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The Darnley Hotel

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3 Belmont Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8DR England
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#11 of 16 hotels in Ilfracombe
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We are an independent family run hotel. The building was built in 1921 and still retains many of it's original features. Set in it's own private gardens, but a short walk down to the town centre and high street shops and the beach. We also have two self catering cottages both sleeping just four persons, set in our gardens with amazing views over Ilfracombe.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Darts
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Blackout curtains
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Seating area
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Villan64 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom143 contributions114 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night B&B with evening meal. We had booked using a voucher which entitled us to one of the basic double rooms. We were allocated a much bigger room as Paul said they were having water pressure problems in the other one. However, he did point out that they had still to renovate the larger room. It was fine. Meals were good, although evening meal choice was limited. We were the only couple eating in that night so we were overly attended to! Safety measures on seating and movement around hotel are all in place. While we didn't have any requests during our brief stay Paul was very accommodating to a couple who wanted to eat outside as they had a new dog they couldn't leave in the room. There is a nice small garden and pathway at the back of the house which cuts off a corner and leads to an easy walk to the attractions in Ilfracombe.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Denise wrote a review Aug 2020
Crewe, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Darnley for 2 nights. The hotel has lots of character and everything was very clean. Lorindas full english breakfast with locally sourced ingredients was delicious. Paul was always on hand with advice on where to visit and where to eat out. Overall a great experience. We would definitely go back 😊
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emma A wrote a review Aug 2020
Sudbury, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Clean room, comfortable bed, good size room. Great location, great features of hotel. When it come to tea/coffee facilities in the room when we asked for more, lorinda said sorry can not give you anymore for what I am charging you and paul said there is a coop round the corner to buy some on our first night after been traveling all day (6 hour plus drive) being pregnant and 1 cup of tea or coffee which I think is a joke. Brought my own tea bag, sugar and milk from lidil and come to less than £3, but I don't think when staying at a hotel you should have to purchase your own facilities when you are paying for a service. Breakfast OK, but had out of date cereal and sauces so I would double check when you have this, I mentioned it to Paul and it was sorry won't happen again and excuse of why this happened but it happened to a few tables at breakfast. I think Paul gets flustered when it comes to breakfast orders and with running the hotel. To be fair I don't think its the right job for the lorinda's as I don't think she can take any criticism from the business, as when you have said something she will ignore you and not acknowledge you, find her very rude. To be fair it done us for 2 night stay, during the times of 2020, but I wouldnt be staying again nor would I recommend. Clean room, comfortable bed, good size room. Great location, great features of hotel. When it come to tea/coffee facilities in the room when we asked for more, lorinda said sorry can not give you anymore for what I am charging you and paul said there is a coop round the corner to buy some on our first night after been traveling all day (6 hour plus drive) being pregnant and 1 cup of tea or coffee which I think is a joke. Brought my own tea bag, sugar and milk from lidil and come to less than £3, but I don't think when staying at a hotel you should have to purchase your own facilities when you are paying for a service. Breakfast OK, but had out of date cereal and sauces so I would double check when you have this, I mentioned it to Paul and it was sorry won't happen again and excuse of why this happened but it happened to a few tables at breakfast. I think Paul gets flustered when it comes to breakfast orders and with running the hotel. To be fair I don't think its the right job for the lorinda's as I don't think she can take any criticism from the business, as when you have said something she will ignore you and not acknowledge you, find her very rude. To be fair it done us for 2 night stay, during the times of 2020, but I wouldnt be staying again nor would I recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dawny ♥️ wrote a review Aug 2020
154 contributions16 helpful votes
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Up a steep hill but rewarded by views bedroom very adequate and comfortable bed similar to premier inn very comfortable.good bedding and spare good quality.good proximity to shops 10-15 min walk to sea front about 5/6 min to shops.good TV in room and tea n coffee facilities quite a few mirrors in room and wardrobe n dressing table. Room is very clean has large window good view out of too half bottom half could do with a net for privacy as overlooked by houses. Negative is tempremental shower 🚿.Hair and body wash provided and body lotion plentiful. Free parking is a bonus.old Victorian building that must take a lot of hard work to up keep.if you are not a fussy person I'm sure you will have a great stay. Garden is beautiful and has seating
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Warren Holland wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great staff, food was brilliant we were well catered for, we loved the decor and the freshly decorated rooms, they even gave us a tour and history of the building, the beds are so comfy, fresh and clean linen, the onsuite was lush, and I cannot believe the size of some rooms and how hard they have worked. The hotel is an ongoing project and cannot wait to see the results, we will come again and recommend it to everyone. The owners Lorinda & Paul make you feel so welcome, big thumbs up from Warren & Helen, thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$74 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDevonIlfracombe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Darnley Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Darnley Hotel?
Nearby attractions include South West Coast Path Walk - Ilfracombe and the Torrs (0.7 miles), St Nicholas Chapel (0.6 miles), and Ilfracombe Museum (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Darnley Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Darnley Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Darnley Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Darnley Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Darnley Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antidote, Nelly May's Parlour, and Relish Bar & Bistro.
Is The Darnley Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Ilfracombe.
Are pets allowed at The Darnley Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Darnley Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room (1.3 miles) and Chambercombe Manor (1.2 miles).
Does The Darnley Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Darnley Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.