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The Luttrell Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence
Salisbury
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We have just enjoyed a very pleasant stay at the Luttrell Arms. Due to new ownership by Nigel Way, the hotel has been transformed from a shabby slightly chaotic place with poor service and always leaving you disappointed to a fresh happy well structured enjoyable place leaving you so satisfied we've booked for a 3nights stay this coming Christmas! Tim the manager and Charlotte on reception clearly work exceptionally hard as do all the members of staff we encountered during our two night stay. Room 3 was beautifully appointed, clean with lovely views of the castle and high st. The hotel had a friendly buzz about it especially in the bar. The restaurant was superb and VERY different from a few years ago! Congratulations to you all for turning a tired old hotel into such a wonderful place to come and be completely spoilt.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here purely by chance and it was superb. Everything was lovely but if I had to single out the best;- it was the staff, each one of whom were welcoming friendly and helpful.
The place was full of character and well appointed throughout.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We made a late booking and got a good deal on one of the 4 poster rooms. The room was huge and very comfortable. Evening meal and recently refurbed dining room were very good too, as was the breakfast. The bar is characterful and quirky with some good local beers. Lovely 'secret garden' too. Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We made a last minute booking for the restaurant and what a brilliant choice, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the very professional staff. The Treacle Tart is to die for. Strongly suggest you make an advanced booking if you’re in the area and want to dine in one of the best restaurants in Somerset.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Hemyock, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

This is our second stay, taking advantage of the Celebration Deal. Room 17 is really something to behold. Really comfortable and cosy. The bar is also really cosy. The staff are attentive but not overly so in a good way. Sunday evening we sat in the Secret Garden and it was sublime. This place just gets better and better!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Our group called in for breakfast on our way to Lynmouth for a weekend of walking, fabulous breakfast & atmosphere. All the staff we met were attentive, friendly & professional, will return for a weekend stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a truly beautiful 14th century building full of nooks, crannies, and turns. It oozes atmosphere.

The bedrooms are adapted to suit the old buildings, and if you’re looking for a modern hotel experience, this is not for you.

I noticed the Manager on duty offering a lift to a lonely old gentleman in the bar who had too much to drink. I thought this was a lovely and caring gesture.

We had dinner in the bar and breakfast both of which were lovely.

Treat yourself if you want an old world experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Luttrell Arms

Property: The Luttrell Arms
Address: 32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Luttrell Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Luttrell Arms is a 3 star, 28 room hotel. Set in the medieval village of Dunster with its many interesting buildings, under the shadow of the Castle and within the Exmoor National Park. The privately owned 14th century Luttrell Arms is surrounded by beautiful countryside making it the ideal destination for that weekend break or midweek getaway. Stroll around the village, walk the moor, or just sit by a log fire in a building where hospitality has been a way of life for hundreds of years. Heritage "If you could bottle the air in the bar at the Luttrell Arms and sell it you'd clean up" so wrote a local journalist. The smell of logs burning on the fire, a hint of hops from the pints of ale, add to this the smell of something aromatic being cooked in the kitchen, and the most essential element - the smell of history, it oozes out of the walls which have stood for 800 years. There are many outstanding architectural features, the medieval hall with its hammer beam roof (room 17) and twelve light window. History seeps out of the blackened frames, which had their glass rattled loose as Cromwell’s gunners laid siege to Dunster Castle from a defended strong point at the end of the garden. Cromwell’s Commander, Col. Robert Blake walked the corridors of the hotel, it was then called the Ship Inn and was used as his headquarters throughout the siege of the castle. Also of note is some very fine plasterwork on the ceiling of the lounge downstairs, and the plaster over mantle in room 12, showing Actaeon being devoured by hounds. The Arms of Luttrell that we use today carry us back to a Gentleman of 1261, the crest takes us only back to 1621, but the supporters are directly derived from one of the Barons who coerced King John into sealing Magna Carta. A more modern visitor is Hercule Poirot. In "The Cornish Mystery" he confronts the murderer in one of the hotel’s bedrooms. ... more   less 
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