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“Beautiful hotel, lovely owners!”
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The Darnley Hotel
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful hotel, lovely owners!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night during our last minute Ilfracombe getaway. The hotel itself is completely immaculate and the owners could not have done more to make us feel welcome. I would *unhesitatingly* recommend this hotel!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for a thoroughly lovely stay.. Thankyou!! :)

  • Stayed July 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We stayed in Beech Cottage, one of two self-catering chalets in the hotel grounds. The chalet was very spacious, clean and well equipped. The grounds are well kept and colourful, a real haven for wildlife and bird watching while you're having your breakfast!
The private walkway to the town is a real bonus. Extremely pleasant & welcoming owners and very dog friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Stayed for one night. Very friendly owners, clean room, great breakfast in a wonderful setting. But the outstanding feature is the private walkway down to the city center, absolutely fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

We recently spent a week at the darnley hotel.The food was all home cooked and very good.The hotel was very clean very friendly.we had a lovely holiday

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We have been going to the Darnley hotel four times a year since 2005 always a warm friendly welcome when we arrive and through out our stay. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. the hotel is nice and warm if you stay in the winter.
We always have evening meals which is home cooked with home grown vegetables there is always a good choice and the service is very good.

It has a very good stocked bar for a pre evening meal drink or take it in the garden.

The hotel is in a very good location it has a short wooded walk to the beginig of the high street for the shops and a short distance to the sea front and habour and near by bus stops.

We recommend this hotel to any one and a lot of our friends have stayed there

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

Sue and Peter at The Darnley Hotel could not have done more for us during our stay in the October Half Term 2010. We were accommodated in the cottages (fortunately we were given both of them for our family use). We had plenty of room (two adults and three teenagers!), the cottages were clean and tidy and contained everything we needed for a comfortable family stay. We spent most of the week surfing and Sue and Peter provided facilities for us to clean and dry out five wetsuits at the end of every day, which was really kind of them. All the food was delicious, fresh and really tasty. It was really helpful to have parking at the Cottages and Hotel so that we didn't have to carry beach equipment far. We had some good laughs with Sue and Peter, they were so welcoming and accommodating. It was a real pleasure to be able to spend some time with them during their extremely busy schedule. We will definitely be going back to The Darnley Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We found the Darnley Hotel a few years ago as a Biker friendly place to stay for a weekend travelling Devon and Cornwall. All men, so good to have a few twin and single rooms available for our purposes. Quiet part of Ilfracoombe so good to sleep well. Comfortable rooms and with T and Coffee ! Tele in all rooms with baths or shower ensuite on most. Garages always kept free for our bikes undercover and its good to have offroad parking. Apart from a good cooked breakfast we haven't eaten in so can't comment. Nice little bar for a beer or two when you arrive. I have read a couple of negative comments and find it hard to believe. Pete and Sue who run the place have always been very pleasant and accomodating. We've been there 4 or 5 times now and will certainly be going back.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Darnley Hotel

Property: The Darnley Hotel
Address: 3 Belmont Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8DR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Darnley Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an independent family run hotel. The building was built in 1921 and still retains many of it's original features. Set in it's own private gardens, but a short walk down to the town centre and high street shops and the beach. We also have two self catering cottages both sleeping just four persons, set in our gardens with amazing views over Ilfracombe. ... more   less 
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