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Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
liverpool
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 3 May 2009

We stayed for four nights as part of a Shearings trip,we got an excellent deal pricewise.The hotel is located in the village of Lynton which is very hilly ,but there is a cliff train which takes you down into Lynmouth and the seafront.Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay,there was entertainment in the hotel which was very good on two of the evenings,we would stay here again as the food was good with plenty of choice and the staff friendly and efficient.It is like a lot of hotels these days that need a bit of freshening up in the corridors and rooms,but it was clean so no problem.There are lots of good walks in the local area.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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brentwood
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

what can i say paid for a sea view room what a joke ...i saw more water in my sink ...as for the staff would be nice if most of them could talk English my wife and i was here about 8 yrs ago and we loved it ...but how it has fell apart ...what happen to the chefs we always got on well with the chefs and my wife loved Shaun he was always so happy go lucky and we were keeping our fingers crossed that he would still be there but sadly has gone and so has the food its a shame hotels cant hang on to the real workers and replace them with fools ..once a nice hotel ....and the car park that's a joke if you cant get in behind the hotel you get a pass to use the main one would not leave my car down there over night ...oh well if only we could turn back the clocks we would have had fun there again and the food would be great again

Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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london
Level 6 Contributor
272 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2009

For less that £120 each we had 3 days away over Easter and that must be the criteria to hold in mind. Thanks to another reviewer's tips, we got into the carpark (look out for those black gates) and spent our time walking in the area and we blessed with lovely weather.
The staff at the hotel is its best feature - with almost no exceptions, they do their very best to be helpful and friendly.
Bedrooms - you can see how the original rooms have been split to make as many as possible, but our room (seaview) had a high ceiling and enough space not to feel cramped.
The bed though was very small and incredibly hard which took some getting used to. The ancient boiler meant that hot water took a while to come through (we got that tip from the maintenance guy at reception!) and there were no toiletries at all in the bathroom (despite assurances in the room 'blurb') however, we know that this varies with Shearings hotels, so always come prepared.
Restaurant - breakfast was certainly adequate and despite the coffee was always enjoyable. Dinner wasn't so good - small portions, awful vegetables and just don't mention the salad option.
BUT for this price you can eat out in the evening and after the first night we did and there are some very good places to eat in Lynton.
Would I stay here again? Probably not having seen some of the other places to stay - it was the very hard bed though that would be the deciding fact in my not returning.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank londonlady2
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worcestershire
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2009

I went with the mrs and mother in law and their family and was not expecting much but i must say it was the best value for money 3 night stay i have ever had.

If you cant get on their car park at the back they give you a sticker to put in the car and the public car park is about 3 minutes walk away.

Our room was clean and warm with a nice view plus a free bottle of champagne and a box of roses chocholates plus a bowl of fresh fruit! also tea and coffee facility.

Breakfast was cereals, porridge, juices, tea, coffee,full english, toast with kippers if you wanted the three course evening meal was great to with a great choice of nice food with nice veg as well finishing off with three choices of sweet or cheese and biscuits with tea or coffee after that.
The staff were very freindly and helpfull and we made sure we tipped them at the end of the break.
The entertainment was very enjoyable with the bar closing at eleven pm but a local pub two mins away stayed open till late and it was good down there as well, the quiz night was a great laugh on sunday evening, take no notice of the bad reviews we will definately go back and reccommend this hotel to friends, this worked out to around £28.00. per night, i have been in hotels which charge three times this amount with brekkie only and no kettle in the room, just book it and try it yourself.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Northants
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2009

This is a great hotel in a fantastic location especially if you like walking. Considering the cost it is very good value for money - not five star but if you want that then you have to pay five star prices! We have been four times already and are off there again next week. 4 nights half board, daily newspaper, lunch pack and free drinks after 6pm all for less than £140 - anyone who complains about that must be mad. Either that or they know of somewhere where you can get more for the price, in which case would they please let me know where it is!!

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank jamNorthants
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coventry uk
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2009

We went for a long weekend break to do some walking in this stunning area. It was a very cheap deal £25 a night for BB & evening meal with sea view room. Other hotels in the area are charging double this just for B&B. We weren't expecting much at this price but were pleasantly suprised. The room was spacious and clean. Slightly dated and worn but perfectly acceptable. The hotel is run by Shearings and you seem to be only able to book through their central booking system. Most of the other guests had come on a coach trip and they paid £69 each for the trip and Dinner &B&B same as us! not many of them had sea views though. The vast majority were elderly, but good fun nonetheless. There was entertainment every night, starting with quizzes and bingo, we threw ourselves in and had a great time. The bar prices were reasonable but the bar didn't open until 6pm. There is lots of refurbishment going on. There are stunning views from seaview rooms and the village has some good pubs we used the crown Lynton, and the rising sun in lynmouth the railway wasn't working so it was a long haul back up the mountain!
The food was OK, school mealish, mind you the bread and butter pudding i had was quite delicious. The food was always hot and the service was very good. Breakfast was good, nice sausages! Can't fault it for the price. There was a group of ramblers in who seemed to complain about everything, but there's obviously no pleasing some people, if you want a 5* experience then you need to pay 5* prices.
The outdoor clothing shop over the road is very reasonably priced too, very pleasant and helpful.
All in all a great weekend, excellent value for money, don't go if you're expecting high quality everything, but for a short break its perfect.

  • Liked — value for money, great location
  • Disliked — can't complain about anything for the price
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Selby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2008

Valley of the Rocks Hotel combined with a Shearings (who own Hotel) Coach Holiday provide an exceptional, value for money, short- break holiday.
The Hotel has many years of history, and probably over the years, had many owners. Shearings have added the Companies expertise to provide very good basic accommodation which include comfortable reasonably furnished rooms which are clean, with good linen/towels, etc, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, mostly with recently refurbished bathrooms.
A lovely dining-room offering several choices of good, freshly prepared food.
A charming and comfortable lounge, with excellent furnishings, nightly professional entertainment, with a separate well stocked bar area.
Without exception I found the staff particularly pleasant and hard working.

  • Liked — Excellent Staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank chapellee
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Property: Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel
Address: Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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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