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“A great all rounder”
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The Osborne Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
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Perth
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20 reviews
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“A great all rounder”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Yes the building is somewhat old but for an old fashioned welcome you couldn't ask more.

Took my parents for a turkey and tinsel week pre - christmas, the hotel was warm clean and welcoming, the food tasty and filling, the entertainment "corny" in such a good way.

A great time was had by all.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Avignon, France
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

A fantastic time. Best New Year ever. The karaoke night on New Year's Day was so much fun. Everyone joined in and Nick was a superb host and he made sure everyone had a great time.
When we first arrived I must admit I thought the hotel was way past its' sell-by date but the fun we had far outweighed the downside.
Food was adequate but not very inspiring.
The memories will last for many years to come!
Well done Nick and all the family.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have been travelling to The Osbourne Hotel for 8 years now and again find myself completely satisfied that the best time possible was had by all who were there! The welcome was superb, on arrival all guests were directed to the bar area for tea/coffee & cakes while the staff delivered luggage to the room. The rooms are well appointed, very clean and comfortable and a complimentary bowl of fruit. The staff are all superb, friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The food cooked by Stuart was top notch, much better than a large portion of hotels I visit! plenty of it and using fresh produce, a rarity in the all to familiar ready made bought in rubbish that most hotels use these days! Every night you walk away with a full belly and satisfied taste buds! The entertainment was first class all three nights, the family went all out as usual to make the stay in their hotel a great experience! Nick's Kareoke "Osbourne Style" was excellent, you can't find a more dedicated and talented entertainer if you searched the whole of England! As always the head of the family Sandy makes everything gel together with her big smile and welcoming way that instantly makes you feel part of the family. A big thanks to all at the hotel for the best new year yet! Can't wait to visit again and spend more time with old friends! keep up the good work!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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VBognor Regis
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed for only 2 nights but wish it had been longer. We have stayed at many hotels in the area but The Osborne beats the lot! , we will be returning for a longer stay later in the new year. Thank you to Nick and all his staff for making our stay so enjoyable in every way.
Cant wait to see you all again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stayed for a few nights, overall the service was good, entertainment was very good, food was also good, the only downside was the standard of the room, this I feel could do with some refurbishment & then it would be an excellent Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Went to this hotel on. Rock n roll weekend. Friendly staff and manager talented guy.. Food was a but sparse! The place needs a facelift. Fine for a weekend but would not want to stay any longer. Great karaoke system if you like to sing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thanks nasherc for your review, we as a hotel thoroughly enjoyed having your party stay here for the weekend. We have been especially happy to receive some very positive reviews and feedback from other members of your party. We are though a little confused and upset to read in your review that you describe the food as being a bit sparse! All our guests are given a full menu at each meal (Breakfast & Dinner) at evening meal you are given a choice of 3 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts plus coffee, we are usually praised for the quality of food we offer and also of its quantity not the opposite! Your comments regarding the hotel needing a facelift is also a little upsetting but accept that the likes/dislikes of decor is someones personal opinion, and based on their own personal taste. Our hotel is a Victorian building and we feel it lends itself to being kept furnished with that in mind, we do however take on board the needs of todays traveller and try to mix the two together, although we do appreciate we're not always going to please everyone. We are constantly looking at ways to improve the furnishings in the hotel and have recently had both the bar and foyer refurbished and had the bedrooms painted and new duvets, throws, cushions and accesories added. This closed season these improvements will continue and hopefully if you revisit the hotel you will be able to see them for yourself.
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Stratford on Avon
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Been staying with the Cox family at the Osborne for fair number of years,with a group of friends the number of which has increased year on year as word of mouth comments with others has led to more joining us,and for very good reason. The hotel is as good as being at home with your own family and having a great party,from the minute you arrive you are welcomed as part of their own family,the staff are great where ever you go in the hotel,as they are treated as part of the Cox family as well,and are the same members that have been there year after year we've stayed there. This alone says a lot more than words can about the any hotel. Good food,good bar and great evenings all make a great time if you go away to enjoy yourself. Looking forward too next years stay there already.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Osborne Hotel
Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Osborne Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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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