We stayed at the Durrant House Hotel for a Friday to Monday coach break with GB Tours. On arrival we were welcomed warmly and told about the booking in and facilities of the hotel. We were issued card-keys (which were also the power-keys for the room) after a returnable deposit of £1 (makes sure you don't go home with it!). Our room was large and well furnished to a high standard with a luxury, very comfortable double bed and even a settee so we could relax and watch the large flat screen tv mounted on the wall (or even lie in bed to watch). Also a telephone and cd clock radio was provided but as the power was off when you left the room we didn't bother resetting it. The tea/coffee/chocolate/biscuits tray was always well-stocked. The bathroom was of a high standard with a modern glass-topped sink and fixed over-head pan-style shower over the bath. There was always sufficient hot water day or night. Internet access was provided in the lobby at a small charge.Breakfast at 08.45 consisted of help yourself variety of cereals, juice and toast (not the quickest of conveyor toasters though) and self-service tea or coffee. A typical fried English breakfast followed which was nicely cooked or you could have a kipper. The waiting staff were efficient and pleasant, always looking to see if anyone needed anything. This was despite it getting busier over the weekend with the arrival of a 4th coach. The evening meal was again of a high standard and cooked well. A choice of three starters, three main course and three sweets followed by coffee, all served efficiently and politely. Drinks were served in the Appledore bar or, later in the evening, the bar in the main dining/entertainment room. Each evening there was free musical entertainment provided which most people either enjoyed or appreciated. On our first full day we were treated to a free Devon cream tea which was served on our arrival back after an excursion - a very nice extra. All in all, a very pleasant stay in a well appointed hotel. Despite it being a fairly large hotel it never really seemed it. We always felt comfortable and our room with its view of the river and swimming pool was excellent. Definately recommended and we'll stay again next time.
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- Also Known As:
- Durrant House Hotel Bideford
- Durrant House Bideford, Devon