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Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR England
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#3 of 12 hotels in Ilfracombe
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Open all year round, independently owned and managed. The Carlton is conveniently positioned to access the harbour, seafront, Tunnels beaches and further afield in North Devon. With a great all day food offer, locally sourced ingredients, room service, brilliant breakfast and local beers. All guest rooms have been fully refurbished, are ensuite, have flat screen TV, WiFi throughout, hospitality trays, lift to all floors. Events, celebrations, weddings, business meetings are all professionally handled in our brand new fully equipped spaces. Above all our team will ensure your stay in North Devon is exceptional.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Wifi
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Windsurfing
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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L Cartledge wrote a review 11 Feb
Windsor, United Kingdom4 contributions
A clean, friendly, perfect weekend stay in the centre of Ilfracombe. We were pleasantly surprised with how good this bnb was, the owner was very helpful and the food was delicious. We had a great breakfast both mornings and a really lovely evening meal too. Thank you for a great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Italian restaurant down the road was fabulous and a little cocktail/cafe called Stacc is so good
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking time to review the hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed the Brasserie for breakfast and dinner and look forward to welcoming you again - Michael R
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sandra s wrote a review 11 Feb
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We have visited ilfracombe numerous times over the last few years and always stay at The Carlton - it’s like being home from home, the team treat us like family. Excellent rooms to stay in and fabulous food what could be better. Michael, Eliot, Kelsey,Dawn,Claire and the rest of the team a big thank you for your hard work making our stays enjoyable.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Sandra, always a pleasure to look after both you and Martin. The team will be delighted with the personal mentions and we look forward to welcoming you for many years to come - Michael R
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Barbara P wrote a review 10 Feb
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Great hotel with very clean rooms and excellent location. Best thing of all was the food - delicious and very reasonably priced. I was in Ilfracombe on a business trip but would definitely come back as a holiday destination. It deserves more stars than it has :-)
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the review Barbara, we are pleased you enjoyed the accommodation and location. Chef will be delighted with your praise and we hope to welcome you again soon - MIchael R
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sandie K wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom316 contributions82 helpful votes
Wonderful friendly staff always smiling and so helpful in every way. Hotel is clean and high speck. Bedroom and bathroom is so clean . A good choice on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and well presented. There is car park at the front of the hotel
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Sandie, we are pleased you enjoyed the facilities and service, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon - Michael R
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Carole P wrote a review Jan 2024
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We arranged a late booking for a New Years Eve break and it was a wonderful experience. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The room was nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable but the highlight in the room was the comfortable bed and amazing pillows and cushions. The food was absolutely delightful, local produce well cooked and served piping hot even on NYE when the hotel catered for more guests. We would definitely recommend a stay here and will be back again ourselves. Thanks to all who made our break so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2024
Happy 2024 Carol, we were delighted to be able to share our Carlton Celebrations with you and look forward to welcoming you again. Have a healthy and prosperous New Year - Michael R
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camandrose1 wrote a review Jan 2024
Gloucester, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stayed at the Carlton Ilfracombe for new year, 3 night break with friends. Our rooms were lovely, with modern decor and very comfortable. All of the staff were very friendly. Michael always makes you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. The food was absolutely amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 10 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for the very kind review, we were delighted to see the New Year in with you both and really appreciate your custom. Have a great 2024 and we hope to welcome you again soon - Michael R
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Jacqui T wrote a review Dec 2023
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Just spent a lovely 3 day break at the Carlton with my young dog. Michael and his staff make you welcome and nothing is to much for them. It feels like you are part of a big family. The rooms and very clean and comfortable and I even had a fridge in my room. Ideal for my Christmas break. The rest of the hotel is also very comfortable. The food is excellent and portions and variety is also excellent. I had my young dog with me and I was worried how she would cope even though it is dog friendly. But I didn't need to worry even her needs where taken into account. The only negative thing I can say is that it's a shame I gave already booked my 2024 Summer holiday else where. If only I had known
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 26 Dec 2023
Thank you Jacqui, it was an absolute pleasure to care for you and I seriously want to adopt your gorgeous collie 'Summer'. We hope that you will visit us again soon and thank you for sharing Christmas with us at the Carlton - Michael R
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Sarah G wrote a review Dec 2023
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Went for a family meal on Christmas eve, soooo good. Food and staff were amazing, will definitely be going again. Food was homemade and fresh and great choice so everyone was catered to and the bonus of live music in the background.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just go, great food at great value.
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 24 Dec 2023
Thank you Sarah, we are delighted you had a great family celebration and hope to welcome you again. Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2024 to you and yours - Michael R
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Alexander M wrote a review Dec 2023
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I would like to thank Michael and kelsay for their warm support during my stay, I recently lost my wife and they made me feel very special during my three nights stay, the accommodation was beautiful and the food ( breakfast and evening meals ) were second to none, my thanks also to the chefs, the hotel itself is perfect and located very near to the town, definitely a must stay when visiting Ilfracombe, l look forward to seeing you all again soon, Alex and Bailey.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: The king size bed accommodation is definitely worth the little bit extra.
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Response from Michael Rebeiro, Owner at Carlton Hotel
Responded 5 Dec 2023
Thank you very much Alex for such a kind review. Kelsey and I are delighted with the personal mentions and I will convey your food compliments to the kitchen and service brigades. You will always be most welcome at the Carlton - Michael R
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Freya B wrote a review Nov 2023
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Booked for my Gran who had a lovely stay with them (our house having too many stairs) staff were brilliant. Space for her mobility scooter to be parked in lobby, handy location and she very much enjoyed the breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 10 Nov 2023
Thank you Freya, we were delighted to look after Gran and glad the team were brilliant. We hope to welcome her back again very soon - Michael R
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£87 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonIlfracombe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Carlton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ilfracombe Museum (0.1 miles), Tunnels Beaches (0.03 miles), and Capstone Hill (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carlton Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Carlton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Carlton Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carlton Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Johnny C's Bar & Bistro, Coffee Break, and The Angel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carlton Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Carlton Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Ilfracombe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carlton Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Carlton Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Carlton Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Carlton Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.