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For 120 years the Grose family have looked after this family-friendly’ hotel approached by lanes ‘resplendent with wild flowers’. More

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Thurlestone Hotel
01548 560382

Hotel information


65, 2 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, lounges, bar, restaurant, bistro, village pub, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, function facilities, terrace, spa, outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis, 9-hole golf course.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B from £180. À la carte £40. 2-night min. stay.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

For 120 years the Grose family have looked after this ‘family-friendly’ hotel approached by lanes ‘resplendent with wild flowers’. ‘Stunning’ widescreen views of the sub-tropical gardens and the coastline are found in most of the well-equipped bedrooms; family rooms have a bunk bed, or extra space for a cot/additional bed. Guests this year found it ‘decidedly old-fashioned in many respects’. Real ales and fresh seafood are found in the 16th-century village inn or the terrace bistro, while in the smart Trevilder restaurant the food was ‘good classic stuff’, the service disorganised. Rock pools are five minutes away; a plethora of on-site diversions includes croquet, tennis, a spa; a children’s club during the school holidays.

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Guest comments

'A comfortable and thoroughly dependable place for a fairly luxurious break. Easy blend of traditional formality and relaxed atmosphere that manages to please old and young alike; unpretentious yet stylish in an old-fashioned way. md ' - Mike Craddock - August, 2018
'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
'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. The food was excellent. 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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