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“Cheap and cheerful and handy for city centre and cathedral”
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Ye Olde Talbot
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Worcester
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Whenever on business in the area we stay here, it's reasonable price and close to the city centre are pluses.
Yes to a little tired in places and could do with an upgrade but rooms are clean and adequate.
Bar and restaurant are fine and meals are lovely.
Breakfast in the morning are adequate, I note what another visitor said about staffing, but we had no problems and they were friendly.
Will be using again when business needs to visit.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This is a historic inn, refurbished to something like modern standards. The price is right, the rooms are comfortable, and it is literally just across the street from the cathedral.
The included breakfasts are very good, with an extensive menu to choose from.
Two warnings: (1) If you can, avoid rooms that front on the street. This is a noisy neighborhood, even at 5:30 in the morning. (2) Be aware that if you come with a car, you'll have to pay 8-12 pounds per day to park in the garage next door.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a historic building and has a nice courtyard and bar. ts very close to the cathedral and we liked the look and feel of it very much.
The rooms are all very small which is understandable in such an old building, but the beds are comfortable and the ensuites seem new.
We just had one issue with a mouldy smell in room 8. When we first arrived there was an all pervading smell of air freshener, so I opened all the windows and we went out for the day and evening. On returning after midnight, the smell of mould was really bad in our room, particularly round the bed. It disturbed my sleep and being an asthmatic I wasn't comfortable thinking about all those spores in the air (I wasn't too bad actually).
I can only assume there had been an issue with the shower at one time as the adjoining wall, behind the bed, was where the smell was coming from. I think this room shouldn't be used until the issue is resolved.
Other things to note is that the food is very slow to come - nearly an hour for Sunday lunch (and even then my chicken skin wasn't browned) and 40 minutes at 6pm for a cheesy ciabatta and side salad. The food was nice once there.
Breakfast service was also slow - I really felt for the two women serving. There was far too much work for them in Festival time; they really need more help. The food was lovely although a bran based breakfast cereal would be a nice addition.

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking onto the street, the courtyard rooms are very dark.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A friend and I were in Worcester for the day and wanted something to eat. The food was excellent and very good value for money. I had steak and chips for £6.99. The decor is nice and clean and has a friendly atmosphere. I would recommend to eat.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This hotel has a great location on the edge of the main shopping streets, very handy to lots of restaurants and bars, and just opposite the cathedral. The rooms were comfortable and clean although the stairs carpet to the main bedrooms could do with a clean, as first impressions count. they are building a new shopping center nearby and are busy stocking the shops with lorries coming early in the mornings making it very noisy outside. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food and drink good. there was a good choice for breakfast which was well cooked and large portions.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the side street.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Worcestershire > Worcester
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Worcester
Price Range: €67 - €113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde Talbot 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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