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Lorna Doone Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
High Street, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PS, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
TimnMaggsC Bath, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chanced upon this lovely hotel via LateRooms or similar... Wanted a short notice night away with some friends to celebrate a birthday and we couldn't have been happier. Rooms were clean and very comfortable and the staff most helpful and welcoming. Food was superb, in particular the local Venison fillet special which I enjoyed immensely with some good wine from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband told me he was taking me to the Porlock for my birthday, somewhere we have visited many times in the past. The surprise was we were staying at the Lorna Doone Hotel, somewhere we had never stayed at in the past or even considered and was obviously a little bit sceptical. It was truly a wonderful surprise -... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stayed two months ago for two nights now back for four and will go back as soon as we can. The welcome plus room and food is excellent. The price for what you get is outstanding. Value for money cannot be faulted. It is a Hotel with character and part of the charm is its decor. Thanks to all who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, warm welcome, fabulous beds and Porlock and surrounds are beautiful Feel very privileged to be a guest at this wonderful hotel, 4th visit and we'll be back next Spring! Many thanks to Toni and Maureen!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We've just returned from a three night stay in this hotel. We were delighted, Porlock is beautiful and quaint, people are lovely and friendly, and our short break was made even better by staying at the Lorna Doone Hotel. Clean, comfortable and the food very good. A big thank you to the owner and staff for being so welcoming and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Having booked a wonderful nights stay at the lovely Exmoor Country House,we decided to book an evening meal at the Lorna Doone.Booked a table for 7.30pm,On arrival we were shown a table in bar area, and was told there was a bit of a backlog,so there could be a wait for our table as lots of people had walked in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This hotel has a great location right in the hub of the village. Big BUTS though. Although clean, it has awful dated 1980s dusky pink decor, old crusty towels, tatty wooden loo seat,blocked shower. The room was advertised as a double but was two singles pushed together. The electrics in the room were out of date for testing. The staff... More 

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Dublin, Ireland.
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41 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My room was a little small and could have been cleaner. Otherwise, this was a cosy hotel in the heart of a charming village. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. With a few minor improvements with the rooms and the breakfast this could be a lovely hotel.

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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Looking for a wifi in Porlock we ended up at the Lorna Doom Hotel. We could easily sit in a seperate room and stay as long as we wished. Of coarse we had dinner at the place in the evening. We had a cheap shepherdspie which was o.k. Not high cuisine but good enough and sure for the price, The... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed here for a particular event, with few other options, although seemed well rated on other sites. It does what it says on the tin, bed for a couple of nights. Staff/owner extremely pleasant, but all very run down. No parking left when we arrived late afternoon. Room tiny, perhaps because it was en-suite, couldn't bear the thought of... More 

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