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“Absolutely ideal” 5 of 5 stars
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Orchard Hill Hotel
Orchard Hill, Bideford EX39 2QY, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Bideford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Absolutely ideal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I booked this hotel just a few days in advance, and needed a twin room suitable for myself and my elderly mother. The room rate was a little more than I expected to pay, but there was little else available. But it was worth every penny. On arrival we were greeted warmly by proprietor Steve, who then showed us to the room downstairs, and instructed Mum on how to use the all-important stair lift. He then brought us a large pot of tea, which went down well after our journey. Our room was fine, if well-filled - two comfortable beds, ample storage space, and a roomy bathroom with large shower area. It isn't a walk-in shower - you need to negotiate a step - and I suggested to Steve that a grab rail or two would be helpful. The delicious breakfast next morning was cooked to order, and served in the light and spacious dining room. I would point out that, although the room is served by a stair lift, the access (via a rear door) does include three steps, so some mobility is needed. In our case this was fine - Mum may be in her nineties but she could cope with these steps. The inside stair lift, however, was vital as she would not have easily negotiated the stairs. Being able to park at the back of the hotel, as users of this room, was also a bonus. Thank you, Steve and Jane, for a most pleasant stay.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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English first
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed for two nights in August 2013 with two children in a family room with one double bed and two singles. The hotel is in a beautiful location, service and breakfast are good. The bathroom was 5 Stars.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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egham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely clean hotel and the owners Steve and Jane very helpful and friendly. The hotel has lovely friendly feel throughout the whole place. Steve and Jane are new to the hotel and are refurbishing and from what I can see - they are going to do a wonderful job. The breakfast was great and the hotel itself is situated in a prime position with good views. I wish Jane and Steve all the very very best in their new venture.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived at the Hotel and was greeted by Steve. We were shown to our room and was offered a cuppa on the veranda. What a super touch. He was really pleasant and then we met Jane his wife. Both Steve and Jane took time out to have a drink with us and gave us tips for our ventures of the weekend.
Our room was nice and cosy and very clean with nice personal touches and we had a good night's sleep.
Breakfast was lovely and all that went with this.
Exellent hosts and made you feel comfortable.
Would love to come back again Steve and Jane.
Keep up the good work.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a one night stay at the Orchard Hill Hotel at the start of June, during a short break in Devon.
We were warmly welcomed by Jane and Steve, the new owners, who have been at the hotel for six months. Our rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortably appointed (our youngest daughter has tried to replicate some of the styling touches in her own room at home!).
The breakfast was a real treat, with freshly-cooked-to-order "full English", as well as plenty of cereals, fresh fruit, coffee/tea, juice and toast. Having read previous reviews which referred to the excellent quality of the croissants, we were thankfully not disappointed.
We'll definitely be returning to the Orchard Hill Hotel within the next few months, and hope to stay a little longer next time.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed here 14th June and found it friendly, comfortable and relaxing.
Slept extremely well. The full English breakfast was delicious.
Would like to wish the new owners every success for the future.
Will definately return.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol UK
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed here for a Saturday night recently. The owners Steve & Jane have only been here for about 6 months, but have settled in well, and are very accommodating - nothing is too much trouble. They have already started making their mark and this can be seen in the decor and furnishings. The bedroom, like the rest of the hotel, was spotlessly clean and the bed very comfortable. At breakfast there were copious amounts of freshly made tea and coffee, and orange juice, toast etc .and a full English breakfast freshly cooked to order. I should also mention the freshly baked, light as a feather croissants. Will we return? most definitely assuming we can get a room, I think it will start being fully booked in the not too distant future. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Additional Information about Orchard Hill Hotel

Address: Orchard Hill, Bideford EX39 2QY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Bideford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Bideford
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bideford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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Orchard Hill Hotel Bideford, Devon

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