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George Hotel
Ranked #5 of 32 Frome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Decent food at decent prices. Nothing special. Shame about the mass produced bread in the ploughman's: the bread should be the centrepiece of a Ploughman's, not an afterthought.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We stayed in a small family room which could have done with a bit of TLC. There was evidence of water leaks on the external wall. Other than that the room was comfortable enough.
We had dinner and breakfast which were both very good and well presented.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Only down side was the noise from the street outside until 3.30 am. Gives some credence to the lager lout culture that grabs so many of the headlines in recent years. Shame because it spoilt our stay and it is totally not the hotels fault.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Arnie51
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Pleasant staff, breakfast was good but the room was a bit disappointing. The bathroom was clean on the surface but there was black mould between the tiles. The walls were dirty and in need of a fresh coat of paint. The furnishings in the room were nice and gave the room a bit of a facelift but it wasn't enough to detract from the dirty walls. There is secure parking but it is not easy to access and the guests are expected to lock and unlock the gate to the carpark. I probably wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emily H
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Stayed in room 202 (twin smoking room) for two nights in January 2012.

As just about every other reviewer has mentioned, this hotel is badly in need of total refurbishment. Most of the carpets are threadbare in places and it looks as though it has not seen a lick of paint for years.

Having said that, we had a comfortable stay. The beds provided a restful night's sleep and the bed linen was clean. The tea, coffee and sugar provided was generous and the bath was large enough to relax in and hot water was plentiful.

There is a definite shortage of staff, but the staff they DO have are helpful and courteous. Their reception is usually unmanned and when I had to complain about a problem with the phone not working to the person behind the bar, he had to leave the bar unattended to come to the room to try and resolve the problem.

Full marks to The George for not treating smokers as pariahs, like a lot of other hotels do. Being able to enjoy a cigarette in the comfort of our room was a luxury that compensated for the less than luxurious surroundings.

Another plus is the secure parking they offer, although access to the underground car park is designed to test even the most careful driver. The scrapes on the pillars near the entrance bore testament to those that failed.

£75 a night for a very average hotel is a little on the high side, as is the price of their drinks. One would hope that some of their extra profit is spent on extra staff and re-decoration before my next visit.

I would certainly use the George again, if only to reward them for their accommodating attitude towards the smoking fraternity.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Peter B
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Stayed here for one night on Thursday 10th November 2011, when on the Adam Ant tour. If you are planning on attending a gig at the Cheese and Grain, stay here. Reasonable prices, prime location, adequate room, friendly staff, good food, and nice ale (though expensive).Would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

My single room, 203, was the worst hotel room I've stayed in for years. It was cold, the carpet was grubby,it had no bedside table, the ceiling paper was peeling, and there were damp patches on the walls.

Initially, the bathroom looked OK, but it too was bad. Of the three ceiling lights, one was hanging down (it shouldn't), the one above the shower didn't work, and the other was OK. The lamp above the mirror was missing. There was mould on the ceiling, and around the shower.

The common areas dirty, dusty, uncared for, and with lots of light bulbs missing.

However, not everything was bad: the bar served good beer, and the breakfast was pretty good.

Avoid this place like the plague!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This hotel is in a great location for a stay in Frome and the very secure parking is a bonus in a town centre. We were allocated a smoking room despite having booked non smoking but were moved straight away once the error was pointed out. The bed linens and towels were clean and fresh, the bathroom was clean and the shower was hot and easy to use. We ate in the hotel bar in the evening and the food was reasonably priced and of a very good standard. Breakfast was also very good and all the staff members we encountered were polite, friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately the whole hotel appears to be long overdue for decoration and refurbishment. The walls are dirty and the carpets threadbare in places, by no means shabby chic – just shabby. No aspect of our room décor and furnishings could be described as inviting. This is a shame as other aspects of the hotel are positive and this could be a great place to stay. We won’t be back until the decorations are improved.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about George Hotel

Address: 5 Market Place, Frome BA11 1AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Frome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Frome
Price Range: $72 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — George Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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