We were a family of 3 (2 adults and !$ year old girl) booked in for 3 nights as we were attending a family wedding at Caldicot Castle. The setting of the hotel is lovely and parking is in the pay and display opposite. Sunday parking is free but we struggled to get parked as I think there was an event going on on the Sunday at the Castle or nearby pubs. The building was gorgeous and as this is an old building it is expected that it would have uneven floors, low ceilings etc. The original oak staircase was absolutely beautiful (and my husband, being a joiner, admired this. The stained glass door leading to the garden was also beautiful. The beds were clean in the room we stayed in and they were made up each day too. We had to ask for more towels but these were bought to us straight away. What did cause us a few issues was getting ready for the wedding. There were only 4 plug sockets in the room and not one of them was situated near a mirror so getting ready for a wedding was not ideal. The mirror that was in the room had a light above it but the bulb had gone. When we asked for a replacement we were told it was an old design and they would try and sort us a lamp or something, We didn't get this so we ended up doing our makeup on the window ledge (as the room was very very dark) near the kettle point so we could use straighteners etc! The dressing table (which had the mirror with the light that didn't work) was tucked away next to the wardrobe but as the room had beams and one small window it wasn't really useable. Note to myself always pack an extension lead! The bathroom was clean but there was sign of mould in the shower tray so I showered in flip flops! The room we were allocated is not shown in any of the photos and seems to be an inferior quality to others shown but to be fair it served its purpose but as it was in the attic it was very dark .The staff were very very friendly and gave us taxi numbers as we were heading into Caldicot. and it looked as though effort had really been made in the downstairs reception and bar area. Breakfast I was worried about, especially as the food hygiene rating was only a 1 but we decided to give it a go and the breakfast was delicious. Don't get me wrong I was not expecting all mod cons and high spec as it is an old, historical building but maybe this room just needs a little updating. Room 6 overlooked the back of the hotel and the pub garden.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established 1648 This Ivy Clad Coaching Inn sits directly opposite Britains Oldest Stone-Built Castle. Chepstow, a small border town resting next to the River Wye is a Must Visit destination if History, Horse Racing, Cycling, Walking or Live Music are amongst your interests. The Town boasts a variety of Drinking & Eating Venues and if your Staying the Weekend Our Sunday Roasts are not to be missed! 14 En-Suite Bedrooms share features of the Original Building 'Woodfield House'. Inlcuding Wall Murals and Exposed Oak Beams, unrivalled Castle Views & A Hand-Turned Oak stairwell that spirals you crookedly to the second floor or walk through our Listed Stain Glass Door and discover our secluded garden ablaze with colour during the summer, our tranquil fountain and pond, and our marquee Perfect for Drinks on a Summers Evening. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle View Chepstow, Wales