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The Harbour Lights Coastal Guesthouse

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three nights here and not a fault to be found. Hospitality, good food, excellent views from the well-nigh harbour-side location and near plenty of places to eat. No parking but the public car park is just around the corner and quite safe.

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Thank Anthony P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here in a family suite which had 2 rooms joined by a bathroom, this was great for our teenagers privacy. Clean room with a comfortable bed, breakfast was lovely and the homemade smoothies were a real treat. Our hosts were great really friendly and helpful. Hotel is right in high street of harbour so a great location and... More 

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Thank Gez D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay. We stayed for 2 (should have been 3) nights to break up the journey from Cornwall to home (Midlands). The food was fantastic and the proprietor's were most welcoming.....especially Ruth. Cutting short our stay from 3 nights to 2 had no reflection on our stay....... Thank you Ruth.... lovely lady x

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place right by the harbour, fantastic location. The owners were friendly, accommodating and really helpful. Breakfast was excellent, had the usual favourites as well as healthy stuff. The room was very nice (first floor double), my only criticism being that the door to the bathroom was right next to the bed and wasn't well sealed.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband and I spent two nights at Harbour Lights and enjoyed our stay very much. We had the first floor front room, with a balcony and en suite. As other people have said, the rooms are lovely - very clean, with a lovely sea side theme. Previous reviewers had said they were disturbed by outside noise - this was... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Other half booked this as a weekend break & the location was great for exploring the local area. The family running this b&b couldn't be more helpful or welcoming. Our room was at the front & on the top floor - great workout each day & great view onto the harbour. Traditional b&b decor made it feel charming & personable.... More 

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Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little guesthouse right in the heart of Ilfracombe. We arrived very late on the Friday evening due to horrendous traffic on the M5, we let them know we were going to be late and they we very accommodating waiting up for us to arrive which turned out to be 11pm. Anyway, the room was fine, we had the family... More 

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Thank Rachel P
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Stayed two nights, the guest-house was clean, but tired. The family who run this establishment were more than cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful. They catered for my aged father by moving his room with no extra charge. Breakfasts were freshly made, and any extras no problem. Central to the quay, parking on long stay car park but less than 5... More 

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Thank Lesley S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great location right near the harbour, shops and restaurants, Lovely hosts who were very friendly and knowledgeable, superb choice for breakfast and all freshly cooked. Room on the front had a balcony which was lovely and had the sun in the morning.

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Thank pkeen67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Recommend for couples, families, group of friends. Big plus for location. Everywhere is close - town centre, beach, harbour, shops and restaurants. Lovely view from the window of harbour and sea. Very friendly and helpful staff. Delicious and big portion of breakfast morning and very good prices for good quality of accomadation. Ilfracombe is interesting place where everyone can find... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Harbour Lights is a family run B&B situated in the heart of Ilfracombe's Heritage Harbour on the spectacular North Devon Coast. Built in 1895 as a small Victorian hotel The Harbour Lights has nine en-suite letting rooms. The Harbour Lights is owned and operated by the resident proprietors so you are assured of a warm welcome and personal service at all times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harbour Lights Coastal Guesthouse

Address: 26 Broad Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $83 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Harbour Lights Coastal Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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