"This was medium quality B & B, not a hotel. There was no porter assistance to lift cases up a narrow, twisting staircase. Breakfasts were go..."
About the hotel
Situated just 20 minutes from Bath, Wells and Glastonbury, in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, with records showing that it was established in 1170. This historically significant building was an Augustinian Priory in early medieval times, later being seized by Henry VIII and gifted to Christchurch College, Oxford. Today, the ancient honeyed stonework and a beautiful walled garden greet you upon entering the gravelled driveway.
Within this Grade II* building many original architectural features are retained, including large inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors and original oak beamed ceilings. A curvy flight of stairs within a Somerset staircase turret lead to the upper floors and heavy iron studded doors open to beautiful rooms which were refurbished in 2014/2015. The six individual bedrooms share a style which reflects the charm and atmosphere of the old, combined with the comfort and convenience of modern day living.
- Family friendly
- Babysitting services
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- From 14:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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0% would recommend it to a friend
This was medium quality B & B, not a hotel.
There was no porter assistance to lift cases up a narrow, twisting staircase. Breakfasts were good, but there was no evening meal (although their website advertised a restaurant) and Midsomer Norton offers nothing within walking distance.
Lacking both welcome and atmosphere
This hotel feels more like a B&B.
There is no evening restaurant and I was telephoned at 9 45pm and asked what I wanted for breakfast. The room was noisy with either tumble dyers or dishwashers below. There are no duvets just rather scratchy blankets. Customer service is poor e.g. no good morning or directions to breakfast. Overall a rather cold unwelcoming atmosphere.