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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here twice last year, the first time was faultless so I asked for my company to book me in again when I was in the area for business. Unfortunately the second time wasn't as good as the first. The room was infested with flies although as soon as I notified the management this was resolved, although I went... More 

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Spaxton, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
45 hotel reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I and my wife spent only one night at this small warm intimate place. We cannot wait to return. Our home in in a small country village so this was an ideal home from home. The staff at this place are as staff used to be many years ago. Oh what a pleasure to be treated as an individual person... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fabulous weekend at Yalbury for my Dad's 70th, comfortable clean rooms, attentive flexible service and amazing food. A few of us there with other guests on the Friday and then we took over the whole place for the Saturday night, great service the whole time. Went because my parents have had numerous great meals there over the last few years.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were not due to arrive until midnight so no dinner, but we phoned ahead on the way down from London and asked for some cheese & wine which was willing accommodated and in our room upon arrival. We received a warm welcome and the room was very clean and a good size. Hotel was easy to find and would... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Two nights staying in this lovely retreat, only a short drive from Dorchester, proved to be a great tonic. The food that chef/owner Jamie Jones produces really is a triumph, but without the superb management and hosting of his wife, Ariane, and the support of the well trained and courteous staff this "restaurant with rooms" would not have been awarded... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We ate here a couple of years ago and this time we stayed as well. The food is without any doubt excellent and the owners defiantly deserve their very high rating. The service provided is all you would ever hope for. The concern relates to the lounge area and accommodation which is beginning to look just a little tired.

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YalburyCottage, Owner at Yalbury Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We have noted your opinion relating to our lounge and rooms looking a little bit tired and we are sorry to let you down in this regard. . We share your feelings and are right now planning for some work to be done in our bathrooms in... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have just had our Wedding Reception at Yalbury Cottage. We booked all eight rooms and twenty of us enjoyed the evening meal(as a wedding supper) Everything was amazing, the food was out of this world, the staff couldn't do enough to make our day extra special. The rooms were excellent with everything you could want in them, and the... More 

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145 reviews 145 reviews
42 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have reviewed this hotel before but felt the need to Congratulate to the Yalbury Cottage for winning the best Small Hotel in the Daily Mail today (4th Oct 2014), it is so well deserved. From the moment you arrive at the hotel you feel at home, its so friendly and well cared for, the food is exquisite, dinner and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Right across the road from Thomas Hardy´s cottage, Ariane and Jamie run this quaint cottage. Be aware when you are tall, you might bump your head! Both Ariane and Jamie have been in the hostelry business for a while it seems, she as the manager, he as the gourmet.(=cook) Both have been living abroad for this purpose. They seem a... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Warm welcome from Jim on arrival. Lovely cosy cottage set in a quiet country lane with view of green prairie from room's window. It has a well design garden where you can seat and relax after a full day adventure. Room is bright and clean, well equipped with only drawback of weak shower. Evening meal and breakfast is exceptional quality,... More 

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Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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Yalbury Cottage Hotel Dorchester
Yalbury Cottage Dorchester, Dorset

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