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Chettle DT11 8DB, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I arrived to late to enjoy the dinner that everyone raves about, but my room was comfortable and quiet, and there was real milk to enjoy with the tea-and-coffee facilities in the room. The bathroom was large and spotlessly clean. The list of breakfast options was endless; I was just about to make my selection, when I heard the... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. Yes, it's quirky - slightly eccentric, slightly faded but so comfortable and friendly. We had room 3, a massive room with a 4 poster, looking over the lawn at the back, and extremely comfortable. The furniture was a mixture of odd old pieces, but with good chairs and all the hanging... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank God this place has been kept from private equity investors and brewery chains. Yes it's a little run down, no the wi-fi isn't kicking out 24Megabits a second but you can't buy this charm and home-from-home service. Our room was comfy and large with a lovely fresh-air view across the fields at the back of the house - nothing... More

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Alresford, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a night at the Castleman - we did enjoy it. Food good and incredibly good value - excellent starters at dinner for only £5!! Had a delicious swordfish salad and mixed seafood gratin starter and my husband's steak was very good too. Staff very friendly, amenable and helpful. Everyone is very fond of this place, it is... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on the night of the 3rd August for just one night (it was the eve of my birthday and a surprise from my husband). It's a very quirky place with old-fashioned furniture and creaky floorboards - really atmospheric. The public areas i.e. the library and sitting rooms are full of comfy sofas and armchairs; great for reading... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb lunch today in idyllic surroundings. All staff attentive & charming in this unique hotel & setting. Very relaxing ambience in wonderful grounds. Choice of menu excellent & food beautifully presented , well cooked & absolutely delicious. Cannot praise enough

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow... what a fantastic place this is....! Our latest visit to The Castleman was to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Beautiful surroundings with charm, service that we have not seen for decades and the food which is totally amazing. Compliments to the owners, chef and staff for obtaining perfection. We are looking forward to returning again soon.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate here out of season and it was very good. The atmosphere was quaint, and the staff friendly. However, we returned with family in July and we did not have such a good experience. From the start we were not made to feel as welcome on this Friday as we had done on the previous visit. The food was... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well done and a big thank you to all the staff at The Castleman Hotel, who made my partner's surprise 50th weekend truly amazing from Saturday July 12th - 14th. Although guests can just eat at this award-winning restaurant, I have reviewed it as a hotel. There are 10, beautiful, individually-styled, character rooms over the first and second floors, all... More

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Oxford, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a truly original and lovely hotel. It is such a relaxing place, and the food is fabulous. Breakfast was also beautifully cooked and presented. We enjoyed loafing in one of the large sitting rooms with a drink as we perused the menu! We stayed in a family room, which had a double bedroom and separate section with bunk... More

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Address: Chettle DT11 8DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Chettle
Also Known As:
Castleman Hotel Chettle

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