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Kemps Country House
Ranked #1 of 2 East Stoke B&B and Inns
Wales
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39 reviews
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“Great mini holiday”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Really enjoyed staying at Kemps we had stayed at another Hotel that was dreadful and were lucky to find a room at Kemps. The standard of comfort was very high. Staff were great and very professional and friendly as were the owners. We felt really welcome and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. The food was great in the hotel and breakfast was very enjoyable. I got the feeling that nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for rescusing our holiday!
The shower deserves a special mention on its own. The bed was wonderful and the level of comfort was very high. I suffer with back pain and usually find hotel beds a little hit and miss the bed here was great.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed for one night at the beginning of June. The room was in another building but only about 2 metres from the main part of the hotel. The room was well equipped and looked to be recently refurbished. The shower was excellent - one of the best I have experienced. The large bed was very comfortable. You can hear the road and the railway but only if you open the window! The air conditioning was very effective. Staff were friendly and very efficient.

The evening meal was well cooked and of good quality. Bear in mind that the cooked breakfast is large. When we return (and we will) I will ask the chef for a smaller portion!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We spent 3 nights here and on the whole it was a good experience.

On the plus side our rooms were very spacious. The bed was comfy and a nice selection of teas etc. As it was a chilly few days the heater was made use of and kept the room at a comfortable temperature.

We did eat here on the first night and the meal was ok, nothing special. We found the service at breakfast rather erratic. On the first morning one of our party had to wait for 45 minutes for her cooked breakfast. This was blamed on the chef. I suspect it was due to the waiter mixing up the orders.

I would stay here again but would eat out.

Room Tip: Room numbers 1&2 are next to the stairs and can be noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We booked to stay here for two nights in order to visit Monkey World prior to moving on to spend a week on North Devon. We found a rather traditional, West Country guest house that was clean, welcoming and as it turned out rather better than we expected.

The rooms were delightful, and very well appointed and although austere, the dining area was pleasantly appointed. The food took everything to an other level, being of the standard of upmarket restaurant, very pleasing.

Breakfasts also had everything one could wish for and all served by attentive and helpful staff.

All in all well worth recommending.

Prior to booking, we had read many negatived reviews, "unfriendly welcome", "noisy road", "railway too near" and so on, quite frankly, these must be from the sort of people who watch television too much and never travel, none of these were a concern. I'd say gorget the reviews and have a punt, Kemps might not be an Abode Hotel but then neither are their prices, well worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Rooms newly furnished,large bedroom,very good facilities. Menus and food excellent .The staff very friendly and helpful. Ample parking . A good centre for a number of golf clubs and Corfe Castle coastal area.

Room Tip: We had a room in the annex ,which has been added recently .
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Kemp's is a large house with extra accommodation in the form of chalets to one side. You see this comment occasionally on Trip Advisor "it reminded me of Fawlty Towers". And it did! But only in the general look and decor of the place. There is certainly no Basil Fawlty careering around insulting all the guests. The staff are very polite and friendly. The rooms in the main building are large and well appointed. We were in a room which overlooked the front of the hotel and if I had a minor complaint it would have been the noise from the busy A road Kemps is situated on. Most of the main building still has wooden frame single glazed windows so be prepared for some traffic noise. That said, it was never so bad that we were overly conscious of it.
We only dined there once in the evening but the service was quick, the food prepared to a high standard and the service excellent. Kemps is close to some of Dorset's prime attractions such as Lulworth Cove, Monkey World and the Tank Museum at Bovington. Kemps describes itself as five star. It's certainly not that but it is worth a stay if you want friendly, prompt service and somewhere comfortable to rest your head.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Went to Kemps Country House for the first time to eat with my partner, and was amazed by the spectacular views across meadows and nicely furnished rooms. We were sat down in the bar initially for drinks whilst our table was done of where we ordered our food of Salmon and Tagliatelle main course which was absolutely beautiful and probably the best Salmon I'd ever tasted. Service was fast and food tasted absolutely perfect and well presented. Would certainly recommend this to all my friends and family

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kemps Country House
Address: East Stoke, East Stoke, Wareham BH20 6AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Wareham > East Stoke
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in East Stoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kemps Country House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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