||We stayed at this hotel for the duration of our 3 day visit to Marlborough in July 2006.
The hotel has it's own car park behind the building and is accessed from High Street through an archway - the dark
opening on the right of the picture. This arch was built in the days of coaches and horses and was never intended for cars.
There was just a few inches clearance either side of our wing mirrors but the car park is large and roomy enough. There is
also an entrance to the hotel from the car park and reception is a small desk just inside the door.
Our room was a standard room and pleasant enough. It was not especially large but neither was it cramped as standard
rooms can be sometimes.
The dining room was air-conditioned which was very welcome with the hot weather that we experienced. There was
background music playing all the time which both of us found intrusive and pretty dreadful. The food, however, was good
both at dinner and breakfast. They also offer room service for meals and we had meals in our room twice. They were not
expensive and the food was really very good.
The bar also had some pretty awful background music and both that and the dining room music could be
heard together if one stood in the right place in the public lounge. I hate to think what it would be like if
someone turned on the television in the public lounge as well.
This wasn't really our sort of hotel but if you like busy and overly lively places then you may like it. We would, however,
stay here again if it happened to be convenient because it certainly does offer good value for money.
This is the
The Castle and Ball Hotel's
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