across the courtyard from the main building. The room was adequate for one night as it was quite small - not enough room even for a chair. Breakfast was very well cooked and with quality produce. We were very grateful to be able to leave our car safely parked for a few hours whilst we attended a funeral at the church opposite. Many thanks to the kind and considerate owner!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Historic hotel, wonky floors, stairs and doors. Well appointed, ticking many boxes. Unfortunately it is in Bridgwater, a town that has seen better days. Hopefully the advent of the nuclear plant gives it a lift; literally.

Room Tip: The stairs up to our room in a separate block were precarious.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Lower Gornal, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Me and the wife stopped one night on the way to cornwall,room was very clean and cosy,the breakfast was to die for, best ever and all for £65 worth every penny!Definately will go back in the near future,also lovely patio & gardens well worth a stroll around.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Calne Wiltshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife I stayed one night in the four poster room and have to say it was a most pleasant experience, if in Bridgwater again I would,definitely use this hotel. The staff were most helpful and the historic building is lovely.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a review of two half's.

First if you love old rustic buildings that are full of character then this is definitely a place that will appeal.

Second if you like a quiet modern hotel where you cannot hear the floor boards creek as the other guests move around, then this is probably best avoided.

For me I am torn on this hotel as a place to stay. There were some great points about it, like it's history, centrally located position and rooms are a reasonable size. A gentleman who I understand to be the manager was very good, but was the only member of staff that stood out. The other staff at no point asked how I was and seamed hurried. Even when checking out I was not asked if my stay was ok, just a passing comment as I was walking out the door to come back again.

Even though the rooms were a reasonable size, they were very noisy for me. The windows are single glazed and the sound that stood out the most was the loud cries of sea gulls. I am a light sleeper and it did not help that the dividing walls between the rooms were made of plaster board and you could literally hear every bodily sound from the guest in the room next door was quite off putting for me.

The beds were comfortable and importantly clean, although the bathroom was somewhat dated. Plenty of tea and coffee in the room was good and all the free view channels available on the tv. There is also free wifi available, that returned a 1 meg download speed, when I speed tested it.

The entrance to the hotel is extremely tight. It is an old horse and cart entrance, and certainly was not built with cars in mind (again its age and history of the place). I noted one other guest had put a considerable scrape down the rear side of their vehicle. I have a medium sized vehicle and took two tries to enter the entrance. Once into the parking area there are only about 8 spaces, that are not guaranteed, although I understand you can pay extra money and the hotel will reserve a space for you. Just do not arrive n a large car.

The restaurant area was again full of character but the evening meal menu was very limited and seamed quite expensive, but there are lots of places to go and eat within 5 minutes walk of the hotel, so plenty of options and choice.

The breakfast was good, with plenty of cereals and a cooked breakfast option and also a smoked salmon and scrambled egg option.

In conclusion I feel personally I would not come back to this hotel. For me as a light sleeper it is just too noisy with the plaster board dividing walls and the sea gulls. Saying that this place will obviously appeal to those who love old buildings with history who are heavy sleepers!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed here in the four poster room which is beautiful. Really cant say enough good about it. Like travelling back in time. The room was spacious, warm and spotless. The breakfast was really good too.
Its worth the little extra to stay in this room around £95.00 per night with breakfast for two. Brilliant.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed in this place for one night whilst away on business. Was a little traumatic at first as I couldn't quite find it. When I eventually did, I couldn't find anywhere to park and then scraped my car trying to get into the very small entrance for the car park. I then rang the hotel to ask for their advice on parking and they said that on the street is fine until 9am (no space was available) or even on the church car park. Unfortunately Weight Watchers was on, so that car park was full too. After driving round for 30 mins, eventually weight watchers was finished and I was able to find a space. I was checked in and shown to my room by a lovely gentleman and I had a fabulous room. It was huge, with a separate lounge and dressing room. I ate in the bar downstairs and the food was wonderfully presented and delicious. It was the same gentleman serving and again, he was lovely and welcoming. The hotel itself is wonderfully old and rustic and I love that. Breakfast in the morning was also great. All in all, will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Property: The Old Vicarage
Address: 45-51 St. Mary Street, Bridgwater TA6 3EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bridgwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #27 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Bridgwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Vicarage 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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