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The Darnley Hotel

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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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We are an independent family run hotel. The building was built in 1921 and still retains many of it's original features. Set in it's own private gardens, but a short walk down to the town centre and high street shops and the beach. We also have two self catering cottages both sleeping just four persons, set in our gardens with amazing views over Ilfracombe.
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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All reviews lovely spacious room very comfortable stay pot of tea both mornings lovely hotel stayed here for one night star hotel on arrival cottage dog devon paul twin path hosts break
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Nice comfortably hotel lovely spacious room. Very tasty breakfast on both mornings of our stay. Very comfortable bed with nice linen and lovely white fluffy towels. Would stay here again. Thank you both for a pleasant stay.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights either side of a trip to Lundy Island. On both nights we each had a very good nights sleep in comfortable, very clean rooms. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent and nothing was too much trouble...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely Victorian building, like you’ve just stepped into a Poirot novel. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. My wife and I stayed only the one night but would definitely come back. Food was amazing and reasonably priced. Only a stones throw from the coast...More

Thank N8611BDpaulb
Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you Paul, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you both again. Lorinda and Paul

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Nice big hotel and we got our room upgraded at no extra cost. Room was comfortable and enormous. Easy access down to the town and harbour area. Seagulls were noisy! Breakfasts were terribly slow. We were out walking each day and like to make an...More

1  Thank Alan666wsg
Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 16 September 2018

Dear Alan, Its a shame you didn't explain your agenda to us as we would have done our best to accommodate you. We are pleased you enjoyed your larger room. Lorinda and Paul

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We stayed at The Darnley with a Buy a gift voucher, The owners were very welcoming. As it is a Victorian hotel the decor is a little dated but is very clean. the room was comfortable and the en-suite shower was excellent. The evening meal...More

Thank Graham G
Response from Lorinda L, Owner at The Darnley HotelResponded 16 September 2018

Dear Graham, We look forward to your next visit Lorinda and Paul

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"Room number 9 for families"
28 Aug 2017
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"good view, nice breakfast, huge room"
21 Jun 2017
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"I have stayed in 2 different rooms, both the room and en-suite were excellent."
1 Oct 2016
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"Choice of SIngle, Twin Double and Family rooms. 3 floors so ask for one on a lower floor for the elderly."
1 Aug 2011
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US$74 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandIlfracombe
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