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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We recently stayed at Rose Bank for the weekend. John and Elaine are brilliant host, fantastic food too. The accommodation was wonderful, really clean and comfortable and nice and peaceful. Would thoroughly recommend! We will be staying there again in the near future.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We recently got married, so my sister-in-law and her husband arranged a surprise two night stay. We had no idea where we were going it was only when they took us to Bishop Lydeard and put us on the steam train to Minehead, we knew. Upon arrival John was there to meet us and after a short break he took... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

John and Elaine were great hosts. The room was very comfortable with great views over the coast. Spotless and lots of extra touches in the room. The breakfast was very good and made to exact request. I would not hesitate to recommend and will use again when staying in the area. A fantastic weekend with many great walks on exmoor... More 

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1 Thank Paul898
Wakefield
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Excellent B & B You will not be disappointed. Hosts John and Elaine are smashing. I have stayed here 3 times a year, for the last three years or so. Rooms are always very clean and tidy. No problems what so ever.

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Thank Geoffrey G
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I have stayed at the Rose Bank Guest House now a couple of times, and quite frankly it wows! You could not find two more amazing people, you could not conclude anything different when the service provided is that of a home, away from home. The bedrooms are exquisite. Tastefully decorated, very comfortable and on our most recent stay we... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Return visitor sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. This is my second visit with my girlfirend. John and Elaine were fantastically welcoming hosts, always very warm. It is a home away from home. The rooms are fantastic, beautifully appointed and a labour of love. We had a room with rocking chairs in it which was an unexpected delight - hadn't had... More 

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1 Thank ChristopherMainstone
Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

My wife and I stayed with John and Elaine at Rose Bank for only 1 night, this was our first of, we hope, many visits. We immediately felt welcomed and at home in an immaculately kept, comfortable room which has been fitted with all the little extras you would not find in any larger more corporate establishment. (Spare wash bag,... More 

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2 Thank Paul S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Very nice time had in this excellent little b&b. Breakfasts were massive and very well prepared. Rooms were very pleasant and kept spotless. The en-suite facilities modern and clean. Free wi-fi was a bonus. We were based in Porlock for 4 nights, John offered very helpful advice and even gavce us a mates rates lift to Lynmouth for our marathon... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We have just returned home after another stay at Rosebank. Nothing has changed here, to us there is no room for improvement. We were lucky enough to stay in room 2 this time the two rocking chairs are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble for John and Elaine and the food is fabulous. We look forward to our next visit... More 

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Brighton
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

At Rose Bank, John and Elaine provide a welcoming home away from home. Beds are extremely comfortable and the modern showers, with horizontal jets, provide welcome relief to aching limbs after long walks along the coast or around Exmoor. Guests are welcome to borrow one of the many walking guides available in the lobby. Breakfasts are cooked to order and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rose Bank is an 1856 Victorian Property, awarded E.T.B. 4 star silver award status; situated in an elevated position on Porlock High Street close to all the village Amenities. John & Elaine Stenner have a lifetime of experience in the hospitality industry and after 7 years have astablished Rose Bank as a Premier quality Guest House in the village,and very proud to have received the 2012 Tripadvisor Award of Excellence.This autumn we have reduced our room numbers from 6 to 4 and as a result have been able to install a new residents' lounge with TV and refreshment facilities, as well as extending the breakfast and dinner menu, a move designed to maintain our high end status. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rose Bank Guest House

Address: High Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Price Range: RM365 - RM449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rose Bank Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Depending on your preference, you can ask for a room either facing the Bristol Channel, or Exmoor.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretf324, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Probably not an attic room!”
 of 5 bubbles jacques103, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Porlock is a beautiful village all rooms have excellent views including the sea”
 of 5 bubbles 207darrenw, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms, with duel aspect windows and was light and very comfortable.”
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“Front rooms have sea view. Rear rooms have hill views”
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