North Devon hotel is ranked in TripAdvisor’s global top ten

The Old Rectory Hotel at Martinhoe

The Old Rectory Hotel at Martinhoe - Credit: Archant

The Old Rectory at Martinhoe and Varley House in Ilfracombe have done well in this year’s Travellers’ Choice Awards

Huw Rees and Sam Prosser at The Old Rectory Hotel. Picture: Matt Fryer Photography

Huw Rees and Sam Prosser at The Old Rectory Hotel. Picture: Matt Fryer Photography - Credit: Archant

A North Devon hotel is celebrating after being ranked seventh in the world and among the best in the UK by TripAdvisor.

The Old Rectory Hotel at Martinhoe was also named second in the UK in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards small hotel category.

Meanwhile, Varley House in Ilfracombe has hit the awards for the first time, ranked 14th in the UK in the bargain hotel category.

North Devon has scored well this year, with Woolacombe Beach named best in the UK and 13th in the world, while Saunton Beach came in at 17th in the UK.

Helen and Rod Chatfield at Varley House in Ilfracombe

Helen and Rod Chatfield at Varley House in Ilfracombe - Credit: Archant


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The awards take into account the quality and quantity of review comments placed on TripAdvisor.

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The Old Rectory, owned by Huw Rees and Sam Prosser, has now achieved high rankings for six years in a row and Huw said they were delighted.

“It’s a massive reflection on our team, who are all local people,” he said.

Varley House in Ilfracombe

Varley House in Ilfracombe - Credit: Archant

“It keeps our profile high, which is good news for the business and for tourism in the area.”

Varley House at Chambercombe is owned by Rod and Helen Chatfield. Rod said they were surprised but pleased at the news: “I am quite chuffed to get something like that,” he said.

“Our motto is ‘treat people as you would expect to be treated’, so we are very pleased to be among the top 25 in the country.”

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