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“it's like visiting family”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Osborne Hotel

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The Osborne Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Hull
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“it's like visiting family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

My family has grown up with the Osborne my youngest Harvey being a bump in his mums tum on his first visit, he'll be 11 in October!
like others our first taste of the Osborne came from visiting the bar for the entertainment and a drink (or more) whilst we stayed over the road at the Palm Court.
since then we have holidayed with the Cox family on 7 occasions and will continue to do so.
the rooms are spotless and comfy, the food is always plentiful and good and the entertainment is great, especially Nick's karaoke night which is not to be missed.
Special mention's have to go to non Cox family members of staff such as Neil the bar manager and Bill the night manager who can't do enough for you.
For value the Osborne can't be beaten and for anyone looking for a holiday to North Devon, look no further.
make sure you book early in the summer time as they are usually full.
we will return in 2013

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this review, 14 September 2012
Thanks Richard for your review. We're glad you and your family enjoyed your 7th visit here! Can't believe Harvey's 11! We all look forward to seeing you next year. By the way we love your profile picture!!!!! We're sure there's a story to go with it.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

we are on our way home from the Osborne Hotel we hav a had wonderful time and didnt want to leave, we was not booked in to stay there, we should have been staying at the Alington hotel but when we arrived there late friday evening we was horrified i wud not put my dog there, so thank god we fought the Osbourne and Mick one of the owners sorted us put with a room for the rest of our stay, we had a wonderful time meet lovely people it was like home from home and llfombe is a really beautiful place.A big thank you to Nick Sandy and all the staff at the Osborne.Carol and John Tamworth Staffs.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

This is our third visit to the Osborne Hotel and we absolutely love it there. Sandy, Stuart, Nick & Sue don't treat you like their guests,they treat you like their friends. They're wonderful and that goes for all the staff there too. The food is excellent, the entertainment's brilliant and the rooms are lovely. Can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Thanks Hayley for your lovely review. It was great to see you all again. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we too can't wait for you to come again.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

we was on a coach trip staying in the palm court for a 3 day trip.seen the osborne hotel so on last night we called in for a drink and they had very good entertainment on the staff made use very welcome so we stayed for a couple more drink and said we would love to come back to stay at this hotel so much better than the palm court we stayed in. to all the staff.keep up the hard work you done this hotel proud,will tell friends and family bout how good this hotel is

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2012
Thanks Lynda for your review. I will pass on your messages to our staff, our staff do work hard so its always nice for them to receive positive feedback .Thanks again and hopefully we'll see you and your friends soon.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

I stayed at this Hotel on Saturday night after booking late on Friday. We got delayed on saturday and arrived about 10pm, on arrival the nights entertainment was in full swing and all I saw was smiling faces and people having a good time, so I knew it would be a good place to stay.

The night manager was a really nice guy and couldn't have been more helpful even though we got there late. The owner (I think his name was Nick) helped me find a free parking space even though he was busy, and that was more than helpful considering the cost of 24 hour parking charges in Illfracombe.

The Hotel is in a great position and everything you will want to see is in easy walking distance, I found our room to be very clean, quiet and with all the right smells!...I had a very good nights sleep, so I was more than happy. Breakfast was included in the price and I opted for a full english with coffee and a juice, it was a good size and very tasty.

In all I can't find one thing to complain about so I would give it 10/10. There are a lot of Hotel's in Illfracombe but I don't think you would find one that is friendlier and such good vale you for money.


I will stay there again for sure and recommend it anyone.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2012
Hi Paul, Thanks for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay., we would love to see you again if you're ever in the area.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Decided to stay in Illfracombe for the last night of a short break, just randomly picked Osborne as drove past. What a good choice, met by a very friendly helpful receptionist room clean and comfortable. The entertainment in the bar that evening rounded the night off well as everyone including the family who own hotel joined in.
This family run hotel has a very relaxed feel with staff that are prepared to go out of their way to make sure everything is right.
Location is perfect for walks to the working harbour and shops.
Would definitely stay again if visiting Illfrcombe.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this review, 18 August 2012
Hi Geoff & Dawn, Thanks for your review, we're glad you chose us too! Hopefully we'll see you again soon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

After meeting while working at the Osborne 43 years ago, my wife and I returned for the first time last week, to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary. The hotel has definitely improved since 1969, and is now a comfortable and welcoming place to stay in the quaint Victorian resort of Ilfracombe. The proprietor and every member of staff were most hospitable, and we shall definitely return for another anniversary!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Osborne Hotel
Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Osborne Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated to explore Ilfracombe, The Osborne is a friendly family run hotel offering a warm welcome and fantastic value for money. The hotel has 53 en suite bedrooms, a ballroom, dining room, bar lounge, sauna and small games room.With a wealth of sporting and leisure activities close by the hotel attracts families, couples and groups who enjoy the stunning views and rugged landscape of the North Devon coastline. Our executive chef provides a mouth watering menu of treats with special group menu's available on request. We offer free gun storage for clay pigeon groups, wet clothing storage for surfers, kayak enthusiasts and fishermen, plus nightly entertainment in the bar area. ... more   less 
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