If you consider worn out furniture and poorly maintained rooms to be " charming " then this Hotel is for you ! My Wife and I stayed at the Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton for a long weekend at the end of June, we paid an extra £30 for a sea view.To start with parking the car was not easy as the parking in the Hotel car park is not obvious and stopping outside the Hotel just to pop in to ask directions is not easy as the road is narrow and has double yellow lines ( for your information the car park is on the left hand end of the Hotel through black iron gates, closed when we arrived ) Parking is available in the public car park about 150yds from the Hotel on the left down a side road, parking is free with a ticket supplied by the Hotel but we did worry about the security of the car left in a public car park for this length of time.Our room was on the third floor ( 76 ) there is a good lift to all floors.
On entering the room we were dissapointed with almost everything about the room,the room was quite small,there was a damp patch on the ceiling where there had been a leak from above,the bed had no headboard and the wallpaper was worn away and marked from peoples heads,the room was poorly decorated dark and dingey. But That " Sea View " ( Joke ! ) £30 for a Sea view that was a window about 4ft x 2ft and about 5ft off the floor ! Also the view was obscured by the Trees from the overgrown garden below.The Bathroom was excellent and looked recently fitted.
The meals were good and times of meals to suit most.
The Staff were friendly and helpful.
The Entertainment was Bingo on Friday night ( which no one played ) then a Quiz followed by 60's / 70's music cd's played by the entertainments manager ( pleasent bloke ) Sat, Bingo then live Cabaret with an OK Singer followed by Quiz, Sunday,Quiz and cd's again Ballroom was empty all night !
Nice little lounge area and bar prices are OK.
Views from the Dining room ? OK if you like Trees !
Views from the Ballroom OK if you like Trees !
The Garden is so overgrown and not maintained it blots out what could be a lovely view, the only view is from a side room off fthe Ballroom with two worn out sofa's.
If you like to go out for an evening walk after your meal there is not much to see in Lynton , better to pay a little more and find a Hotel in Lynmouth with it's Sea Front and River walks plus better shops, cafe's and pubs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel located in the picturesque village of Lynton on the North Devon Coast, this early Victorian Hotel retains many aspects of its original charm. There is an impressive atrium in the lounge, where entertainment is provided most evenings. It is located within Exmoor National Park, in the heart of the village of Lynton, overlooking the twinned village of Lynmouth, known as Little Switzerland. The Villages are linked by a masterpiece of early engineering, The Cliff Railway, built in 1890. There are good local amenities and stunning scenic walks only minutes away. All rooms in the hotel are en suite with many enjoying scenic views of the Bristol Channel to Wales. The Valley of Rocks is the ideal location for walkers or those who simply wish to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton
- Valley Rocks Hotel Lynton
- Bay Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton, Devon