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Dorchester Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   59 St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ, England
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Ranked #4 of 49 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were two couples on a short break. Spacious rooms (1 & 5), comfortable beds and helpful, friendly hostess. Julienne's fruit compote and home made marmalade were delicious and, although we never saw Peter, I think he was responsible for the tasty cooked breakfasts.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed here for one night, during a weekend getaway. The room was lovely and spacious, nothing was too much trouble for Julienne. The breakfast was lovely and set us up for the day! Great value for exploring North Devon from.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights and wish it had have been longer. Spotlessly clean good sized room; stayed in room 5. Nothing was too much trouble to Julienne, a definite home from home. Breakfasts second to none. Would most definitely stay here again. Thank you!

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Hundon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a lovely two night stay. The room was nice, clean and bright, had everything we needed and it was good to have a sofa in the room so we could relax. Julienne was very friendly and welcoming and Peter cooks a good breakfast!!:-) Highly recommend this lovely guest house.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here 3 years ago, so this time took our friends with us. We stayed Sunday to Sunday and had rooms 1 & 4 both lovely and good value. As before breakfast great and hosts very helpful, like home from home.. We like to park the car up and with bus stops either side of the road out side... More

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Booked through booking.com - guest house description states "boasts free parking and wi-fi". Less than 12 hours before we were due to depart the hotel contacted me to say parking was not available as the hotel was full!. We were planning to put our bikes in the back of the car so wasn't happy to park in the road. To... More

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Dorchester_2011, Owner at Dorchester Guest House, responded to this review

In reply to your review. As mentioned in the numerous emails prior to your cancellation, had you read your room description and booking confirmation details sent to you by Booking.com, you would have seen that it said the following: 'Small Double Room. This comfortable bright room is located on the top floor and features distant sea views. This quiet room... More

Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

At the Dorchester you get a warm welcome from the minute you arrive and everything in this guest house is as it should be. We had an excellent bedroom with an extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast is first class and the home made marmalades are delicious. Plenty of books and DVDs for guests to borrow and wine/beer/spirits are available at a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A wonderful sunny weeks stay at the dorchester guest house. Perfect hosts. Beautiful breakfasts. Plenty of choice and all cooked fresh. Nothing is to much trouble. Julienne went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. We took our 9 month old baby as we were due to go in 2013, but I fell pregnant in the Christmas 2012, and... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed at the Dorchester to attend a wedding at Tunnels Beaches, it was walking distance to the venue and to the town centre. The owner was welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble, we had the family room which was well decorated and very clean. There was hospitality tray with a selection of biscuits, hot drinks and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Our room was peaceful and beautifully presented, with lots of thoughtful extras in the room. We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful break. We have stayed in many guest houses and this definitely deserves a 5 star rating!

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Address: 59 St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dorchester Guest House 4*
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The Dorchester is a tastefully restored Guest House. We have been accredited with a 4 Star Silver Award and a Breakfast Award. We are a short walk from the historic Tunnels Beaches and seafront. We offer Free Parking and Free Wi-Fi throughout.. Ilfracombe's Town Centre, pretty seafront and harbour and historic Tunnels Beaches are a short walk away. The elegant, stylishly furnished rooms at The Dorchester feature Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, hairdryer, generous hospitality tray and a small fridge stocked daily with fresh milk and a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. Guests may also make use of free W-Fi and our new Guest Lounge.Breakfasts are freshly prepared using locally sourced produce, and are served daily in the bright and airy dining room. Recently achieved a Breakfast Award from Visit Britain. Fully licensed, there is a range of wines , beers and spirits available.The beautiful Exmoor National Park is 15 minutes drive away, whilst Ilfracombe Golf Club is just 5 minute drive. The pretty harbour, Blue Flag Tunnels Beaches, restaurants and shops are within walking distance. A bus stop directly outside the guest house can take guests to Barnstaple, Bideford and surrounding areas. ... more   less 
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