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The Bankes Arms Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Corfe Castle
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival to the Bankes Arms B&B in corfe Castle first impressions outside we thought lovely Period Building Nestled in the Heart of Corfe. then we stepped inside and from that moment on things went down hill. fast. we booked into our room which was room 8 overlooking the village square and church yard. after spending a day at Studland... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms and clean sheets and towels are the positive points. Very old run down pub with smelly carpets and very ordinary food. Room had threadbare curtains which shone all the outside lights through. Staff tried hard but seemed hastled and harried and not very happy. Suggest you try somewhere else.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly this was a warm evening after everybody had been to the beach, but still.....I ordered a glass of wine and a chicken caesar salad at 8.40pm and went to sit in the garden to wait. Along with 100 others, I might add. It took them 1 hour 10 mins to deliver probably the worst ceasar salad I've had in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch here whilst visiting Corfe Castle. We sat outside in a less than charming garden and although it was very hot and sunny none of the parasols were in use. We ordered our food at the bar from a very rude lady, I think she was in charge. As I am diabetic I asked what sort of diet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were attracted to the Bankes Arms due to it's location in Corfe Castle. And what a location! Ideal for those who like to walk, like history, enjoy preserved railways or simply wish to see Dorset at its best. Having parked the car we entered the hotel via the garden and the impression was of a hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. Ate dinner 1st night here and was lovely, bar lady really friendly. It's in a great location right in centre of corfe castle village & has many nice beaches and towns to visit all a short distance by car away. Breakfast also great. Shared toilet on landing was really clean all the time also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent value for money. Clean and roomy. We had our own bathroom which was well appointed, the room had tea making facilities and the bed was comfortable. Wish they had 'proper milk' instead of the little plastic pots. Had dinner That night and it was delicious. My daughter is a vegan and they were more than happy to prepare a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped off at Corfe Castle as it is absolutely stunning scenery Right in the centre was this pub which looked to be ok However..... The staff's get up and go appears to have got up and gone. The food was even worse - the worst meal of my holiday and the worst meal I've had for a long time.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This lovely building is a 2 minute walk from the Castle so it's very well located. The pub has a good selection of ales and a comprehensive menu; the cooked breakfasts are splendid. There had been a mistake over our booking but the landlady was very helpful and found a solution of sorts (her options were limited as all the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Landlady asked me not to eat my own food in her pub when ordering a couple of pints for myself and partner. Had about half a biscuit in my hand bought from nearby bakery. Gobsmacked, should have gone down the road as pub was also v tired and devoid of atmosphere. Should be a grand old establishment but let down... More

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Address: East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Bankes Arms Hotel 2*
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