This is without a doubt the best youth hostel I have ever stayed at - and I have stayed at a lot, both at home and abroad. The location is just perfect - easy to park (right outside) or close to the bus routes for those without cars, and less than 5 minutes from the sea, with an amazing view The hostel itself is by far the best equipped that I have ever encoutered. The kitchen is huge with a American style fridge freezer and plenty of shelves to store your food - there is even a bath - something I have never encoutered at a hostel before!
I have stayed here several times now, usually at the end of September, although also at other times and find that it makes a perfect base for exploring the area (and of course for hops across the Bristol Channel to Lundy). Single females such as myself are usually placed in room 3, which has 6 bunks, all with comfy duvets, and its own shower room - the shower is if anything a little too hot. If you have the room to yourself though one word of warning - make sure you close the bathroom door when you shower, as otherwise the steam is likely to set off the fire alarms, which is somewhat embarrassing to say the least!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Manorville is set in an elevated position overlooking the sandy beach and Northam Burrows and has fare reaching breathtaking views to Saunton Sands, Lundy Island and Baggy Point. 5 out of our 6 bedrooms are ensuite, most suitable for families as well as single travellers and our property is ideal for groups. Our self catering facilities are excellent, modern fully equipped kitchen, with range cooker, American style fridge freezer and a dishwasher! Spacious dinning room and conservatory TV lounge which leads onto a terrace that overlooks the beach. Manorville is only a couple of minutes walk from the award winning blue flag beach, the South West Coastal Path and even closer to the village and its local amenities. Perfect as a base for activity breaks and family holidays or weekend stays, the building has a fresh contemporary look and feel. The area offers great opportunities for walking, hiking and cycling holidays. ... more less