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Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Currently being renovated but this caused no problems during our stay. All the management and staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. The restaurant served food that was so delicious you had to go back again for more. The room we had was decorated and fitted to a very high standard and very comfortable. Being dog friendly was a great...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the very kind review Glynis. I am delighted the renovations did not get in the way of your stay and that you are enjoying the improvements we are making. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R

Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Ilfracombe is a lovely place to go for a weekend away and staying at the Carlton was like being in a home away from home. We were made to feel so comfortable and welcome. It is a dog friendly hotel with beds and bowls provided in room. The Dinners and breakfasts are great with lots of fresh well cooked dishes...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation, we are delighted you enjoyed the service and facilities and hope to welcome you back again very soon - Michael R

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new owners are making huge improvements to this well know hotel in the fantastic town of Ilfracombe. We have visited every year since they bought it and every year it gets better and better. The new rooms are stunning and the food is superb. We look forward to visiting again soon 👍

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and encouragement, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon - Michael R

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to mention the staff first, because they were exemplary. Every member of staff we met was welcoming, friendly and helpful. But the hotel is undergoing a refurbishment, and this definitely coloured our stay. Would I stay there again? Probably, though Ilfracombe itself seems to be rather in the doldrums, yet undergoing a sort of general refurb. I have...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Martyn, I am glad the team looked after you so well. Smoked salmon is not a feature of a traditional English breakfast, perhaps you might like to notify an hotel of special dietary needs in advance so alternative provision may be made. We look forward to welcoming you back - Michael R

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there only one night, so not much I can say. Good experience overall, decent sized room, furniture a bit old, sometimes randomly mixed, and an ugly television on top of a chest of drawer in front of an otherwise beautiful window. Good service, clean, good breakfast as well (didn't try the restaurant but I read good things)....

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back again and why not try one of our new Deluxe rooms next time which have been completely renovated - Michael R

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel from 30th March until the 1st April for a friends wedding. The hotel is in the middle of a refurb and we were lucky enough to stay in one of the brand new rooms. They have been done to a very high spec, lovely bed, sofa, wardrobe and bathroom. The only thing missing is a...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review, the full length mirrors will be installed on the back of the new fitted wardrobes adjacent the socket for the hairdryer/kettle in that area. Thanks for the reminder! We hope to welcome you again soon - Michael R

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came down to ultra Combe for the wedding of friends and stayed here. We had one of the newly renovated/updated rooms and it was fab. Good quality room, friendly staff, great breakfast, easy parking. We would definitely use it again if we were in the area.

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Paul, we are pleased you enjoyed the new rooms and to read that you would return - Michael R

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this hotel last weekend, taking advantage of the 3 night winter break offer which included a 3 course meal on the first night. The food turned out to be so good that we also ate in the hotel on Sunday night. Our room was small but the bed was very comfortable, there was plentiful hot...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Susan, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, the food and hope to welcome you back very soon - Michael R

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here to attend an AGM. There were over 50 attending. The meal was well presented and service was good. There is a building project which has had planning permission granted. When complete there will be a disabled entrance.

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the hotel and we are pleased you enjoyed the catering and service - Michael R

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel, awesome food, fresh and presented beautifully. Full breakfast of everything you could wish for. Beds and rooms extremely comfortable. Nothing is too much for any of the staff here. Big applause needed for all, especially Michael, Elliot, Kirsty and Dawn. There are not enough stars in trip advisor website to review this Hotel. I'd give it a 10+...

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Michael R, Owner at Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Mrs H, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and greatly appreciate the shout out for the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back - Michael R

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Independently owned and operated, conveniently located in the maritime area, close to the seafront, tunnels and harbour. Hotel offers all day dining and is fully licenced. All rooms are en suite, centrally heated and well appointed with flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, hospitality tray and WiFi throughout. A friendly team will look after you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

Address: Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: €102 - €232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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“Get away from the rooms being redecorated.”
MartynR262, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“quitter rooms”
wiselady1950, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms are really well appointed and brand new”
richardyates53, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Owners are very honest with advising best rooms”
Lottiepop17, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are being refitted. Older style rooms are still lovely but boutique type rooms are available but go quickly.”
Eeebabe, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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