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Lyme Bay House

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34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about Lyme Bay House was fantastic from start to finish. Ian and Nicci are wonderfully friendly personable people and a joy to meet. Before arrival i received a text requesting my eta, this i thought was a nice touch, and upon arrival was greeted by name, another nice touch. Only stayed one night and the room was extremely comfortable... More 

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Belfast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit put off by the loud decor in our room but the 4 poster bed was quite comfortable . The sea view was stretching it a bit but it was there just about.Everything was supplied but sometimes less is more.Breakfast was ok but would prefer quality not quantity. We were charged for our 1 night stay again... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

The wallpaper in the Four Poster bedroom is in keeping with Nikki's Thai background and her bright and breezy nature. However, the rest of the decor is fairly ordinary with the dark Axminster carpet and traditional wooden-frame bed. You are quite right, sometimes "less is more" and guests that prefer a smaller breakfast only have to say so when ordering.... More 

Twyford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reception and service were good and the breakfast wasn't bad, but the room itself needed a refresh and the view would have been better if the windows were clean, even then it was basically a rooftop with the sea in the distance. I probably would stay again, but I'd try other places in the area as an alternative beforehand

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Yes the windows do get sea-salt on them particularly when the weather has not been so good. As you can imagine, it is quite a job keeping them clean at all times. We are disappointed that you only felt that our "...breakfast wasn't bad...". Most of our guests rate it somewhat better than that. We have taken your comments on... More 

west midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having made our booking for a weekend we were quite excited at the thought of staying at Lyme Bay. We were asked to call an hour before arrival to make sure someone was there to greet us, we thought this was a little strange. When we arrived we were greeted by Nikki who was very friendly and showed us to... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

First of all I am so sorry that I did not get a chance to speak to you. Clearly the towel issue is unacceptable and the damaged one has been disposed of. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. When speaking to our guests when they phone to book we do ask them to advise an ETA so that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

friend and I stayed for two nights this week and the experience from arrival to departure was amazing. Ian & Nikki are great hosts, as we were made to feel welcome from the moment we got there. The house and rooms are spotlessly clean, the breakfast is superb and Nikki serves it with a very cheerful attitude. I would recommend... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was good to meet you both and have a chance to speak with you in the Lounge Bar in the evening. It really does help us get to know our guests better. Thank you very much for your kind compliments regarding our Breakfasts and the cleanliness of Lyme... More 

west bromwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stayed four nights at Lyme bay during whit week checked in and stayed in room twelve, initially concerned that it was next to busy road but road noise was not as loud as expected.Nikki served breakfast which as previously reported on trip advisor is excellent and she serves with a joyous personality.Bar is great if you want to have a... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Yes our free parking is a bonus particularly here in Dawlish where town centre parking is in very short supply. We usually open the bar from around 9PM (at the latest) and upon request around 5.30 PM for guests to have a "night cap" and if required a drink before eating out. We always have a great time chatting wth... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visited Lyme Bay House with my husband and friends. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Ian and Nikki are fantastic hosts that have hospitality down to a fine art. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with everything you would need for your stay. If you forget anything Nikki will help you either pointing in the direction... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

What a wonderful weekend we had with you all. Thank you so much for spending your wedding anniversaries with us - all four of you. Thanks also for the compliments! We both look forward to the next time....:-) Nikki & ian More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nikki was a great host . Breakfast was lovely and good quality food . The room let it down for £90 a night . Bed was very uncomfortable and the room was small with light fixture hanging down . Needed updating and better quality furniture . Good location to dawlish beach and town centre . Just felt the room was... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Dear Paul, we are sorry that you were not entirely happy with you stay. Unfortunately the wall light in that room had been broken and was awaiting a replacement when you stayed with us. We sincerely apologise for that. It has of course now been replaced. We are a little puzzled by the reference to £90 per night. We do... More 

Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Immaculate room, scrumptious breakfast . Nikki went oyt of her way to supply a coeliac free breakfast. Nikki and Ian are great hosts. Would thoroughly recommend. Sea views,short walk into town, car parking, free wifi, this place ticks all the boxes.

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Dear Anne, thanks you very much. Yes, we are pleased to offer breakfast items for those with special dietary requirements. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Nikki & Ian More 

Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed here this week, called there very late in day but luckily Ian and Nikki had a room for us. Our room was lovely very spacious, clean and cosy. We were hungry so Ian called a local pub Lansdowe to ask them if we could still have some food as it was quite late. We called there and had a... More 

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Ian S, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

We are so pleased to have been a welcome refuge on a particularly chilly March night. Glad that Dave, Andy, Emma and the Lansdowne team were able to give you a great curry and a place next to the fire. You really did need that warm comfortable bed and a good night's sleep. Please do pop-in next time you are... More 

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