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Norbury House Hotel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2012

We recently stayed at Norbury House for a couple of nights and it was a lovely experience. We stayed in Room 7, which is at the top of the house. It was as described, very clean, light and airy with a view across Ilfracombe. The room had a en suite shower/toilet/washbasin, which was also clean and tidy and just the right size for the room.

The breakfast provided is really good value for money. There was a choice of cereals, and you could also choose from lots of cooked options. I went for a cooked breakfast on the first day and a toasted sausage muffin on the second day, and they were both fantastic, and you can tell that the produce used is of a high quality.

The best thing about Norbury House is the warm welcome you will receive. Adam and Paula are both extremely friendly and welcoming. Paula very kindly suggested restaurants in Ilfracombe, and sorted out a booking for us on our second night. She also made us a pot of tea on arrival, and introduced us to Bovril the dog (who is just as friendly as his owners!).

I would definitely recommend Norbury House if you're thinking of a trip to Ilfracombe, and would have no hesitation in staying there again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Thanks to Paula, Adam and Bovril for a magical relaxing break at this top class B&B. This is our third trip and Norbury House really does get better every time. Every day started with a fantastic breakfast and ended with a lovely glass of something special from the courtesy bar. The kids didn't want to leave - thanks Paula, Adam and Bovril for being so good with them and making their holiday really special!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We booked this very last minute and were bowled over by the welcome we received, the quality of the room and the scrumptious breakfast. Adam, Paula and Bovril the dog are absolutely wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble; be it giving advice on 'secret' beaches, booking restaurants for supper or adapting the breakfast menu. We loved it here and felt like we were saying goodbye to friends by the end of our visit. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lindsay T
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

A delightful small guesthouse with very friendly owners. Lovely rooms, excellent breakfast (fresh fruit - strawberries, melon, pineapple, blueberries) cooked breakfast to order - top quality food. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again if we travelled to Ilfracombe.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank NannyFifi
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We recently stayed at Norbury House for 2 nights with our 14 year old son and his friend.
We booked room 2 which is a double room with ensuite and has an adjoining twin bedded room with shower and wash basin.There is an additional bathroom very close by. The rooms were lovely and had a very welcome tray of tea,coffee,milk etc and a kettle.
Both rooms had really comfortable beds and a tv,DVD and playstation with
an extensive assortment of DVDs to choose from.
Both rooms were immaculate, and lots of fluffy towels and body wash/lotion were available in the ensuite facilities.
The breakfasts were superb with a good choice. Scrambled egg, full English breakfast ,croissants and muffins highly recommended.
What makes this place different to any other?
Basically it is the owners Paula and Adam who have worked out what people want when they are on a short break or holiday. Attention to detail, excellent service which is not over intrusive,
sensible,relevant advice regarding local restaurants and activities and a genuine feeling that they are enjoying what they are doing.The honesty bar is an excellent idea and for parents with children it is a perfect opportunity to spend a quiet hour at the end of the day.
Excellent website, easing booking, good communication prior to trip.
Thanks to Adam for advice regarding beaches,quad biking,horse riding, local tennis and putting green for the boys and an up to date local weather report!
We were made to feel very welcome and would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great welcome from the perfect Norbury House and a great stay. I was staying with two friends while we attended a wedding at the local tunnels and had a wonderful time in ilfracombe much of that down to the great advice on where to go and what to see from Paula.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Robert M
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Myself, my husband and two of our friends have just returned from a delightful three night stay at Norbury House. On arrival we were met by Adam, who asked us if we would like a drink after our very long journey. We were then asked if we would like to meet Bovril, Adam and Paula's beautiful Labrador, which we welcomed warmly as we are all dog owners/worshippers!!! He was peace itself and the epitome of good manners!!

Our rooms were very tastefully decorated and very homely, we felt at home the second we opened the door. The rooms all retain their Victorian features ,with contemporay decor which makes it stand apart from other hotels we have stayed at.

We enjoyed breakfast cooked to our liking on the first morning, and I have got to say that Adam made the most delicious mushrooms I have ever tasted!! The others enjoyed a full english which was superb and set you up for the day.

We met Paula on the Sunday and she also made a cracking breakfast, no complaints whatsoever. Two of the best hosts we have ever encountered on our many travels.

I can honestly say that we will be returning at some point, as hidden gems like this are hard to find.

Once again, thank you both so very very much, hopefully we will see you soon and I promise to pack my Satnav for the next time I stay!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the loft, very quiet and beautifully decorated.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Norbury House Hotel

Address: Beechwood Hotel Torrs Park, Ilfracombe EX34 8AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price Range: $115 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Norbury House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Norbury House Hotel Ilfracombe, Devon

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