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“To come once is to come again”
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Shelley's
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Bristol, England
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“To come once is to come again”
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We’ve been staying with Jane and Richard every May Bank Holiday for a number of years now. They are unfailingly friendly, breakfast is lovely - including excellent eggs with smoked salmon, rooms are clean, beds comfortable and wifi a godsend in a town with no signal! To come once is to come again and again.

(And don't miss the walk to Watersmeet - completely stunning.)

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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farnborough
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Our stay at Shelley's is always relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. The facilities and quality of service provided by Jane and Richard is superb. The breakfast choice is excellent and the food delicious.
The location in Lynmouth is fantastic with wonderful views of the sea and river.
We would recommend Shelly's at Lynmouth to anyone looking for a relaxing break in a thoroughly delightful environment.
Ellie and Dave

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Would recommend Shelley's to anyone. Have stayed many times now and it always draws us back. Jane and Richard are so friendly and welcoming you just feel relaxed from the minute you arrive. Lovely position, with great character overlooking the sea and next to the river. The rooms are delightful, very comfy and always spotlessly clean. All the rooms are spacious and we love the Conservatory rooms where we can read, look out to the sea and just watch Lynmouth go by. The breakfasts are fantastic - lovely choices, beautifully cooked and excellent service. It's a gem of a place and can't wait to book again. Janet & Eddie

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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14 Thank Janet N
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Crediton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Shelleys is a really excellent hotel in every way. It is centrally located in Lynmouth, has comfortable, well-appointed rooms with individual character, a most pleasant lounge, bar and breakfast room. The breakfasts offer liberal quantities of a good variety of first-class fare: for us a highlight was their scrambled egg and smoked salmon - highly recommended! But over and above all this is the warm and friendly service given by Jane and Richard, the proprietors, who are personally involved in every aspect of the running of Shelleys. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I cannot recommend this small boutique hotel too highly. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll agree with me. John Sale, Crediton, Devon

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

'Shelley’s sits in a beautiful position overlooking Lynmouth bay and beside the Lyn river. It is a place we have visited on more than one occasion and it draws us back, relaxing, spotlessly clean, charming and a great breakfast to set you up for the day. We do hope to get back before too long.'

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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14 Thank Christine C
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Cornwall UK
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Very nice cosy hotel. We only stayed for one night but got a good feel for the place.
The only down side was the extremely small telivision in the room. I would have thought for that price they could have put in a nice flat screen television in each room.
Other than that it was a nice stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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14 Thank hiitscharlie
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Have stayed at Shelleys every year for the past 5 years, we thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to going back every time - even though it is a 500 mile round trip! We wouldn't dream of going anywhere else!

The views from the conservatory balcony rooms are fantastic, the breakfast is perfect and Richard and Jane are friendly and helpful with a great knowledge of the area.

We shall be back next year!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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14 Thank Wendy B
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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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Also Known As:
Shelley`s Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Lynmouth
Shelley's Lynmouth, Devon

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