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“Lovely Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Fernhill Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fern Hill, Charmouth, Bridport DT66BX, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Charmouth
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“Lovely Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were there with our grandson to visit the Jurassic Coast. This is a charming hotel, lovely large rooms and very good food and staff. It was a little hard to find as there were two streets with the same name. We had a great dinner as well as a lovely breakfast there. Karen did not go to the coast with us as the winds were about 50 mph..no kidding...so she settled down on a couch in their Snuggy Room and read a book!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Booked at last minute based on website descriptions - we pulled up and were not sure whether to stay as the building looked rather run down. Deposit paid so we went in, having read positive reviews. Yes, staff friendly but it stopped there. All a bit dated and strange mix of furnishings & decor - dining room quite traditional and smart but bar area had 70's style conservatory furniture and was unwelcoming. We went to empty dining room and were asked to go to the bar first to look at menu - ruse to buy extra drinks? Also, we had our 5 year old so wanted early eve dinner, not to hang out in the soulless bar. Dining room was an elegant room but, again, strange mix - no tablecloths and ketchup put on table but trying so hard to be formal. Literature promised excellent, local homecooked food but our meal was disappointing - overcooked pork on ratatouille, no healthy kids options and a very average steak. Pudding menu was un-inspired so we left it. Bedroom looked nice on website but it was cramped and the bathroom was dated. Also stated pool open October but it was closed over. All of the above would be acceptable for a much cheaper hotel but our "spa" room with a £200 price tag (including kids bed) was nothing of the sort - we left feeling ripped off and disappointed. You can get a lot better for £200 and better, cheaper meals elsewhere.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Our Family of four stayed for two nights in room 10. We were made to feel very welcome, fresh milk brought up to the top of the hotel for tea. The cooked breakfast was excellent, you could tell it was cooked to order and piping hot. The scrambled egg was perfect, always a good indicator! Although we had not planned to we ate in the hotel both evenings. Again the food was lovely and much more reasonable priced that in some of the restaurants in Lyme Regis. Wished we had booked for a third night and would recommend it to anyone with children.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Last minute break in August. Lots to do locally for family. Hotel was clean and friendly. Lovely breakfast - we did not eat there at any other times. Children liked the pool and small paddling pool for our youngest. Large spacious top floor family room was better than a room at the front of the hotel we had for the first night as some road noise.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in early August - lovely weather! Partner had booked a supposedly superior room in the original part of the building overlooking the pool. I think it was No. 1.
Although clean, the room was ridiculously small for 2 people and their bags. It was not a comfortable experience, especially in hot weather and a weighty duvet.
The tiny en-suite shower 'room' had been a corner of the bedroom presumably, hence the inadequacy of both. It featured a rather insecure folding door which afforded little privacy and the extractor did not work! When asked, the management said it only operated at certain times (?) Hence much use made of spacious 'public' loo downstairs!
Full English breakfast was good, but the waiting staff seemed to struggle and were not encouraging to those who wished to be served on the terrace, immediately outside, and those tables were not laid in preparation. Strange. We did, however, have breakfast outside in the sunshine.
We dined in one evening in the restaurant - as the only occupants which was a bit off-putting. We were most disappointed by our meal which was also over - priced. I had far better sea-bass at seafront hostelry.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed at Fernhill Hotel in Room 10 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was nicely appointed and the beds comfortable. It did smell and feel a bit damp to start with but the helpful staff bought in a couple of heaters and that sorted it out. The staff were very obliging and helpful, and are a real asset to the property. The dinner was beautiful, as were the breakfasts, and the staff did not hesitate to make adjustments to the meals for our children. There was a pool there, and mini golf, but unfortunately the weather meant we didn't get to utilise them. The location is great too - not far from Charmouth beach, and about 10 minutes drive to Lyme Regis town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My wife and I plus our Son & Daughter in Law stayed for one night on a fleeting visit to the Jurassic Coast. The hotel is conveniently located on high ground between Lyme Regis and Charmouth with lovely views of the countryside from the front garden.
We were made most welcome and located in decent sized, clean and comfortable en-suite double rooms each immaculately presented and with quality accessories. As has been said before the ceiling fan in the room is a great addition and would provide relief in hot weather.
Our breakfast was delicious and individually prepared.
We were given fossil hunting advice and loaned geology hammers for our fossicking trip down the road to Charmouth.
We would certainly stay here again.
Highly Recommended

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Fern Hill, Charmouth, Bridport DT66BX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bridport > Charmouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Charmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fernhill Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A place to relax and enjoy a warm welcome. Conveniently located between Charmouth and Lyme Regis with stunning views of rolling Dorset Countryside towards Golden Cap and the sea beyond. AA 3 star and GTBS Gold award for Green Tourism show Fernhill's commitment to providing outstanding service, with a local seasonal focus whilst minimising their impact on the environment.With 36 acres of woodland, ponds and meadows, a la Carte and Bar & Grill Dining, outdoor heated Pool (May-Oct), and Holistic Therapies there are many ways to relax at the Hotel. Within easy access to the wealth of attractions Devon, Dorset Somerset & Wiltshire have to offer. ... more   less 
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