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“Lovely lodge, really good break”
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Kingfisher Retreat
Kingfisher Retreat
The Deck Area
A view from the Lodge
This is it!
The fully fitted kitchen
The all-important dining area!
The Lounge
The Lounge
Second Bedroom
A resident deer enjoying a paddle in the fishing lake!
Multi-sports complex
The Ski Slope
The Nursery Slope and viewing area
Children's playground on site
Another of the fishing lakes
One of the Fishing Lakes on site
The Nature Trail
Abbotsbury Swannery
Bennett's Water Gardens
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Weymouth, Dorset, England

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ChrisF52...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely lodge, really good break”
Reviewed 16 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kingfisher Retreat and think it is in a good position on the site. It is well-laid out and we liked that the bedrooms were both a good size, with no awkward squeezing round beds. If you are travelling as a family you might like to know that the beds in the second bedroom are 3' wide. (We've been so disappointed in the past to find tiny bedrooms and smaller than standard beds). We were also pleased that the lodge has 2 decent bathrooms.

Although the weather was kind to us, the heating on the last couple of evenings was very welcome.

Don't go expecting fantastic wifi - it is available free in the club area, but was variable in the lodge (better outside than in), but in fairness we did not expect it in the lodge.

You do need a car for this holiday - we really enjoyed exploring the area and The Sailors Return in East Chaldon does fantastic meals (about 10 mins drive away).

Quick comment re accessibility: there are three or four wooden steps to the Lodge but there is a handrail. The lodge is at the top of a hill, very difficult to walk up with a wheelchair or scooter, but accessible by car and there are 2 parking spaces right outside the lodge.

We hope to come again soon.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Feb 2017
Hi Chris, thank you for your lovely review (and my apologies for the delay in responding). We hope to welcome you back soon. Pam.
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: The lodge was spacious and comfortable
Liked least: nothing, we loved it
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
Thank you so much Zillah. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the lodge and hope to welcome you back. Pam.
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kimjones5
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“perfect”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Thanks Pam.lovely as usual .we will come back soon.it was like being at home,it had everything you needed.

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Liked best: It was nice an peaceful
Liked least: wi fi not very good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
Thank you Kim! So pleased you enjoyed your latest stay, and look forward to welcoming you back. Pam
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STEVEN230...
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“10/10”
Reviewed 24 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My family and I stayed for a long weekend recently and had a wonderful time.

The weather wasn't great, however the accommodation and location are wonderful.

The lodge is situated in a private wooded area amongst wildlife (including deer) and it was pure bliss.

We used the lodge, primarily as a base, as my mother in law had never been to Dorset, but the site itself had good amenities if you didn't want to go too far.

All in all, my family and I would definitely return to the 'Kingfisher' should we visit Dorset again. Can't rate it highly enough - 10/10.

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Liked best: The location and comfort in the lodge
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Jun 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will return! Pam.
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victorgeo...
Chatham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good location.”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We were very pleased with our stay. The lodge is situated in an ideal location on this site and it was very spacious, clean and well equipped for all our needs. Would certainly consider renting this lodge in the future. Good communication with the owner during the booking process. Hopefully we will return next year.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
25 Jun 2016
Thank you so much! I look forward to welcoming you back. Pam
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