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The Towers Hotel
Ranked #11 of 53 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Sussex
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Had a wonderful 4 night stay at The Towers. Fantastic room with lovely views over Ilfracombe. Extremely comfortable and lovely facilities. Nothing was too much trouble and received lots of advice on local area, restaurants etc.. Breakfast was always superb and nice touch was decaffinated coffee being supplied on our complimentary room tray, after I had decaff at breakfast, without me asking. These kind of things show how much Tricia and John care about their guests. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: Go for the large double at the top - very large and has fantastic views over Ilfracombe down to the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

made welcome was even told we're the best places to eat we're and which is the best way to the harbour the room which we had gave use the best view of ilfracombe even when it rained it was still nice to look out and watch the sea,would recommend to any one and I will only stay here when we come back to this part of Devon.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed 4 nights in this lovely Victorian guest house. Very warm and friendly welcome. Room was lovely with complimentary toiletries, lovely thick white fluffy towels.Tricia gave us lots of info for the area and John her partner cooked lovely breakfasts-- what more can you ask for.
I would advise people to book direct as you can get a good deal if staying 2 plus nights.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

We recently stayed in the Towers Hotel, Ilfracombe. My sons were running in the Exmoor Marathon and we needed somewhere close by to stay for 2 nights. The Proprietor Tricia, couldnt do enough for us and one of our party were late arriving due to traffic problems, but Tricia was exceptionally accommodating and made us all very welcome. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and welcoming. The beds were extremely comfy and we all slept well. On the day of the Marathon we needed to have breakfast quite early (6.50am) in order to get to the registration for the race and Tricia was more than happy to provide us with a full English breakfast much earlier than the normal breakfast times. There were great views from my sons double room and we only wish we could have stayed longer to see more of the local area. We would certainly recommend this hotel and if my sons run in the Marathon next year (which they are planning on doing) we will certainly consider this hotel again.

Room Tip: Our rooms were all together on the same floor. My sons double room was lovely and light and had gre...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

A beautiful victorian building that is stunning 7 guest rooms,private parking,lovely rooms with hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries very clean and friendly proprietors Tricia and John,
excellent breakfast nothing too much trouble. The views from Room 7 are stunning right across the harbour and along the coast

Room Tip: Room 7 excellent views
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fun in the Fens
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

My wife and I spent a week at the Towers and can heartily recommend the place.Tricia is the friendliest host you could wish for and gave us lots of useful info on the town and surrounding countryside. We were fortunate enough to be there when 'Verity' (the 65ft bronze Damien Hirst statue) arrived. It has certainly divided opinions in the town but, whatever your take on it, it is well worth a viewing.You WILL have an opinion, trust me!
The cooked breakfasts were simply brilliant.Cooked perfectly and not a trace of greasiness.Lots of other options too - fruit, yoghurt, cereals, toast,smoked haddock, scrambled eggs and poached eggs.
There is plenty of parking space at the Hotel and it is just 10 mins walk down to the town (15 mins coming back).This could be a problem if you are aged or infirmed as it is quite a steep climb.
Only one very small negative - and that is that the shower in our room (No 2) could be unpredictable but usually managed to do the job with a bit of trial and error (as long as no-one turned on the tap to the wasbasin at the same time which caused a swift exit.) Having said that, the views from the en-suite (and living room) are fantastic.
Tricia cleaned the room, made the beds and replenished the tea, coffee and hot chocolate sachets every single day.
The lounge and bar were very comfortable with lots of drinks to choose from.
Overall, The Towers Hotel is in the top three of B&B's we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: We stayed in room No 2. It has the best views over Ilfracombe but is up 4 flights of stairs (just un...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We stayed for a four night break in The Towers (my second visit, the first for my wife). The room (see room tips) was excellent and the views from both the room and bathroom are worthy of particular of mention. Truly outstanding breakfasts (Tricia even made us porridge which was not on the menu), quiet location (but just 10-15 minutes’ walk from the harbour and/or high street), generous sized private car park and value for money. All of this would be enough for a 5 star rating in my opinion but on top of everything else the warmth and friendliness of the hosts Tricia and John from our arrival to reluctant departure was beyond comparison. In addition, Tricia is a mine of information with lots of useful advice on Ilfracombe and the surrounding countryside which stood us in good stead particularly for coastal path walks. Overall, we cannot recommend The Towers highly enough.

I might add that if you are looking for somewhere to eat locally, we can recommend from personal experience The Thatched Inn (5 minutes’ walk towards Ilfracombe) and Helebillies (10 minutes’ walk towards Hele). For a lunchtime break on the coastal path, we recommend The Grampus at Lee (400 yards back from the sea front).

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 2. It is a spacious double room in the highest part of the building with stunning...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Towers Hotel
Address: Chambercombe Park Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #11 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
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Number of rooms: 7
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