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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Downalong

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Downalong
Ranked #9 of 13 West Lulworth B&B and Inns
UK
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8 reviews
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed at Downalong for 2 x nights to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
The house was beautiful and immaculately clean throughout. Shirley is a
fantastic hostess, warm and friendly and very accommodating, as someone who doesn’t like a cooked breakfast, I was well looked after with fresh fruit and croissants.
Coffee really good too. I would highly recommend this B& B to anyone and we
hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: The twin room at the front is wonderful. Nice & peaceful with views to the front and side.
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Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Downalong on our honeymoon in July, and we wholeheartedly echo everyone else's positive review. The house from the outside alone is gorgeous - a beautiful stone building with a lovely garden, on a quiet country lane. The room was comfortable, cozy and quiet, with wifi and tv. The room and common areas were absolutely spotless. Shirley was a fantastic hostess, accomodating but not intrusive. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. The location is great, a nice walk from the beautiful cove and very close to the pub which has an extensive selection of great food and drink. We'd love to return again someday and stay longer!

Thanks Shirley!
Tracy & Jim

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Myself and two friends stayed here for four nights in June. We were made most welcome and as we were on a walking holiday, the weather was poor, Shirley did everything possible to enable us to get wet gear dry, including washing and ironing my friend's shirts! The breakfasts each morning were really excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were well decorated, clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this b&b, and if you are walkers, the pub is 2 minutes from the house with a great choice on the menu, so no shortage of good food.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

The second time we have been to this brilliant B&B it is first class service in every way. Mrs. Bamber is extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent Breakfast each morning perfectly cooked to your taste. Clean comfortable and very homely. We were very impressed and will go back again.

Mick & Marguerite Tomkins
Liz Robinson

Room Tip: Perrfect for walkers
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed there recently for one night recently when walking the South West Coast Path. Really nice friendly B&B. We had a lovely room with bathroom and an excellent breakfast. The lady of the house was really helpful when we realised we couldn't walk the first part of the walk as the firing range was in operation so she gave us a lift a few miles down the road. Extremely helpful. We have stayed at a lot of B&B's while walking the coast path and this was one of the best. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Stayed at this b&b while walking the south west coast path.Cannot fault this b&b.Very clean and spacious.Bed was comfy. Shirley was really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good. Would recommend this b&b.You will not be disappointed.And the pub nearby does really good food too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great location and excellent value for money. The rooms (double and twin) were quiet and comfortable, and the owner, Shirley, was both welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and the Cadbury's Creme Eggs were a nice, seasonal touch! Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Shirley B, Owner at Downalong, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, and the cream eggs!!! Look forward
To seeing you again one day soon. Regards Shirley
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Additional Information about Downalong

Property: Downalong
Address: Downalong Main Road | West Lulworth, West Lulworth BH20 5RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > West Lulworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in West Lulworth
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Double and Twin with private shower room, on the ground floor, ideal for a family or two couples together, or could be let separately. 10 Mins walk from the beach. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Downalong West Lulworth, Dorset

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