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Lyme Bay House

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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 1 week ago
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  • 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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Manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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