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Valley of Rocks Hotel

Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HS England
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#9 of 9 hotels in Lynton
The Valley of Rocks Hotel located in the picturesque village of Lynton on the North Devon Coast, this early Victorian Hotel retains many aspects of its original charm. There is an impressive atrium in the lounge, where entertainment is provided most evenings. It is located within Exmoor National Park, in the heart of the village of Lynton, overlooking the twinned village of Lynmouth, known as Little Switzerland. The Villages are linked by a masterpiece of early engineering, The Cliff Railway, built in 1890. There are good local amenities and stunning scenic walks only minutes away. All rooms in the hotel are en suite with many enjoying scenic views of the Bristol Channel to Wales. The Valley of Rocks is the ideal location for walkers or those who simply wish to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
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Rodney B wrote a review 21 Oct
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I stayed 3 nights at the end of September 2021. The room was very small and would have been claustrophobic had it not been for the lofty ceiling. The very old TV was small and only provided a limited choice of stations. The carpet was stained in places and almost threadbare elsewhere. The window was ill fitting and would have made the room cold in less clement weather. The bedlinen was of poor quality - the sheet I had to lie on was particularly thin. The piece de resistance however was the electric sockets. They were located under the desk/workstation so you had to crawl on hands and knees under the unit to plug in items such as my computer and video battery charger !!!! In addition the so called entertainment was over amplified. The sound level was acceptable in the side room with door shut but must have been unbearable in the main lounge.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Do NOT book a single room without seeing it first
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Response from Lee Mudkins, General Manager at Valley of Rocks Hotel
Responded yesterday
Hi Rodney, thanks for your review of your stay in September. We appreciate your feedback which will be duly acted upon. As you will see from the past reviews a new management team have taken over since your visit, and the hotel is receiving much more positive reviews as a result, so we do hope you will return to us again where we will ensure you have a fantastic stay.
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Mon21x wrote a review 20 Oct
Camelford, United Kingdom17 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for 1 night on a winter break offer. For the price paid it was great. Friendly staff, especially on reception and the bar. Ok, the interior may need some decoration and refurb in places but everywhere was clean. Lovely room, good breakfast, what's not to like......
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lee Mudkins, General Manager at Valley of Rocks Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thanks Mon21x for your 5* review, we are truly glad you had a fabulous stay at our wonderful hotel. Until next time, all the very best.
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norfolknobs wrote a review 12 Oct
United Kingdom80 contributions46 helpful votes
We travelled to Lynton with a heavy heart. Having booked a three night stay at Valley of the Rocks through a Groupon offer earlier in the year we were alarmed by a more recent check of the reviews, so much so that we expected the worst and resolved that if it was as bad as some were saying we would cut short our stay. There was encouragement from a couple of phone conversations I had in advance, as both were extremely friendly and helpful. But that was nothing to the relief we felt when we arrived. Francesco had already primed us, when returning a call, about the car parking situation. There are only a few places on site but there's a big car park just round the corner and if you're there for a long weekend it's cheaper with a four-day permit costing £13 compared to £6 a day at the hotel. I don't think we've ever had a more welcoming receptionist than Kate, who having offered us an upgrade to a room with a sea view, at £10 a night, gave us a personal tour of our allocated (non view) room and the three upgrade options to help us decide what to do. What service! We opted for a large, airy corner room which was big enough to allow plenty of floor space for exercise, included a large TV, a modern bathroom with a good shower and ample places to store things. The hotel is showing its age and clearly needs some upgrades in places. But the staff make up for it by being so hardworking and friendly. And you could put up with alot of shortcomings for the location, with superb views over the coast and instant access to the stunning Valley of Rocks walk as well as the coast path. There are lots of great eating places within two minutes walk, among those we'd recommend being the Oak Room, the Crown and Annie & the Flint. The cliff railway is just round the corner, as are lots of shops, including two convenience stores if you are wanting to eat on the cheap. We'd also recommend the classic Watersmeet Walk from Lynmouth. We never moved our car in three days - and clocked up 30 miles of fabulous walking as well as fine dining.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Lee Mudkins, General Manager at Valley of Rocks Hotel
Responded yesterday
Hi Norfolknobs, thanks very much for your 5* review, we are very happy you had an enjoyable stay and the team were able to make you feel comfortable and enjoy your stay with us.
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Neil S wrote a review 10 Oct
Kidderminster, United Kingdom85 contributions146 helpful votes
My wife and I recently stayed at the Valley of the Rocks Hotel for 4 nights, we had an excellent time, the staff were brilliant especially Kate who was always smiling. I would recommend this hotel my only suggestion is that the decoration is looking a bit tired and could do with spucing up.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Lee Mudkins, General Manager at Valley of Rocks Hotel
Responded yesterday
Hi Neils968, thanks for your extremely positive review, I am very happy you had a great stay and will pass your comments to the team and in particular to Kate. Rest assured we are embarking on a decorating and maintenence programme as we speak, so the next time you visit the hotel will be sparkling.
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Annie wrote a review 9 Oct
Heywood, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel in a perfect location. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the hotel staff could not be faulted in any way. They are friendly, polite and work hard to make guests feel welcome, they were kind enough to store our luggage in their office when we arrived earlier than our check in time. Breakfast is varied and plentiful and there is an excellent dinner menu. The are only five parking spaces available but we were advised on arrive that parking permits covering several local car parks are available from a nearby shop. We paid £13 for 4 days. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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US$84 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Valley of Rocks Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Valley of Rocks Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lynton Cinema (0.2 km), Watersmeet Trail (0.3 km), and 21 Mile Drive (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Valley of Rocks Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Valley of Rocks Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Valley of Rocks Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Valley of Rocks Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lynmouth Bay Cafe, Charlie Friday's, and The Oak Room.
Is Valley of Rocks Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Lynton.
Are there any historical sites close to Valley of Rocks Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parracombe (7.0 km) and St John the Baptist Church (0.4 km).
Does Valley of Rocks Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Valley of Rocks Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.