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“Excellent location and friendly owners” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Rocks Hotel

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The Rocks Hotel
Ranked #1 of 23 Woolacombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
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“Excellent location and friendly owners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights this week. We stayed in the king size room with a sea view, which we got for a great price because it is off season. This didn't affect the wonderful service that owners Wendy and Martin gave us. They were incredibly kind and helpful. They've thought of all of the little things that make a stay so comfortable and they couldn't do enough for us.
I didn't think that I'd like the American Diner themed breakfast room, but it really works and is a bright start to the day. We definitely hope to stay again and would recommend it to friends looking for a nice break to one of The UKs best beaches.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Dave B
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you Dave B. We are only too glad when people can make the most of the Winter offers we put on, and also Woolacombe is maybe even more beautiful at this time of the year. Happy too that the Diner was a pleasant experience for you! :-) Wendy & Martin
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Rocks Hotel Woolacombe is fantastic. The suits are modern and clean. The 50s american style diner offers a lovely choice of pick it yourself breakfast and/or a locally sourced full english cooked to perfection! I always stay at the rocks hotel when visiting north devon.wendy and martin are polite,friendly,welcoming and are very hospitable. I've stayed in the ground floor apartment and the top floor rooms,both contempoary and fabulous! Highly reccomend the rocks-a family run business always gives you a warm welcome that's priceless!

  • Stayed January 2013
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1 Thank eviecole325
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
We love you too eviecole325! The great thing about doing this is we meet so many lovely people, and we hope to meet many more! Wendy & Martin
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Wendy & Martin were extremely welcoming from the start of our first holiday! We loved the room, especially the power shower! The free use of body boards and wet suits was an excellent addition to our stay and the breakfasts every morning were cooked beautifully and served in the cutest retro dining area. There is really nothing we could complain about, we genuinely had a perfect stay! Thanks so much, we hope to stay again soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Catherine S
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you Catherine S for your lovely review. We hope that this was the first of many holidays to Woolacombe for you, and now you know where to stay!!! :-) Wendy & Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed one night at The Rocks and loved the hotel. It was perfectly located in Woolacombe, had good parking, is beautifully decorated and furnished throughout and had a friendly atmosphere. Although we didnt use it, there was a good selection of wetsuits, boards etc available for guests.
The breakfast room was amazing; retro wall to ceiling and a good selection of food to choose from!
The owners were very attentive and even provided a complimentory bottle of bubbly when they heard we had had a suffered a recent family bereavement.
I would definitely return here in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you tillbob. We were so glad you found us too! Wendy & Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Just had one night but made to feel very welcome by Wendy and martin.rooms very nicely decorated and the shower was great. The surprise was the dining room, very different to any we have been to before it was amazing.

Room Tip: room at the back with sea view was lovely and quite.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you cornishpastyCornwall for your lovely review. We hope you will be able to manage a return visit, and maybe for longer next time? Best wishes Wendy & Martin :-)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Arrived tired and grubby after a 15 mile walk to find a friendly welcome,lots of chat and refreshments.Rooms newly refurbished to the standard of at least a 3 star hotel : great showers,comfortable beds and smart decor.

Great location in the heart of the town; no problem sneaking back in the small hours ; breakfast an utter revalation in so many different ways.

Worth coming to Woolacombe just to stay at The Rocks.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Thank Digbymark
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Thank you Digbymark, for taking the time to do a review so long after your stay at the Rocks. So glad you remembered your stay as a pleasurable experience. You were tho a happy group of damp walkers, so the pleasure was all ours. Would love to have you all make a return trip one day? You could try the surfing next time! Wendy & Martin :-)
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Rocks over the new year and had a great time. I've stayed here at least 3 times before and will go back again. Why? Simple: the hosts are genuinely friendly and happy to help; the rooms are spotless; the decor is very, very stylish (I've never seen a breakfast room that ouzes so much style as this one, complete with an original Wurlitzer no less!); and it's right in the village centre, compete with a car park and a hot shower and drying room/garage for when you've come back from a surf. Cool, stylish, little touches. They've got it right!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank David W
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Aah thank you David W for soo many lovely comments. We were so happy to have you return- and we look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon.A very happy new year to you both. Wendy & Martin XX
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Additional Information about The Rocks Hotel

Property: The Rocks Hotel
Address: Beach Road, Woolacombe EX34 7BT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Woolacombe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Woolacombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rocks Hotel is in the heart of Woolacombe. Only 300m from the beach. The whole hotel is constantly being refurbished to a high standard. We have a large collection of wet suits and a smaller collection of body/surf boards and even the odd kayak, that we are happy to lend our guest, free of charge.Be assured of a warm welcome and a unique experience. We look forward to meeting you soon!Wendy & Martin ... more   less 
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The Rocks Hotel Woolacombe, Devon

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