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Forest View Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
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Ranked #2 of 6 Symonds Yat B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review is for potential clients as having read other responses to reviews I don't expect a sensible response from the owners. Maybe the fact that they are retiring means they are just tired and have lost interest, however if you are choosing to visit prior to then please read on. Ok we arrived after a very long journey -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent location, we had a fantastic river view from the room, however we also had cars parking in front of our windows, which you could not disregard. Otherwise quiet and peaceful.

 Bottle of water left in our room every day was a great idea especially since the water in a tab was not suitable for the tea. Limited parking with... More

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Gill H, Owner at Forest View Guest House, responded to this review

Some of the reviews we receive really do amaze me, to be honest I am not even sure at times where they get their information from. This reviewer talks about bing offered haggis for breakfast!!! We are in the Forest Of Dean, not Scotland. Again she moans about the free car parking that we offer,space is very limited here and... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing home we were so warmly welcomed into. My partner and I travelled here to celebrate my birthday and I couldn't have hoped for more. The views from the room were stunning, it was a peaceful location and very clean. Breakfast was beautiful and just the perfect amount to keep you going! All the staff were very friendly... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in July for one night, Myself and a friend was on a course nearby, The female owner said we wasnt there usual type of clientele which was not what you want to hear when you arrive, arranged to check in at 20:30pm due to course finishing late but we got a 2 hour break at 15:00 and thought we... More

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Gill H, Owner at Forest View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for you very review. For the benefit of future genuine guests i would like to clarify a few points. Our website clearly states check in no later than 19.30 hours unless by arrangement, I was there at the time agreed,I merely stated that I had been to cash and carry and that I could not afford to sit... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall I was disappointed with my stay here which I appreciate is out of context with most of the other reviews (which is why I chose to stay here in the first place). Yes, the views and the location is stunning but I got the impression that the owners think that is enough and that they don't have to try... More

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Gill H, Owner at Forest View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are dissapointed that you felt I was unfriendly and not very talkative to you. I can remember offering you an earlier breakfast time and then having to wait twenty minutes for you to arrive late. Most of my guests get on very well with both myself and the other members of our staff, it... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jon and Jill were great hosts and made us feel very welcome. The star of the show is the view, we were in room 2 on the ground floor with views of the Wye. The Forest View Guest House us just that a lovely house where you are made feel like a welcome guest.

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Neath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A fabulous guest house in a fabulous location. Rooms we had were great with great views on the Wye. Only small gripe is that it would have been nice to have a shower cubicle in our bathroom but apart from that the rooms were nice, food was stunning and would highly recommend a stay here. I guarantee that you will... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We return to Forest View every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary.It is in the most idyllic setting with stunning views over the river Wye both up and down stream.It also boasts views of 3 counties! Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. The breakfasts are delicious and the dining room also has stunning views! We love to go on the Kingfisher river... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Been looking forward to staying here for a while and finally yesterday we arrived at the hotel. On first approach I was not sure where to park as there is no sign to follow to car park so parked at foot of steps and popped up to find out where to park. As I approached the front door the owner... More

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Gill H, Owner at Forest View Guest House, responded to this review

I am sorry that John upset you by pointing out that the car park was where the cars are parked, I am sure no offence was meant, and our car park is free and the right to use it runs out when you check out, if he gave you permission to stay a little longer whilst you went on the... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Warm welcoming staff, clean comfortable, homely feel. Close proximity to water and canoe hire along with great restaurant (Saracens Head) and amazing view. Would thoroughly recommend, a mist enjoyable weekend retreat.

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Address: Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye > Symonds Yat
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Hotel Class:4 star — Forest View Guest House 4*
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Welcome to our four star guest-house. Visitors will be treated to a breakfast of their choice; much needed after the multitude of outdoor activities available on the doorstep. From short breaks to long stays, Gill and John do their best to cater for individual needs to make each stay unforgettable double and twin rooms offer panoramic river views, so for those who haven't managed the cycling, kayaking, hiking, fishing or climbing, they can still appreciate the famous Three Countries View (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire) from the comfort of their room. Stunning bed and breakfast accommodation with panoramic views of the River Wye. Set in over an acre of beautiful gardens with lawns, shrubs and ornamental fish-pond. Total of eleven double bedrooms, all with en-suites. Licensed Bar,Free Wi-Fi Internet available. Conveniently located for Cheltenham, Chepstow, Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye. Excellent road links to Cardiff and South Wales.Private parking. Pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Check-in time from 2.30pm, Check-out time is no later than 10.30am. ... more   less 
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