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Widemouth Manor Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Widemouth Bay | Bude, Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0DE, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Widemouth Bay
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pure Bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

My partner and I went back to the Manor Hotel again, for what I can only describe for me as pure bliss. The staff were very welcoming, the room we had, yet again was amazing, the views were spectacular. The dining area had changed from when we were last there, made it more cosy, which I found even more inviting.
We ate there most nights as the Menu had change from last time, but as before the food was excellent, and with it being my partners birthday, they surprised us with a bottle of champagne, made the end of our stay even more enjoyable, if that could have been possible. Thank you all at the Manor Hotel, we will most definitely be back again next year.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011 via mobile

Nicely decorated downstairs in the restaurant but the hotel part upstairs seems to be an afterthought. Music is switched on at 7.45 in the morning in the restaurant which can be heard upstairs. No sound insulation I could hear every word the staff were saying downstairs and they weren't being particularly loud.

Food is adequate but over priced. More Berni Inn than anything else. Staff are friendly.

Rooms are clean but very dated.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

visited a local caravan park in the are for the weekend and came across the Manor and noticed the many signs outside saying FOOD SERVED ALL DAY, NEW MENU, BEST AROUND. There were ten people in our party including kids of different ages and we decided to visit the Manor on Sunday the 1st May for Dinner.
We all walked there and noticed the car park was busy but thought this was normal for a hotel rated for its friendliness and food.
we walked in to the bar area and there were half a dozen tables free but none big enough for our party so i asked the girl behing the bar for a table for ten and when will the next table be available, her reply was they stopped serving food (IT WAS 6PM IN THE EVENING)
We couldn't believe what she said and she expalined a large party of 40 people had been booked in in the other room hence no table free.
a couple sitting at the bar had a word with the barmaid to ask the chef if anything was available later on, was the couple the owners because they looked a bit puzzled regarding the barmaids reaponse to us.
She came back and said " THERE WILL BE SOME FOOD AN ABOUT AN HOUR BUT THEY NOT SURE WHAT WILL BE LEFT"
at that point we all left and took our business elsewhere.

1. So based on the inforamtion given by the staff the hotel can not handle any orders over 40 people even though it had been pre booked earlier, bad management i think.
2. Should not advertise FOOD SERVED ALL DAY if they can not do anything after 6pm.
3. Staff training needs to be looked into if the bar staff can not give correct information to the general public.
4. Yes the hotel offers fantastic views but the hotel needs to look at improving inside for fantastic reviews.

Whilst we were there for the whole five minutes waiting for the lame excuses there were another two families who turned around back out on hearing the news given .
If the hotel can afford to turn away business like this then they obviously charging to much or as i stated earlier bad managment for what was a busy weekend in the area.

Avoid this hotel in busy periods to avoid disapointment

Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

We have just returned from having an absolutely superb dinner in the Manor dining room. There were 5 adults in our party including one in a wheelchair, plus an 8 month old baby. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. My wife has an eating disorder and can't eat very much, so she was allowed to have a childs portion. The table was laid out perfectly for us, including plenty of access for the wheelchair and a highchair for the baby. The food was both plentiful and delicious. We'll definately be back.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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cornwall
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

My family and I visited Widemouth Bay Manor on several occasions during our stay in Bude, the lovely location and beach were recommended to us by our friends. We chose to eat at the Manor on the first night of our holiday with our child. Our child is normally every distressed by sitting still for longer than 10 minutes but in this atmosphere he really enjoyed taking in the experience.The bar menu exceeded our expectations and was very hard to choose from the lovely choice of dishes.
The service from out waitress was much to be desired, however the food made up for this.
After a pleasent evening, my family and I decided to return for food and drink again during our holiday, but this was a very different experience.
The service was dreadful, not meeting the needs of any of the few people that were in the resturant/bar area. Not to mention the language that was coming from the bar staff and local customers. It was obviously some kind of party or event but not what you would expect in a family orientated manor.
I was very dissappointed from our lovely find a few days before hand to this awful, disrrupting appauling behaviour from those who are expected to make our experience worth while. I hope that the manager/owner reads this and finds a way to make his/her resturant suitable for children and the locals.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Devon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

Three ladies that lunch. We have had the most lovely lunch possible with views over the sea, superb environment and surroundings, excellent service and to round it off the sun shined. Had a mixture of tapas, prawns, potato wedges shared between the three of us and a cool glass of white wine - all excellent - compliments to the chef and thanks to the young ladies behind the bar and who served us. We'll certainly be back - even sharing the delights of Widemouth Manor with the husbands!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Visited 22ndAugust 2010
My Wife and I had a drink and a meal ( Roast Lamb) the food was cooked to perfection with an excellent side dist of vegetables,the quantity was adequate for a normal persons needs. Well done the chef.
The sevice was five star, the staff could not have been more attentive or polite.
The price to our mind is about right.
We have eaten in Hotels and Restaurants through out the world and wish we had had the experience of the Widemouth Manor in many of those.
If our experience was due the the comments in the last review then our thanks to that person, as it looks as if the management have taken it all on board,so WELL done to them.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Widemouth Manor Hotel

Address: Widemouth Bay | Bude, Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0DE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bude > Widemouth Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Widemouth Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Widemouth Manor Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated on the beautiful North Cornwall Coast, The Widemouth Manor Hotel is set within its own gardens, and stands high up near the cliffs that overlook Widemouth Bay near Bude. The impressive manor, acquired in 2009 by the owners of nearby Brocksmoor Hotel, has been extensively refurbished and now offers the same high standards of dining and hospitality that have gained the impressive reputation enjoyed by Brocksmoor Hotel.The hotel is stylishly decorated in cool shades of blue, reflecting its close proximity to the beaches of Widemouth Bay. The hotel offers fine dining in the elegant main restaurant which has its own bar, whilst a more relaxed atmosphere can be enjoyed in the sports bar. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable and for those seeking extra relaxation a spa room is available to guests. ... more   less 
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