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There are ‘fantastic’ views across the bay to Lundy Island from Amanda James’s ‘relaxed’ traditional hotel above Woolacombe Bay. More

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Good Hotel Guide Review

There are ‘fantastic’ views across the bay to Lundy Island from Amanda James’s ‘relaxed’ traditional hotel above Woolacombe Bay. Once an Edwardian gentleman’s retreat, the ‘comfortable’ hotel today welcomes guests who come for the ‘well-cooked’ food and the ‘excellent’ walks to be had along the Coastal Path. All but three bedrooms look out to sea; some have a wooden balcony or a garden terrace. Each room is supplied with bottled water, upmarket toiletries, bathrobes and a season-appropriate duvet, though some guests think ‘the lighting could be better’. Take afternoon tea in the ‘spacious’ lounge, or on the terrace in good weather; come evening, dine on classic British dishes in the restaurant overlooking the bay. Simpler meals may be taken in the airy bistro. Lounge, bar, restaurant, bistro; terrace (alfresco meals and drinks). Function room. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, ‘weak’ mobile phone reception, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Room service. Civil wedding licence. ½-acre garden. Heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Treatment room. Sandy beach below. Children welcomed (early dinners). 29 bedrooms (3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B £160–£300, D,B&B £230–£370.

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Special offers

Ramblers Package Offer

Explore the beautiful coastal footpaths on the doorstep to include Morte Point and Baggy Point or take in a leisurely stroll along the beach just minutes from the hotel. The package includes a deluxe sea view room, breakfast, table d’hôte dinner each day. One complimentary Devon cream tea for 2. Valid 1st Oct – 31st Oct 2017. 3-night £795 D/B/B. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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Guest comments

'A relaxing stay. Our room, recently rejuvenated, had beautiful view of the small cove. The standards of cooking and service in the restaurant were excellent ' - Alice and John Sennett - June, 2017
'A really excellent hotel in a stunning setting with Atlantic views to Lundy Island on the horizon. Extremely well managed, most comfortable, and a gentle,relaxed atmosphere with first class helpful staff. Good food plus a dining room with views and sunsets to die for. ' - Richard & Pam James - March, 2014

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