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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4 , England
The Ilchester Arms Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time we have stayed at the Ilchester Arms and we can't wait to return. The place is absolutely wonderful. The inn itself is gorgeous with deep, squishy sofas and a great selection of fantastic beers and wines. Need a cocktail? No problem, they'll make you one to order. There are loads of books and games to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving late afternoon, for a one night stay on Saturday 4th April, the waiting commenced..... the bar was relatively busy but the service was terrible and we found ourselves largely ignored for long periods. This was a continuing theme throughout our stay. After a mix up with the booking from our side, we opted to take the "honeymoon suite"... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Richard S Many thanks for taking the time to leave your additional feedback. We genuinely monitor all guest comments so that we can continue to develop the business, train the teams and improve, so please be reassured that we will be using your feedback in the most productive way. We are a country, family-run pub and you arrived on... More 

Bristol
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to start this review by explaining that I have never left a 1-star review before but have been so disappointed by my experience with this hotel, 1-star feels appropriate. My husband and I booked a double room for a Saturday night in March when we were attending a wedding in a nearby village. The booking experience was not... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and welcoming. Loved the "shabby chic" touches. Comfortable room, we deliberately chose one with no television (we were on a break). Food was very good and an extensive and interesting breakfast menu. No noise at all at night so slept very well. Only slight downside was the (I presume) Locals in the bar on Friday who were unwinding... More 

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

My wife and i have just returned from a lovely two night break at the Ilchester Arms Hotel, from the moment we arrived we were made very welcome by all the staff and family who run the hotel, we were shown to our room (Charlotte) and was pleasantly surprised at how clean and spacious it was, a big bay window... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In the quiet old village of Abbotsbury it was a surprise to walk into this very trendy and beautifully renovated hotel/restaurant/pub. The family who own and run the hotel are very much part of the scene and hands on. Certainly it is a restaurant for locals judging by the many cosseted dogs and owners there. Lunch was excellent. The crab... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Friendly reception on arrival. Room (Charlotte) was big and comfortable and quiet. Only small complaint is the bath was a corner bath which we are not overly keen on - a standard bath is much nicer but apart from that it was very good. Their website advises that they are in the middle of doing up the rooms and some... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I have just returned from a 2 night break at this lovely hotel. We were made welcome when we arrived, and were soon sat down enjoying a dorset cream tea. We had great food throughout our stay - they make their bread, jams and cakes, all of which were superb. It was a treat to sit by... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On Tuesday 24th February 2015 we decided with friends to try the Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury as we knew it was under recently new ownership. We arrived and had a long wait at the bar to be served, or even noticed, to start with. We got our drinks, sat down and looked at the menu and chose. The waitress said she... More 

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Sarah H, Guest Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Carol P Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, as a new family business your comments can help us to improve on every customer experience. We are aware of the day that you visited The Ilchester, as our Manager also arrived later that afternoon and found the same member of staff not serving but on her... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stayed in this hotel in mid December and enjoyed our stay very much. We have paid a bargain for B&B. As it is an old hotel, we knew what to expect and were not disappointed at all. Room a little cold, but we were given an additional heater so it was fine. Very friendly staff, breakfast one of the best... More 

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