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Langstone Cliff Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dawlish
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The hotel is very pleasant and located in a great spot for all local attractions. Close to the beach and ideal for lovely walks. Facilities are great for families and include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a soft play area for younger children. There is also a tennis court, table tennis and snooker room for the older children. Our room was clean and tidy although a little dated in terms of décor although there was all the amenities that you would want such as digital TV, hairdryer, alarm clock and trouser press. Staff were generally attentive and accommodating although the standard of service seemed lower than the previous year when we stayed. The change in the menu also seemed less appetising with some dishes advertised but not actually provided on one particular day. However, overall the Langstone Cliff Hotel provides a good place for a family holiday.

Room Tip: We had a room on the ground floor which is great but it was at the back where the bins were and the...
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

My first visit to the Hotel was as a baby only a couple of months old back in 1969. Family holidays growing up and many visits as an adult in my own right, always ensure I will go back for more. The staff are always very polite and helpful, the food always freshly cooked and tasty and the rooms always clean. The weather this year ensured we had an even better time. Unfortunately, there was one negative point, on the day of our departure, after only being home for a couple of hours, I received a call implying that I had left without paying. Never had this experience before and was a little upset by it. After I told the lady that called that I had in fact settled up when we checked out and could produce the receipt, she was going to go away and check her till. Would have appreciated a call back to confirm that she had found the payment and an apology, but no call received. After many many visits to the hotel, this slightly soured our experience. Obviously, just an error, but an upsetting one.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A very pleasant hotel in its own grounds - very peaceful. We had a lovely room, nicely furnished with its own balcony Not much of a view it must be said. Comfortable bed, and super shower. loads of hangers in the wardrobe (that's unusual!)
It was a hot night so we slept with the windows wide open. No complaints about that. But we had a dreadful night's sleep. Why? Because of the b****y sea gulls! They were screaming all night long! Difficult to get a wink of sleep. What is it with South Devon gulls? We have plenty of gulls in North Devon, but they are orderly birds, who go to bed at sunset, and don't wake up till morning.
Now I know this is not the fault of the management, I am just reporting the facts.
Otherwise no real problems. Cooked breakfast was good, though it could have been warmer. The indoor pool looked O K, though definitely on the small size. The public rooms were comfortable and well furnished with lots of books, games and magazines available. On balance, I would say the management tried hard to please their guests.... but I'm not sure we will be going back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The hotel was very clean and welcoming, the staff friendly and helpful with nothing too much trouble. The meals were of excellent quality and plentiful. From the point of arrival on 15th July to departure (11 nights in total) it enabled a relaxed stay. The weather was hot but a room fan was immediately offered and supplied. Had a room with a balcony overlooking the gardens and outdoor pool with views also over the sea. The gardens were open to local people but this did not detract from the stay as there is plenty of room.

Room Tip: Sea view is probably the nicest, even better with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was our fourth visit to the Langstone Cliff Hotel. After three visits with our children, we returned after a break of a few years with my wife's parents, aunt and our teenage daughter. We booked three rooms, a single, a standard double and a family room with balcony and stayed at the beginning of July.
The hotel itself is located in beautiful grounds which include an outdoor pool, a tennis court a small wood, stables and a huge lawn with a beautiful view over the sea. There's an outdoor terrace in the olde English style where you can sit and enjoy the view and there are several very comfortable public areas inside the hotel where guests can sit and chat, drink, play cards etc and it's all decorated in that typical English plush carpet-sanderson wallpaper-velvet curtain-chesterfield sofa style which makes it a great place to relax. The hotel is very child friendly and there are both outside and inside play areas for children so you can always find a little corner to relax in peace and quiet even if there are several families around. There is a large indoor pool which we used every day and often had it to ourselves.
The bar and it's staff is great and reasonably priced. The restaurant is very good with friendly attentive service and a good choice of food. Breakfast is buffet style and you can choose either buffet or table service for the evening meal, although the food is the same so you might as well take the buffet so you can see what it looks like before you choose. The food quality is good, but don't expect cordon bleu.
There are several different types of room from small singles to family units with up to three separate bedrooms so, basically, you pay your money and take your choice. Our family room with one double and one single bed was very good with a large balcony with a fantastic view over the grounds towards the sea. Bathroom was clean, modern and well equipped. The standard double was much smaller with no balcony and a view to the rear of the hotel over the woods and stable. The standard single was even smaller, but remember that these rooms are priced accordingly. As I mentioned earlier, you pay your money and take your choice. If your children are under ten, they stay free sharing accomodation with their parents, so the family suites are probably the best value for families with young children. If a view and your own balcony are important to you, then the go for the "with balcony" rooms. Note the prices on the hotel website are per person, not per room.
It's a five minute walk to the sandy Dawlish Warren beach. You can take a local train from here to Exeter which takes about 30 minutes. Also, don't miss the spectacular walk past Langstone Cliff into Dawlish town along the seafront (unless it's high tide). Finally, the Mount Pleasant pub located about 200 yards from the hotel entrance is worth a visit. It's a bit touristy but the beer is good and the views over Dawlish Warren to Exmouth are spectacular.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Very nice 3 star Hotel. The staff were very helpful and always keen to assist. The rooms were clean and comfortable; the weather was very hot so rooms a little warm at night. The outside balcony could have done with a clean and some decoration. We had a balcony overlooking the back of the Hotel which was great for privacy, the ones overlooking the pool were very public.Breakfast was adequate but not a great deal of selection at the buffet.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are more private
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate our Pearl Anniversary. We arrived a bit too early to get into our room, but we spent the spare time in the indoor pool which was great after the journey. Everything in the hotel was super - room, food, staff, gardens and sports facilities. If we had known just how child friendly the hotel was we would most likely not have booked, but the children (from 3 months to teens) were so well catered for that we hardly knew they were there.

Generally, we holiday overseas, but have promised ourselves a return trip for our 35th anniversary.

Room Tip: The rooms with balconies and great views were overlooking public areas and not very quiet but the vi...
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Address: Mount Pleasant Road | Dawlish Warren, Dawlish EX7 0NA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dawlish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dawlish
Price Range: £73 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Langstone Cliff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Langstone Cliff Hotel is situated in 19 acres of wooded grounds overlooking the Sea and Exe Estuary just a few minutes drive from Exeter. The Hotel offers extensive secluded grounds, expansive lounges and public rooms and can cater for events for up to 400 People in the Washington Suite. The hotel's Lincoln Bar is open all day and every day and offers and extensive range of reasonably priced food and drink. The 64 bedrooms of the hotel offer a variety of accommodation (all en- suite) with Family Suites and Family rooms available as well as standard double rooms, Sea view and Balcony rooms. The rooms are constantly being updates and modernised and all feature free high speed Wi-Fi, Tea And Coffee making facilities and Freeview televisions with Sky SPorts. The Lincoln restaurant is open from 7.30am till 10.00am every day for breakfast (sundays 8.00am till 10.00am). The Lincoln Restaurant is open for Lunch from 12.30pm till 2.00pm every Sunday and any other day by appointment. Dinner is served every evening from 6.45pm till 9.00pm. ... more   less 
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