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Dorchester Guest House

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59 St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This guest house is top class. The hostess, Julienne, is friendly, welcoming and very informative about the local area. The breakfasts (vegetarian) were delicious with perfectly poached eggs and home made marmalade. Our room was spacious, clean and quiet. Would highly recommend this place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful two night break at this Guest House. Relaxed hosts who couldn't do enough for us, also made our granddaughter so welcome. Offering ideas of local things to do and always going that extra mile. Attention to detail in all areas too. Breakfast was delicious and presented so nicely on plate (no drips etc). Homemade compote and marmalade... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a brilliant weekend staying at the Dorchester, our hosts were superb - lovely and friendly, Julienne greeted us and made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was delicious and very filling, it set us up for the day! Even my dietary needs were no problem - so a big thank you for that. Our room (no. 1) was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now i would right about the great food, the hospitality and the huge size and quality of the rooms, but all i need to say is that it was home from home. If only i could take this guest house every where i go. Great meeting you Julienne.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend have just come back from here after spending a weekend away. Upon arrival was greeted by the lovely Julienne who was a fantastic host throughout our stay. The rooms are immaculate and the full English breakfasts are out of this world. The town is within walking distance and I recommend to stay here 100%. We will... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed for a week at the end of July. Julianne and Peter made you feel very welcome. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. There are bus stops outside the hotel so we didn't need the car. We will definitely be staying here again next time we go to Ilfracombe. Excellent value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for a short break. Lovely hosts very welcoming. The room was spacious and very clean. Nice little extra touches, hand wash, shampoo and moisturising cream. Nice tea making facilities and flask of fresh milk. The breakfast was yummy and you had a sheet that up could tick what you wanted and choice of times.... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent3 night stay at the Dorchester, recapping holidays of years gone by in Ilfracombe. Julienne and Peter were very attentive and helpful hosts. Everything we wanted from a reasonably priced B&B. Please note, bus stops right outside hotel, so leave the car on the drive and avoid the hastle of parking in Ilfracombe or Woolacombe.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A warm welcome form Julienne, room was spotlessly clean, the bed was warm & comfortable, the choice for breakfast was just right. It is a short walk in to town & the harbour, but there is a good bus service if you don' t want to walk. Cannot find fault at all, would strongly recommend this guest house.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

we stayed at the Dorchester for one night, our hosts were great couldn't do enough for us very friendly and welcoming.Breakfast good, absolutely spotless, little extras, fridge in our room, fresh milk, mini bar, first time in a b&b highly recommend it.

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