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Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF England
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#1 of 3 hotels in Dunster
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Dunster Castle Hotel has Dunster's only private car park. It's 50 yards to the Castle and 1 mile to Dunster beach. Most rooms face the cobbled medieval High Street. The refurbished hotel is under new ownership since 2016 and has established itself as a luxury boutique hotel with a gin bar, restaurant as well as serving the finest afternoon teas in its ballroom. All rooms are en-suite and vary from compact budget through to luxurious super-kingsize, and feature SMART TV's, free fast broadband, USB points, tea/coffee, quality amenities, and are complemented by stylish designer fabrics. Most overlook the cobbled high street. The restaurant has the fastest growing reputation in the area for delivering exceptional food sourced from local ingredients. It's seasonal and is complimented by exceptional service in elegant surroundings. The gin bar serves the finest 100 local, national and international gins available including popular 'gin flights' of 3 gins, Fevertree tonic and a G&T Ganache.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Ironing service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Lavender1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol37 contributions20 helpful votes
Just got home from a mini one night break away and so pleased we booked here. Stayed in Dovecote room which is separate from the main hotel but the room was very well presented and comfortable. Also ate there in the evening and the food was delicious. Service was just right, enough time between courses to not feel rushed but not slow enough to make you keep checking your watch wondering where your food is! The owners were welcoming and friendly and really made us feel like valued guests. Excellent position in the village and lovely walks nearby as well as the castle and the parking was a bonus. All in all, a perfect break!
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Date of stay: March 2020
BeemerBikerAbroad wrote a review Mar 2020
Evesham, United Kingdom79 contributions43 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the shower. There was not a lot of water flow through it. It was not that easy to get wet! We eat in the restaurant in the evening and were the only diners. My wife really enjoyed the lamb dish she had. I didn't like the Idea of the only vegetarian dish on the menu but the chef came up with a different suggestion which was very nice. It lacked a little atmosphere but this was due to us being on our own. Breakfast the next morning was very good. Freshly cooked to order and plenty of it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Susie W wrote a review Feb 2020
West Midlands, United Kingdom63 contributions25 helpful votes
We decided to have a weekend away in Dunster as I’d been there lots of times as a child and so my hubby booked us into the Dunster Castle Hotel. We stayed in the room called Dovecote, it was very cosy and welcoming, the bed was comfortable and the whole room had a charm about it and was nice and clean. After an afternoon looking around the Castle and a trip to Minehead to buy fish and chips which we ate at Dunster Beach we headed in to the hotel’s bar. They have a choice of 100 Gins... and guide you through making the right choice. The owners make you feel like you’re a regular there, the whole atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The full Exmoor breakfast is one of the tastiest breakfasts we’ve had in a long time.. absolutely delicious. If you’re after a relaxed and friendly hotel with a great atmosphere and excellent food then this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David F wrote a review Feb 2020
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom24 contributions11 helpful votes
Just returned from a 3 night stay. John and Lisa and the rest of the staff made us feel very welcome and were friendly and attentive at all times. The breakfast, Sunday lunch and evening meals were all of great quality. Car parking is a great bonus. Will have no hesitation in revisiting and happy to recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jane C wrote a review Feb 2020
Tiverton, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
We ate at this lovely hotel during an impromptu night away. The food was superb, beautifully presented, well cooked and delicious. The owners were away, however you would not have known this as the gentleman covering as was friendly and welcoming as if it was his hotel. We had a few drinks after our meal and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunster Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dunster Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dunster Castle (0.1 miles), Dunster Working Watermill (0.2 miles), and Dunster Village (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dunster Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dunster Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunster Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dunster Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea Room at Chapel House, Reeves Restaurant, and Hathaways.
Is Dunster Castle Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Dunster.
Are pets allowed at Dunster Castle Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dunster Castle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Dunster Castle Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dunster Castle (0.1 miles), Cleeve Abbey (3.9 miles), and Church of All Saints (4.8 miles).
Is Dunster Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.