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Lyme Bay House

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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Ranked #4 of 11 Dawlish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always have a great time in Dawlish and this place is a welcoming haven. Food is tasty, service is pleasant and the rooms are spacious. We choose this place again and again as it is close enough to the town, train station and seafront. Nicki is an excellent hostess and always able to assist with any special dietary needs.... More

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

Dear Carl, Maria & Ben, thank you for coming to stay with us once again at Lyme Bay House we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Yes, we do our best to cater for all dietary requirements. We just need to be advised of anything special that is required. As you say, everything is very close by with... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the friendliness of this Bed and. Breakfast. Central to town. Lovely Big rooms. Fabulous breakfast. Ian was extremely friendly and was so helpful in helping us organise forward Accomodation. We really appreciated that.

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

Dear Jan & Mike, thank you very much for your kind compliments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here in England and have arrived back in New Zealand safely. Kind Regards Nikki & Ian More

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable stay at Lyme Bay House. Nikki and John were excellent hosts and had a vast knowledge of the area. Breakfast was great with a great variety of starters before the popular English. Would not hesitate to recommend for a stay in Dawlish. Well situated in about five minutes walk to town and station, busses pass and stop almost... More

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

Dear Ronnie & Dorothy, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and our breakfasts in particular. Your are right, having our own on-site Car Park is a huge bonus, especially at this busy time during the summer when parking in Dawlish is so limited. Many of our customers leave their car in the Car Park throughout... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After booking this hotel 3 months ahead, and having cycled 80 miles from Cornwall to get there, on our trip to John O'Groats, we were very disappointed to find that there was no one in to welcome us - in fact the door was locked, and we had to wait outside for half an hour. We rang the owner, who... More

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

Dear Julian, we are always very disappointed when we do not get things right and customers are not satisfied with their experience. Clearly, this was one of those occasions. On reflection, it was a combination of an earlier than expected arrival time and a daily “shopping trip” at the wrong time. Being very tired cyclists after an 80 mile journey... More

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smashing stay, comfortable, spotlessly clean room and very pleasant and well kept overall. Nicki and Ian are very welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts are amazing, so forget the diet! Cereals, fresh fruit salad and freshly cooked to order full breakfasts, with plentiful tea and coffee. Nice location, just a short walk up the hill from Dawlish, with a coastal walk... More

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

Dear Jayne & John, thank you very much for your compliments we really appreciate it. We did not realise that you were not aware that we have Free WiFi for guests. In future we need to make it clearer to guests and advise them of the password at Check-In. You are right about our location. We are very lucky to... More

Wherwell, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicki welcomed me and partner at short notice, lovely clean room,(comfiest bed!) had all that you would need and more. Superb breakfast. Offering wide range of cereals, fresh fruit salad, and hearty cooked. Could actually taste the flavour, wasn't drenched in grease like some places. Short walk into dawlish, and even not far by foot to the lovely dawlish warren... More

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

Thanks very much for your very kinds compliments. We cook all breakfasts fresh to order to ensure that the quality and presentation is as good as it possibly can be. We are very centrally situated and only a few minutes walk from the town centre of Dawlish and as you say a pleasant walk to Dawlish Warren. Lyme Bay House... More

Essex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third stay at Lyme Bay seeing family and it will not be our last. We have stayed in other places in Dawlish but none compare to here. On arrival Nikki was warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. Both Ian and Nikki are extremely hospitable hosts. The breakfast is quite a feast. The rooms are comfortable... More

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ianjohnscott, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jackie. We are always so pleased when regular customers come back. We really do appreciate your kind compliments and glad that you enjoyed your stay once again. Regards Nikki & Ian More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly welcome from Nikki+Ian, Nice room overlooking the sea, Breakfast was lovely, very filling each morning , spotlessly clean, met some lovely people who became friends very quickly. Great base to visit the surrounding area. nothing negative to say.

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ianjohnscott, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Dear Lisa & Steve, thanks for spending time with us at Lyme Bay House. You were both great company and got on so well with our other guests. You really did pack a lot into the week and made the most of visiting the many places there are to explore in the local area. We hope to see you again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first holiday in so many years and we booked it without really knowing what to expect we can honestly say we were not disappointed and the lovely warm welcome when we arrived was second to none!! Our room was extremely clean and had everything we needed. Our breakfast each morning was superb along with the service. I... More

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ianjohnscott, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Dear Julia & Alan, thanks so much for a thoroughly entertaining week and many thanks for your valued compliments. We really appreciate it. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your long overdue holiday with us. It was lovely to see all of our guests getting on so well together. Please do stay in touch and come and see... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just arrived back in Shropshire after a wonderful sunny week in Devon. Nikki and Ian were very accommodating and such fun. Breakfast was really very good, which was all cooked beautifully and plenty of it. Our room was large with a sea view and very clean with all amenities . Lyme Bay House is also located conveniently for exploring south... More

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ianjohnscott, Owner at Lyme Bay House, responded to this review

Dear Jane and Charles, thank you so much for your very kind comments. You are absolutely right, Lyme Bay House, Dawlish is an ideal place to explore Exeter, South Devon, the English Riviera and Dartmoor. Being so close to the railway station – only a few hundred yards – you can start by experiencing the wonderful coastal railway line built... More

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Address: 34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dawlish
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Hotel Class:4 star — Lyme Bay House 4*
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Lyme Bay House is quality family run Bed and Breakfast. It is a 4 Star Visit England Guest House located in the picturesque South Devon resort of Dawlish. We are renowned for our hospitality and sumptuous freshly cooked breakfasts, tastefully appointed spotlessly clean rooms and extremely comfortable beds.All rooms are En-Suite and have Flat Screen TVs with Freeview. Lyme Bay House is situated within a very short walk to Dawlish Town Centre, Dawlish Railway Station, a National Express bus stop and Stagecoach bus stops. We are within a few minutes walk from Dawlish Beach, Brunel’s famous sea-front railway viaduct, the Black Swans of Dawlish and The Lawn & Gardens. The same Dawlish that was much loved by amongst others, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie and the poet John Keats. Just a short stroll away there are shops, Tea Rooms, Coffee Shops, the famous Gay’s Creamery and several pubs. Lyme Bay House is an ideal location for train-spotting, golf, cycling, walking and bird watching. It is also very central for exploring the area by car, train or bus including Exeter, Powderham, Starcross, Cockwood, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Holcombe, Teignmouth, Shaldon, Newton Abbot, The Teign Valley and Dartmoor. Alternatively, you may be on business and welcome an alternative to the national hotel chains.Alternatively, you may be on business and welcome an alternative to the national hotel chains. We are only 25 minutes by car and even less by train from Exeter. If you want to simply get away for a while and relax Lyme Bay House has a comfortable Lounge and Reception area where you are welcome to relax and read or watch the 42” Flat Screen TV. We also have a Fully Licensed Bar. Lyme Bay House has its own on-site Car Park with a space for every room at no additional charge. We also offer free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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