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Varley House
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Friendly Stay”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

I had a very warm welcome. What I liked was I was called by my first name. straight away I new that was stay was going to be good. The room that I had fore myself was spotless. The lounge very comfortable. The breakfast of good quality.

I can recommend this to any one who wants a good friendly place to stay. I will be back

Room Tip: Very quiet street
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 6 April 2013
Thank you for your really kind comments. We go out of our way to make sure we make all our guests felt welcome, and that they feel at ease while staying with us.
We would love to see you again,so if you do want to stay just get in contact with us again
Good luck for the future as you get over your loss
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We arrived to a warm welcome with tea and excellent home made cookies. We were then shown to our room which had the most breath taking views and was spotlessly clean and warm with a good powerful shower. There was plenty of chioce at breakfast, both hot and cold. The food and hospitality throughout our stay was excellent. I cannot fault Varley House in any way and we will definitely visit again. Thank you for a fabulous stay.

Linda & Bob

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 7 March 2013
Thank you both for an exellent review. We feel that we like to provde the service that we think you should expect, and what we we expect if we we weree visiting a guest house. It will be great to see you both again if you decide to come back an vsit us, so do not hesitate to call us direct for better value
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We arrive to tea and cookies. The room is always very clean and the views from the windows are good. The ensuite facilities are excellent with a strong shower. Breakfast is always good, with kippers an extra treat! The location has easy off street parking and a short walk down to the harbour. The service is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Thank you for your really good comments, and we look forward to seeing you both again soon, and Pebbles. It is really good to spend the time with you each time you are down, and we look forward to your visits
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

We had a really enjoyable stay at Varley House. We received excellent hospitality throughout our stay. The views from our room were lovely. Room very clean and breakfast excellent with a wide range of speciality teas. We will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 1 March 2013
Thank you for your nice comments, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay
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Staines, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2013 via mobile

I revisited Varley House just after Christmas and what a lovely stay yet again. The service was excellent, the good they provided was just perfect for that time of year (cold). The views from the room were breathtaking especially on the last day when I woke up to snow covering the hill. Will certainly be staying again.

  • Stayed January 2013
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Thank you once again for staying with us, and again for your lovely comments. We look forward to hosting you again, when you decide to come to Ilfracombe.
Once again thank you for the excellent comments
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Reviewed 21 February 2013 via mobile

Very welcoming, lovely views and excellent food. Was pleased with the helpfulness of the owners and the activities being within driving distance, very peaceful. The cleanliness of the rooms was great and facilities excellent, also lots to do indoors if the weather isn't on your side
Definitely will be visiting again :)

  • Stayed December 2012
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 23 February 2013
Thank you for your response, and good comments, and we look forward to seeing you again, when you next come to Ilfracombe
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Business traveller who travels the world but had a great stay in this traditional seaside guest house which has a great view over the bay and green fields. The seafood lasagne was very enjoyable and they have a bar with traditional games.

Room Tip: They have a post box in their outside wall. The guesthouse provide their own postcards so I had fun...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 21 February 2013
It was great to see you and to cook a meal for you and your 2 guests. We were glad that you enjoyed it and look forward to you staying again
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Additional Information about Varley House

Property: Varley House
Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ilfracombe
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Varley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 
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