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Family Breaks

Children are welcome throughout the hotel, together with their grown-ups! We’ve a number of family rooms, special kids menus and fast Wi-Fi to keep all ages entertained.

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Family Breaks in Ilfracombe

The Carlton offers the perfect base for a seaside family break, including new family rooms, an EV charging point, a choice of dining spaces, kids menus and everything you could possibly need for a fully serviced, hassle-free break.

Ilfracombe is the traditional seaside town with charming character. Offering endless bucket and spade opportunities, lush sandy beaches, crabbing in the rockpools, Hockings icecream, fresh fish and chips, family and dog-friendly eateries, sea safari’s, aquarium, theatre, and the off-road Tarka Trail for walking and cycling.

Family-Friendly Hotel

Staying at The Carlton means you can take advantage of our ideal location, quality modern bedrooms and great facilities. Rooms come complete with flat-screen TV, great WiFi connectivity and tiled bathrooms, some include adapted wet rooms. Family rooms are located to the rear of the property. We have family rooms that sleep up to four people, in a usual configuration of 1 double matrimonial bed and 2 full-size single beds or bunk beds. However, we also have extra beds and cots available (for a modest additional cost) to accommodate larger family groups and our wonderful team will be happy to address any particular needs you may have if they can.

Great Location

Ilfracombe is a great value base to situate yourselves, and ideal location for you to explore a little further afield! North Devon is full of stunning beauty spots, coastal walks, outstanding beaches and more that are waiting to be explored. It goes without saying that a big draw of the Adventure Coast is messing about on the water and The Carlton has many award-winning beaches on the doorstep at nearby Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. From Ilfracombe’s harbour, and nearby beaches, you can launch into activities that include kayaking, surfing and coasteering.

Ilfracombe For Families

Right on The Carlton’s doorstep, Ilfracombe provides the ideal family friendly environment, with much to see and do within a short walking distance, from secret coves to the quirky museum and crazy golf. Do the kids love animals? Why not visit a local farm, enjoy sheepdog displays, pony and horse riding or experience falconry displays. You can choose to hire a Segway or go quad biking or simply hire a bike to discover the Tarka Trail. Foodie highlights for all the family include a choice of traditional fish and chip shops on the quay, Devon ice cream and the art of chocolate making at Ilfracombe’s Chocolate Emporium.

Enjoy a family break from just £189pn. Call us direct on 01271 862446 or email to arrange your stay and book.

For All the Family

We offer early dining and have a Kids Restaurant Menu, as well as all our Brasserie menu. The hotel has superfast broadband connectivity and WiFi throughout. There’s plenty of space in our ground floor lounges and even a gym and treatment room if you need to prepare or unwind after your day out. A freshly cooked breakfast is included in our rates, plus cereals, juices, yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Plan Your Visit

We can pre-book you visits and experiences. For real coastal immersion, we work with Coastal Adventures and can offer discounted bookings with these guys. Let us know how we can help. Find out more at Visit Ilfracombe.

Your Safety

Please find out what we are doing to keep you safe on our Staying Safe page.


When you book direct your stay is truly flexible, without any penalty charges, at The Carlton. Modify, alter, cancel and change your booking up to two days out or as close as 48 hours prior to your arrival time. Please note, a group booking, which is made up of more than than four rooms or eight guests, is subject to different terms and conditions.


Wonderful hotel

Our family stayed at The Carlton for a weekend break. We went to a wedding at Tunnel Beaches and chose this hotel as it was very close to it. Tunnel Beaches is literally a 2 minute walk away. The hotel is excellent in every way. It is very well run by Michael and his team, it’s clean and modern. The food in the restaurant is really good, we ate breakfast lunch and dinner here, all the food was excellent. Thank you Michael and your lovely team, keep up the good work.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

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