Berrynarbor, ILFRACOMBE, EX34 9SR

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All reviews (26)

65% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Jon T

  • June 2014

Has great potential but staff need help!

When we arrived we were really excited the location and view were second to none, we thought we had a bargain.

However this soon changed when we entered our room. Floor looked discusting and needed a good Hoover and the bathroom bin, was full with ladies sanitary ware. Not the most welcoming. We also paid extra for a junior suite however the room looked very similar to a normal rooms on offer. The restaurant again looked amazing and excellent sea views. However we were told to sit on a certain table every day, away from the views, for 4 days even tho the restaurant was at most 25% full with many tables with views not used. 'When we asked to move to another table we weren't allowed' Some staff were very friendly and helpful however some were the opposite and ruined what could have been an amazing trip.

  • Robert B

  • June 2014

The most delightful experience

Sandy Cove Hotel was the most delightful experience we've had for a long, long time.

The grounds were well-maintained, and the Reception staff were most helpful. Our room had a truly stunning sea view, and was spotlessly clean and very modern, with tasteful furniture. The Bathroom was also clean and modern. The Restaurant was spacious and, again, very tastefully furnished. The food was sublime, with a varied choice. One word........Excellent.

  • Jon Blake

  • June 2014

An overnight break for the whole family

We had a lovely welcome and marvelled at the great view.

We were celebrating the end of exams for one family member and the relaxing swimming pool was first on the agenda. We looked forward to using the facilities. The relaxation room was disappointing however with no relaxing music or aromas one of the rooms had no purpose and was a bit smelly and not used. The heated seats were ok but lack of a relaxing atmosphere made them a bit pointless too. The sauna was ok, but not the best. The best bit for us was the pool and loungers, because we had blue sky and souring temperatures we could enjoy the area almost to ourselves, and enjoy the view while the children played in the pool which was lovely and warm. The jacuzzi wasn't hot and used just pool water, and the bubbles not very invigorating, however it made a change. The position of the hotel is superb for the coast path to Combe Martin and we had a great walk there in the evening. The bedroom was fine and suited our needs with the extra room joined on for the children, and the bed was comfortable. Unfortunately my husband and I were woken up by a child and two men talking outside the room window, we thought they sounded like employees as our room looked out at the back of the hotel near the back door of the kitchen but we can't be sure. It was another blue sky day and the early start made us go for another swim before a very tasty breakfast and enjoyed the view again from the window table.

  • Mary P

  • April 2014

Housekeeping issues

It was a stop off on route to Cornwall, so just one night but with a number of housekeeping issues to deal with on top of two over excited toddlers it was not a great night stay.

The staff were excellent at helping us with the two children and provided them with an early tea giving us the opportunity to get them into bed. On a negative front a family room really needs the options of blackout blinds a working phone and the decking outside the room was broken in several places.

  • D JELF

  • April 2014

We felt really looked after, especially our last breakfast morning when our table was moved to the window for a perfect sea view.

Also really helpful towels were provided for the pool, made life a lot easier with 2 boys using the pool. Fantastic stay, feel very relaxed!

  • Yvonne D

  • March 2014

The place to stay for total relaxation and the best views ever.

I would stay again but it has some way to go to live up to the photos off the hotel.