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“Lovely breakfast and very comfortable bed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lantern House

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Lantern House
Ranked #14 of 45 Dorchester B&B and Inns
Berkshire
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“Lovely breakfast and very comfortable bed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

The positives for this B&B: Beautiful gardens, both front and back. Full of birds in the early morning feasting on the food provided by the hosts.
Both hosts are friendly to their guests. Bed so comfortable we too did not want to get up. Breakfast cooked to perfection.Quiet location. Large room. Hospitality tray. Central location.
But, room not en-suite and charged £80. Carpets (red) throughout the house, slightly 'shabby chic'. Wall hangings everywhere of either Indian or Tibetan origin. Even our headboard had a drape following the same theme.
Shower (in our not en-suite) ran either cold or very, very hot during each of our showers.
Road outside the B/B is double yellow lines. You can park around the back but that road will fill up as the evening progresses. Communal breakfast table: which may not be a negative for some, but can be a bit of strain first thing in the morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Our stay at the Lantern House was outstanding and we couldn't have asked for more. The room was extremely comfortable with a king sized bed, en-suite and additional seating area. The bed was extremely comfortable and a summer duvet meant we weren't too warm as the weather at the time was humid (a fan was also provided in the room). Breakfast was excellent with the added delight of lovely homemade bread. Definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

I have stayed at 4 b&Bs / hotels in Dorchester and Lantern House comes out top of the list. Lantern House > Wessex Royale Hotel > Bay Tree House > Bramlies
Positives:
1. Very high standard of cleanliness
2. Nice period property
3. Good breakfast
4. Quality cutlery/plates/...
5. Central location
6. Friendly owners
I would recommend the ensuite room at the back of the house.

Room Tip: The en-suite room at the back of the house (on the first floor) has a 'conservatory' type of...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

We stayed at the Lantern House for two days over New Years eve, Pauline and Geoff made us feel very welcome and were warm and friendly.
The room was spotless, very spacious and tastefully furnished . Breakfast was delicious, with freshly brewed coffee and homemade bread. The town centre is within a few minutes walking distance and the B&B is very central to a lot of places to visit along the Jurassic coast. A great B & B, highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

One of the nicest bed and breakfasts I have had the pleasure of staying in. The 2 owners are extremely friendly and even gave me directions to where I need to go on a business trip to save me a cab journey. The rooms are beautiful with lots of character and an extremely comfortable bed! Also lovely breakfast in the morning Also easy walking distance to dorchester town centre. Thank you both for a lovely stay

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

Pauline & Geoff made us feel very welcome and were warm and friendly. The room was spotless, well laid out and the bed very comfortable. The perfect placed to stay for walking distance access to the town centre or for getting out and about. A really nice B & B with lots of thought gone into it by the owners, highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Had a very enjoyable stay at Lantern House which is situated about 5 minutes walk from Dorchester town. Lantern House offers bed and breakfast, but what a bed and breakfast. The bed was so comfortable we didn't want to get up, it was one of the best nights sleep we have ever had. The room was spot on, lovely and clean with lots of room to relax, en-suite facilities were also spotless and very good. The breakfast was excellent, we plumped for full English but if you can't manage that then you can chose cereals, toast or fruit. This was a very enjoyable stay and I would recommend Lantern House to anyone, especially for the price.

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Property: Lantern House
Address: 19 Cornwall Road, Dorchester DT1 1RU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Dorchester
Hotel Class:4 star — Lantern House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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