My now husband and I stayed at The Rocks Hotel 15-17th August, I booked a king size room in June and explained that my husband and I were running away to Devon to get married in secret. The hotel has its own car park and parking seems to be at a premium in Woolacombe in peak season so this was very useful. My first impression on entering the hotel was it was like a luxurious home, Martin and Wendy the proprietors give a lovely warm welcome, had the look and feel of a boutique hotel. There is lots of useful information about local attractions, eateries and local firms in the hotel which is really handy. Prior to our arrival Wendy & Martin recommended restaurants and nothing is too much trouble.
On arrival our room had helium balloons in and a bottle of bubbley a lovely touch, oh and rocky bars which were yummy, not had them since my my youth! The bed was large and for the first time in many stays my husband did not complain about the bed and said it was comfy, lots of storage space in the bedroom and two comfy chairs. The ensuite had a spacious shower and was bright and airy.
The location of the hotel is perfect, minutues from the beach, shops and restaurants, if you were planning to stay in Wolacombe there would be no need to drive anywhere.
The hotel allows you free use of bodyboards and wetsuits, this is a real saving and we had great fun.
Breakfast is a unique experience and a blast, great choice of continental breakfasts as well as a hearty cooked breakfast.
The other guests staying in the hotel were made up of very nice couples and families, all very friendly.
On the morning of the wedding Wendy even helped me into my wedding dress, the duke box went on for our first dance and the following morning our breakfast table had just married banners on!! Wendy and Martin are such kind and caring people and are what makes The Rocks Hotel work so well, you arrive as their guests but they treat you like family.
Another must is to eat at The Rock Inn Georgeham, you need to book we went on a tuesday evening and acked but a sign of amazing food.
We have booked the self catering apartment with our baby son next August to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and there is no-where in the world I would rather be.
Thank you very much Wendy & Martin!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rocks Hotel is in the heart of Woolacombe. Only 300m from the beach. The whole hotel is constantly being refurbished to a high standard. We have a large collection of wet suits and a smaller collection of body/surf boards and even the odd kayak, that we are happy to lend our guest, free of charge.Be assured of a warm welcome and a unique experience. We look forward to meeting you soon!Wendy & Martin ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Rocks Hotel Woolacombe, Devon