We booked last minute after my husband was signed off this week following a major op & my son finished his exams & we got the last room in the hotel. Our room was a suite - a double & twin with a shared bathroom & a small sitting room. Personally I would have preferred the small sitting room to have been a second bathroom, as we didn't use it to sit in, as it felt quite cramped & dark. Unfortunately our rooms were on the side of the hotel that is adjacent to the road, with a couple of bars & takeaways on it. It was a very warm evening so we had to have all the bedroom windows open & we hadn't anticipated the constant noise from the bars & smell of takeaways. I convinced myself that come midnight, all would be quiet. Sadly I was wrong & the shouting & loud conversations beneath our bedrooms (we were on the first floor) kept us awake until just before 4am, when folk finally decided it was time for bed. We mentioned this to the manager when we checked out, who sympathised but said this was out of their control. My husband suggested air conditioning for the affected rooms would be a good idea, so windows could be kept shut, but was told this would be too expensive. This was a real shame as the setting is superb, the food in the brasserie excellent, staff very friendly, hotel clean & despite being fully booked didn't feel crowded. Our teenage boys thoroughly enjoyed the lido & the "fresh-air gym" and having the beach just a stones throw away was the icing on the cake. We would hope to come again but not if it means staying on that side of the hotel. The suite was £272 for the one night bed & breakfast & when everyone's awake most of the night due to noise, that make's it an expensive breakfast! I feel the price of the suite should reflect it's position in the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Much of the Hotel has been lovingly restored from the mid 1800's, creating it's unique and tranquil atmosphere. High ceilings, chandeliers and comfortable, quiet lounges are a testament to that era, and where first class modern amenities are required, they have been skilfully incorporated into the existing Woolacombe accommodation. We place high value on our staff. Trained to be attentive yet unobtrusive and to provide the kind of personal service that is so often hard to find. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woolacombe Bay Hotel
- Bay Woolacombe
- The Woolacombe Bay Hotel Devon