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The Dorchester Guest House 4 stars

59 St Brannocks Road, EX34 8EQ Ilfracombe Show map

Score from 219 reviews   9.7/10 9.7

Set in an impressively restored Victorian building, the 4-star Silver accredited Dorchester Guest House is a short walk from the pretty seafront and the historic Tunnels Beaches. It boasts free WiFi and free parking.

The elegant, stylishly furnished rooms at The Dorchester feature a flat-screen TV, DVD player, hairdryer, generous hospitality tray and a small fridge stocked daily with fresh milk and a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. Guests may also make use of free W-Fi and the new guest lounge.

An award-winning breakfast is freshly prepared using locally sourced produce including home-made preserves, and served daily in the bright and airy dining room. The bar offers a range of wines, beers and spirits.

The beautiful Exmoor National Park is 15 minutes' drive away, whilst Ilfracombe Golf Club is just a 5-minute drive from the building. The pretty harbour, Blue Flag Tunnels Beaches, restaurants and shops are within walking distance. A bus stop directly outside the guest house can take you to Barnstaple, Bideford and the surrounding areas.

Rooms: 7


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The most recent booking for this hotel was made on 17 Mar at 09:55 from United Kingdom.

Facilities of The Dorchester Guest House


  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Food & Drink

  • Bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)

Common areas

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Designated smoking area


WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.


Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).

Policies of The Dorchester Guest House

These are general hotel policies for The Dorchester Guest House. As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.


15:00 - 21:00 hours


Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

Accepted credit cards

  • Visa
  • Euro/Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Solo

The property reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Travel information

By Car:
- Take the A361 to Ilfracombe.
- As you enter Ilfracombe via the A361 from Mullacot Cross, you will see The Dorchester Guest House. The guest house is situated right on the A361, as this road becomes St Brannocks Road.

By Train:
Ilfracombe is a 30-minute drive or bus ride from the nearest train station, which is at Barnstaple.

By Coach:
National Express run regular coach services into Ilfracombe.

By Air:
The nearest airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

Important information

Payment Information:
Please note that the hotel cannot accept American Express credit cards.

Please note that parking spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note, there is a flight of 24 stairs leading up to the entrance of the property.


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