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Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

Hotel Summary

  • Situated on the seafront of this hugely popular Victorian seaside resort
  • Overlooking the picturesque Runnymede gardens
  • Short walk from the 10th century harbour
  • Spacious and comfortable entertainment suite
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4 out of 5 stars ( from 22 customers )

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About Dilkhusa Grand Hotel

Ilfracombe is a restful resort with an ancient harbour, flower decked promenade and narrow streets lined with shops and cafes. Ilfracombe holidays in the summer see this quiet resort burst into life with pleasure craft sailing into the harbour. One of the most popular hotels in Ilfracombe, the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the town centre and harbour. Just over the road you can find the colourful Runnymede Gardens and the new Landmark entertainment centre with its theatre, cinema and Winter Gardens. Our Ilfracombe hotel’s décor offers a sense of traditional elegance amongst the hotel’s smart public rooms, which include the entertainment room, where dancing is always popular, spacious restaurant and bar which is perfect to rest in after a fun-filled day spent sightseeing.

This hotel only has a limited amount of parking spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. A limited amount of on street parking is sometimes available opposite the hotel. There is also a public car park, a short distance away, charges apply.

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel
Wilder Road
EX34 9AH

Tel: 01271 863505

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Room Type Details

Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel Standard Plus Room

Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

  • Flat screen Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Hair dryer and telephone
  • The above image represents a typical standard plus room

Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Shaving point
  • The above image represents a typical standard room

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Ilfracombe:

Places To Visit

  • Lundy Island
  • Lynmouth
  • Barnstaple
  • Arlington Court
  • Clovelly
  • Watermouth Castle
  • Exmoor National Park
  • Dunster
  • Rosemoor Garden
  • Exmoor Steam Railway

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Sheila Tyson


10 August 2014

Excellent Situated Hotel

We have just come back from a 7 day holiday in Ilfracombe and have had a lovely time. The driver, Andy, was very knowledgeable and helpful. We went on all the trips and thoroughly enjoyed them even though we were scared stiff going down the cobbles at Clovelly. The staff at the Dilkhusa are all very friendly and helpful especially Imma our waitress and Joe the Entertainments Manager. Thank you very much Joe, you are fantastic!

A Crawford


15 June 2014

Very good holiday

Very good holiday the hotel staff were kind and very friendly brilliant entertainment bar staff very friend. Food very good our driver Andy was very good he told us lots.

Rita Arnold

Chatham, Kent

24 May 2014

Good, but...

The Shearings organisation could not be faulted. Their drivers are great and the hotel staff were kind and friendly. Food was excellent and the up-graded room that we had was very comfortable and clean. The only fault we could find with the hotel was the antiquated lift which for anyone with claustrophobia was a nightmare. The bus journey back was awful (11 and half hours) but that was crossing London at rush hour. Our first coach holiday and last unfortunately. UK roads to blame.



30 March 2014

Very Good Hotel

Value for money we have just come back from a 5 day break we went with friends and had a lovely time hotel very clean and food was very good and plenty we had a room which had been refurbished the only downside was no light above dressing table and the mirror outside bathroom it was dark we had drinks vouchers four every day while we were there Andrew or Andy our driver was very good he told us lots about the places we went to had a great holiday would go back later.

Ted and Margaret


30 December 2013

Back amongst friends

Just spent our second Christmas here following numerous previous visits. Always made very welcome. Food very good and plenty of it including varied menu. Staff always very polite and ready to help. Special thanks to manager Pedro, Matt, Zoe, Julie, Pat Wickings, Garry, Jon and Jackie P. ( Sorry, unable to mention you all ) Wonderful location for sight seeing and good value for money. HAVE ALREADY BOOKED FOR CHRISTMAS 2014. Many thanks to all staff... See you again in the New Year.



8 November 2013

Room clean, but too hot. Food ok, made a change for the foreign staff to understand my Devonshire accent! Don’t agree to the £5 a day hotel parking charge, as it was a party weekend we were given 4 free drinks each to use on Saturday night, we feel the offer of free drinks would be better if the total of drinks were for the duration of the whole stay instead of encouraging binge drinking, good value for money. And they have decorated since our last stay

Peter Hancock

Ferndown, Hampshire

19 October 2013

Value for money

Room clean and warm, but could do with a light above the dressing table, had to move bed lamp each evening for my wife to do hair, etc. We thought the entertainment was brilliant every night and the bar staff very friendly and helpful. Our waiter needs to go to the school of etiquette as he didn't know how to serve at table, bringing courses too fast so we were rushed and hadn't finished one course before he wanted to put the next one on the table. The combinations of the main meal was strange.

Wendy Mepham


10 October 2013

Well Looked After

A group of us have just stayed at the hotel for my son’s wedding. The staff could have not been more accommodating to our unusual needs. Storage of flowers and people arriving and departing at different times. We were all made very welcome. The building was very "tired" but clean. Good value for money.

Joan Rutledge


14 May 2013

Value for money

The hotel was old and interesting, Bedroom clean with change of towels each day. Free drinks are a great bonus, staff where all lovely and friendly. They had all the good food, but it wasn't cooked well, potatoes burned, veg hard and dry and watery soup. Breakfast was good, full English, but fruit juices where watery. The dining room was cold. The entertainment was good and the coach was very comfortable. The trip to Atlantic Shopping Village was a waste of time, 2 full hours at an Asda complex.

