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The Bull Hotel

The Headlands, Downton SP5 3HL, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. A tense welcome. 2. A large and nice room with standard translucent curtains. 3. A standard pub meal almost impeccable service. Except well done and medium steaks given to the wrong person. 4. A nice and well served breakfast with bottomless coffee and tea. 5. Plenty of parking. 6. We would return.

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Southampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were en route and decided to try this restaurant. The good points: Clean Friendly staff Great menu with three alternative portion sizes Free sweets for over 55's (we qualified!) Very nicely prepared and presented fresh food. Reasonable price Bad points - NONE

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night, had the annex. Main Bedroom with smaller children's room and toilet / shower. Nice and quiet at rear of Hotel so no traffic noise. Good choices of Breakfast Menu. The accommodation well worth the money. If passing will use again.

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Hertfordshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I generally don't like writing negative reviews but I was somewhat disappointed with this hotel as I feel that it was overpriced for what you got. I will start with the positives - the room itself was a good size, it was quiet at night which meant we got a good nights sleep and the breakfast was acceptable. On the... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked a table via Table Pouncer. We were a party of three and we have all chosen different dishes from the menu. The place wasn't busy for a Sunday night, and we were surprised to wait for our food a little, but it was well worth the wait. Everything was well cooked and beautifully presented. We could highly recommend... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We are currently staying at a nearby B&B and this hotel was recommended to us for dinner tonight. The meal was excellent and very tasty. The service was friendly and prompt. We would definitely go there again.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Bull is an old hotel and very local in style. Rooms are absolutely OK, but of course marked by the age of the building. Take it as a charming feature. We had dinner; fairly priced and good. Value for money? Well just about, I would say what you see is what you get. OK for a short stop over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited for lunch today. The food took a while to come but was worth the wait. Excellent quality, very tasty and reasonable value. The bar man / waiter was very friendly and helpful. Worthy of 5 stars.

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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were desperate for a place to sleep. We couldn't find the B&B we'd booked ahead of time and the Bull Hotel was open, had a room, and was willing to put us up. We stayed at quite a few places that cost us the same amount and our room was just okay. The towels (possibly line-dried?) were stiff as... More 

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Waterlooville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Cannot recommend this highly enough. We spent the night here recently to celebrate my husband's birthday. The staff went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect. Our dinner was superb and was the best meal I have had in a very long time. Will return again in the near future.

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