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“The Epitome of Excellence” 5 of 5 stars
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Burnside Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   34 St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ, England   |  
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Ranked #17 of 48 Ilfracombe B&B and Inns
Elland, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The Epitome of Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I cannot emphasize enough, the generosity, honesty and genuine openess of both Sandie and Dave.
We have been attending Burnside now for three years and we have yet to be disappointed.
Originally chosen from the internet because of shot gun safety.
Dave and Sandie both shoot and could allow us to relax from the police regulations.
Since then we have learn't a great deal.
Genuine friendliness and interest from our host's.
An exceptionally clean, well maintained and comfortable establishment.
Each visit becomes more like visiting home again.
The beds cause sleep almost immediately, the breakfast fills you until supper time, the realaxed atmosphere allows complete restoration of the soul.
We have not yet found another B&B of this calibre.
We will return again and again - Sorry Sandie, Sorry Dave.
Thanks for the warmest welcome and the comforting feeling we leave with.

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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011 via mobile

Good:Location, quite room.Owners helpful.
Bad:Room smelled musty, bed uncomfortable.
Breakfast not great.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

All in all this was a great stay and I would visit again!

On arrival we were welcomed and showed to our rooms without extra charge despite being early - which other establishments insist on! There is free on-site parking available and the owner was very friendly. We were offered the use of the dining area, plates and cutlery should we want to get a take away which I thought was very considerate, going the extra mile.

The rooms here are very clean, the en-suite was a must and the four poster bed was a welcomed surprise for a romantic weekend. The room was also of a very good size and very comfortable - a leather two seater, large screen TV with freeview, tea and coffee making facilities and bottles water provided - a refill was even supplied at no extra cost on request, and at no time was I made to feel like I was putting the owners out at all.

The breakfast was whole heartedly welcome too - we both had a proper full english breakfast, and were given the option of how the eggs were cooked, all of which was perfectly done. We were offered more tea and toast without having to ask and all cereals were provided in individual boxed portions and condiments supplied in individual sealed pots.

The location of Burnside is on the main road towards Ilfracombe and only a short walk to the harbour and restraunts. After walking to a restraunt for an evening dinner and some drinks we decided to walk back where we bumped into a crowd of hooded teens which was quite intimidating so I would deffinately reccomend a taxi.

The owners are looking to expand their business by offering more rooms in the future and I wish them both all the best! The only thing I would reccomend doing here would be to maybe consider replacing the entrance carpet which is a little worn (no surprise as this was a great place to stay and would expect a lot of traffic here!) and offering the choice of smoked or unsmoked bacon on the beakfast as not everyone likes smoked bacon (such as my girlfriend). Everything else was perfect!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 34 St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Burnside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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