We hesitated for a long time before booking a 5 day break over New Year at Watersmeet - for a family of 4 it adds up to a lot of money! However, we did not regret our decision for a single moment. My main concern was the food - as a trained chef I'm quite fussy and have had many so-called "gourmet" meals in hotels that were actually pretty mediocre. Every meal at Watersmeet was superb - excellent quality fish and meat, cooked imaginatively, and good-sized portions (we struggled to fit dessert in some evenings, but managed to make that extra effort!). The service was friendly and efficient, and the hotel manages to get that balance between feeling homely and comfortable but still like a special occasion. The location couldn't be better - right on the coastal path, and with a beautiful beach immediately below the hotel. My only small gripe is that the indoor pool is tiny - much smaller than it looks on the website, and too small for any proper swimming, which I had been really hoping to do. The outdoor pool overlooks the beach and looks wonderful for the summer - we'll just have to go back then!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Watersmeet Hotel Woolacombe, Devon