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“A great little find for an overnight stay!”

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Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were in Ilfracombe for a family party and the Carlton was a great little find that fitted the occasion!

I really didnt know what to expect from the reviews that we have read on here. All I can say is that the decor may look dated. However, it is a Victorian building and therefore the decor fits the period of the property!

The room was comfortable and adequate for what we needed. The only downside was the dawn chorus from the sea gulls! However, this is not the hotels fault of course! Also, dont worry if you hear the church bells - they dont go on all night!

The breakfast was tasty and plentiful. The waiting staff will do all they can to fulfill all of your requests!

A note on the staff...they are some of the best I have met in a hotel! When we arrived (about 11.30am) I asked if we could park in the hotel until the check in. However, the man on reception kindly checked and our rooms were ready for us. He was very friendly and told us all about the local sites including 'Verity!' The same goes for the lady on the desk in the evening. She was kind enough to get us a taxi. It costs £2.50 to go anywhere within the town so its well worth doing if its raining! They really could not do enough to help you!

The hotel did exactly what it said on the tin for us and I would recommend it for a short weekend break or an overnight stay!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

the rooms were very clean and spacious (we stayed in a family room and had brought lots of luggage because of the kids and there was still enough space to move about) and it had a nice new bathroom. but the best thing about this hotel is its staff. they are incredibly helpful and efficient, whether you talk about the people in the breakfast room, the people behind the reception desk or the people cleaning the rooms. the cleaning lady btw, played jokes with our kids' toys. every day we would come back to the hotel room and she would have grouped them together around the television like in toy story, which made us smile. we had a lovely time due to their helpfulness (at one stage they even helped us with our washing :-) ). the hotel is at walking distance to the town centre and is next door to the tunnels and an indoor play area for young kids. i thoroughly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

this hotel is a 2 star its worth more the rooms are lovely and cleah
the food was first class the staff were very freindly and helpfull
we were a party of 16 from south wales on a tinsil @ turkey holiday
the only down side was the entertianment we have had better
but this did'nt spoil our enjoyment
we traveled with edwards coaches the driver andy was very interesting
he new a lot of information about the area .

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here for a wedding at Tunnels Beaches (next door) and I can't believe this is rated as a 2 star hotel. Our room was huge, as was the extremely comfortable bed - not to mention the massive TV!! The hotel was clean and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Late night bar was excellent and breakfast was of a good standard.

One minor complaint was the rather noisy housekeeping staff in the morning who unlocked the door and walked into our room when we were still in bed! They apologised immediately, however, and it was already 9am so we probably should have been awake anyway!

Room Tip: Can highly recommend room no. 6. N.B. This room only has a shower though, no bath.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

we visited in late september 2012, staff are very friendly and helpfull,hotel is very clean, food is very nice, although i did hear a guest comment that it wasnt as good as previousr year, but we were very happy with all we had been served.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pauline A
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We were staying here for a wedding at Tunnels Beaches. The manager and staff were very friendly and the room was clean but the hotel is dated and needs refurbishing. The breakfast was okay and the room was on the small side. I think it is slightly overpriced at £90 for the standard and quality of the room.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed here in August 2012 with a group of friends. Booked a single room and although it was small, it was more than adequate for a few nights sleep. There was tea and coffee in the room and a very small bathroom. All the bed linen and towels were clean and the room had obviously had a fairly new carpet. My room was at the back of the hotel and had almost no views but then I had not intended to spend long in the room. For the price, I thoght it was very good value. The highlight for me was the very helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definately return here.

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1  Thank Dick S
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Delighted to read you will be returning Dicks. On behalf of the previous Owners.

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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: $106 - $150 (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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