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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Clovelly is certainly a unique place to stay. I knew we had to leave our luggage at the visitor centre for them to bring it down but wasn't ready for the steep walk and I mean steep walk to the hotel, luckily the Inn was near the top of the vertical village. The room we had was very good and the breakfast was good as well. however the bar food was limited and only average abit dissappointing.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Manchester_tourists
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

What we most liked about this hotel were the home comforts - comfortable bed and soft pillows, really fluffy white towels plus a heated towel rail which ensured they were always warm! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the quantity and quality of the breakfasts could not be faulted. There was free WiFi too.
The hotel itself is old but has two lounge areas and a large dining room. The bedrooms have been tastefully modernised however.
Clovelly is a unique, quaint village with a central, very narrow cobble-stoned road down to the harbour from the Visitors Car Park. We struggled to get our suitcase down the cobble-stones and were relieved to be informed that it would be sledged back up to the Visitors Car Park when we left the hotel. There is also a Land Rover "taxi" service to the harbour area too.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a balcony and a view of the sea.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Huggybears
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Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

Four of us stayed at the New Inn for 2 nights in May 2012. The hotel is very old, traditional & cosy. The rooms are dated but that's what you expect from staying in an old hotel in a very traditional village. Rooms were very clean, fresh sheets & towels daily. The hotel has nice lounge areas where you can relax with a glass of wine & game of dominos if the weather is wet!

The staff are very friendly & made us feel very welcome.

We had dinner at the hotel one night & ordered the Fish & Chips. Smacker the Chef served us Shark (fish was that big!) & Chips and it was the tastiest fish we'd had in a long time.

Breakfast was also very tasty, wide selection of foods including traditional english breakfast and kippers. Waitress again was friendly and made sure we never ran out of toast!

We were fortunate enough to be staying in Clovelly during the Clovelly Folk Festival. We saw Morris Dancers & listened to some good folk music in the Harbour with some local Devon ales.

If you're in the area, we definitely recommend a trip to Clovelly. Make sure you wear sensible shoes though, the hill is a killer!!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank YsanneBean
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

We stayed in Clovelly for one night before beginning the south coast path, and Clovelly looked like a lovelly picturesque little town, but you only have two "hotel options". The New Inn looked nicer than the red lion down by the harbor. The staff was friendly, but the hotel seems old and dark inside. Of course, we had rain whilst there, but we were the only ones in the Inn, and once we were checked in everyone disappeared. The room was clean, but very small. We ate in the restaurant downstairs and the food was very average. Maybe if we had come when the restaurant was busy with visitors it may have been better, but it seemed like all the locals came in for a drink (which usually I love), but then the service was below average.
In the morning, the food was fine, but again, the New Inn just had no character. Wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Clovelly is said to be commercialised, but we found this unique fishing village very friendly and welcoming. The New Inn was charming, with a cosy bar, tasty local real ale, and an excellent restaurant. Our room was very comfortable and well-equipped, with a hot bath - much-appreciated after our 11-mile cliff-top walk from Westward Ho!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank TealeWestSussex
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