We visited the Valley of the Rocks hotel for a 5 day Turkey & Tinsel coach holiday break with Shearings in late November 2013. From our point of view the fact that the hotel is right in the centre of Lynton is a major plus point. An easy walk out to the local amenities like pubs and tea rooms is not always possible with coach holiday hotels.
Our room (68 on the second floor) was spacious corner room with a bay with three double windows looking out to sea, the church and Lee Street below. Another double window overlooked Lee Street in the direction of the Town Hall a short distance away.
Although the twin bedded room was much larger than normal the thermostatically controlled heating system kept the room at a comfortable temperature. In November it's really great to come back to a warm room after a trip at about 4pm - often not the case in other coach holiday hotels we have used in the past.
The room has an ensuite shower with an instant supply of endless hot water - at all times - again not something you find everywhere! Two hygienically wrapped beakers were supplied.
The beds were made with sheets and blankets - rather that duvets and extra blankets and pillow were available. There were two comfortable armchairs and tea and coffee facilities on a separate shelf designed for the purpose.
A special mention has to made of the management and staff. There was a friendly welcome when we arrived and the young waiting staff in the restaurant were the fastest and most efficient you will find anywhere. It was a real pleasure to see such a happy, motivated team of people providing such a wonderful service.
The breakfast service was a fast as we have had anywhere and the food was excellent with a wide choice of cereals plus porridge followed by a choice of hot food with eggs cooked as requested. Also supplied was a wide range of jams and honey and marmite to go with a choice of toast.
The evening meals once again were served very efficiently and even though the meals appear to be produced from catering packs, canned or "Aunt Bessie" type frozen sources the food was served hot and well cooked.
The main "Atrium" lounge, a wonderful example of Victorian style, is equipped with plenty of comfortable chairs and is where the nightly entertainment takes place.
We enjoyed our break a this great hotel and would come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel located in the picturesque village of Lynton on the North Devon Coast, this early Victorian Hotel retains many aspects of its original charm. There is an impressive atrium in the lounge, where entertainment is provided most evenings. It is located within Exmoor National Park, in the heart of the village of Lynton, overlooking the twinned village of Lynmouth, known as Little Switzerland. The Villages are linked by a masterpiece of early engineering, The Cliff Railway, built in 1890. There are good local amenities and stunning scenic walks only minutes away. All rooms in the hotel are en suite with many enjoying scenic views of the Bristol Channel to Wales. The Valley of Rocks is the ideal location for walkers or those who simply wish to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton
- Valley Rocks Hotel Lynton
- Bay Valley Of Rocks Hotel Lynton, Exmoor National Park