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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2012

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at Shelley’s. We stayed for two nights in two different rooms, both rooms were exceptional, very nice and clean, and both had excellent views of Lynmouth. The full english breakfasts cooked to order were excellent, and set you up for a good long walk in a very beautiful part of the country....

7Thank Christopher M
Ickenham Middx
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at the end of August. Richard and Jane were wonderfully friendly throughout our stay and the hotel tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The room we stayed in was an upstairs room with a bay window, offering a lovely view over Lynmouth and the sea. The hotel only offers bed and breakfast ( the breakfast is...

8Thank MandNGarbett
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Another raft race, another stay at Shelleys. This will be our 4th annual stay at Shelleys and as before it has been a pleasure. Hotel is exactly the same, always scrupulously clean and well presented and breakfast is a delight. Richard and Jane are friendly and informative; whether it be somewhere to eat that night or for advice on local...

6Thank AnneAshton
Reviewed 1 September 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Shelley's on our way to Cornwall. What a great place to stay. Our room was lovely with a good view of the sea from the balcony, which is covered, so is was warm and cosy in the evenings. Our breakfasts were delicious, as good as many top hotels we've stayed in. Jane...

7Thank DebsTLondon
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Stayed here on business trip for one night. The rooms and ensuite were spacious and exceptionally clean. Excellent advice from Jayne and Richard the proprietor's for our evening meal. Good nights sleep, lovely freshly made breakfast with views of the harbour. Would definitely stay here again, home from home. Tried to book again today, but unfortunately fully booked.

7Thank bagr64
Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Yet again we had a wonderful stay at Shelly's last week - our third stay. As ever, we enjoyed a fabulous time - bedrooms wonderful, breakfast superb, hosts chatty and friendly. We will be back - but would urge everyone to book early, we didn't and couldn't stay as long as we would have wished.

8Thank Rnmccrt
Hong Kong
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Great location and a warm welcome from the family owners. Lovely room (the bay room) with great views. Good choice of breakfast. Highly recommended, wish we had booked for a longer stay. If you haven't been here previously then a trip on the water-powered cliff railway up to Lynton is an absolute must.

7Thank JaneandTonyL
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2012

'We were looking to extend our stay in Devon by an extra night and chose Shelleys mainly due to it's excellent reviews, we couldn't believe how consistently good they were but were pleased to say that it was all true. Fantastic! Shelleys is a hidden gem in an idyllic location. Only constructive comment, is it time to update the old...

5Thank Alan C C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Had a really excellent stay at this beautifully refurbished hotel. Lovely room with a view over the bay (room 8), I think room 5 to 9 are all with small conservatory rooms overlooking the sea. Other rooms have sea views I expect but these 4 are special. Breakfast was excellent too. Nothing was the ''cheap alternative', every thing tasty and...

5Thank MoPimenta
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2012

This was our first stay at Shelley’s and we will certainly be back. Room 6 was perfectly located with the conservatory and balcony to watch the world go by. Although hotel doesn't do evening meal, the breakfast certainly set you up for the day, was plentiful and delicious. Would recommend hotel to anyone.'

7Thank pn_davies

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay where 19C English Romantic poet 'Percy Bysshe Shelley' honeymooned during the Summer of 1812. Shelley's in Exmoor National Park is an award winning hotel with commanding spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay. We have lovingly restored it to a very high standard throughout to create a warm, friendly and welcoming ambience. Under our personal supervision it has developed it's very own unique character, elegance and style that comes only from attention to detail. ... more   less 

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Address: 8 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Price Range: £60 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelley's 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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Shelley`s Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Lynmouth
Shelley's Lynmouth, Devon
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“The Bay Room is our favourite room”
margareth14, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing right give stunning views over the Bristol Channel. Probaly one of the best breakfast you will ever have.”
888maxw, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“most rooms have sea views try to get one if you can”
deckerpolly, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“sea view room”
janebak60, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Conservatory room with balcony and sea views”
sonjah956, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
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