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The Olive Branch

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We had the superior room on the top floor so had great views of the sea, cliffs and the harbour across the roof tops. A lot of steep stairs to the room and a lot of steep pavements to get to the hotel but so worth it! Breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs superb....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My single room not only had all I required for a truly comfortable and relaxing evening, it also had amazing roof top views of the beautiful old town of Ilfracombe. A great night's sleep preceded a delicious breakfast that set me up for a day exploring the idillic coastal walks and beaches. A short but sweet stay in a perfect...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Many thanks to everyone at The Olive Branch again, this was our third stay and we are already looking at future dates. The staff are friendly and professional. Our room (large superior) was as good as ever, the bed is to die for and what a great view. Just a short walk in to the main town and everything you...

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Thank Gary O
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great food, starter fish and belly pork, main fish and venison, taste fantastic looked absolutely beautiful - lovely setting and staff - will recommend to friends and family and will return in the future -

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband booked two nights at the Olive Branch as a 30th birthday treat for me - he made a great choice! Our room was massive, with a huge comfortable bed and an en suite that included a spa bath. We had beer and prosecco delivered to our room on arrival, which I think my husband had requested. Our room...

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mave 7
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I booked a single room at short notice and was pleased with the warm welcome and lovely room. Breakfast was excellent and there was a great selection. The view over Ilfracombe and the harbour was hard to beat. The Hotels restaurant has Michelin Star!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A gorgeous bed and breakfast, with attentive hosts and linked to an award winning and very attractive restaurant. The only problem: most Ilfracombe restaurants are closed Monday night, but you can't go wrong with Wetherspoons at the harbour!

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic night we had .the service in this restaurant was great bye Elle and the other waitress which I can not remember her name .the wine was great .the food well all I can say is they deserved that Michelin star it was fantastic. Every thing I had was lovley and the three people with me agreed.well done...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a fabulous three night stay from 13 September through to 16 September. We booked about a month earlier and unfortunately the room we had hoped to book was unavailable and in fact there was only one room left. We needn't have worried though, the room was on the top floor with a view over Fore Street down to...

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

First class accommodation, extremely well presented and exceptionally clean. We stayed in room 5, which is the large superior room, the views from both the bedroom and the en-suite are superb. The cooked breakfast was well cooked and delicious. Paul and Carol are perfect hosts and Paul's knowledge of the surrounding area is very helpful on planning days out.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Olive Branch

Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Price Range: $133 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Olive Branch 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Go for the large superior.”
garyo385, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the harbour”
58jos1957, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 5 and it is superb”
H687NBbrianp, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 at top floor has a view of the harbour.”
stabreim, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 was fantastic”
Daviesgd, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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