My partner booked this hotel for Valentines night, and he thought the Rising Sun being the most expensive one, it would also be the most special one.
It is very unfortunate I have to mark it as one star, for mistakes that they could avoid and sustain a good reputation.
The room was far too small, in fact the smallest room we stayed in. The room number 16, would may be get away being a single room, but hiring it as a double is just Wrong. Looking at other reviews now, it seems to me the other rooms have their own problems.
Yes! we did see the warning on their site: "some of the sea view rooms are smaller", but it failed to mention that it is ridiculously small. It should say, "The size of our double room wouldn't even make a reasonable single, but you pay for staying in an old cottage".
One side of the double bed was so close to the wall that I had to squeeze through. We had no space to unpack our bags, so we had to leave them on the floor, and jump over them to get into the bathroom.
The bathroom was just another problem. There was no shower curtain, and nothing to hold up the shower . There was a lot of noise and shake when you try to mix hot and cold water. Regardless of all that if you insist you will have your shower,
then the water temperature can change to make its point: you came to the wrong place. Luckily it was my arm felt the boiling hot water, not my face.
I have never wrote such a negative review before and I try to avoid, since everyone makes mistakes. But I found it very mean for Rising Sun to price their rooms so high, fit a double into a hardly single room. I would rate the room 1, but I enjoyed the breakfast, and liked the staff that would deserve the rating 4 if this reviews was just for them.
Since we were there for business too, we visited a few other hotels the next day. Their prices ranged from 50 to 100. 100 being what would have been a real treat, if we stayed there, oh I wish we did! May be next valentines :). And 60 for the best views from the riverside! It is not the price that matters to me at all.
I was just upset that we were too uncomfortable with the lack of space. Its not all bad though, since we didn't eat there we had the opportunity to go out and meet the lovely locals and enjoy the fantastic views (from outside:). I hope to go to Lyn Valley again, and of course stay somewhere else!
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- Rising Sun Lynmouth
- The Rising Sun Hotel Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park