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Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

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Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR, England
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Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A last ditch attempt to find somewhere nice in Ilfracombe could have ended in disaster but we were all pleasantly surprised by the value for money on offer at this hotel. The staff were friendly, good humoured and relaxed. Our rooms were spacious and clean and the breakfast was really good. It's situated a street away from the front; a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here as guests at Wedding at the Tunnels. Excellent from start to finish. Could not have been made more welcome by Clare and Austin. Superior double room was extremely comfortable and well equipped and furnished with all one could possibly need for a relaxing weekend break. Breakfast was delicious, lots to choose from and portions were ample. My husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met Claire when we booked in. Very efficient lady and made us feel at home. Explained all I needed to know for our stay in a pleasant manner. Room was spotless and a lift to the second floor was welcome. Full English breakfast was excellent but scrambled egg on toast my wife had was not palatable. Powdered egg?? WiFi not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Carlton as we were attending a wedding at the Ilfracombe Tunnels next door. We were a very big party and the hotel did their best to accomodate us, even trying to keep the bride and groom to be on seperate floors. They managed with a couple of hours notice to provide an evening meal for 12... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for my Cousins Wedding with all of the immediate family and a couple of friends. Have to say that we were not impressed with the quality of service or room quality. On arrival we had a rude encounter with the hotel manager who was friendly or welcoming!. The rooms were very dated, dark as goes for the rest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Found the Carlton Hotel as I needed on site parking for myself and my staff. Arrived very hungry when the restaurant was closed but Claire (owner) went out of her way to make me a ham & cheese sandwich. Rooms are spotless with everything you need. It's only a 5 min walk into Ilfracombe too. Breakfast was perfect and cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stayed in room 311 top floor. Loved every minute of stay. Staff super friendly and very efficient in everything they did. Cleanest hotel I've ever stayed in. Car parking outside the building on private driveway so no problems there. Full English for breakfast just the job. Ohh and there a dancefloor if your feeling disco.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Myself and 9 others have just returned from a weekend shooting break. Having stayed at all of the hotels in Ilfracombe that cater for shooters I can safely say that the Carlton is a mile in front of the others. Claire and Austin are on the ball with how a hotel should be run. Its clean and tidy, staff are... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stayed here with a group and although our room was comfortable the food was dreadful. Dinner was the worst meal I have eaten since travelling on an African train thirty years ago. A scampi starter consisted of three, shrivelled, indescribable lumps with some salad. The main courses arrived in front of us only a couple of minutes after ordering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

only stayed in hotel one night but found it to be very friendly , good location very clean bar area and reception very nice, there is a lift to all floors room was very comfortable tea and coffee making facilities, shower was good hotel is on side street so quiet at night, short walk to harbor restaurants and bars, would... More 

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