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Varley House

13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
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Ranked #3 of 24 hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ashbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

You can only speak as you find and we really enjoyed our stay. Rod and Helen are really pleasant and helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble and kept us well informed about the area. we have no negatives at all. We were pleased to have a room on the ground floor. ideal as we have a little dog. The room... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank You both for the lovely comments that you have posted, and if ever you are down this way again, would love to see you and your dog, join us for another lovely stay More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Owner very welcoming and accommodating. Nothing too much trouble. Excellent location. Fabulous views from our room at the front of the hotel. Decor bit tired and shabby. Looks like not been decorated since 1980's. Easy to walk to Ilfracombe if you don't mind the steep hill back to the hotel. Would definitely go back. Hopefully would have been decorated by... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at our establishment. We can confirm that we are going through a period of refurbishment, some rooms with just a lick of paint, others where we are completely refurbishing the rooms and bathrooms. As you would probably be aware this takes time and money, but hopefully we can get this done... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed here about a month ago . We spare of the moment decided to go to ilfracombe for the weekend and I came on here to look at reviews of hotels to find somewhere nice . Booked hotel at about 6 in evening . Luckily they had one room available . Arrived hour and half later... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for lovely comments, and if ever you are visiting Ilfracombe again, we would love to see you More

FRIMLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Lovely friendly hotel with excellent accommodation, views and delicious home cooked food. Easy walk into town centre, ideal for boat trips, shopping and sightseeing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will be returning next year!!

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Thank you for your lovely response, and we look forward to seeing you again More

lancashire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed here for two nights as it's listed as a place to leave your car if you are travelling to Lundy island for a stay. It's a very convenient location for the ferry and has limited off road parking. The owners are very accommodating (we thought we were taking our canoe with us and asked if there was anywhere to... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our service and establishment. You should have asked us about a hairdryer, as there is on in each room, placed in one of the drawers. Also we do agree with the decor, as we are in the process of upgrading all our rooms, over the next few years. If you decide to come... More

Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Lovely house, very grand entrance and a warm welcome. Our room was well decorated and the en-suite was very clean, the shower was a walk in power shower but the water pressure didn't do it justice it would have taken me ages to wash my hair so I didn't bother. We had a comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast was ok, there... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Sorry about the pressure in your shower. The water pressure in this area can be weak, but I was quite surprised to find that this was a problem in room number 9, as the general feedback is this is a good ahower. The only thing I can think is a number of people... More

Surrey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

From the moment we arrived at Varley House Rod treated us like old friends. A most welcome cafetierre of coffee with his home made biscuits in the lounge while discussing at that he and Helen would offer us during our stay at Varley House. The bedroom Rod has selected for us was superb. Huge picture window dominated the bedroom with... More

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, and whenever you are back down visiting your brother we would love to see you again, and catch up on the things going on in Chertsey. Good luck with everything More

Slough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Some friends and I stayed at Varley house a few weeks ago. The service was fantastic. Rod and Helen were very welcoming and it felt very homely which made it an even better week. We had a little kid with us and they were very accommodating. The food was lovely and very affordable. They even have a fully working bar... More

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Thank you for your lovely response, and look forward to seeing you again More

beverley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

exellent hotel with exceptional views of the bay. Great price - mine was £45 a night for a double, inc breakfast. Nice and clean with a firm mattress. Friendly people.

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Kit Thanks for this review. It was good to meet you and glad that you chose us to stay with. If ever work brings you down this way again, give us a call and we would love to see you again More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My husband and I have just spent two lovely nights at this excellent hotel. While visiting our son and his family, who were holidaying in Ilfracombe, we had a most enjoyable stay. We received a very warm welcome. The accommodation was first class, very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was probably the best we have had in a hotel, very... More

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Thank you for your excellent review. It was nice to meet you and we would really like to see you again when you visit this area More

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Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 
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