Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Emails from Derek and Anne Flynn, Nick from Frankfurt, Emma and more...

Emails and Reviews sent online, 24th April 2013 

The staff were very friendly and and couldn't do more to assist us.The buffet breakfast was delicious and filled us up for the day. The bed was one of the comfiest beds I have ever slept in. Would definitely stay here again if visiting Southend. Emma Philpott, stayed 18-21st April 2013

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'Would like to say a BIG thank you to all the staff at Ilfracombe hotel. We stayed there this weekend and had a lovely time, room was gorgeous. food was outstanding, staff were so helpful and friendly. Would recommend you to anyone. We will definitely stay there again. Excellent.'' stayed on 19-21st April 2013 Derek and Anne Flynn'

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''Our Home from Home'' - Nick, Frankfurt, Germany, Trip
We returned to the Ilfracombe again after a break of 2 years and stayed in a self-catering apartment. (Roman style) As usual the service was very friendly and accommodating and the appt. was clean and spacious. There are TVs in all rooms now, so our daughter was delighted.
I can recommend this as a very reasonable option to families who prefer to cater themselves and want the privacy and space of their own apartment. The location is great and the staff too. This has become our home from home when visiting the UK.

Room Tip: Top floor apartment is the best if self-catering.

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''Hidden gem in Southend-on-Sea'' - staceyjade, Brighton, Trip
We've recently stayed at the Ifracombe House hotel for a weekend. We found their details on the Southend on Sea information website and for the price thought it was very reasonable for a bed and breakfast.
Now that we've been and stayed, we have to say its definitely value for money!! The staff were ever so friendly and couldn't do enough for us to make sure we were happy throughout our stay.
Set in a lovely area, a few minutes walk to the seafront and has a car park, bar and restaurant.
The breakfast was buffet style but had more than enough to chose from.
Our room was not very big but more than adequate.
Would definitely recommend this little gem to family and friends. Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple

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''Well run by family Team'' -MeMonster, Manchester, Trip
We have used it a couple of times now for family visits and it is comfortable, clean, with a good location close to the centre and has a small convenient car park. The fabric of the building and rooms are nothing special but everything works fine. What makes it is the service, dedication and attention to guests' needs by owner, Bertie and his family. I personally would trade the satellite subscription channels (available in bedrooms and in the excellent hotel bar) for a lower price -- I was amazed by how much Bertie told me he has to pay for these. We will certainly stay again. Stayed February 2013, travelled with family

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''Good Value'' -Sylrog99 Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom, Trip
Just stayed at this hotel for one night, & the proprietors couldn't have done more to make us feel at home. The room was spacious, clean & comfortable & their food was great. The prices of their food & drinks were very reasonable so we didn't feel at all "ripped off". We'd definitely stay again.

Room Tip: no.6 has a 4 poster bed!

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"Very Comfortable and would stay again"

Staff were very friendly, the room comfortable and clean, very convenient location. The fact that this Hotel did meals at a reasonable price was a bonus as I was travelling alone and didn't want to go out for a meal. Mrs Florence Ann Scullard
Cumbria, United Kingdom

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friendly staff, clean room in nice quiet area and a short walk to most attractions and train stations. Would recommend and stay again. David Richards
Shropshire, United Kingdom

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"very clean.cheerful staff &helpful"

Highly recommended.nice room.quiet environment. staff were very helpful and diligent. will use it again in future. Mr Chelfat
London, United Kingdom

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 2013 Guest Reviews

Barbara Popov, Bradbury (AU)
+ We had a great time the staff accommodation food and service was First Class!!!!

- There was nothing we did not like all was perfect!!

Colin Lynn, Norbury (GB)
+ "Close to town centre/hotel was clean & comfortable staff very friendly, 10 out of 10, definitely will be returning"
- Walking down to the prom can be a bit dicey if you are not too able bodied
Graham Bonner, Aylesbury (GB)
+ "Good value for money."
- Car park very limited but appears also to be space in the street.
Tony Grieve, Birmingham (GB)
+ "Wonderful Staff, Very Welcoming & Very Accomodating."
- Nothing
Roger Daley, Bishops Stortford (GB)
+ "A very friendly hotel, proprietors couldn't do enough for us. The food was very good so we didn't have to go & look for a restaurant. The drink & food prices were very reasonable. It was only 5/10 minutes walk along to the theatre, as this was our reason for staying it was really convenient as parking would have been difficult at the theatre. We would stay again"
- Nothing
William Wakeling
Colchester, United Kingdom, 15 April 2013

"Very comfortable with good accommodation"

We have stayed at this hotel four or five times and have always been well look after in clean and comfortable rooms. The room we were in on this visit had been newly decorated and carpeted.

Geoffrey Thompson
Stevenage, United Kingdom
11 April 2013

"Very enjoyable in every way"

Everything was very good. If we intend to visit the area again The Ilfracombe will be our first choice hotel.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Apartments Review

'Just returned from another stay in the Ilfracombe Hotel Apartments and we will definately be returning again.  As some others have said, some of the decor a little dated but who really cares when you've got a spacious and comfy appt, great location, good food and excellent customer service.  (Thank you girls for sorting out our little group's accommodation issues!)
We will be back!'
'Paula H & Friends'
Date of stay: Feb 9 2013

Hotel Guest Reviews

David Russell
Gaertringen, Germany
14 May 2012
Rated as 4 out of 5

"Pleasant and comfortable"

Clean and comfortable and good location for our needs.             

Brian Hall
Attleborough, United Kingdom
03 May 2012
Rated as 4 out of 5

"Overnight stay whilst visiting theatre"

Helpful and friendly staff. Good service. Lovely breakfast. All guest areas very nicely decorated.
Shame about the wet and windy weather. 


David Dinnie
Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom
23 April 2012
Rated as 4 out of 5

"Enjoyable despite the weather."

Our room was on the ground floor and had the additional bonus of a kitchen area with fridge and microwave. The buffet breakfast was very good, staff very pleasant and helpful. Accomodation was comfortable, in a quiet location but within walking distance of the local amenities. The hotel is within 10-15 minutes walking distance of Southend town centre and the train staions. The Cliffs Pavilion and sea front are only a few minutes walk.   


Patrick Proctor
London Select County, United Kingdom
21 April 2012
Rated as 5 out of 5

"excellent service and food-kids loved it all as us"

This is the second time we have stayed there with 2 young kids.
They love it all and find the owner and staff very helpful and friendly.
Our family room was excellent value for money.
Thanks to all.   


Amanda Payne
Hereford, United Kingdom
20 April 2012
Rated as 5 out of 5


always clean and tidy. The shower in bedroom was a bit poor .The breakfast was lovely all freshly cooked and my grand daughter loved it. will go again this will be 4th time me or my family have used it .