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Castle Hill Guest House
Ranked #6 of 24 Lynton B&B and Inns
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Mega-excellent”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

There are not enough stars on Tripadvisor to rate our recent stay in Castle Hill ;-). At the Castle Hill Guest House we found superb hospitality, a beautiful room and excellent breakfasts. The owners have a great eye for detail, which you see everywhere, from the litlle jellybeans as a hidden treat on the bed stand to the very nice, thick and soft toilet paper. We were for the first time in the Lynton area and found it gorgeous. We hiked around a lot and were lucky enough to have great weather as well. If we go back to Lynton, we won't be staying anywhere else!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Castle Hill Guest House is the perfect place to stay for a break in the Lynton/Lynmouth part of Exmoor. Emma and Alistair are hospitable and friendly in addition to being extremely professional and capable. The breakfast was fresh and delicious, the rooms were crisp and clean, and we were delighted with the creative extras that they included in the visit, from the honesty bar to the cute stuffed goat that sits outside your door in lieu of a "do not disturb" sign. Each morning we would ask Alistair for advice about where to go, and he suggested perfectly co-ordinated days that balanced gorgeous hikes along the stunning coastline with suggestions about the best local places to eat and have tea. Castle Hill's location in the town of Lynton was in easy walking distance to a number of shops and restaurants. It is worth mentioning that staying in Lynton feels a little less touristy than Lynmouth, and we enjoyed having easy access to the funicular railway that takes you down to Lynmouth while staying in the more peaceful and quiet town of Lynton. Very highly recommended, and we look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Somerset
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Having stayed in many 3 and 4 star hotels for business and pleasure, I can honestly say that we have never been made to feel more welcome or comfortable than at the Castle Hill guest house.
Greeted by Emma and shown around, instantly we felt at home. The room (3) was well above our expectations, immaculately clean, superbly comfortable bed and with every feature we would want, plus the Jelly Beans (topped up daily) which iced the cake!
At breakfast we met Alistair who was a character in the nicest possible way. The breakfast itself was a great mix of hot and cold. I had the full English which was above fantastic.
Alistair and Emma could not do enough for us to ensure we enjoyed our stay, we will definitely recommend the Castle Hill, just the place to relax and visit Lynton, which was equally as friendly and clean as the guest house.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just come back from a four night stay at Castle Hill, just wanted to say you can truly believe all the rave reviews. One of the best B & Bs we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in many over the years. Lovely room, delicious breakfasts, great location but as others have said what really makes the difference is the hosts who are genuinely interested in making sure you have a great stay, advising on sights and on restaurants. When Emma mentioned Le Bistro in Lynmouth as being a great fish restaurant, we said we would like to go there for our anniversary and she even booked it for us (and it was great restaurant!). Before we went we were a little concerned as the guest house has no parking but the car park was very close, you don't have to pay between 18.00 and 10.00. Really cannot praise this guest house too highly and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have just come back after four days at Castle Hill on a recommendation from friends and we are so glad that we followed up on this. The rooms are beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and the decor and furnishings have been thoughtfully chosen and finished to a very high standard. The same goes for the communal areas - comfortable, tasteful and very homely and in such a wonderful setting. So what sets Castle Hill apart from other guesthouses that are as well presented? The answer is Alistair and Emma, a delightful couple who make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive, friendly, informative and nothing seemed too much trouble. On our third morning I realised that I needed to see a doctor and mentioned this to Emma, who disappeared and returned a few minutes later with an appointment made within the hour.
They are consummate professionals - they make their guests feel like friends, rather than customers. We'll certainly be back.

Room Tip: I would have been happy in any of the rooms, but we had room 1, which was superb.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Decided to book this b and b ,so glad we did.Emma and alistair are so welcoming,and nothing is to much trouble for them.Rooms are well furnished and very clean.Lovely soft bed linen.Breakfast was superb.A relaxing guest lounge,plus an honesty bar,with very good wines.Really can't praise this guest house to highly.Hopefully we will return in the autumn

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

What a great place to stay .really welcoming and friendly host. couldnt do enough for thier guest.One of the best breakfast we have ever had.fluffy scrambled eggs and lovely crisp toast.Nice extra touches in rooms.Left feeling we were friends.Will definitely stay again.Will and already have recommended to friends

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Property: Castle Hill Guest House
Address: Castle Hill, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hill Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lynton is a quaint village situated in the Exmoor National Park. We invite you to stay in our spacious, Victorian Guest House which has clean and comfortable rooms. For added luxury suites are available. It's an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and is only 50m from the South West Coastal Path. We also now offer beauty treatments in our Salon room. ... more   less 
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