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The Castle & Ball Hotel
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“loved the creaky floors and old beams”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2006

The room was lovely and newly redecorated and the breakfast was as good as the last review said and the bar is still full of locals. We arrived at 1.30 and the car park was full but by 3pm we had plently of spaces to choose from. My only comment to say on the bad side was the Pub come night club three doors down has a late licence and we where woken from one o clock till three thirty by loud "merry" people leaving. So maybe a room at the back of the hotel is better but only with views of the car park

  • Stayed March 2006
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2005

Found the car park a nightmare. When trying to leave in the early evening we found our car boxed in. The car park layout leads to people double parking in the centre. One of these did not leave enough room for cars to pass, whilst another prevented one going around the cars parked in the centre of the car park. Hotel staff were completely unhelpful, simply suggesting that if the offending car was owned by someone at a wedding we would have to wait until late evening before they got back!

Stayed December 2005
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2005

This hotel has charm and creaky floorboards. The room was a delight, with a bathroom up n down some steps to reach.
Dinner was over priced, over pretentious and I would not recommend. The bar and lounge is always full of locals, find a seat if you can.
But I would return to this hotel tomorrow for the breakfast. It was the best I have ever had and will probably ever have again. It was magical, fresh hot gorgeous, not buffet style, but presented individually to you and what a thing to eat, each mouthful, made those business hotels with all there buffet breakfast choice seem like second class living. This breakfast is the real thing. Well done.

  • Stayed August 2003
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Additional Information about The Castle & Ball Hotel

Property: The Castle & Ball Hotel
Address: High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Marlborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Marlborough
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,155 - ₹ 10,504
Hotel Class:3 star — The Castle & Ball Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Extensively refurbished early 2012 and situated on Britain’s widest high street, The Castle & Ball has had a fascinating past dating back to the 15th century, with some of the original oak timbers pre-dating the Spanish Armada. The building’s age accounts for some individual features including the splitlevel brasserie-style restaurant. The hotel’s walled Beer Garden at the rear provides a relaxing setting for those looking to enjoy a drink and a meal alfresco-style. ... more   less 
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