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Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel

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Kansas City MO
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Michael was great. He showed me to my room and how to use the lift. Loved the lift. They are working on more renovations but it was fine for what I wanted. Ample parking and close walk to everything. Breakfast was extensive as well. Food cooked to order.

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to the Carlton & this time we arranged for my sister in law & brother in law to join us. The new furniture in the dining room and bar has made the space much lighter & brighter. On our 1st evening we ate as a family in The hotel, it was lovely to have our...

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

Thank you so much for the continuing & very loyal repeat business, also for your very kind words of appreciation & encouragement. We are working very hard to make the Carlton an Ilfracombe destination hotel, not just for the fixtures and fittings but also the genuine welcome, value for money and the creature comforts expected from a quality hotel. We...

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A very warm and welcoming check in. Clean and tidy room, lovely clean reception, bar and dining area, friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location as away from the main town but only a 5 minute walk in, close to the local bars, restaurant's and historic sites. Overall a great weekend away. The hotel is currently going through a refurb and...

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

Thank you for the great review Neil. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and many happy returns for your birthday - Michael R

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful start to finish. I've travelled a fair bit and stayed in many hotels and I love finding hidden gems and The Carlton ilfracombe certainly fits the bill. I was a little apprehensive at first as I believe they are going through some renovations. However apart from the man painting outside I didn't notice anything going on apart from wonderful...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review and also the shout out that you have found a hidden gem. We are working hard to put some new paint & powder on a classic Victorian Dame and she seems to like it! We are also pleased you enjoyed the food served and service from Dawn. Hurry back and if after December 2016...

Saltash, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Just had our first visit to the Carlton Hotel and although the new owners are upgrading throughout they are applying a very customer focused approach we were privileged to see some of the completed upgrades which has been beautifully done to an impeccable standard. Our stay at the hotel was very pleasurable all the staff were friendly, accommodating and professional....

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

Thank you very much for taking time to review Rodea, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Michael and staff are creating a warm, welcoming hotel environment in the Carlton. We picked the hotel for its proximity to Tunnels Beaches (30 seconds- great for attending a wedding) but we were delighted to have picked such a clean, cosy place to call home for 1 night. Michael's customer service started before we even arrived as we needed to...

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

Thank you so much for the very kind review Elizabeth, I am delighted to have been able to assist with your reservation amendment and really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and rate the hotel. Great to read that you liked the food and thank you for the personal shout out and from Dawn too - Michael R

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I come down to this hotel at least once a year, and this is my first visit with the new owners in charge. They are making great changes and improvements(must be costing a fortune!) and the food is very good, the full English is spot on and a lovely choice of scrummy suppers. My room, which I was warned was...

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

Cheers Clive, we really enjoyed having you stay and glad the other shooters enjoyed the suppers as well as breakfast. Claire the Housekeeper works really hard to keep the hotel clean and tidy given that we have already commenced the new bedroom refurbishment program (The builders are driving her nuts!). Hopefully we will have lots of new rooms and improvements...

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Excellent food, all the rooms very clean. Staff are very welcoming, good off street parking. Have already rebooked April 2017. The owners are carrying out refurbishment to a very high standard. Do not skip breakfast, the menu is second to none, sets you up for the day.

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

Thank you for the really great review Geoff, we are delighted the guys enjoyed the stay and in particular the food. We we are looking forward to welcoming you back next year - Michael R

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, even helped me to store my bike in a secure place. Lovely evening meal and fantastic breakfast. Located very close to the town centre and the harbour. Keep up the good work and good luck with the refurbishments!

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

Thank you for the very positive review and good wishes. We look forward to you returning again soon - Michael R

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is the second visit since Michael has taken over and it’s already apparent that a great deal of effort has been put into the transformation and refurbishment of this hotel. All of the staff are extremely welcoming and really go the extra mile to make sure you’re looked after. The breakfasts are extremely good and consist of locally sourced,...

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

Hi Georgey, I am delighted you have seen improvements since your last review in 2013 before we owned the property. The investment continues in both people and product and we look forward to welcoming you again soon - Michael R

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €101 - €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.”
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“First floor rooms are really well appointed and brand new”
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“Owners are very honest with advising best rooms”
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“The rooms are being refitted. Older style rooms are still lovely but boutique type rooms are available but go quickly.”
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