We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Limestone Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Limestone Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Limestone Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 382: English reviews
hampshire
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A Genuine warm welcome, that continues throughout your stay is matched by the two chefs working tirelessly to create innovative, beautiful tasting wonderful meals. Well done to you all, this standard has been maintained throughout our visits over two years.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HampshireRobert
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your excellent review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. We will continue to work hard to ensure our standards are maintained for your future visits. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Edward J Wilkes

London
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a perfect location/hotel if you want to explore Dorset around Lulworth. Lovely rooms, great restaurant and bang on any of the many walks you may want to do. Staff are very attentive. Waking up in a Dorset village, whats not to like?

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jerry O
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back to continue your exploring of Dorset. Kind regards, Edward J Wilkes

Reviewed 31 October 2016

This hotel is fantastic. The staff is extremely attentive and it is a wonderful experience. It is a real bed and breakfast with a fantastic dinner. Try to make a booking for dinner as they tend to book up. The hotel is nicely located in West Lulworth --- and you can easily walk into Lulworth Cove and Dulder Door. Really...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zachary H
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your 5 star review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay and thank you for your lovely comments. I do hope we have the pleasure in welcoming you back for another well deserved break away. Kind regards, Edward J Wilkes

Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I recently spent a few nights here. All the staff are so warm and welcoming, and the food is to die for! The hotel is intimate and you're made to feel so welcome by everyone. There's a cosy bar which had a roaring fire, and a superb menu with lots of local fish and produce to chose...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AMGMiltonKeynes
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your excellent review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am so pleased to read your review and it serves as motivation for myself and the rest of the team here at Limestone. We will continue to work hard to ensure our standards are maintained and the hotel stays a welcoming and intimate experience for future...

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

To celebrate one year since our wedding at Lulworth Castle we decided on a weekend at The Limestone Hotel. We had a magical time. The hotel is beautiful with stunning scenery, rooms and garden. The staff were exceptional making us feel so welcome. As food lovers we were very excited about seeing previous reviews and boy we were spoilt rotten...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank louworssell
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your outstanding review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. It is wonderful to receive such positive feedback regarding our new autumn 'a la carte' menu. Head chef Jon Box and his team work extremely hard to create interesting dishes using the best local and seasonal produce. I am very pleased you enjoyed our hotel and I...

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We decided in few minutes to go to Dorset for a night away, and picking this beautiful place couldn't turn more better than what we found...a luxury hotel so clean and cosy, nice and helpful staff, amazing food. Our bedrooms were both stunning and so comfortable, with such a breathtaking view...Such a romantic place to stay...You can walk up to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alessandra S
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your 5 star review and for choosing to stay at Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay and managed to explore this beautiful part of Dorset. I hope we have the pleasure in welcoming you back for a longer stay in the near future. Kind regards, Edward J Wilkes

wilts
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hotel is ideally placed for Lulworth cove and durdle door, with great views, great clean, well kept rooms. The food in the restaurant was amazing, certainly the best in the area. However the service, from all the staff, but especially Stephen was over and beyond anything you would expect, cannot fault it at all. The only areas of consideration...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ian C
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your excellent review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed your romantic weekend on the Jurassic coast and the team at Limestone looked after you well. You will be pleased to hear Lulworth cove now has fibre optic broadband and our internet is a lot stronger than before - I am afraid...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed here for two nights in August 2016. A very friendly, small hotel situated in West Lulworth well situated for Lulworth Cove and this part of Dorset. The hotel has parking for residents (which is essential around here) but the spaces are very tight and difficult. Our room was very small (top of stairs on right) but did have...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JerryBee
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your good review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am pleased you enjoyed your recent stay in our explorers room. The Explorer is one of our smaller standard rooms featuring a king size bed and large walk in shower. However I do appreciate it is a small room and we try to be as upfront...

South of England
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is certainly well worth studying trip advisor reviews to uncover hidden gems. The Limestone is a small hotel with comfortable rooms, a great restaurant and friendly staff. We were impressed with the careful attention to detail given to the decor and disposition of our room (The Seaside Suite) and throughout the hotel, the varied menu which had a good...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PeterRL
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your fantastic review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am delighted to read your review and have shared your comments with the rest of the team. We strive to deliver comfortable rooms, good food and professional but friendly service in a relaxed environment - reading your review it is clear we managed to touch on...

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The wife booked this hotel for a night away for us and it really is a lovely place. Staff are very friendly, the rooms and the hotel in general is really comfortable and well done. We had dinner in the evening and breakfast in the morning in the hotel and both were excellent, the dinner was well above what I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank simon s
EJW2901, General Manager at Limestone Hotel, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your 5 star review of Limestone Hotel & Restaurant. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant exceeded your expectations. I do hope we have the pleasure in welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Edward J Wilkes

175 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (138)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Other (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (37)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near West Lulworth
34.5 km away
Summer Lodge
Summer Lodge
#1 of 2 in Evershot
795 reviews
13.8 km away
Mortons House Hotel
Mortons House Hotel
#1 of 2 in Corfe Castle
844 reviews
30.0 km away
Derby Manor Hotel
Derby Manor Hotel
#1 of 78 in Bournemouth
285 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.0 km away
The Priory Hotel
The Priory Hotel
#1 of 3 in Wareham
310 reviews
10.2 km away
Springfield Country Hotel
8.9 km away
The Smuggler's Inn
The Smuggler's Inn
#1 of 1 in Osmington Mills
376 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Dorset hills, this stylish country house is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic coastline.Limestone at Lulworth is a uniquely designed, characteristic hotel. The combination of traditional furnishings tastefully enhanced with a modern influence, creates an authentic English, country house feel with a touch of luxury. Combined with the relaxed, homely atmosphere makes this the perfect place for a well-deserved break.Just a short walk away from Lulworth cove and a brisk hike over the hill to Durdle door, listed by “Visit Britain” as one of the top 10 natural wonders of the UK, Limestone hotel is a perfect base to explore this quintessential part of England. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Limestone Hotel

Address: Main Road | Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth BH20 5RL, England (Formerly Gatton House)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > West Lulworth
Price Range: $169 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Limestone Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gatton House Hotel West Lulworth
Limestone Hotel West Lulworth, Dorset
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Limestone Hotel staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Glasgow, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Weston super mare
Guildford, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Limestone Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Boat room was comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles grahamandhelen, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“seaside suite is very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 294isabels, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Chocolate and Garden rooms are both dog-friendly and have direct access to the garden”
  • Comfortable bed but not a huge amount of space around the bed
  • Decent shower and bath
 of 5 bubbles Doctor_Deluxe, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good, the location is a village.”
 of 5 bubbles Pikey0, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Listen to the options from staff when booking, shower/bath or both etc. Beds r very comfortable. Always slept well”
 of 5 bubbles HampshireRobert, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay