We recently stayed here just for a couple of nights for my partner's 40th Birthday and were very pleased we did! On entering our room the views were simply breathtaking. Almost immediately we decided we would definitely be back for longer next time!
The owner had given me some good advice previously on how to arrange a special something to be waiting for us in the room for my partner's big day. Exmoor Flowers, just one minute walk from the hotel, did a wonderful job and the owner's assistance could not have been better and was much appreciated. His speed of response to my initial request for help via email a few weeks before our stay was phenomenal!!
The room had a large, really comfy four-poster bed, wardrobe, desk, flat screen tv on the wall and a couple of chairs which was all we needed. Everything was clean and well maintained. The shower was a good pressure and the towels white and fluffy. What more could you ask for? I stay in a lot of hotels (never less than four star) with my work (3 or 4 times a month) and so am not easily impressed. The Lynton Cottage Hotel impressed me hugely. The owner even let us have a look at a couple of unoccupied rooms to give us a better feel for the hotel with a view to bringing family here for my 40th next year - there is nowhere else I'd rather spend it.
Now, breakfast... What can I say? Other than: "6 stars"!!! The waitress was fantastic and the food delicious. I had a full English one day and eggs benedict the next and am already looking forward to our next stay to try other options. It was all cooked beautifully and tasted superb and I really do mean superb.. There was also a selection of yogurts and cereals as well as juices and tea and coffee and lovely toast!! The breakfasts set us up perfectly for the day ahead. I would like to mention the service again too as it was truly top class: calm, efficient and friendly. We didn't get the waitress' name but she was fabulous!
The location of the hotel is second to none. You literally walk down the drive and are in amongst the delights of Lynton and just round the corner from the funicular railway to Lynmouth or you can walk it, as we did, taking in the stunning views on the way. I love this part of the world and it makes me so proud to be English when I see what this great country can offer the world. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Friendly, helpful staff. Breathtaking (there's that word again!) views. Super comfy rooms. Delicious breakfast (we didn't have dinner so can't comment but the menu looked excellent!). Fantastic location. Total peace apart from the sea... What more could you ask for? We have already booked for four nights in September and are planning our next stay after that. We may even pop down again before September for a three night break as the hotel has great offers available for certain dates so why not?!! I sound like I'm on commission - I'm not!!! I just love this place.
If you want wild nights out and late night drinking in the bar then this is not the place for you and nor should it be - and what are you doing in Lynton in the first place??!!! And those that have complained about that aspect are surely missing the point. This had everything we needed and more and we can't wait to get back on the M5 and head south!!
Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so special.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lynton Cottage Hotel Devon