My enquiry for a room was politely and efficiently handled. We found Laston House easily using CoPilot satnav. The on site parking is a bonus. We were welcomed, and enjoyed coffee in the Guest Lounge before being shown to our room, Room 2, which is by the front door.
The room was cold at 18.00 but the windows had been opened during the day for work to be done, however at 08.00 the next day the temperature in the room was only 17 degrees centigrade.
The windows are lovely and tall, I would have preferred corded curtain rails as the curtains could then be fully closed at night. Also there is light all around the entrance door as the hall is lit all night.
The hall has restored floor boards so one can hear people moving around, and other guests showed no respect for those in the rooms by the front door when coming in late at night.
The bathroom door in our room did not close properly.
The bathroom is also chilly with no apparent form of heating, but warms up quickly when the shower is used.
The bed linen and towels were clean and of a decent quality. The carpet was tired and wrinkled and not well fitted.
I was looking forward to my breakfast and the selection of juice, fresh fruit salad and cereal was fine. But my fried breakfast was dissappointing, the egg was "snotty" & tomatoes tasteless.
I know the owners have not been here for long and I wish them luck, they seem very enthusiastic and the place has great potential, but to rate it as "Excellent" now is somewhat misleading in my opinion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run, Grade 2 listed Regency property stood in 3 acres of woodland overlooking Hillsborough headland and the sea. We have 7 en-suite bedrooms, and a single bedroom with separate shower room, we also have a number of family/interlinking rooms. Open all year. Onsite parking. Easy access down to the harbour, just a 10 minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laston Hotel Ilfracombe
- Laston House Ilfracombe, Devon