We stayed from Aug 29th to Sept 2nd. Good location. Food was excellant. Bedroom clean, tidy and comfortable.Bar and restaraunt service was very good. Entertainment was below average, however, Nick and his band were very good and so was the kareoke with Nick. But, bearing in mind 95% of the guests are 65+ the disco in the ballroom was very poor. Although the ballroom is a fantastic traditional ballroom, it was very cold and on the second floor.Most people left after the bingo. To make the evening worse, the ground floor bar was closed. Although the restaraunt waitress (Chelsea) was very good and efficient, if you did not have cereals, you had to wait until all tables in your group of tables had had their cereals before you could have your full English and toast. The lift is very old with an inner and outer door, and despite warnings and notices, if guests let the doors slam shut, the lift does not work. A member of staff has to go to each floor and find the offending door. A further negative point is that there is no communication with reception from the bedroom. So if the lift has stopped working you have to walk downstairs, or if you have an emergency, there is no way of contacting anybody.
Anyway, all in all, a good stay. Best wishes to Nick and hope all goes well with the operation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally situated to explore Ilfracombe, The Osborne is a friendly family run hotel offering a warm welcome and fantastic value for money. The hotel has 53 en suite bedrooms, a ballroom, dining room, bar lounge, sauna and small games room.With a wealth of sporting and leisure activities close by the hotel attracts families, couples and groups who enjoy the stunning views and rugged landscape of the North Devon coastline. Our executive chef provides a mouth watering menu of treats with special group menu's available on request. We offer free gun storage for clay pigeon groups, wet clothing storage for surfers, kayak enthusiasts and fishermen, plus nightly entertainment in the bar area. ... more less
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- The Osborne Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon