The Castle Hotel is a unique family-owned hotel set in a historic building in the heart of Taunton in Somerset. A simple ethos lies at the heart of everything they do – to offer the warmest of welcomes, give the utmost personal attention and exemplary service to each and every one of their guests. The Castle Hotel is a one-off, not a link in a chain.

As well as hotel guests they expertly host weddings and meetings, conferences, dinners and afternoon teas to name a few.  A virtual tour was the best solution to show off all that The Castle Hotel has to offer.

The process of completing a successful virtual tour, especially in hotels, is heavily reliant on staff being focused on ensuring everything goes as planned. This is something the staff at the Castle Hotel did fabulously; they were all clearly briefed and knew exactly what was going to happen and when. They optimised their time on the day of filming and ensured that every room layout they wanted to capture was turned around quickly and professionally. Not only does this give them a great looking tour, but they also have all the content they need to market their hotel and all it’s possibilities. 

3D Virtual Solutions worked with us throughout the planning stage to help us understand how the scanning process worked, and how to utilise our time effectively. This allowed us to showcase numerous configurations and set ups of all our event spaces and meeting rooms.

Now, we can arrange an online appointment at any time as we appreciate it’s not easy for event organisers to take time out of the office to coincide with when the meeting rooms are free. Our conference team can then talk through any event whilst virtually walking through the spaces so we still get to build that important relationship and trust and they can see exactly how their event would run, in stunning 3D, as if they were with you on site.

Ronan Hunter

General Manager, The Castle at Taunton

Tag points and 360° images

The Castle Hotel were able to integrate plenty of extra imagery due to capturing so many different layout options on the day of the scan. This meant they could populate their tour with extra media to show different set ups, scenarios and information including capacities and descriptions.

The Castle Hotel virtual tour is a perfect example of what a virtual tour can do for a hotel or space; showing off both the stunning exteriors as well as the interiors and all it’s possible set ups. By working seemlessly (and tirelessly!) on the day, the staff have managed to capture the essence of the hotel and given themselves all the media they could require to market their beautiful hotel. 

Thinking about booking a virtual tour, drone shoot or photography? Get in touch today and we can discuss your space!