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La Fleur de Lys

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Bleke St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AW, England
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Ranked #16 of 25 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hull
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86 reviews 86 reviews
17 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Unfortunately we only stayed one night, wish it could have been more but if we visit the area again we will definitely stay again. The owners, premises and food are all superb. We were made very welcome and shown to a beautiful room, After looking around the area we decided that we would also dine in, too. Good decision. The... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Dear Barbar R Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to us here, Mary & I really appreciate all feedback. We were especially glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay & Dinner & rest assured a new Velux Black out window has been ordered & will be installed shortly, So sorry... More

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed for one night, as a family group sharing three rooms. The rooms were comfortable and very well-equipped, we appreciated the real coffee and fresh milk. The bathrooms were very compact but again had everything we needed. The food was very good, as it was quite a special meal for us, a rare chance to get together, it was... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Dear Car0lW2013 Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay & dinner with us Mary & I really appreciate the time taken by guests & for their feed back. So it is all the more pleasing when we hear how much you enjoyed your stay & dinner with us & we look look forward to seeing you on... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

the people here are really charming.we stayed one night,our room ,Sauvignonwas clean and comfortable but smalland the shower room up two steps would have been difficult for the large or physically challenged.We had a good meal of traditional restaurant cooking,crab mousse,poached brill with shellfish,mangocreme brulee with delicious spiced biscuits.breakfast cooked to order with fresh juice.We were there on April11th and... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Dear Caroline B Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us, Mary & I really appreciate your thoughts & were very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay & dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you again if you are ever back in Shaftesbury Kindest Regards David & Mary More

Bedchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Being "oh so British", one likes to see fair play. We had Sunday lunch the same day as your reviewer "Constance" on the 23rd March. We had the smoked salmon as a starter, followed by the Sirloin Beef, both of which were excellent. It was a most enjoyable meal. As for the service, nothing was too much trouble and we... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Dear Kate Mary & I really appreciate your comments & time taken to write a review & in responding to the previous reviewer, we will not always get things right, but it is very pleasing to have balanced opinions. We are very glad you had a good Sunday Lunch with us & look forward to seeing you on many other... More

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Oh dear! Upon reflection we should have known better, the menu on the web site was a month out of date. On arrival for Sunday lunch we were seated by a nice warm fire, presented with the menus by the pleasant young waitress, to peruse while we waited for our drinks. The room was so dark it was difficult to... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer We were much undecided whether to respond to your many inaccurate remarks in this review, or to simply let the matter go, But as you have since written to us complaining that we should not have charged your mother, we feel compelled to respond. We are a small family run business that prides itself on the freshness &... More

Chenies, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at La Fleur de Lys for a night in January, It is a beautiful little place, spotlessly clean, lovely food and excellent rooms. Everything is thought of, even a PC in the room. Thoroughly recommended, we will go again when we are in the area.

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us Mary & I really appreciate all comments & feedback & find it most helpful. We are especially delighted you had such a lovely time with us & look forward to seeing you again Kindest Regards & Best Wishes for 2014 David & Mary More

England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Having researched La Fleur de Lys extensively and having read so many rave reviews, I expected that there would be much to live up to. Amazingly, our high expectations were exceeded! As mentioned, the outstanding food, immaculate rooms, professional yet very friendly and helpful owners and staff were all just as we had been led to believe. We have thoroughly... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us we appreciate all feed back positive or negative, so were especially pleased to hear you had such a lovely stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you & your wife & we wish you both well for the rest of the year ahead. Hope to see you... More

New London, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

First the positive: The Fleur de Lys is in a lovely building in a lovely part of Shaftesbury. The breakfast was delicious, and everyone I saw leaving the restaurant was pleased. Now the bad: The staff have no sense of hospitality, particularly the owner. I stayed over the Christmas holiday and would have expected people to be friendlier. First, on... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Dear Miss Adams Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Christmas last year, we do value all comments positive or negative, to try & improve our guest experience with us. We pride ourselves on offering a warm friendly & welcoming environment for all our guests in our small family run hotel, so were saddened... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I booked a room here for a valentines present to my partner as a friend has been here many times and highly recommended it. Its billed as a "restaurant with rooms" and their food is known to be brilliant, however their Valentines Night menu was a bit too pricey for us and there was a lot of seafood which we... More

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davidgriffinshepherd, Owner at La Fleur de Lys, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words & are very please you had such a lovely stay with us over Valentines Best wishes for 2014 David & Mary More

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had a really lovely time staying there the service was second to none could not fault it Had a fabulous evening meal there on Saturday night the food was excellent and so was the service we had a lovely young waitress by the name of Darryl who looked after us. The hosts of the Hotel were very friendly and... More

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Address: Bleke St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fleur de Lys 4*
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La Fleur de Lys is a a Family run Restaurant with rooms offering a very warm & Personel Service with Great Food freshly prepared & cooked by owners David & Marc & served by Mary & her very loyal staff. We also offer 8 lovely en=suite rooms for you to really relax & enjoy your stay with us. So come spoil yourselves & enjoy the delights of rural Dorset whilst visiting La Fleur de lys in the beautiful Hill Top Town of Shaftesbury ( Home to Gold Hill of Hovis Fame) ... more   less 
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