The Barnstaple

Braunton RoadEX31 1LEBarnstapleUnited Kingdom
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About The Barnstaple

Situated conveniently adjacent to central Barnstaple, the stunning Barnstaple Hotel offers the finest of hospitality experiences.  A luxurious respite from the bustle, this locale is perfect for leisure, wedding or business travel.

Rooms vary in size at The BarnstapleHotel, from singles to double and family-sized units.  Amenities include the standard items as well as luxury extras such as chocolates, flowers, champagne, bathrobes and Devonshire tea cream for a fee.

Hotel features comprise a heated pool and fully-equipped leisure facilities, free Wi-Fi and parking, and spacious venues for weddings/conferences/holiday parties with optional catering.

Dine on-site for full menu fare at the Brasserie Restaurant, Heanton Bar, poolside Aqua Bar, and Sunday Carvery.  Private dining options are available as well.

Don't miss nearby attractions of The Queen's Theatre, Pannier Market, Barnstaple Heritage Centre and the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, all within less than fifteen minutes' drive of the hotel.


Braunton Road, EX31 1LE, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1271) 376221 | Fax: +44 (1271) 324101 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good Locale, Spacious Rooms.

Clean and tidy, the rooms are lovely (although things may seem a bit close when the fold-out beds are open.)  Location is an easy walk to central town attractions and there is plenty of parking.  Quiet rooms are usually available for stays booked during large events.  The property is undergoing gradual refurbishment of a very decent standard.

Excellent Staff.

Friendly, polite and cheerful for every interaction, these staff are top of the line!  Don't hesitate to call on them if there is anything you need. They are welcoming and thoughtful from arrival to departure.  

Delicious Food.

The quality and presentation of the food here is superb in all venues, and meals from the breakfast buffet through evening dessert are mouth-watering.  Locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.  Excellent value for the buck.

Negative Reviews

Not Like The Pictures.

Some felt their reality did not match the internet version.  Hot rooms without air conditioning or fans and plumbing in need of maintenance have been noted, as well as worn mattresses and missing favourite amenities such as mini fridges, safes and mini bars.   Small towels, double rooms often have two twin beds pushed together, and hard pillows. The site's original motel setting has been revitalized with some additional elements, but to some it still feels like a motel.  

Poor Shower Pressure.

Don't count on an invigorating morning shower here.

Get To Breakfast Early.

Head down to the buffet as early as possible to avoid disappointing leftover room temperature items.

Rating Overview

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8.2 out of 10 based on 334 reviews