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Review of The Rocks Hotel

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The Rocks Hotel
Ranked #1 of 23 Woolacombe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you're looking for a B&B in Woolacombe, look no further. Martin & Wendy are so welcoming, they look after you so well, the little touches are everywhere - a pair of binoculars in the bedroom, flapjacks in the lounge, and of course the American diner! Breakfast beside the juke box is a delight, so much to hear and so much to see, it makes staying here a truly memorable experience. It's a great location, and although the parking is a little tricky to get into I wouldn't hesitate to give them seven stars if I could.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Roger B
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Thank you Roger B, sooo very glad that you enjoyed and responded so well to all the little touches, we thoroughly enjoyed taking care of you all!! Come back soon. Wendy & Martin :-)
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We stayed in the apartment which was an amazing flat (nicer than our own!) which had everything you need including your own parking space, unlike a lot of places that leave stuff out like washing stuff, tea towells etc. Amazing location, literally 30 seconds walk to everything, shops and the beach etc. The diner where breakfast is served is amazing and the food was excellent. There's wet suits and boards available to use for free. Genuinely lovely people running a lovely place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul J
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Aaaah, thank you Paul J. Soo glad the apartment suited you so well! I have to say I think its better than our apartment too!!! ;-) Hope you can make the long drive back again soon. Wendy & Martin
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Stayed at The Rock a couple of times and always enjoyed a good conversation with Martin and Wendy the hosts.
The rooms are A1 and the breakfast is the "Full Monty" although you can go for a healthy omelette....your choice.
The breakfast area is set in the 50-60s era of the USA with surfing pictures.road signs a long with the famous Wurlitzer Juke box where you can make free selections and eat and sing a long to oldies but goodies!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1arsenalfan
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Wow :-0, 1arsenalfan a review a year after you stayed!!! Thats a lovely surprise! Thank you so much! We look forward to the chance to have another chat!! ;-) Wendy & Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Whenever we stay away from home, the one thing I love is feeling comfortable in my new surroundings. The Rocks hotel has a hugely warm feel to it. As soon as the doorbell was rung the response was Instant, no waiting outside in the cold.. First stop is the lounge which hits you straight away with its contemporary feel and modern decor. Both Wendy and Martin are on hand to greet you and make you feel like you are the most important guest they have had yet. Wendy walked us to our rooms, informing us of all the details we needed to know about the hotel and local area. We were in room 7 and it was decorated better than any house I have been in, the view was fantastic and I loved the Binoculars left for our use on the window sill. Two ROCKY chocolate bars were left as a kind gesture on our bed, they were soon gone! The Tv comes with a DVD player which is rare and you don't just get your usual tea bags, you get coffee and hot chocolates left for you as well. The hotel is so clean its scary! The beds are comfy, the bathroom was clean and modern and the shower was also great. We stayed one night and we managed breakfast the next morning in the American Diner which I promise is as good as it sounds. The choices for cereal were excellent, cereals to toast to full English, of which, the local sausage was amazing! Martin really looks after you at breakfast time, nothing is too much and the hot drinks flow! The rocks hotel is a must, you will not regret staying here and once you do, you will return! First class B+B

Marc & Gemma

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Oh Wow Marc & Gemma, that brought tears to my eyes!!! Thank you soo much for saying such lovely things, all of which are of course true!!! Lol!! So happy that we made you feel at home too, please come back soon! Oh and thank you for being our 300th reviewers,how amazing that we have had so many!!! Take care both and all the best for your new arrival! :-) XXX Wendy & Martin
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Loughton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed in the apartment, but treated ourselves to breakfast in the hotel. The apartment is comfortable & beautifully decorated & the kitchen is fully equipped with everything we needed, including washing-up & laundry liquid. The 50s diner style breakfast room is amazing, I loved the selection of surf-tracks on the jukebox and the delicious cooked breakfast really set us up for a day in the sea. The hotel is just a short walk from the beach, and Wendy & Martin really made us feel at home. We'll definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shorebird68
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you shorebird68 very much. When you feel at home we feel we are doing our job right, so thank you for that, and come back home soon! ;-) Wendy & Martin
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

We've recently returned from a short break in Woolacombe, staying in The Rocks hotel apartment. The apartment was lovely and a comfortable size space for us and our baby- with a well appointed kitchen and all the mod cons including microwave, dishwasher, washing machine,ipod speaker dock and DVD player. Bedrooms had useful storage, there was plently of handy hooks for coats and the bathroom had good shelving for toiletries. The lounge area was a decent size and the sofa very comfy. There was also a small private patio area and designated parking space for the apartment. We loved the fact that Wendy and Martin had a good selection of DVDs that we could borrow, and that they were very welcoming and friendly, making us feel like it was a home from home. As well as all this, the location was top notch as its right in the centre of Woolacombe although accessing the car park requires some careful driving in the narrow streets! Would love to return!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you very much The Hilljemark family for such an informative review. You are right, the lane is a tricky to navigate, but as you discovered,once there you can leave your car, and just enjoy Woolie! We would love you to return too! Wendy & Martin
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Rocks Hotel will definitely be getting a return visit!!
Arrived to a friendly welcome from Wendy and Martin, who ensured we were looked after all weekend.
The whole hotel is decorated to a high standard with a great contemporary feel to it. Our room was great.
Superb breakfasts in the American style diner started the day off!!
If your thinking of staying here - DO IT!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve A
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therocks2008, Owner at The Rocks Hotel, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you sooo much Steve., and we are sooo glad you DID IT!!!
Hope you DO IT again soon
:-) Wendy & Martin XX
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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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