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Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Enjoyed a 3 night stay here with National Holidays. I had a single room looking out to sea. Only problem with my room was the position above the entertainment. If you do not want to listen to the music you will have to go out in the evening as the sound proofing is not good. Other than that I loved the place. Lots of history and lovely grand design from back in time. Good location for Lynton and Lynmouth. Walked up and down but there is a cable car too. Food was lovely and efficient staff in the restaurant. Near shops and cafés. Recommend the near by tourist information and community book shop. Lots of walks to Valley of the Rocks and Watersmeet. I didn't bother with the included excursions as so much to do on the doorstep and prefer walking to sat on a coach.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank sabHull_UK
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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2013

Thank you SabHull, for leaving your feed back on Trip advisor, we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us in Lynton; also that you had “lovely food served by our “efficient restaurant staff”.
We agree our hotel is in a lovely location, surrounded by beautiful scenery and ideal for enjoying the wonderful walks. The Valley of Rocks and Watersmeet walks are a particular favourite with our guests.

Thank you once again for taking the time to leave your kind comments; we hope you will visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We have recently been on a ‘turkey & tinsel’ break to this hotel – and had a lovely time.
The hotel is in a fabulous position and even better if you pay for a sea view (which we did). Our view was over the bay, cliffs and sea, what a treat to wake up to that every morning.
The food was very good with plenty of choice.
All the staff were very pleasant, helpful and made our stay enjoyable. The reception staff were all lovely.
The entertainment team (two of them) were really good, they worked so hard and got everyone involved and joining in.
The rooms were spotless and comfortable - the chambermaids worked very hard.
Our trips out were great – to a crystal place one day with a lovely cream tea thrown in as well and the second day Dunster which was fabulous – what amazing buildings etc. a real step back in time.
The scenery around here is stunning and if you are a walker (which I’m not!) you would be in your element. But for those who do not walk far – just enjoy the stunning views from the hotel.
We didn’t go on the optional outing to Barnstaple as you could get on the bus for half the price or if you are of a certain age – use your bus pass!
This trip was great value for money and I would recommend this trip and hotel to anyone.
Room tip.** We had room number 28 which was a twin room with a fabulous view (paid extra for this) it also has a shower for those unable to get in and out of a bath so easily - but a word of warning is that the entertainment area is underneath it and you can hear it all!

Room Tip: Room tip.** We had room number 28 which was a twin room with a fabulous view (paid extra for this) it also has a shower for those unable to get in and out of a bath so easily - but a word of warning is that the entertainment area is underneath it and you can hear it all! But aside from that - a good room.
Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
3  Thank loopyloo123
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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2013

Thank you Loopyloo, for taking the time to post your lovely review on Tripadvisor.

We are really pleased you enjoyed your Turkey and Tinsel holiday with us in Lynton.
We are happy that your room “was kept spotless by our hard working housekeeping staff” also that you enjoyed the food, entertainment and found our reception staff to be “lovely”.

We agree that room 28 has a fantastic view; we hope you will visit us again and enjoy more of the wonderful scenery, in this beautiful part of North Devon.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

just returned from a wonderful turkey and tinsel weekend .we had aclean warm bedroom .meals were very nice plenty of choice .our waitress Nicole was cheerful and efficient always gave service with a smile .all staff were pleasant. our driver Malcolm was cheerful and his driving round the steep winding roads was excellent.we could not fault anything with the hotel or .,holiday .will certainly be.. returning to valley of the rocks hotel ,thanks for very pleasant break .

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank BatleyMarg44
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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Thank you Batley Marg, for leaving your wonderful review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your Turkey and Tinsel weekend with us, at the Valley of Rocks Hotel.

We will certainly pass your kind comments onto Malcolm our excellent tour driver, and to Nicole who gave you cheerful and efficient service.

We are also pleased that you had a warm clean room, enjoyed the food and found all the staff to pleasant; we look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Stayed 29th Nov-2nd Dec and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.....would we go again? most definately yes , if we were planning on going down to Devon again.
Pros...Great situation , friendly staff , good entertainment ( enjoyed dancing), atmospheric hotel plus nice size comfortable bedrooms and good food.
Cons...hotel looks a little tired and needs refurbishing ( next year I believe) , not a lot of hotel parking.
Conclusion ...if you want a value for money break that is enjoyable and relaxing and enjoy dramatic landscape , then this hotel id for you.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank redimondo
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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thank you Redimondo, for taking the time to leave your comments on Tripadvisor.

We agree that we are “pleasantly positioned” in the middle of beautiful Lynton.

We are pleased you found our staff to be friendly you had good food, a nice comfortable sized bedroom and that the hotel had a good atmosphere.

Our nightly evening entertainment is very popular with our guests, we are pleased you enjoyed it and the dancing.

We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We visited the Valley of the Rocks for a Turkey & Tinsel self drive 3 night break on 29th November 2013. The break was extremely good value for money with several extras included eg. mulled wine, Christmas cake and mince pies, a glass of red wine and crackers.
The hotel is full of character with many original Victorian features. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a lovely sea view ( worth paying extra for). The only niggle was shortage of shelf space in the bathroom.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the variety and quality of the food. We like to join in with entertainment in the evening and we especially enjoyed the Friday evening with Rick Tucker.
All in all an excellent start to Christmas.

Room Tip: Choose one with a sea view. Make sure you book a car parking space.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Patricia J
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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

We are really pleased; you enjoyed your recent Turkey & Tinsel break with us in Lynton.

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our very friendly staff, clean comfortable room and the quality of the food.

We are also pleased you enjoyed the evening entertainment; Rick will be happy to read your kind comments.


Thank you Patricia J; for leaving your lovely comments on Tripadvisor.

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