The title says it all really....WOW... the hotel, even though in the process of being refurbished is absolutely amazing from the minute you pull into the car park. The views across the bay and the harbour are breathtaking, the appearance of the hotel is enchanting and then you start to notice the characteristics and magical touches of a genius at work.
The interior of the hotel is simply stunning and I guarantee you will be drawn in to every nook and cranny, room, library, lounge, open fires, candles, books, antiques, views, artwork, pictures, and when you start to indulge yourself you notice the creative, quirky and artistic touches.
We stayed there with our 5....yes 5 children (13,7,7,6,3 all girls) and the hotel Manager and brilliant reception staff (Kinga in particular) did everything possible to accomodate us.
We were given a room with fantastic views from the side of the hotel across the wonderous Gorge and my daughters sat at the windows for hours captivated watching the wildlife, birds, the scenery and the simple beauty of the river below. The room had a double, 4 singles and a cot as well as en suite bathroom, a couch, flat screen TV on the wall (its a guy thing) and a vanity unit along with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. To be honest it couldnt have been much better for our family.
The hotel was totally accepting of the children and you would possily imagine it to be the other way when you first walk in to a high class establishment but with bowls of sweets all round and fruit bowls, my children thought they were in heaven and they were allowed to be children too.
The restaraunt for breakfast and dinner was serviced by extrememly pleasant staff and the food was fantastic. The evening meals are fine dining but the balance of the portions are totally adequate and whilst there are childrens options (burgers etc) I would urge you to instead have half portions of the main menu as the food is wonderous and my children were eating venison, crab, sea bass, and duck which was a fantastic experience for them as well.
I had better stop raving about this hotel now but I will revert to my opening statment to summarise every aspect of our stay from start to finish ......WOW !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beacon of relaxation, set in stunning coastal surroundings, nestled against the rugged Exmoor coastline and set in 5 acres of woodland, The Tors Hotel overlooks the picturesque harbour of Lynmouth and provides one of the most striking views of the North Devon coast. Set against this dramatic vista there is the contrast of the warmth of the welcome and comfort provided by our characteristic hotel. Owned by Martin Miller, the creator of Miller's Antique price guides, The Tors combines the inspirational Miller style with inviting prices, framed by the beautiful coast of North Devon. This 19-bedroom hotel is crammed with Martin's antiques and curiosities. The Tors has all the hallmarks of his unique style. Roaring log fires, candlelit sensuality, books by the thousand and bowls of fruit and sweets, all washed down with a Millers award winning gin and tonic. In the AA rosseted restaurant you will find a relaxed atmosphere with superb quality food, an excellent wine list and probably the best views in the village. The whole family will find a warm welcome in the restaurant and as much care will be taken with your little one's ice cream as with your carefully prepared main meal. Outside relax with a drink on our newly opened Miller's Terrace while taking in the breathtaking surroundings. It is just a short 5-minute walk into the heart of the village and all it has to offer. The hotel is ideal for all the family and you can even bring your dog, who will enjoy the many splendid walks in and around the area. Unique and quirky yet stylish and relaxed the Tors is a special place to stay. Take a peek inside the hotel by clicking through the image gallery to the right, or come and join us for a Martin Miller's Gin and Tonic on our fantastic sea-view terrace, or stay for a night or two and experience the inspirational Miller effect for yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tors Hotel Lynmouth, Devon