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Reviews - The Barnstaple Hotel

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Braunton Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1LE
The hotel's lounge area, with leather sofas and contemporary decor, is the perfect place to put your feet up, and serve equally well as an area to catch up with friends, family or colleagues.

You have the option of 2 excellent eating experiences at the Barnstaple Hotel. The varied restaurant menu makes use of local ingredients and the Sunday carvery is particularly popular among residents and guests alike. The stylish minimal interior design creates a modern feel and creates an ideal setting for you to enjoy a memorable meal in. And with our lively children's menu, you'll find we take great care of our younger guests too.

Alternatively, you can choose from a range of light bites and main meals in the bar and lounge areas. Complete with big screen TVs, you can take some time out to watch live sports events, or find a quiet corner and sip on a professionally mixed cocktail. Perfect.

But what makes the hotel really special is the fantastic on-site health and leisure club, with heated indoor and outdoor pools, a cutting edge gym and range of alternative therapies on offer. How Refreshing.
You'll find plenty of space to make your own here at The Barnstaple Hotel. Your room comes with everything you need for a restful night's sleep, including a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Your en suite bathroom is stylishly finished with modern fittings. Most rooms have views over the outdoor pool and garden area.

Perhaps more than anything else, it is the location that makes The Barnstaple Hotel so special. Set on the outskirts of England's oldest borough and on the coastal side of the town, the hotel is only a 5 to 10 minute walk from the centre of Barnstaple.

You are ideally placed to discover the delights of North Devon's golden coastline. The miles of beautiful beaches offer everything from water sports to beach combing. Barnstaple itself provides a wealth of things to do, including 10-pin bowling, go-karting and an excellent shopping centre.

All over North Devon, you will find amazing attractions such as the Milky Way Adventure Park and Exmoor Zoo. Or if you enjoy walking, the fantastic sights at Lynmouth, Lynton and The Valley of the Rocks are unmissable.

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Overall score Guest rating scores since January 2013 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 64 reviews
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87% recommended this accommodation to a friend 89% would stay again
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This is not a spa hotel!
The sauna is old, very, very drafty and kept tripping. No jacuzzi. Nice enough gym, small pool which gets packed.
The room was very clean and comfortable. Low water pressure on showers.
Staff were very polite but ultimately had no decision making powers. I was there for five days and it all stayed the same even though they were all saying how it really does need replacing (sauna stove).

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M Jefferies

From Hockley, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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The Barnstaple Hotel
An ok hotel with good facilities but not the best place to go when the weather is cold/bad. The rooms are laid out in a motel style with the room doors opening right onto an outdoor middle courtyard with a pool. Whilst I'm sure this feature is great on a hot summer's day, it most definitely isn't when it is windy and pouring down with rain (although the walkway is covered) and where one's primary concern is trying to keep warm. This applies to the room as well: had the radiators on full blast for the entire stay. The room itself was ok, although it could have been a lot cleaner: management were very quick to rectify any issues. As mentioned above, the main part of the hotel (restaurant, bar, lounge area, indoor pool and spa facilities) are pretty good. The food is quite good too for a 3* hotel. There is a bowling alley and amusement arcade right next to the hotel which is excellent if the weather is bad. On the whole, if you're looking for value for money it's not a bad place to stay, just not during the colder months.

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Jeremy I

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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Business trip
Very comfortable stay with excellent food. Bathroom in need of refurbishment and a little cold.

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Lynne C

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Travelling alone

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Weekend in Devon
Warm welcome,well appointed rooms, great location to access North Devon Coast

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Alex W

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Family

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We enjoyed the stay and would stay again.

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L Read

From Par, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Family with young children

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Family half term short break
Ideal for a short break. Within easy reach of beautiful beaches. We were very fortunate to have fine weather for our stay. Hotel staff friendly and food of a good standard. Pool facilities were great. Room very tight for four of us, but adequate.

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S ILES

From Solihull, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Family with teenage children

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excellent
The staff couldn't have done any more for us, they had brilliant customer service, brilliant food, highly recommend

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Victoria M

From bridgend, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

Couple

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excellent quality at cheap price
would recommend staying here

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Katie C

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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None enthusiastic reception and set the tone for rest of stay!
Arrived fairly late, reception staff had no enthusiasm and argued what we had booked with late rooms!! After showing her my email they relented and offered us another room as a live band was on, "great" I said, well if this was an upgrade then I shudder to think what our original room was like. Were do I start room looked ok when walked in turned light on and had a disco for 5 mins, managed to get to the loo and found no loo roll and toilet seat not fixed correctly !
Then in middle of night I think a herd of buffaloes went down corridor noise was bad at 2am !!
Finally when I thought nothing else could be wrong breakfast came and ups were dirty and beans and mushrooms on buffet were cold!
I much to say I doubt I will not be booking a night at the Barnstaple hotel anytime shortly !

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A Lewis

From Burton on Trent, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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An excellent hotel - very good value for money and a first class breakfast!

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Sue W

From Marlow, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Couple

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