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Woolacombe, Devon

Perched above Combesgate beach, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat benefits from ‘wonderful’ clifftop views. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Perched above Combesgate beach, this former Edwardian gentleman’s retreat benefits from ‘wonderful’ clifftop views. 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 seascapes 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 – whole sole, brown shrimps, asparagus; duck breast, dauphinoise potato, duck roll. Breakfast is ‘plentiful’. To stretch the legs, there are walks through National Trust land, or steps down to the sandy beach.

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 £160–£490. À la carte (bistro) £35, 2- and 3-course table d’hôte menus (restaurant) £42 and £50.