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Tantons Hotel

New Road 1, Bideford EX39 2HR, England
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Tantons Hotel
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Bideford
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Others have called this place Faulty Towers but that's to kind as the manager is far from amusing! Having booked a cheap deal via late rooms we were shown to a room where the door hit the bed and it was impossible to open the wardrobe due to lack of space.The hotel is tired and musty long overdue for a... More 

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Gordon's Bay
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

This must be the worst place we have ever stayed in. We ended up in a twin room with one bed wobbly and falling apart and a bathroom with a chipped bath. While we understand that it is costly to replace / re-enamel a bath, the dirty windowsills and mouldy shower curtain was unforgivable. On checking out, the receptionist tried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

We should have known from the getgo........we were met at reception by an elderly asian man [in jeans and t-shirts including a small sample of his lunch by the looks of it.....] oh did i forget to mention the dog??? Thye seem to keep their pet dog in the reception area for some reason, i later found out from a... More 

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juliesthompson, Front Office Manager at Tantons Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir I am sorry to hear your stay at the Tantons was not a happy one, however on returning to work this morning i did not see any mention of a complaint from you in my shift changeover book. As you may not be aware the Hotel has had to delay major refurbishments due to the essential structural work... More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

Having arriving at the hotel in the early morning. the night porter 'Deep' greeted me with my keys and wish me good night. Room was of average standard expected from a hotel in the North of #devon, dated but refreshing. Breakfast was average again but was interestign to find fresh cake slices and cranberry juice. Poached eggs could of been... More 

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juliesthompson, Front Office Manager at Tantons Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we at the Tantons Hotel were pleased to hear that your stay with us was an enjoyable one. Your comments have been passed onto the relevant departments We hope to see you again More 

Manchester, England
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Having read the earlier reviews I was worried before arriving but the hotel was lovely. Our room was clean and the bed was comfy with crisp linens. Yes, some areas of the hotel are tired and outdated but it was clean. We were room only but paid extra for breakfast because it was convenient to eat at the hotel and... More 

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Leeds
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

What a fuss! All those bad revews nearly put me off going... It was cheaper than the Youth Hostel, our room was clean , the staff friendly, our bathroom worked fine, the hotel caters for coach parties and the over 60's were all very pleasant. As a base, it was perfectly respectable and saved us loads of money which we... More 

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juliesthompson, Front Office Manager at Tantons Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments, we at the Tantons Hotel are very grateful for the kind words you have added in your review. We look forward to you visiting us again Regards Julie Thompson Reservations Clerk More 

consett
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Mould on the window sill, wall near the window and window handle. Cracked floor tiles in the bathroom. Patches of enamal missing from the bath tub. Bathroom door missing a handle on oneside whilst the other one came off every time you used it. Hotel appeared dark dismal and smelt. Good views of the river but very noisy as windows... More 

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juliesthompson, Front Office Manager at Tantons Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at the Tantons Hotel. The hotel is going through a very lengthy refurbishment at the moment, and this has been delayed due to the Essential Structual Repairs being carried out by Devon County Council. We do offer our apologies for any inconvenience this caused whilst visiting the... More 

Eastleigh
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

From mother and child: When I got to the room I was dissapointed that the room looked dirty and was little and awkward hanging storage and that the matresses were very lumpy to sleep on. We could feel every lump and bump in the matteress. Peeling wallpaper, dirty paint and thebathroom was sub-standard. There was a chip and splayed cracks... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

Ideal location for touring the area,Hotel staff very friendly and helpful,We found the food excellent ,one of our party being vegetarian had a great choice,Evening entertainment was good for our age group "60s" Will visit again.Thanks to all the staff.

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Bolton England
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103 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

I travelled with my husband with Just Go holiday company. We stayed for three nights from the 1/04/2011. We checked in after a long journey and were given a menu to choose our evening meal as they wanted to know what to serve that night. We went to our room and it was not nice. We had a room overlooking... More 

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juliesthompson, Front Office Manager at Tantons Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that your trip with Just Go was not enjoyable for you. Our hotel is going through intricate refurbishments which has been delayed due to the Essential Structaul Repairs being done by the Devon County Council, who have apologised for any inconvenience caused. I have noted your comments made on trip advisor, and was quite... More 

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