Swallows Eaves Hotel

Guest Reviews

“Very high standards”

We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay with you at the end of last month. We found our accommodation more than satisfactory and the comfort of and provisioning within our room, to be of a very high standard. We had everything we could possibly want.   We enjoyed our breakfasts cooked by[…]

“Overnight stay”

My partner & I stayed here for one night to celebrate our wedding ceremony ahead of our honeymoon in November. Check in was easy and receptionist helpful and friendly. We got to our room which was hugely spacious and very clean, we had the superior king room (room 2). Bed[…]

“Excellent dining”

We had room 2, which is a lovely large room, with a bath & shower en-suite. Huge comfy bed & large t.v. Dorothy is very welcoming and friendly as are all the staff. The lounge & dining areas are beautiful & very restful. We had dinner on both evenings and[…]

“Wonderful break on our anniversary weekend!”

We stayed one night at Swallows Eaves on a short break away to celebrate our anniversary. Everything from the warm welcome when we arrived to the lovely comfortable and pretty room made our stay a very pleasant one. Its the little things that make the difference sometimes and I liked[…]

“Autumn Break”

We stayed for 3 nights. Swallows Eaves is comfortable with a modern décor. The rooms are of reasonable size and are spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathrooms have good quality fittings, good thick soft towels, and excellent showers. There is a pleasant lounge and bar together with Reed’s restaurant. The food[…]

“Can’t believe it’s 2*, it’s much better”

I nearly dismissed this hotel as it is listed as 2* which I don’t do but my husband persuaded me. We booked last minute (one day before) for one night and had immediate confirmation and options for booking in the restaurant. There is plenty of parking (always a bonus) and[…]

“Visiting family in the area.”

The hotel was spotlessly clean and very well maintained, the staff are very well trained and are extremely helpful. Our room (no.4) was adequate in size but not large, the bed was very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was fine. The breakfast I could not fault as was the service.[…]

“Our Wedding Anniversary weekend.”

We were very fortunate to have the downstairs room, not being able to manage stairs.The room was very comfortable and clean and the en-suite had a walk in shower, which again was very convenient for us. Dorothy the owner cooked a first class breakfast, to your own choice. The staff[…]

Fabulous Hotel with devine food in beautiful part of country

We stayed here in August – our first grown up short break without children and were highly delighted. The staff are very friendly, Dorothy the owner goes out of her way to help and offer advice and besides all that cooks an excellent breakfast to order . Our room was[…]

“Wedding Anniversary stay”

We found the Hotel spotless an excellent breakfast. Very comfortable bed lovely en-suite. Friendly staff, especially the waitress in the Reeds Restaurant she was fautless. Plenty of room for parking. We chose the Hotel at the last minute & couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Trip Advisor:September 2015

“Brother’s Golden Wedding weekend at Peek house in Rousden”

Very comfortable room and facilities. Ground floor was essential for my wife as no lift in hotel. Staff kind and helpful. Sorry we were out so much we were unable to sample your chef’s cuisine on the Friday and Saturday evenings. Had to leave on Monday to attend medical appointments.[…]

“Anniversary Dinner”

We ate at Reeds on Tuesday 28th July for an Anniversary Meal. FAB-u-lous!!! Their new chef is amazing. The food and presentation were second to none. Great value with a 3 course meal being £26! It shows that he has been Michelin trained. There was plenty of each course but[…]

“First class food”

Part of a hotel, this restaurant is bright, airy and comfortable. The food is first class and the service great. The owner came and introduced herself after the meal. We have lived nearby for 7 years and this is the first time we have been here, but not the last.[…]

“Amazing quality food”

As the food was so good on the first night, we stayed on our pre booked table and we ate there a second night also. Exceptional value for money. Trip Advisor:July 2015

We enjoyed our stay

We enjoyed our stay immensely. You have a lovely hotel and excellent staff who have obviously been well trained. John Email:5th August

“Excellent Value”

Our second stay at Swallows Eaves and certainly not our last. A clean well furnished room in a friendly hotel. The breakfast is certainly more than sufficient to fuel a day exploring the surrounding beautiful countryside and villages. The evening meal in the restaurant is to be recommended. All in[…]

“Excellent in every way.”

We stayed only one night, but would have been more than happy to stay longer. Couldn’t fault anything, lovely room, excellent bathroom, fast wifi, comfortable beds, superb evening meal prepared by Michelin-trained chef, good service and all with a personal touch. Would wholeheartedly recommend it. Trip Advisor: July 2015

“An excellent stay in perfect surroundings”

What a find! A country village location between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, quiet and restful, exactly as the photo portrays. We were greeted by Malcolm and shown to our bay-windowed room, elegantly furnished in restful decor, with a table and chairs in the bay. comfortable beds and an excellent en-suite[…]

“Idyllic East Devon Gem”

What a lovely experience it is to stay at this small hotel where the staff are excellent and the restaurant serves exceptional food all looked after by the owner Dorothy it is certainly a credit to her. Trip advisor: July 2015

“Immaculate and comfortable”

Dorothy gave us a very friendly welcome. We stayed in the superior king room. It was spotlessly clean and had a very comfortable bed. Delicious and very generous breakfast. The omelettes were perfect. Would definitely return. Trip Advisor: July 2015


Excellent really describes all aspects of this accommodation. It’s very ‘bright and airy’. Beds are really comfortable and the shower was really powerful. The food was superb and the location ideal. Dorothy and her Staff were really helpful and courteous. Trip Advisor:July 2015

“Excellent Small Hotel”

We thought highly of this hotel with its bright, airy, comfortable and clean bedroom and public rooms. The food was excellent and the staff pleasant and helpful. It is ideally situated for touring East Devon and West Dorset. If the restaurant was open on Sundays and Mondays it would rate[…]

“Beautiful hotel with outstanding customer service.”

My husband and I initially booked to stay somewhere else, however after arriving in Devon and after numerous issues we spontaneously booked in at Swallows Eaves. Upon arriving, Dorothy made us feel like family and welcomed us warmly. She gave us excellent advice on where to visit and what to[…]

“A Good Find”

We booked on the strength of previous reviews. Clean, warm and comfortable and the soft colour palette throughout was relaxing. Breakfast was very good; the staff friendly and efficient. After a long journey we appreciated having booked a table in the restaurant – the food was good. Dorothy, the proprietor,[…]

“A great place to stay!”

We booked all the rooms for family/friends to attend a nearby wedding. Everyone was very pleased with the hotel,the service,friendliness and overall standard – and it added to what was a wonderful weekend for us Trip Advisor:Stayed May 2015, travelled with friends


We booked this hotel at rather short notice because of its very good on-line reviews. The staff were friendly and welcoming when we arrived about 4 hours after making our booking. Our room on the first floor was quiet and immaculately prepared, also we found the bed very comfortable. We[…]

“Comfy relaxing break”

Booked this hotel as it had good reviews and looked inviting from the pictures on web site. We were not disappointed, the room was clean, well furnished and the king size bed extremely comfortable. Big bathroom with excellent shower and nice fluffy white towels. We also ate in Reeds the[…]

“Gem of a hotel”

This is the best small hotel we have ever stayed in. Everything was perfect including the evening meal which was of a high standard. It is conveniently positioned for visiting our family and we will be back. Trip Advisor:Dec 2014 with family

“Wonderful Break”

Delighted to have found this well appointed and welcoming hotel. Superb breakfast and good choices from the evening menu. Stayed three nights for our Autumn break and will look forward to return visit. Trip Advisor: Stayed Oct 2014

“Comfortable and Friendly”

We were looking for somewhere to stay in the area so that my mother could visit some old friends, and found the hotel by browsing on the internet. We shared Room 1, which was right by the reception on the Ground Floor, a light and airy room with twin beds[…]

“Lovely stay-will return”

Was impressed with website when searching for somewhere to stay near Lyme Regis and this lovely hotel didn’t disappoint. Very clean and extremely comfortable rooms. Very cheery and helpful staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel. Trip Advisor: October 2014


Fabulous room, clean, beautifully equipped, large and spacious. Tea and coffee making facilities with a choice of different teas! Even a bottle of spring water! Comfortable super-king bed! Large bathroom with everything supplied. The restaurant (Reeds) within the hotel, is superb. Had a fabulous meal (the chef is both an[…]

“Ideal for short Autumn break”

We had room 2 which was a lovely bright dual aspect room. Spotlessly clean with very comfortable king sized bed. Bathroom spotless & a shower my wife could use easily (unusual). Breakfast could not be faulted & the staff were very friendly & attentive. Trip adevisor; Stayed October 2014, travelled[…]

“Lovely hotel near Seaton”

My partner and I stayed one night in this excellent hotel but wished we had been able to stay longer. We received a very warm welcome. Bedroom spacious and clean. Superb breakfast. Would highly recommend. Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple Trip Advisor

“Indian Summer Holiday”

A late summer holiday planned with the hope of good weather and were we lucky, sunshine and blue sky every day. A fantastic week staying at this hotel, we could not fault anything, the room was extremely comfortable and large enough to accommodate a table and chairs in the window[…]

“good location”

We only stayed two nights but if our time had been extended, we would have definitely stayed longer. Our hostess was very hospitable and helpful. There was a very generous, assorted breakfast. The accommodation was very clean. Good location for our purpose. Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple Trip[…]

“Excellent hotel”

I stayed here with my husband and our 2 friends last weekend. We were walking in the area. we arrived in the moring to drop of our bags and leave our cars. Our rooms were already ready and we were able to check in early. We had king rooms with[…]

“great place to stay while visiting the Jurassic Coast”

We had a lovely room, the included breakfast was yummy, and the staff attentive. We had dinner at Reeds restaurant, which was excellent. The hotel is just 10 min outside of Lyme Regis and easy to find. We stayed three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Trip Advisor September 2014

“Autumn break for a disabled person”

Room 1, disabled friendly, with level floor access to dining room and lounge;- ideal. Car parking no problems, plenty of spaces. Location ideal for short journeys to coast. Malcolm, the temporary manager “did you proud”. Staff, a great team, all guest friendly. Immaculate. Trip Advisor September 2014

Delightful Hotel

My wife and I have just returned from a seven day stay at your delightful hotel. We found the standard throughout to be very high indeed. Our room, the excellent staff, combined wih the tempting menus from your talented chef made for a memorable holiday. Letter received 17th September 2014

“Good position for touring.”

My granddaughter and I spent a very enjoyable weekend at this hotel. We found everyone friendly, our room on the first floor well appointed with a comfy bed (no twins available) and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and our evening meal on the Saturday. Great position for visiting the Donkey[…]

“Great hotel near Lyme Regis”

Staying here for the second time we were not dissapointed. Immaculately presented, small hotel with a very friendly atmosphere and a great breakfast. It has a good restaurant, open to the public in the evening, if you need it. It is about 6 miles from Lyme and a similar distance[…]

“First stay at Swallow’s Eaves”

My wife and I were very pleased to find such a friendly and comfortable hotel. Our room on the second floor with a view across to the Axe estuary and a glimpse of the sea, was just what we wanted. The three breakfasts and the one evening dinner were excellent.[…]

“Wonderful Break”

My wide and I have just spent a wonderful few days staying at Swallow Eaves hotel. My wife is a semi-invalid and the accommodation we were given was of the highest standard to fit in with her requirements. The hotel could not be faulted on any level and I would[…]

“Return visit”

We returned to Swallow Eaves after staying there last year. This year we had the Master Super King room which was very spacious and comfortable and lovely bathroom. The breakfasts were just as good with plenty to choose from. We didn’t have an evening meal as we were out all[…]

“Summer Holiday”

Excellent stay at Swallow Eaves with very helpful and friendly staff. Very good breakfast and impressed by the evening menu. The food was delicious. Good location to Lyme Regis for walking the coastal pathways and we made use of the local transport. Trip Advisor

“A welcome stay”

Very good breakfasts in a nice restaurant and smart accommodation. We did not eat there in the evenings as we met up with our family who were camping nearby. Good location for Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Charmouth. Trip Advisor

“a lovely holiday”

We recently stayed at Swallows Eaves for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We ate at the hotel every night and were impressed by the menu offered. There was plenty of choice and portion sizes were generous, the food was always hot and expertly cooked and presented. Our room[…]

“A great find”

We were very impressed by our 4-night stay here. The hotel was smart, clean and tastefully furnished, but with character. The staff were all helpful and friendly and the food was to die for! After one of the fabulous cooked breakfasts we hardly needed to eat again until dinner! We[…]