We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

292 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 290: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good 2 night stay here in August. Fantastic location, main areas have been refurbished and were lovely including breakfast room. Our room was so small that you could barely walk round the bed and we were up in the eaves so we had a slanting roof! There are slowly refurbing the whole hotel and i'm sure it... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnnaMG14
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Anna, we are glad you enjoyed the refurbished spaces and that you found the former bedroom product clean. Come back and see us in 2017 when we will have new deluxe rooms available - Michael R More 

Preston lancs
Level Contributor
61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good really friendly staff and really good food. Only 2 couples eating in the evening but the food was well worth it. The not so good was the room very clean no complaints there but very small. Bathroom was very small with toilet and shower. Hand basin in the bedroom. No room to swing a cat springs to mind.... More 

Helpful?
Thank JohnSwin
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review John, as you have mentioned we are in the process of refurbishing bedrooms and we are delighted you enjoyed the food and service - Michael R More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself husband and daughter not forgetting our dog teddy had a lovely stay at the Carlton hotel. The staff where all very friendly and helpful, our family room was very clean and comfortable, the quality of the food so lovely. I would like to say thank you for your kindness due to myself recovering from having a operation it meant... More 

Helpful?
Thank shaandnigel
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay Sharon, thank you for taking time to review & we look forward to welcoming your family back to the new and improving Carlton - Michael R More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the Hotel in the mid afternoon and without having booked managed to get a double room for the night. The room was fairly small however as it was just me it was nice to not have too much empty space! The room had the usual, coffee/tea facilities and en-suite bathroom. The staff were really friendly and polite... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mari W
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Mari, we are really pleased you enjoyed the facilities and in particular the food/service from the team, we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R More 

Corse Lawn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three nights before travelling on to Lundy for our holiday and a further two nights on our return form the island. The bedrooms although a bit dated are clean and comfortable. Michael (the proprietor) has embarked on a major project to renovate the hotel, having already completed the public rooms to a very high standard. While... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brian W
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review Brian, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you rate the catering as first class and good value, we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel and indeed to some new rooms if booked after December 2016 - Michael R More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was welcomed in a very friendly manner & was told that that the hotel was undergoing major renovation & I could see why as my room was very tired & in need of renovation. After saying that, all the staff were friendly & helpful. Breakfast & dinner were of a reasonable standard & dining area was clean. Hotel is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stuart S
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Stuart, glad the team looked after you and you enjoyed the location - Michael R More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a very warm welcome from the owner and staff. The room was clean and well equipped, they even supplied bowls and a dog bed for my spaniel. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. I would recommend the hotel for business or pleasure.

Helpful?
Thank antonia458
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Antonia, we hope to see you again soon - Michael R More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good mid range hotel that is on the up with excellent food very friendly undergoing major refurbishment what I have seen of that looks great I will be returning when it is done,very nice stay indeed.

Helpful?
Thank waynehollinshead
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Wayne, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon - Michael R More 

Alton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came to this hotel on recommendation. It was such a friendly hotel and the staff were great. The full English breakfast was definitely worth getting up for. The manager was telling us all about his plans for the hotel and showed us the library which he had done up. If this was anything to go by this is going... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah S
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah and I am glad you enjoyed your break. Demolition has commenced for phase one of the bedroom refurbishment and we are so excited about having new deluxe rooms from Christmas 2016 and rolling out throughout the hotel by 2018 - Michael R More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived by the friendly staff. Nothing was a problem & we were looked after very well. Breakfast & dinner were delicious.The hotel is being modernised & undergoing lots of changes by the new owners & I look forward to returning to see all the further improvements.

Helpful?
Thank eileenmcb
Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review Eileen, great to read the team looked after you and you enjoyed the food - Michael R More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

62 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (59)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ilfracombe hotels
1.0 mi away
Varley House
Varley House
#2 of 20 in Ilfracombe
5.0 of 5 stars 350 reviews
0.5 mi away
The Royal Britannia
The Royal Britannia
#13 of 20 in Ilfracombe
3.5 of 5 stars 279 reviews
0.7 mi away
Marine Court Hotel
Marine Court Hotel
#1 of 20 in Ilfracombe
5.0 of 5 stars 308 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
The Bath House Hotel
The Bath House Hotel
#8 of 20 in Ilfracombe
4.0 of 5 stars 197 reviews
0.0 mi away
The Osborne Hotel
The Osborne Hotel
#5 of 20 in Ilfracombe
4.5 of 5 stars 229 reviews
0.2 mi away
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
#9 of 20 in Ilfracombe
4.0 of 5 stars 215 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Independently owned and operated, conveniently located in the maritime area, close to the seafront, tunnels and harbour. Hotel offers all day dining and is fully licenced. All rooms are en suite, centrally heated and well appointed with flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, hospitality tray and WiFi throughout. A friendly team will look after you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

Address: Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $103 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel Devon
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay