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Fairwater Head Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
near Lyme Regis & Axminster, Hawkchurch EX13 5TX, England
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hawkchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical English hotel, very welcoming with lovely views, the room was of good size with an exceptional bathroom. A good breakfast was served, leaving you full but wanting more because of the taste. Will certainly book here again, even though there is a relaxed pet policy there was certainly no sign of pet hair. Well done Fairwater Head Hotel

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed for one night but it was lovely. Finding a decent hotel that accepts dogs is not always easy but this hotel exceeded our expectations, with towels for the dogs (to wipe their feet) in the rooms and a handful of treats too. Our house doesn't smell of dogs so it was a delight on arrival to discover... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a two night stay - very comfortable bedrooms & lounges. Restaurant & bar area are very nice - with amazing views from the windows / terrace. Nothing too much trouble - chef offering to do something special as vegetarian. Smashing wine list for a small hotel! Very friendly staff - and if you're a dog owner the hotel is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Staff were very friendly and the food was great. However, the room frankly had a stale, unpleasant odour and the wifi would not connect on any of my three devices. Also the shower would produce nothing but boiling hot water and there was no iron (something I have had in every hotel room before). None of these negatives were particularly... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have stayed at the Fairwater Head four times. Each time we are made very welcome. The rooms are very comfortable, the food is outstanding and the staff are always extremely helpful. It is in a very quiet location with wonderful views especially from the dining room. There is an intimate bar area and on a warm evening drinks can... More 

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stayed here four or five times in late 2014. It is a delightful place, family run, warm, welcoming and comfortably furnished. The owner is charming as is the restaurant manager and all the staff we encountered worked hard and were very engaging. The rooms are very quiet, comfortable and the food is excellent (belly pork is especially good). Super breakfasts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As I had booked almost last minute for the autumn bank hols, many places were already booked up especially as I had to take my dog with me. This is off the beaten path and very nice find. I thoroughly recommend especially if you drive as it is a short drive to Lyme Regis and other local beach areas. An... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

First time away with our new puppy so wasn't sure what to expect from a "dog friendly" hotel. Needn't have worried. Lovely hotel and grounds. Spotlessly clean. Rooms on the small side but adequate. We stayed in the East wing. Breakfast was good and plentiful. Didn't eat in the evening, preferring to try local pubs with the pup. Worth every... More 

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Farnborough, Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This 'dog friendly' Hotel is a hidden gem on the Somerset/Devon borders. A former family home in two acres of landscaped gardens with lovely views over the countryside. The Hotel is very tastefully furnished with comfortable en suite bedrooms and comfortable communal areas. The food served in its Restaurant is first class but with a limited menu, predictable for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for one night while in the area on business. The location was easy to get to however you are in the middle of nowhere which made it quiet but meant that you would need to drive to go anywhere. That was fine for me as I wished to work in my room in the evening. My... More 

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