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The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 106 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Grosvenor Arms.
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
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Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Hypoallergenic room available, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 3 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All children under 14 years are charged GBP 35 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
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Based on 106 reviews
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Situated in the centre of the small market town of Shaftesbury, Number 5 is a Georgian townhouse, which offers free secure off road parking and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 82 reviews Exceptional
With a stylish library-themed restaurant serving a seasonal menu, The Fontmell also has individually designed bedrooms.
Score from 45 reviews Excellent
Situated in the scenic village of Tollard Royal in rural Wiltshire, The King John Inn is a Victorian country inn built in 1859.
Score from 28 reviews Excellent
In the heart of Shaftesbury, La Fleur de Lys offers well-equipped bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant as well as a lounge bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 33 reviews Wonderful
Location, happy hour on cocktails
Undercooked poached eggs for breakfast, difficulty getting seat in bar area.
Dinner in the restaurant was disappointing, from the ambiance (ideal for breakfast room) to the staff not pointing out the specials board , the one choice I made was not available , and the Pizza was rather ordinary. Breakfast was excellent.
Lovely room, lovely hotel, great location, staff work hard and generally. Very nice breakfast, top marks for that! PS room heating in room 2 could have been warmer, but not a major issue except mid winter.
Restaurant can't decide if it is a pizza parlour (nasty loud bell telling staff an order from the bar has come for pizza, which disrupts staff AND diners) or a quality restaurant. We would skip the restaurant in future. My wife had excellent steak, mine was rubbish, not eaten and not paid for. The meat buyer should look for a new job. If we go back to the town, we will go back to the hotel - but we'll NOT eat in the restaurant. Pity. Very nice breakfast, top marks for that!
The v friendly staff
There should have been grab handle to help the elderly into the deep bath in order to use the shower
Nice welcome, very clean room and overall very pleasant. I would recommend anyone who wants to stay in center of town. Room over looking courtyard with bath and shower which was spotless. Bar nice, evening meal excellent and so was the breakfast. Free parking 2 min walk away.
Hotel décor was lovely, very clean, room was comfy with excellent facilities. Breakfast was delicious and staff were friendly.
very small room, very noisy from 05.00 tried to upgrade & they took the mickey, suggesting we could if we paid another £150, (we were staying 2 nights)
Good position in the town and a friendly welcome from the receptionist. Our room was warm, with a coffee machine and a large comfy bed. The bathroom was spacious and featured a good shower and a deep bath.We enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant with locally sourced ingredients. We will certainly return here to enjoy visiting some of the nearby attractions.
The food was very good as was the bar area, all the staff were excellent and very helpful. The entertainment by the St Mary school singers was an added bonus.
We stayed in room 8 which was a little small and a bit on the cold side, but the weather was very cold outside as well. The restaurant did lack a little atmosphere and was also a little cold near the windows, but the weather was bitterly cold outside.
The ambiance of the bar, lounge and restaurant areas. A friendly informal feel but tastefully furnished. The food; interesting dishes well cooked. Well placed for both local sites (e.g. Gold Hill) and for general Landscapes.
A few minor things that did not spoil our stay. To make the stay perfect. Room a little small. No surfaces in Bathroom for toiletries. Only an overhead shower. No shower hat in the bathroom -( available at reception). Lighting beautiful but low difficult to read sitting up. A little essential damp and paint repair near shower needed. At times no one at the reception.
From the moment I arrived at the hotel I felt looked after as an individual. The staff were attentive and could not do enough for you, making sure you knew the hotel facilities with a mini tour. The room was beautiful and nothing was too much trouble.
It was not important to me at all but there was no option for room service and no mini bar. It would be nice, as the hotel provides use of a lovely coffee machine, to have fresh milk in the room - not a criticism, just feedback.
Warm Hotel on Bitter Cold Days, Warm Comfortable Lounge & Bar, with Good Beers & Selection of Wines, Warm Friendly Staff, Excellent Food, Excellent Location for our needs, Loved the Hoteal and Excellent Value for Money
Only one minor point, our Bathroom needed a shelf for toileteries, either above or below wash basin.
Spacious room Helpful staff Beautifully decorated Good parking and excellent location in the heart of town
Food was overpriced Some dishes were not very good, but breakfast (included) was excellent
Bedroom TV was small and the wash-basin lighting insufficient for shaving.
Great location for exploring Dorset Comfortable and big rooms
All good, apart from 2nd day's breakfast. Food was very slow in coming due to some mix up. Luckily we weren't in a hurry to leave
Much bigger and better than pictures suggest. Style driven, very spacious rooms, high standards all round.
Breakfast finishes at 9.30 - earlier than most and not leisurely. Two dogs in the room next door and I'm deeply allergic. That would have been a deal breaker if I had known pets allowed.
excellent stay beautiful decorations would highly recommend it
Very smart inside and staff excellent. Best breakfast I have had in a long time!
Very poor light in the bathroom. Could hardly see myself to have a shave. If you were a woman then no chance with make-up.
Friendly staff, bedroom warm but not overheated. Menu in restaurant good with local produce featured. Excellent pizza and local sparkling wine.
Small but comfortable room. Nice bar area
Problems with broadband on the day
Loved the lounge/ bar area....barman made a coffee just as wanted.....excellent!
The room was a bit noisy in the early hours of the morning....and couldn't turn the heating down ....room was really hot through the night
Everything, especially the restaurent where an excellent meal can be enjoyed in a warm, friendly and homely environment.
The staff were friendly from the moment we arrived and the suite we had was comfortable and well appointed. The bar was welcoming and we enjoyed a good snack lunch. In the evening we dined in the restaurant where the food was excellent.
Large and comfortable rooms in a good situation.
Some rooms are high in the building and there is no lift.
Stunning decor and furnishings. Very clean. Food outstanding and locally sourced - even had gluten-free sausages for breakfast. Nothing was too much hassle. Situated in the middle of a quaint town. Room verh20 clean and well furnished. Bed very comfy.staff very friendly.
Bed was really sqeaky and lighting in the room was a little poor.
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