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South Street, Woolacombe EX34 7BN England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 22/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 in Woolacombe
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Woolacombe Bay Hotel is a special place you can retreat to escape the hubbub of the everyday. When you stay with us you are invited to enjoy a world of experiences, doing as much (or as little!) as you like. Whether the sky is blue or the waves big and the wind whistling, you can make this your home and fill your days in all the best ways... Much of the Hotel has been lovingly restored from the mid-1800's, creating its unique and tranquil atmosphere. High ceilings, chandeliers, and comfortable, quiet lounges are a testament to that era, and where first-class modern amenities are required, they have been skilfully incorporated into the existing Woolacombe accommodation. We place a high value on our team. Trained to be attentive yet unobtrusive and to provide the kind of personal service that is so often hard to find. There are so many ways you can make your stay at the hotel extra special. From private gym sessions to soul-soothing massages, little in-room surprises to blockbuster movie experiences... it's all possible.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Golf course
Tennis court
Table tennis
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Megan C wrote a review 20 May
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We had a wonderful spa day and high tea in Doyle’s restaurant. The facilities are as you’d expect: clean and luxurious with everything you need for a relaxing break. We had full body massages. I didn’t catch the name of the young lady but her massage was excellent. Special mention to Julian in Doyle’s who was most attentive with our high tea. We had a super spot by the window, perfect for spotting Lundy and watching the sea. If you want to feel pampered in a wonderful location, you can’t ask for better.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear I3621KMmeganc, Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent experience with us at the Alchemist Spa and Doyle's Restaurant. We are delighted that you found our facilities to be clean and luxurious, also that your messages were excellent. We will absolutely pass your kind mention onto our team member Julian - thank you. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again for more pampering in the future! Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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gavincharlton wrote a review Mar 2022
Cheltenham, United Kingdom39 contributions27 helpful votes
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Just spent the most wonderful weekend here and everything has been faultless throughout. Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff - even brought us cream tea on the lawn because it was so warm & sunny for early March. The rooms have been well modernised & were really comfortable. Had dinner in the brassiere which was also excellent. Quite a lot of young staff who were fabulous and so polite. Please don’t change - you were all brilliant. The pool & spa facilities are also very good. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Joanna Robb, General Manager at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel
Responded 7 Mar 2022
Dear Gavin, Thank you for taking a moment to review your weekend stay with us at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel. We are so pleased that you found your bedroom to be a comfortable space and were able to enjoy an early spring cream tea on the lawn. It's also wonderful to hear high praise for our team, many of which are new to us for 2022. We'll be sure to pass your kind comments on to everyone involved. We can't wait to welcome you again! Kind regards, Joanna - WBH
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Trousers99 wrote a review 3 May
Somerset301 contributions152 helpful votes
Large hotel in the middle of Woolacombe offering very comfortable accommodation. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to sample the spa or swimming pool, but nevertheless had a very pleasant stay. The food was pretty good and service excellent, with all the staff we encountered being extremely friendly and helpful. Lovely room as well
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Trousers99, Thank you so much for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. We're pleased you had a pleasant stay, enjoyed dining with us and found our team to be extremely friendly and helpful. Also that you loved your hotel bedroom! We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future, perhaps long enough for you to experience our spa area and swimming pools. Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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Robert F wrote a review Apr 2022
South Cerney, United Kingdom23 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel. Lots of thought has gone into the interior design of this hotel. The staff are friendly the food is excellent quality. The hotel facilities are top notch and it's location is great for walks along the SW Coastal Path and has direct access to the wonderful 3 mile sandy beach. Loved this hotel and plan to return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear RobboN17, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the interior styling of the hotel and that you found all of our team members to be friendly during your visit. We're also delighted that you enjoyed the food. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit! Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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RJohnstone wrote a review Apr 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom118 contributions93 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights for a family wedding happening in the area. We stayed as a family of four, two adults and two children. We booked one a suite, with two bedrooms and a small living area. The room was large, well equipped and comfortable. It has been noted that there is no air conditioning in many of the rooms and this room was no different. However, there were two fans in the wardrobes that we could use if necessary. It was also a slightly odd room in so much that we were never quite sure which windows looked out on to communal areas and walkways, or whether they looked out on external vistas. We accommodated this slight quirk due to the age of the building - but the room was large and comfortable and we felt able to relax and enjoy. A nice touch was real coffee and a cafetière, along with a nice selection of tea, decaf coffee and hot chocolate. There was a fridge in the room, too. The beds were comfortable and we all enjoyed a good sleep. The bathrooms were well equipped too, with nice shampoo, conditioners and shower gels. The facilities in the hotel are excellent. Our kids particularly enjoyed the indoor pool (and extra points to the hotel for allowing children to use the indoor pool between 9am and 6pm - finally, a hotel with a spa that accommodates families!). Breakfast was nice, if a little pricey for a family of four, but the staff were accommodating to our children's slightly fussy diets and couldn't have been more helpful The food and drink was tasty and well cooked. I would have preferred fresh orange juice rather than concentrate for the money, but this is a minor gripe. The hotel was immaculate throughout. The bistro and bar was comfortable, with excellent staff and a good quality and selection of food and drink available. The biggest impression that this hotel left on us though, was the staff. Everyone we encountered, from check-in to check-out was exceptional. They simply couldn't have done more for us. They were welcoming and engaging with our children, which makes a huge difference. It was so impressive, we have immediately booked to return again for a longer stay at the end of July. The only slight gripe was breakfast on the second day. The staff team were clearly suffering with a busy sitting. We were served our breakfasts at different times, which was a little awkward and a couple of drinks orders were not delivered. I left these comments at reception on departure and apologies were offered. This is an exceptional hotel, with exceptional facilities and a warm welcome. It's very family friendly and should be very much commended for it. We hope our next visit matches our impression from this visit. An absolute gem of a hotel. Our children are very much a part of our family and their experience is very important to us. The hotel treated them as valuable guests too and that makes all the difference in the world. Our 8 and 14 year olds are already talking about using the Lido when we come back! Thank you for a great stay. Very much recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 18 Apr 2022
