We stayed here as we had an event in the local area, so were luckily only in the hotel for a really sort space of time. The building is stunning and the location good, but unfortunately the decor is extremely tired and dated. We booked the hotel using a voucher,but had we paid the nightly asking price would have been extremely disappointed. We love character properties; so could put up with the creaking floor boards and poor sound insulation (things others had complained about), but the things we found unacceptable were a dirty mouldy bathroom, pealing paint, cold shower and lino flooring in the bathroom. The interior design in the bedroom wasn't exactly to my taste, but that is just a personal thing. On the plus side the staff were efficient and helpful.
I believe with very little money and effort this hotel could be stunning, in which case I would return time and time again, as it stands however I really found this place very overpriced for the standard of accommodation. I have honestly stayed in hostels which were better, which I find a real shame! Please do something about this "Old Manor Hotel", as you are really letting yourselves down!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Old Manor
- The Moonraker Trowbridge, England