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Coombe Bank Guest House

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86 Alexandria Road, Sidmouth EX10 9HG, England
1 room 1 adult
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portsmouh
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Coombe Bank is ideally located if you want to visit the Donkey Sanctuary as it is only a short drive away. It is also really easy to walk into Sidmouth (approx 20 min walk). We totally agree with all other Reviewers that the breakfast is EXCELLENT- locally sourced ingredients and a great selection.

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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stopped here in August. The B&B is out of town, so prepare yourself for a 20-25 minute walk. The B&B itself was on a quiet street with amble parking for all guests. Our room was well decorated but could of benefited from a good dusting. The on-suite had everything you need if not on the small side. We asked... More 

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Thank Marks1482
CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your late review. We are always say that the town is a 20/25 minute walk away but most of the walk is along the National Trust Byes Area which follows the River Sid to the Beach. Many of our guests thoroughly enjoy this walk. We are lucky as we are not troubled by seagulls as our friends in... More 

Essex, England
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stayed at Coombe Bank just the one night on a surprise 2 days away to Sidmouth to visit the wonderful Donkey Sanctuary! We found our room very clean and comfortable, chilly when we went in but the owner turned the rad up for us & was warm in no time at all. The bed was very comfortable and very... More 

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Thank Anythingreece
CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you had a successful weekend with us. We always try to make our guests feel at home and are always happy to provide anything asked for if possible). One thing we do enjoy when we go away is a good breakfast with the finest ingredients as this... More 

New Milton, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights at the weekend which we booked through a accommodation website on their rating recommendation. When we arrived we found the location and parking facilities were not desirable,had to reverse, into parking space,off main narrow road with parked vehicles opposite,with obstructive views.(See photos) The property,which I understand was built in 1928, is located on a... More 

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Thank jantre
CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write such a long review. You certainly gave us a few firsts such as the first guest to produce a proper camera at breakfast to picture the plate, the first to strip the whole bed and pillows thus saving us time and doing this before departing at 7am leaving a note of partial explanation, the... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a two night stay at Coombebank at the beginning of October and were not disappointed. Harry was a good host and front man and helped with our luggage whilst showing us up to our room. The room was very comfortable with all the general requirements and a very comfortable bed with quality linen. The bathroom was small but... More 

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CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to add this review. I still remember your smile when you commented on the Fried Bread - a lovely treat that we do not normally have. We have worked hard on our Garden this year and we have had numerous compliments but are still awaiting the ultimate from the Sidmouth in Bloom Committee of a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We spent three lovely nights at Coombe Bank as a group of 4 friends. Hosts were very welcoming, helpful with our luggage and lots of great ideas. I am not always in the mood for hearing ideas of what to do, but Harry offered them with quiet knowledgeable enthusiasm and so we tried them, had a great dinner at a... More 

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CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and are pleased you all enjoyed your brief stay with us. We always try to assist guests with outings and places of interest if they have not been in east Devon before as there are many varied entertainments available and we always like to recommend a lovely old fashioned Devon Pub to our guests especially those... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We don't do a lot of B&B stopovers and so, can't claim to know what to expect. However it can be said that our experience at Coombe Bank was a mixed experience. The landlord was friendly, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was good and plenty. On the down side.... The bathroom was very compact and there was no... More 

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1 Thank Anthony F
CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry it was not perfect for you and apologise for the cold water tap not working which was not the case when the previous guests left. The problem was straightforward for a plumber as it was water in the mechanics of the tap resulting with the system unable to open. It took 10... More 

plymouth
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lovely room,very clean and tidy. Host very accommodating,ready to help with info and requests. wonderful breakfast with quality ingredients.pretty garden that you are invited to walk around. Less than mile to town centre.

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CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

We are pleased you reviewed Coombe Bank and would thank you for taking the time to do so. We love to eat breakfasts when we are away as well and we hope we provide the standard we would expect and we are lucky to have such great local produce to assist us, We hope to see you again. More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very comfortable stay, the bedroom was clean and tidy and had all the facilities that you require. The bathroom was particularly compact but was very clean and functional. Breakfast was very good with a choice of fresh and cooked food and was served promptly and freshly cooked. The Guest House is a fair distance from the promenade and town... More 

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CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and note the humour is still there. We hope it was not too difficult to fit Coombe and Bank into the review but made us smile. Regrettably the house is not purpose built and the bathrooms were put in 20 years or so ago when previously it had 7 letting rooms with one bathroom and... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our two night stay was most comfortable. Bedroom was nicely decorated and everything was clean and up together. Bathroom was well appointed. Breakfast was delicious with good choices of cereal,fruit and cooked dishes. Nothing too much trouble to provide special dishes for my husband who is dairy intolerant. Owner friendly and welcoming. All in all a good find. I will... More 

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Thank Dianne C
CoombeBank, Owner at Coombe Bank Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are pleased we were able to provide the necessary dietary food for your husband which we seem to have to do more frequently these days. We hope to see you again next time you visit Sidmouth More 

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