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Hull England
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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

Reviewed 1 November 2016 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

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...

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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.

London, United Kingdom
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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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have just checked out after a 1 night stay and would highly recommend. It's spotlessly clean, comfortable, quiet and the owners are very welcoming. The breakfast was fantastic and the decor is lovely.

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments about Varley House. It was good to meet you after we were able to accommodate you, after a knock on the door, and glad you enjoyed your time with us

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Now if you're looking for somewhere to stay on your journey, (and your return from) to Lundy, look no further. This is the place to stay. With hosts who are at the top of their game, in a hotel to match, you won't get better than this. Attention to detail is top of the list, with the minor things that...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing report on us and Varley House. We are glad that we were able to provide for you either side of your trip to lundy Island

Broxbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stayed here for just one evening en route to Lundy but would have been happier to stay longer. Very friendly hosts, nice size rooms and a wide choice of good food for breakfast. Added bonus is a small bar and games room. Easy walk downhill to town and harbour and plenty of taxis to take you back!

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Varley House. It was good to meet you and glad that you enjoyed your stay on Lundy Island

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I worry when I book guest houses that they will be dated... naff... a bit crap... Most of them in my experience are. Varley House is dated, perhaps even a little naff but it certainly isn't crap. It was excellent. A good location - up on the hill overlooking Ilfracombe. A pleasant walk down into the harbour and a £5...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Varley House. You could say we are dated, but that is because we are restoring the open parts of the property to it's original Edwardian splendour, but as you say the bathrooms have all been modernised with great power showers. We are thankful that you enjoyed your short stay and the views

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clean and comfortable, warm and friendly, breakfast to die for and reasonably priced, this place could show some of those supposedly upmarket hotels a thing or two that charge double the price of this place. Spotless bedding, gleaming shower tiles, snowy white towels and a generous hospitality tray are just a few of the nice things about this place. There...

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varley13, Owner at Varley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Varley House. we are glad that we were able to be of service to you during your 6 day stay with us

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $100 - $126 (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
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“Nice warm very clean”
 of 5 bubbles L839WSgaryg, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front of hotel gives best views to the sea.”
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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
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