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“Don't Know why we haven't stayed at Shelley's before”
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Shelley's
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Don't Know why we haven't stayed at Shelley's before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We have been visiting Lynmouth for the past 17 years with several week long and short breaks. We have stayed at various locations within Lynmouth itself but never Shelley's until our last visit (July 2011). The owners are extremely friendly and the service is second to none. Breakfast is to die for!!!. We stayed in the Juliet Room which has a double aspect so extremely light and airey with fantastic sea views. The decor of the entire hotel is immaculate. If you have never visited Lynmouth before we strongly recommend it. You have lovely wooded walks, costal paths, excellent scenery, good places to eat both in Lynmouth and Lynton, a fully enjoyable place to stay. We will definitely stay again at SHELLEYS - Highly recommended A+++++++++++

Room Tip: We would recommend the Juliet Room for the double aspect and sea views.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dormansland, Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We booked at the last minute directly with the hotel, for 3 nights. I was pleased to be offered a discount without asking.
On arrival we were very pleased with the location of the hotel overlooking Lynmouth and the sea.
We were met by the owners who were both very courteous.
The rooms and hotel are relaxing, very clean and well decorated.
We only had breakfast and this was great - really good choice and quality.
Richard and Jane, the owners, go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible - we highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We spent two nights at this clean, welcoming and well run hotel. Rooms were comfortable and clean, breakfast freshly cooked and full of choices. Owners friendly and helpful. Also large comfortable lounge with books, magazines, games and information on local area.

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devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Shelley's, and yes we shall return. Richard & Jane are both delightful hosts, and Shelley's is absolutely immaculate, as well as being a very homely, friendly, and a calm place to be.
Our room was delightful, and we also loved the peace and tranquility of the lounge,and the breakfast room where we could sit and look at the sea whilst enjoying a wonderful breakfast.
Chris & Claire

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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6 Thank chris46Devon
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

What a wonderful morning to walk out on to the balcony take in the view out over the bay and breathe in sea air.

Now back at work and back to reality............anyway we have just returned from staying at the Shelley's, we chose from reading reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed.

This was a very relaxing break, we were lucky with the weather which made our stay all the more enjoyable.

There are many places to stay on Exmoor and it was difficult choosing, but we are so glad we picked the Shelley's, it has a well deserved reputation for high standards and good value.

Shelley's is in a perfect spot, central to everything just a couple of minutes up from the harbour. Full of character Shelley's has been very sympathetically decorated, the rooms are bright and fresh and hosts Jane & Richard are welcoming, easy going and keen to please.

Shelley's exudes a relaxed informal calm atmosphere, Jane's breakfasts are absolutely 1st class, it is difficult to add to the other reviews, it's as good as they say it is.

Lynmouth aptly named as the 'Walking Capital of Exmoor' is a great place from which to explore the national park - Watersmeet, Valley of Rocks, Heddon Valley, Lorna Doone Country are all within easy reach. The Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a must for going up to Lynton, and walk the Zig-Zag Path down.

We dined out at Le Bistro and Harbourside Restaurant at the Rock House and had a bar meal in the Rising Sun, all were very enjoyable.
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To sum up a really lovely break, excellent value, it was too short, we just wish we could have stayed a little longer.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

Another excellent stay at Shelley's. We've stayed here three times and can't fault it at all. As others have said Richard and Jane are great hosts. Friendly and welcoming and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. If you're looking for something to do in the area, no doubt they'll be able to point you in the right direction. Breakfast in the conservatory dining room has great views and the food.......well, trying not to eat too much is the only problem.

Room was clean and spacious (conservatory balcony) with a superb view across what I suppose is the village green to the sea. You can relax in the evening in the comfortable lounge or the small bar area while enjoying a drink from the honesty bar - a nice touch these days.

We would definitely return. Next week if we could!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

I agree with all of the other reviews, it's all true, Shelley's is a really delighful hotel.
Our Juliet Balcony bedroom was lovely and bright with beautiful sea views. Breakfasts were delicious and our hosts Jane & Richard were friendly, very helpful and gave us plenty of local information about the area and places to eat in the evening.
We had a lovely time, we'd definately book again.

  • Stayed July 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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