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“Lovely restful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Limestone Hotel

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Limestone Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in West Lulworth
Certificate of Excellence
London
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3 reviews
“Lovely restful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

We stayed here for two nights arriving bank holiday Monday. We took advantage of the May 20% off midweek offer and were delighted to hear we had been upgraded to a suite when we arrived. The staff were friendly and attentive, the whole place very tastefully decorated and the room lovely. The seaside suite was spacious and bright with a lovely bay window.

The view from breakfast room/restaurant was beautiful over the countryside. The breakfast was really delicious with quality ingredients (full English, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs). We ate in the restaurant on our first night (it was understandably closed the second night after the busy bank holiday weekend). The food was really impressive (though my portion of sea bass rather small). 'd recommend the scallops with pea puree and the wine was exceptional.

There is an honesty bar in the hotel though we didn't make use of it. Nice idea but as it was quiet perhaps not as much atmosphere as some of the local pubs. Great for a night cap though I am sure.

The walk to the cove itself is short (though very dark at night walking back from the pub!) and the whole surroundings stunning...especially in the amazing weather we had!

I would definitely stay again and would eat in the restaurant too.

Room Tip: Seaside suite was lovely and bright
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for your 5 star review!

I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. You were very lucky to get the few good days of weather that make Lulworth so much more desirable. It is also wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Seaside suite.

I am sorry your Seabass was smaller than expected; they change daily and can differ in size. However, our Scallop starter is a fantastic dish and never fails to please.

I do hope we are able to welcome you back to Limestone in the near future.

Best wishes,

Edward Wilkes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

I have visited limestone hotel on 4/5march for my aniversary the hotel was just open for this year, despite not being ready they tried everything posible to make us feel welcome, litle in the expensive side however worth it, the they had a honesty bar which I was quite suprised even that I didnt use it but a very brave decision as not every one is honest those days.

  • Stayed March 2013
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on trip advisor.

You visited us on our first few days of being open. We still have our honesty bar going and it is proving a big hit. During the day (when it is quiet we allow our guests to use the bar and just note down their drinks. Many of our guests think its a great idea and love "playing" bar man. Luckily for us we have so far had lovely respectful guests.

Congratulations on your anniversary and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Best wishes,

Edward J Wilkes
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

We have returned from a four day break at the hotel and the welcome received from Ed, Daria and the staff was very welcoming. The food was excellent with daily specials and catch of day. This newly opened hotel is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JH1949
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for 5 star review!

I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Limestone.

It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best wishes,

Edward Wilkes
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Bromley, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

A new venture for the young owners Edward and Dascha at this very conveniently located hotel in West Lulworth. With its superb views out across the countryside and short walk to this huge tourist attraction. Very friendly and attentive host, with excellent service, very clean and well-presented rooms. The hotel radiates quality and the host’s personality. Start the day with a splendid and hearty breakfast. Plenty of choice and all of a very high quality.
Please support this young couple to make a roaring success, which I know they will. Recommended and will definitely be returning this year.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you so much for your kind words and support!

Your review is extremely rewarding to read, especially after the amount of hard work everyone at Limestone has put in to make it a success and as comfortable as possible for all our guests.

I hope you have an excellent summer and we look forward to welcoming you back in the Autumn.

Best wishes,

Edward Wilkes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We were staying locally for the 2nd time and our hosts recommended this restaurant because there was a new couple running it and the food was good. There is no doubt that this is by far the best restaurant in West Lulworth and is in a location with a lovely view. The scallops, crab and fish from the specials board were as fresh as you would expect with locally caught produce. The scallops were probably some of the best that I have ever eaten and my wife’s Tian of Crab & Avocado was equally as good. The prices are very reasonable and based on quality are more than competitive compared to other restaurants and totally outstrip the local pub food.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for your fantastic review!

I am very pleased you enjoyed your meal with us at Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. We are so lucky to have such wonderful fresh seafood on our door steps and a fantastic team producing some excellent dishes. Please rest assured your comments will be passed on.

I thank you for your review and hope we can welcome you back to Limestone soon.

Edward J Wilkes
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Rochester , KENT UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

A BIG THANK YOU to the young and attractive new owners of The Limestone at Lulworth. Edward and
Dascha gave us such great care and attention in their stylish and comfortable hotel. Each bedroom
has character and charm, all with different themes, we were in the large and pretty Seaside Suite.
We had dinner every night in the hotel and the food was delicious, the menu was varied and
there were "specials" each day, the freshly caught fish was a great treat.
We wish all at Limestone every success.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruth T
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 9 June 2013
Dear reviewer (apologies, tripadvisor does not allow me to address you by name).

I cant thank you enough for your kind words and for taking the time to post your feedback on tripadvisor.

I am so pleased you enjoyed the hotel and restaurant. We are very lucky to have such a talented team in our kitchen who make the most out of the fresh seafood on our doorstep!

I do hope we can welcome you back to Limestone for another break in the Dorset countryside.

Best wishes,

Edward
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

We decided to visit Dorset/Lulworth for a fairly last minute weekend away and booked to stay at Limestone. It was brilliant and we would highly recommend it. The hotel is beautifully and interestingly decorated - each room is different. The hosts are really friendly and helpful, but also very relaxed - the service is great without being remotely intrusive. We had dinner in the restaurant on Saturday night and the food was absolutely delicious. And the same goes for the breakfast - really tasty and great quality. We would definitely stay at Limestone again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Clare P
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EJW2901, Owner at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review, 9 June 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for your excellent review and recommendation.

I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your weekend away and I will pass your feedback onto the team, who I know will all be delighted to read your review.

I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Limestone in the near future.

Best wishes,

Edward
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Additional Information about Limestone Hotel

Property: Limestone Hotel
Address: Main Road | Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth BH20 5RL, England (Formerly Gatton House)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > West Lulworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in West Lulworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the Dorset hills, this stylish country house is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic coastline.Limestone at Lulworth is a uniquely designed, characteristic hotel. The combination of traditional furnishings tastefully enhanced with a modern influence, creates an authentic English, country house feel with a touch of luxury. Combined with the relaxed, homely atmosphere makes this the perfect place for a well-deserved break.Just a short walk away from Lulworth cove and a brisk hike over the hill to Durdle door, listed by “Visit Britain” as one of the top 10 natural wonders of the UK, Limestone hotel is a perfect base to explore this quintessential part of England. ... more   less 
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