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“Wonderful Stay - Clean and Comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dowtys Bed & Breakfast

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Dowtys Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 6 Dinton B&B and Inns
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23 reviews
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“Wonderful Stay - Clean and Comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2010

My wife and I stayed for only a single night as we were breaking up a journey. We were met by the owner Di, who was reserved but polite and welcoming. We were immediately offered a hot drink and recommended an evening walk - which we duly took at nearby Dinton Park.

We stayed in the Oak Room which was well furnished and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable with an excellent mattress. The private bathroom was spacious with separate bath and large shower and again, was spotlessly clean.

Di recommended several nearby pubs/restaurants and helpfully supplied us with both menus and typed instructions on how to find them. We selected the Ship Inn which was only a 5 minute drive away and was excellent.

The guest lounge was large and comfortable and by the time we had returned from our walk, the woodburner had been lit and was very inviting. As has been previously mentioned in these reviews, Dowtys has only recently been opened as a B&B and it shows in the excellent condition of the building and the furnishings.

Negatives? Just a couple. First of all the Oak Room does not have an en-suite but instead has a private bathroom and so you do have to step out into a communal corridor. To be fair, it doesn't actually state that the room is en-suite on the website, but an en-suite is something we prefer. However, there is a bathrobe provided in the bathroom and so your modesty is preserved!

The other point, that may or may not bother you, is that there is no television in the room with the only one being in the communal lounge. I say it may not bother you as I think we watch too much television anyway and it's good to talk to other human beings. That said, if there really is something you want to see, then you will have to rely on the goodwill of your fellow hosts.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2010

Very new (3 years) B&B, perfectly clean, spacy and nicely furnished. Large and bright rooms. A little bit hard to find but very quiet. We travelled with young children, the hosts had every necessity (family appartment with two seperate bedrooms, baby cot, toys, high chair etc.). We were delighted! The hosts are charming and provide cards and hints for places to visit in the Salisbury region. GREAT STAY!!
We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Dowtys Bed & Breakfast

Property: Dowtys Bed & Breakfast
Address: Dowtys Dowtys Lane, Dinton SP3 5ES, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Dinton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Dinton
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peaceful and welcoming country B&B in beautiful rural location with southerly views over the Nadder Valley 8 miles west of Salisbury and 10 miles from Stonehenge ... more   less 

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