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Dunster Castle Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Dunster B&B and Inns
London England
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“A most enjoyable choice.....”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Just spent three nights here with my daughter visiting family in the area .have stayed in Dunster and the area many times and know it well as my family originates from Porlock area.
This has to be the best choice ever(weather did help,it usually rains when we come down!!)
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful,twin room was good size,all facilities,the food first class and plenty of choice,nothing too much trouble,large car park at back.
The only thing I would reccomend is a room at back as our twin room at front overlooked the road and traffic lights in use constantly in use,quite noisy if light sleeper!

But this did not spoil our stay,diet starts today!

Room Tip: Room at the back,quieter..
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed for two nights in the 'value' room and we can't fault the location - Dunster is lovely. But I don't really think the hotel should be a 4 star. The rear access through through the cellar bar (also reception!) isn't great and the bar itself is pretty scruffy. Our room was a bit tired and could have done with a good clean and a lick of paint.

However, the restaurant looks great and breakfast was fantastic. We ate in the bar on our first night and although the food was OK, the portions were small and I think it was overpriced. The Luttrell Arms has a much better bar and would be my recommendation for food or drink.

Room Tip: Don't go for 'Value' rooms, even though it was still £90!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Have just returned from a mid week 2 day break for our anniversary and have been overly impressed. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. The room was very clean, spacious and had all we needed. My partner has a couple of food allergies and for both nights and breakfasts she was looked after very well. That brings me to the food- what can i say other than "wow"!!! Superb!! Thanks again everyone especially Mark and Karen.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

some of the wedding party stayed here and there were no complaints, we had lunch in the restaurant and can definitely recommend the food the staff were so helpful even offered to organised taxis for later and get best prices for our journeys to and from the wedding venue, thank you guys , the new chef must be one to watch too.

Room Tip: quieter at the back
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Enjoyed a warm welcome at this friendly hotel on the high street in lovely Dunster. Well worth a walk around the village with plenty to see and wonderful Exmoor countryside on your doorstep. Evening meals a bit disappointing but a top notch breakfast. Cellar bar area could be made more attractive but decent enough ale. The Stags Head nearby another good watering hole but very small, Foresters Arms a little further round the corner not particularly nice.

Room Tip: Attic room on top floor. (No.6) not the most luxurious but definitely more than sufficient for a sol...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We have just returned from two nights at the Hotel, celebrating my Dad's 70th Birthday. We were made to feel very welcome right from the start and, throughout, the staff were friendly and helpful.

The rooms were gorgeous- full of character. Our party had 3 rooms and each was decorated very tastefully. The bar was very quirky (we loved the hats!) and the restaurant beautifully decorated- the whole atmosphere was warm and relaxed.

The Hotel is very central- right in the centre of beautiful Dunster and near the village shops and Castle.

We had two breakfasts and an evening meal at the Hotel and we would very highly recommend both. Very good, friendly service and amazing food!- Honestly some of the nicest we have had.

An excellent Hotel which we hope to return to.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

I love this hotel and the staff, from the moment you enter Tim and Chantelle make you feel very welcomed. There is a lovely cosy bar. Once shown to our room you realise the attention to details is second to none, the beds are so comfortable, the bed linen good quality, the chocolates on arrival are local, and the bedrooms are very spacious. This is a good location to explore Somerset. The food in the restaurant is the best I have had for a while, it was simply delicious. I would recommend this hotel time and time again. Don ot be put off by some of the other comments, if you dont enjoy your stay here I will be so surprised, try it and see.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dunster Castle Hotel
Address: 5 High Street | Dunster, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Dunster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunster Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dunster Castle Hotel is situated at the base of Dunster Castle itself and faces on to the cobbled medieval High Street. The recently refurbished hotel is under new ownership since June 2016 and has quickly established itself as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. All rooms are en-suite and vary from compact budget through to luxurious super-kingsize, and feature SMART TV's, free super-fast broadband, USB charging points, tea/coffee facilities with homemade biscuits, quality amenities, and complemented by stylish designer fabrics. Most, overlook the cobbled high street. The restaurant has the fastest growing reputation in the area for delivering exceptional food sourced from local ingredients complimented by exceptional service in exquisite surroundings. The hotel has the only private car park in Dunster and is free to guests. ... more   less 
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