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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Happy accident we ended up here. Were originally booked at another hotel but due to unforeseen circumstances we were welcomed at The Carlton Hotel instead. Great welcome by Michael who showed us around his really clean hotel. He showed us the new rooms to be and its going to be fabulous. If you like a gym its up and running...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your resounding review, we are delighted you happened upon us accidentally and even more happy to read you will return. Thank you too for the great comments about the food, new facilities and new rooms to come. We do so look forward to welcoming you back - Michael R

London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my partner to The Carlton for a weekend away from London and what a lovely weekend it was. The whole place felt relaxing and really spacious. After a busy day around Ilfracombe it was easier to stay at the hotel on the Saturday night and eat which was very pleasant. Then on the Sunday night after scouring Ilfracombe...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the topnotch review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and especially the food. We are also really pleased to hear you will be returning and hope to welcome you back again very soon - Michael R

Bagshot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at The Carlton on a short business trip. The hotel has recently changed hands and the new owners are upgrading ever element of the hotel. I took the dinner, bed and breakfast package and had a superb ham and cheese pancake for starter followed by some locally caught sea trout. Breakfast was equally fresh...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you David, for such a positive review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, the catering & services; we also look forward to welcoming you and your family to our new facilities in 2017 - Michael R

Kansas City MO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael was great. He showed me to my room and how to use the lift. Loved the lift. They are working on more renovations but it was fine for what I wanted. Ample parking and close walk to everything. Breakfast was extensive as well. Food cooked to order.

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to the Carlton & this time we arranged for my sister in law & brother in law to join us. The new furniture in the dining room and bar has made the space much lighter & brighter. On our 1st evening we ate as a family in The hotel, it was lovely to have our...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the continuing & very loyal repeat business, also for your very kind words of appreciation & encouragement. We are working very hard to make the Carlton an Ilfracombe destination hotel, not just for the fixtures and fittings but also the genuine welcome, value for money and the creature comforts expected from a quality hotel. We...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very warm and welcoming check in. Clean and tidy room, lovely clean reception, bar and dining area, friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location as away from the main town but only a 5 minute walk in, close to the local bars, restaurant's and historic sites. Overall a great weekend away. The hotel is currently going through a refurb and...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Neil. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and many happy returns for your birthday - Michael R

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful start to finish. I've travelled a fair bit and stayed in many hotels and I love finding hidden gems and The Carlton ilfracombe certainly fits the bill. I was a little apprehensive at first as I believe they are going through some renovations. However apart from the man painting outside I didn't notice anything going on apart from wonderful...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and also the shout out that you have found a hidden gem. We are working hard to put some new paint & powder on a classic Victorian Dame and she seems to like it! We are also pleased you enjoyed the food served and service from Dawn. Hurry back and if after December 2016...

Saltash, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Just had our first visit to the Carlton Hotel and although the new owners are upgrading throughout they are applying a very customer focused approach we were privileged to see some of the completed upgrades which has been beautifully done to an impeccable standard. Our stay at the hotel was very pleasurable all the staff were friendly, accommodating and professional....

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review Rodea, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Michael and staff are creating a warm, welcoming hotel environment in the Carlton. We picked the hotel for its proximity to Tunnels Beaches (30 seconds- great for attending a wedding) but we were delighted to have picked such a clean, cosy place to call home for 1 night. Michael's customer service started before we even arrived as we needed to...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind review Elizabeth, I am delighted to have been able to assist with your reservation amendment and really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and rate the hotel. Great to read that you liked the food and thank you for the personal shout out and from Dawn too - Michael R

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2016

I come down to this hotel at least once a year, and this is my first visit with the new owners in charge. They are making great changes and improvements(must be costing a fortune!) and the food is very good, the full English is spot on and a lovely choice of scrummy suppers. My room, which I was warned was...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Cheers Clive, we really enjoyed having you stay and glad the other shooters enjoyed the suppers as well as breakfast. Claire the Housekeeper works really hard to keep the hotel clean and tidy given that we have already commenced the new bedroom refurbishment program (The builders are driving her nuts!). Hopefully we will have lots of new rooms and improvements...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Banquet Room
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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: $97 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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“It is in a quiet location, so no problems there. Personally, I would ask for a 3rd floor room, and book well in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles 928cliveg, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles 719geoffh, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Don't have a room on the top floor! Too small.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaMG14, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“quiet rooms in the annex”
 of 5 bubbles 256mariw, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“Dont be frightened to ask as the staff are so obliging”
 of 5 bubbles 354bobt, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
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