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The Osborne Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2014

I am secretary of the above group and have been booking holidays and short breaks for many years - I was a travel agent by profession s0 do feel that I have had experience from many angles.
The hotel is not luxury by any means (nor does it pretend to be) but for a group such as ours it was perfect - Nick - one of the owners - went out of his way to make sure that everyone had a really great time. The nightly entertainment suited us down to the ground. We asked if we could run a fancy dress competition between our members and Nick and the staff went out of their way to help us to have a super evening by judging the competition and giving free drinks to the participants
We have made enquiries for a return visit as everyone enjoyed themselves so much
BARBARA KERR M.B.E. Liverpool

Room Tip: I had a front facing room and I do think we had the best situation
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just returned from a brilliant fun week end with friends. Hotel was clean and beds very comfortable, food was good. Nick was a great entertainer and couldn't have worked any harder to keep us happy. Just mentioned I would have liked Sparkling Wine and the next day Sparkling Wine was behind the bar All the staff were very friendly and gave excellent service.
Good Food, Clean Rooms, Excellent Entertainment, someone happened to say they would love a cheese roll quite late in the evening and a tray of Sandwiches appeared.
We were really looked after and thoroughly enjoyed it, Lin

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1  Thank Linda C
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Its great to read you enjoyed your stay here Linda. It's always nice when guests enjoy and appreciate our hospitality. Nick is the all rounder of the family, he wears us out just watching him!
Thanks again for your review.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Many thanks to nick family and staff for such a brilliant long weekend.Everyone worked really hard to make it a success,rooms very clean,spacious and comfortable.food very good and plenty of it.Thanks for a ride in your old car,seagulls loved mine,would definitely come again Bryan&Brenda

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

A group of us from Bristol have just returned from a fantastic 3 night stay at this hotel, and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great fun time.This is a family run hotel who make sure everyone has a great time, Nick the hotel manager, singer, comic, musician was brilliant in all that he does, as were his family and staff in all that they do. The food the rooms all areas of the hotel are very good. The only downside to our stay was we could not stay longer.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Ive just got back from a really enjoyable weekend away with 25 family and friends to this hotel.Some of us had reservations about staying here but this very quickly vanished once we stepped inside and were greeted by the warmest of welcomes from this well run family hotel.
The food was in abundance and the entertainment flowed with ease all weekend, nothing was too much trouble from the owners to the staff,supplying "free supper" for all and last but not least I've got to mention Nick the comedian, Nick the singer, Nick the all round entertainer who made this weekend a success.

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osborneIlfracombe, Manager at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. It's always nice to get positive feedback. We're glad to see you enjoyed our hotel and were pleased with the service our staff gave you and your friends while you were here. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have just spent the weekend at The Osborne and it has been a fantastic weekend from start to finish. We went as part of a group holding a card tournament there. We arrived on Friday and were given a parking space outside of the owners house as there isn't a car park with the hotel.
The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The shower in our room was fantastic and didn't seem to loose pressure when I'm sure others in the hotel were using the showers or water in their room as has often been an issue at other places we have stayed in. The owners were very friendly even down to Nick sitting with us on Friday evening and joining in a game of cards with us. All the food has been fantastic with waiter/ waitress service and very prompt. Nick put on his own style of entertainment on the Saturday evening consisting of kareoke and musical instruments so all could join in. The first time I have seen most of the group stay in the venue rather than going out to the local pubs and bars.
As the tournament was going on for most of the day today (Sunday) we were allowed to keep our rooms until the end of the day if required rather than checking out at 10.30 like most places.
A great place to stay if you want a fun and friendly time. We will definately be returning again weather as a couple or with the card group.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a brilliant weekend at this hotel. Away with family and friends and had a ball. Lots to drink which the owners and staff coped with brilliantly and the food was excellent. Will be returning next year, a pleasure to stay here.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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osborneIlfracombe, Owner at The Osborne Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. It's great to see you had a good time and we look forwrd to seeing you again next year.

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Additional Information about 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 #6 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Price Range: $94 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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