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Marine Court Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
wales
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“a warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

We stayed at the Marine Court for two nights and were given a warm welcome by the lovely couple Russ and Karen. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is spotlessly clean throughout and is obviously well looked after. Our room ( no. 5) was a delight ,airy and modern and nicely decorated. The huge bed was extremely comfortable. There was ample storage space,a clean,well maintained bathroom lovely fluffy towels( the shower was a little disappointing ,but not a problem),a well stocked hospitality tray( although some decaf coffee would have been appreciated) and a lovely view from the window. The breakfast was delicious offering fresh fruit salad and a good choice of cereal,excellent cooked options which included scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. All in all this has to be one of the best breakfasts we've had in a guest house/ B&B. The dining room was spacious and light and the service by Karen was excellent. The position of the hotel was great ,just a few minutes easy walking from the harbour,but nowhere is far away,there are plenty of good places to eat .We tried the Ilfracombe Tandoori and were not disappointed. We also went into Barnstaple to Jalapenos mexican, again, very good. Another plus point was that the hotel has parking spaces just around the corner so no problem with finding somewhere to park .I must say that Marine Court is one of the nicest places we've stayed for a short break and I would definately reccomend it.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Excellent location, lovely guest house. We had a brilliant room with superb sea views, and were able to park the car just next to the guest house. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful and our hosts Russ and Karen couldn't do enough for us. A breath of fresh air, made a great change to see such fab customer service in action.

The harbour at Ilfracombe was only a 5 minute walk away and our hosts gave us some great advice on things to do and places to go.

Would definitly recommend and we will be staying there again......I hope:-)

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

We stayed at the Marine Court Hotel for 5 nights in August. We were in the two bedroomed family room at the front of the hotel which was a great size for the 3 of us. The hotel was very clean and smartly decorated throughout with lots of nice homely touches. We even had a view of the sea from the window in my son's room.
The room was quiet with great facilities such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and bottled water. I particularly liked the very large fluffy bath sheets provided.
Another nice touch was the collection of games and novels on the landing that you could borrow during your stay.
Breakfast was excellent and was efficiently served in the very nicley decorated dining room. It filled us up for the day. Location was perfect and was just over a 5 minute stroll down to the harbour.
The owners were very friendly and helpful with useful tips on places to visit and things to do.
There was a small car park at the back which we were able to use.
The only small downside I can think of was that the shower was not ever so powerful but this really is a very minor point.
We would certainly stay here again and will probably do so next year. My son was very reluctant to leave as he enjoyed his stay so much.
Overall everything including value for money was excellent and we would fully recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank A K L
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Kent, UK
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198 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

The owners are nice and friendly, the bed was comfy and the breakfast was great, really tasty, one of the better ones I've had. Even though its on the main road and I had a front room it was quiet enough for me to oversleep and miss my morning run. Everything is clean.
Room 1 has a small bathroom. The sink is a hand basin like you have in a toilet and the bathroom so narrow that you can't bend down to rinse your face.
I'd stay again and would recommend, but ask for a room with a bigger bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

The service we received at Marine Court was friendly and efficient. We had a double room at the back of the property which proved quiet and had a great view towards the sea. The room was clean and pleasant with some nice touches. (bottled water etc). Breakfast was very nice. Good free parking and only a five minute downhill walk to the picturesque Old Harbour. Excellent selection of bars and restuarants within easy walking distance. (Recommend Terrace Tapas and Giovanni Italian restaurants. Also a good pub opposite serving food.)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Monsters_Ink_UK
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Additional Information about Marine Court Hotel

Property: Marine Court Hotel
Address: Hillsborough Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Ilfracombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ilfracombe
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ilfracombe
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,987 - ₹ 7,099
Hotel Class:4 star — Marine Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MARINE COURT a Four Star GOLD AA Accredited Guest Accommodation and Ranked No 1 by Trip Advisor is situated in a quiet, pleasant position within 5 minutes walking distance of the picturesque harbour. It offers a friendly informal atmosphere, but also offers very high standards. It is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and for exploring the stunning coast and wonderful beaches that North Devon offers. ... more   less 
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