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The Slipway
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Port Isaac
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Lovely, warm & welcoming.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Booked an excellent KGB deal for Easter weekend. Although the weather was very cold the room was extremely warm and the view fantastic. The staff are all very pleasant and friendly as well as being very efficient. The building is lovely and quaint with a high standard of cleanliness. Excellent food. We had room 4 which has a fantastic view. I could have sat all day just looking out at the view and the coming & going. Regarding previous comments about the lack of parking- this is clearly explained and it is not far to walk back to the car parks and if one uses the coast path it is lovely. Would certainly recommend especially for the price we paid on this deal. The only thing I feel that lets the hotel down is the cover over the outdoor area. Perhaps a permanent cover would be more pleasing to the eye.

Room Tip: Room 4 although small has a fantastic view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed at the slipway on a voucher we found the staff friendly and very helpful the view from our room was brilliant we ate in the hotel on both nights and the food was 2nd to none it was that good I ate the same on both evenings I would most definitely stay there again

  • Stayed March 2013
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Newtown,Powys
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

My husband & I booked a very good KGB deal here for two nights 9th & 10th March.A couple of days prior to our arrival I had a telephone call to advise that scaffolding had been erected and so we would not be able to use the balcony with our room.This wasn't a problem for us,being early March.When we arrived we were booked in and shown to our room (room 1).There is no car parking available in the village and after unloading our bags my husband took the car back to the car park at the top of the village (approx 10 mins walk).I must admit this worried me a little about our visit as I am disabled ,but as it turned out it was ok as I could be picked up and dropped off outside the hotel whenever we used the car.However,when the village becomes busier during the filming and summer months I would imagine this to be pretty much impossible.
So what about the hotel...?Our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely harbour view and just overlooking Mrs Tishells pharmacy.We could see the Doc's surgery and Louisa's school from the bedroom window-a bonus if you are a fan of the programme.
Breakfast was excellent-good choice of juices/freshfruit/cereals/yoghurts with a cooked selection of your choice and toast and preserves.
We dined in the restaurant on both nights.A lovely restaurant-had a nice atmosphere.I chose duck the first night and I had to ask for it to be cooked some more as it was a little too pink for my liking it.However,on the second night I ordered steak and it was perfect.My husband's choices on both nights were lovely.
The hotel staff were pleasant,friendly and helpful,and I would definately stay here again.I believe that in the height of the summer and also when filming is taking place, the village would not be as nice as it would be far too busy and packed but thats just a personal opinion-some people may prefer it that way.

Room Tip: Definately pick a sea/harbour view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

we decided to stay overnight in the village featured in the Doc Martin series. The hotel is opposite the bay snuggled at the bottom of the hill. The hotel is rustic & homely but clean. The staff are very friendly and the food is lovely. We were the only residents in the hotel because of heavy snow in the area yet the restaurant was full with locals on the Saturday night. February was a good time to see the sights because in high summer its heaving, especially when the filming is going on. Its quirky and old fashioned but just right for the area and we would certainly visit again.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Had a wonderful, relaxing break in Port Isaac. The Slipway hotel was excellent, nice clean room with exceptional views (room 5, fab) & even though the scaffolding was up to undertake some renovation works (which is unfortunately unavoidable) it didnt hinder our view too much. The bar was nice and bright and breakfast was very good, unfortunately we didnt get a chance to dine in the restaurant but will definitely try it next time. My only criticism is the price of the rooms are a little steep but in the same breath i think you can get away with it with the jaw dropping location, so not really a criticism just wanted to keep you on your toes, lol! & it certainly wouldnt put us off staying again. Would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Location dictates you MUST have a sea view. Room 5 is great!!!
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We recently stayed at the Slipway Hotel. We had a nice warm, comfortable room overlooking the harbour. We found the staff very pleasant and helpfull and the food was superb. We would have no hesitation in recomending the Slipway Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liphook
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Boathouse Suite was very comfortable, clean and well equipped, ideal for our family of four with views of the harbour to die for. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Excellent breakfast, loved the local smoked kippers. We tried the restaurant on the first evening but were somewhat disappointed: the local fresh fish was absent, perhaps the renowned chef was off that night? However, we did have an excellent break at the hotel and thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: The view of the harbour is a great bonus.
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Property: The Slipway
Address: Harbour Front, Port Isaac PL29 3RH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Port Isaac
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Port Isaac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Slipway 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Slipway is a licensed cafe, serving traditional seaside lunches and afternoon teas. Above the cafe is a 7 bedroom Bed &Breakfast. Evening meals are served for B&B guests and a limited amount of reservations. ... more   less 
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