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The Darnley Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
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  • Average1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
Meeting Rooms
2 Star Hotel
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...
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3 Belmont Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8DR, England
36.4 miles to Cardiff-Wales Airport
13 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
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All reviewsmagnolia cottagehigh streettea and coffee providedself cateringhearty breakfastbeds were comfortablelovely hotelrelaxing staylovely breakfollowing morningon arrivalwarm welcometunnels beachesbiscuitsevening mealfull englishpaul
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here recently the night before a staying trip to Lundy, travelling as two couples and taking both a twin and a double room. We were a little confused at first as we did not seem to be able to find a reception, so...More

Thank Mooke1972
Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your honest review, I am sure others will find it very helpful. You are such lovely people and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2019 all going well.

Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is the first time we have stayed in Magnolia cottage, the cottage was clean and had everything you could want for an enjoyable stay, The owners were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we were happy with the cottage....More

Thank Steph P
Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed the Cottage and it's location. We look forward to welcoming to again soon.

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very warm welcome from the owners. Went out of their way to make a separate place for us to eat breakfast with our dog. Building had lots of character, was very clean everywhere and beds were comfortable. Good location for visiting nearby Lynmouth and Woolacombe.More

Thank Marie B
Response from Lorinda L, Manager at The Darnley HotelResponded 31 May 2018

Oh Marie, thank you very much for your review! What lovely things to say about us :-) We really hope to see you all again soon, with your bestest friend as there is so much to explore here in North Devon all family and dog...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Clean, comfortable plenty of kitchen equipment. On the downside we could smell gas the owner wasn’t particularly concerned said it had been checked couldn’t find a leak, well it couldn’t have been a proper gas fitter that checked it ! Also plumbing works but VERY...More

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Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 9 April 2018

We are pleased that you found Magnolia clean, comfortable with plenty of Kitchen equipment. Thank you very much for the advice about the gas leak, we have had that sorted now. As you hadn't mentioned about the noisy plumbing when you where here, we will...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

Had a lovely week in beech cottage , was clean and warm and bed was very comfortable , Paul and Lorinder were excellent hosts and couldn’t do enough to ensure we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay, we also ate in restaurant which was reasonably...More

Thank Tracey T
Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 25 February 2018

Dear Tracey, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our newly decorated Beech Cottage. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon Paul & Lorinda

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"Room number 9 for families"
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"good view, nice breakfast, huge room"
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"I have stayed in 2 different rooms, both the room and en-suite were excellent."
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"Choice of SIngle, Twin Double and Family rooms. 3 floors so ask for one on a lower floor for the elderly."
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