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Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel

Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AH, England
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Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel
Ranked #11 of 23 hotels in Ilfracombe
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Mills, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just returned from a 4 day break with National holidays. Upon booking the holiday I gave the names of friends I would be travelling with which assured me of a seat near them on the coach but not a shared table in the hotel dining room. The staff were rather rude and told us that we couldn't be... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your feedback is very important to us and will help us to improve where needed. I am glad you enjoyed the food and the service and I will pass your lovely comments to the staff, specially to Lilly, your waitress. All your comments... More

Staffordshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this Shearings hotel on a self-drive basis and had a very enjoyable 4 night break. The building is quite old but there has been some refurbishment and the interior is clean and welcoming with pleasant bar areas, dining room and entertainments lounge. The room we had was spacious and well equipped, although the shower... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments. As you said, we offer an excellent value for money with Good Food, Great Entertainment, Brilliant service and also the bonus of 4 free drinks a day when you book our Bay Inclusive package. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and experienced the friendly and... More

Cambridge, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from a weekend at this hotel and for what we paid it was fantastic value for money. We stayed half board + 4 drinks vouchers per person per day!! On our booking form I requested a room with a shower, a garden view, and a table for 2 (don't want to share with others) and all 3... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your feedback is very important and will help us to keep improving where needed. As you said, we offer an excellent value for money and our Bay Inclusive offer is something that cannot be missed and all our customers enjoy it. I am... More

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a Shearings 8 day holiday at the Dilkhusa Hotel. This was the latest of a number of Shearings coach holidays we have taken and all have been first class value for money. The Dilkhisa is a fine "old" hotel, a little time-worn, (but then again so are we, late 60's). Like the majority of Shearings holidays you... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you said, we offer an excellent value for money with Good Food, Great Entertaiment, Brilliant staff and Comfortable accomodation. Your feedback is very important to us and will help to keep staff motivated and also to improve where needed. Once again, thank... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was our third shearings self drive holiday and it was almost 40 years since we last visited ilfracombe,so it was a visit to bring back all the memories of our family holidays down in this area. our first impression of the hotel was very pleasing in it's appearance and fantastic location ,and although we couldn't reserve a parking space,... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Harryess First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your comments. It was a pleasure to have you with us and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. As you said, the staff at The Dilkhusa Grand Hotel provide an excellent service and all of them are friendly, professional and work really... More

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really sure how many but the hotel is on so many levels and there were steps everywhere. I was carrying a bottle of champagne in the ice bucket with a glass half full - we were celebrating our 63rd Wedding Anniversary) when I missed the last step going down to get the lift. Sprawled on the floor (I didn't... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. As you said, we offer and excellent value for money with Good Food and Excellent Service. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Standard Plus Bedrooms are very popular now and have to be booked well in advance, but they a re worth as have been newly refurbished and... More

Easingwold, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE had a brilliant holiday .Room was on the 2nd floor near lift was very nice. Andy the driver Was brilliant food very good we had a good waiter called Raul .Trips out were very good. GARY and bar staff were a good laugh it was my lucky week won lion on hotel raffle, my mum and I would stay... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your feedback is very welcomed and will help us to keep working hard, knowing that our customers are happy with the service and the standards that we provide here at The Dilkhusa Grand Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us... More

Spalding, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a short break with Shearings and arrived at the Dilkhusa on Saturday. The hotel is very central for the harbour, tunnels and shopping with a local bus stop right outside the hotel. I have a wheat intolerance which proved no problem at this hotel.I informed reception just after arriving and they sorted an evening meal with no trouble.The... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Carol A, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments. Your feedback is very important and will help us and other customers. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As you said, we have a fantastic team here at The Dilkhusa Grand Hotel and all members of staff have been through an in-house... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from an 8 day break with Shearings to Ilfracombe. We had a very comfortable journey with our driver Nigel and it was so well-organised from joining our feeder coach, transferring to our main coach at Stretton services to arriving at the Dikhusa hotel. We were greeted at Reception by pleasant Receptionists and our cases were brought to our... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. Your feedback is very informative and will help everyone to get an idea of what customers could expect from us and from Ilfracombe. As you said, we offer an excellent value for money, with Good Food, Great Entertainment , enjoyable coach... More

Eastleigh, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a short summer break we travelled to Ilfracombe and stayed at the Dilkhusa Grand in what turned out to be the hottest days of the year so far. Check-in was a simple process but it would have been nice to have all our details pre-printed on the check-in form since Shearings had all the information, and not have to... More

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Pedro A, General Manager at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear seaval, Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is important to us and will help to keep improving our standards, but also, it would help other potential customers that read the reviews. As you said, we offer an excellent value for money and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Once again, thank you for... More

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Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the level seafront of this hugely popular Victorian seaside resort stands the welcoming Dilkhusa Grand Hotel. The hotel was originally a private house, bought by a Raj at the turn of the last century as a gift to his wife - Dilkhusa translates from Hindustani roughly as ‘House of the Happy Heart!’ The hotel overlooks the picturesque Runnymede gardens and is close to the Landmark theatre which attracts many national acts. It is also just a short walk from the bustling 10th-century harbour where Britain’s most famous living artist, Damien Hirst, owns a restaurant. The Dilkhusa has a well-appointed restaurant combining excellent hospitality and service. A spacious and comfortable entertainments suite provides the ideal setting in which to sit back and enjoy the acts at this friendly and sociable hotel. ... more   less 
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