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“Didn't want to leave!”
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The Bath Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Certificate of Excellence
England
1 review
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“Didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 31 August 2008

Decided on Lynmouth for a short 5 night holiday - my first one travelling alone. I totally fell in love with Lynmouth and Exmoor - Bath Hotel made my stay so perfect I decided to stay on for an extra 2 nights!
I had a room on the third floor, and although there were no lifts, the building was built in such a way that the stairs to the room were in different parts so it didn't seem like the third floor at all. Except that the views were amazing - overlooking the river, harbour and sea - what more could you wish for? I went to sleep and woke up listening to the river. It's so peaceful here and so easy to relax. The staff were all helpful and gave me advice on what to see and where to go on walks. There is a sun lounge with sofas where you can have a quiet afternoon to read a book, or use a board game or two that they supply. There's a quiet bar area near reception, and also a larger bar at the end of the hotel with a pool table, darts board and large Sky TV screen.
The food at the Bath Hotel is good - a wide variety including local fish, specials and also lighter options including burgers and chips etc. I ate the first night at the hotel but found that the food just lacked a bit of love. The menu wasn't changed very frequently either. It was very easy to find places to eat elsewhere though - across the river at the Rock House (wonderful seafood there), the Rising Sun (you must visit this friendly bar and sit on the wall outside with your drink and watch the sea! But also the restaurant is top class with food to die for! If you want a touch of class, definitely try there! Booking essential!) or even the little 'Fish on the Harbour' restaurant that closes at 7pm for some local fish dishes.
Outside the hotel you can walk up the quaint little shopping streets and stop for cream teas, cake or browse paintings by the local artists and find some holiday gifts. The location of the hotel couldn't be better if you want to relax and unwind and enjoy the countryside. It's also perfect for walks - guides and maps for which you can get from reception or in many of the local shops. If you are into photography you won't want to leave the hotel without your camera as there are stunning views everywhere! There are several horse riding stables within a few miles' radius that will take you across the moors and cater for every riding ability (or non-ability!) and almost any age. I rode at Cloud Farm, also called Doone Valley Trekking, which is near Oare - only 15-20 minutes away.
The beach at Lynmouth is stoney, but there are parts where the stones are almost as fine as sand and when the tide's in, you can paddle quite painlessly! There are also some boulders around the edge - great to perch on to read Lorna Doone in the sunshine! Would recommend the Cliff Railway to Lynton, walking to Watersmeet, or along the Coast Path, or North Walk, or up Hollerday Hill.
The only issue, which turned out to be very minor, was parking. But as Bath Hotel is one of the few with its own car parks, usually this wasn't a problem. Even if you can't get in the car parks (try after breakfast when people are leaving), you can park on the side of the road from 4PM to midday. I loitered until I found a space close to the hotel - they often free up quite quickly. There are also two pay and display car parks a short walk away.
Other than that there are only very minor aspects to the hotel that could do with improving - but my no means anything that will spoil your holiday. E.g. I would have liked a proper shower over the bath rather than an attachment for the taps as it leaked a bit - but as another reviewer said, having baths was a nice change and helped me relax.
The prices for the hotel are very reasonable. They often do discounts for 5 or 7 nights, and shorter breaks. I would recommend calling the hotel directly to speak to them.

  • Liked — Good value, quality hotel with excellent location. Ideal base for a relaxing holiday.
  • Disliked — Having to leave!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 June 2008

Stayed here for a long weekend to help celebrate my husbands birthday and we had a super time. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The staff laid a lovely birthday table for our evening meal on our arrival on the friday ,complete with streamers and party poppers!! and were very attentive.The food was lovely ,and there was something to suit everybody including choice for vegetarians.
The rooms were adequate and our family room for myself my husband and youngest daughter was huge thus giving us plenty of space for all our bits and bobs and daughters toys. The view of the harbour was lovely though you did have to strain your neck a bit to see it. The only thing that we missed was a shower in the bathroom , but to be honest it was rather a nice change to have baths instead of showers and helped to make us more relaxed . our older children and their partners were all pleased with their rooms, and thought the hotel had loads of character. Bit of a haul with the bags to our rooms but good exercise really!
We only discovered Lynmouth about 5 years ago but have fallen in love with it and it is so lovely not to have to battle with crowds as its so peaceful here. We went on a boat trip around the bays and also tried our hand at horseriding which was great fun and only a few minutes away in the car. Watersmeet is another beauty spot in lynmouth, we spent a fabulous day walking by the water and through the woods. The railway up to lynton is also fun especially on a clear day when the views are spectacular. At the end of a busy day it was great to come back to a friendly hotel where nothing was too much trouble. A good hotel doesnt need to be ultra modern or top notch to be good , just needs to have that secret ingredient that the Bath hotel certainly has.I think if you are happy people you will be happy at the Bath hotel !

  • Liked — proximity to sea
  • Disliked — no shower in room
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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churchdown
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Reviewed 29 April 2008

We stayed for a long weekend, our room was under the roof with very nice harbour view, a bit small but cosy.
the hotel staff was very friendley and helpfull.
the food in the hotel was very good and freshley cooked at all times.

We will go back there as we found it in a good location for easy access to the costal walks

  • Liked — the harbour view
  • Disliked — steps leading to the room
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2008

spent a lovely day in lynmouth and didnt want to go home, so booked ourselves into the Bath Hotel. Warm and cosy hotel, beautiful rooms and very friendly staff, nothing was a problem. We really couldnt have asked for more. a lovely meal and a drink by the open fire, and a great nights sleep what more do you need to say

Stayed April 2008
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Reviewed 21 September 2007

We stayed at the Bath hotel on arrival in Lynmouth and chose it because of its convenient location and it has a small car park next to the hotel, parking in Lynmouth is difficult if it is busy with day trippers.

The room was very gloomy and the bathroom tiny, their brochure states they are carrying out a program of improvements including putting showers in all rooms!! I would of thought this is a minimum requirement these days.

Very dated decor throughout the hotel and breakfast was average.

Overpriced.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — bathroom
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bath Hotel

Property: The Bath Hotel
Address: Harbourside | Lynmouth Street, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,012 - ₹ 10,394
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bath Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bath hotel in Lynmouth offers spectacular sea views, excellent service and a warm welcome. With 20 en-suite rooms available for bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast. We also have a selection of dog friendly rooms at the hotel. The Ancient Mariner bar serves food and drink all day from 10AM. With a children's menu available, free WiFi and it is dog friendly. The Aubrey Cocktail bar offers delicious speciality cocktails from 6PM every day to residents and non-residents. The Galley family room is open to residents and non-residents, serving local and seasonal food all day, dog friendly and great for families or big groups. ... more   less 
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The Bath Hotel Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park

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