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“Excellent - we will be back!” 5 of 5 stars
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Watersmeet Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Woolacombe | Woolacombe, Mortehoe, Woolacombe EX34 7EB, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mortehoe
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14 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent - we will be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We arrived at Watersmeet late morning and as our room wasn't ready we sat on the gorgeous sun terrace soaking up the sun rays and relishing in the amazing sea views. We had lunch which was tasty and then moved to the lower gardens to relax in a couple of deckchairs, still completely absorbed in the wonderful views.
Our room (room 7) had an equally amazing view, with almost floor to ceiling windows and a couple of armchairs to sit and watch the sea. The room was luxuriously furnished with a huge bed and plenty of space. We certainly felt spoilt and actually wanted to spend time in our room, as it was all part of the treat!
The lounges and bar areas were just as comfortable and relaxing, but the real highlight was the dining room - a circular room with glass walls to make the most of the sea views. It was incredibly romantic. The food was amazing and although the menu consisted of foods I wouldn't normally choose, every dish was presented well and was incredibly tasty. My personal highlight was the homemade fudge with the tea and coffee - mmmm!! Breakfast was equally as good and was very filling.
In all, a lovely relaxing trip in an incredible location, with beautiful rooms and superb food. We will definitely be back!!

(Incidentally, I noticed an earlier review written by somebody who just walked into the hotel for a couple of drinks. How can they really write a review, especially when one part of the review is about the rooms, and sleep quality? We had a beer, glass of wine and a lemonade when we arrived and it was around £7.)

Room Tip: Sea views are a definite - plus a balcony if you can get one!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

If you want a great hotel in Woolacombe with stunning views from your table and rooms look no further. Not cheap but if like me you looked at this hotel from the beach as a kid on countless holidays and thought one day treat yourself. We always have a room with a balconey and its great to just sit and enjoy the views. Food is excellent as well

Room Tip: Get one with balconey
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Lovely room, very spacious with small living area (table and couple of comfy chairs) - ask for room 8. With only a £30 surcharge for a balcony. Very amenable staff, happy to let you use facilities before check in and after check out. Very very tasty breakfast, not about quantity but quality. Powerful showers, important after a day in the cold cold sea!

Only negatives were that they have heavy feather winter duvets, which even in a cool August makes for a very uncomfortable nights sleep. And beds were too soft. And shame there's no gym!

Room Tip: Book room 8!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

It's all about the people at the end of the day - if there isn't a good team in situ, even the most luxurious hotel is a dissapointment. The staff here were excellent - very relaxed in their approach but extremely helpful and always smiling.

Room Tip: you need a sea view
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011 via mobile

We paid full price for one night dbb. Views incredible, staff SO helpful, food great. Only thing let it down was indoor pool area, shower broken etc. But then again if it hadn't Been such awful weather, we'd have been outside!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Lovely hotel on the rugged devon coast, food is wonderful and staff very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

A truly relaxing experience. The hotel was clean, the staff were friendly, professional and welcoming. We loved the indoor and outdoor pools, the view was incredible, it's right next to a beautiful secluded beach with magnificent rock pools. A bit of a step back in time - we loved the peaceful evenings in the bar with its range of board games, sitting against a beautiful backdrop of expansive sand, sea and rocks.

Room Tip: We went for the cheapest -a room with a light chute. It was clean and comfortable - not for the clau...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Woolacombe | Woolacombe, Mortehoe, Woolacombe EX34 7EB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Woolacombe > Mortehoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mortehoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Watersmeet Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Watersmeet hotel located on the quiet edge of Woolacombe is one of Devon's finest coastal hotels. It is perfectly perched on the cliff edge above a quiet, sandy beach known as Combegate beach. All but three of the bedrooms offer spectacular sea views to Lundy Island and Baggy Point. A number of the bedrooms have original wooden balconies where you can sit and watch magnificent sunsets. The seaward side of the hotel offers one long, uninterrupted panorama and whether you're reading the paper in the lounge or dining in the restaurant you can enjoy the most wonderful views of the sea and rolling surf. The very best pocket sprung beds; thick, luxurious duvets; crisp white linen and superior memory foam pillows ensure a comfortable night's sleep. The table d'hote and bistro restaurants offer a high standard of cuisine. 2 AA rosette awarded many of the ingredients are locally sourced. On the hotel's doorstep is one of the country's best surfing beaches; a top links golf course. For the ramblers - the hotel could not be better placed with scenic National Trust land that surround the hotel and beautiful coastal footpaths to Morte Point and Lee. ... more   less 
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