Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 208
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whistleblower A great Holiday Inn
Stayed before over a decade ago & pleased to return. Staff are excellent & really helpful (thank you for the Easter Egg!). Room was excellent and very clean. Breakfast was usual Holiday Inn fayre & all-in-all good. Great location right next to J25 of the M5... so perfect if going to or from Cornwall & Devon - some road noise but all OK. I will be back!
April 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Holst53 Location
I find this hotel a very good location stop for the Devon and North Cornwall areas. It has very good facilities and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
April 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wendy63 Small issues that add up
We were greeted beautifully and looked forward to a good night's sleep after a long day, unfortunately my son's bed was literally the sofa with sheets and a quilt added. It was rock hard and very uncomfortable. The shower was barely a trickle, even with the 'power button' pushed. There was soap from the previous guests left in the shower. We were offered a newspaper and had assumed it was complementary, and were shocked when we were asked to pay when we left. We didn't eat there as the prices were very high, and were extremely disappointed at the cost of wifi, which was complimentary everywhere else we stayed. It was a ridiculous price on top of the room rate. We wouldn't recommend this hotel when there are so many other choices.
April 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mutt14 very disappointing
the hotel and room were tired and out of date - compared to a premier inn I stayed in the previous night it was less modern, less comfortable and worse value by a mile.
the check out person was most put out that I was checking out a bit late and was rude
wont be back
March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by og23 Brilliant staff
I couldn't let my recent experience pass without commenting on the brilliant staff in Taunton.
Sophie simply couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming at check-in and Ollie ensured we were able to run a successful event at the hotel the next day.
With apologies to those I have been unable to name check, every member of staff I encountered was a absolute credit to the team.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJJ1000 Excellent Stay
Good stay. The staff are very friendly and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is memorable. Good food in the restaurant. I highly recommend this hotel - plenty of parking and very close to a motorway junction.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SABR excellent hotel, service and staff
Stay here regularly, and although a chain hotel, this one stands out. The staff are friendly and seem genuinely concerned that your stay is as good as it canbe.
The restaurant is also very good, excellent food quality and service. It can get busy, so book a table and not just expect to turn up and get a table.
Near theM5 and a few miles out of Taunton, but a few pubs within walking distance as an alternative to the restaurant.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katrina29 Excellent holiday inn with great service
One if the nicest holiday inns we have stayed in. Modern hotel with great facilities . Found the service to be first class on reception , the leisure suite and the bar particularly - Somerset hospitality throughout! Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bar food as so much better than our last HI experience in Ipswich. Breakfast fantastic. Will definitely be back.
March 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ########## Disabled comments
Couldn't check in at 2 as the room was given to someone who had managed to extend their checkout until 6pm so a bit inconvenient. The uphill slope to the disabled room is a bit steep for independent manual wheelchair users. As with most hotels the handrails in the bathroom are not ideally sited , but it is obviously an older hotel. Staff were all very friendly & happily sent on something that was left in the room. No recognition of being Priority club member - see comment about check in.
March 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by barney2277 Normally a good hotel experience; don't have the "fish & chips"
I stay here regularly as I work in the west during winter and location is centrally perfect. Hotel facilities are very good; I enjoy the pool for relaxation/winding down after a busy day. However, on this trip I had the "Fish & Chips" at nearly £14. The size of the fish was large from the outside, but the fish inside was "non-existent". As I work in the leisure and hospitality industry with the UK's No. 1 holiday company, I'm well aware about "central purchasing". The fish was the cheapest and thinnest fillet that can be purchased and in some areas comprised only batter. This is nothing to do with the staff, so I didn't complain to them; I did discuss it with the receptionist at check-out and received a very sympathetic response together with 1000 Nectar point vouchers; thank you.
Take this off the menu if you will not pay for a reasonable cut of fish. I stay in hotels in the UK and around the world all year round and never complain to staff about issues that are out of their control.
March 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TheTraveler33 Great staff
I stayed for two weeks at this hotel and although the bed was extremely hard and pillows following suit I have to say the staff was that of a 5 star resort. There was nothing needed that they couldn't help with. In particular the front desk staff and Ollie were amazing to work with.
March 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mummy MIgCHE Excellent for my course in a venue opposite Holiday Inn
Clean building and room , friendly staff, ample parking, swimming pool available, gym. Comfortable bed, Excellent help yourself breakfast, Will stay again x
March 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gwendo Good accommodation and easy access
The hotel was OK and easily found off the M5 making it a good stopping point on a long journey. There is little around for any other entertainment. The food was good and the rooms were OK. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. My only real criticism was the poor wifi connection and having to pay additional charges for higher speeds. In this environment (business or recreation) wifi should be free.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pezza63 Relaxing birthday!
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we received excellent service. We used all the facilities and could not fault them. The reception staff were very helpful and provided a very warm welcome. We had dinner in the restaurant and the service was excellent and the food was delicious! The bar staff were very attentative. The room was clean and comfortable and we would definately return for another stay!
