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“Perfect home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Waltons

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The Waltons
Ranked #2 of 13 Dorking B&B and Inns
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Perfect home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed overnight after a friend's wedding, we received a warm welcome, the house has a classic look and feel, we had a large room and an excellent spread for breakfast the next morning. Overall a great choice.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you so much, it means a lot when guests take the time to share their experiences. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Guildford, Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have stayed at The Waltons' twice: firstly a brief overnight stay, which impressed us so much that we elected to stay in Maggie's self-contained basement apartment for the few months when our nearby cottage was being renovated. Maggie takes great care with all the comforts and improvements, and was always concerned for our happiness and welfare. She's an expert on Surrey, with an impressive breadth and depth of local knowledge. She's also a natural people person, taking it all in her stride, and genuinely interested in her guests and their experiences. On top of this, she is a wonderful cook! We have no hesitation in recommending The Waltons.

Room Tip: The view from the front first floor bedroom is spectacular!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
What a fantastic review, how kind of you to give The Waltons such a glowing report. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and of course happy to know we gave you a home from home while you got your new cottage ready; thank you for such warm and friendly words.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

A very pleasurable stay with the waltons, with all your home comforts around you. Maggies home made cakes are "To die for!:)" couldn't recommend more Highly for a perfect stay! Perfectly situated in the centre of Dorking quite clean and full of happiness.
Thankyou once again Maggie and Family see you next month x

  • Stayed August 2012
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
I can't believe it's taken me so long to respond to your review, how remiss of me. I am always so thrilled when a guest takes the time to send a few comments; especially when they are as nice as yours.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

My stay was only for one day and night, surprisingly bad weather for summer, but my hosts at this home-from-home B&B were very welcoming and provided some indoor sunshine! Very comfortable bedroom and a full breakfast to remember. After visiting friends in Dorking centre, a short walk away from The Waltons, I was given good advise about local pubs and in the morning a local, reasonably-priced taxi was called to take me to Gatwick airport.

Room Tip: The one overlooking the "green" was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
We are of course sorry the weather was out of our control but at least it seems you did enjoy your stay, albeit a brief one. We would love to see you back at The Waltons one day soon. Thank you so much for taking time to write such kind words.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at the Walton's when I was visiting family nearby. It was absolutely gorgeous, I love the homely feel of it. I was in the twin room and it had a lovely newly decorated Ensuite bathroom and plenty of space to relax in the room itself. The location was perfect for me visiting my family, so central to the town and I could quite easily walk to the local pubs and restaurants but quiet enough that there is no hustle and bustle. Maggie had loads of recommendations of local attractions and walks. All in all I had a very pleasant weekend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
How lovely you felt so good about your trip to Dorking. We hope very much we'll see you back in the Surrey Hills soon.
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Well, what a wonderful place to stay. We recently stayed for a friend's wedding in Dorking and our stay and The Waltons was quite a find. Our room was fantastic, with a beautiful view over the town and rolling hills, and the English breakfast was just what we needed after the wedding. We even decided to stay another night after spending the day strolling around the town and the local area. Absolutely lovely. A true home from home!

Room Tip: Ask for the front double room for a fantastic view...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
We are thrilled you had a good stay, thank you for taking the trouble to write such a nice review.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights after having read the great Tripadvisor reviews.

The house is effectively beautifull and is decorated with taste. It really is the quintessential English home and you can understand its appeal to foreign visitors. The house is extremely well situated for the town of Dorking with just a short walk to all you need; shops, supermarket, pubs and restaurants. It is also convenient for visiting the sourrounding hills and other numerous tourist attractions in the area.

The rooms were comfortable and were made up every day. It always feels great coming back to the room to discover a freshly made bed! Rooms either look out over the hills or the neat garden and are also equiped with TV's. They are both quite spacious, even when they are being used for triple accomodation as in our case.

Our first room's bathroom wasn't ensuite but was next door. This didn't prove to be a problem as we were the only ones using it however taking a shower in the traditional bath tub was not particularly practical as there was no shower curtain and the rather heavy metal and ceramic shower head had to be held by hand. So it was a sit down shower while trying not to spray the room with water. This could prove a problem for the more elderly guests I reckon. It was however spacious, bright and well heated.

The second room (twin) we had did have smaller ensuite facilities with a modern shower unit rather than a bath tub (so we sang in the shower that day!)

Maggie made sure that we had a wholesome breakfast every morning and spoilt us with her home cooking and complimentary extras such as fresh fruit and cakes (the banana and chocolate muffins were to die for according to my daughter!) I would have prefered the table to have been covered with a tablecloth. The worry of accidentally staining the varnish on the dining room table became a little oppressive at times.

All in all a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank David H
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Magglington, Owner at The Waltons, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you so much for taking time to write such a detailed review. Yes the bath room isn't suitable as a stand up shower, it's designed for rinsing hair whilst sitting in the roll top bath. After your daughter's delight over my muffins I've made them again, they would appear to be a crowd pleaser. I also take on board your comments about the table, it's such a lovely French polished finish it's a shame to cover it; I'll put out more mats and see how we go. Once again thank you for such a considered review.
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Property: The Waltons
Address: 5 Rose Hill, Dorking RH4 2EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Dorking
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Dorking
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waltons is a listed house in a conservation area. Dorking is situated in the midst of the Surrey Hills with easy access to London and both its airports. The coastal towns of Brighton and Worthing are a short journey, as are plentiful attractions including many National Trust properties.You are sure to find a warm welcome at The Waltons. ... more   less 
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