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“RELAXING!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Forest View Guest House
Ranked #3 of 6 Symonds Yat B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“RELAXING!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

John and Gill and Staff, should be congratulated on their friendly approachable nature. Rooms clean and fresh! Breakfast excellent and very organised people, did not wait long for anything.

Forest view has a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. It's the best place for walking, and eating. Yat Rock was a great walk @ 6.00am if you can get up take your binoculars and camera! Periquines, Ravens, Goshawks, Fallow Deer, its Spring-Watch in a matter of minutes...

Debs and Kim Plymouth.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet, ours was small but basic, all that we needed. Very Clean.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kim F
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

My husband and I stayed at Forest View Guest House during the May bank holiday weekend, and enjoyed 3 nights in the lovely Symonds Yat!
The owners Gill and John were the perfect hosts (along with their staff) and made us feel very welcome and totally at ease. We were fortunate to have a lovely view of the forest, and down to the river from the other side of the bedroom too. Plus we were able to enjoy a beautifully cooked breakfast (of which we had a selection to choose from), sat in the sunny conservatory, overlooking the stunning views down to the river!
The only negative to mention would be how uncomfortable we found the bed… which was extremely hard. On the upside though – it was plenty big enough.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely recommend… :-)

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jayne1982
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Nelson, Lancashire
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Stayed at this delightful Hotel overnight about three weeks ago and in almost every respect it could not be faulted. My only real problem was the room we had was a twin with only 30 inch beds and being a fairly large person I felt a little insecure. I think the room was No. 61.
Other than that the hosts were very welcoming and the food was very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Witney, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night stay and I cannot recommend this wonderful guest house enough. The breakfasts were really good,tasty and filling. The never ending coffee/tea top ups were much needed to set you up for the day ahead.
We found the owners very helpful and welcoming. We stayed in room 11, the bed was extremely comfortable and the views truly amazing. We both slept really well, but this could of been the walk up to YAT Rock (the hard way) that helped :) We are already planning our next visit.
Thank you for helping to make our weekend away very memorable!!

Room Tip: Highly recommend room 11 lovely views down the river Wye towards the rapids
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ana-marie C
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

The forest view sums up symonds yat for me. Friendly, welcoming, relaxed and the best bit is the view.

Breakfast was very nice, well worth the money!

It didn't bother me but I could see having to hold the shower head up when you showering bothering some people.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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watford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of April at this lovely B and B in Symonds Yat. We had Room 4, which has wonderful views of the River Wye. On two mornings we had smoked haddock and poached egg, cooked to perfection. My husband had a full English one morning - at the time there was a lot of "coming and going" of other guests leaving, so we think his breakfast got a bit overcooked, the bacon had completely dried up and the sausage was not very nice either. There was always nice fruit and yogurt on offer as well as the normal selection of cereals, toast etc. We didn't try out the evening meals there, although there was a good selection on the board, as we preferred to have a little drive out into the countryside as it is so beautiful all around that area.
All in all, a lovely break.

Room Tip: Room 4 for the view, and also if you prefer a shower cubicle to one over the bath. The bed is suipe...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank schoolsie
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We paid a little extra to stay in the room with a view of the river and what a fabulous view it was! Simply stunning! The staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast each morning was lovely!! Good value for money, rooms are basic but clean. Would stay here again and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Forest View Guest House
Address: Symonds Yat East, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Ross-on-Wye > Symonds Yat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Symonds Yat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest View Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our four star guest-house. Visitors will be treated to a breakfast of their choice; much needed after the multitude of outdoor activities available on the doorstep. From short breaks to long stays, Gill and John do their best to cater for individual needs to make each stay unforgettable double and twin rooms offer panoramic river views, so for those who haven't managed the cycling, kayaking, hiking, fishing or climbing, they can still appreciate the famous Three Countries View (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire) from the comfort of their room. Stunning bed and breakfast accommodation with panoramic views of the River Wye. Set in over an acre of beautiful gardens with lawns, shrubs and ornamental fish-pond. Total of eleven double bedrooms, all with en-suites. Licensed Bar,Free Wi-Fi Internet available. Conveniently located for Cheltenham, Chepstow, Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye. Excellent road links to Cardiff and South Wales.Private parking. Pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Check-in time from 2.30pm, Check-out time is no later than 10.30am. ... more   less 
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