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Lyme Bay House

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34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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west bromwich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Andover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Friendly welcome, shown to a nice room (room 11) with a sea view, bed very comfortable. Tea and coffee facilities in the room. Would have liked a light by the long mirror, to put my make up on, as bathroom mirror steamed up. Breakfast was very good, lots to choose from and very well cooked. Enjoyed our stay here

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay but a bit puzzled about the bathroom mirror steaming-up. All of the bathrooms have an extraction fan which comes on automatically when the bathroom light is switched-on and this prevents that problem. We have extended the run-on timer slightly and since then have not been able to recreate the problem. Thank you for... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place in Dawlish, both Nikiya and Ian who own the Lyne Bay have a place to be proud of. From the moment you arrive to the time you walk out of the door, you always feel like you are an old and valued friend. The room was really well decorated with a great attention to detail.... More 

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

Many thanks for your stay with us Stephen and your excellent company. You are quite right about the original paintings produced by local artists. These are all available for guests to purchase with all proceeds going to the artist. We do sell quite a few every year. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Dawlish &... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

An excellent hotel. Food was good, the rooms are a nice size, and clean and tidy, with very helpful and polite staff, there is parking but is limited. Will use again when going to Dawlish. (If you're looking for somewhere to eat out, give the Smugglers Inn a miss unpleasant and rude staff)(The Hoi Shing chinese restaurant on the other... More 

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

Thank you you Sir Mike for your kind comments. You say parking is "limited", however there are 9 designated guest parking spaces - one for each guest room. One of these is a wider Disabled parking space. Given the shortage of public parking in Dawlish we feel really privileged to have good parking facilities, particularly as we are such a... More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Thank you, Nicki & Ian. We've stayed here a number of times & it never disappoints. We always have room 11. From the window you have a view of the bay. Even though you are on a main road there is no noise. The bathroom has a good selection of toiletries, spotlessly clean. Beds are very comfy & they make... More 

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

Thank you very much for staying with us again. Yes, the 3 for 2 Offer is very popular and available now until the end of March 2015. Room 11 is a popular choice and you can see across Lyme Bay to Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Regards Nikki & Ian More 

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