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“Slightly dissapointed this time”
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Commodore Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Instow
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Slightly dissapointed this time”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Our second visit, most of it lived up to our expectations, we returned as we has such a pleasurable time last visit. Great position,good food, excellent staff(owners) and service.however the bathroom wasn't good, very very tired, carpets in a bathroom and surrounding the WC,not good!!!!slight mould on the grouting, nicotine staining on the bath, scratched shabby varnished skirting boards.i didn't feel clean in there at all.The only other complaint was the coffee,I would guess that it was made in a cona machine, that is what it tasted like, not good in this day and age.If we can't have a proper espresso machine, a cafetiere would be preferable, I do expect hot fresh coffee that tastes decent.I have written with my feedback, but no response as yet.

Room Tip: I believe there are superior rooms, but didn't see them, l am wondering if some rooms have been...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Storrington
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Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed here before and always found it fairly comfortable. It just needs the family who run it to stand back and be critical of how they run it. We think it's superb location might make them slightly complacent. It just needs tweaking.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Got a deal otherwise I think I would say this hotel is a tad pricey. However the room was lovely with fabulous tea & coffee facilities and gorgeous views. Nice and clean. Good place for afternoon tea.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Stayed again over the weekend with family for a birthday celebration. The owners and staff commitment to being made welcome and remembering guests,excellent service,food(afternoon tea/dinner especially) and rooms cannot be faulted.The Hotel is immaculately run and maintained with incredible views of the Bay/Appledore from the front.From breakfast to dinner the staff make your stay the best about.Lovely beach and never bad Guests.For us it makes the perfect 3/4 day break twice a year and next time we will be there for the Sunday buffett.
Thankyou for making Mums Birthday the best.....

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We have visited the Commodore on several occasions and have never been let down.
The food is excellent no matter what you order, service is first class the waiters know exactly what they are serving, are very polite and very very efficiant.
When you have finished your lovely food you can retire to the 'conservatory'..... if you can call it that, with a breath taking view over the river toward Appledore.
Dont want to eat, pop in for a coffee and enjoy the view.

Room Tip: Got to ask for a sea view....
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 29, 2012

A colleague and I were working at a site in Bideford and were recommended this hotel (there were rumours of a discount if you said where you were working!). We duly arrived at 9.20pm having had a long and tiring (but ultimately successful) day and realising belatedly that our options for eating had dwindled (the hotel restaurant only takes orders up to 9pm).

However, with no prompting, the Reception Manager offered to get us food from the bar menu - a limited range, but we were tired and hungry so were very grateful.

I should also mention that the location is stunning - on the estuary. A pity we were only there for the night.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the estuary
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2012

I have used the resturant on many ocassions, so it must be good. Relatives have stayed there time and time again, so that must be good. I have booked parties there - always successful.
A fine hotel in a superb location. The staff also show the best example of local hospitality!

Room Tip: Book very, very early.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Commodore Hotel

Property: Commodore Hotel
Address: Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4JN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford > Instow
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Instow
Hotel Class:3 star — Commodore Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Commodore Hotel Instow, Devon

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