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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The room was terrible. The ensuite was no such thing. We spoke to the Owner who then called it a "pod". I'd booked an ensuite! it looked like a small airplane loo and it was electric not proper plumbing. Squeezed into it was a rubbish shower. It came on and soaked you as you put on the sink taps and...

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

Hello Helen, thank you for the frank review, book earlier next time and perhaps you wont get the last rooms in the house. I did offer to try and find you alternative accommodation since you where unhappy with the rooms supplied, which was declined and I know my attitude would certainly NEVER be go somewhere else then! - as an...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Having stayed on several occasions, its now under new management and undergoing improvements. New library area is excellent and had it been raining,(it didn't) the gym would have been an idea place to work out. Bedrooms not yet done but I understand there will be some really updated single ones coming in the future. Bed was comfortable and breakfast area...

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

Thank you for the review Pam, it is great to have return guests that notice the changes that are underway. We hope to welcome you back again very soon - Michael R

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed at the Carlton for a few nights and couldn't fault the location or the staff (especialy Tracey). The breakfast was excellant, there was a car park..... the only thing we didn't love was the room! It was very small, the furniture was very tired and dated and the bathroom was so tiny there was no room for the...

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

Thank you for your review, we are pleased the team looked after you and thank you for the personal mention for Tracey. Room refurbishment commences Autumn with new rooms available from Christmas 2016 - Michael R

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Ilfracombe is a pleasant seaside town on the north devon coast , we spent two nights at the hotel as we were on a shooting break at the SW Clay Club, the room was clean and the bed comfortable the shower worked well with plenty of hot water, tea making facilities are provided in the rooms,the breakfasts are generous and...

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

Cheers Bob, glad you enjoyed your shooting break and that the team looked after you so well. We hope to see you again soon - Michael R

Wallisellen, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

we really enjoyed our stay at the hotel a lot. the owner & staff is very friendly and the service was excellent. we can also highly recommend to have dinner at the restaurant. the food was very delicious & very well presented. and again the service was excellent and efficient. we wish the owner & the team all the best...

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

Thank you so much for such a positive review, chef will be delighted with your praise and the team with your best wishes for our continuing renovations - Michael R

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Most welcoming family atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, excellent food using local produce. An excellent library ideal for browsing on a wet day. Plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area. What more could you want!

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

Thank you for the great 5 star review Maz, we are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future - Michael R

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is one serious business run by a talented driven individual whos customer service and willingness to please is second to none great service spotless clean always a smile and friendly greeting lovely large rooms fab breakfast wifi works great faultless totally faultless and all this for £62.50 a night Michael and team i thank you all

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

Thank you for your resounding review Robbie, we are delighted with your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon - Michael R

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice stay, can't wait to see what it looks like when it's been done! Had a variety of breakfast foods eg fruit,cereals and English breakfast! Loads to drink too apple juice, water, orange juice,coffee and tea. Very close to everything in the town, it's about a 10 minute walk to the beach! Would love to go back!

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

We would love to have you back! Thank you for the review and new rooms from December 2016 - Michael R

Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Carlton Hotel is situated near the town centre of Ilfracombe which is very convenient if you're exploring the town. Also, the staff are very friendly and are willing to make your stay as great as possible. However, there is no AC available in any of the rooms which is terrible at night because, if you open the window you...

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

Thank you for the review Avneet, I am glad the team looked after you so well. We currently have 22 rooms with electric saniflow toilets which allowed previous owners to install ensuite facilities in what was formerly two rather grand Victorian houses. (Not an uncommon solution). These will be removed as we work through the building and be replaced with...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Larger room booked which was clean EXCEPT for layers and layers of dust on the light bulbs on both bedside table lamps. Obviously overlooked and not been dusted for years. Also, there were cobwebs on the ground floor stairwell near ceiling. Car parking was a nightmare, coming home tired after trips, finding all spaces taken (even one by a member...

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

Been kinda expecting this review as you seemed unhappy from the moment of arrival and throughout the rest of your stay even though on several occasions when I personally asked you was everything OK you said it was.... Personally if it had been so terrible I would have checked out but clearly an option you chose not to exercise, ergo...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
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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: $137 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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“It is in a quiet location, so no problems there. Personally, I would ask for a 3rd floor room, and book well in advance.”
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“Book in advance.”
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“Don't have a room on the top floor! Too small.”
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“quiet rooms in the annex”
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“Dont be frightened to ask as the staff are so obliging”
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