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Lorna Doone Hotel

High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
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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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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thankfully we were only booked for one night in this hotel, we had been given one of the 'Courtyard' rooms although I don't really feel that a few pots of geraniums placed around the sides of a scruffy looking car park and the smoking area counts as a courtyard. The room was on 2 levels, the windowsills were dusty, enormous... More 

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Cornwall
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Lorna Doone to be a very disappointing hotel, we booked 2 rooms for a one night stay, my partner and I had a twin room in the main hotel, whilst my daughter and husband were given a 'cottage' suite in the courtyard! The imaginatively named 'cottage' turned out to be a chalet type structure which had once... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

this is in an ideal location to explore Exmoor. Our room was very small and there was a bath but no shower which is a bit unusual these days. However the bed was very comfortable and the staff were all very welcoming and friendly. I would say that this hotel was good value but one wouldn't want to stay more... More 

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Cornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ate as a party of four in the restaurant. Overall things were OK, but that was just about it. The surroundings were a tad old fashioned, as were the menu and food. The food came in reasonable time and was piping hot, it was reasonably tasty; the fish (hake was dried out) and one member of our party thought the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

With narrow corridors, steps stairs, cosy rooms with nooks and crannies, this is a lovely little gem so don't come here expecting a modern bland chain hotel. This place has lots of character and very friendly staff. There is a small cosy sitting room with good wifi for having pre-dinner drinks after a hard days walk and catching up with... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stopped off here on a wet and windy day. The couple who run the hotel and restaurant couldn't have been more friendly and polite, really made us feel welcome. The food was ok and having sold out a starter I wanted an inventive alternative was conjured up which was just as nice, Attentive good service.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Have just spent five nights at this charming place nestled in the middle of Porlock. The food including breakfast and evening meals were delicious and cooked by the owner who is one of the most remarkable woman I have met in a long time. It is close to all the wonderful countryside and places of interest and a short walk... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a good B&B: it is centrally located, is very smart and our room was spacious and very nicely decorated and furnished. The car park is round the back but seems to be very small. It was crammed when we got there but there are public car parks close by. We didn't use the bar because, quite simply, it... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a fantastic place to stay, great food, accommodation and fantastic management and staff, very friendly and helpful. Book now you won't regret it. The country side and sea front are stunning, excellent walks and great for taking the dogs

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Title says it all really. Walked in with my girlfriend. Got snapped at for walking through archway that I apparently shouldn't have done - appeared to be nothing more than the other half of the restaurant/bar area. Very rude.

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