2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden, patio, pebble beach 1 mile, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 8.
 per room D,B&B £240.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Clearly cherished by its owners, this small, serene hotel oozes good taste without a hint of affectation,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017 of Tim and Anne Riley’s Edwardian house on a steep hillside. ‘There’s a domestic ambience, with statuary, distinctive porcelain, a ginger jar collection and gently chiming clocks. It’s traditional but not in the least old-fashioned or faded.’ Spacious bedrooms have views of the sea, the village or the hills. ‘Everything we might have needed had been provided in our pleasant, airy room: a mini-clock, a Roberts radio by the bed, a hospitality tray with real cafetière coffee and lovely Portmeirion china. At turn-down, chocolate hearts were placed on each bedside table.’ While Tim Riley is the ‘consummate friendly host’, Anne Riley’s home cooking, accompanied by an ‘impressive wine list’, is ‘just great’. ‘Local magret de canard was perfectly pink and tender; a light rhubarb cake with vermouth ice cream was perfectly judged.’ A bonus: ‘Every guest in the restaurant has a breathtaking view of the sunset over the hills above Porlock, followed at dusk by the magic of lights coming on in the village below.’ At breakfast, tuck into ‘everything you could want’.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.