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Lantern Lodge
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Really great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our stop lived up to all our expectations. We had seen this hotel when we were staying in the area a couple of years ago and thought we would try it for a last minute short break over Easter.
Spotlessly clean, friendly helpful staff, well cooked good food with lots of choice, great little swimming pool - situation perfect for stunning views of Bolt Head, Inner Hope and out to sea.
Only downside - we had to leave too soon; but before we did we booked in for another mini break later in the summer.

Room Tip: We stayed in an downstairs room this time, which was lovely and would suit if you didn't want to...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was a really pleasant treat, to find a place in a beautiful location, right on the Coast Path, that offered old fashioned attention to service and friendliness. The room we had overlooked the Bay and was well appointed and comfortable, with a lot of space and good facilities and spotlessly clean. Dinner for £20 was nicely presented, again with attention to detail, very well prepared and delicious and they have a good wine list for reasonable prices. We will return to stay even though our journey along the Path is taking us away.

Room Tip: Sea view worth it
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights on our Honeymoon , hotel staff are extremely friendly and welcoming . Lovely room with gorgeous views of the beach and cliffs .The heated swimming pool is great . Lovely hearty breakfasts to start the day.
All round fabulous stay in the heart of Hope Cove

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is the third time that we have stayed at the Lantern Lodge hotel in the last 10 years. We have always booked a sea view room with magnificent views across the English Channel towards Plymouth, if your lucky you will see the Eddystone lighthouse on the horizon. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. The food is of high quality and freshly cooked and served piping hot. The full English breakfast will ensure that you last until dinner. The four course dinner is the highlight of the day with ample choice of dishes to satisfy all palates. The service is personal and efficient, with attention always ensuring a minimum of waiting between courses. The hotel does not accept young people under 12 years of age and pets are not accepted. As a result there is not an increase in the cost of staying during school holidays. On this occasion we met some delightful people who are also regulars at the hotel. On inspection of the visitors comments it is clear that there are a considerable number of regulars who come back time and again. This speaks for itself, the Lantern Lodge is a delightful small hotel providing excellent accommodation, food and service. Why wouldn't anyone wish to return.

Room Tip: Always aim for a sea view room the views are superb
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Returned once again but with the family to celebrate our Diamond Wedding Anniversary and as usual enjoyed good food, friendly staff and peace and quiet (except from our table). Never tired of enjoying the view from our room. Roll on our return next year.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We visited Lantern Lodge in April last year,and needing a short break have just returned from our second stay.The room was of the same high standard,comfortable,pleasant, clean and warm.The menu and food was first class with friendly and efficient service just as we remembered.
The views and location are beautiful especially if walking is your pleasure.
The indoor pool is attractively set out and can be opened onto a pleasant patio area,there is a small gym and sauna.

Room Tip: the sea view is lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We have just returned from a three-day break in this hotel. There are lots of positive things to say: a great location, quiet, lovely indoor pool, excellent breakfasts and evening meals, well-presented, comfortable and clean rooms, very friendly staff, and good value for money. The hotel is slightly dated, but not unpleasantly so – more like the house of your elderly aunt; you wouldn’t quite want it for yourself but sit very happily in her comfortable armchair, munching her cookies. The hotel is more suited to older people and indeed while we were there the average age was well over 50 (we fit nicely into that group). So all in all a place which one would like to come back to. One should be aware that the balconies are strictly speaking not balconies as they are continuous. Though decorative, they are neither private nor suitable to sit on being far too narrow. Two other comments: The bedside lights could be brighter, and the sitting room less formal. But these are minor things, and perhaps more to do with one’s taste. Definitely a place to come back to, and certainly recommended.

Room Tip: Definitely worth paying a bit more for a seaview room.
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Additional Information about Lantern Lodge

Property: Lantern Lodge
Address: Grand View Road, Hope Cove, Salcombe TQ7 3HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe > Hope Cove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lantern Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Lantern Lodge, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge. The Lantern Lodge is a small privately run B&B situated on the cliff top right next to the South Devon Coastal path and overlooking the secluded fishing village of Hope Cove with its Devon thatch cottages, clean, sandy and safe beaches. Nearby are the old traditional towns of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth all offering their own individual character and all offering that little extra to make your stay in the South Hams that extra special and unique. Also close by are Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth golf courses all with stunning views of the area and fantastic and challenging courses. The Lantern Lodge has its own special extras to offer including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, double, twin and four poster rooms all with en-suite facilities and some with sea views. 9 hole putting green and plenty of car parking. There is a dining room where breakfast is served. The Lantern Lodge is so named after its attractive leafily-clad 'Lantern window.' Local folklore would have us believe that this type of window was specially designed to hold and display an illuminated lantern which could be seen from all three aspects far out to sea, acting as a beacon to safely guide home all their boats. Nowadays, our Lantern window serves very much the same purpose in welcoming back our contented guests year after year. ... more   less 
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