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Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

This is a great value, clean and friendly hotel in a really good location. Located a stones throw from the town centre, sea and the quay. The hotel is a little bit dated in style but this is more than made up for by the cleanliness and comfort. A very tasty full English breakfast is served in the morning along with a continental selection. They also benefit from free off street parking and a bar. It’s not the Ritz but for the price they charge you really can't go wrong or complain. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed two days at the Carlton. It's easy to find as the directions are good, and the parking is easy (may be harder if the hotel is more full). Rooms are as one would expect, and the staff are very friendly and chatty. The hotel is very close to the seafront and a short walk to both the promenade, the port and the High Street. Breakfast was a little more hit and miss, and I suspect that the sausages came from the freezer. The shower attachment in the roomy ensuite was connected via the bath taps, and proved to be a shower for the brave as the water temperature alternated between scalding and freezing.

Overall perfectly adequate and reasonable value.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Although the hotel was pretty full with an organised weekend group, I was given friendly personal attention and didn't feel left out.

The room (double with single occupancy) was clean and well appointed with a spotless shower room. Breakfast was well served and a better selection than you often find in a hotel in this price range.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Stayed overnight for wedding at tunnels beaches, fab stay very nice room, very clean, very good price, given free upgrade, very polite happy and informative staff. Breakfast was entertaining and good standard. Old hotel in run down town but very nice stay.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

tuesday 25th october ,

Clare on reception was very welcoming,

i had a single room , the bed was very comfortable, room was warm , breakfast was excellent

a good pot of tea , good location, free parking at hotel ,

i had a late booking rate , so given what i paid it was value for money.

previous reviews say it is dated , maybe ,

but for the money i would stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Our stay at the Carlton was not pre-booked, but we were lucky enough to visit just as another family had vacated the room. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful & showed us the room first to make sure we were happy with it. This grand hotel is clean & tidy and nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff who will do their utmost to make sure your stay is a pleasant & relaxing one. We all had a fantastic time, and my 3 children loved the games/tv room and the fact that the hotel is right next door to the tunnel beaches (Claire & Austin the owners even loaned my 7 year old a net including bait!). The breakfast menu is vast and the food delicious. Great room, great service, great holiday! Thank you everyone at the Carlton, we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Clean, friendly - we highly recommend this hotel.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Only booked one night, at short notice. we thought it was expensive. (£84), The room was small, the en-suite VERY small. (The sink was in the bedroom - no room for it in the en-suite!). Our first room had a faulty toilet - we were immediately offered an alternative. The room was clean but, like everything else, tired. The beakfast was good, the service 'old fashioned' - no possibility of a buffet breakfast here!
Ilfracombe itself seemed run-down, and whoever passed the planning permission for the new sea-front theatre should be sacked. (It looks like a small power station with two cooling towers!)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

Address: Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range: $90 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Independently owned and operated, conveniently located in the maritime area, close to the seafront, tunnels and harbour. Hotel offers all day dining and is fully licenced. All rooms are en suite, centrally heated and well appointed with flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, hospitality tray and WiFi throughout. A friendly team will look after you. ... more   less 
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