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Rose Bank Guest House
Ranked #3 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Our stay at the Rose Bank Guest House was absolutely wonderful! The rooms are cosy and have every facility which you need. Shower is fab and the beds are really comfy! The breakfasts are some of the best we have ever had - everything cooked to perfection! The evening meals are great too, I highly recommend the steaks! The surrounding area is very beautiful and has many walks to choose from with plenty of wildlife. Most of all Elaine and John are the most welcoming people you could meet, very friendly and tend to your every need. We would definately recommend this B & B to our friends and will definately be returning in the near future!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

My wife, I and our five year old son stayed at Rose Bank a couple of weeks ago on the Mothers day weekend when visting North Devon. We did not plan to stay at Porlock orginally as we did not take any preparations and did not make a booking beforehand. When the day went dark we felt tired and did not want to drive the 90 miles back home. We passed by Rose Bank and after a brief greeting by John we decided to stay here and we think we were very lucky! We say lucky here because most of the time we read costumers' reviews before making booking but still found some disappointing aspects here or there. To be honest, this is one of the best B&Bs (among about more than 50 others from isle of skye to Penzanse) we have ever stayed in the UK! So not surprisingly a silver medel winer!!

John greeted us warmly on our arrival and showed us our room-it's a family room on the top floor and our son was very excited to sleep in his bed with a window on the roof through which he can see twinkle stars! John also patiently helped me parking in the dark on a steep road and explained everything we need to know about the room/stay.

With ensuit morden toilet especially love the shower, the room is very clean, comfortable and nicely fitted out with everything we could ask for. Free WiFi is also offered but we did not bring our laptop so can not tell the speed and signal quality. Flat screen TV (not big but good size for the room). Tea, coffee and biscuits etc. and a CD player.

Very quiet street and we slept tight. Great breakfast ordering system-you get a menu to order. Cooked breakfast is ordered the night before by filling in a card which is left at reception. Not just English breakfast but also continental and everyone can eat as much as they want!

Another surprise is John remembered my name from the breakfast order form and when he greeted me I felt very welcomed! Note my name is in Chinese and even some of my English friends asked me several times before saying it 'recognizably'!

Lovely dinning room, delicious food and superb services from both John and Elaine!! Especially we love the photo taken with the pair of your Terracotta Armies and we believe they'll guard your wonderful Guest House well!

Five star experience and £65 for a family of three we think is great value. We recomend Rose Bank to everyone here. Will visit again next time on next trip to Exmoor/North Devon!!

HJ and Nancy

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Such a relaxing stay at Rose Bank, John & Elaine made my husband & i feel so welcome, enjoyed the breakfast & evening meal, local food so tasty, Love to come again, made our easter staying at Rose Bank , keep up the good work.
Porlock so peacefull & Pretty great location.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2 plenty of room
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed at Rosebank for the Easter break and had a lovely relaxing time. John and Elaine were very accommodating of our 20month old and his needs and even served us and a friend of ours (with their toddler) a lovely home cooked dinner on our last night. The food was fantastic and the breakfast each morning was superb too. The room was a bit small but very pretty and clean and quiet. The central location to everything in exmoor was a big plus as well. Would def recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Beautiful house, set in a stunning location, greeted by wonderful hosts who became great friends! A thoroughly exceptional experience and well worth staying, couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Thank ChristopherMainstone
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Rose Bank Guest house in Porlock ( Exmoor village) is one of the best places to stay in England. It’s a beautiful old house, very clean and comfortable.The luxury rooms, the amazing choice for breakfast and the friendly owners will make you to feel gorgeous :)

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

I stayed at the Rose Bank Guest House whilst walking the first section of the South West Coast Path. This guest house was warm and welcoming, John and Elaine were really friendly and made us feel very much at home. The room was clean, comfortable and nicely fitted out with everything we could ask for.

For breakfast we filled out an advanced order form so it was all ready for us at 8am the following day. The food was lovely, served in a comfortable dining room with a real wood fire. I'd recommend this guest house to anybody thinking of staying in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rose Bank Guest House

Address: Rosebank High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Price Range: $86 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rose Bank Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rosebank House has been recently renovated to a high standard. Centrally situated in the picturesque village of Porlock it is ideally situated to all amenities including pubs, restaurants and gift shops. We are within walking distance of the beach as well as other places of interest including Porlock weir and Bossington. ... more   less 
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