My husband and I are temporarily living in central London and feel the need to escape the city on a regular basis. I bought a groupon for this property based on it's close proximity to the Exmoor National Park. Upon arrival, we were greeted very kindly and checked in quickly. The hotel is closed during the day and opens at check-in time - no problem - there is much to see and enjoy in nearby Dunster and the park. As we climbed the creeky stairs to the second floor and proceeded on the crooked/unlevel floors to our room and stood at our door which was barely taller than me (5ft.2), I was a little worried about what we would find when we opened the door. The hotel is very old (1700's??) and well preserved. We were pleasantly surprised when we opened the door and found a tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable room - with a big bed! The bathroom was very small, but had updated, modern fixtures and was spotless! There was a hot water pot with complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate, which is our preference but one never gets! Nice touch! There was even a small flat screen TV which we don't require, but some people have to have it. The carpet was clean and plush and the bed was very comfortable. The room was quite chilly though and I tried to turn on the radiant heat knowing that it takes a while to warm up. However after two hours, it was still very cold in the room and so I finally went down to the desk to ask if there was anything else I could do. I am glad I did as the heat was NOT on to the room! The gentleman apologized and was very nice about it - I should have asked sooner. We also enjoyed a lovely, delicious and well presented dinner in their restaurant which is handsomely decorated and very comfortable with huge, original fireplace. The hotel is located at the edge of the village in a quiet area and has a beautiful back garden area that is most pleasant and quiet. I would definitely go back - the nearby Exmoor park is truly amazing and beautiful. We enjoyed a 3 hour run on beautiful single track and footpaths, before returning to the traffic, crowds and noise of the city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dragon House Hotel is a beautiful Country House Hotel located on the edge of Exmoor, an area of designated natural beauty. Here you will find a unique combination of exceptional fine dining and superb customer service. The Dragon House is situated on the outskirts of the quaint market town of Dunster and is a short drive to the coastal resorts of Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth. Whether you wish to explore Exmoor or simply relax in peaceful surroundings, The Dragon House Hotel is the perfect choice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dragon Hotel Minehead
- Dragon House Hotel Minehead, Somerset