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“A good base to explore Sherborne” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Half Moon Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sherborne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A good base to explore Sherborne”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2008

I booked this hotel on the back of a review on this site, as all the hotels I wanted to stay in were full - it was for a Saturday night at short notice. So thanks for the warning about ear plugs! The reception was friendly and the room was nice and big. There were two beds - one single and a very small double. We pulled them out to make one super bed and the carpet underneath was littered with ear plugs and other bits and bobs. Someone needs to have a word with the cleaners. We slept very well (one of us in each bed) but avoided breakfast - not sure why but my gut feeling told me that there was better to be had elsewhere. The location is stunning - right next to the abbey - and the deli / cafe next door does really nice breakfasts. As long as you're not expecting the Ritz the half Moon is perfectly passable.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Messy room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2008

I was booked into this accommodation by my company in the course of my duties. Have to say I wasn't looking forward to it after reading the previous review.

In the event I was relieved to find that the standard, relative to other SW UK B&B accom, was high. Rack-rate appears expensive - currently GBP79, I believe - but I don't know what the company paid. I was put in rm 12 on the 2nd (top) floor, facing the Abbey - you soon realise why the staff leave 2 packets of ear-plugs on the bedside table! The road outside wasn't too busy after 23:00, but the Abbey clock does chime the quarter-hour.

The room was well-decorated and appointed, with full CTMF including cocoa and Ovaltine plus 2 small packets of biscuits. Excellent TV/Radio with full freeview. Good shower with strong pressure - all v. clean.

Overall, I'd cheerfully go back but would possibly request a room facing the back of the building if I wanted a quieter night.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and standard of facilities
  • Disliked — Noise from street, Abbey bells and (early evening) revellers
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2006

We ended up at this hotel for a night in December 2005 after finding all the local tourist information centres closed for staff training and being left stranded... The tariff was £69 (B&B) and we felt it offered poor value. The room in itself was okay in terms of size and outlook, but its condition was poor. Peeling paint, cracks in the wall, a broken old trouser press, the smell of cigarette smoke from the room next door, generally pretty tired... Cleanliness of the shower head and the toilet were questionable. The shower had great pressure but the screen leaked and we ended up with a major flood. Luckily when we asked for towels to mop it up they arrived quickly.
Breakfast and dinner at the hotel were okay.

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Additional Information about Half Moon Inn

Property: Half Moon Inn
Address: Half Moon Street, Sherborne DT9 3LN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sherborne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sherborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Half Moon Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Half Moon Hotel Sherborne
Half Moon Inn Sherborne, Dorset

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