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Woolacombe, Devon

On the South West Coast Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has ‘wonderful’ cliff-top views over an expanse of sea and sand. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the South West Coast Path, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat has ‘wonderful’ cliff-top views over an expanse of sea and sand. Run with ‘friendly, helpful staff’, the ‘comfortable, relaxed’ hotel makes full use of its location. Its lounges, large, glass-fronted terrace and gardens have spectacular seascape panoramas and glorious sunsets; all but three bedrooms look out to Lundy Island and Baggy Point. In the informal bistro and candlelit restaurant (every table with a view over the sea), local produce features on British menus – John Dory, crab mayonnaise, samphire; Exmoor beef sirloin, roast shallots. Breakfast is ‘good and plentiful’. Walks through National Trust land; a beach on the doorstep.

Hotel details

Address

Mortehoe
Woolacombe
Devon
EX34 7EB
England

Telephone

01271 870333

Bedrooms

27. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounge, snug, bar, restaurant, bistro, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, function facilities, terrace, ½-acre garden, indoor and heated outdoor swimming pools, treatment room, restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £120–£300, D,B&B £210–£410. À la carte (bistro) £40, 2- and 3-course menus (restaurant) £42–£50.