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Number 5 B&B
Ranked #11 of 23 Shaftesbury B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Simply lovely!”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Mum and I stayed two nights in the twin room - and hardly wanted to leave. Kate and Trevor are the perfect hosts, being both helpful and friendly but not intrusive.

The breakfasts were delicious, the house beautifully appointed, and the location simply amazing. Literally just around the corner from Shaftesbury town Centre and across the street from Trinity Church, we were able to walk everywhere. Parking is available if needed.

A lovely stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Warm, friendly, comfortable with excellent breakfast!
Just off centre of cracking Dorset town, secure parking available across the road.
Bedroom was very comfortable with lovely large shower.
Breakfast in lovely dining room - fresh fruit salad, orange juice, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and proper coffee - it doesn't get much better than this!

Room Tip: Either of 2 rooms are excellent - you must negotiate stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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British Virgin Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Number 5 Bimport is a fairly new B&B in Shaftesbury. It is just off the high street and around the corner from Gold Hill. There are 2 rooms and they are a half a floor below ground level. In spite of this there is very good light coming into the rooms. The house is Georgian and well appointed both inside and out. It has high ceilings, large windows and is a lovely building.

The beds are very comfortable king beds. We stayed in the front room which has a big shower with huge fluffy yellow towels. They are hung on a heated towel bar and toasty warm when you get out of the shower.

A delicious breakfast is served in the large dining room. Katy and Trevor are welcoming hosts and make you feel right at home. Kate is an artist who is involved in the art community in town. All artwork and cushions are made by artists in the area. Food is also sourced locally. People in this area are proud of the artisans in all fields.

There is a very good restaurant around the corner at Groversnor Hotel and we had an extremely good Indian dinner at Chutney.

Private parking is available across the street.

Room Tip: If possible stay in the back bedroom as it opens out to the garden.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

What a wonderful find! We were traveling through England & needed a place to stay. The tourist office had a listing of local places. Checking out Number 5 Bimport, we decided to retire there. Such wonderful hosts Kate & Trevor Toms are. Our stay turned into two nights & we really enjoyed it. Lovely room with an exit to the garden was stunning. Great breakfast made & served by our gracious hosts. Will definitely stay there again. Great experience.

Room Tip: If you have trouble with stairs, this is not the place for you. Rooms are located downstairs &...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

What a smashing B&B. We had accomodation booked for a friend's wedding near Shaftesbury which fell through, leading me to give Number 5 a call. I'm so glad it did - the property is very impressive and the hospitality was warm and welcoming. We had a large room downstairs with a capacious and comfortable king-size bed. The en suite was missing a stand-alone shower, but the large and elegant bath tub felt wonderfully luxuriant in comparison. The breakfast was also really very good. There was plenty of choice and Trevor delivered a marvellous full English, all made with local ingredients.

We were able to come and go as we pleased and Kate and Trevor furnished us with whatever help and information we needed without being fussy or over-bearing. Trevor was even kind enough to give us a lift down the road when we couldn't get a cab at short notice.

All in all a very enjoyable stay. I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

This is a delightful well maintained period property in the town. The proprietors, Trevor and Kate are a lovely relaxed couple who are perfect hosts. Our room was in the basement with french doors that gave access to the garden. Everything about the room was great and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was high quality. We would return again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We had a brief but refreshing stay at No.5.
Traveling is always exhausting but the friendly welcome we received and our comfortable experience was certainly appreciated.
Every attention to detail had been considered, super quality beds, bed linen, towels, decor, even down to the mugs and glasses in the room were superior, a real treat and very unexpected.
We were rushing off to appointments and had little time to spare but we would have loved to have spent a leisurely morning reading the newspapers and drinking more coffee after our delicious breakfast in the tastefully decorated dining room if we'd had the chance !
We would totally recommend a stay at No.5

Room Tip: Front room has a shower, helpful if you are short of time like we were. Back room has a beautiful ro...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Number 5 B&B
Address: Number 5 Bimport, Shaftesbury SP7 8AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
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Ranked #11 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury
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Hotel Class:3 star — Number 5 B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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