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“First class stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rose Bank Guest House
Ranked #4 of 20 Porlock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
“First class stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from 2 nights here after reading the great reviews on Tripadvisor. We were very warmly welcomed by John and Elaine and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was spotless and breakfast was wonderful. Will def stay here again on our next visit.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Watford UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from yet another few nights at Rose Bank. All the other reviews say it all but I will add that since last time a guest's lounge area has been added so you don't have to be confined to your room. We made good use of the local bus links to Lynmouth and Minehead and locally to Porlock Weir which is always worth a visit.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

I tagged along to a university friend's field visit to her thesis sponsors. I spoke to John and made two night's stay over the phone and were welcomed on a Monday night (nearing midnight!) with a smile and we were showed into our twin room. John and Elaine were very kind to accommodate us in the late hours, as all we wanted after 5 hours of driving was a warm and comfy bed, which we got. Our room was beautifully made with extra touches like sweets, bottled water, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge, toiletries, towels and bathrobes which were lovely. Breakfast was deliciously cooked and varied. They have wi fi so was able to work in the room and the lounge. When it was time to wind down, we borrowed their two obedient dogs and went for a walk with a map and instructions from John. Porlock is a beautiful place and we enjoyed walking in the woods, shingle beach and salt marsh. I would recommend staying at the Rose Bank Guest House to anyone planning to visiting Exmoor.

Room Tip: Twin room on top floor had a lovely view of the sea
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just returned from a two day break in Exmoor and as with our previous visit we chose the Rose Bank. Cant say much more than John and Elaine are such wonderful hosts , the breakfast is top-notch and the rooms are fantastic. Please give the Rose Bank a try if staying in Porlock you will notbe disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Myself and my partner were made very welcome this last weekend May Bank Weekend. The service was second to none.

The Rooms were brilliant - very clean - very well organised - lots of extras.

The food was also excellent - very good quality and more than enough.

Would tell anyone to go.

Janice and Martyn from the West Midlands

Room Tip: They are all good rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a very enjoyable 2 nights at Rose Bank where Elaine and John were the perfect hosts. All the basics are there to make your stay comfortable - very clean throughout, comfortable bed, hot shower, etc etc, but added in are all the little extras that make you feel very much at home - really good food served on hot plates; unlimited tea of your choice, a welcome pack in case you forgot anything, and great local information. It's also a real bonus to have on-site parking and to be really close to everything useful on the High Street.

Room Tip: We stayed in room number 2 which was perfect - have no doubt that the others are great too and the l...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

The shower, the breakfast, the bed and the hospitality of the owners, are simply the best. One could not ask more after a long day's walk from Lynmouth. Of courese John and Elaine covered the essential B&B grounds perfectly, but what really touched me was how thoughtful they have showed through the details, such as the emergency toiletry bag on top of the bathroom unit filled with deodorant, hair spay and tampons etc. and the card in the hallway stating whether they are in or out. Plus Porlock is such a beautiful town filled with friendly people. On our way out of the town the next morning, almost every one we encountered on the street said hello and good morning to us.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rose Bank Guest House
Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PY, England
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 #4 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rose Bank Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rose Bank is an 1856 Victorian Property, awarded E.T.B. 4 star silver award status; situated in an elevated position on Porlock High Street close to all the village Amenities. John & Elaine Stenner have a lifetime of experience in the hospitality industry and after 7 years have astablished Rose Bank as a Premier quality Guest House in the village,and very proud to have received the 2012 Tripadvisor Award of Excellence.This autumn we have reduced our room numbers from 6 to 4 and as a result have been able to install a new residents' lounge with TV and refreshment facilities, as well as extending the breakfast and dinner menu, a move designed to maintain our high end status. ... more   less 
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