Have just returned from a 5 day Shearings tour staying at this hotel. Checked in with no problems and given room 229. I have stayed in this hotel before so I knew all about the ancient lift. We got into our room which unfortunately was cold. Our friends room was cold as well and at one stage they had to get into bed to keep warm. The heating system is on a timer which I did not like. Our room was in need of a lick of paint and the hotel could really do with being double glazed. Our room was clean (spotless) and our bed was comfortable and once the heating came on it was ok. The corridors were like toast. The meals were a bit hit and miss. The cod provencale was quite bland but the Chicken & Veg pie was lovely. Breakfasts were good with plenty of choice. It was a little chilly in the restaurant so wear a jumper. Our driver, Nigel, was excellent and we were taken out on some nice trips. The staff are extremely friendly and hardworking and overall the good points outweigh the bad ones but it could have been a little better. Ilfracombe is a nice place for a holiday but it is hilly which is something to consider if you are not very mobile, but the hotel and the harbour area are all on the flat. I would stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon