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Reviewed 3 June 2018

My husband and i have just returned from a short break at the Clarkes Hotel and we will definitely be returning.
The owner, Thomas, checked us in and showed us to our room which was on the third floor. [This might be worth bearing in mind if you have difficulty with mobility,maybe request room on a lower floor.]
The room was at the front of the building with a lovely view of the sea. It was quite large with a big bed, tea and coffee making facilities with a teapot [which made a nice touch] and really lovely fluffy towels in the bathroom. It was a really comfortable room and Thomas made us feel really welcome.
We ate in the Dining Room each evening and the food was delicious with a choice wide enough to cater for all tastes. The main meals were described as hearty or smaller appetite and believe me the portions were hearty and I couldn't finish my meal on the second night . Not for want of trying though it was delicious !!
The hotel is on the main road through Rampside[ which isn't particularly busy] and I did think we might be disturbed by traffic during the evening but we both had a really peaceful night's sleep as it is really quiet in the evening.
All the Staff without exception were really friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable.
Thank you all and we will definitely be back !!!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thomas T, Owner at The Clarke's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this loverly review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Decided to make the short detour into Rampside to finally have something to eat having passed the hotel a few times in the past. Didn’t know what to expect, but food was amazing not only did it look good, it tasted every bit as good as the food served in a fine dining restaurant. Will definitely be back for food in the not to distant future.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely hotel very accommodating and great for families. We was made to feel very welcome by all the staff. Excellent service and food was amazing. Will certainly be returning to this gem of a hotel.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Thomas T, Owner at The Clarke's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review the Hotel. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the hotel and that you will be returning.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Seven of us went for lunch last Saturday. First of all the lady serving (Alison?) was fantastic (10 stars). Tending the bar, taking food orders at the bar and at tables inside and out and waitressing! And all the time chatting and smiling. She needs a whopping bonus. The food was nice and tasty and the "light" portion more than big enough. Not a complaint from any of us. Thank you.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Thomas T, Owner at The Clarke's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We are very pleased you enjoy your time at the Clarkes, thanks for taking the time to write the review , hope we see you again

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I asked if the hotel catered for gluten-free people, and the hotel called me before we went there to ask if it was one, or both of us. They said it wasn't a problem and they would inform the chef.
When we got there we were welcomed by a very friendly lady who checked us in very quickly. The room was overlooking the place where you would expect to see the sea (more on this in a moment) and was roomy, with a large bed and everything you'd need, including a 70's-style trouser press. The bathroom was clean and the shower was decent.
We went downstairs and had a drink, the atmosphere was welcoming. There are some good walks to be had (but be careful if you take photos of the beautifully-painted row of cottages by the lifeboat station, one lady there is very territorial about being caught on camera).
We had an evening meal and they were well presented and delicious. I'd seen reviews about the food and they did not disappoint.
You know that first-night-in-a-hotel experience of noise, unknown bed, not sleeping? Well, nothing. We both slept pretty well. It was quiet, the bed, although firm, was comfortable and there were spare pillows.
Next morning we went down for breakfast. There was one other couple just finishing off theirs. The night chap took our order and apologised that chef wasn't in yet! He made a start on our breakfast. My wife was given some gluten-free bread and she remarked it was the best she had ever had. The hotel gave her the rest of the loaf on our departure. When the chef arrived shortly after, the night chap complained about how manic it was...
Our second night passed as peacefully as the first. Next morning, we went down again for breakfast. The night chap this time was the cleaner. He had laid out the tables beautifully, there was more on them in the way of cutlery and butter/jam than the day before. He said nobody had turned up yet and took our order. He asked how I wanted my eggs, I said poached, and he said "good, i can do poached eggs". And boy, did he. If he was the full time chef they'd be packed constantly, and probably making a loss. See pic of breakfast. He brought out our breakfasts and they were great. He took the order for another couple who also asked for poached eggs. A few minutes later he came out and said "I've just put more eggs on for you as I didn' tlike how they looked when they came out". It's these little things that saty with you.
Anyhoo, the sea. It's a funny thing. The land is very flat and you really don't see the sea much. They tell us the tide comes in twice daily, and we didn't see it. Let me know if you do.
All in all, this was one of the best hotel experiences we have had in recent years. Yes, it's a little dated in the decor, yes, it's a little Fawlty Towers (except Manuel was there more often), but yes, it's clean, quiet, friendly and has good service and food.

Room Tip: There is no lift that I saw. The hotel is on 3 floors, so if you get the top floor you are that much further away from any noise.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thomas T, Owner at The Clarke's Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write this very helpful review. We are pleased you enjoy your time at the Hotel and look forward to your return.

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