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“So Welcoming!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marine Court Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So Welcoming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at The Marine Court for six nights, we booked a double sea-view room. On arrival we were greeted by the owners, nothing was any trouble at all, incredibly friendly and genuine people... couldn't wish for better hosts. There is also a huge CCTV monitored car park next door... which was a big bonus. We were shown to our room, which was lovely, wonderful views of South Wales through our window! Our stay just got better and better, breakfast was superb, locally sourced and delicious. Slept like a baby every night in an ever so comfortable bed. If you are thinking of staying in Ilfracombe, please don't hesitate contacting the hosts Russ and Karen, who we now consider as friends, not just hosts. You will not be disappointed!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

A really friendly welcome from very professional and approachable hosts, fantastic breakfast - loved the black pudding - cooked to your preference, clean and comfortable room, close enough to Verity for a gentle stroll but not in the noisy area of town, parking no problem - that's a real bonus! We stayed two nights and will be going back again before the summer's over as we have more to see in the area and can't think of a better place to use as a base.... and really looking forward to more of Russ's fantastic breakfasts.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karen B
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swadlincote
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

spotlessly clean,the room very comfortable with everything you could need,it feels very homely,breakfast is excellent,with a good choice,it was our first visit,would certainly visit again,the parking for your car is very secure.Russ and Karen are a lovely couple,who make you very welcome,they take a pride in what they do, and it shows when you go. A lovely seated area at the front of the property with colourful flowers,this is a little gem of a place, we wish them all the best, they deserve it.

Room Tip: all rooms are excellent but rear rooms would probably be quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank philip p
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Aylesbury, Bucks
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29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We have recently returned from a three night break at Marine Court which we thoroughly enjoyed. From the moment we arrived Karen and Russ made us feel very welcome and always had time to ask about your day and your plans for the next giving you ideas of places to visit. The room was lovely with a big comfy bed, we stayed in the a Super Kingsize room with a sea view, and tastefully decorated.
For breakfast you could have practically anything you wanted from fresh fruit and yoghurt, cereals or a full English, decisions decisions. In the room there was tea and coffee with biscuits, mints and fresh filtered water.
There are a lot restaurants in the town, which is only a 10 minute walk away, and Karen gave us plenty of recommendations.
We will definitely recommend this to anyone planning to stay in Ilfracombe and would not hesitate to stay there again. It is a real credit to Karen and Russ and we didn't want our stay to come to an end.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed here for a very enjoyable weekend! We were warmly welcomed by Karen and Russ when we arrived and Russ had all our bags in the room before we had even finished signing in. Our room was bright, welcoming and comfortable, with seats in the bay window and a well stocked tea/coffee/chocolate selection. Breakfast was lovely, the best fruit salad I have ever had and a good choice of cereals andyoghurt. The Build a breakfast was a great idea and was beautifully cooked. Karen made helpful suggestions when we were planning our trips out and gave us lots of useful information about the area. When we sadly had to leave Russ carried our luggage out for us as my husband was recovering from an operation and was unable to carry anything. Our stay was first class in everything and we will definately come back here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lynne B
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I had the pleasure of spending a delightful, very comfortable and relaxing weekend at Marine Court, run by owners Russ and Karen.

We arrived early evening, quickly checked in and were shown to our rooms. First thing that struck me was how tastefully the room was decorated. A lovely large double bed, large flat screen TV, lovely bathroom and the sheer cleanliness - the place was immaculate!! The whole place is so homely and welcoming.

After sampling the delicious cookies from the tea / coffee tray, it was time to head off down to Ilfracombe town centre for dinner - a 7 to 10 min walk down the hill. In Devon, many restaurants say "Dinner from 6:00pm" but no finishing time. 9:00pm is actually when restaurants stop serving food (they like to go to bed early in Devon!).

After a long day, a comfortable bed is what you need and at Marine Court, that is exactly what you get. The bed was so comfortable, I didn't want to get up!! A look out the window (from room 6) and I was saw south Wales, which was really nice to wake up to.

Coming downstairs to breakfast, Karen personally greets guests by their first name and shows them to their table. It was great to be a treated as a guest rather than any customer in a big hotel chain. Breakfast has plenty to choose with juices, yoghurt and cereals out ready for you to serve yourself. The menu on the table lists all the hot items ready to order from the kitchen. I had delicious porridge made exactly how I like it and a hot breakfast with a delicious vegetarian sausage - all prepared by Russ to the highest of standards.

Two days and it was sadly time to say goodbye. Could have stayed a week, I was so comfortable! I can honestly say that this is one of the best places i've ever stayed at in Europe and the best i've stayed at in the UK. You'll have a wonderful stay, I guarantee. Will definitely return in the near future. Very highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Craig S
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Worcester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Me & my partner stayed at Marine Court for two nights whilst in the area looking at wedding venues.

When we arrived we were given a lovely warm welcome by Russ & Karen & our bags were quickly taken up to our room whilst we checked in. We stayed in room 6 which had a sea view, the room itself was fabulous, nice & modern & totally spotless!! There was a flat screen tv with DVD player (plus a good selection of DVDs you can borrow from the bookcase on the landing) Also a lovely selection of tea/coffee/herbal tea & hot chocolate, plus some biscuits & a bottle of filtered water you can help yourself too. There's some really nice touches like shower cap & body wash in the bathroom, & tissues & mints on the dressing table. The bed was super comfy & we slept really well!

Breakfast was delicious, a selection of cereals, yogurts, & fruit salad to start alongside fruit juices, (fruit salad was especially good!) plus fresh coffee & toast. Then a build your own full English breakfast to follow, i had scrambled eggs on toast which were free range & very yummy! Ruth the waitress was so friendly & breakfast was served very quickly.

Overall Karen & Russ made us feel so very welcome, they took time to chat to us & told us all the best places to eat in the town. I found they really did go the extra mile to make our stay special. We enjoyed our stay from start to finish & when we return to ilfracombe again there's no doubt where we will be staying!

Marine court gets a huge thumbs up from us!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Marine Court Hotel

Property: Marine Court Hotel
Address: Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Marine Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MARINE COURT a Four Star GOLD AA Accredited Guest Accommodation and Ranked No 1 by Trip Advisor is situated in a quiet, pleasant position within 5 minutes walking distance of the picturesque harbour. It offers a friendly informal atmosphere, but also offers very high standards. It is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and for exploring the stunning coast and wonderful beaches that North Devon offers. ... more   less 
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Marine Court Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon

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