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“Wonderful Island Escape”

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Turnstones Bed and Breakfast
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Island Escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Our recent stay at Turnstones B&B was not the first - this is our fourth year of coming to Janet and Ian's wonderful bed and breakfast. The en-suite rooms, either with sea view or garden view, are spotless, elegant and peaceful, with crisp clean linen and cosy beds. We always sleep well here. Janet and Ian are charming and helpful, while Janet's tasty breakfasts will see you through your day of sailing, walking, rockclimbing or relaxing. Turnstones B&B is a fantastic place to stay and is also excellent value for money. We will certainly be returning later this year, or early next.

Room Tip: We have stayed in both seaview and garden ensuites. Both are lovely. The garden room has a pretty Ju...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Fergus, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our one-night stay at this tasteful and comfortable b and b. We were made to feel like guests, not customers. The bedroom and ensuite were spotless. The owners were helpful, friendly and accommodating, and they prepared a delicious breakfast. We would certainly return!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bracknell
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379 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Thanks to excellent previous reviews, we chose Turnstones for a one night stay in Portland, and received a warm welcome from Janet and Ian. Our room was lovely and the thoughtful use of colours and textures made it not only stylish, but also comfortable and restful. We even had a surprise sea view from the bed no less, and watched the seagulls flying back and forth and the sky as the sun set. Janet had advised we might be best to book a table for dinner as it was a Friday, and emailed a list of local eateries, a couple within easy walking distance. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully cooked and set us up for another day sightseeing and walking. We would certainly stay here again if we return to Portland.

Room Tip: We had the lovely front room with seaview
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We found Turnstones B&B on Tripadvisor and loved it.
The house is a small Victorian three storey (Lots of steep and narrow stairs....Plan to leave most of your luggage in the car!!) home with three (I think) rooms.
Our room was large, very clean, well appointed and had a nice view of Chesil Beach and the bay beyond it.
The other couple we were traveling with had a room facing the rear, which was also very nice.
Janet and Ian were the perfect hosts. They provided us with tips on Portland, where to eat and whatever else we needed.
Breakfast was varied, freshly made from the best ingredients and was excellent.
Great B&B!!! Thanks Janet & Ian!!!!!!

Room Tip: We had the top floor room with a view to Chesil Beach. I believe this is the nicest room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed here for a work conference and had a lovely time. Wish I could have stayed for leisure instead! Lovely cooked breakfast and great coffee. The room was much nicer than I was expecting considering other properties nearby for similar price. Beautiful view from my window. Owners were lovely and welcoming. Highly recommended and I would be back here like a shot if I need to come down this way again.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Found this lovely B&B through Tripadvisor and everything said on the reviews is so true. A warm welcome received from Janet when we arrived and the third floor room was perfect with views of Chesil Beach. A choice of breakfast, cereal, cooked and fruit. Janet and Ian, and guests, are so friendly with all the information and tips you will need to discover Portland and neighbouring Weymouth, where to park, where's best to eat, best birdwatching, best walks, short cuts etc. This B&B is so homely and welcoming. Thank you both for making our first trip to Portland so perfect. (And the superfast broadband, courtesy of the Olympic Games, is a bonus too.)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Friendly, thoughtful hosts, a pretty, immaculate three-storey Victorian house with stunning views, delightful bedrooms and Janet's fab breakfasts all add up to one of the best b&bs ever. We certainly hope to return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Turnstones Bed and Breakfast

Property: Turnstones Bed and Breakfast
Address: 6 Ventnor Road | Fortuneswell, DT5 1JE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Portland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Turnstones is an elegant Victorian house on Dorset's stunning Jurassic coast providing first class bed and breakfast accommodation. A stone's throw from Chesil Beach, a few minutes walk to the Olympic sailing site and the National Sailing Academy or a short drive to The Fleet Lagoon and Portland Bill - an ideal base for every kind of leisure pursuit, from sailing, wind and kite surfing, diving, and climbing, to bird watching, walking, photography, and painting. ... more   less 
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