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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to go for a nice drink with friends and family, very polite,friendly service received especially by Dean and James.The food is amazing and we got to eat in a lovely romantic atmosphere, highly recommended!

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1 Thank adnama31
Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and thanks for your great feedback. I am so pleased you had a nice time and I look forward to sharing your review with the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Can recommend this Hotel without question, staff are excellent, rooms are superb with a huge level of detail to keep the guest relaxed and comfortable. Food and bar area also first class. Stay here if you can!

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Crown hotel is comfortable and is made more comfortable by the hospitality of certain staff namely Dean and Dan whom make living away from home that more easy. The menu is limited but the quality is good when not too greasy. The breakfast is probably the forte of the food, having plenty to choose from.

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous hotel with very well decorated rooms. Attention to detail is second to none all the little bits of fine furnishing is lovely to see. The hotel bar has a great warm atmosphere. Highly recommend and we will be back to stay .

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Lewes
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel, it has recently been renovated to a high standard. We had booked a deluxe room and on arrival found we had been upgraded. Room 21 is bigger and better decorated and equipped than some 4/5 star hotels I have stayed in. The restaurant food and service were perfect and... More 

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

UK
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59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully maintained historic hotel, with exquisitely decorated & comfortable rooms. Excellent booking website, so you can browse availability by date to grab a last minute bargain! Great restaurant & bar with Badger beers on tap from the local brewery. Amazing breakfast too!

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight of us popped in for a cuppa and cakes last week after a long day walking. The service was brilliant and the young man looking after us really courteous and efficient. The tea was served in most pleasing tea pots and we were delighted that we could enjoy cup after cup to quench our thirst. The coffee was piping... More 

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Often there will be only one member of staff serving coffees and drinks and you then wait for an unacceptable amount of time to be served. On one occasion there were no staff attending to customers, I waited some time before I asked the reception to help me.

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Hall W, Manager at The Crown Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again. More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Crown Hotel for breakfast as non-residents. The wide range of food available was of high quality and very reasonably priced. The recent refurbishments are tastefully done. Dean and Jack were very helpful and attentive, adding to the excellent experience. Would recommend breakfast here to locals or anyone visiting the town.

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1 Thank tarrantvalleyred
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Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon. More 

shrewsbury
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was very impressed with this hotel. Apparently it was recently refitted in an old fashioned theme with retro décor with modern technology. The ale was from the local brewery and went down very well. Even though I didn't experience the food, my college said it was the best breakfast he had in a while!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Crown Hotel

Address: West Street | Dorset, Blandford Forum DT11 7AJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Blandford Forum
Price Range: $146 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Best Western Blandford Forum
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“Not sure how standard and superior are distinguished.”
 of 5 bubbles Desrock17, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room away from the road on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles Piddingoer, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms not overlooking the main road”
  • Behind the bed
  • No long hanging space
  • Right on the High Street
 of 5 bubbles JaniceC88, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had rooms 27 and 29 small but ample, clean tidy with a wonderful sleep experience. There are larger rooms for a higher price.”
 of 5 bubbles Suroslpfm, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 17 for mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles BowlerP, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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