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Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Reviewed 27 December 2011

We stayed at the Dilkhusa Hotel on a Shearings 5day/4nights all-inclusive package. For £99 per person we had four days Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, a glass of wine with our meal and a free bar from 7-30 - 10-30pm. Added to this were free coach trips to Barnstaple, a tour of Exmoor and a visit to Datington Crystal with a free Devon Cream tea thrown in. Incredible value.
The Hotel needed a lick of paint and was in need of a makeover, but the staff were excellent and our room was clean and at the front. Breakfasts were good although the Eveving meal was typical 'plastic' food with a very limited selection.
There was good entertainment in the Bar each evening. A really enjoyable week. Well done Shearings.

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6  Thank MDR01
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

The Dilkhusa was not as bad as some reviews might leave you to believe. The bedrooms were spacious, but not all have a bath. In some rooms the decorating needed updating.There was plenty of public room space. Books, games and daily newspapers always readily available. Evening meals were average, desserts always good. Value for money was excellent as we had 3 nights dinner bed and breakfast, plus a glass of wine with evening meal and then free drinks from 7.30 until 10.30 each night all for just £99 per person through Shearings.. The female singer on the Friday night was excellent and I must apologise for not remembering her name. She sang songs from the London musicals and had an amazing voice. Many residents of the Hotel purchased her £5 cd which she signed after the show. Without exception all the staff at this Hotel were friendly, efficient and helpful during our stay.

Room Tip: I requested a quiet room but should also have asked for a room with a bath as that is my preference...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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8  Thank oldbiddySurrey
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Just returned from a five day break with Shearings and could not fault the holiday at all. The Hotel was in a good position, and when we arrived the Receptionist had everything organised so there was no long queue waiting for room keys. The room was large and clean with an extra heater provided which we did not need as the room was warm enough.The dining room staff were excellent especially Lisa who served us she was always bright and cheerful. The evening entertainment was very good, especially the comedians and the resident compere. All in all a very enjoyable holiday and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank norma20
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

we are seasoned shearings travellers and know what to expect, the decor in the rooms are a bit tired but we could not fault anything else, first class service in the bar and restaurant a good choice at meal times, some great entertainment and a free bar for three hours nightly and all for a very reasonable price. we have been to many bay hotels and can highly recommend them you will not beat them for overall quality and price.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank margaret b
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

we went to the dilkhusa on the 21st nov 2011 for a five day trip with shearings, the cost ?
£111 p.p and an inclusive bar for three hours each evening
the rooms, food and attitude of the staff couldnt be faulted they were spot on with everything.
if we had a complaint, the optional trips by coach, we declined as we didnt think they were value for money for a half day trip and we did our own thing.
there was eight in our party and came home with no complaints and all felt we had a really
grand time and would return

Room Tip: you pays your money and takes your chance, this is 2nd visit for us and room always good however th...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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10  Thank stanlpool
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

It was a 5 day coach holiday with Shearings. The food, bedroom accomodation, staff, etc were all very good but If you want entertainment this is the hotel to go to. JJ Wilde and Stevie G and the other featured on this short visit, were first class. I have noticed that recently entertainment is not so well featured and thought Shearings were trying to phase it out. But this does not seem to be so, thank goodness. The ballroom is reasonably large and it was filled to capacity every evening. The tours were good. The driver was very informative. Ilfracombe itself could do with an uplift, but the area that the hotel is in is very nice. All in all a

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank jen c
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Had a good stay here .Rooms were a bit tired but spotlessly clean food good, all inclusive bar was a pleasant suprise only branded drinks and fast service no waiting which often happens when hotel not taking cash We would return to this hotel again

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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8  Thank melbishop
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Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range: £68 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the level seafront of this hugely popular Victorian seaside resort stands the welcoming Dilkhusa Grand Hotel. The hotel was originally a private house, bought by a Raj at the turn of the last century as a gift to his wife - Dilkhusa translates from Hindustani roughly as ‘House of the Happy Heart!’ The hotel overlooks the picturesque Runnymede gardens and is close to the Landmark theatre which attracts many national acts. It is also just a short walk from the bustling 10th-century harbour where Britain’s most famous living artist, Damien Hirst, owns a restaurant. The Dilkhusa has a well-appointed restaurant combining excellent hospitality and service. A spacious and comfortable entertainments suite provides the ideal setting in which to sit back and enjoy the acts at this friendly and sociable hotel. ... more   less 
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