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Shelley's
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What can we say?”
Reviewed 7 June 2011

Returning guests June visit. What can we say?

Warm welcome, spotless rooms, delicious breakfasts, enviable location, excellent value and most helpful & friendly hosts.

Say no more.........except we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shelley's.

Best Regards.

Room Tip: Conservatory Balcony Rooms are delightful
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

We recently spent 3 nights at Shelley's on one of their Exmoor Break offers which are very reasonable value for money, we opted for a superior conservatory balcony room with a kingsize bed and with private conservatory area and balcony overlooking Lynmouth Bay. It was lovely to have the conservatory so we could relax and unwind in the evening with a drink from the hotel 'honesty' bar and watch the sunset over the sea with Wales in the distance.
Breakfast was freshly cooked in the morning to order with a very wide choice not often seen even in the biggest of hotels, the cheese & mushroom omlettes were scrumptious.
Shelley's central location within Lynmouth was very convenient for the nearby pubs and restaurants, Le Bistro immediately opposite was our favourite.
Lynton & Lynmouth provide an ideal base from which to explore the North Devon & Exmoor, while the scenic '21 Mile Drive' is well worth doing as it takes in all that is best in the immediate Lyn Valley Little Switzerland area.
The glorious walks to Watersmeet and Valley of Rocks are also to be recommended and were made all the better the lovely May sunshine we experienced for our entire stay.
Over the years we must say we have stayed in many many hotels and B&B's right across Devon & Cornawall, many charging twice the price and not half as good.
Tasteful, stylish, no hint of pretension, a perfect place to chill out, Shelley's is definitely one of the best.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank juliemurphy14
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2011

We have just got back from a 3 night stay, Shelley's is a warm and friendly hotel with everything you could wish for, we can't recommend it enough.


The hotel is spotlessly clean, the room was to a very high standard and well decorated and looked the same as the pictures found on the website.


Very very reasonable prices, perfect location central to everything,
fabulous freshly cooked to order 5 star breakfasts.


All in all a very good hotel made even better by the friendly, helpful and informative hosts

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank dmerry1963
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2011

We had a 3 night stay last September and wrote a review saying we thought the hotel was excellent. We have just returned after 4 nights and again we feel that Shelleys is excellent and we are looking forward to returning !.

The location is excellent and the rooms are good clean and comfortable. The staff are all very friendly and helpfull and all this combined makes it a nice comfortable place to stay

Breakfast is the best we have ever had at any hotel, well presented, made with good quality produce and very tasty. You will not need to eat all day !

We will be visiting this hotel on a regular baisis !

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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10 Thank zak607
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2011

We stayed only 2 nights but wished it had been longer..........
Shelleys is as central as you could wish for in Lynmouth with parking directy opposite.
The lounge, bar and breakfast room are all light and airy rooms with quality furnishings and a few nice touches. The best bedrooms are the conservatory rooms which have balconies as well, they are a great place to just sit, relax and take in the excellent sea views out across Lynmouth Bay.
Breakfast was an hearty affair with plenty to choose from, the kegeree and scambled egg with smoked salmon were my choices.
All round a really lovely hotel with friendly hosts that made ours a relaxed and very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2011

Stayed 3 nights in superior room with conservatory. Nice views over Lynmouth Bay - but chairs in conservatory could have been a bit comfier.
Excellent breakfast &made to feel very welcome by owners
Good restaurant over the road (Le Bistro) for evening meals
Recommended!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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9 Thank stevee6
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2011

We stayed for 2 nights and had a really lovely time.
Stayed in a lovely room with a private conservatory & balcony and sea views which suited us fine.
Breakfast was a delight.

Would recomend this to anyone looking for a quiet retreat with friendly hosts who have an excellent attention to detail.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shelley's
Address: 8 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelley's 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay where 19C English Romantic poet 'Percy Bysshe Shelley' honeymooned during the Summer of 1812. Shelley's in Exmoor National Park is an award winning hotel with commanding spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay. We have lovingly restored it to a very high standard throughout to create a warm, friendly and welcoming ambience. Under our personal supervision it has developed it's very own unique character, elegance and style that comes only from attention to detail. ... more   less 
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Shelley`s Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Lynmouth
Shelley's Lynmouth, Devon

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