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The Luttrell Arms

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
travelfan46 Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family has been visiting the area, which is incidentally West Somerset, not North Somerset as previous reviewer states. North Somerset is from Weston super Mare up to Bristol, We should know we live there! We love Dunster and the surrounding area although the A road can be busy. The more commercialised areas, including Minehead, do have the large caravan... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't stand Minehead. I only ever come to North Somerest because my family have inexplicably chosen to make it their home. It should be so enchanting - beautiful rolling scenery, beaches, country pubs serving excellent cider etc. but sadly it is blighted by the invading caravan culture, Butlins, and an influx of people who seem to think that wearing... More

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit of heaven! We stayed here to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and The lovely Luttrell did us proud. We returned after a few years and knew from the moment we heard the latch of the door and felt the atmosphere that things at this hotel had been brought back up to scratch. We enjoyed a coffee in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely old hotel in a fantastic situation. Parking outside is difficult, but the large public car park is 100 metres away, and you get a free parking ticket. Our room was on the top floor, overlooking the Yarn Market, and was very quiet. Room and bathroom were excellent. The staff were pleasant and friendly - informal, yet... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought a group of twelve people for a 6 night stay in the hotel. Everybody praise the bedrooms, the food, the history of the building and the beautiful garden. The staff are very friendly and helpful. As the hotel have PUB, restaurant and garden, with different menus, you do not need to leave the hotel except to visit the... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times on route to the South West. We have stayed in a couple of different 4 poster rooms and de-luxe rooms which are all perfect. Dunster is perfect for a couple or three nights stay as there is quite a bit to see and do in the village including the Castle and some interesting local... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent most enjoyable weekend at Luttrell Arms. Very atmospheric public rooms. Bedroom( room2) was excellent with huge comfortable bed. Secret gardens were a splendid place to enjoy a quiet al fresco refreshment. Above all this, the staff were exceptionally pleasant and above all helpful. We will definitely return!

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is definitely historical, as is the main village street with its' quaint & friendly shops. We have stayed here several times and always find the standard to be very good. The restaurant has been extended by the latest owners, and is a real pleasure to sit and dine. We always find the food to be of a high... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to this hotel at the end of June, have praised it highly last year. We asked for room 10, as this had a French door leading onto a small private garden. The weather was hot. I took the bags up to the room, which was stuffy, as the only ventilation is the French door, and a window above,... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed here with our 2 spaniels, had an amazing time and were made so welcome by everyone. Food and rooms were perfect! The setting is gorgeous with the most wonderful views and plenty of places to explore. Parked our car up and didn't use it during the entire stay.

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Address: 32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Luttrell Arms 3*
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The Luttrell Arms is a 3 star, 28 room hotel. Set in the medieval village of Dunster with its many interesting buildings, under the shadow of the Castle and within the Exmoor National Park. The privately owned 14th century Luttrell Arms is surrounded by beautiful countryside making it the ideal destination for that weekend break or midweek getaway. Stroll around the village, walk the moor, or just sit by a log fire in a building where hospitality has been a way of life for hundreds of years. Heritage "If you could bottle the air in the bar at the Luttrell Arms and sell it you'd clean up" so wrote a local journalist. The smell of logs burning on the fire, a hint of hops from the pints of ale, add to this the smell of something aromatic being cooked in the kitchen, and the most essential element - the smell of history, it oozes out of the walls which have stood for 800 years. There are many outstanding architectural features, the medieval hall with its hammer beam roof (room 17) and twelve light window. History seeps out of the blackened frames, which had their glass rattled loose as Cromwell’s gunners laid siege to Dunster Castle from a defended strong point at the end of the garden. Cromwell’s Commander, Col. Robert Blake walked the corridors of the hotel, it was then called the Ship Inn and was used as his headquarters throughout the siege of the castle. Also of note is some very fine plasterwork on the ceiling of the lounge downstairs, and the plaster over mantle in room 12, showing Actaeon being devoured by hounds. The Arms of Luttrell that we use today carry us back to a Gentleman of 1261, the crest takes us only back to 1621, but the supporters are directly derived from one of the Barons who coerced King John into sealing Magna Carta. A more modern visitor is Hercule Poirot. In "The Cornish Mystery" he confronts the murderer in one of the hotel’s bedrooms. ... more   less 
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