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The Collingdale Guest House
Ranked #2 of 53 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
somerset
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“A relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at The Collingdale. This was our third stay, and the accommodation and award-winning breakfast did not disappoint. We loved the welcome in Ilfracombe, and would also recommend the Relish Bistro and Tapas Bar on Fore Street.

Room Tip: Old Edwardian house with lots of stairs. If you can't handle too many, ask for a room on the fir...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

A Fantastic mini break great breakfasts friendly atmosphere and very clean and well presented you were made to feel at ease straight away .

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Had a wonderful stay at the Collingdale, Sharon was an excellent host. We had an upper room with great views out to the ocean, and Ilfracombe was just a 10 minute stroll away.
Th rooms are clean and fitted to a very high standard. We will be coming again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rochester
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We had a wonderful stay at The Collingdale, Sharon and Daryl were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome, without being too intrusive. The rooms are beautifully decorated with Laura Ashley wallpaper, and we loved all the ‘thoughtful’ extra touches. The standard of house-keeping was excellent too, and we were really pleased with the way our room was cleaned each day.

We chose a lovely kingsize room on the top floor and it was certainly worth climbing to the top for the fantastic views right across the harbour, we could even see right across to Wales on a clear day. The bed was one of the comfiest we had ever slept in and had lovely crisp white linen, it was also nice to have great big fluffy bath sheets as opposed to the usual small towels we have experienced in other B&Bs. Other guests have mentioned the parking, but we never experienced a problem, we stayed for 7 nights and managed to park on the street outside for free most days and only once had to park on the car park at the rear, which was actually free overnight so not a problem. Yes, there are lots of steps if you come in the back door, so not for the feint-hearted, but you can’t get such fantastic views without being in an elevated position.

Breakfast was an amazing experience with loads of choice on a buffet whilst waiting for your cooked breakfast, with fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, dried fruits and cereals. The full ‘Devon’ breakfast has to be up there as one of the best we have ever tasted, with thick cut bacon, free range eggs and really yummy sausages. Also tried the natural smoked haddock with poached eggs one morning which was excellent.

Ilfracombe itself was a gem of a place with a really pretty harbour and seafront and we were really surprised at the number of excellent restaurants. We would certainly recommend Restaurant 71 and Relish on Fore Street.

All in all, a brilliant stay, we shall certainly be returning and would not hesitate to recommend to others.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Rather old fashioned and dated hotel. Had to cut our stay short because we had 2 sleepless nights due to the resident next door snoring all night.

Room Tip: Only witnessed the attic room which was rather depressing
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

We booked a room with sea view and king size bed. The room was nice and clean, yet quite small. The shower too was rather on the small side. The view was lovely, breakfast was good and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The big downside was the parking. There was no chance at all to park near the hotel so we had to drive down to the long stay parking lot (charge is 3.10 for 24hrs, no charge between 6pm to 8am). Dragging our luggage all the way up to the hotel and up the steep stairways was a sweaty and not very desirable experience. We did read the information about parking on their website but did not quite get the real picture (guess we weren't the only ones). Overall, we had a nice stay but would choose another hotel with better parking.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

My partner and I booked with short notice, for a two night stay. Sharon was brilliant, and we were originally having to swap rooms. Sharon, however, managed to sort out the arrangements so we could stay in the same room. Excellent service, and so friendly and hospitable. The breakfasts were a major plus for my partner, who thought they were 'mmmmm'. The hotel is situated perfectly, with the harbour and town only a short walk. Sharon was very helpful with things to do, and where to eat. Also, the bed was so comfy, we miss it !! Would not hesitate to re-book ! Lovely break - lovely hotel. Thanks.

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Property: The Collingdale Guest House
Address: 13 Larkstone Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Collingdale Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Collingdale is an AA 4 star Silver rated Victorian guesthouse which also has an AA Breakfast Award. Beautifully situated directly on the South West coastal path, with miles of uninterrupted views across the picturesque harbour of Ilfracombe and the clifftop scenery of Hillsborough Nature Reserve. Just a few minutes walk to the beach and the beautiful historic harbour with its excellent selection of restaurants, shops, cafes and galleries and the ferry to Lundy Island. The town centre, Landmark Theatre and famous Tunnels Beaches are also within easy walking distance. Furnished to a high standard throughout with a cosy bar and an elegant guest lounge and breakfast room. ... more   less 
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Collingdale Hotel Ilfracombe
The Collingdale Guest House Ilfracombe, Devon

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