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“5 day coach tour”
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Ashton Court
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“5 day coach tour”
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Small hotel well situated for the town or the sea front. I found the staff very friendly, the service in the dining room was excellent,and the food was very good. Entertainment on three evenings, two of which were really good.
Joyce Watson

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

I stayed as part of a 16 person booking for a football tour on 28th July. The owner was very accommodating to the fact we were a football team on tour and as such due in late on the Saturday night.

The staff were very friendly and flexible with regard to breakfast, not everybody had the full English that comes with the room and instead we were offered bacon sandwiches.

Rooms were clean and all bar one had en suite bathrooms. The prices were the cheapest around Exmouth for B&B and for those looking for a B&B on a budget, this fits the bill.

The town is a 5 minute walk from the hotel and easy to find. There is no off street parking but a few spaces are available in local back streets.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I have recently returned from a 4 day short break to Exmouth with a local coach holiday company where we stayed at the Ashton Court Hotel. My bedroom was on the third floor at the back of the hotel where i had a lovely view over the town. The room was light and airy together with a comfortable bed. The bed sheets and pillow cases were crisp white though i wasn't too keen on the woolen type blankets that were also on the bed. They looked old fashioned and as the weather was hot, it made the bed too warm until i pushed them aside. In this day and age i believe a duvet would be far more acceptable. The room was clean and had a good flat screen television. The reception was fine on most channels except BBC which was problematic because the picture was freezing. However, i didn't use the television a great deal so there was no real problem. There were plenty of tea and coffee sachets in the bedroom together with milk and cream cartons. The bathroom although on the small side was adequate. I did leave a wet bath towel folded and placed on the shower floor on the Saturday morning. Normally by doing this in hotels, the housekeeping staff take the towel away and leave a fresh one. However, it was left in the bathroom for the duration of my stay. Why it wasn't taken away i am not quite sure.

Evening meals in the dining room were reasonable. However, the vegetable combinations were the most un-inspiring i have seen in a long while. For example, leeks and string beans together one night, sweet corn and peas mixed together another night. I never saw a carrot, swede or parsnips for the duration of my stay. I have to say that the roast lamb dinner we had on the Sunday evening was very good and the roast potatoes were very tasty. That was probably the best meal of the three evenings. The steak pie we had one evening, although edible, was so salty it did take the enjoyment of it away. Why so much salt was used in it is a mystery to me! Desserts were not too bad. The trifle on the Saturday evening was the best dessert of the stay.

Breakfast was on the whole ok. I was surprised though when i asked for porridge to be told that they don't do it. Surely that is an absolute breakfast basic. So, i stuck to Rice Krispies instead! The cooked breakfast was good, though the sausages were absolutely disgusting. They seemed to be the cheapest of the cheap, which was a shame as the bacon was lovely. After experiencing the sausages on the first morning, i couldn't face having them again, so i asked for an extra slice of bacon instead which they gladly provided. The dining room staff were friendly and very efficient.

The bar/lounge was a pleasant room. The lady who served behind the bar every evening was always friendly and chatty. There was entertainment on two evenings. I didn't see the first cabaret, however i did see the lady singer on the Sunday evening and she was very good indeed.

The hotel has it's own private gardens across the road. The view from the garden was wonderful and as the weather was so fine i enjoyed sitting there. However, there was not enough seating and the two picnic benches/tables were obviously very old and needed replacing. The garden also needs more care and bedding plants would be nice to create a display. It was obvious to me that only the very minimum of maintenance goes into looking after the garden which is a a shame as it is a great asset to the hotel and in a fantastic position overlooking the sea. They could really make something of this garden if they tried.

To conclude, this hotel is ok for a short break in Exmouth. I would however hesitate in recommending it i have to say, because there are things that need to be improved upon there, for example, some of the food offerings and money needs spending in some parts and on some aspects of this hotel. This could then become a really good hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

i stayed here the weekend of the 27/4/12 and found it to be most satisfactory the rooms were clean food was good only thing i found to be needing attention was the dining room needed cleaning and heating

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Derby
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

After a recent 5 day visit it was an eye opener . Worn out bed linen , dirty carpets through out and rooms not cleaned daily . Two nights food awful went out to eat after that . Will not be stopping there again .

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

i have recently returned fron a long w/e in the Ashton Court. I found it very satisfactory on all levels. My single room was small, but light and well fitted with crisp bedding and fluffy towels and matching bedcover and curtains.The en-suite was small, but quite adequate for a single room. I was at the back of the hotel and hence had no sea view, but it was beautifully quiet..The view from the front of the hotel was wonderful, and the snmall private garden opposite, with picnic tables was an added bonus.
The food was plentiful,with so many assorted vegetables at the evening meal that my table never managed to finish them all! There was always several choices.The young waiting staff were great.I had no complaints about anything I chose.
I know that some people complained about one member of the reception staff, but i had no reason to deal with her. The other receptionist and the lady who ran the evening bar were always pleasant and friendly. Some people in our party complained about the temperature of the rooms and also the supply of hot water. I had no problems with either of these things. For what we paid for this holiday at a 2** hotel,it was a bargain !

Room Tip: front rooms would have the superb view, but may be less quiet in the high season
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

we found the hotel clean the food was good it was in a nice position .It helped even more as we had a sea view from our bedroom .The staff were friendly and the service was fast.As I always say if you want a 5* Hotel then book one simple as that.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ashton Court
Address: 5-6 Louisa Terrace, Exmouth EX8 2AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exmouth
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Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Exmouth
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ashton Court 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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