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“Weeks Holiday”
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Varley House
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Weeks Holiday”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Friendly welcome,room very comfortable and clean, excellant food, Highly recommendable and would return anytime. In a good position to walk down ti the harbour and town. Nothing was too
much trouble for the owners and the views from room 8 was magnificent.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for the good comments and marks.
It was nice to meet you both, and glad we were able to help make your vacation a good stay, and that the weather held well for you
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Stayed for 2 nights before and after trip to Lundy Island. Convenient position for town and harbour. Very comfortable, excellent breakfast choices and superb facilities. The owner was magnificent. Very helpful and accommodating, particularly as I had to spend 2 nights in hospital, which meant that my husband, sister-in-law and her husband arrived back very late one night and my husband had to stay an extra night. Would fully recommend this B&B.

Room Tip: We had Room 1 downstairs near the front door but no noise. Only had shower but good size.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. We hope you are feeling better now, and your short stay in hospital did not dampen the lovely time you had on Lundy Island.
If ever you are back in the area again, we would love to see you both, or all 4 of you
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Hotel in good location and owners very pleasant and helpful. Good breakfast with choices for everyone. Extremely clean and very comfortable spacious room. Complete with shower and full bath. Excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Thank you for your great comments, and it was great to meet all 3 of you and talk about the area you all live in and where I was brought up in my childhood
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

In a good position to walk down into the harbour area with comfortable rooms (loved the four poster) and excellent breakfast. Rod is a very easy and friendly host. Nice to be able to park at Varley whilst going to stay on Lundy.

Room Tip: Four poster lovely.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for your comments. We are glad that we were able to help you either side of your trip to Lundy Island.
Also it was good to chat to people who came from the same area that we moved from
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

A really solid bed and breakfast in Ilfracombe in a quiet location. Friendly owners, great customer service, spotless rooms and some nice touches. We slept really well!
Handy for visiting Lundy Island too :)

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you for the the kind comments, and we hope that your journey back to Sweden went well.
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The staff was really helpful and were always there to answer any questions we had or just to ask us how our day had been. Genuinely caring and friendly - we felt at home straight away. The location of the hotel is great with nice views and is just a short walk from the city center and harbour. Everything was clean, the beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was good. Can definitely recommend this place, we ended up booking an extra night!

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for your glowing review. It was nice to meet you all on the last leg of your trip to the West Country, and I hope your flight back to, and all is fine in Sweden
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Friendly welcome, comfortable rooms, fantastic food and near enough to the MS Oldenburg for an early start for a trip to Lundy. Would highly recommend and will be staying there again. Thank you so much

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for the great comments. It was nice to meet you again and we look forward to you returning to visit Lundy Island
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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 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
#1 Green 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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