We paid £355 for 7 nights through Hoseasons although it is a John fowler place. Had we paid the full £700ish it wold have been 3 stars. We hadn't read reviews but glad we hadn't. It looks like one block still has wooden window frames but most now replaced with plastic. We were in royal gold ground floor. We had 2 other parties with us. One was top floor.
I get the impression that they are trying to improve facilities but can't do it all at once. It isn't a large place like Butlins but has a shop, large club house with small soft play, a few arcade games and 3 pool tables - stained but usable.
Kitchen - plenty of crockery and cutlery. New cupboards. New cooker. Older fridge but clean. Clean kettle and toaster. Disgusting microwave but was changed for new one.
Room did feel damp despite temperature. Probably needs good airing.
Beds uncomfortable with waterproof mattress as expected but clean. New furniture.
Bathroom - shower only - needed a better clean. I was fortunate and always got a warm/ hot reasonably consistent shower. Others got hot or cold in one shower and at times no water at all which isn't really acceptable. Kitchen water was always boiling but other parties had no water on a couple of occasions. Don't forget your bath mat for when you get out of the shower.
Pool nice enough, small but ok. Smaller of two had steps and was warmer for little ones. Small changing area. Pity there isn't a family changing room which would be easier with small children. There were 4 of us so we managed to change our twins but would have struggled otherwise.
Our TV was large but other parties had portable size. Main channels plus radio and cbeebies and leisure channel. DVD included but we didn't use it. We were not away to watch TV. Didn't see crazy golf but told it was tired and is disappointing by my 13 year old nephew.
Tesco just in walking distance if you don't buy too much. We went down in car on Saturday early evening and waited 15 mins for space as all holiday makers seemed to be there too!
Bar meals served in polystyrene good value - pie was recommended. Restaurant across the road was recommended but cash only so we didn't try it ourselves.
Wi-fi in main clubhouse and strangely every now and again in our room.
Overall good value for money but cleaning in apartments needs to be looked at. Staff friendly and helpful.
Report problems and I'm sure staff will help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ilfracombe Holiday Park has everything you could want on a family holiday. A 56’ heated pool, a sauna, children’s play areas and an internet cafe provide you with all the comforts of home and more. Relax in our pool during the day, and then head to the Exmoor Club for the evening’s entertainment, free to everybody staying at our Ilfracombe Holiday Parks. This park is set at the top of the valley Ilfracombe lies in, so you get views right down over the town and out to sea, exactly what you’d expect from a Devon holiday. If you don’t want to deal with cooking on holiday then our Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant can cook you up a wide variety of fare, from low price snacks to full grills and specialty dishes. We even offer takeaways. If you are going to cook for yourself, our onsite shop sells everything you’ll need, and there’s a Tesco superstore just a five minute walk away. ... more less
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- John Fowler Ilfracombe Holiday Park Hotel Ilfracombe
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