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“Disappointing”
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The Bishops Table
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Farnham
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Disappointing”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Booked online after seeing the photos of the hotel - arrived late in the evening after a wedding expecting to be able to relax and enjoy the hotel. Our party (three women travelling together) were lead throught the hotel, across a yard, into an annex building. The smell on entering was one of damp and the rooms at the very least, could be called tired. Mould on walls in the shower, towel holder broken, tea/coffee shelf on wall broken (even though cups were still placed onto it), carpet very dirty to the point of keeping shoes on. If it had not been so late at night (after 10pm) we would have walked out but having parked our cars some distance away(no parking facilities) we felt that we had no option other to stay for the night. Breakfast was priced at £8.95 but that was the starting price - full breakfast being £13.95 which was very expensive for what it was - added to the experience, a long hair was found in the toast bowl. On speaking with the hoteler, we were informed that the annex was being knocked down becasue of the condition of the accommadation to make way for a car park. If we had know that we had been booked into this accomodation we would have never booked it. We did receive a £20 refund on the bill but for us the weekend was spolt because we booked the hotel on the photos of how the hotel looked online and with hindsight should have looked at the reviews.

Room Tip: Request that you stay in the main building and not the annex
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Really nice welcome, thoughtful (they had an event so put us on the top floor away from the 'noise'), nice room with character. A refreshing change to the chain hotels/ 'generic' fit out one experiences these days.

Room Tip: The one at the top of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Pleasant hotel in a good central location. In need of updating which it is about to undergo to. No parking but reasonably priced parking about quarter of a mile away. Not amazing but I was working in the area and it was very suitable.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed overnight whilst attending a wedding elswhere. The hosts were very helpful and frendly - the room which was at the back on the 1st floor overlooking the garden was of a good size and comfortable. The owners are aware that the hotel needs a bit of a makeover but it represents good value for money

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I booked this hotel because I was attending a function on a Sunday at one of the other hotels in Farnham. The other hotel wanted to charge me £95 for a single room, room only, Bishops Table was a much better price
Staff were very helpfull, breakfast next day was good and also in walking distance back to Farnham Station
For single room, good size bedroom and bathroom, very comfortable
Thank you

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I stayed at Bishops Table during my business trip in begining of October. Location of the hotel is central on the main shopping street but it doesn't help as all shops are closed already at 17.30 :) Hotel is also only 15 min walking distance from central train station. Interior very simple and hotel definitely need renovation but at the same time overall it was very English and you can feel real England atmosphere there. The one thing I would like to highlight is service, it was very proffesional and people working there was extremely nice. Also houskeeping did their job very good as room was shining every day.

Room Tip: Better choose room in the main building as they have also cottages in the garden.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

The Bishops Table is very centrally located and not that far of a walk to the train station if you kow where you are going. It has a nice sitting area downstairs and sunny garden and wifi is free in these areas.
My husband and i stayed here for two nights and thought it was good value for the price paid. We were in room 6 which was on the main street but with the double glazed windows didn't find it a problem, Farnham is not that busy late at night. The room was a very generous size as was the bathroom. Yes not perfectly maintained but it was clean and it has a period charm that others might describe as "in need of a renovation" buts let's not forget it's not professing to be 5 star as some of the reviewers on this site seem to forget. The staff were very friendly and overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Bishops Table
Address: 27 West Street, Farnham GU9 7DR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Farnham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Farnham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bishops Table 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate, privately owned and managed 18th century hotel in the heart of this beautiful town offering comfortable en-suite bedrooms, fine dining, cafe/bar, and excellent personal service from a team of dedicated staff. The Plum Brasserie is no ordinary hotel restaurant; it is recognized as one of the finest Brasseries in the area for both its fine cuisine and excellent service. Farnham has easy links to London, and a number of local places of interest. ... more   less 
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