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Churchview Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 9LS, England   |  
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Ranked #22 of 49 Dorchester B&B and Inns
canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Nice guest house rude manager”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We arrived just after 4pm only to find front door locked, rang bell few times and rang phone to see if anybody ther, no answer. So went to bsck of house only to be confronted by rude bloke. And he also went on at length about parking, perhaps he did not appreciate the fact that I have been driving more years than I care to mention. The breakfast was adequate but very greasy.
Our room was on the small side and no fan provided.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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Manchester
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Stayed recently for a business trip. Parking available around the building, rooms inside clean and cosy with comfortable beds. Owner is very helpful and friendly, breakfast was lovely and rooms were quiet despite proximity to road. Only downside was the local pub being closed, but can't blame them for that and there are plenty of places to eat/drink within a short distance (details provided by owner) all in all a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We were heading over for a family funeral and as it was fairly short notice, we were unsure where to book. One of my cousins recommended this B and B and so we booked it.
They were very helpful on the phone when we called and gave us lots of advice and information. They ended up giving us a double room for myself at a single rate.

The B and B is located in Winterbourne Abbas which is a few miles away from Dorchester. It is really a collection of houses with a garage, B and B and a couple of food places. The road its located on is fairly busy. It is handy for driving around the countryside as its close to the coast and the towns etc.

The house is quite big but as its 300 yrs old, the ceilings are lower upstairs with beams and different floor levels. I liked it all but especially my double room on the top floor.

My relatives had two twin rooms on the first floor and I thought they were adequate for their purpose. There was a cute sitting room on the same floor so we didnt have to stay in our rooms.
My double room was bigger and brighter than the rooms lower down. All the rooms had decent bathrooms attached as well as tea and coffee facilities.

Breakfast is served on the main floor. The owners assign a table for each room so we were all on one table each morning. Breakfast was served from 8-9 and was delicious.
There is an array of cereals and juices to choose from. You can also order a cooked breakfast which I did. The bacon in particular was really good.

Parking is a bit tight as the house is just off the road. There is space for three cars out front and three at the back. We had no problem as the B and B was quiet the couple of days we were there. I would imagine it gets interesting when its busy though.

I liked this B and B as it was easy to get to, close to all the different places we had to get to such as Weymouth and Portesham. The owners were very forthcoming with information and advice.

I think it works best for those who want a quaint base to see this area of Dorset. It isnt luxurious with great views so it would not be ideal for anyone who wishes to spend a lot of time relaxing rather than sight-seeing.

I would stay here again.

Room Tip: The first Double room at the top of the house was the best of the rooms that I saw.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Essen, Germany
2 reviews
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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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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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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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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 #22 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Churchview Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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