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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Just returned home from the Grosvenor hotel,as it states in the title of my review the staff are very friendly and helpful,however the hotel itself is in desperate need of updating! My partner and I were staying at this hotel for his choir weekend,bearing in mind that most of the choir members are sixty plus!!,a lot of them struggled with...

Thank debbiedavis1974
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2014

ignore the negative reviews! I stayed here and will be going back again . Lovely location. Big Victorian hotel with grand ballroom and spacious reception rooms to relax and watch the entertainment. Friendly staff who make you feel so welcome . Clean rooms. Fun entertainment. Great food. A fabulous family run hotel

3Thank Belinda M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We booked this holiday via voucher £99 for 2 nights with Breakfast and an evening meal. On the first night. This is family run hotel. The hotel is unusual very narrow corridors.the room was spacious and. Clean and we had an door to the outside without having to go through the hotel all the time very near the harbour and...

1Thank Jean K
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2014

My partner and I first visited this hotel in 2010 and as part of a coach party of over 55s we paid another visit last week. After we had booked this holiday I read some of the reviews on here and to say I was apprehensive was an understatement, however we decided to press on with our booking. I am...

2Thank shelagh t
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We booked through NCrowd for a two night stay at the Grosvenor, Ilfracombe and barely managed to stay one night. The whole place looks neglected inside and out, dingy and outdated, a rabbit warren of narrow corridors with the most unhelpful and rude staff I have ever met. The "white" towels were grey, the bathroom lino was spongy and uneven,...

3Thank Dorothy S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I used a 'Groupon' to stay at this hotel, so paid £80 for two people, for two nights bed and breakfast, and an evening meal on the first night. The room itself was adequate (clean if a bit shabby), the staff were friendly and helpful (but didn't hurry to do things), and the breakfasts were actually pretty good (full English,...

Thank AuntieTtravellingMac
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Well we went on a deal so expected a very basic room and an okay breakfast but we don't feel that we even got that. The bed was the second most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in - hard and lumpy. The breakfast situation was bizarre, we were asked if we had been there for dinner and when we...

3Thank HCYorkshire
Reviewed 9 September 2014

If I had believed everything I had read about this hotel I would never have booked it, but I can assure you some of the poor reviews are a touch harsh. I found my room to be clean and the staff helpful , the breakfast wasn't massive but was enough. Can't vouch for dinner we never had that. I would...

1Thank busby68
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We have just returned from a weekend break at this hotel.Like most reviews it is very dated but clean,the receptionist when we got there was very abrupt treated us adults like children the way she spoke to us had no customer service skills at all the way she greeted guests.The breakfast was ok on the last morning they had run...

1Thank lolly4
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Nice enough stay but I'm glad it was a deal. It would have been a disappointment at full price. Guest info booklet in room gives details of using the 'phone - there wasn't one! Hotel website says hairdryers provided in superior rooms so we packed one - there was one in our standard room! Standard room very small with poor...

1Thank philip k

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome awaits you at Devon Bay Hotel. Its Stately Victorian exterior fully compliments the stylish and characteristic interior, blending old and new styles to create a unique and exciting environment. Our large and airy restaurant looks out to the front of the hotel, serving freshly prepared breakfast and dinner every day. We also have a large bar and comfortable lounge areas, which are great to sit and enjoy a drink and relax. The Devon Bay Hotel is ideally located in the bustling centre of Ilfracombe, minutes from the cliff tops and beautiful sandy beach, meaning guests have everything they need within walking distance. Our aim at Devon Bay Hotel is to ensure that your stay with us is pleasurable. You will always receive a friendly warm welcome, whether you are visiting us for lunch or dinner, a function or an overnight stay. Whether business or pleasure, why not make the Devon Bay Hotel first on your list of new venues to visit - we look forward to welcoming you. Step outside and you are on the Promenade with its many shops, cafes, and the Landmark Theatre complex. Open all year around, we offer Christmas and New Year Packages and our nightly entertainment ensures that your visit to the Devon Bay Hotel will be enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Devon Bay Hotel

Address: Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AF, England (Formerly Grosvenor Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $70 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Devon Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Grosvenor Hotel Ilfracombe
Devon Bay Hotel Ilfracombe, UK
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ilfracombe
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