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The Luttrell Arms

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32-36 High Street | Exmoor National Park, Dunster TA24 6SG, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Dunster
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
nicki1512 Helston, United Kingdom
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a couple of cyclists stopping in Dunster during an Exmoor mini break, after staying with the Lutrell in 2012, we decided as it was superb then it wouldnt let us down the second time....we were even more impressed. On arrival, the lady (sorry didn't catch her name) couldnt do anymore to help us. We were given a secure... More

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8 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed overnight on visit to Dunster and Beer to catch up with friends. What a find! Such a special place! We treated ourselves to a 4 poster room and what a treat that was. Spacious character room impeccably clean and well serviced with good standard of products. PERFECT! Food at dinner and breakfast was excellent too with an extensive menu... More

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments - We look forward to welcoming you again soon! More

Corsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The four of us, including two Children (well behaved, I should add; ages 10 & 8) decided it would be lovely to visit Snow Drop Valley and Dunster Castle. We originally booked the Luttrell Arms for two nights, commencing Wednesday 19th February. As I rushed back from work, excited about a precious trip with my family the Hotel decided not... More

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

I was really sorry to read your horrendous trip advisor review. I hope that you will see from our many other reviews that your experience and dissatisfaction with your stay at The Luttrell Arms is not the norm and we were most shocked to receive this review. I have investigated the matter and spoken at length with the general manager... More

Taunton, Somerset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Took a last minute break here for one night. Friendly welcome. Room comfy. Food in restaurant excellent. My partner's steak was cooked to perfection. A beautiful old building with lots of character features. Would definitely recommend. Great late deals to be had if you go their website rather than phone.

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More

Portsmouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We were warmly greeted by the receptionist who was relative new to the job, in fact it was her first day without supervision. She shown us to our room on the top floor over looking the front of the hotel (room 5). Highly recommend, very spacious. The choice for breakfast was of high standard and served by very pleasant and... More

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Dunster is a lovely destination and there is plenty more to explore in the local area on your next visit!! See you soon! More

Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully refurbished and run with style.Fine food and fabulous log fired bars. Unreservedily recommended for a splendid atmospheric break. An ideal base from which to explore Exmoor.We hope to return soon.

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks - See you again soon! More

Bristol UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This visit we opted for the Sunday night deal of £45pp for dinner, bed & breakfast in a 4 poster room. Perfect in every way. Good service started before our stay when I rang as I was concerned about the flooding on the Levels. Jake provided my instantly with local knowledge & an alternative route. On arrival it was delightful... More

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were well looked after by all the team. Jake, Tim and Chris will get extra brownie points for having a personal mention! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Box, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The most magical, romantic, amazing olde world'y hotel in the the whole world. Every knook and cranny has a fabulous feature; from the AMAZING four poster rooms (except for 'I think' room 16...the family room four poster - don't like that one so much) through to the medieval lounge, fabulous restaurant, gorgeous bar, amazing gardens...absolutely every single area of the... More

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear how much you love the hotel - it is very much appreciated! Old buildings have their pros and cons, The Luttrell Arms, has more than its fair share of pros - it is a unique building bursting with atmosphere and there truly is no where else like it!... More

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Stayed here for three nights 17th~20th January a Christmas present from our daughter. We stayed in room 17 which was the most remarkable room we have ever stayed in, 4 poster bed, oak beams and everything you could wish for. The staff were very attentive and nothing too much trouble. We were going to try other eateries in the area... More

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

What a lovely daughter you have! Sorry for taking so long to respond to your review but we do very much appreciate you taking the time to write one. We hope to see you again soon! More

Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We booked several rooms for three generations of the family and the hotel staff were always most helpful when we shuffled our requirements about, made tentative bookings and then changed them. They could not have been more obliging and we had a family great get-together. The hotel has great character and Dunster is such a picturesque village.

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Glad that you had an enjoyable stay - We hope that we will see you again soon! More

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Also Known As:
The Luttrell Arms Hotel Dunster
The Luttrell Arms Hotel
Luttrell Arms Hotel Dunster
Luttrell Arms Dunster
The Luttrell Arms Dunster, Somerset
Address: 32-36 High Street | Exmoor National Park, Dunster TA24 6SG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Dunster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Dunster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Luttrell Arms 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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