We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“antonys breakfast”
Review of The Crown Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Crown Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blandford Forum
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 3, 2012

What a fantastic hotel. Clean room superb bed, large bathroom with a shower that stays at the same temp
Very enjoyable stay. The carpark is very large & can accomadate larger vehicles.
But what impressed me the most was ANTONEY'S BREAKFAST it was to die for
Bit of a strange combination but I will try anything & I'm Glad I did also I have to mention the staff they were so nice to me
The manager even moved my table to one next to the window it was as if he read my mind & nothing was any trouble
All the staff were great. I will stay again next time I'm in the area

  • Stayed: April 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank satengineer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (506)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

463 - 469 of 506 reviews

Reviewed March 11, 2012

I have previously enjoyed a stay at this property however my latest experience has left me with a mixed opinion.
Generally my room was clean and well presented, as was the majority of the hotel, however the bathroom was terrible with peeling paint, well worn sanitary ware and a toilet that once flushed drip filled for three hours which was extremely annoying. Had I been staying more than one night I would have insisted on another room.
Even though there is a notice outside proclaiming 'food served until 10pm' my request for a menu at 9:15 was greeted with such distain that I decided not to bother and retired to the bar. The bar area is a reasonable size but seating is extremely limited and on this occasion all tables had been taken, mainly by what appeared to be non-residents, the result was a walk around Blandford until I found an alternative location where I could at least sit down and enjoy a drink.
Breakfast was a more pleasurable experience but overall I left with the feeling that I will be looking for an alternative for my next visit to the area

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank geordieworldtour
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 1, 2012

Nice place for a meal. a drink. a cup of tea......It seems to serves the local community well, the young manager is efficient and friendly and he makes the place feels welcoming.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank philip h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 16, 2011

14 girlfriends enjoyed our Christmas get together at the Crown Hotel. We joined in with one of the 'organised' party nights. We were well looked after (apart from the lack of cloakroom attendant) all night. For a mass catering event the food was very good and certainly plenty of it. The speed of service was good and the customer service was professional. A good night was had by all. Unfortunately we didn't get to stay. Perhaps next year. Good value for money for a great night out.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank k9todd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 20, 2011

Nice Hotel, comfortable double room, enjoyable breakfast, nice lounge and bar area, friendly staff - would recommend, would return - recommend for solo, families, couples.
There was a wedding being held in the hotel during our stay.
Lots of secure parking, nice area for walking, lovely grounds to sit outside, weather permitting

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank dawnsi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Comfortable, clean rooms which are nicely furnished. Breakfast was quite small but a good choice and nicely cooked. Friendly staff and a nice bar area.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Monkeyno9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed here on Monday evening and although the hotel was busy with a function the service we received was of a high quality.
The food was excellent, the bar was very good too. It was great to take advantage of the late summer weather in the beautiful courtyard. Parking was ample with additional spaces around the back.
The room was everything we could have wanted, perhaps a little on the small side, but adequate for what we needed.
The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was immaculate. Really appreciated the big fluffy towels! The toiletries were of a lovely quality.
The only niggle I have was the breakfast. It is served as a buffet style and wasn't very warm. I think they would benefit with one or two more staff on at breakfast.
Apart from that I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff we met were very friendly, helpful and really made our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank theherberts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Blandford Forum
4.1 mi away
The Langton Arms
The Langton Arms
#1 of 1 in Tarrant Monkton
310 reviews
16.4 mi away
Limestone Hotel
Limestone Hotel
#1 of 2 in West Lulworth
482 reviews
10 mi away
The Crown Inn
The Crown Inn
#1 of 4 in Sturminster Newton
154 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
15.1 mi away
The Casterbridge
The Casterbridge
#3 of 6 in Dorchester
161 reviews
8.7 mi away
Kings Head Hotel
Kings Head Hotel
#2 of 3 in Wimborne Minster
696 reviews
10.2 mi away
Best Western Shaftesbury The Royal Chase Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Crown Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Crown Hotel

Address: West Street | Dorset, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Blandford Forum
Price Range: $106 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your The Crown Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Crown Hotel Blandford Forum
Best Western Blandford Forum
Blandford Forum Best Western
The Crown Hotel Blandford Forum, Dorset

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing