Marine Court Hotel
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Excellent location for harbour end of town, parking good. Room was good size and clean, we found the rooms quite noisy at night though, could hear the guy in the next room snoring very loudly, that was through the walls and the cotton wool in my ears! Breakfast was excellent, and the owners very friendly and helpful."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of April 2009
Warm welcome, good location and good quality rooms
"This hotel has recently been redecorated so don't be put off by the reviews saying it was a bit shabby - as it certainly isn't anymore.
The room we had was a double ensuite, which had everything you'd expect. A good shower, TV, fairly comfortable bed. The sinks in the bathroom were very small and awkward though - but that's a minor thing.
Breakfast was excellent, and the service of the owners I really can't express. It was excellent, very warm and probably the friendliest I've ever met.
Thoroughly recommended, and would most definitely stay there again if I was visiting the area."
- Travel date: Thu 19th of February 2009
"Stayed 2 nights at the Marine Court in early October. Owners Andy and Helen were extremely friendly and we felt this was a very welcoming, comfortable place to stay. Our room had recently been refurbished and was of excellent standard with a great sea/park view. The bed and pillows were really comfy as well.
Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and served at a sensible time for a holiday destination. The hotel is also located just a short walk from the pubs and restaurants of the harbour and high street. Highly recommended."
- Travel date: Sun 5th of October 2008
Great Place to Stay - Extremely Friendly
"Marine Court is one of the best, if not the best, B&B that I've stayed in and received better service than many hotels visited either through work or holidays. The warm welcome from Helen and Andy makes you feel very at ease from the moment you arrive.
The room I was allocated had a lovely sea view, the usual tv and tea/coffee facilities but had the little extra touches like bottled water, flowers, hairdryer and general attention to detail. It was very clean and comfy which was the impression all through so you can see that a lot of pride is taken in their work.
I can fully recommend the freshly cooked breakfast cooked by Helen which included the best scrambled eggs accompanied by excellent service from Andy and Christina. There were also a good selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurts and juice available.
Marine Court is ideally situated in Ilfracombe with just a 5 minute walk down to the harbour and town or alternatively a walk up along the cliffs. It' s also a great base for visiting other places and attractions in the area. Ilfracombe has a variety of places to eat and you can finish of the evening with an night cap in the hotel's cosy bar.
Thank you to Helen and Andy for your generous hospitality which was extended to all their guests and nothing was too much trouble - the only thing they couldn't assist with was the weather!! I will be definitely be back for a return visit soon :-)
ps Poppy, their little dog, is adorable and very friendly with the guests, especially loved by the children who were there the weekend I visited."
- Travel date: Tue 19th of August 2008
Attention to detail
"A small hotel - where the friendly owners take great pride in offering excellent service. There is great attention given to detail - and some lovely touches such as bottled water and biscuits on the hospitality tray. Fresh flowers in the rooms and on the breakfast tables add to the welcoming atmosphere. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Thank you to the Golinskis."
- Travel date: Fri 8th of August 2008
"Disappointing. Don't think hotel justifies 4 stars. Ok I suppose if you have a pet that you cannot bear to be parted from, they are allowed into the bedrooms! Hotel owners are very nice and friendly, but rooms could do with a bit of TLC."
- Travel date: Fri 27th of June 2008
A special place- run by a great team
"Looking for somewhere to stay in Ilfracombe for a rip to Lundy I found the Marine Court on the local Tourist Information website. It looked to be a great location and a good price, so called the hotel and booked with the very friendly and pleasant Helen.
I had no major expectations, thinking I would find a small typical seaside boarding house, Boy was I mistaken. The Marine Court is SO much more than just another B&B.
On arrival the welcome was incredibly friendly and relaxing, like being invited into someones home, Helen & Andy (not forgetting Poppy, their dog) make you feel relaxed and the bar/lounge is like a second living room.
The rooms themselves are well appointed with very comfortable beds, tea & coffee facilities, TV, good quality showers in the bathroom and Helen leaves nice touches like a small Chocolate on the pillow. The sort of rooms that would not look out of place in a boutique hotel in New York, Singapore or Sydney are here in Ilfracombe.
Breakfast is a very relaxed meal which a wide choice of continental, full UK cooked and healthier options such as serials and yoghurt's. Better choice than I had recently in a business Hotel in Manchester and served with polite conversation and a smile from Helen & Andy.
In the evening they will provide evening meals if requested in advance, but with the range of food choice nearby in Ilfracombe you aren't short of other options- if you choose to leave their friendly company.
After sampling the sunset and harbourside pub(s) you can stroll back to the hotel for a nightcap at the Marine Courts bar before retiring to your nice comfy bed.
A great value hotel in a great location. Perfect for a week, a few days or a little breakaway from the ratrace.
Will definitely return-"
- Travel date: Sun 10th of February 2008
Nice place to stay
""No Vacancies" was the sign that greeted us at Marine Court ..... but luckily we had booked! I was suprised to find a guest house in North Devon so busy in what would be considered "off season", but our hosts looked as though they were used to it.
We stayed in a family suite consisting of a double room, a separate room for our 14 year old & en-suite facilities. Breakfast was excellent, cooked to order and served promptly (with as much extra tea & toast as we required!). The Hotel furnishings & decor might be considered a bit O,T.T, by some but we had no complaints regarding comfort & cleanliness.
The previous review mentions The Thatched Cottage (opposite the hotel) as a good place to eat ....... but now only on Friday & Saturdays so we missed out on that. Marine Court can provide an evening meal if booked before noon and there are many restaraunts in & beyond the harbour area 10 -15 mins stroll away.
Overall this is a nice place to stay and I recommend it."
- Travel date: Sun 28th of October 2007
A nice hotel, good value
"We stayed at the Marine Court for 2 nights while visiting friends in the town. The hotel is well presented and the owner \ staff friendly and good value. The breakfast was freshly cooked and very tasty. The hotel has its own (free) car park and is opposite a very good pub (The Old Thatch Inn) which serves good quality, value bar food. The hotel is at the top of the main hill into the harbour or 5 mins walk on the level to the main shoppiong street. The views are nice over the bay and hills."
- Travel date: Tue 18th of September 2007
amazing! super friendly
"I stayed here for one night while travelling through devon. The people who run this place were so so nice and very accomadating. Our room was very charming and had a great shower which is hard to find in England. Great location as well. Very close walk to the waterfront which is incredibly beautiful."
- Travel date: Mon 12th of June 2006