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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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Moseley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Essex,England
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28 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This small hotel is set in a peaceful, secluded location. It is run by an experienced couple who concentrate on giving their visitors a personal service, comfort and good food. The hotel is very clean, nicely decorated and comfortably furnished. The bathrooms in two of the bedrooms we saw appear brand new. The beds are comfortable and linen crisp and... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After many years my wife and I returned to the Woody Bay Hotel. Its secluded position with great views make it a good choice. Colette and Martin run a super hotel with all the personal touches. We were offered tea not only when we first arrived but whenever we returned in the afternoon after exploring wonderful Exmoor. Our room was... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is little to add to the excellent reviews except to say they reflect our experience. Thank you Colette and Martin for a wonderful couple of days at Woody Bay. Don't be deceived by the shabby chic exterior. The interior of this hotel is immaculately clean and very stylish without being overly self-conscious. We loved the amazing sea views, the... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We first visited the hotel more than 40 years ago and returned to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It was the best thing we could have done. We had a fabulous break. The hotel is a gem - the rooms are styish and very well equipped and the food, both breakfast and dinner, was amazingly good. Collette and Martin are... More 

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