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North Cliff Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2012

It is a cheap hotel that delivers much better value than you might expect. Rooms are reasonably large and there is absolutely no noise at all so you are assured of a good sleep. Breakfast is good too and the service is excellent. The hotel very near the top of the funicular which makes it easy to go down to Lynmouth.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

We had a one night stay here in late September. Many hotels in the area wanted a minimum 2 night booking but the NC had the option for. Single night stay. Checked reviews before booking and generally I'd agree with them. This small hotel does feel dated but its perfectly clean and functional. Great cooked breakfast. The room view is stunning. It's right next the cliff railway - handy as its a VERY steep walk down (and back up) to Lynmouth if you don't take it!
Staff were friendly. No complaints but its no frills, but we knew that when booking.

As an aside, as far as I could ascertain there's no wifi on site and whilst it doesn't related to hotel specifically, mobile coverage on O2 & 3 seemed pretty non existent in the area which was a pain if you use those networks.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

I have stayed twice at the North Cliff during the last two months, the second time leading a party of 24 walkers. Kate, the owner, and her small staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, the hotel is very comfortable and immaculately clean and the food plentiful, wholesome and well cooked. The hotel's location is stunning and within easy walking of Lynton. It is also near the cliff railway for those wanting to go to Lynmouth or prepared for a harder uphill return walk and the local area is outstanding for walking of most grades. My group left after four nights with nothing but compliments about our stay and the good value it had been.

Reading some other less enthusiastic reviews I feel that they had unreasonable expectations for a hotel of this star rating. Indeed, having stayed in some 25 other similar hotels with this walking group over the past twelve years, this is probably the best overall for this star rating.

Room Tip: We had Room 2 on both visits. It is very spacious with outstanding views. However it is worh not...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Unlike some other reviews i have seen my family and I (+ puppy) thoroughly enjoyed a 10-night stay at this traditional family-run hotel. It is not a 'boutique hotel' (thank goodness); they are to be found further along North Walk. Kate, the owner, runs a very clean and tidy hotel. The bedrooms are perfectly clean and tidy but perhaps lacking the 'frills' that some people require. The quality and quantity of breakfast was exceptional (and I have sampled an awful lot of hotel breakfasts!!).
If you want the Ritz, or a boutique/glossy hotel go elsewhere. But if you want homely cleanliness that only a lady who used to manage the Sgt's Mess at a Royal Marine Base can provide, then you won't be disappointed. A 'Boot Room' is provided for muddy/wet boots, coats, and doggies.
In our case Room 14 provided the perfect accomodation in the guise of a 'suite' comprising a double bedroom en suite showeroom and a seperate twin room behind a common hall door. and the views from room 14 are fantastic.
For the less able, this hotel has its own rear access to the cliff railway station. The Valley of the Rocks is equally accessible along the relativiely flat and level North Walk Path outside the hotel's front door.

Room Tip: Families will love Room 14. It has two bedrooms behind its front door: a double (+ ensuite) and a t...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We booked last minute and paid £96 for one night. The location is fabulous and easy to find with superb views out to sea and over Lynmouth, but the room and breakfast were a disappointment.

The decor is dated, as has been said by other reviewers, but this would not have been a problem overall if other things were better. It was very much a case of all the little things added up to build a negative picture and bad value for money.

I had to fix the gravity feed shower valve which was unscrewed from its bed on the taps on arrival. Once I had done this, it would not stay up to keep the shower on. The water pressure was poor and the hot water painfully hot. There is a vanity mirror on a chest of drawers so serves no real purpose. The bathroom could use a complete overhaul, it was shabby and rundown.

Breakfast seemed cheap and was tasteless.

The staff were lovely, and the location is great, but I feel this hotel did not deliver good value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Becky M
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

With a couple of days of decent weather forecast, we decided on a couple of days in Lynton or Lynmouth and chose this hotel based on past reviews.

Although at the side of the hotel, our room (room 26 which has an attached room for children) had wonderful views down to Lynmouth and the bay. As others have commented, the decor in the bedrooms was somewhat dated, although it did have a modern TV and also, the bathroom seemed to have been refurbished fairly recently. The only real concerns with room were the lumpy mattress and (as in most hotels) thin curtains, which mean you wake up early with the light coming in the room.

Breakfasts were very good. Nice local porksausages. Also, the vegetarian sausages seemed to be homemade with real vegetables rather than processed lumps of soya.

After a day out, it is nice to sit on the balcony outside the dining room/bar with a drink.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Spent 4 days here during very mixed weather. Very nice place, decor quite dated and furniture not the best, but everything spotless. Good full English breakfast each morning, plus veggie option.

Fantastic location, right at the top of the cliff and near the cliff railway station. Great views but windows in the room quite small. Purportedly a restaurant there but never saw any diners.

Lynton and Lynmouth are really nice but very small and isolated. Walk up to Watetsmeet is gorgeous, with lots of white water and paddling spots for the kids.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Additional Information about North Cliff Hotel

Address: North Walk, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Lynton
Price Range: £78 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — North Cliff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of The North Cliff Hotel. All our 11 en-suite rooms have some of the finest sea and coastal views in North Devon. Situated on The South West Coastal Path with the famous water powered Cliff Railway linking Lynton and Lynmouth passing within a few feet of the hotel. We welcome children, dogs and groups and have a car park. ... more   less 
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