February 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BBCB2 Good but could be better
As a seasoned Holiday Inn guest, I can make some direct comparisons with others, so I hope this helps
The stay was for two nights and directly after staying at the Holiday Inn Cardiff. I must say that the stay at Taunton was OK but marred by minor things - for example:
Only one member of staff available on check in - took 15 minutes to be served with no apology, then another member of staff arrived just too late
Being a bit pedantic with the free drink as a Gold Elite member - very limited choice and never happened before - I usually get a choice of any drink
Breakfast on Sunday was a disaster - waited ages for poached eggs and nearly nothing available at the hot food bar for 10 minutes
Staff appeared to be inexperienced and whilst I can accept that people have to learn, there were a high number that appeared to be not knowing what they were doing
To conclude, these were minor niggles but as I use Holiday Inn quite often, this is unusual
February 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wookiee73 Gold Elite - What's the point?
No problem with the room but might as well not have been a Gold Elite member at check-in. The staff wouldn't even volunteer an internet access code. Brand loyalty doesn't seem to be important here, which is a shame because the facilities are good.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Millo Friendly, efficient service
Stayed overnight to visit family in the area. From check-in through to departure all staff we encountered were, without exception, totally friendly, helpful and efficient.
We used the restaurant and the health club too.
Room was clean and comfortable and in the restaurant, a minor hiccup with or meal was swiftly and happily resolved.
Would definitely return here.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simonsaysagain Good location and comfortable stay
Very much liked the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Have stayed before, and will stay again. Thank you...
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PC Member Warm & Welcoming
We stayed two nights, a Friday and a Saturday. The check in was fast and efficient, the room clean and comfortable. Food was good and restaurant service excellent. Most of all though all the staff were helpful and courteous. We had a number of questions and requests for information outside the hotel's normal remit but in each case they provided the information quickly and efficiently. We have stayed there before and certainly will do so again.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daddydaycare Excellent Staff
I visit this establishment with my children and have never failed to be impressed. Perhaps the most endearing aspect is the quality of the staff service, always polite and relaxed they make the stay perfect. nothing is too much trouble and the extra little touches make for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Of particular note is the Reception staff, most notably Dawn and the general manager. They make for a homely atmosphere which ensures I will return again.
January 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Graro Great Hotel
We stayed in an executive room in the few days leading up to New year. The room was of a high standard and was very comfortable. There was a low level of noise from the nearby M5, but we didn't hear people in nearby rooms at all. The bed was very comfortable. The reception staff were welcoming and friendly, but they weren't entirely sure when breakfast was being served until as they hadn't been told. We had prepaid for dinner, but otherwise would not have eaten at the restaurant which was approx. £6 for starters, £13-£15 for mains and £5 for deserts. The choice of food was limited (perhaps 6 or 7 of each), but it was cooked to a high standard. My wife wanted trout, but they had run out and this left a poor impression of the person responsible for ordering. The restaurant staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful and the breakfast was excellent. The pool, jacuzzi and sauna were all fairly small, but are at good temperatures. We asked staff when quieter times were and tried to go in then. The gym also has a good selection of equipment.
We really enjoyed our stay and would happily stay there again.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Farlington Very Good
Stayed here a couple of times before and the hotel is of a high standard. On this occasion my only minor niggle is that one of the two rooms booked was not executive standard.
Otherwise the hotel is of a very good standard with some additional details which I noticed , such as the fruit in reception were an excellent gesture
And like your other reviews, the lady on check in was delightful.
Happy New year to you all
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepyhead. Returning Guest.
Regular guest at this property for several years....have never been disappointed....top marks for service.....room comfort....lounge atmosphere... value for money....location.......health facilities.....overall great 'feel good' factor.......will return again............JW.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeandBernie Christmas Break
We regularly stay at this hotel and it has never disappointed us, staff are always helpful and friendly ( especially Sophie). If I had to look for one gripe it would have to be the charge for Internet access, not good in such a high profile group!!
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hutch Family Christmas Day at the Holiday Inn
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn @ Taunton Deane, we stayed Christmas Eve and night, we woke Christmas morning to selection boxes for each of the 3 children and the adults were given terry`s chocolate orange each. On return to the hotel late afternoon our children were treated to freshly baked cookies with milk, a staff member (Sophie) then proceeded to entertain our and other children with various games which they thoroughly enjoyed, what a lovely touch, of course this was in addition to all of the other excellent services that we have come to expect from the holiday inn`s. On another note a local elderly couple had their house burnt down (23/12) and were left with nothing other than the clothes they were in, the holiday inn gave them complimentary room/meals and endeavoured to make their Christmas as comfortable as possible, keep up the good work : )
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickieB Great Staff
The lady on reception was fab: so friendly and welcoming. Thank you!
December 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smartie We were made very welcome.
This was the first time that we have stayed at this Holiday Inn and we will certainly be back. We were made to feel very welcome . The staff were all very friendly and cheerful.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carl53 room
My only problem was door between two rooms so as I'm a driver did not get as much sleep as normal
December 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NunoftheAbove Hope chef doesn't have an off day
Although I stay here regularly, I don't always eat dinner on site, however for this two night stay I included a dinner booking. Had I not pre-booked it I would not have eaten here on night two as the first night was a bit of a disaster. The starter was cold in the middle, the main course was only fair and the pudding was overcooked and inedible. The second night was an improvement so I just hope that this was a one-off.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Portishead One of the best Holiday Inn's in the UK
When everything is right consistently you know you have booked the right hotel. Management and staff in every department as very very good.
December 8, 2013