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65% would recommend it to a friend
Poor cleanliness of room!
I had saw the rating of this hotel and chose to ignore it, as the booking was a last minute thing and price was preferred over quality.
However, only having paid £35.00 does not justify a spiders nest growing in the room . (16)
I am sorry to write this as the owner or what appeared to be the manager perhaps is a lovely man and friendly enough.
I was also slightly miffed by on arrival it was locked and no-one was present, I had to call the number and wait for someone to allow me to come in, and triple check the cheapness of the room.
With a bit of TLC the rooms and the bar could be lovely, however this hotel has seen it's day at present and needs amending ASAP if it is to still run a business.
wedding guests weekend
It was a quiet relaxed weekend for my family and l.
For two nights . The rooms were very comfortable and clean - and surprisingly warm. The Management were very friendly and helpfull.
Nice people, quiet location, great country escape.
Not a place I'd stay again
Its a mess of a place, chalets and main building, but that's not what's the problem.
Its like going back to the early 1980's, but in a bad way. Everything very amateur, cheap and old/tacky, the whole place needs a total revamp. Room was clean enough, but things cracked, paintwork not finished properly etc.. The food menu is basic and the food, very much home cooking, but by someone that has just got in from work and chucked it together... The staff member I met was friendly helpful. It looks like its run by older middle aged men that have forgotten and style or modern quality. I was booked in for two nights, but left after one night, as just didn't like the place. As someone else has said on a review it has a feel of an Open Prison and nursing home.
When dining/drinking I asked to charge the items to my room, I was suprised to find when checking out the hotel had already charged my debit card in my absence for the meals/drinks.
In my experience, most hotels add it to the room and you pay the total at the end of your stay.
On the levels in Somerset
Very good value for money.
We are a mobility-impaired couple , both aged 91. Our room was not fitted with specialized equipment, but we used the standard facilities with ease and particularly appreciated the ground floor level access. The comfortable beds and good heating were very welcome in the chilly August weather. Just one suggested improvement: brighter bedside lighting (if only for safety in reading medication labels. Well done, Laburnum House,
Random overnight stay Xx. Don't judge by my opinion though. X. Just a weird place in a weird place. X. Cheep accommodation tho. Grin and bear it. Xxx
Back to the 90's
We only needed a bed for the night as we were arriving after 10pm so we were not worried about anything too fancy.
We only had a small budget so we were thinking our room would be of a similar quality to a travellodge. Our room turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, the whole room was a bit tatty and dated. There was a full sized fridge opposite the bed with rust splashes on the front, the toilet should have been cleaner and clearer instructions for the shower.
The wall were very thin as we could hear the occupants either sides very clearly!!.
Our stay at Laburnam Lodge
The Complex was easy to find.
Staff very accomadateing. Breakfast was 1st Class. Property very clean, beds made and towels changed daily. The only downside was the availablity of evening meal. Only bar snacks were available, so we only ate there on Friday Evening. We would have eaten there every evening if there was a decent choice available.
Such a disappointment it made my daughter cry!
Where to start.
Hunt for reception, ring a bell, begin to introduce self - cut off with 'Just a minute' - and he was gone. And remained gone. I went looking for him in the end. Offered alternative accommodation to our booking - unsuitable. The first room we opened had not been cleaned. No apology. 'Try this' - handed another key. The replacement room stank - carpet cleaning gone wrong. Pest infestation treatment. Who knows. We didn't ever eat in the restaurant: breakfast at £7.50 a head was a bit steep; you had to notify them of an intention to take an evening meal - but I never saw a menu or price list, so we didn't bother. We tried some of the facilities - we went for a swim in the pool - greasy tidemark all round and broken tiles underfoot, cold/non-working showers. We played tennis - the hard court was fine, but the fencing allowed balls to go underneath regularly. The place appeared to be deserted most of the time we were there. No wonder. As we left, I took the keys to reception. Rang the bell. No response. It could be a nice place, but they are struggling. Presumably they have no money to invest or recruit extra staff. But if it was properly clean, that would be a start - and politeness costs nothing. At some point it received a two star AA rating - not in my view. Give me a Travelodge every time. It was our only holiday this year and my daughter (11) was really looking forward to it, but for the five nights of our stay she just wanted to go home. How sad is that?