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Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HS, England
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Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned home from long weekend with national holidays. The hotel is in lovely position and from outside looks impressive but inside is in need of a total refurbishment very shabby in all the areas we saw. Our room was of a very poor standard in decoration, furniture and cleanliness. The food was varied and we had a choice but... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased that our “reception and restaurant staff were efficient and friendly”, “the entertainment was very good” and that “the food was varied with a choice” we are sorry to hear that you thought the portions were small, we will pass your comment onto our Head chef. We have had many of our bedrooms refurbished and we will continue... More

walsall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I enjoyed our short break at the hotel. We were given a warm welcome from the staff. Our room was comfortable and clean and we especially liked the view of Lynmouth beach from our bedroom window. A big thank you to the housekeeper for supplying us with a shower head as we didn't have a shower just... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are really pleased you and your friend, enjoyed your recent holiday with us in lovely Lynton and that you liked the view from your room of Lynmouth beach. We are also pleased that you had a warm welcome, the food was superbly cooked and the evening entertainment was enjoyable. Mark your waiter was really happy to read your comments.... More

Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from our usual 11 day break at the Valley of the Rocks Hotel ( self drive ) we have visited this hotel for the past 7 years except one when we went to the Isle of White, a Shearings hotel again, although not to bad it can't compare with the beauty of North Devon I don't... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are really pleased you had another enjoyable, 11 day break with us at the Valley of Rocks Hotel. We are also pleased you enjoyed the food, the staff were excellent and the evening entertainment was good. The restaurant staff were more than happy to “smuggle in the birthday cake” for your wife’s birthday, we are sure she enjoyed! All... More

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found hotel very shabby, torn wallpaper in dining room, carpets stuck together with tape, paint work peeling in the corridors, our bedroom very basic even tho we had paid extra for a room with a sea view. The five days we were there we had to use a side entrance by staff quarters as they were painting the main... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry if you were inconvenienced, by having to use our disabled entrance (It is not staff quarters) while we had the front entrance to the hotel and the reception ceilings painted. We have a continual programme of refurbishment and are currently decorating the lift lobby and lounge doors, we have also had many bedrooms fully refurbished. We are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our weeks stay at the hotel. We have 2 children who really enjoyed staying!! Our room was a great size with a fantastic view of Lynton. My parents also stayed at the hotel at the same time. Their room was lovely it had been updated and refurbished. Our room was in desperate need of this. The corner of... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay recent stay with us in Lynton. Eric and the restaurant team are really happy that you found them to be “friendly, hardworking and helpful” also that the housekeeping team “cleaned your room very well” and that they put the teddies on top of the beds. We are also pleased that the... More

stockport
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on arrival at the hotel we received a really warm welcome.we had a lovely bedroom at the front of the hotel.the view was amazing overlooking the town.we were very pleased with the food.all the staff are very hard working and cannot do enough for you.a special mention for Selma and the young man serving in the bar.we will be coming... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Mel P, for taking the time to leave your lovely comments on tripadvisor. We are really pleased you had a warm welcome, got value for money, enjoyed the food, had an amazing view from your room and that all the staff were hard working. We will ensure that Selma and Jan (our barman) receive a copy of your... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some of the reviews of this Shearings Hotel, i was slightly apprehensive about what i would find here...............i don't know what people expect for the price they pay for the holiday , but i was so impressed with the quality of the food, and the friendliness of the overworked restaurant staff. Our room was ample and clean ,... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you had a “wonderful holiday” with us at the Valley of Rocks hotel. We are also pleased that you were impressed by the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff, that the entertainment was good and your room was ample and clean. We will pass your kind comments to John, “your excellent coach... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On our arrival at the at the hotel our first impression was positive. The building is big and impressive and on entering we were met by polite and friendly staff. Our experience continued in the same way throughout the holiday. Our room was basic but this was not a problem considering what we paid. Our main concern when we go... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Andy M, for taking the time to post your fantastic comments on tripadvisor. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent holiday with us here in Lynton; also that your room had a stunning view and was kept clean by our housekeeping team. We are also pleased that the staff were “polite and friendly”, “the food was... More

Godalming
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Well I have never in the whole of my life ever checked out of a hotel early due to the poor standards I am not a uber fussy person but expect better food and surroundings than the worse local care home. I would have removed my mum if she had spent any time there. Room 12 is nice and looks... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

According to our records; the only complaint we received during your stay was that “your room was noisy”, unfortunately we didn’t have any other rooms available, our Assistant Manager noted your complaint and arranged a refund. Our dustbins are emptied every Wednesday at 12.30pm. We agree room 12 is nice and has been fully refurbished; we usually receive positive feedback... More

sunderland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

on sherings 5 day coach holiday 14th july 19th july had a really good holiday driver andy very knowlegable of the area and a good driver hotel old and dated but clean and lot of history to it paid for a upgrade room no 35 well worth it nice and clean and modern all the staff excellent coud not do... More

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JulianPercival, Manager at Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, responded to this review

We are really pleased you had a lovely holiday with us, here in Lynton. We are also pleased you found the hotel to be clean, the food excellent, the entertainment good and the staff excellent, especially Lauren on reception and Nicole in the restaurant. We will make sure Andy your tour driver receives a copy of your fantastic review. Thank... More

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Address: Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton
Valley Rocks Hotel Lynton
Bay Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton, Exmoor National Park

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The Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel located in the picturesque village of Lynton on the North Devon Coast, this early Victorian Hotel retains many aspects of its original charm. There is an impressive atrium in the lounge, where entertainment is provided most evenings. It is located within Exmoor National Park, in the heart of the village of Lynton, overlooking the twinned village of Lynmouth, known as Little Switzerland. The Villages are linked by a masterpiece of early engineering, The Cliff Railway, built in 1890. There are good local amenities and stunning scenic walks only minutes away. All rooms in the hotel are en suite with many enjoying scenic views of the Bristol Channel to Wales. The Valley of Rocks is the ideal location for walkers or those who simply wish to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. ... more   less 
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