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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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Top Rated Family Friendly Hotel In Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe’s top-rated hotel is delighted to welcome families to North Devon. 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 full-size single 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.
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.
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Attractions geared towards the family like our own Aquarium, quirky Museum, boat trips, fishing experiences and larger pleasure parks like Watermouth Castle and The Milky Way.
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.
For All the Family
Back at the hotel we offer early dining and have a Kids Restaurant Menu, as well as all our Brasserie menu. The hotel has superfast broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi 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.
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 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.
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Summer Staycation Offer
Book direct and stay this summer for just £150* per night. * min 3 night stay, breakfast and room included, must be booked before 31 March 2021. Cancellation, canges and amends may be made up to 2 days before arrival.
All Rooms Offer
Brand new beds & quality linen
Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.
Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards.
Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors.
Double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.
Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, and hospitality tray.
We have adapted rooms and ensuites with options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent.
Enjoy free superfast broadband where ever you are in the hotel for work or for pleasure.
Fresh & Airy rooms
Enjoy fresh, airy and spacious contemporary rooms, for the perfect ambience.
Rooms & Suites
Most rooms are accessible, step free and orientated front or rear facing. Your room layout and design is very unique and individual as you would expect in a Victorian era building.
We have adapted rooms with a wet room, grab rails and space for wheeled access, as well as the option to have a carer stay in room or adjacent. (2) Two rooms are accessed by a flight of stairs. All other rooms have flat/lift access.
Our Single rooms have been fully refurbished in a contemporary style and have a 3-foot single bed. Black out curtains and bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea & coffee making facilities. All have ensuite shower rooms with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels. Brand new windows and casements will assist in good nights’ sleep.
Double/ Twin Room
Our twin or double classic rooms are accessible step-free (1) and are orientated front or rear-facing. Your room layout and design is very unique and individual as you would expect in a Victorian-era building. Each room includes:
- Brand new beds & quality linen Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains
- Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards
- Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors
- New glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting
- Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, and hospitality tray.
A larger 5” Respa matrimonial bed in a fully refurbished contemporary room. Black out curtains, bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea & coffee making facilities. All have ensuite shower rooms with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels. Décor is stylish greys with natural wood finishes.
These are very large rooms, fully refurbished contemporary bedrooms with a 6” king sized bed. Dining table, desk with bedside phone & lighting control, individual art and flat screen television. Also equipped with a personal bar, personal safe, iron & board, fan and tea/coffee making facilities. Most have ensuite shower rooms and one with shower over bath and all with exclusive Ebony toiletries and fluffy towels.
Triple/ Quad Room
The triple is a large room, fully refurbished with a queen-sized matrimonial bed and 3-foot single bed, great for smaller families or individuals wishing to share. The quad is two rooms that have wider access to bath room and bathroom with a 3’6” matrimonial bed, plus 3” single bed and sofa bed, ideal for guests who have mobility issues, larger families and those that want additional space. Both rooms are fully refurbished in a contemporary style, black out curtains and bedside phone & lighting control with flat screen television. The ensuite has a shower over bath with fluffy towels and exclusive Ebony toiletries.
This room has been fully refurbished in a contemporary style and has a grand 6” Respa king bed with sofa bed, local individual art and dining area. Black out curtains, bedside phone & lighting controls with flat screen television, personal bar, safe, iron & board, fan and tea/coffee making facilities. This bathroom benefits from a walk- in shower big enough for two and a shower over bath, under tile heating with fluffy towels and exclusive Ebony toiletries. Front facing with bay windows.