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bristol, england
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband went here for a 2 night voucher deal with one 3 course evening meal and breakfast both mornings. Our room was plenty big enough just up 1st flight and then to the left at the front above ballroom. It was clean loads of storage and the bathroom was spotless one of the best I've seen. Water...

Thank dawniepilg
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stayed at this hotel last week with a coach party. What a let down. Case was left in ballroom, not taken to room. The room was compact with shabby torn bed cover, but the the sheets and towels were clean. The ensuite awful , mould on ceiling,cracked sink, flush not working properly and no loo brush. Food - hotel...

4Thank Jean D
Littledean, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Came back from this place last Friday although this is a cheap hotel I would not come back again or recommend it to my worse enemy. we arrived Monday lunch time told to leave our luggage in the ball room because rooms would not be ready until 4.30 but they said luggage would be taken up to our rooms. we...

2Thank brian c
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Unkept hotel needs attention inside and out ,light fittings and smoke detector coming away from the wall and ceilings. Directions to some of the rooms npt clear especially if coming out of the lift. parking for 5 cars in 70 rooms hotel.rooms dirty what do you expect from a cheap excursion. Won't go there again

2Thank Tony S
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Stayed for 3 nights on a voucher deal 15/16/17/th May. The hotel is very old as are most things in Ilfracombe. Our room was quite small but spotlessly clean as were the towels and linen. The fact we hand blankets on the bed was great as I can't stand duvets !.We had one meal in the hotel which was OK...

1Thank BristolBarry
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We stayed at The Grosvenor last week as part of a coach party, this was our first, and last visit. The Hotel is very tired and dated, and really needs sprucing up, or Alex Polizzi to visit. Our double room was clean, with fresh linen and towels every day, thank-you Chris, but was airless and looked out on to a...

3Thank Joan H
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Having just returned from what was supposed to have been a memorable weekend with my husband I can only say we laughed at how awful this hotel and the food served was We booked a twin room and after we had climbed 4 flights of stairs as the lift was not working we opened the door to an absolute disaster....

4Thank 31,402,014
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Never again. I think the only people in here had half price voucher deals! Even they werent happy. Others seemed to be on cheap package deals. Really battered around the edges this place, but clean and tidy. Old fashioned bathroom and ancient beds with blankets ????. little choice for dinner and it was awful anyway. Stay away b

3Thank debsPoulton_le_fylde
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my husband. Room was clean and tidy with plenty of space, a note was left in room asking us not to use too many towels?? However our room was on the top floor and the lift was out of order so lots & lots of stairs. Really felt sorry for the elderly guests staying...

3Thank Chalky1515
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Loved it, staff very welcoming, food excellent and entertainment very good, the bedroom was a little tired but very comfortable.we stayed b and b 3 nights, one night evening meal, Car parking is a bit of pain,it can be expensive. There's plenty of places to visit and some lovely old fashioned pubs near the Harbour, we ate at The Tandoori...

3Thank geoffholidays

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome awaits you at Devon Bay Hotel. Its Stately Victorian exterior fully compliments the stylish and characteristic interior, blending old and new styles to create a unique and exciting environment. Our large and airy restaurant looks out to the front of the hotel, serving freshly prepared breakfast and dinner every day. We also have a large bar and comfortable lounge areas, which are great to sit and enjoy a drink and relax. The Devon Bay Hotel is ideally located in the bustling centre of Ilfracombe, minutes from the cliff tops and beautiful sandy beach, meaning guests have everything they need within walking distance. Our aim at Devon Bay Hotel is to ensure that your stay with us is pleasurable. You will always receive a friendly warm welcome, whether you are visiting us for lunch or dinner, a function or an overnight stay. Whether business or pleasure, why not make the Devon Bay Hotel first on your list of new venues to visit - we look forward to welcoming you. Step outside and you are on the Promenade with its many shops, cafes, and the Landmark Theatre complex. Open all year around, we offer Christmas and New Year Packages and our nightly entertainment ensures that your visit to the Devon Bay Hotel will be enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Devon Bay Hotel

Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AF, England (Formerly Grosvenor Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $69 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Devon Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Grosvenor Hotel Ilfracombe
Devon Bay Hotel Ilfracombe
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
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