We needed a bed for the night in the area - chose Walton Park Hotel for location and price, rather than any expectations of quality. What we found was a little gem of a character hotel, full of original features that include a vintage lift dating from the turn of the 20th Century -complete with wood panelling, brass switches, and a bench seat for the weary traveller to sit on while making the leisurely trip between floors.
Rooms are huge, beds comfortable, bathrooms modern - and the sea views are absolutely stunning. There's an overall air of slightly faded genteel grandeur - the decorations and furnishings are a bit shabby, and one gets the feeling that this would make the perfect setting for an Agatha Christie film...... If sharp and stylish modern co-ordinated decor is your thing then you'll probably hate it, but if you don't object to creaking floorboards and like your hotels to come with a bit of character and personality then, like us, you'll love it.
We had supper in the bar - my husband and our (young adult) kids had home made beefburgers in a toasted bun with hand cut chunky chips, while I had macaroni cheese with mushrooms, garlic bread, and a big bowl of salad. Then hubby and I had passion fruit creme brulee..... all very tasty. The bill for that, including four bar drinks and three coffees in the lounge afterwards, was £56. There's a more expensive restaurant on offer as well, which would have cost about £20 a head for three courses. We left too early for breakfast, so can't comment on the price/quality of that. We paid £44 for each double room, which included tea/coffee making facilities.
Would love to go back again for a long weekend to explore Clevedon, especially the Victorian pier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Walton Park occupies a stunning cliff top location and is charmingly nestled in two acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the Severn Estuary and Welsh Hills. Originally built in the late 19th century, the Walton Park has been sympathetically restored and has now developed into Clevedon's Premier Hotel. Guests can wine and dine in the Victorian splendour of the award-winning Somerset Restaurant and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets over the Celtic coastline. The spacious, lavishly equipped bedrooms, the majority with magnificent views over the Bristol Channel, are individually designed and furnished to a high standard and all complete with freeview colour TV, and complimentary WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Clevedon
- Clevedon Best Western
- Best Western Walton Park Hotel Clevedon, England, UK