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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

hospitality, cleanliness and quality of the room and hotel was excellent. Bathroom and shower was large with all the necessary shower gels and shampoo. Breakfast was also excellent. The weather was not great so the hosts gave us good advise for local places which could help us manage the bad weather. Plan to stay there again on our next visit... More 

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about us and Varley House. It was good to meet you both, and of course we would be quite happy to have you back again More 

Pitlochry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a friendly welcome every time we went through the door. Breakfasts were excellent. The room was comfortable, and roomy, with an excellent bathroom, bath and shower. Varley House is not in the middle of town, but is about 15-20 minutes walk down to the harbour area with pubs and restaurants - it is in a quiet area, but... More 

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about Varley House We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hopefully had a good flight back to Scotland More 

London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varley House was a top and tail for my trip with friends to Lundy. We were allowed to park our car in the forecourt for a small contribution to charity. It is a shame that both overnight visits were so short. This is in an excellent elevated position overlooking Ilfracombe with a short downhill walk to the harbour and shops... More 

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments about Varley House. We are glad that we were able to be of service to you, for your stay either side of Lundy Island More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed before & after my trip to Lundy and found the welcome first rate - including promptly posting on a forgotten item! My automatic choice for future visits. Very easy to reach the harbour, etc, as a footpath leads directly down to the coast at the end of the road. Also a very convenient bus stop for the town... More 

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varley13, Manager at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting so positively about us and Varley House. we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to meeting you again More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never felt compelled to write a review for anywhere before, but such was the outstanding service I and my friends received I had to, for this very special place. The room was beautiful, the food delicious and the owners were lovely. They were so friendly and welcoming with an attention to detail made the whole experience a real... More 

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of us and Varley house. we are glad that you took the time to write a review as these are always welcome. It was good to accommodate the 3 of you here and glad that you enjoyed the surfing More 

Hull England
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36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was only here two nights but would highly recommend for a longer stay. Very nice people and excellent rooms make for a real good place to stay. Add a lovely breakfast and a very good lounge and bar and you have perfection.

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments on us and Varley House. it was good to meet you as you reminisced about the past visits, and glad that we were able to help More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights Oct 22nd and 23rd. Could not fault it. Made to feel very welcome by Rod for whom nothing was too much trouble. Spotless comfortable room, good breakfast all at a reasonable price. I regularly visit Ilfracombe and will certainly stay here again.

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about us and Varley House. We are glad we were able to make your short stay enjoyable, and would love to see you again More 

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant stay with a very pleasant host. Nice clean and tidy rooms with great power showers. Breakfast was lovely and we weren't there the last day for breakfast so they offered us a doggy bag the night before which was great

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about Varley House. glad that we were able to be of service to you, and hopefully the journey back was not to tiring More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Welcomed warmly on arrival, shown to a smallish single room which was spotless and comfortable. I was explained that the room wasn't en suite and that the bathroom was just around the corner and for sole use. The bathroom was newly refurbished and perfect..no bath but a beautiful walk in double shower..all perfectly clean and in good order. Breakfast was... More 

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about Varley House. Also thank you for your comments on the slow closing of the automatic door for the bedroom. I can adjust the closing speed so will do so for future guest's now that you have highlighted the inconvenience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice people. comfortable surroundings, good breakfast at a reasonable price and they looked after our car while we were visiting Lundy for a week just for the price of a donation to the lifeboat fund. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for your nice comments about Varley House. It was good to meet you and be part of your enjoyable time on Lundy Island More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Varley House was built at the turn of the 20th Century for Officers recuperating from the Boer War. Hence we have grand rooms with high ceilings which make your stay even more pleasant than you expected. We have a spacious lounge where you can sit and chat, play games, or just read whilst enjoying a drink purchased from our bar.This is a nice quiet establishment ideally suited for the coastal path for walkers, opposite Hillsborough Nature reserve, and a good stopping point for those wanting to travel to Lundy island. Also all of our rooms have a stunning view of our local scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Varley House

Address: 13 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe EX34 9QW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $104 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Varley House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Varley House Ilfracombe, UK - Devon
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
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“Front of hotel gives best views to the sea.”
  • View on side of house from car park
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 of 5 bubbles mtsportsturf, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 had a great view”
 of 5 bubbles Stranger903, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles carrielevett, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't book the room by the front door which I understand is for disabled guests. It is small!. However this is the one we were given.”
 of 5 bubbles oldjen, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 6 .... a four poster room with new bathroom ... the bed was extremely comfortable and because you are just a little out of the main town centre blissfully quiet at night”
 of 5 bubbles I2022IMdavidw, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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