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"Enjoy this lovely resort and hotel the economical way!…"
The rooms/suites at this hotel are very expensive - justifiably, I'm sure - but if you're not minted, the self-catering apartments are a great way to enjoy the place at a lower cost. We also liked the extra flexibility and space given by an apartment.
The apartments aren't fancy, and the pool area next to them next to them isn't particularly appealing, but then all the facilities of the hotel are a short walk away so who needs it?
Lovely outdoor pool (outside the hotel itself), access to a golden beach, mini-golf, gardens, playground, indoor pool, children's entertainment, billiards, table tennis. Sorted!
We only ate once at the posh restaurant Doyle's - it's not particularly kid-friendly - and preferred the informality of the Brasserie, but there are also plenty of places to eat in Woolacombe village; a small but reasonably-stocked Londis for self-catering; and the whole of lovely Devon at your disposal!Read moreLess
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"Just stayed here bank holiday weekend. Cost 520 quid for…"
Just stayed here bank holiday weekend. Cost 520 quid for two nights dinner, b&b for my husband myself and our baby. We are not averse to spending a lot on a hotel room- we spent similar on the old course, the ickworth and wooly grange and had a fabulous time at all of these. Woolacombe bay hotel is no where near the same league.
The room was dismal- cream woodchip wallpaper, cheap pine furniture that looked like it had been freecycled, crap venetian blinds that let in all the light and a cheap plasticy bathroom suite. The walls were paper thin and we were kept awake by a very charming but v loud little boy on the phone to his mum. for dinner it is specified that men wear a dress shirt and no trainers or jeans which is laughable for such a mediocre restaurant. The food looked fine but tasted of nothing at all. We had crab, skate, chicken risotto and goats cheese all of which was bland. I will say however that the puddings were lovely- the second night we bought fish and chips on the beach and just went to the restaurant for bread and butter pudding which was fab (but by the look of the mains we had made the right choice). Baby listening not that helpful. Other places we have stayed monitor room constantly- this place checks it every 15 minutes but you can check it yourself if you want. And creche only open in the mornings and not on sundays. Recommend north devon for a family holiday but cannot recommend this hotel at all. Is truly dreadful value for money and you can get so much more bang for your buck elswhereRead moreLess
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"A lovely, family-friendly hotel. Reception staff weren't that friendly but…"
A lovely, family-friendly hotel. Reception staff weren't that friendly but other than that ALL the staff we met were lovely. We stayed in a self-catering apartment within the hotel: the Mews Suites. The accomodation was excellent, clean, modern and all the conveniences you need (washer/dryer, microwave, dvd player). The only downside was they weren't suitable for using the baby listening service (as advertised by the hotel) as they were accessible from the street.
The kids clubs were great: the children really enjoyed them but they are only for and hour and a half, so get them booked up, places go quickly! Evening entertainers were great for children. The indoor swimming pool was lovely, we didn't get to use the outdoor one as the British weather prevailed (!). The beach was a hop and a skip from the hotel and you'd struggle to find a better British beach - huge, clean, well manned with life guards... absolutely fantastic. All in all, a great place to holiday as a family.Read moreLess