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The Oaks Hotel

Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8ES, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has to be seen to be believed, it is truly fantastic. All rooms spotlessly clean, really delicious food. Hosts Tim and Anne are excellent. Tea and cake on arrival and a welcome that makes you feel you are meeting good friends. We have stayed in lots of good places but this one is the best. Our room was... More 

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just stayed at The Oaks for two nights, celebrating a very special birthday. Everything about this hotel is top quality,from the care and attention of the owners to the excellent cuisine.Tim and Anne could teach many of the big hotels the true meaning of hospitality and service. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay and have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This hotel provides a unique experience - we were so well looked after, lovely features like the Roberts radio, beautiful views, and sherry before dinner is fabulous. So comfortable and relaxing. The food is very good and all of the details are considered, the wine list extensive. A definite place to sty if you want peace, to be treated well... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A hotel which more than lives up to its entry in the Good Hotels Guide. Peaceful and in a very attractive setting The Oaks is the ideal small hotel. It is comfortable and welcoming and owners Tim and Anne Riley go out of their way to make guests feel at home from arrival till it's time for a reluctant departure.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I have just returned from two nights at The Oaks Hotel Porlock. It was a positive experience in every respect. We stayed in room 3 which was most comfortable and had stunning views.The views from our table in the conservatory dining room were also stunning, taking in the garden, the hills in the distance and across Porlock... More 

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Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I'm sure we will return to this gem of a hotel. It is tasteful with everything just so but not at all stuffy. We had a very friendly welcome and my coeliac diet was no problem at all. I had a choice of gluten free breads, biscuits in the room and Ann assured me she could adapt any items on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stayed at the Oaks Hotel in Porlock with my girlfriend August 2014. Situated at the top of a hill, both our bedroom and the dining room had incredible views of Exmoor and the sea. Our room itself was stunning, with traditional and quality styling, and the bed was very comfortable. The food was fantastic, including incredibly good homemade bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A perfect hotel. Just on the edge of the village and therefore quiet, it is an easy stroll to the shops. The area offers interesting walking country or. if you prefer to drive, Tim has devised some scenic routes around Exmoor. Rooms are clean and comfortable with wonderful sea views, particularly from the dining room. In Summer watch the setting... More 

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We returned to The Oaks this May and were delighted to find that everything was as good as we remembered it. We had a delightful corner room with a supremely comfortable bed, sitting area and a sparkling bathroom with fluffy towels and bathrobes. Wonderful dining room with spectacular views and sunsets and beautiful food. We had super Roast Venison for... More 

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have slept in room n° 7 on 8 august 2013, and it has been unforgettable for the lovely atmosphere and gorgeus view on the bay. Tim the owner is charming and very hospitable, and the dining room where you also have a delicious breakfast is a "must" for a glorious stay and awakening !

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