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The Darnley Hotel

3 Belmont Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8DR, England
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Ranked #30 of 49 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve P Atherstone, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked three rooms, double for self and wife and singles for elderly mother and aunt. All accommodation comfortable and excellent value in characterful Victorian former private residence. The lady proprietor could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lovely friendly welcome when we got there and a very nice hotel and a great breakfast thank you all would be very happy to rec to friends will be back next time we are that way a short walk to the town centre and a magical private walk way to the road

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darncat, Owner at The Darnley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review - it was great to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nice quiet location and not too far out from the centre. Some may find this hotel rather old fashioned but its comfortable enough with freindly proprietors and a good breakfast. Good basic accomodation at a sensible price.

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darncat, Owner at The Darnley Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I am so glad that you found us old fashioned as this is exactly how we wanted to be - old fashioned "good service" old fashioned "plentiful breakfast" and as we have won a coverted Breakfast award good quality as well, and old fashioned comfort. Not sure which room this guest had but we... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I lose track. Is this my fourth or my fifth stay here? I have no plans for it to be my last, that's for sure. This visit was another family holiday, staying in the self-catering Beech Cottage, but taking advantage of Sue's wonderful cooking in the hotel proper for both breakfast and dinner. The Darnley is a major reason (perhaps... More 

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hastings
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

warm welcome by sue, very clean and comfortable room, all the comforts of home, breakfasts great choice and very enjoyable,i agree with all the positive feedbacks and advise anyone to ignore the one and only negative one,if you are looking for a relaxing short break then try to book here , would definitely recommend the darnley hotel, thankyou sue and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay here in this traditional family-run hotel. Everyone we met (Sue, Derek and Michelle) was friendly and courteous in a genuine way but which was also not at all intrusive - just the right balance. We were also made to feel that we could ask for anything extra we might need, and were... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were met with a warm freindly welcome.The Hotel had a cosy feel, so we felt relaxed straight away. Our room was clean, spacious with a lovely comfy bed. All we needed was in our room and if we needed, we just had to ask. There was a bar if wanted a drink. The breakfast was spot on and catered... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Stayed on a Saturday night, hotel was quiet which was nice. Owners met us in Car Park and helped with cases, booking in went smoothly. Room was big and well prepared, shower lovely and hot! Breakfast was good and we departed happy with our stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This is a little bit late but I am new to trip advisor and just thought about this hotel ! I had to put November as it won't let me go further back I stayed here a few years ago and would just like to say what a beautiful hotel this is! My room was a lovely size and the... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My friend and I stayed for 3 nights at the hotel and had a lovely stay. The hotel is very comfortable and clean. The owners are really friendly,helpful and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome. I would definitely recommend this hotel as the food is delicious, the rooms are spacious, the hotel is in a good location... More 

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