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The Grose family have delivered ‘first-class’ hospitality for over 120 years at their ‘very good’, family-friendly hotel, a five-minute walk from the sea. More

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Thurlestone Hotel
Thurlestone,
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 3NN
England
01548 560382
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The Grose family have delivered ‘first-class’ hospitality for over 120 years at their ‘very good’, family-friendly hotel, a five-minute walk from the sea. Many of the well-equipped bedrooms have ‘wonderful’ views over the large subtropical gardens and the coast. There’s much diversion: croquet lawns, sun terraces, sports facilities, a spa; young guests also have a children’s club during the school holidays. ‘All the food is excellent’: dress up for dinner in the restaurant; enjoy crab sandwiches and seafood platters at the terrace bar; drink real ales in the 16th-century pub; take an ‘excellent’ cream tea in the garden in fine weather. Lounges, bar, Margaret Amelia restaurant (open to non-residents), pub. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky). No background music. Civil wedding licence, functions. Terrace, outdoor eating area. Spa (indoor swimming pool, laconium, fitness studio, treatments), outdoor heated swimming pool (May–Sept). Tennis, squash, badminton, croquet, 9-hole golf course. Children and dogs (in some rooms; £8 per night) welcomed. 4 miles SW of Kingsbridge. 65 bedrooms (2 suitable for disabled; some with balcony, sea views). Per room B&B £200–£470 (2-night min. stay). Dinner £39.50. This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Thurlestone Hotel
Thurlestone,
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 3NN

Guest comments

'For standards of comfort and generous accommodation it continues to be a safe bet. Mesmerising views, excellent food, family-friendly without being dominated by children om summer. Staff are formal and friendly never pompous. ' - Mike Craddock - July, 2016
'Well run in a traditional way. Formal without being pompous, friendly while maintaining high standards. The best thing is the location with its amazing views. Rooms are clean, well furnished. They accommodate a good number of families with children without allowing youngsters to destroy the formality. Breakfasts are particularly splendid. Dinners are excellent affairs. There is a pleasant spa and a wonderful outdoor swimming area. Good to see such courtesy and standards surviving in what is quite a large family hotel where the pressures to cut corners have been nobly resisted. ' - Mike Craddock - August, 2015
'The food was excellent. Breakfast has a cold buffet, and a wide range of hot courses prepared to order. Although it caters very well for families, the evening centres on adults --children can have an earlier tea or dinner. The rooms are well equipped and furnished and many have wonderful sea views. The lovely deluxe rooms on the corner of the newest wing have a balcony and views in two directions. The staff are attentive. As well as its own nine-hole golf course, the hotel benefits from a nearby full-size course. The existence of an indoor pool as well as the one outside helps in times of Devon misty weather! ' - Philip Carlisle - May, 2015

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