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Lorna Doone Hotel

High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Porlock
Travellers' Choice

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Porlock, Lorna Doone Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quaint environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Lorna Doone Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Porlock.

Rooms at Lorna Doone Hotel offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Outdoor furniture is one of the conveniences offered at this hotel. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Lorna Doone Hotel, free parking is available.

If you like Italian restaurants, Lorna Doone Hotel is conveniently located near The Mandala Pizza and Salad Emporium.

Should time allow, Toll Road, South West Coast Path - Bossington Landscape, and Greencombe Gardens are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Lorna Doone Hotel is sure to make your visit to Porlock one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Colin A wrote a review 19 Sep
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My wife and I spent 11 nights at The Lorna Doone Hotel and Paul and Mel were excellent hosts. The food was superb and everybody so welcoming. Because of mobility problems we stayed in one of the Stables and the accommodation was quite acceptable. A very enjoyable holiday. Thank you Paul and Mel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking available just across the road but be prepared to have a pocket of pound and twenty pence...
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Cowboy358 wrote a review Aug 2021
Weymouth, United Kingdom24 contributions14 helpful votes
Only visited for a meal, but must say the staff were great and the food was lovely. All the food was freshly cooked and was of high quality. I had the chicken, ham hock and leek pie, which was amazing. The hotel is dog friendly and staff made a real fuss of our dog.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kerry wrote a review Aug 2021
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Stayed at the Lorna Doone Hotel for 3 nights in room 3. Covid precautions still being taken seriously and felt as secure as is possible during this time. The bed was enormous, comfortable and had really good quality bedding. 3 very good sleeps. Although, because of Covid, rooms are not presently being serviced each day, toilet paper and fresh milk were left each day in a flask outside the room. Plentiful supply of tea and coffee left on hospitally tray. There was a super range of breakfasts from fresh fruit and yogurts to a full English. Scrambled eggs were amazing. Waiting staff really friendly and professional. If you get the chance to eat in the restaurant it is well worth it. Great choice for coeliacs. Lovely garden area to the rear. The owners were welcoming and should be proud of their hotel. I would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cat8250 wrote a review Aug 2021
Taunton, England, United Kingdom102 contributions48 helpful votes
This small, (11 room), family run, purpose built Victorian hotel is perfectly situated to explore Exmoor and the rugged West Somerset and Devon coast. The rooms are well equipped and clean, but being of its age there is no lift, so second floor access requires climbing two flights of stairs. The en suite in our room was equipped with a bath! and mixer tap shower, which I admit took a bit of adjustment to obtain the correct temperature. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful without being in the least obsequious. The crowning glory was the splendid food. The dinner menu has enough variety to satisfy most tastes, all of the selections which we sampled, all were of excellent quality and perfectly cooked and presented. Honourable mention must be given to the scrambled eggs and high quality smoked salmon breakfast - the scrambled eggs were without exaggeration, simply the best I have ever tasted, and I'm convinced there was a little bit of magic stirred in! A further mention must be made of the wonderful coffee which I suspect is the result of sourcing everything for best, (mostly local), quality rather than for highest margins. The intimate, well stocked bar, a comfortable lounge, and a pleasant courtyard complete this delightful little hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is no car park, and unrestricted free parking spaces in roads within 300 yards of the rear...
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Graham S wrote a review Jul 2021
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A large group of us walking the coastal path stayed here for three nights, and the hotel owners, Paul and Mel, could not have been more accommodating. The dinner and breakfast was first rate, and all the staff were pleasant, welcoming, and attentive. Rooms were comfortable and well equipped, and Mel coped well with our last minute requests for additional breakfasts or 19 packed lunches for the next morning! Thank you so much - we may not come back all together, but I know many of us plan to come back to stay with you again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
US$94 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandExmoor National ParkPorlock
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lorna Doone Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Lorna Doone Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Burrowhayes Farm Riding Stables (0.2 miles), Dovery Manor Museum (0.09 miles), and Churchgate Gallery (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lorna Doone Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lorna Doone Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lorna Doone Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lorna Doone Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bramdowns, Whortleberry Tearoom, and The Ship Inn.
Is Lorna Doone Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Porlock.
Are pets allowed at Lorna Doone Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lorna Doone Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of All Saints (2.0 miles).