Ok I admit it we have been coming here for many years and I have kept stom about this unspoilt haven in North Devon,It's set on the hill over looking the beach where you can hire self drive boats or even do some chartered deep sea fishing. Old fashioned cafes supply any thing from breakfast to cream teas.
It's just beautiful, the high street has really good restaurants, including seafood and a cracking Indian. The Anchor Inn restaurant is very good, offering great locally sourced produce and top seafood, lunch time why not just sit outside in the garden which is on the cliff over looking the beach and enjoy a crab sandwich, what more could you ask for.
This is not a swanky glass and steel hotel it's not plush, the facilities are lacking in some areas because of its wonderful location, by this I mean no hotel parking,no pool, no lifts and not every room has its own bathroom, it's a pub old style (although not small) clean nicely furnished and very comfortable for reasonable money with great food and wonderful hospitality.
We came back from a trip to South Africa where swanky hotels were the order of the day but after a while it gets on your nerves, the artificial tugging of the forelock, filling your cup up every 5 seconds etc etc so this hotel is run like a tight ship but you never see the crew running around, the rooms are cleaned breakfast is ready flowers are out, its as if ninja warriors are at work.
We often request the room with out its own bathroom ensuite (it's just 10' across the landing) because of its views. I don't really care if I have to dash across the landing in my best PJ's I feel sorry for the unfortunate passing fellow guest but I'm sure with the correct lengthy therapy they will make a partial recovery.
My final comment and sincere thanks go to the proprietor Jim and his very trustworthy staff, I stupidly left a gold bracelet that my wife had made for me, in my room when we checked out, it had fallen on the floor. On the way home I realised it was missing and called the Hotel, they had a been given the bracelet, the room service found it and no problem they would mail it to me ASAP .
The Royal Mail managed to lose it then sent it to a holding point and then eventually back to the hotel, this took weeks of chasing. Eventually Jim had to send it again and success, customer service beyond the call.
Go enjoy this hotel be sure to book in advance or and keep it a secrete.
Room with out ensuite the view is great
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Thank you so much for your fantastic review, myself and the team are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to seeing you both again in the future.
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