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Dorchester Guest House

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30/06/2017 01/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The room was perfect for what we needed and exactly as described. Clean and comfortable, with all necessary facilities. The was was friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast included was brilliant. Highly recommend!

Thank Hannah P
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Myself, my boyfriend and his father were staying for one night in Ilfracoombe and we couldn't have come across a better place to stay for the night. We arrived from a 3 hour journey to a very warm welcome and a beautiful guesthouse. Our room was very clean and spacious. We had a fully stocked fridge with refreshments & snacks...

Thank Pod84
Tadley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a two night stay at this delightful guesthouse. Everything about our experience was excellent. The room we had was beautifully decorated and very clean. The fridge in the room was well stocked with beers, wines and soft drinks. It felt as if you were staying in a top class hotel. The breakfast...

Thank Tony R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Following research I happened across "The Dorchester" liked the reviews ,& booked a two night stay.We hit the Jackpot ,the Dorchester was a real gem. Close to town centre ,Bus stop on door step ( if required) .Ideal for exploring the town & surrounding area.We received a very warm welcome from Julienne & we felt " instantly at home".Facilities Superb,...

Thank Mary B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Stayed for four days wish it could have been longer. Everything was perfect from start to finish thanks to Julienne`s fine attention to detail. It is without a doubt the best Guest House/ Hotel we have ever stayed at.

Thank vince82016
Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was a joy to have you stay with us and we look forward to hopefully seeing you again. Thank you also for the flower information!!

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stayed here 8-10 October, we read the reviews and were not disapointed, brilliant company and fab hostess.breakfast was the one of the best we have had anywhere.tried Apple,pear and rhubarb compote, it was gorgeous and the landlady kindly gave me the recipe for.rooms were spottlessly clean.we have already booked for a party of twelve next year

Thank fatboytony
Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have just enjoyed a really lovely mini break at the Dorchester Guest House in Ilfracombe. Julienne made us very welcome at her beautiful home. It was spotlessly clean and our room was spacious with a super king sized bed with white bed linen. We had a big comfy sofa, flat screen TV, a well stocked hospitality tray with a...

1Thank DaveQ2324
Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us.

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this guest house for our honeymoon and it was lovely. The couple were friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was of the best quality and quantity. The cleanliness was to a very high standard. Can not recommend this establishment enough. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Claire E
Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming, family run business. With great advice on where to go and what to do. Brilliant breakfast and fantastic rooms. Would definately visit again! Great place to visit. Thank you very much, we had a great time.

Thank megan A
Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come to stay again.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

What a lovely guest house this is I highly recommend you stay here the prices are good but the hospitality is second to none ❤️Julienne one of the owners (didn't get to meet her husband Peter) is so very nice friendly and informative 😘 the care and attention to every detail of your stay is lovely 😘our room was spotlessly...

Thank Norma W
Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again sometime.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dorchester is a tastefully restored Guest House. We have been accredited with a 4 Star Silver Award and a Breakfast Award. We are a short walk from the historic Tunnels Beaches and seafront. We offer Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi throughout.. Ilfracombe's Town Centre, pretty seafront and harbour and historic Tunnels Beaches are a short walk away. The elegant, stylishly furnished rooms at The Dorchester feature Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, hairdryer, generous hospitality tray and a small fridge stocked daily with fresh milk and a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. Guests may also make use of free W-Fi and our new Guest Lounge.Breakfasts are freshly prepared using locally sourced produce, and are served daily in the bright and airy dining room. Recently achieved a Breakfast Award from Visit Britain. Fully licensed, there is a range of wines , beers and spirits available.The beautiful Exmoor National Park is 15 minutes drive away, whilst Ilfracombe Golf Club is just 5 minute drive. The pretty harbour, Blue Flag Tunnels Beaches, restaurants and shops are within walking distance. A bus stop directly outside the guest house can take guests to Barnstaple, Bideford and surrounding areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dorchester Guest House

Address: 59 St. Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: €73 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dorchester Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Dorchester Guest House Hotel Ilfracombe
Dorchester Guest House Ilfracombe, Devon
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“All rooms are spotless”
fatboytony, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 had a super king size bed and large shower in the en-suite.”
JennieC33, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 front bay window. Large room and bathroom kingsize bed.”
494Jenny, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 5 at the front. There was little noise from the traffic and the windows opened sufficiently.”
_cjanetaylor, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is large bay window with king size bed, so is room 1, room 4 is two singles all have lovely en suites”
lynda29102016, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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