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The Boat House

1-3 The Promenade, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD , England (Formerly Dedes Hotel)
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The Boat House
Ranked #46 of 48 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I can't comment on the rooms here as my boyfriend and I stayed at another hotel, but H the bar owner was really welcoming, helpful and knowledgable. Th local people his pub seemed to attract were a lovely bunch and we were made to feel welcome by all the friendly faces. Cheers guys, we'll come again! Sarah and Richie

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Unfortunately I have to agree with the other two reviews except the staff we met were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was acceptable (we have had a lot, lot worse and paid a lot more). Really not the place to go back to and certainly not suitable for the more senior generation.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed in this hotel and it is awful. The room had no smoke alarm, and is therefore potentially illegal. The carpets were disgusting and the staff were disinterested. The window opened onto a flat roof and was a security risk if it was left open. Avoid at all costs.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Boat House isnt a hotel, there is no reception, there is a spanish restaurant below and restaurant staff who deals with arrivals have no experience in costumer service, the entrance door is wide open for everyone from outside and no one really check who comes into the building, I found it very unsafe. The hallways have very old dirty... More

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weston super mare
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Have stayed here several times, staying again next week, its clean and comfortable, with a good breakfast. Have paid much more and received less. Sure the staff are same as the resteraunt staff always someone about happy to help.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I had the fortune to stay here the week before Christmas, not because i chose the hotel but because there was no where else open that wasn't solely populated by the over 60s! I stayed with my wife and 3 children (aged 7, 4 and 18months), we were given a large sea facing room with a bunk bed and enough... More

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Sussex
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Being part of a group that has visited the hotel more than once a year for a number of years, I have seen the changes with this hotel. Hotel isn't really accurate in that it doesn't have a reception desk, there are now no staff on duty other than in the restaurant when open and it doesn't have a lounge.... More

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Derby, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Firstly the address is incorrect. It is located on Wilders road on the corner of Arcade Rd. It is however on the sea front and overlooks a small rocky bay. The bedrooms at the front all have large french windows with sea views. The rear bedrooms overlook the parking and hotels higher up into the town. Some bedrooms have ensuite... More

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Additional Information about The Boat House

Address: 1-3 The Promenade, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD , England (Formerly Dedes Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Also Known As:
The Boat House Ilfracombe, Devon

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