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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We stayed for 3 nights. Swallows Eaves is comfortable with a modern décor. The rooms are of reasonable size and are spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathrooms have good quality fittings, good thick soft towels , and excellent showers. There is a pleasant lounge and bar together with Reed's restaurant. The food served is truly excellent, being produced by a Michelin...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I nearly dismissed this hotel as it is listed as 2* which I don't do but my husband persuaded me. We booked last minute (one day before) for one night and had immediate confirmation and options for booking in the restaurant. There is plenty of parking (always a bonus) and we were greeted by Dorothy and shown to room 5....

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UK
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Stayed one night at Swallows Eaves. Were greeted warmly by Malcolm and shown to a spacious front twin bedroom (slight road noise). Very comfy beds with high quality bedding. Apparently there is a an excellent restaurant but sadly was not open on the night we were there. We were the only residents that night and dined well at The Wheelwright...

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Cambridge, England
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A hotel night where all goes smoothly, the welcome personal but effusive, the room bright, functional and comfortable. And the real bonus of excellent dining right on the premises. This isn't a big hotel, but it gets a genuinely attractive restaurant menu with sophistication, startlingly good flavours and no gimmicks.

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Thank Bravide
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The hotel was spotlessly clean and very well maintained,the staff are very well trained and are extremely helpful, our room (no.4) was adequate in size but not large,the bed was very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was fine,the breakfast I could not fault as was the service, the dinners of which we had 3 were as good as you would...

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Thank Sue W
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We were very fortunate to have the downstairs room, not being able to manage stairs.The room was very comfortable and clean and the en-suite had a walk in shower, which again was very convenient for us. Dorothy the owner cooked a first class breakfast, to your own choice. The staff were all very friendly, and the waitress in Reeds restaurant...

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Thank Linhey
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed here in August - our first grown up short break without children and were highly delighted. The staff are very friendly, Dorothy the owner goes out of her way to help and offer advice and besides all that cooks an excellent breakfast to order . Our room was spotless as was the en-suite and the bed was really...

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Milton Keynes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Our room (no.5) was very comfortable and clean with a well appointed bathroom. The only downside for us was that the cooked breakfast is only served between 8:30 and 9:30 which was much too late for us as we had to be on our way by 8:00. However a simple breakfast was made up for us to have in our...

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Dorothy R, Owner at Swallows Eaves Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we're delighted that Room 5 fulfilled all your requirements. In our restaurant, we're fortunate that our Michelin trained Head Chef prepares and cooks all the food himself - baking 2 types of bread daily, and ordering from suppliers daily. The restaurant is small with just 20 covers which is open to both residents and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We found the Hotel spotless an excellent breakfast. Very comfortable bed lovely en-suite. Friendly staff, especially the waitress in the Reeds Restaurant she was fautless. Plenty of room for parking. We chose the Hotel at the last minute & couldn't have been happier with our choice.

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Very comfortable room and facilities. Ground floor was essential for my wife as no lift in hotel. Staff kind and helpful. Sorry we were out so much we were unable to sample your chef's cuisine on the Friday and Saturday evenings. Had to leave on Monday to attend medical appointments. Excellent advice to take A385 to M5. Only 4 hours...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Swallows Eaves Hotel is a small, privately owned, boutique style hotel, located in private grounds. We are in the heart of the pretty village of Colyford, near the Devon/Dorset border. Elegant and stylish with contemporary touches, yet welcoming with the feel of a home away from home, we offer guests an idyllic place to relax and get away from the stresses of day to day life. Explore the Jurassic Coast; take a stroll along The Cobb in Lyme Regis or dip into the historical heart of our regional capital Exeter for shopping, theatre and entertainment.Following a major refurbishment at the start of 2012, the hotel has 7 attractive guest bedrooms, each beautifully decorated offering a high standard of hotel accommodation. Every guestroom has a digital TV, radio alarm, hairdryer, toiletries and beverage tray (which includes complimentary Devonshire mineral water). Several guestrooms have glorious views across the Axe Valley's wooded hills, while others look out into the hotel gardens & grounds. All guest bedrooms are en suite (our Classic rated rooms have a shower, whilst our Deluxe and Master rated rooms contain both bath and shower), complete with our wonderfully thick bath sheets and hand towels to pamper yourself. Every bed is made up with luxurious sheets of soft cotton for the ultimate sleeping experience. Plus books, magazines and free-to-access Wi-Fi all add those welcoming extras that make you feel at home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swallows Eaves Hotel

Address: Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Colyford
Price Range: €118 - €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Room 6 has a nice view across country side. Some slight traffic noise but pretty quiet at night time.”
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“We stayed in room 6, not sure what the rest was like.”
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