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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 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
4Stars021 Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, close to the railway station to get out and about. Owners very friendly and welcoming. The room we stayed in was tired, with peeling wallpaper, it was the dearest room with the four poster bed, but very tired looking and in desperate need of updating. Breakfast was ok but nothing to get excited about. Ample parking, although we... More

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

Yes we are in an excellent location for travelling all around South Devon and Dartmoor. These guests travelled by train and booked our Three for Two Special offer which usually runs in the low season from November to February. This was just prior to the catastrophic damage to the railway line, which has now thankfully been repaired, ready for a... More

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at the Lyme Bay. Nikki & Ian are outstanding in the way this guest house is run. Making everyone very welcome, like a friend, recommending places to eat & places to visit. Room had a fantastic view & was very comfortable with tea & coffee tray, hair dryer & toiletries. Breakfast was... More

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

Thank you both so much for your support and for coming back to stay with us so soon after your first visit. It is so gratifying when customers return. We want you to have a great experience when visiting so are only too pleased to advise you of the best places to eat, drink and see whilst in the area.... More

Haifa, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Lyme Bay House after a friend recommended it for a weekend. We were supposed to stay there for 4 days out of 8 days and ended up staying the entire time! Ian and Nikki were delightful hosts and took care of even the smallest need and gave the warmest feeling, so much that... More

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

Dear Jonathan & Elisha Thank you both very much for your very kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your trip here to the UK which turned about to be quite an adventure in itself due in part to the train problems. The weather could hardly have been worse for you so hopefully... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Although hubby and I were only able to stay 1 night, for a special anniversary, we booked the honeymoon suite and were delighted with it. The service, friendliness, comfort and cleanliness of the place if second to none. The breakfast was fabulous. All in all a great few days away. Thank you very much.

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

Thanks for spending your "special occasion" with us here in Dawlish and many thanks for your kind words. We do hope to see you again in the near future - perhaps for a little longer next time - we hardly had time to get to know you. Please note that we often have "3 for 2" Offers available in Winter... More

Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Thank you Nikki and Ian for a very relaxing stay. Nikki was immediately welcoming and so helpful with recommending places to visit in the surrounding area. The room (2) was uuber clean and very comfortable. The view from this room also is fabulous. The breakfast was amazing and they do not scrimp on portions, we ate at 9.30am and then... More

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

Dear Nicky and Nathan Thank you very much for your complimentary comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for your company. For those that are planning on having lunch we do suggest ordering a smaller breakfast. However, for those wanting to be set-up for the day we offer a wide range of freshly... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Nice comfortable and clean room for mother and adult daughter to share for a week while visiting relatives in Dawlish and Teignmouth. Great location, parking available and very close to railway station. Nicky and Ian are friendly and welcoming hosts. Very obliging when having to check out early hours to catch flight at Exeter - continental breakfast delivered the night... More

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

Thank you so much for your compliments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you say we are ideally situated for exploring the area, not only Dawlish itself but also a wide area around us. Buses to Exeter and Newton Abbot stop right outside and the railway station is only 5 minutes walk away. Exeter... More

Pool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Excellent place to stay. we booked room 2, lovely room, super clean, beautiful view and superb breakfast. Nicky recommended two restaurants, the Gurkha and Jack Sprats, great advice I would recommend these myself. The hotel itself is situated close to the town centre, 3/4 minute walk, the views from our room and the terrace area are lovely. We made good... More

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

Yes Gurkha and Jack Spratt's are both well worth a visit. You are right about the train ride from Exeter all the way to Newton Abbot and then on to Torquay. The ride firstly along the bank of the River Exe, then along the sea wall from Starcross to Dawlish Warren, Dawlish and Teignmouth followed by the last leg inland... More

Painscastle, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Nikki welcomed us with a beaming smile as she helped us park! Splendid room, clean and loads of room (massive television) with a large bathroom. Nice to have a choice of drinks at hand in our room and the use of a fridge. Breakfasts were great, plenty of cereal and juices to choose from and a choice of cooked. Ian... More

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

You are absolutely right about Smuggler's Inn - many of our guests go there at least once whilst they are with us. The good thing is the 1 mile walk is mostly downhill coming back. There are of course several other very good eating places a shorter walk near by. We are always pleased to offer advice if required. The... More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stayed here for one night whilst walking part of the South West Coastal Path. Nikki is an excellent hostess, very friendly and helpful. My room was adequate for my needs, the en-suite bathroom would have benefited from a new shower rail and head but otherwise it was fine. The railway station is only a short distance away and it is... More

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Dawlish at Lyme Bay House. Thanks for drawing our attention to the shower rail and head. This has of course been rectified without delay. Yes we are lucky to be so close to the town centre and its amenities. Both the railway station and bus stops for Newton and Exeter... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Having ready previous reviews I decided to take a chance on Lyme Bay House & I would honestly recommend this B&B to anyone. Nikki made us feel welcomed from the moment we entered the building, the breakfast truly was delicious and the location is perfect. 100% recommend Lyme Bay House to anyone.

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

Thanks very much for your kind comments. We really appreciate it when our guests are satisfied and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do recommend us to your friends! We hope to see you again soon. Nikki & Ian More

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Additional Information about Lyme Bay House

Also Known As:
Lyme Bay House Dawlish, Devon
Address: 34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dawlish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Dawlish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lyme Bay House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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