Anne Taylor

St Helens

5 April 2013

First time in Shearings Hotel

Good points - room very clean and warm, staff were lovely and very hard working, entertainment was excellent, good value for money (especially all inclusive option). Food was ok but tinned veg a letdown, meat portions were very small we had roast loin of pork one night 2 slices on our plate as thin as bacon rashers!! (Tasty though). Finally only 1 lift in the hotel, holding a max of 4 people and it did break down for a couple of hours one day. But on the whole good value for money.



15 February 2013

Freezing Room

Have just returned after 5 days stay. The rooms badly need updating but are very clean. Have never been so cold in a hotel room. I asked for extra heat but was told none available was given 2 blankets .lots of other guests complaining. The upside is the staff are fantastic especially Zoe in the dining room and the bar staff ,entertainment was great food good choice well cooked ,would go back but only in the summer!

Sharron Thomas


6 February 2013

Enjoyable and relaxing

Having read some earlier reports we were unsure what to expect but like most holidays we have done with Shearings, the food and accommodation were once again excellent. Staff were helpful and couldn’t make you any happier and those that did have a problem had it resolved instantly. Entertainment excellent. Only comment is the Manager was not seen until the last day which was unusual for a Shearings Hotel but we will return in summer hopefully.

Terry Duvall


3 January 2013

New Year Break

Stayed for first time with Shearings , have to say my wife and I both enjoyed our stay , the hotel was very clean our room was spot on and very clean and very well looked after by the cleaners for the 3 days we where there , the food was very good and there was plenty of it , and the waiting on staff where very good and very helpful, the bar staff and entertainment was excellent, we will be returning and would recommend the hotel to our friends , the coach driver Nigel was very helpfully.



3 November 2012


Had no problems with the room at all clean and food hot and basic enjoyable, entertainment was good but most important the staff where friendly and welcomed you. Would go back again

Lean Welling


30 July 2012

Cant wait to visit again

Have to disagree with some guests remarks about cleanliness. My en-suite single room was spotless as was the whole hotel that I saw. All staff very friendly and hard-working. Food was very satisfactory. Look forward to once again visiting this excellent hotel.

Leon Welling


22 July 2012

Great Stay

Despite being unwell first class management and staff couldn't do enough to look after me, very many thanks. Good quality en suite single room. Decent restaurant over-looking pleasant park. Good access at the rear of the hotel. Bus stops immediately outside in both directions. Hotel just a short walk from town centre with bus station offering services to most of the north coast including very pleasant ride to Lynmouth. Only went for 4 days, not long enough - 7 next time. Excellent entertainment.



7 May 2012

Rog and Sandra

Hotel in need of upgrade .room not clean enough for hotel rating. Food was poor most evenings. The staff in every department were very good Jon in charge of entertainment was very good as were the acts every night.

Mr Roberts


15 April 2012

Friendly Hotel

Hotel in need of a major upgrade, rooms small therefore poor storage space and lack of shelves, it must be said that the staff are first class and will do anything they can to help, food also very good. Entertainment first class as was the staff in charge of the entertainment.

Jackie Waters


1 November 2011

Who could ask for more?

If you thought good old fashioned customer service had bit the dust then you could no better than visit The Happy House of Dilkhusa Grand to restore your faith -This hotel must surely be the flagship for Shearings as it exceeds all expectations of customer service. Pleasant and friendly and welcoming to all. To say the staff go the extra mile would be an understatement! If Shearings do customer service awards then I hope every one of the staff there get one every year because they deserve it! Top*

Mary & John Richardson

Isle of Sheppey, Kent

19 October 2011

Will return

Was Fantastic and would certainly go again.

Cherie Foster

Crawley West Sussex

23 March 2011

Well run friendly hotel - good break away

We have just returned from a 5 day break with Shearings, and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was just such a shame that my husband was unwell or it would have been just perfect. Karen on Reception could not have been more helpful or obliging when I asked if there was a walk in NHS place, she got us a doctor’s appointment within the hour and phoned for a cab for us. The next day when I told her my husband was having to stay in bed she offered to have food sent up to him, he didn't eat that day but the offer was very much appreciated. The entertainment was very good especially on the Wednesday night. The food was very nice plenty of it and the service was quick and efficient. If I was to have to find a fault I would just say the bathroom was a bit small and there was not much room to put anything. Apart from that we would certainly go again. Also must just say what a lovely friendly place Illfracombe is, I bet it is perfect in the summer months. So thanks and well done to all the friendly staff at the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel.

Mrs Mcardle


12 September 2010

Will Return

This hotel is old and can do with an upgrade in furniture, but the main thing it was clean and my single room was spacious with a separate shower room to the toilet. The entertainment was 1st class and the host, Mike, is the best I have seen in any of the Shearing’s hotels. He was always on the go and gives you all the info you need. Excellent entertainer, good singer and good jokes, never stopped working. I give him 10 out of 10. Also, the bar staff are friendly.

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