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Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B

65 Broad St | The Sanctuary Bookshop, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I decided to squeeze all three of us in what was described as the 'Garden View' room, it really looked over a car park but Lyme Regis is such a gorgeous village the view was still very pleasant. The spare bed was rock hard and on the floor but okay as we were only there for one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is such a little gem I hesitate to tell you about it. Part of me wants to keep it all to myself, but the owners, Mariko and Bob Speer, are so lovely, so here is my recommendation. From the moment we arrived we were made welcome by Bob the bookseller and his charming wife. The double room was resplendent... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

10,000 books and three bedrooms. Yes there are a lot of stairs, yes it is very creaky and a bit tatty, yes the sea view bedroom's bathroom is down a few flights of stairs but you get a shared sitting room, the run of the place and more books than you could ever want or imagine exist. Mariko and Bob... More 

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Southwest England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is the unique B&B of Lyme Regis, and it is THE central one. It overlooks the historic spot called Cobb Gate, where Broad Street meets the sea, so it's seconds away from the beach, the shops, the museum, the theatre, the bridge over the river. Mariko is a sweet and deeply cultured hostess, and if you wish she can... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A wonderful, quirky (think Harry Potter) B&B full of charm and comfort. Mariko & Bob are very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The location is stunning - you couldn't get much closer to the Sea Front of Lyme Regis without getting very wet and there is no more a beautiful English Seaside Village. Should the weather turn against you, and you've... More 

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Whitehill, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed for just one night but would like to have stayed longer. Spend the night in a bookshop - heaven. We were first shown up winding stairs with books all up the stairs to our own sitting room overlooking the sea; toys available for small children, DVD player and today's newspapers. Then to our bedroom, also overlooking the sea,... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I stayed here in August 2014 with 3 other people, the B&B has 2 private rooms which we booked. We therefore had the place to ourselves which was fantastic. The views were great from one of the rooms (out toward the sea). Both bedrooms were cute and cosy. The bathrooms were beautiful and a great size. We had access to... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had the bedroom at the rear which was lovely and quiet, and full of books! The adjacent bathroom was a good size, but there was a lack of shelves. Bob and Mariko are very welcoming and make you feel at home. Access to the upper floors is very narrow due to bookshelves that wind round the staircase. Choice of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were very happy with all aspects of this B&B and will definitely be returning! The rooms are clean and comfortable with beautiful views. Mariko made us feel very welcome and cooked an excellent full english breakfast (including a veggie option for me). We loved the quirky building with walls of books and beautiful decorations, giving it that old english... More 

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Rome
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Very comfortable rooms, with views towards the sea. The books lining the walls of all the rooms make it a place of discovery as well as of comfort. The excellent breakfast and warm and friendly hospitality made our stay a truly pleasurable one.

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