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Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AR, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 16 Combe Martin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kent
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13 hotel reviews
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“We had a fantastic time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

We stayed at The Poplars with our dog for 3 nights. We enjoyed freshly cooked meals for breakfast and evening meal and I must say Jean is a fantastic cook. Her husband Cliff served the meals and provided the entertainment in their hotel bar, which has the ambience of a cosy pub bar. The other guests were all regulars who have been going there for years, and we all got along well. This hotel is a must if you are visiting the area, we will be returning again.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Repeat visit to this gem of the Nth Devon Coast. Cliff & Jean are the most fabulous hosts. Jean does the catering, with good home cooking. Be prepared to go home heavier than when you came. Cliff does the bar and entertains. There is nothing like sitting round the pool on a sunny afternoon.
The hotel is well situated for Illfracombe Linton & Lynmouth Barnstable and Exmoor.

  • Stayed May 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

First visit to Poplars Hotel and all the marvellous things I had been told were true. Cliff and Jean know how to treat guests as they make you feel like a friend right from the start. Cliff is the most genial of hosts whilst Jean is busy in the kitchen cooking up really good home cooking with good choices. Evenings spent in the bar with Cliff, Jean and other guests were most entertaining. They run a clean and comfortable hotel where you just feel at home and with a group booking it would feel more like a house party. Also of course Coombe Martin is a very good location for coast walks and all that North Devon has to offer. I look forward to returning later in the year.

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  • Stayed April 2011, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

You may need your walking boots, or a liking for beautiful beachs a heathy appetite, the ability to enjoy laughs and entertainment and for the "stressed out" it is a must. It should be available on the NHS.
You may arrive as a stranger but you will leave as a friend.

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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

just stayed at this hotel & we were lucky enough to be the only ones there so we had full use of the fascilities.cliff made us feel more than welcome.it felt like home from home & the kids didnt want to leave.thank you so much.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

We first stayed at the Poplars some years ago.We enjoyed our stay so much that we have continued to stay there whenever we are holidaying in Devon including taking our extended family on one occasion. We always enjoy every aspect of our stay, including visiting the beautiful coastline easily accessible from the hotel.
We particularly enjor the excellent food prepared by Jean and usually served by Cliff who makes full use of his wonderful sense of humour.
Later in the evening we can retire to the bar where one can enjoy a drink and be entertained by Cliff's musical renditions which are a must.
The Hotel is being continually upgraded without affecting guests in any way and is always spotlessly clean with good ensuite facilities and a warm & friendly atmosphere. A real pleasure to stay in such comfortable surroundings.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Had an amazing summer holiday in North Devon at The Poplars Hotel.
Great food,
Very nice comfortable room with a sea view,
General service very friendly and welcoming,
Lovely scenery and surrounding area,
Relaxing and peaceful lounge area with great views,
Swimming pool and pool table for family use,
Cosy bar for evening drinks,
All round nice place to stay, very pleased with service that me and my family were given.
Will definitely book for next summer 2011.
Christina and family :)

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Additional Information about Poplars Hotel

Address: Woodlands, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 0AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Combe Martin
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Combe Martin
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Poplars Hotel Combe Martin, Devon

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