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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   34 West Cliff, Dawlish EX7 9DN, England
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Ranked #5 of 11 Dawlish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed just one night in November, our welcome was very friendly and we were shown to our room, rather on the small size. There was tea and coffee plus biscuits in the room and the bathroom looked excellent with a selection of shampoos and toiletries. Unfortunately when it came to use the bathroom there was no heating in it... More 

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

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 to expectations. Regarding our... More 

Bristol UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed here for three nights in October. We booked the room with the four poster bed, the bed was very comfortable. The room was a good size with complimentary tea and coffee and a mini bar. The room was dual aspect so was nice and light. The bathroom was a good size with a good selection of soaps and... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind compliments. Yes the Four Poster Bedroom with Sea View is a popular choice with the added benefits of a 42" TV, Mini Bar and large table for reading or working. We so pleased that you enjoyed our breakfasts for which we are well-renowned and have received a Visit England Breakfast Award. Looking forward... More 

East Molesey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I cannot even begin to say how disappointing the stay here was. No one was there to greet us and we had to ring the bell several times before the son of the owner appeared, looking like we'd ruined whatever he was in the middle of doing. He showed us to our room and left us to it. We had... More 

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

Your very short stay with us was clearly not up to our usual standards and for this we unreservedly apologise. We are contacting you directly in this regard. The offending rogue towel has been rooted-out. Thank you for drawing this to our attention. We do endeavour to be there to check guests in personally. However this is not always possible... More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Arrived Friday 26th around 8pm.Parked the car and didn't use it again til leaving today,Sunday. Greeted by Nikki, very friendly and welcoming to us and our dog. Room was fine - had all the basics and good sized. Toiletries provided were high quality and they even supplied two flannels - quite unusual. Bed comfy. Breakfast very good (and we are... 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 and managed to see so much of Dawlish and the area. You are quite right, the bed in Room 10 is Super King Size and extremely comfortable. In fact all of our beds are of a very good quality and Guests often comment on what a good night’s sleep... More 

Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just done 3 nights at this B&B. Was very impressed with the cleanliness of the place and would recommend it to anyone spending a few days in Dawlish. Nikki and Ian were very welcoming and excellent hosts.

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

Dear Michael & Carole, thank you both very much. We really did enjoy your company. Regards Nikki & ian More 

Upminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was our 4th time we have stayed at Lyme Bay. It really is a delightful place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. Nikki and Ian treat us like family members and give us a lovely welcome. Our bed is comfortable and also very a very quiet room. Breakfast is very good and we just love Ian's Omelettes and so... More 

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

Dear Ann & Howard Yes we are very centrally situated for Dawlish town and the sea front as well as for buses and trains to explore further along the coast and to Exeter. Like a lot of our regular guests you come to Dawlish by train and have no problem getting around everywhere that you want to go on foot,... More 

surrey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
12 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had to stay in Dawlish for a night, this was a really good place. Nikki was brilliant, friendly, a trifle noisy, and GREAT fun!!! Comfortable rooms, and great breakfast. Highly recommended! More like a guest house than a B & B.

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

You are right we are a Guest House rather than just a B & B. In fact we are categorised by Visit England as a 4 Star Guest House not as a Bed & Breakfast or Guest Accomodation as many other establishments are. This is because we have some communal areas for guests to enjoy such as the Lounge, the... More 

Burntwood, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our second visit to Lyme Bay, and was just as enjoyable, if not better than our brief stay last year. Nikki and Ian are fantastic hosts, and create a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The facilities are very clean and comfortable, food is excellent, and we were made to feel like old friends when we arrived. I feel that... More 

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

Dear Richard & Julie, thank you both so much for your great company, we are really delighted that you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as the first. We look forward to seeing you again soon – may be for one of our autumn & Winter Special Offers. Thank you very much for your kind compliments. Nikki &... 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*
Number of rooms: 9
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