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“Lovely country house”
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Barn Hotel
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
brixham
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely country house”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Booked on the day for this hotel which meant they did not receive the information we were arriving and so despite check in being from 1500 to 1900 no one was at the hotel when we arrived we tried phoning and could hear the phone inside ringing after twenty mins another guest returned and we were able to enter the lobby where another number for the duty manager was displayed who had just popped out bless her she rushed back and checked us in maybe the duty manager number should be displayed outside to avoid this happening to anyone else as it did feel like we had arrived at a ghost hotel having said this it is a beautiful country house clean and nicely decorated lovely sunny breakfast room (full english and a choice of cereals,fruit and yogurts) and patio area the pool was still closed but being made ready i think as someone was working on it the morning we left room 12 was large and had beautiful sea views across the exe river and out to sea very comfortable beds and lovely large towels for the bath the two members of staff we encountered were very helpful and friendly so overall we were very pleased with our stay and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at the Barn. It is very well located with outstanding views of the sea and the Exe estuary. We stayed (again) in room 9 which is extremely quiet with splendid views. The bed is large and comfortable and the room clean and tidy with a tea making facility. Parking is plentiful and it is a short walk to the seafront and beach though somewhat further to the town centre.
There is a TV in the room with Freeview (although reception on BBC 1 & 2 is weak-an Exmouth problem apparently). Breakfast is very good but is sadly served only between 8-9 am even on weekends which is a little antisocial when on holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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129 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Mathew G and other recent reviewers describe the Barn, and our experiences and impressions very well. In summary: more like a B &B than a hotel, definitely not a 4 star, tired and in need of a freshening up, over priced. But in a good location with an excellent view of the sea. The only bar refrigerator was broken, but no one on the staff seemed to care, so after a long hot day's driving, our options were warm drinks or no drinks. This could be a great B & B with a little serious effort and some investment a refurbishment.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Streatham, London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Made to feel very welcome on arrival and the staff could not do enough for you. Lovely breakfast after a comfortable sleep in a very clean spacious room. Fantastic views and just a short walk from the beach. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Julie M
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UK
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Beautiful exterior and views.

However, as per the negative comments below, the interior decor, facilities and standard of cleanliness was very poor and not reflective of the 4* star label or the price commanded per night. We found animal hair on the baby high chair. In our room light bulbs were blown, the curtain track was hanging down and the bathroom extractor sounded like a generator. Bins remained unemptied during our stay which was not great when travelling with a baby.

The owners / managers seemed very disinterested in guests or the upkeep of the hotel. The saving grace was the very polite and friendly young man serving breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank saseasa
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We stayed five nights, choosing the hotel for its location near the friends we were visiting, and its dog-friendliness.

We liked the quiet location, dogs being welcome, the spacious room (it was no. 6), the sea view, and the beach being close. We were able to relax during our stay.

We were less keen on the unheated bathroom and the somewhat tired decor.

On the first morning of our visit, our cooked breakfast was served on cold plates, at a table that hadn't been cleaned properly since the last guests, by a waiter in clothes that needed a good wash. After a word with the owner, the first two of those points were corrected for the rest of our stay. Of course, they shouldn't have needed to be mentioned.

There weren't more or better facilities than many B&Bs I've stayed in, and it did have more of that feeling to it than a hotel. We were charged £99 per night, which in April for a B&B seems too much. So despite the positive points I've mentioned, I can only give it an average rating.

Room Tip: Room 6 has a good sea view
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Matthew G
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london
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

In a beautiful setting the Barn Hotel is a warm ,clean beautiful place to stay.T room we had was a superior room,very well decorated very spacious and everything you need is in the room. Breakfast is pentiful,cooked breakfast served very hot. A few minutes walk from the sandy beach. .

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet.Back rooms look over the sea.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Barn Hotel

Property: Barn Hotel
Address: Foxholes Hill, Exmouth EX8 2DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Barn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Barn Hotel Exmouth, Devon

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