It's a rather strange looking hotel, like a converted 1960s car showroom (which it may be), but on the plus side it has a very good location and very helpful and well trained staff as well as a large car park. It's just opposite a pleasant park, and a short walk into Barnstaple with its pretty back streets and the wonderful Pannier Market and Butchers Row food shops
We spent only one night there for a family event nearby. The worst of the heatwave was over, but it was still very hot in the room, and there was no air conditioning, only a small fan. Fortunately the windows opened a little. The room itself was a bit tired, but perfectly comfortable. There was free wifi which needed a code from reception. We didn't bother with it, so can't comment. There were very few power points in the room, which was a bit of an inconvenience and might be quite difficult if you have a lot of things which need charging on a longer stay or if you are on business.
Our room was in the main building and we were a little concerned when we returned in the evening as there was very loud music from the first floor function room quite near to our room. However, with the corridor door and our room door closed we didn't hear a thing, and slept well.
Breakfast was a surprise, as we had understood we only had continental breakfast with our room rate. We found that a full cooked breakfast was actually included, and very good it was too. The staff in the restaurant were excellent, anticipating every need and serving us with a smile.
We asked for a late checkout so we could get changed before our event. This was arranged without fuss and free of charge, and was much appreciated.
The Park hadn't been our first choice of hotel, but we found it competitively priced and the excellent location and the staff probably would make it our first choice in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated opposite Rock Park and only a short level walk to the town centre, this modern 3-star hotel offers easy access to the countryside and beaches of North Devon. Guests can use the leisure facilities, including the indoor and outdoor swimming pools of the Park's sister hotel, The Barnstaple Hotel. The Park Hotel is part of the Brend Hotel Group. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Barnstaple, Devon