Stayed at this hotel on Saturday evening (22nd June) as we were at a friends wedding who also stayed at the hotel. The Hotel its self is full of period features so those used to modern hotels may be in for a shock.
Our room was very clean and the bed very comfortable if a bit small.
The decors old fashioned but it fits in with the rooms.
We had a issue with being given the wrong room, another guest of the wedding collected our key the key was for room 9. We arrived at the hotel at 11.30pm and went to room 9. Opened the door with the key ( a Yale Key) to find someone already in the room (poor guy) he got up and come to the door which we just opened. We made an exit after explaining to him and it turned out that the staff gave us the wrong key! Reception was closed but luckily they have staff who stay. The late night staff member heard us from her room and she came out just as we were about to head home!
She was very polite and very helpful and could not say sorry enough.
We eventually got to our room and settled in.
The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower (water pressure is very low).
Breakfast was very nice as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Moonraker hotel, a grade 2 listed 21 bedrooms Manor house situated on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon/ Trowbridge and a 15 minute drive from the Bath Spa. Mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury's estate, the Manor house was originally build in Queen Ann Style before being upgraded in the 17th century to Bath stone. Purchased by Tudor & Lucy Hopkins in July 2013 the hotel has undergone a full refurbishment including transforming the restaurant into a relaxed informal dining space. Head Chef Matthew Briddon (River cafe, Paul Heathcotes) joined the team in September 2013 and has created menus around the hotels kitchen garden and onsite smokery. Nine bee hives provide the hotel honey and rare breed pigs live on the grounds. Kathy Lette (writer and author) stayed at The Old Manor and wrote an article for the Express where she said: 'The bedrooms, with their four poster beds and wide wooden roof beams, are so Jane Austen-esque I kept expecting Mr Darcy to get down on bended knee' The Moonraker oozes old world charm and is a relaxed cotsworld escape with some of the UK's top attractions on its doorstep. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Manor
- The Moonraker Trowbridge, England