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The Priory Hotel

Church Green, Wareham, England
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Wareham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for an Anniversary & booked the Boathouse (Swan Suite). We chose this as it's right on the river bank with its own terrace. The problem we had was 'Wareham Wednesday'! For 6 weeks in the summer there is entertainment on the quay with a fireworks display late evening. I have to say the atmosphere was amazing &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Whilst staying with friends in Wareham, we booked for dinner on the recommendation of another friend. We were not disappointed! This place is very special. The building is rich in history and is beautifully kept; stunning grounds and flowers everywhere. The staff were very friendly and approachable; we were made to feel welcome from the moment we entered. Pre-dinner drinks... More

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Lancashire, UK
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In the 36 years that we have been visiting, absolutely nothing has changed at this hotel, including many of the staff. There has to be a reason, and I think it's all to do with the pace of life, relaxation and enjoyment. This is not a business hotel. You come here to walk around the beautiful gardens, to sit outside... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Me and my partner are regular visitors to "Pride of Britain Hotels" and we both agree that the Priory is right up there in the top 3 that we have visited thus far, the last 2 or 3 we have visited have been somewhat of a letdown but i have held off writing negative reviews as i try to be... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A fantastic dining experience from start to finish.curtesy attention to detail, brilliant attentive staff and a truly wonderful evening.After experiencing so many disappointing meals out of late the priory was like a breath of fresh air.The food was cooked to perfection and worth every penny.

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My business partner and I stayed at The Priory and ate at the restaurant located in it basement with the resultant bill paid at the time of checkout. Having perused the unappealing wine list prior to eating we purchased a bottle from a nearby merchant. Nowhere, either in the hotel or in the restaurant, was there an indication that only... More

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very nice, quite small Hotel. A beautiful garden with perfectly kept lawn. The hotel is situated at the bank of the River Frome. On our 7-day-trip around West- and Southwest-England this war the Hotel with the best value-for-money-Ratio! We enjoyed twice really excellent dinner in der nice Restaurant in the old wine cellar of the Priory. A place to come... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Yes, this "review" is dated and I cannot comment on exactly what transpires today. I felt I needed to counter several recent reviews which were based on the wanting a different expereince. But, and this is important, my experiences were somewhat similar to recent ones, I just approached my stay differently. I loved this property but it needs "context" to... More

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Norfolk, UK
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122 reviews 122 reviews
122 hotel reviews
491 helpful votes 491 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Before checking into Wareham Priory we had stayed at Bowood where the room was excellent but the restaurant was truly terrible. Now the reverse happened. Our room at the Priory was terrible and the food was excellent. The Priory has been going for decades and is set in its ways. There seemed to be quite a few regulars and hardly... More

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West Lulworth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were impressed from the minute we drove through the front gates. What a beautiful collection of old stone buildings and gardens right by the river in Wareham. We were lucky enough to have received a Gift Voucher, and we enjoyed a much needed relaxing day off from running our busy B&B in Lulworth Cove. When we parked up in... More

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Address: Church Green, Wareham, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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