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“Simply Perfect” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunluce House

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Dunluce House
Ranked #3 of 12 Dawlish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Abbots Langley
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Simply Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Bob & Josie made our stay with them feel just like we were at home only without us having to do anything! Breakfast was lovely and Josie even made a seperate one for our toddler which was a lovely gesture. They couldn't do enough for us, even recommending a lovely restaurant (Jack Sprats) where we ended up eating twice. Their grandson was staying with them at the time so our son had a little play mate and that just ended up making us feel like we'd known them for years! The room was lovely, big and clean with everything we needed and the service was the best we've had in a long time. Well definitely be staying there again next time were in dawlish!

  • Stayed July 2014
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Josie and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us we were very pleased to have you with us particular your young son who was no trouble at all. We will be more than pleased to see you again should you choose to come to Dawlish in the future.
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stockton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Bob and Josie are the ideal hosts. Nothing to much trouble, just like home from home. We had a lovely large room with sea views and a good hearty breakfast. Would recommend Dunluce house to anyone visiting the area.

Room Tip: Go for room no 2 with sea views
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank toonarmy13
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had a safe journey home, thank you for your kind review
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My wife & I almost passed Dunluce House by when looking online for somewhere to stay on the South Devon coast, because of a few comments on tripadvisor about parking. Thank goodness we didn't!

There is a gated driveway to the side of Dunluce House, large enough for 3 cars, that most competent drivers will be happy to reverse into and for those who aren't comfortable reversing onto the drive, Bob Dyer will gladly take care of that for you. Bob does ask that when not in use you leave your car keys with him in case other guests need to get their cars out.

On arrival we were warmly welcomed and there was the offer of assistance taking our luggage up to our room. We were lucky enough to have room 3 on the second floor, with wonderful views over Dawlish to the sea. The sea is approx. 5 minutes walk down the hill. Room 3 is usually a twin but when we booked over the telephone, Bob asked whether we'd prefer it made up as a double.

Bob & Josie are very welcoming hosts, nothing is too much trouble & Bob has a wealth of local knowledge and great suggestions for things to do in Dawlish and indeed Devon in general. His suggestions for which restaurants & pubs would best suit us in Dawlish itself were also spot on!

My wife & I originally booked for 2 nights, but we were having such a nice time we called from a restaurant on what was due to be our last night & Bob said that whilst Room 3 was already booked, they could move us to room 2 for our third and final night. We just left our packed luggage in room 3 after breakfast & when we returned from a day out, it was waiting for us in room 2 - excellent service.

Josie cooks a lovely breakfast, there is plenty of choice and for us the big bonus was that Bob & Josie stock Cherry Tree lemon & lime curd, which happens to be our favourite brand.

We will definitely be staying at Dunluce House again.

Room Tip: Worth paying the small supplement for a sea view, but room 2 with a garden view is still very nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeff L
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for such a kind review, your comments about the parking will be most helpful to anyone thinking of booking with us. May I just point out that you have your room numbers the wrong way round and that room 2 is the large room with sea views, room 3 overlooks the garden.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Our hosts were friendly, helpful, with travel,meals and a computer problem we experienced.
Room was lovely, great bed,en-suite and room to move around with a couch,divan and TV.
Breakfast was first class and was served in a beautiful appointed room with all accessories coordinated.
We certainly enjoyed our stay with Bob and Josie.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen B
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for your kind words, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have had a good time in the UK and that you have a safe journey home.
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Beverley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We found the accommodation at Dunluce House to be most excellent; very comfortable and relaxing. The owners, Bob & Josie Dyer, are very welcoming & most helpful and made our short stay really enjoyable. The food was most excellent from a choice menu; plentiful and very well presented. The rooms are large and superbly furnished down to the last detail.The view overlooking the town from our bedroom was really something. We were so pleased to have chosen such a delightful place for our short stay, so much so that we have booked for a further short stay to visit our family who are moving to Devon.We would definitely recommend Dunluce House as a choice place to stay in Dawlish - excellent all round accommodation, easy walk to shops and sea front. Thank you to Bob and Josie.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms are quiet and have a good outlook. With a good comfortable bed and shower facilitie...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for your kind words and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again later this month
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Thalwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

My sister and I enjoyed a wonderful time in Dunluce House. Our hosts spoiled us with a nice room and a great breakfast. Bob the host helped us with the onward journey to London. We thank you for looking for family hospitality and valuable travel tips. We recommend Dunluce House as an excellent stay in Dawlish. Thank you Bob and family Cornelia and Franziska

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cornelia F
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
We are so please enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again, thank you
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very varied scenery, distances, and interests can be achieved from this welcoming and comfortable base.
I have nothing against either children, or dogs, but I appreciate being able to breakfast without precocious children showing off and treating the dining room as if it were McDonalds.

Room Tip: I only have experience of ONE room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sue B
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bosieret, Owner at Dunluce House, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
You are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that like others you found that Dawlish is a good centre from which to visit many attractions in the surrounding area.
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Property: Dunluce House
Address: Dunluce Priory Road, Dawlish EX7 9JF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dawlish
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Dawlish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dunluce House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovingly restored four storey Georgian house with modern en-suite bathrooms in each room. Rooms 1 & 2 have lovely sea views. Five minutes from Dawlish town centre and the mainline railway station. ... more   less 
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