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Lyme Bay House

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34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Nikiya+Ian,made you welcome !,a well run b+b !,rooms !,Lovely.! had a late drink the first night ,but that was it no more ,that was us coming in at 22-00hrs. The town of Dawlish just the same, no one to be seen after 09-30 to 22-00 hrs,the pubs /restuarants the same..if you wish to eat after 20=00hrs or even before and... More 

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

Dear Jim & Val, yes as you know although we do have our own licensed bar it is exclusively for the use of guests staying at Lyme Bay House and as such is open "by arrangement". We encourage guests to let us know if they want something from the bar and then we open it. At quiet times we are... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Lyme bay house, it has a really relaxed atmosphere unbelievable breakfast. Ian and Nikki make you feel like a long lost relative. Ian is very helpful if you are a visitor, he will tell you where the best places to visit are and what are the best places to eat in Dawlish and the surrounding area.

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

Dear Gerard Thank you so much for staying with us at Lyme Bay House once again. We really do appreciate reviews from Business Travellers who because of work spend a lot of time staying away from home. We like to think that we offer a different sort of business travel experience to the conventional travel hotels. Most of our guests... More 

London
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I took my father back to Dawlish so he could see it again. We stayed at the Lyme Bay. Would highly recommend it - Nikki was lovely and very accommodating. My father had a lovely conversation with her over breakfast and it turned out she knew a lot of his old friends. Breakfast was one of the best I have... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind comments. You are right about the breakfasts a Full English is for the very hungry. We do offer a smaller Full English if requested and there is always the option to "mix and match" any of the items on the menu. You are absolutely right the Ground Floor Rooms are ideal for... More 

leicester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Nikki and Ian accommodated us late last night after we had been let down by a local holiday house that we had hired and not been given keys to get in! They were very friendly and set us at ease after a somewhat stressful evening. The en-suite room was comfortable and well equipped and we had a good nights sleep.... More 

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

Dear Daisy & Richard We were very glad to be able to help - hopefully your cottage holiday turned out alright in the end. Thanks you so much for your warm comments. We really do appreciate it and it makes our efforts seem all that more worthwhile. If you want to stay longer next time you are very welcome -... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Well after a lot of research into finding a guest house/B&B which allow dogs to stay bought us to Lyme Bay House. The previous reviews were a little mixed but we decided to give them a try. We stayed Saturday and Sunday night and can honestly say that Nikki and Ian were absolutely wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble... More 

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

Dear Kelly, Carl & Dottie We are so pleased that you enjoyed being in Dawlish and staying with us at Lyme Bay House. 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... More 

Cumbria UK
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

1st impression was a nice car park. Then a nice home within. Shown 3 rooms so we could chose one - took an upstairs room at the end of the house. Very friendly hosts. Lovely breakfast that set you up for the day ... They also had a bar, so you could relax either with a drink or just a... More 

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

Dear Sue & Pete Thank you so much, it really is very satisfying when our guests enjoy their stay with us. Thank you for recommending us to your friends - we will pleased to have them. You are right about the Breakfasts - for those that want to there is no need to eat another meal until the evening. However,... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A very friendly place to stay – Ian and Nikki both made me feel very welcome and at ease (which is most important when you are a female travelling alone). Room was very clean, and bed extremely comfortable. Breakfast was delicious; self serve buffet with fruit ,cereals & yogourts / a choice of cooked breakfast / toast and jams ,marmalade... More 

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

Dear Debbie We are so pleased that you were comfortable, enjoyed your stay with us and had good breakfasts. As you rightly say parking can be a little tight but is absolutely fine if everyone parks between the lines! Lyme Bay House is also ideally situated for the railway station and only a short 5 minute walk. For anyone with... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our third vist to Lyme Bay House and once again we were not disappointed. As usual Nikki and Ian were excellent hosts. Lyme Bay is spotlessly clean with loads of hot water with great facilities in the rooms. (And Yorkshire tea) The breakfast is to die for with plenty of choice if a full cooked breakfast is not what you... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us again. We are so glad that you enjoy our fresh local produce for breakfast. Yes we are only a few minutes walk away from everything in the small seaside town of Dawlish. There are plenty of good walks in the area both along the sea front and in the surrounding countryside. We also get... More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had visited a local National trust property on the way to the B&B and arrived late afternoon. The Sat Nav took us via Plantation Terrace which was the way out of the B&B we then had to back track as the entrance is on the main road. Parking was extremely tight and my wife had to get out of... More 

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

Dear Tanya & Glen Clearly we did not get things right on this occasion, which is always as disappointing for us as it is for you our guests. We have of course looked into the issues you raised and taken appropriate measures. Please be assured that if you do come again we will be doing our utmost to live up... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Nikki was very welcoming and the room was clean and well equipt. Exceptionally comfortable bed and the free Wi-fi was an added bonus. Will definitely stay again when next in Dawlish. Close to town centre so handy for everything. Bus stop right outside so no need to drive.

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

Dear Sue Yes, the new beds really are extremely comfortable and very large - some are 6 foot wide and 6 foot 6 long! The Free On-Site Parking is a huge bonus as on street parking in Dawlish is scarce. Because we are only a few minutes walk from the town centre it is very convenient to leave the car... More 

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