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Woody Bay Hotel

, Parracombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4QX, England
Woody Bay Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst it's exciting to try new places, we can't help coming back to this hotel, several times a year , for the last twenty. It's changed a bit, but the views and the food, both equally sublime , keep drawing us back. It's a challenge to go back home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were welcomed by Martin and Collette our hosts as soon as we got out of our car. With an offer of tea on the verandah we were starting to relax at the start of a very pleasant 3 day stay. Our room offered a spectacular view of Woody Bay and beyond out into the Bristol Channel to South Wales.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Woody Bay Hotel, run by the very welcoming Collette and Martin, is comfortable, beautifully located and offers a relaxing ambience. Terrific library to browse in and socialise with other guests; the meals were well presented and delicious. well worth considering for a quiet weekend with dozens of walks and excursions nearby.

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Callington, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband, myself and a friend have just returned from a two night stay at this wonderful hotel. We all loved the hotel and it's wonderful owners. The area is amazingly beautiful. The rooms were very comfortable and exceptionally clean. We were on half board so had breakfast and dinner. I think you would find it very difficult to find... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Woody Bay is a very special place and The Woody Bay hotel is right at the centre of it. I have been taking my family there for 17 years. Your host Collette and Martin, your chef will make you feel at home the minute you climb the steps to the front door. The food is excellent and rooms are beautifully... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Hotel is perched in a tiny lane overlooking the spectacular Woody Bay on the north Devon coast. A Victorian villa now converted, after one or two re-inventions, into an eight room hotel. The present owners Collette & Martin Petch - have nurtured the hotel since 1991. The hotel is very comfortable - great eclectic library, deep sofas, huge beds... More 

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Cymru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We returned to Woody Bay (our honeymoon hotel) to celebrate our Ruby anniversary, having been encouraged by reviews on tripadvisor. On arrival we were served coffee in the lounge next to a roaring log fire, surrounded by newspapers and books. Blissful! The restaurant is small but there was still a choice of 5 starters and 9 main courses. Every dish... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We used to come here with our family some 20 years ago, the last time when Colette and Martin took over the hotel. We decided to return, with a friend of ours, and what a surprise! All rooms are tastefully decorated, with recently refurbished en-suites. As mentioned elsewhere, the outside needs a bit of TLC but that certainly is not... More 

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pershore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Set in the hillside, on a very very quiet road, overlooking Woody Bay - through the trees, we had a very warm welcome from the owners. It was the end of the season, so only 4 rooms being used. Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms for me and my friends. Food was pre-ordered from an extensive menu but this was no problem... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

As others have noted, the exterior of this hotel could do with a little TLC, but don't let that fool you. Its definitely a place to come and relax. Great food. Another reviewer mentioned the library, I wished we had had more time to peruse it- an intellectual collection that put me in mind of university days.

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