The Great Western Hotel is a Victorian railway hotel in Taunton, Somerset that has recently been renovated. It provides a convenient accommodation option for anyone arriving in Taunton by rail.
The hotel reopened in 2019 after a major renovation and it is run by a charity with profits being used to fund social projects.
It is a small hotel with only 15 guest rooms, which all have comfortable king-size beds, a work desk, a flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and en suite bathrooms.
There is a railway theme in the hotel’s public areas and the rooms have a feature wall with decorative wallpaper with flora and fauna motifs.
There is a nice lounge bar with comfortable Chesterfield sofas where you can enjoy a cafe-style meal or just have a coffee while waiting for your train.
The hotel also has conference facilities and office space that is rented to local businesses.
Free Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.The Great Western Hotel is at the northern edge of the town centre, right next to Taunton railway station, which makes it exceptionally convenient if you’re travelling by train. From here it is around a 15-minute walk to the Museum of Somerset.