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Castletown DT5 1BD England
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andres927 wrote a review 2 Oct
Slinfold, United Kingdom26 contributions25 helpful votes
During our July stay at Crabber’s Wharf we decided that we should go back but the next time by car and take our walking boots . There was much we had not seen as in July we came by rib from Southampton . The accommodation at Crabber’s Wharf again did not disappoint us . If you are looking for a nice comfortable self-catering base with peaceful surroundings then look no further . There is an occasional helicopter racket from across the bay but acceptable. We managed to do a few interesting walks but the one which we will not forget was the one along the coastal path to Portland Bill and back around Portland. From the pontoon at the wharf you can take a small ferry to Weymouth. The ferry operates only during favourable weather conditions 3 times a day. We took the 11:30 one and returned on the last one leaving Weymouth at 2:30. We had enough time to enjoy a good lunch at the Galley and tour the town. The return trip included a little diversion to see the resident seals at the eastern entrance into the harbour. The skipper is a very likeable chap with lots of local knowledge. I highly recommend you include such trip in your stay especially since you depart from your doorstep and return to your doorstep.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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mjgsurreyuk wrote a review Sep 2021
Surrey UK81 contributions53 helpful votes
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OK. First things first. The good things about this property. It was very clean when we arrived. The showers were good and the water was hot. One part of the double aspect property had a nice outlook. Good wireless. The negatives. it was situated in a run down industrial neighbourhood which was a good walk into the main drag. The surrounding areas didn't make us want to walk anywhere. The furniture was basic, like a cheap version of Ikea . The kitchen wasn't exactly great. The fridge had no bottle receptacle as it had fallen off and not been replaced. There was no freezer or dishwasher. No real kitchen equipment to speak of (although there was plenty of crockery). The ice compartment of the fridge was tiny (not good for any frozen things at all) and the ice try was also very small. The TV was smallish and there was nothing like Netflix although there was an Amazon remote but we couldn't find any use for it. It had a DVD player (remember those?). No wireless speakers to attach phones to either. The balcony furniture was basic, uncomfortable, and was damaged. Very basic set up all round and given the cost was really unlike any other property we've ever stayed in costing that much. An example, last year we had a 4 ensuite bedroom house in Southwold for the same price, so it isn't hard to imagine that we were very underwhelmed by this property. Portland isn't exactly a place I would ever care to visit again. There's very little there and a lot of it is run down although the area around the Olympic sailing marina is really lovely. Nevertheless, I couldn't recommend this property.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: One's furthest from street.
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Andre S wrote a review Jul 2021
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Superb facilities, clean and comfortable ideal for some who want to explore the area by car or like us by boat. We stayed in the Bosum’s suite which has superb views out into the harbour. We travelled to Portland from Southampton by rib . We kept the rib in Portland marina which is only a short walk away. The rib gave us the opportunity to view the exciting coast line and see the dolphins up close and personal in Weymouth Bay. The accommodation is self-catering so it has everything you need. When we were leaving we noticed that a new set of everything was ready to replace what was in our accommodation even though there were some items we never used . I would highly recommend Crabbers Wharf and saying that we have already made a booking for September. What I also liked was the fact that I could bring the rib right up to Crabbers Wharf to load our gear without the need to carry all to the Marina. Lots of good walks to enjoy .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take bottled water for your tea and coffee. There is a Premier store close by where bottled water...
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Clubfiz wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom216 contributions212 helpful votes
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Recently visited and stayed in the amazing penthouse suite. It was stunning - amazing views and lovely sunsets. 4 Double bedrooms all with en-suite showers - was a huge treat for the kids! The apartment was well laid out and the kitchen had every item you would need for any occasion. Location is good, not far from Weymouth and just a short walk to "The Boat that Rocks" for drinks and pub meals (recommend to book for meals on Fridays and Saturdays). The kids loved watching the boat yard - fishermen coming in, people tinkering with their boats. Really loved it and would love to come back again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Penthouse suite has amazing views
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Richard M wrote a review Jun 2021
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Due to covid putting paid to our overseas holiday. We deliberated for a while before deciding on Crabbers Wharf with some trepidation, as we had never been to Castletown before. We wanted some where close enough to Weymouth and the beaches but far enough from the hustle and bustle of a seaside town. We needn't have worried, our suite was ready on arrival and Sarah was on hand to answer any queries we had. The suite was was very well presented, bright and comfortable for us (3 adults 2 kids). The views, especially at sunset are awesome, local transport not more than ten mins walk away. It was really nice to go out to the veranda and talk to the Captain of the ferry to Weymouth, book our journey and also get local knowledge of beaches and eateries to go to. We could literally jump from our balcony onto the pier. Due to Covid no real(or need) for staff interaction, Sarah always smiling and certainly always happy to help made our stay completely stress free. Having two parking places and a secure entrance made it even easier to concentrate on being on holiday. Very rarely seen or heard our neighbours so no probs there. The property is on a quayside but we felt assured that the kids were safe. Two key attractions right net to Crabbers would recommend them too D-Day Museum and Portland castle well worth a visit. Great view of the mulberry harbours from WW2 and also the cruise ships coming and going from the nearby docks (never heard them but Mother in law loved seeing them) Being ex-forces it was nice to see some military helicopters taking off from Portland CG base. The weather was really good during our stay but i think it would be great place to stay in normal British weather conditions. All in all great location great accommodation and great staff when we needed to see them. Thanks again Sarah and see you soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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US$102 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDorsetIsle of PortlandCastletown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crabbers' Wharf
Which popular attractions are close to Crabbers' Wharf?
Nearby attractions include Castletown D-Day Centre (0.09 km), Portland Castle (0.3 km), and Portland Harbour (0.6 km).
What are some restaurants close to Crabbers' Wharf?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cove House Inn, Taylor's Messdeck Cafe Gallery, and Chesil Chippie.
Are there any historical sites close to Crabbers' Wharf?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nothe Fort (4.2 km), The Tudor House (4.1 km), and Verne High Angle Battery (1.3 km).