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“Lynmouth's Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Shelley's
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Lynmouth's Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A truly lovely hotel, with charming features. I am becoming a regular at this hotel, having stayed now four or five times, but it is consistently good value for money. The hotel is owned by a lovely couple, who always make you feel comfortable and that nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are clean and spacious; the breakfast choice and quality is super. The views are lovely, with great restaurants and cafes very close by. Rock House is friendly with good quality fayre.

Visit the town of Lynton on the venicular railway...its a real treat, with lots of little shops and a quaint cinema (in a church!).

I can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed here two nights. Shelleys is in th eperfect spot. Room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and peaceful. Breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious. Jane and Richard were very welcoming. Even helped out via email with advice about family lineage after we had left.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Shelleys is right in the middle of Lynmouth, in the perfect place to start out for a walk towards Watersmeet or off up the hills and the coast to the Valley of Rocks. The host was friendly and informative about the local area, recommending the excellent Rising Sun for food, and the room was very comfortable and clean (we stayed in Shelley's room, where it's thought Shelley may have honeymooned, and we liked the view and the comfortable bed).

Breakfast was tasty and filling, perfectly setting us up for a ramble. We'd be delighted to go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Had a wonderful time in Lynmouth this weekend the hotel was comfortable and mine hosts v friendly without being over the top. Rooms and Breakfast v good, ambiance excellent; we had a balcony with a conservatory that added to the delight of this hotel, Views from our room were superb and even when it rained last evening this didn't deter from the cosy feeling of the room. Well done Richard and Jane. p.s loved the honesty bar, prices v good

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

'We stayed for a two night break and found the hotel in a great location.
The room was very clean and the breakfast was fresh and plentiful.
Richard and Jane were perfect hosts and made us feel most welcome.
Will definitely stay again.'

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Stayed here 4 nights in July. Was not really sure what to expect but thankfully we chose Shelley's. Richard and Jane were fantastic from the very start, really making you feel at home. We stayed in one of the more basic rooms, which were of good size and had a view of the sea so an added bonus. Breakfast was good, decent variety. Nice communal area with some classic games which was great to relax in with a glass of wine. Lynmouth is on the door step so great when popping out for the evening.
Lynmouth has plenty to do for a short stay. Few restaurants and bars and a short trip to Linton gives you a few more options. It is also a good place to base yourself if you want to explore the area. Definitely would recommend talking to Richard to get the low down on the local pubs!
Thanks for a great stay, hopefully we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Billericay
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A lovely hotel in an outstanding area especially if you are a "walker". The hotel overlooks the sea and harbour with easy access to the pretty village of Lynmouth. The room was comfortable and clean and the breakfast splendid, all overseen by the owners to ensure standards are maintained.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 8 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelley's 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay where 19C English Romantic poet 'Percy Bysshe Shelley' honeymooned during the Summer of 1812. Shelley's in Exmoor National Park is an award winning hotel with commanding spectacular views across Lynmouth Bay. We have lovingly restored it to a very high standard throughout to create a warm, friendly and welcoming ambience. Under our personal supervision it has developed it's very own unique character, elegance and style that comes only from attention to detail. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Shelley`s Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Hotel Lynmouth
Shelleys Lynmouth
Shelley's Lynmouth, Devon

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