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Lynton Cottage Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic rooms and views, cold welcome and don't bother with evening dining!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We found the location absolutely wonderful with fantastic views. The rooms are decorated and furnished to an excellent standard with enormous beds which guarantees a great nights sleep. The dining room, bar and lounge were again decorated and furnished to an excellent standard. However all of this was slightly over shadowed by the gentleman who appeared to be the owner. We had to presume this because he never introduced himself to us and we soon discovered why, he had the charisma of a breeze block. The girls who served breakfast and dinner were very friendly and polite. Unfortunately the quality of the food at dinner was poor. The food was in total contrast to its high quality surroundings and it came as a complete shock to our party, three of the four mains course meals returned in full!. We were given a £30 discount on departure but no apology, surprise surprise

Room Tip: Ask for the room on the ground floor. It has a nice little terrace and fantastic view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
We are pleased you found the quality of the rooms to your satisfaction. All of the team here are quite hospitable including myself. However, when a member of your party starts an argument within three minutes of arrival in reception, the level of my welcome is certainly going to diminish. This theme continued during your stay with other members of the party either drinking too much, or pressurising a member of my staff to serve drinks after last orders. This weekend was the first on a new menu. This is based on home cooked dishes of local produce. There was an issue with the vegetables, which we have now corrected. We market our business, as a quiet Country House Hotel. I would advise on your next visit to Exmoor, that you seek an establishment that operates a late night bar. Thank you for your feedback.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stayed for a three night break lovely room with fantastic views (once the fog lifted) very comfortable bed, wonderful breakfast. Lynton and Lynmouth are both lovely villages with plenty of quirky little shops and places to eat and drink, we particularly recommend The Village Inn in Lynmouth. Very central for lots of North Devon attractions. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again. regards Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

We had 3 nights here recently and think the hotel represents excellent value with a warm and comfortable welcome. Our only quibble would be that, as we were there early in the season, the menu was the same for 3 nights. A variation of 2 dishes in each course would be good. The hotel has been & is being excellently refurbished and the owners have achieved an enormous amount since they took over last June. The views are stunning, the bar and lounge very comfortable and the Bay View Room which we occupied, was large with a big bed and stunning views right over to Wales. The hotel is perfectly situated for either beach or walking holidays and the owners and staff couldn't be more welcoming or more helpful.

Room Tip: Well worth paying a little extra for the Bay View Room!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have just introduced a new menu, that focuses on the fish and game products of Exmoor. Many of these are homemade dishes. When complete, there will be a minimum of ten main dishes available. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. regards Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Easy to see this must be the highest quality place to stay in Lynton/Lynmouth, these twin village share charming - with a good selection of cafes and restaurants - attractive river and estuary and splendid sea views/
The hotel is a gem, has been updated and continues to improve.
Comfortable big beds, excellent bathrooms, gorgeous views, good staff, sittting areas with views.
In a good way, this does not seem anything like most of the rest of English coastal areas.
Excellent place to relax, re-charge or walk (walking amongst exceptional sea or inland views)
Surfers appear to like it too -- a good sign

Room Tip: Website shows rooms well. As always the bigger rooms are best, but all look very good. I am dissa...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your second visit with us.The age of the building, and the manner in which it has been developed over the decades, means that most of our rooms have their own individual character. It is challenging to portray all of the rooms within the limitations of a website, but we hope that we give a feel for what is available. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. regards Bill
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We booked this hotel out of the hat so to speak a couple of weeks before our 41st wedding anniversary.We were looking for somewhere a little bit special but not too formal.We were looking for a nice quiet place to relax and be together for our anniversary. We wanted a hotel with friendly owners and staff that couldnt do enough for you, We wanted a nice room with a lovely sea view and king size bed and a restaurant that does great food. If this is what you are looking for you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. regards Bill
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed in the Bay View room, which was very spacious and felt quite opulent with its four poster bed and chaise longue. Bathroom facilities were spot on. From the huge windows of the room, the view of the bay and down to Lynmouth was, naturally, fantastic. After a day out walking, it was perfect to sit and just relax to the peaceful sound of birds singing, with the backdrop of such a view. We could have sat for hours. We were lucky also to have a full moon rising above the headland in view from our window, which was pretty magical and atmospheric. The hotel's location and views make it a perfect complement to the beauty of the coastal landscape in terms of where to stay. It was a great base for doing some easy coastal walks and walks along the river, and Lynton and Lynmouth had some nice cafe's and places to visit to eat. The staff at the hotel were very courteous and friendly, and the breakfasts were generously catered for and yummy (especially the eggs benedict) - with plenty of choice. We wish we could have stayed longer than just two nights, but hope we can visit again in the future.

Room Tip: The Bay View room was a joy if you want to get a widescreen view of as much of the scenery as possib...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are fortunate in our location, and that most rooms enjoy the splendid view. The Bay View Suite however, is always a bit special. regards Bill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We have just returned home after 10 days in England and the Lynton Cottage Hotel was our favorite hotel by far. It is more like a fine country house than a hotel and Bill and Cita have just completed a gorgeous remodel of this property. The jaw dropping views of the ocean are a rare find. Also, the breakfast was wonderful, very elegant yet relaxed. The young lady serving us was so sweet and kind. We'll be back here to stay and continue our exploration of the North Coast of Devon.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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William G, Owner at Lynton Cottage Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future regards Bill
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Property: Lynton Cottage Hotel
Address: North Walk, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ED, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lynton Cottage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Georgian Hotel situated 500 feet above sea level, with panoramic views over the North Devon and Exmoor coast line. The author C.S. Lewis visited here in 1925, and said, "The view from the balcony was beyond everything I have seen". All rooms enjoy magnificent sea views over the North Devon coastline and Bristol Channel. A choice of Superior, Deluxe and Classic en suite rooms are available. Some also have Balcony, private terrace or Four Poster beds.Free WIFI access in bedrooms and there is Free Parking for all Guests. Dining Room, Bar and Guest Lounge are also available. The Hotel is situated within 3 acres of hillside gardens, with superb views over the Bristol Channel. Lynton is at the heart of Exmoor and a paradise for ramblers. Walkers are Welcome. A very peaceful setting and views to remember. ... more   less 
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