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Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this hotel as part of a coach tour. Staff welcoming, but very few of them. One girl serving two coach parties. That did improve later in the week. We were on third floor, lift very small, only take two persons, and lift failed twice during our stay, fortunately not between floors. Food fairly good, but slow waiter service. Our... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time here yes the hotel needs a little tlc but the staff work so hard the food is lovely please give them time before putting it down they are trying their best to keep it clean and maintained ,for what you get for your money it is worth a stay well done to you at the hotel... More 

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lainey54
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions very disappointing ! sited between two derelict buildings all of which must have been impressive in their day ! Couldn't miss it though it was painted a horrible mustard colour ! The steps to the entrance were filthy and just need sweeping and a good scrub. The room was very small,even taking into account it was a budget... More 

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chelmsford city
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

coach trip with diamond holidays not to be recommended, nearly 14 hour journey, to this hotel, what a disappointment worn and scruffy, rooms dreadful chipped bath, and furnishings, tele out of the ark, friends room who had paid for a double single occupancy, was the most appalling single room imaginable, sink in bedroom, shower cubicle and toilet crushed into such... More 

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Beith
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room small and clean but seriously, who has blankets on a bed these days? Miniscule TV which only shows 4 channels (needs upgrading to 21st century). Food plentiful but roast potatoes terrible (usually burnt and inside mushy). Entertainment (male singers) were good, although played to a small audience most evenings....probably not helped by the price of drinks from the bar.... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good and the staff are helpful but the hotel is so tired and dated and in need of urgent modernisation and needs structural repairs. The bathroom in 116 is new and clean. The bed linen was clean and there was good storage space but the carpet was filthy and the old fashioned curtains blocked out the light... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on a coach holiday so lots of us to cater for. First impressions were not great and unfortunately the hotel is situated in between two derelict properties which doesn't set it off well. Bedrooms were clean and adequately furnished but dated and not attractive. The beds were old and I struggled with sheets and blankets. No double glazing... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Requested grilled breakfast, NO we only fry! Went to see manager to request for the rest of the week, the manager said we don't have time to gril, the bacon is grilled and you can have poached eggs, So had poached eggs and bacon every day.I was only allowed 1 piece of bacon. They also ran out off porridge and... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Our stay at Devon Bay was truly excellent, partially newly refurbished hotel, very friendly & attentive staff, excellent food & a great base centrally positioned to discover beautiful Ilfracombe. My husband has to follow a diary free diet, upon arrival the chef came to reception to discuss my husbands restrictions & every day he delighted us with a special diary... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights as part of a Just Go coach break. The hotel from the outside is a bit off putting due to the dirty mustard yellow paintwork but a very warm cosy inside awaits you.Francis on reception was very welcoming and throughout the stay was on hand to sort out any problem and even after we left... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome awaits you at Devon Bay Hotel. Its Stately Victorian exterior fully compliments the stylish and characteristic interior, blending old and new styles to create a unique and exciting environment. Our large and airy restaurant looks out to the front of the hotel, serving freshly prepared breakfast and dinner every day. We also have a large bar and comfortable lounge areas, which are great to sit and enjoy a drink and relax. The Devon Bay Hotel is ideally located in the bustling centre of Ilfracombe, minutes from the cliff tops and beautiful sandy beach, meaning guests have everything they need within walking distance. Our aim at Devon Bay Hotel is to ensure that your stay with us is pleasurable. You will always receive a friendly warm welcome, whether you are visiting us for lunch or dinner, a function or an overnight stay. Whether business or pleasure, why not make the Devon Bay Hotel first on your list of new venues to visit - we look forward to welcoming you. Step outside and you are on the Promenade with its many shops, cafes, and the Landmark Theatre complex. Open all year around, we offer Christmas and New Year Packages and our nightly entertainment ensures that your visit to the Devon Bay Hotel will be enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Devon Bay Hotel

Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AF, England (Formerly Grosvenor Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $97 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Devon Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Grosvenor Hotel Ilfracombe
Devon Bay Hotel Ilfracombe
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
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