Dear RJohnstone, thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Woolacombe Bay Hotel. We are delighted that you found our team to be excellent during your visit and that overall you felt that our beloved hotel was the perfect place to enjoy a meaningful family holiday. We will, of course, take those few points of feedback on-board and keep them in mind to further enhance future stays. We are so pleased you'll be back, and soon! We very much look forward to welcoming you again in July, the Bay Lido will be waiting for you... Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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Emma B wrote a review Apr 2022
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I’ve have stayed at the WBH hotel for many years but this last trip was the best ever. From the moment we arrived until the second we left, every single member of the staff team was committed, professional and catered to our every need with such care. It really did make our trip. I’ve stayed in lots of hotels but this experience has been unbeatable. I honestly could not fault one part of our 4 day stay. From the room to the hotel surroundings and food…everything was of such high quality. Thank you so much to the staff for making this trip so special and memorable. I already can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 18 Apr 2022
Dear Emma B, Thank you for taking a moment to review your most recent stay with us at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel. Such wonderful words. We are delighted that you found our team to be committed and professional and that we were able to take care of you from the moment you arrived. We're also pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy the hotel surroundings and food offering. We very much look forward to your return visit! Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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Nick P wrote a review Apr 2022
Newbury, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
From the moment we pulled up in the car park we were welcomed and looked after like royalty. Special mention to Jonothan in the restaurant and bar for his exemplary customer service. I cannot think of anything negative to pick on which is very hard for me. Maybe the breakfast is a tad overpriced but besides that the whole visit is worth every penny.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear Nick P, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Woolacombe Bay Hotel. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience with us and that you felt well looked after by our team, we will of course pass your mention on to Jonathan in the Bay Brasserie. We hope to welcome you back again soon, Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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Pauline V wrote a review Apr 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom18 contributions23 helpful votes
My Husband and I booked to stay two nights in this beautiful hotel. We had a double room with balcony and sea view. Our room was superb with stunning views overlooking the lawn, beach and sea. Weather was superb so photographed stunning sun sets. Our room was immaculately clean, all staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Food was superb. We also loved using the sauna, jacuzzi and heated swimming pool. We will certainly return and thank you to everyone who helped to make our stay so memorable and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Dear paulinev174, thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Woolacombe Bay Hotel. We are delighted that both you and your partner enjoyed your time with us, the views and facilities. We will certainly pass your thanks on to all of our team members and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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Joyce Milowe wrote a review Mar 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom104 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked a Spa afternoon for my wifes 60th birthday and what a superb Spa this is. Absolutely spotless, great facilities and just a brilliant afternoon. A special mention to Angela on reception from contact with the booking to the actual day Angela was so friendly and helpful and really couldn't do enough for us so a huge thank you for making our visit so special. We will definitely return as we enjoyed our day so much.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 Apr 2022
Thank you for leaving feedback following your visit to the Alchemist Spa. We're delighted that you found the space to be clean and welcoming, and that your interaction with our Spa Manager - Angela was so positive. We very much look forward to welcoming you upon your return visit. Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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jo wrote a review Mar 2022
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom3 contributions
This is a beautiful hotel. Fantastic location, fabulous decor, wonderful room. The facilities are brilliant - the spa, the cinema, tennis courts. The food in the restaurant was great. Every single member of staff encountered was friendly, helpful and happy. Could not recommend more highly. The only slight negative was the massage I had - I booked and paid for 40 minutes but received 25 mins. It wasn’t the greatest massage either but I am very particular having trained in massage myself
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 Apr 2022
Thank you for leaving such a kind review following your stay with us at Woolacombe Bay Hotel. We're delighted that you enjoyed so many aspects of what we do here, and that you found our team to be friendly, helpful, and happy. We're so sorry for the slight confusion with your treatment, we've since caught up with your massage therapist and it seems that you'd mentioned during the treatment room that you didn't want the leg/foot and head/shoulder massage element of the treatment, following the initial 25 minutes which focused on your back. Hopefully, we have the chance to welcome you again in the future and turn that experience around for you. Kind regards, Joanna WBH
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Woolacombe Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Barricane Beach (0.1 miles), Woolacombe Beach (0.3 miles), and Funder Island (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Beach House Restaurant, The Jube, and Bar Electric.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Woolacombe Bay Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Woolacombe Bay Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Woolacombe Bay Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Woolacombe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Woolacombe Bay Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Woolacombe Bay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chambercombe Manor (5.0 miles).