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Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken to Dunster on a mystery trip, so had no chance to check out where would be good to eat. A local shp assistant said the people in the Castle Hotel were new but had a good reputation, so we tried it. The place was welcoming, with a good feel as we walked in. The menu was varied... More 

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Lesley for your kind words. It's nice to hear that locals are recommending us. We're very close to finishing our refurbishments so good to hear the place has a nice feel. Maybe see you again one day. More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and hospitable hotel, room smart and comfortable, has car park, and both breakfast and dinner good. Great center for exploring Exmoor, and a very interesting village as well. Little lanes and alleys and scenic walks, as well as interesting local shops and the NT castle.

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1 Thank Mike D
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Mike. Comfort & convenience is the main thing that many of our guests seek from they're Exmoor break. More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a 2 night stay at The Dunster Castle Hotel and it was a great stay. Lisa and John are really trying to get this hotel to a very good standard and from what we have seen, they are going in the right direction. It was nice to see that all the staff seemed to be working to... More 

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4 Thank Paul B
Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Paul. Thank you so much for taking some time out to post your fantastic review. It's great to hear that you had a good time! We do hear a lot of good things about our beds, so they must be very comfortable! We're happy to read that our hard work hasn't gone unnoticed. It's been a busy few months... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start? The staff at this fabulous hotel were so friendly and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The room was again, perfect! and as for the food, well you really can't do any better, from breakfast to dinner the food was delicious; seriously it was so lovely we wish we had booked for longer. If you are... More 

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2 Thank Rob E
Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Rob. What a fantastic review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel, and loved the food at our restaurant. Our staff will be delighted to hear your kind comments. We also love the hidden garden behind our garden walls, and also being so close to the Castle is fantastic. We look forward to... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Visiting the area on a family holiday with 2 young children. We was made very welcome by Lisa and the children loved it they where given colouring to keep them entertained so the drew pictures for her . which while your out having a meal is great as they can soon get board . The food came quickly and presented... More 

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Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 'pboro' Thank you so much for taking some time out to post your fantastic review. It's great to hear that returned again and enjoyed it as much as your first visit - It makes running our Hotel and Restaurant definitely worth while. Our favourite dish is in fact the Pork Belly. We locally source our ingreatients, and we have... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Somerset and Dunster was amazing. The hotel is situated in a great location, our room overlooked the street. We stayed in The Grabbist room which was really lovely and spacious and tastefully decorated. Bathroom was spotless. Breakfast was always tasty and very filling with plenty of choice. We had an evening meal which was delicious, the... More 

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2 Thank Wendy S
Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Wendy. We're so happy to read that you loved Dunster as much as we do. We love to wake up every morning with a view of the Castle. It sounds as though you had a tough time deciding what to choose on our new menu - Always a good sign! Our chefs will be delighted to hear such great... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

The restaurant only. New owners for the past 20 weeks;working hard to build up the business; a few hiccups but rectified and overall the food was fine; service very good and friendly owners. We would try again in a few months - if it attracted coach trips then I guess the service and value might suffer.

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1 Thank Vic L
Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Vic. Thank you for taking some time out to post your review. It's great to have feedback on our Hotel and Restaurant since taking over in May. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed our service - which is very important to us. We would definitely love to see you back again soon. John & Lisa. More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We checked in to this Hotel at short notice and the staff were so helpful. The cost of the room was very reasonable and it was really comfortable. The food was first class and our stay was made particularly enjoyable by the lovely staff who looked after us so well.We are already thinking about coming back next year for a... More 

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Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 'themediasuite' We're always happy to assist wherever we can, however short notice! It was great to have you at our hotel. We're happy to read that you loved our food. It really is at the heart of the business. Please do come and visit us again next year. We will of course make sure that you have a great... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch here on the way to Dunster castle. Nice decor, staff really friendly. Really accommodating with our 9 months old baby who has food allergies, suggesting meals they could do off menu. Even the owner came over to check how everything was. A great experience!

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2 Thank Gareth F
Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gareth. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Dunster Castle Hotel. We of course are always looking to make our guests feel at home - however old! Thank you for posting your review. It's lovely to read such kind comments. We look forward to having you back again very soon... John & Lisa. More 

Brandon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stayed 1 night last week, hadn't booked so took pot luck. The young lady on reception was warm and friendly and showed us the available room. Although on the ground floor and on the High Street, it was very quiet during the night and extremely comfortable. Had a lovely meal and breakfast was just as good, Agree totally with... More 

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2 Thank Sue T
Paval-Jay, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sue. Wow, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We absolutely love the 'Stable' room, with its's open stone walls, and new decor. It's nice to hear that you found it extremely comfortable. Thank you so much for recommending the hotel. It's nice to hear that our efforts to create something that people want to come back to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dunster Castle Hotel is situated at the base of Dunster Castle itself and faces on to the cobbled medieval High Street. The recently refurbished hotel is under new ownership since June 2016 and has quickly established itself as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. All rooms are en-suite and vary from compact budget through to luxurious super-kingsize, and feature SMART TV's, free super-fast broadband, USB charging points, tea/coffee facilities with homemade biscuits, quality amenities, and 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 complimented by exceptional service in exquisite surroundings. The hotel has the only private car park in Dunster and is free to guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dunster Castle Hotel

Address: 5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Price Range: $81 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunster Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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