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The Seawood Hotel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Certificate of Excellence
Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Simply Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

We stayed here as part my 30th birthday celebrations. Everything exceeded our expectations. We stayed for 2 nights but wish it was for longer. We were made to feel very welcome, the room was beautiful, clean with fantastic views. The food was excellent especially the desserts. The chocolate fondant was to die for. Highly recommended

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

A really nice hote
We found it to be very relaxing,scrupulosly clean and the owners,Russ and Kerinda
exeedingly courteous and extremely helpful.
A PERFECT STAY

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2010

We stayed at the Seawood over the August bank holiday. We normally opt for the modern, glass & chrome type hotel, and tend to feel a bit awkward in B&Bs when you feel as though you're in someone's home. The Seawood bridged the gap for us very nicely.

From the moment you arrive, you can tell this hotel is owned by people who put in a lot of effort and hard work to meet (even exceed) the expectations of their guests. When I mentioned that the bathroom (beautifully refurbished) could do with a small shelf to put your bits and pieces on, they said they would go out and get one that same day. The location is second to none. We had a dual aspect room, with seaviews out of both windows - we left the curtains open at night so that we would wake to the view. Breakfast was excellent, with pleasant and efficient service and, I have to admit, better than the modern hotels we normally pick.

It does feel as though the hotel has a bit of split personality at the moment. The bedrooms have been refurbished to a high standard and have got the balance right between matching the style of the building and providing all the mod cons. The public rooms downstairs are rather dated, presumably awaiting refurb. Having said that, they are still comfortable, and have wonderful seaviews. There's a lovely decking out front where you can take breakfast if the weather is good.

Parking is tight, and you just need someone to a park a bit carelessly to create the need to double-park. However, the owner is more than happy to do the necessary car manoeuvering to let you out if the car keys are left with him.

All in all, a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2010

the seawood hotel is a beautiful hotel over-looking some amazing scenary. the staff including alberto were all very nice and helped me whenever i needed a problem. the bedroom i stayed in was perfect for a single traveller. i had internet access aswell which was a big help! the food i had there was just as brilliant. my thanks goes to russel and kerinda for there brilliant hospitality and i would advise anyone to go there. Even teenagers and kids would love to stay here, lynton and lynmouth has got things that the whole family can enjoy, for any other walkers this is the ideal place for you.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2010

We are two seasoned Manhattanites who have had some great experiences this trip with wonderful B&B/Inn/hotel owners. But no one is as kind and genuine as the owners of Seawood. They went out of their way to make our stay special. The hotel is in the middle of a transformation -- from traditional and a bit stodgy to updated and stylish (n.b. they only do work in the off season so you won't be bothered). The hotel itself still has a lot of old world character, but most of the rooms have been updated to Elle Decor Magazine standards. We were first in room 11, which is very "bijoux" but well appointed. We were then moved to room 3 which is much bigger, has a killer bathroom with a wonderful view of the ocean and is very large. Try and book this one if you can. The breakfasts were great, and although we didn't eat dinner at the hotel, it smelled outstanding. It's location is second to none - beside the Lynton/Lynmouth cliff train and 20 minutes walk to Valley of the Rocks. With a location like this and such wonderful owners, you can't help but have a great stay at Seawood. I just hope we can return to see the fully transformed result in a few years.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

Stayed at the Seawood Hotel for 3 nights. We were really surprised at how modern the hotel was inside. Great room, fantastic deep bath in room 3. Free internet, could play my IPOD...all we wanted. A great mix of old and new. Fun service from the great staff.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2010

Three night stay August 2010, Warm friendly clean hotel, Exceptional Views of Lynton and Lynmouth. Proprietors work really hard to ensure that your stay is a pleasurable experience. Food was excellent served by polite friendly staff. The rooms were tastefully decorated with modern faciities.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: The Seawood Hotel
Address: Seawood North Walk, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Seawood Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seawood Hotel is a beautiful Victorian property built around 1848. It is situated on the North Walk with amazing views to Countisbury Headland. The path outside the hotel leads to the Valley of the Rocks. The hotel is family run and we take pride in making sure that during your stay you feel relaxed, unhurried and a little pampered. ... more   less 
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