Stayed in September at this hotel for 3 nights over a weekend with a group of ladies. It overlooks the park at the front, the car park and a churchyard at the back. My room at the rear, a standard double used for single occupancy, was comfortable and quiet though could not be called spacious. Some friends were in rooms at front which were more roomy.
The staff were very good all round. Peter, Steve and Awad (unsure of spelling, sorry) were ready to go the extra mile to make us comfortable. The place was spotless throughout, so thank you to the house keeping staff. The food was very good too, so thanks to the kitchen and dining room staff. The breakfasts were very nicely cooked and presented, with a good range of choices. We had dinner there one evening too and that was superb.
I was a little surprised at check out to be told that the £3 charge on my bill which I didn't remember incurring was a surcharge for one of the breakfast choices I'd made. I hadn't seen this on the breakfast menu but I must admit that I didn't examine every tiny word. I never did find out if it was for the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, or the smoked haddock I had another day.
My other niggle is that there are 28 stairs to the first floor and no lift. For me this was a bit of a problem as my mobility is not good presently. From the website, The Park Hotel looks grand enough to have a lift. I know that is not sound reasoning, I should have asked. It is wise to check the access when it matters to you and not make assumptions.
I wouldn't stay here again because of the stairs, but I would recommend The Park Hotel to anyone who had the mobility to cope with them. And I would certainly dine at the restaurant again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated opposite Rock Park and only a short level walk to the town centre, this modern 4-star hotel offers easy access to the countryside and beaches of North Devon. Guests can use the leisure facilities, including the indoor and outdoor swimming pools of the Park's sister hotel, The Barnstaple Hotel. The Park Hotel is part of the Brend Hotel Group. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Barnstaple, Devon