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“Another lovely break”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Port Light Hotel

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Port Light Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Bolberry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Another lovely break”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Once again we have had a wonderful time at the Port Light where Sean and Hazel & all the rest of there fantastic staff looked after us in there usual friendly way. We stayed in room 8 which is a really quiet room with lovely views. David & Paul cooked as well as ever & as always we have to diet now till May when we return to Port Light to be spoilt once again (Can't Wait)

Room Tip: Rooms 7 & 8 are downstairs so help people who can't do stairs
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bude, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went to Port Light through word of mouth recommendation and were absolutely delighted that here was a place where our dog ( a dachsund) was welcome and didn't have to be put in the car. In the restaurant every table had at least one dog and they were all really as happy as their owners. The food was to a really high standard and the rooms clean and every need catered to.I couldn't recommend it highly enough and Sean( the owner's) attention to detail and hospitality was first-class.All the staff were just as particular about customer care and we look forward to our next visit.

Annie & Eddie from Bude

Room Tip: We wanted a bath and a king-size bed and we had both in Room 3 on the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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yeovil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have just returned from a short break at the Portlight. Hotel...again. A pet friendly, family run hotel ..The rooms are always very clean and comfortable, excellent food.. a large menu to choose from and the staff are always friendly. We are assured of a very warm welcome from Sean and Hazel, nothing is too much trouble, We have stayed here many times with our dogs who love it, as we do.. There are plenty of places to visit ...coastal or market towns... or just walk and enjoy the fantastic views and coastline.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is my honest opinion of the Portlight Hotel. We chose this hotel as it is very dog friendly, has beautiful views by the sea. There isn't a photo of the hotel building itself on their website! Probably because it may put you off going as it is not very appealing. They don't mention any of the history on the website. It used to be an RAF station in the second World War! The food was very good and the barman Richard was very helpful. Our accomodation room 5 was clean but the bathroom window blind was very stained! No real pride in the rooms. The zip link beds are not very comfortable. The pillows are lumpy and uncomfortable. The restaurant and stair carpet leading to the hotel rooms is very dated and shabby. The location of the Portlight Hotel is fabulous. Excellent for walkers and dogs. It has wonderful views of natural beauty. Dogs are allowed all around the hotel which is a bonus, we were not offered dog biscuits as previous review said. It's more like a guest house than a hotel. There are no visible signs of star rating or food hygiene certificates.The owners could do so much more!

Room Tip: Room 5 is above the restaurant but has good views, the ground floor rooms look better.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We chose Port Light due to its dog friendly reputation and had 3 lovely nights in August. The glorious weather helped and its position on the cliff top is fabulous although i can imagine it could be a bit bleak on a cold wet visit. Our 1st floor room (No.6) had amazing views over Hope Cove Bay and Burgh island and we could lie in bed and watch the sun go down and great to see the tide coming in/out! Very friendly staff and especially good value if you have dinner, bed and breakfast. The food was very good - nothing fancy but nicely cooked and almost too large portions but did seem a little expensive if not part of the dinner/b&b deal - we had to take advantage of the fantastic walks from the hotel to shed a few calories! Our room was nice - very clean and with modern decor and comfortable bed but the hotel generally is looking a bit tired and scruffy, particularly the guest entrance hall and stairs and it isnt the prettiest of hotels but its position makes up for it. It would have been nice to have a comfy chair in our room and we had a little balcony but couldnt sit on it as no chairs! A couple of simple fold up chairs would have made all the difference. Our cocker spaniel enjoyed it as much as us and there is a guest fridge to keep your pets food.

Room Tip: Room 6 has a fabulous view and a small balcony
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We never stayed at this hotel but we went for some food because they where dog friendly. I don't like to be rude because they where hospitable and the service was fine but the food was very poor, really the kind of place your nan would like.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have just had a lovely few days at this hotel. The view from our room and even from the bed was nothing short of beautiful. Very dog friendly. Our Labrador was one of several dogs all of whom got on amazingly! There was regularly biscuits for the dogs from the bar staff. Dogs are welcome in all areas of the hotel except the kitchen. At Last! A common sense approach to health and safety. The hotel is set right on the coastal walks with walks to Hope Cove in one direction and Soar Mill cove in the other. Excellent food and a very wide choice on the menu. Great breakfasts. If you have children, there is an excellent play area with tables for the parents. Sean and Hazel have an amazing hotel with very loyal and friendly staff and they are doing an great job. Nothing is too much trouble.

Room Tip: room 6. Views all the way down the Cornish coast.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Port Light Hotel
Address: Bolberry Down | near Marlborough, Bolberry, Salcombe TQ7 3DY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe > Bolberry
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bolberry
Number of rooms: 6

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