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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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Didcot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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northern California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A charming and comfortable B&B. We had the Katherine Mansfield room with private bath. Quiet street, comfortable bed, nice bathroom. The room had a kettle and makings for tea or coffee. The hallway has a fridge stocked with wine and beer. Jane is delightful and serves a wonderful cooked breakfast as well as fruit, juice, coffee - pretty much whatever... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is our second visit and it was again a delight. if you love books you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. Nearly every square inch of wall is lined with books, books and books - in the bedrooms, up the stairs, on the landing and in the cosy sitting room. Still it is spotlessly clean and has every... More 

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