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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 1 week ago
carl s Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 3 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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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Gill, John & their staff are very welcoming and looked after us very well. We had a long weekend in the Wye Valley and this guest house is ideally situated. Lovely pubs/restuarants in easy walking distance (although maybe a bit pricey if you are a family with children) and great walks if you're wanting to work off your breakfast. Lovely... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent views and lovely room-number 5. Breakfast choices were available and cooked to perfection. Perfect weather may have helped but couldn't find fault with anything. Would stay again if ever in the area and will recommend to friends.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

John and Gill and Staff, should be congratulated on their friendly approachable nature. Rooms clean and fresh! Breakfast excellent and very organised people, did not wait long for anything. Forest view has a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. It's the best place for walking, and eating. Yat Rock was a great walk @ 6.00am if you can get up take your... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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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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