I had never visited Salcombe before and I managed to find an incredible deal through the Waitrose Magazine which enabled me to treat my husband to a weekend at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel.
The property has an unrivaled view over the Estuary and has, over the last year or so, undergone a hugely costly renovation. Our package cost an incredibly reasonable £159 per night for bed, full English breakfast and either £25 towards the al la carte menu or a special menu included in the package. We chose the special menu which was very good. We were lucky enough to get an upgrade to an Estuary View Room on the 3rd floor (top) which was beautifully appointed with all mod cons. The 'smart' lighting system was a slight problem and I think even the hotel felt that, given another shot, they would not have installed it. The bed was very comfortable with lovely linen and the bathroom (not over-large) had an over-the-bath shower plus a hand shower. There was a problem with our balcony. The builders had failed to install any drainage and the rainwater quickly built up so that we could not even venture out onto the balcony without soaking our feet. The hotel staff were aware of this problem which is due to be resolved in January. There was still some residual scaffolding below our room but this had been erected to build some apartments below the hotel and in no way interfered with the view from our room. The whole feel of our room was one of cosiness and comfort with soft taupe and white colour schemes.
We found the young staff extremely pleasant and obliging. The spa and the parking facilities are still to be complete but there are some treatments available.
The dining room, bar and lounges are modern and open-plan with comfortable areas to enjoy tea or coffee in the afternoons. Breakfast here is excellent with plenty of choice and although there is a buffet for cerials, yoghurt and fruit/juice, the main dishes are all freshly prepared. The hotel is located at the far end of the village and it is just lovely to be able to amble along the road with its many coffee bars and restaurants as well as plenty of shops selling nautical clothing. There is also a very good boutique and a bakery.
We had the most amazing weekend despite the threat of some bad weather. I would certainly recommend this beautiful hotel to both couples and families. It was great to be there out of season, thus avoiding the huge number of people who visit Salcombe every year. A real gem!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The extensive refurbishment of Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa has resulted in a chic new hotel on the edge of Salcombe Estuary, complete with it's very own cinema room and new Jetty Restaurant; all taking in the panoramic vista, overlooking one of the most dramatic coastlines in the UK. Guests can enjoy our luxurious spa spread out over 2 floors. With five treatment rooms, indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, relaxing pebble room and a fitness suite, you're sure to be leaving Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa relaxed and revitalised. For those looking for a more active break, our waterside location puts guests in prime position to enjoy the many watersports that the estuary has to offer. From paddleboarding to our Catch It, Cook It, Eat It experiences, Salcombe is the perfect place to get out and on the water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa Devon