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The Bath House Hotel
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Reviewed 24 April 2011

Stayed at the Bath House Hotel over Easter weekend, upon arrival the outside looked somewhat tired and a little rundown so I was not expecting much. Pleasantly surprised when we walked into the reception, decor tidy and area clean. Check in process very easy and staff very polite. Room decorated with modern furniture and colours, windows needed a good clean as obviously a problem with the local seagulls leaving their mark but view ok overlooking the car park.
Bathroom clean, well designed with bath and shower head, showerhead not to be used as a 'shower' in hotel notes as it causes water to leak into room below, so why not just put a shower curtain up considering most people like to have a shower? odd logic and less water useage but it was fine, we just thought it was strange.
Tea and coffee available with plenty of each. Only downside of the room was the mattress, furniture in room looked very new, strong and sturdy but the mattress was about 3 inches thick, thus causing a rather restless nights sleep as unable to get comfortable. Why spend money on renovating a room and then scrimp on the most important aspect and the one thing people need.
Breakfast good with cereals and full English available and check out at 11 a great time so no mad rush first thing in the morning.

All in all a great stay but please please please buy better mattresses.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

Booked room after reviewing website.
Not clear to find, lack of signage.
On booking in was informed that the restaurant was closed that night but food was available in a couple of pubs a few minutes walk. After a ten minute walk found the advised pubs. After a meal a walk back in the rain.
No showers in rooms, just hand held showers that you are advised not to use for a shower and informed of damage costs in water gets onto floor and through ceiling! Had to jam paper into door to stop rattling.
Attempted to make cup of tea twice in the morrning but gave up due to milk tubs being curdled.
Negotiated an early breakfast 0730 and asked for mushrooms that were not very edible possibly due to being tinned.
Room was clean, bed reasonable, cold during the night. Place a bit shabby with an ancient lift not to be used after 2200. Will not be returning.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived. Lovely clean room with a jet bath. Good sauna and steam shower.

Close to all of Ilfracombe has to offer and close to all the good beaches.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2010

We had a very relaxing break. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Had an evening meal on the last night which was excellent quality and very good value. Not a place to go if your looking for turkey and tinsel in October. I wasn't -so it was perfect!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

loved the weeekend stay at this hotel as the breakfast and the room were excellent.
the staff were polite, friendly, and professional. If you needed help or advice you only had to ask as nothing was too much trouble for them.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

Very clean hotel with friendly staff. Small hotel car park but a public car park next door. Ideal for exploring North Devon. Superb spot for the "Tunnels Beaches" and only 10 minutes walking to the Lundy Ferry. Beautiful bathroom and bedrooms to a high standard. New beds but could be of a better quality, mattress not terribly thick. Not the cheapest B&B but OK.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2010

Our room was spotless and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great breakfasts and nothing was too much trouble for Malcolm & his team. We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bath House Hotel

Address: Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range: £62 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bath House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bath House hotel has 22 en-suite bedrooms and is ideally situated opposite the Tunnels beaches, close to the High Street and just a few minutes walk from the harbour. If you feel like a work out or simply want to sweat it out in the sauna, the fully fitted gymnasium, sauna, solarium, steam and power showers are available free of charge when staying at the hotel. ... more   less 
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