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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simply perfect. The proprietors John & Lisa have worked hard to create a luxurious, friendly and extremely comfortable hotel. The staff are welcoming and the service flawless even at peak times. Though at times the pace can speed up, it is an oasis of calm to any visitors or guests. The hospitality, warmth, quality and attention to detail were second...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a family of foodies we love to sample local restaurants. We reserved a lunchtime table and was warmly greeted by John & Lisa. We all decided to eat from the Exmoor Food Fest menu, offering us 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15...What a bargain...!! The choices, presentation and flavours were first class. My soft boiled egg...

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much andywfc63 for your kind words. It's our 1st Exmoor festival and we really wanted to showcase what we can do using local ingredients. I've just spent 2 hours helping the chefs make 12 scotch eggs and can see how much goes into ensuring they're lovely and soft! Sometimes I'm sure people don't realise how much the...

A Jock in Devon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend a stay at this hotel for comfort, friendliness and service. A warm welcome, help with the luggage and simple check-in procedure are appreciated on arrival. Good car parking facilities at the back but take care on the narrow entrance. John and Lisa are very good hosts and promote a warm friendly atmosphere. Our king size room overlooking the...

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Grockel. We're constantly looking at ways to improve, or at least carry on doing the things that guests' like. Thanks again, and maybe see you again soon. All the best. John & Lisa

West Quantoxhead UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us booked for supper midweek. Warm welcome with good menu offered - delicious vegetarian option. Great value and nice atmosphere - recommended. Spacious comfortable busy restaurant and friendly staff - always a nicer experience.

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello HeidiSomersetuk, Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the vegetarian pathivier on our Exmoor Food festival Menu, it's been a real winner here. I'll pass on your comments to our staff. Thank you. John & Lisa

Sidmouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for lunch to this hotel whilst on a visit to this lovely village. Both the food was very good and well presented. The waiter and waitress were very friendly and efficient. We would certainly recommend a visit.

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 800George, Next time your in the village, be sure to pop in again. All the best. John

Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Everything about our stay was exceptional. The owners provided incredible service and were kind, conversational people. Breakfast was the most delicious meal I've ever had at a hotel and it was included in our booking. Along with beverages, choice of fruit, cereal, and fresh croissants, we had a choice of breakfast entrees that were indescribably tasty. The locals love this...

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Ncraigmile6 What nice things to say. It. Was a pleasure to look after you both and maybe next time you can come for longer. It's still such a buzz having this place and we really look forward to many years of living in this beautiful village. Thanks again for your kind words and we'll pass your words (when we get...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

There are lots of wonderful things about this hotel. The staff, the ambience and situated in the heart of one of the most picturesque and historical towns in Somerest.We holiday in this part of the country every August, however in a campervan and not in an hotel. We have visited the Dunster Castle Hotel for a drink on 1 occassion...

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Lisa and I were filling up reading this! Thank you so much, both. It was a pleasure to host you, and a big responsibility to help guests enjoy this most special time of the year. We're starting to fine-tune things here, with regard to renovations, and can imagine that will be a work in progress forever. We're so fortunate to...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was my first new years eve away from London and the busy crowds and also the owners first new years hosting and it was a fun and enjoyable night, with very professional and welcoming staff. I would highly recommend this Hotel if anyone is looking to staying in the Minehead and surrounding area and also a nice place to...

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jamie R, We're glad you came to Dunster from the big smoke, and particularly that you chose Dunster Castle Hotel for your New Years Celebration. It was fun for us as well and was a fitting finale for our seasonal celebrations. Thanks for the recommendation, and maybe see you again one day. All the best. John & Lisa

Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We turned up on Christmas eve without booking, it was 2pm with a large party of 11 and the staff were very welcoming, moving tables to accommodate us. Gave my brother and his family, over from the U.S.A, a taste of Somerset. Dunster is such a pretty village, they loved it. Food and mulled cider was great. Thanks for an...

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pewsey
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Just return from a lovely weekend away . This Hotel is a gem , lovely central position for to visit all the attractions in dunster i.e castle , yarn market etc. Our room was lovely and well designed . We had the best sleep on this lovely king size bed . We also eat at the hotel for dinner and...

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JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Praise indeed. Things are really coming together now at Dunster Castle Hotel and we all feel very proud of the progress we have made. It's great you appreciate all of the effort at the restaurant and hotel, but we can't take credit for our great location. What a beautiful place for us to wake up to every morning. John...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dunster Castle Hotel is situated at the base of Dunster Castle itself and faces on to the cobbled medieval High Street. The recently refurbished hotel is under new ownership since June 2016 and has quickly established itself as a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. All rooms are en-suite and vary from compact budget through to luxurious super-kingsize, and feature SMART TV's, free super-fast broadband, USB charging points, tea/coffee facilities with homemade biscuits, quality amenities, and complemented by stylish designer fabrics. Most, overlook the cobbled high street. The restaurant has the fastest growing reputation in the area for delivering exceptional food sourced from local ingredients complimented by exceptional service in exquisite surroundings. The hotel has the only private car park in Dunster and is free to guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dunster Castle Hotel

Address: 5 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Price Range: $107 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunster Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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