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Shelley's
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Stayed for 5 nights in September 2011 and the hotel far exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely spacious sea view room from which you could hear the sound of the river. We had wonderful breakfasts every day which pretty well filled us up for the rest of the day. Jane & Richard were excellent hosts and were very approachable. The location of the hotel was within a short walk of several restaurants with more available in Lynton.

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Had a lovely two night stay in Shelley's in September 2011. All you could want very clean, very comfortable and really good breakfasts. Richard and Jane are the perfect hosts and very informative. The location is perfect. We would not hesitate to stay in this hotel when back around that area. We stayed in the room with a Juliet balcony, it was large and very comfortable. This was a last minute special offer and worth the money.

Room Tip: We stayed in the room with a Juliet balcony, it was large and very comfortable.
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15  Thank marshahenry
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

We chose a lovely room with a conservatory and balcony which really added to our whole experience. The hotel is in an ideal location - right beside the river (lovely sound of rushing water) and within very easy walking distance of everything but sufficiently away from all the hustle and bustle during the day when trippers arrive.
The hotel has a lovely lounge - very relaxing - and there is an honour system bar where guests can select from a good range of alcoholic and other beverages.
Excellent breakfasts.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and after I expressed an interest in having a copy they emailed us details of a booklet about the Lynmouth/Lynton flood disaster of the early 50's which is commemorated in a local museum. Fortunately there has been extensive reconstruction which means that such a disaster can never recur.
The Lynmouth/Lynton cliff railway is really worth taking....a really interesting experience and there are many walks and interesting drives in the area.
We will certainly be back and will certainly book again at Shelleys.

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for a room with a conservatory. Worth the extra money.
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14  Thank hamilton44
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

A spotless hotel with a homely friendly atmosphere. Good food, attentive hard working owners.
Lynmouth is a wonderful base for exploring the local beauty spots as well as being a delightful place itself. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: All have sea views, some a balcony
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13  Thank neecie151
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

Perfect location for walks and seeing Lynmouth. Shelleys Hotel is bright, clean and comfortable. Luckily we were upgraded to a double room with conservatory and a lovely view. The proprieters were very friendly and the breakfast was excellent and lots of choices.. my husband had kippers and said they were superb. We will certainly be coming back and thanks for recommending Le Bistro for dinner. The food was first class.

Room Tip: Ask for upgrade to conservatory.
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13  Thank GrannyPen
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

I'm so glad we paid extra and had a room with a little conservatory and a balcony. The view was such a delight as was the constant sound of the river tumbling over the rocks. I tried to stay awake to listen to it and enjoy it but never managed it after a day of walking. Maybe it was because the bed was so comfortable. We had a really enjoyable weekend away.

Room Tip: A room with a balcony is ideal
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12  Thank Lizzie090
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Spent 2 very enjoyable nights at the Shelley Hotel in September 2011. The weather was pretty rubbish but that didnt matter. There are plenty of enjoyable walks and things to do in the surrounding area. Jane and Richard (the Hotel owners) are very friendly and welcoming. The Hotel is very clean and has all the facilities you would expect - including a comprehensive games room, library and bar. Breakfast is great. Jane and Richard know how to make their Guest feel at home and if they every decide to write a book of their hotel experiences it would quickly become a best seller!

Room Tip: Certainly the best hotel in the area.
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12  Thank Dominic S
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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: £60 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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