Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford
Reviews - Buckatree Hall Hotel
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Buckatree Hall Hotel
needs to employ some stafffrom kgjplym
Oh dear.....from tamember100
Wonderful location, great memoriesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Although i can agree with some comments that the paintwork could do with some TLC i found it added to the charm of the hotel. The grounds are truly beautiful and the photo's have turned out brilliantly.
I can honestly say that i have no complaints about the hotel overall and they truly made the best day of my life memorable.
Excellent value for money, location perfectfrom MEF
Not too bad, food excellentfrom WAFC1
Everyone that we came into contact with, from the reception who let us check in 2 hours early to the bar staff that were friendly and chatty.
I'd say it's pretty standard Britsh 3 star accomodation, ready for a lick of paint. The rack rate is too expensive but I doubt if anyone ever pays this, as there are so many offers.
The room we had which was classed as superior, was more like a standard room but at £65 (room) with breakfast, I couldn't complain as it was clean and comfy. Also it had a balcony with garden view, though the weather was terrible and we couldn't use it. The corridor did have a funny stale smell though. (Garden View Rooms)
We spent all afternoon in the bar watching the England game, which was good but bar prices are pretty steep.
We dined in the restaurant, which I wouldn't normally do as standard hotel fare is generally poor and overpriced. Although a bit dearer than pub grub, this was some of the finest food I have tasted in a long time and would thoroughly recommend. Breakfast was decent enough too, although I didn't have a bread roll with mine, like one of the other reviewers!?!?
The only complaints I made were that the lemonade in 2 overpriced drinks was flat, which couldn't be rectified and the TV remote needed new batteries. Hardly major problems, so in summary average accomodation, nice staff, excellent restaurant.
Shabby and dirtyfrom fairyjay
The accommodation was shabby and needed a good clean. The corridors smelt of stale food, the doors were all scratched - the overall feel was of a large sized, run-down B & B.
When I removed the non-slip shower mat from inside the bath, the enamel was chipped and dirty. The jointing strips between the bath and tiles needed a good clean.
Sunday morning breakfast was very poor - the bread roll I half ate was stale.
The staff - reception and restaurant - seemed as if they couldn't care less.
To bring this hotel up to an acceptable standard would take serious investment, and clear the Swallow Group are not doing this. Maybe, that is why the staff are so disillusioned.
A bit shabbyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
However, I'm sorry to say that the location is the best thing the hotel has going for it. The rooms and public areas were very shabby looking, the facilities were sparce and the staff were fairly uninterested. Breakfast was fine but nothing to write home about.
I found alternative accommodation for future outbookings.
value for moneyfrom Treehousepig
of a creakey corridor. It was a reaonable size with a large
confortable bed. They seem to be collecting Irons, I had 2 ironing boards and a trouser press !! The room had not been hovered very well. The window ledge was dusty. the bed itself was clean, and you get tea+coffee facilities, plus biscuits. I paid 40 pounds for this room via the internet. If you were paying 60 pounds it would be good value.
It was better than a premier lodge, which costs about the same. The rack rate was 100 pounds (not worth that). It was very quiet at night and I (unusually) slept well. Tried the bar food, and received a very stodgey ham sandwich - not worth the money. Staff seemed over stretched. I did not try the restaurant food. check in / out was efficient
surprisingly excellent!from AlecSmart
The hotel's tucked nicely away in woodland at the foot of The Wrekin and only a mile from the M54 and A5. The hotel's front gardens are the first thing that impressed us shortly followed by the pond-sized lake at the side of the hotel. There's a large car park at the other side of the hotel and a few parking spaces directly in front of it however I would have liked to have seen these parking spaces designated for the disabled or solo lady drivers.
We checked-in and were given a room on the first floor. There's a lift just beyond the reception next to the hotel's bar which, incidentally, is a touch on the pricey side! Another slight annoyance was the walk from the lift or staircase which involved going up and down a series steps along the corridor; a minor worry when we hadn't yet considered what lied before us!
To my amazement, we walked into a palatial room overlooking the gardens at the front of the hotel. We had a balcony with two garden chairs, a 22" TV set with teletext and satellite channels and a beautiful bathroom that was generously stocked with all manner of toiletries. One concern was the use of duvets instead of ordinary sheets and blankets but, unlike some hotels, at least the duvets had detachable covers and their cleanliness was clear nevertheless.
After a dreamy sleep in our comfortable beds we went down for breakfast which was another delight. We were both sorry to leave but we'll be back.
I loved the tranquility and localityfrom A TripAdvisor Member
All in all a lovely hotel in a beautiful location near to Ironbridge and the Severn Valley Railway. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Buckatree Hall. .
Top Local Tips for Telford
not like Milton Keyns You can get very lost in Telford - it is like a squashed Milton Keynes - play closeattention to the road signs wortwise you will end up in Wales when you should be heading to Birmingham.Petrol prices at ASDA are the amog the cheapest in the UK!
The Wrekin Everybody (and their dogs) seem to go up the Wrekin (hill), presumably to see the TV transmitter at the top. Just next door is the smaller, slightly lower Ercall Hill, covered in identical woodland, with similar views to the E, W and N and with a special nature reserve and disused quarries that reveal the geology; but with far fewer people.
The White Swan, Wellington This place doesn't look very appealing at all but the food was very good value for money and really, really lovely.
Other names for Buckatree Hall Hotel
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- Address: The Wrekin - Telford - England - TF6 5AL - United Kingdom
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