The Harbour Lights

26 Broad Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BL, United Kingdom
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A Room With A View!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 9, 2014

The aptly-named Harbour Lights is the second best located hotel in the area, beaten only by the Royal Britannia across the road. The characterful four-storey Victorian building, with its ground floor restaurant, occupies an ideal corner position with most of the upper rooms boasting sea and/or harbour views.

As a family-run business I found it very welcoming. The public areas are tastefully decorated with a suitably marine theme and my spacious single room clean, comfortable and equally tasteful. I was particularly impressed by having a bath and the Radox was a nice touch, especially since I'd been travelling for the previous two days.

I don't normally have dinner in hotel restaurants but I couldn't resist the temptation of the fish pie on the menu and the freebie starter for hotel guests eating early made it irresistible. So dinner was thoroughly enjoyed (write-up under restaurants) and breakfast the following morning was well worth getting up for - and the timing perfect for catching the Oldenburg.

The only moan is that the advertised Wi-Fi just didn't happen, which I didn't discover until I'd gotten back late-ish from the pub.

Apart from that 10 out of 10 all round.

Directions: On the corner facing the harbour access, leading to Verity and the Oldenburg's berth.

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Amenities at The Harbour Lights

  • Restaurant
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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