We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“So relaxing!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Ilfracombe House Hotel
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“So relaxing!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

After checking reviews for this lovely little hotel we decided to book a nights stay as we were booked in for a show at 'Cliffs Pavilion'. Ideally situated for this venue & rather than bother to move the car from hotel car park, we walked & found it only took a few minutes, also the fact that I am recovering from pheumonia, it was still manageable. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Our room was a twin, but to our surprise we had one double & one single, this was great as being I was converlessing, I grabbed the double. The room was clean & had everything we needed. We had breakfast next morning which was lovely. We checked out, but after having lunch in Leigh on the way home, we decided we fancied another night for me to have a rest, so we rang them up & back we went, to be honest we would have loved to stay longer, but had to get home. Will definitely be returning sooner than later. Ps.clicked on ratings for 'fitness studio' & 'swimming pool' by mistake as of course there wasn't any, please ignore.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank trudybax b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

257 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    111
    89
    33
    11
    13
See reviews for
52
103
19
39
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
buckinghamshire
Level Contributor
189 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were a group of 11 who spent a weekend break here. The service from all at the hotel was 1st class. The bedrooms were very spacious, with everything you would need (iron, trouser press +++). The breakfast was buffet style, but plenty of choice and always topped up if anything got low, eggs could be cooked to order. We did have an evening meal there and this again was 1st class, food was great, huge portions and service again was 1st class. Overall I would recommend this hotel to all my friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank porchy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Birmingham
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

A group of 30 of us booked into this hotel for the may day weekend. The check in was handled excellently and Bertie the owner and his staff were superb nothing was too much trouble. 8 of us decided to have an evening meal at the hotel and this was excellent. The breakfast was buffet style with plenty to choose from and again excellent. Will definitely return when in the area. Well done Bertie and Staff.

Room Tip: Room 6 Top Floor is a large room with a four poster bed.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jean S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Easter weekend in Southend is a bit of a habit for me now. This (2014) was the fifth time I've driven down from Aberdeen, to stay at The Ilfracombe

After 10 hours behind the wheel and arriving several hours early (my miscalculation), the staff did their best to get me into my room ASAP for a nap. The breakfast is fantastic, probably the best I've had in a hotel and you can eat as much as you like. The hot servers are continually filled with freshly cooked food and you can help yourself as many times as you want. I also had one evening meal on this trip and that was of excellent quality and value too.

The rooms are warm, comfortable and clean and the owner, his family and staff are always polite, professional and attentive.

It's very close to the seafront and a 10 minute walk from the town center and railway station. Parking can be an issue but it's never caused me any great concerns albeit I've had to drive round the block a couple of times to get a space - no biggie really. It's very reasonably priced too.

I'd have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to any one and all goilng well I'l be back for years to come.

Thanks Bertie, family and staff.

Brian!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Brash D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

As usual we booked a one night stay using Booking.com. Not being one to normally have a gripe we paid £84 for a normal double room with Breakfast. The hotel's brochure/flyer which we picked up in reception states that the price of the room is between £74 and £79 with a discount if booked direct. I'll leave you to fathom that one out as I didn't think hotels usually charged a premium if booked through Booking.com. The hotel is clean and tidy in all aspects and comfortable. Couldn't get a car park space but street parking was available. Good position for the seafront and a pleasant stroll into Southend itself. Would recommend but watch who you book with.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank SisterBluebird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Had a wonderful time there last year. So stayed 3 nights room 9 sleeps 3. Good aspect etc. When we arrived mid morning used the facilities and were told 12.30-1pm would be ready no probs. Went up town had a good look around. Came back just after 1 completely shattered no room ready. was asked to look at the apartment next door but one on ground floor. Nice enough but not enough room for a disabled and one using a cpap machine as the double bed was pushed against the window. Waited another 20 mins for the room to be cleaned with coffee on the house. Yes beds clean all white as before, but window had a large crack down it. The bathroom desperately needs slip mats as the floor tile are very slippy ones and the bath also. Its a 1970 mustard and is now very very dated. The hand basing appeared to be worn and discolouring and tap constantly dripping. The tolet had a handle that was ready to fall off any time. Also sanitary bags were 1 and never replaced. Milke and tea wasn`t replenished without us asking....very disapponted. The one special thing was that the hotel sold tickets for Adventure world at approx half price they stopped it when I asked on the second time Said they were told not to sell them!!!!

Room Tip: possibly an apartment in another building
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mildenhall2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Liverpool
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Hidden outside London but within very easy reach, the hotel is not only spotlessly clean but also boasts some of the best hospitality I have had as a business traveller.

The staff have a welcome that is not only sincere but also leaves you with a feel good factor.I have stayed here on a number of occasions and plan to come back in the summer as a tourist. Good people ,clean rooms and very reasonably priced.

You wont be disappointed .

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JamesMcMahon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Southend-on-Sea hotels
0.1 mi away
Muthu Westcliff Hotel
Muthu Westcliff Hotel
#2 of 5 in Westcliff-on-Sea
3.5 of 5 bubbles 579 reviews
0.5 mi away
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Sout...
#12 of 19 in Southend-on-Sea
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,150 reviews
1.9 mi away
Roslin Beach Hotel
Roslin Beach Hotel
#1 of 2 in Thorpe Bay
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,427 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
The Last Post
The Last Post
#5 of 19 in Southend-on-Sea
4.5 of 5 bubbles 265 reviews
1.2 mi away
Premier Inn Southend On Sea (Eastern Esplanade) Hotel
Premier Inn Southend On Sea (Eas...
#1 of 19 in Southend-on-Sea
4.5 of 5 bubbles 693 reviews
0.3 mi away
Gleneagles Guesthouse
Gleneagles Guesthouse
#1 of 5 in Westcliff-on-Sea
4.5 of 5 bubbles 273 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ilfracombe House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ilfracombe House Hotel

Property: Ilfracombe House Hotel
Address: 9-13 Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ilfracombe House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An 'AA' Rated 4-Star Guest House which combines spacious and comfortable accommodation with a prime location close to Cliffs Pavilion Theatre and Southend's Adventure Island Funfair Park. • 20 en-suite Bedrooms & 6 fully serviced Apartment Suites • Walking distance to High Street, Cliffs Pavilion & Seafront • Free Car Parking • Free Wi-Fi • Free Full English Breakfast • SKY SPORTS in all Rooms & Bar • Fully Licensed Bar & Restaurant • Less than 7 minutes drive from Southend Airport • 1/2 Price Wristbands to Adventure Island Park ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Ebookers, Hotels.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, HRS and HotelQuickly so you can book your Ilfracombe House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ilfracombe Hotel Southend On Sea
Ilfracombe House Hotel Southend-On-Sea, Essex

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing