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The Carlton a top rated hotel in Ilfracombe, North Devon for good reason. Our spacious Victorian building has 40 guest rooms, exquisitely restyled and equipped to provide first class accommodation and all the conveniences needed for a relaxing stay. 

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Stay In A Top Rated Hotel In Ilfracombe

A stay at The Carlton mixes the grandeur of a bygone era with all the comfort and styling to fulfil present day expectations.  Open year round, the hotel provides guests with rooms that are serviced to a four-star standard. Spacious dining, lounges, event spaces and leisure facilities (including gym and spa treatment rooms complement the high standard of the Carlton’s hotel rooms.

All rooms are finished to a high specification with high speed WiFi and flat screen TVs and ensuite bathrooms designed to be luxuriant as well as practical. Little extras that add to our guests stay include welcome trays and the attention of our wonderful friendly team of staff, for whom nothing is too much to ask for.

Rooms are contemporary and restful with cool white, soft greys and natural finishes. Most benefit from underfloor heating which makes for a cosy bathroom experience. Whether showering or indulging in a bubble-filled bath, our fully tiled finishes ensure efficiency of cleaning and even higher standards of hygiene.

In the current Covid-19 pandemic we are following government guidance. That means we have made sensible changes to ensure you stay safe in North Devon. For example, reduced occupancy, removal of paper materials and some decorative throws in your rooms. Tea and coffee making facilities are available on request, to ensure absolute cleanliness. And we’ve introduced single use toiletries for the time being. Read more

The Devon air, whether rolling across the hills or breezing in from the sea, has reputation as a tonic for relaxation and rejuvenation. Carlton visitors often remark on the quality of their night’s sleep, for which sumptuous beds with crisp cotton bedding must also take some credit for.

Flexibility for 2021

Your booking is truly flexible (without any penalty charges) when booked direct with The Carlton. Alterations, cancellations and changes to your booking may be made as close as 48 hours to your arrival time. Please note a group booking (of more than four rooms or eight guests) may be subject to different terms and conditions*.



Room rates start at just £45 per person per night in low season and vary according to the time of year that you stay with us and the room type.

Our standard tariff is inclusive of:

  • En-suite bath or shower
  • A choice of fully cooked English and Continental style breakfast options.
  • VAT at the prevailing rate on booking

All are based on nightly room use. Remember to call us direct to book and ensure that you are getting the very best deal and price for those special rates that offer little extras as part of the deal, like a drink on arrival or extended check out options. Book direct here or call us on 01271 862446 today.


For the sole occupancy of Double, Twin or Queen bedded room, add a £20 per night supplement to the per person rate. An additional sofa bed can be supplied into King sized bedrooms at a rate of £10 per night (breakfast included) and just £27.50 per night (dinner & breakfast included) for any guest aged 13 years and older. Children up to the age of 12 years inclusive have a reduced rate of £8 and £20 respectively per night.

Infants stay for free. We can provide a baby cot at £5 per night. Dogs can stay with their owners at a rate of £8 per animal per night.

Summer Break In North Devon

Summer Staycation Offer

A get away from it all this Summer and get great discounts on meals and complementary drinks.

When you book direct (1) with us and stay two nights or more you’ll receive a complimentary drink in our bar. You can choose from our house wines, craft and local beers or soft drink. Then if you eat dinner with us on any night you’ll also receive a 10% discount on your meal. Two great reasons to celebrate this summer at The Carlton. Please quote code DIRECT10 on booking or enquiry. Subject to availability and T&C’s. Book direct here or call us on 01271 862446 or email us on

  • Flexible booking – cancel up to two days out
  • Newly refurbished room with fully tiled hygienic bathroom
  • Fully cooked, individually plated English breakfast and Continental choices
  • Purpose made facilities for groups such as private spaces and gun room
  • A safe environment to stay – with Covid-19 best practices – all in place
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