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Churchview Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 9LS, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #19 of 46 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Essen, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“cozy and friendly guesthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

We came late and without booking with our little son, but there was a very warm and
friendly welcome. Immediately we got an extra bed for the 3 of us in the room, which
was very cosy and tidy. Though located next to a busy road, we did not hear a thing during the night, as the windows had double glassing. Fantastic new bathroom, very good
breakfast and
nice talks with the owner. We extended our stay for another day.
Great view on the church!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

This B&B is very well located for those wishing to walk on the South Dorset Ridgeway, or visiting Chesil Beach, for instance. We all had well-equipped and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was excellent and served by friendly staff, which gave us the start to the day we needed for the hard work ahead! I would have no hesitation in recommending Churchview to others.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North West
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We have just spent 5 nights at Churchview Guest House in Dorset. The owners are extremely friendly and pay attention to detail which helped to make our stay so enjoyable. There were several lounges that we could use with loads of leaflets and books to read. Our room was well supplied with hot drinks, biscuits and chocolates and the breakfasts were really excellent. The property has old fashioned charm with attractive gardens. It is on a main road but one does not notice this once inside. The location is good for many of the local attractions. I can thoroughly recommend Churchview.

Room Tip: Our room had a modern, recently fitted bathroom that was excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

We stayed one night 10/12/10 The room was just the right size and the bed extremely comfortable and we had a great nights sleep .The decor is just right with modern meeting old as in the updated bathrooms and th ethick flint walls.Breakfast was lovely and the whole stay was very good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porter Ranch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

We stayed in a double room with a window facing out the front. The room was large and cheerful, with fresh and perky decor. We prefer accommodations with history and charm, and the Churchview had both aplenty. The owners could not be nicer or more helpful. My husband had ancestors who were on the ship that left from Dorset and founded present-day Boston. Jane gave us a map of Dorchester and did all she could to help us set out retracing their steps. Breakfast was delicious and we had a particularly delightful chat with Michael about the differences in American and British table customs. It is such little personal touches that make a holiday special. We enjoyed everything about the Churchview and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chelmsford, Essex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

The room was clean but small and dated which made it feel like there was too much furniture in there. The owner was friendly but had a bit of a thing about parking. The moment we arrived we were marched back outside so he could lecture us on the rules of parking. He seemed quite amazed that we'd already managed to put out car in one of the parking spaces without the aid of a diagram that he was trying to give us. The night was uncomfortable. You had to shut the windows to drown out the constant 24hour traffic on the main road 2 metres from your head. That made it stuffy and hot and twice during the night the person in the room above me seemed to fall out of bed and wake me up with a massive thump. Paper thin walls AND ceilings it seems.

To top it all, there was an obnoxious bloke next door to us that decided to have a mobile phone conversation in front of our door so as not to disturb his lady friend in his room. They then proceeeded to bicker at breakfast. I know you can't choose your guests but it didn't really add to the atmosphere of the place.

Breakfast was very nice though.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

Charming guest house - with lots of querky features like corridors going everyhwere
Room was excellent with make your own tea/coffee/chocolate
4 course meal was excellent value and splendid
Owners could not do enough to make sure you were happy
Will definitely stay here again if in the area

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Churchview Guest House

Address: Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 9LS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Churchview Guest House 4*
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