The Carlton Hotel

North Devon’s Hidden Gem

The Brasserie

Fresh Food Locally Sourced

Delightful Coastal Hotel.

A first class welcome to

Ilfracombe, North Devon

The Carlton welcomes customers to our spacious coastal hotel. Let us help you plan your UK break this year.

Book direct for the best price.

Great Location

The Carlton Hotel sits within one of the most picturesque coastal towns in North Devon. Discovered by the Victorians, it has been a favourite destination with visitors ever since, never losing its small-town charm.

Surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful beaches and Exmoor National Park, Ilfracombe enjoys the best that countryside and coast have to offer. Modern rooms, soft beds, great facilities and fresh food served at the in-house Brasserie.

Far away from it all and yet easily accessible by road and rail. We have a super discrete EV charge point, available to all our hotel guests.

Best Price Guarantee

When you book directly with us, you will always get the best price. You’ll also receive other benefits, deals and offers – like these:

Dinner inclusive. Pre-book dinner as part of your room rate, you’ll get an additional 20% to spend on food.

Free upgrade. You will always be upgraded to a better room if we have this available – free of charge.

On the house. We will offer you a welcome drink, handmade coffee or drink from the bar during your stay for booking direct.

If you are part of a group, we can offer a greater discount.

Free Wi-Fi

All hotel and Brasserie guests enjoy our superfast broadband free of charge, making using the internet, for leisure or work, a breeze.

We offer a great work environment. You can have your own space to focus while enjoying the services, sampling our scrumptious homemade cakes and fresh roasted coffee, and even indulging in our great value lunch and dinner menu, with a range of local beverages from the The Brasserie.

Select one of our individual and modern rooms with en-suites. Each has a restful environment with soft greys, whites & natural finishes. Dogs are also welcome at The Carlton!

Guest rooms

Conference rooms

Restaurants & Bars

Make the most of our sumptuous rooms and suites

Rest and relaxation (with the option to pick up the odd email of course!) is the reason to take a hotel break. The Carlton is a charmingly spacious converted Victorian hotel, updated for 21st century convenience. Beds made for comfort, bathrooms built to languish, room features provided to make your stay as pleasurable as it can be. The Carlton has the room for you.

*Rate is per room, based on typical occupancy, and is the published Winter rate



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Great hotel with excellent service! Would like to say “thank you” to the whole team for making us feel comfortable and safe during our stay. The hotel was spotless – as everything above and beyond with cleanliness and safety, which made me feel extra safe during COVID-19. The room was very modern and clean. The food was excellent, and the staff were all very friendly. The location is really close to the seafront. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel!

Nayan Patel

Tripadvisor Review

Staying here for a week. Food is fantastic. So good we opted for half board after first night. The team create delicious food and a good selection of menu options. Recently renovated. Comfy beds and modern bathrooms. Spotless, and well thought through. On arrival Michael was very welcoming. Feel safe and comfortable. Customer service is up there with the best. Experienced owners who get and know the hospitality industry. Cannot fault it. 10/10 and highly recommend a visit to stay, eat or both!

Michelle Griffiths

Facebook Review

Rolling offers and exclusive deals!

We have regular offers, with discounts on food, drink, leisure, treatments, rooms and breaks.

See our latest deals below.

Book Direct

When you book directly with us, you will always get the best price and the best deals. You’ll also receive other benefits and seasonal offers throughout the year.

Cream Tea Offer

Stay for more than 3 nights during the autumn and spring, we'll serve a traditional Devon cream, on the house, if your booking was made direct.

Welcome Drink

We will offer you a welcome drink, such as our barista coffee, pot of tea or something from the bar to enjoy during your stay with us.

Location and approach

The Carlton Hotel is just 1 hour from the M5, and 30 minutes from Barnstaple Railway Station (we can advise on onward travel from here). Our hotel is an excellent base for discovering the Atlantic Coast, Exmoor National Park, Braunton Burrows and AONB beauty spots. From coast to moor, from track to path, from sky to sea, from tourist to natural attractions North Devon destinations are within easy reach of The Carlton Hotel.

The Carlton Hotel

The Carlton Hotel, Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Tel: 01271 862446

Arrival by car

Arrival by car

From the M5, junction 27. Follow signs for A361 to Barnstaple.

Stay on A361 to Barnstaple. Approaching town follow signs for Ilfracombe, via the town bypass.

Continue to follow A361

At Mullacott Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A361

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Church Rd/A361

Turn left onto Wilder Rd

Turn left onto Bath Pl

Turn right onto Runnacleave Rd

Destination will be on the left

Arrive: The Carlton Hotel, Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 8AR

Arrival by train

Arrival by train

Direct train from London Paddington, Bristol, Midlands and other points.

To Tiverton Parkway or Exeter St Davids, changing for Barnstaple.

From Tiverton Parkway, car hire or taxi. Call us for assistance.

From Barnstaple, car hire or taxi or bus. Service 21 to Ilfracombe. Frequent departures from outside the rail station. Leave bus at Jubilee Gardens stop in Ilfracombe, just a short walk from the hotel.

Arrive: The Carlton Hotel, Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Arrival by boat

Arrival by boat

Vessels can berth or moor up in Ilfracombe Harbour. Contact the Harbour Master for fees and further information.

Telephone: 07775 532606

Ilfracombe Harbour Office
The Pier
EX34 9EQ

Calling Channel for contact from sea is: VHF 16 with working Channels 12 and 14

Arrival by airplane

Arrival by airplane

Nearest airport is Exeter (64 miles), with more frequent flights to Bristol (95 miles).

From either airport it is possible to connect with rail or long distance coach services to bring you closer to Ilfracombe. Call us for further assistance.