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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My friend and I stayed here as we were visiting the castle nearby the hotel was beautiful ,staff very helpful always smiling and nothing was too much trouble. I am a coeliac and I rang ahead to advise them they said no problem I was not disappointed food in morning was fabulous. My and I decided to dine in the...

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Romsley
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have previously worked in Dunster some years ago for Trust House Forte - have been back to Dunster on many occasions and heard that the above hotel was not up to much but on our recent visit we had heard that it had much improved so we made a booking for the Wednesday night and were really impressed with both...

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Thank Peter M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely three night stay tagged onto the end of our Easter break. Great village location which was easy to find with parking facilities. Friendly and efficient 'booking in'. The room was tastefully decorated, comfy bed with quality bedding, tea and coffee making facilities with a surprise sample of the chef's baking each day. Exceptionally clean room and ensuite. Plenty...

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Thank Judith B
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just spent a few days in Dunster and are very pleased that we chose The Dunster Castle Hotel. John and Lisa made us very welcome in their very tastefully refurbished hotel. The restaurant was excellent with a very good menu offering delicious food. We would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to anyone. An additional bonus is...

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Thank TheMartins267
JohnBridgend, Owner at Dunster Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, TheMartins267. It was great to look after you and glad that you've appreciated our work here. It really does feel like ours now. Kind regards and see you again soon, hopefully. John and Lisa

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is prefect and john lisa sam and gina were brilliant really friendly and could not have done anything else for us. The room was lovely it had just been refurbished so was like walking into a brand new room with bags of character . when we have more time we will defo be back for a longer stay...

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

Thank you jacindapoppy, I will pass on your kind words to staff and look forward to you staying with us again. Kind regards. John

Speen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful last minute stay at this relaxed and welcoming hotel run by attentive hosts John and Lisa. Our room was superb and exceeded expectations and our off menu requests in the restaurant were happily catered for. The evening meal and breakfast were delicious. Will definitely return!

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

Hello AALIISSOON, We're glad you enjoyed our hotel and restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Kiund regards. John and Lisa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for an evening meal and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food, friendliness of the staff and the pleasantness of the restaurant. Had a lovely evening and would recommend this place to anyone.

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

Hello Markdavin, Yes, we're still working on making our mark in Exmoor. 10 months in and we're often told that people are surprised we're not better known in the area. With reviews like yours, people will hopefully try us out. Kind regards. John

Paignton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a couple of delightful nights at Dunster Castle Hotel which has recently been taken over & refurbished. It is a family run concern which is its great strength A warm friendly welcome, nothing during our stay was too much trouble & mein hosts were very knowledgeable about the area. Our room was beautifully furnished, extremely comfortable boasting one...

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

Thank you capant. we're glad you had a great stay and look forward to meeting you again some day. We agree, also. What a stunning castle. All the best. John and Lisa.

Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely short break at this family run hotel in the centre of Dunster. Staff friendly and helpful. Large en suite comfortable bedroom with seating area, king size bed and large flat screen TV. Tea making facilities provided. We dined in hotel on all three nights and the food and service was excellent. Public areas comfortable and welcoming. The hotel also...

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

Hi Lindsay C. It was a delight to look after you and look forward to seeing you again someday. We're glad you enjoyed our hospitality and facilities. The windows certainly are old which adds to the character of the grade 2 listed building and therein lies our issue. No double glazing I'm afraid! I've not heard they're draughty, but I'll...

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a very friendly welcome from the staff and later from the owner/chef. The menu was interesting and varied. We particularly enjoyed the Thai salmon with noodles as a main and the seafood salad as a starter.

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

Hello Janet H. I'm glad the staff looked after you well. We're just about to change our seasonal menu so be sure to pop in and try it out. Thank you again. John

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: ₹ 6,425 - ₹ 10,665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunster Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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