11 September 2017 We thought Swallows Eaves was a lovely hotel and the beds were so comfortable. My wife gave the shower 10 out of 10 – you have no idea how hard it is to get a 10 out of her! Thank you also for the excellent[…]
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3 September 2017 I asked them for specific things as I was travelling with my mum who has Parkinson’s. They were only too happy to oblige and reassure me that they could make everything work
14 Aug 2017 On arrival the hotel is in a great setting and location. We had a warm welcome and were given all information we required for our stay. We stayed in a super king room, perfect size room large ensuite, the bed was unbelievably comfortable! The[…]
6 Aug 2017 We stayed for two nights: we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the excellent freshly made full English breakfast also including yogurt, fruits and cereals. The rooms are a good size and prepared and cleaned with care. The hotel is in a perfect spot with Lyme,[…]
10 Jul 2017 We stayed for one night to celebrate part of a two night anniversary break. We wished we had stayed a week. Spotlessly clean, a great welcoming team from reception through restaurant team and even to the housekeeper and a terrific dinner[…]
20 June 2017 The bed was by far the best I’ve slept in, my husband and I have travelled extensively. Food was homemade and tasty, breakfast was equally delicious. Although no air con, Dorothy supplied a fan upon request which was more than adequate considering the temperature was[…]
12 June 2017 Lovely friendly staff.
23 May 2017 This stay was all we hoped and more. We booked one night at short notice and were not disappointed. Every detail was attended to and our room was a good size, very clean and comfortable. Concerns about noise as it was on the ground[…]
22 May 2017 Whenever we visit the area we have always stayed at Swallows Eaves. This is because it is consistently of a high standard. From the warm welcome, comfy and well thought about room requisites, to the excellent breakfasts. In simple terms, they know what guests will[…]
2 May 2017 Very good quality hotel, excellent breakfast and evening meal. Perfect location in Dorset for coast and countryside. Dorothy was the perfect host and very informative. We look forward to returning one day.
11 Apr 2017 Perfectly located to access a lovely walk from Colyford to Seaton with a visit to the local wetlands reserve on route. Just over 1.5 miles. Hotel providing excellent value on a Bed and Breakfast rate. First rate room with soft mattress, very clean and[…]
2 Apr 2017 We booked just one night at this little gem of a hotel. It was so good that we tried to keep our room for another night. Unfortunately, it was already booked so we will look forward to returning soon. Our classic King[…]
1 Mar 2017 We had four days of utter bliss here – beautiful quiet rooms and luxurious beds – lots of attention to detail – superb breakfasts. Dorothy and her staff couldn’t have been more welcoming – and always found time to give us useful advice on local[…]
28 Jan 2017 What a fantastic experience. Dorothy went out of her way to help and make our visit really very comfortable. Being a new crutch and wheelchair user after major surgery it is so heartening to find a hotel which accommodates my new needs and takes[…]
2 Dec 2016 We recently enjoyed a lovely short break at Swallows Eaves. A warm welcome awaited us along with an extremely comfortable room and delicious food. Nothing was too much trouble so thank you Dorothy for such a relaxing break.
21 Sep 2016 First time we have stayed in this part of Devon and we couldn’t have picked a better place. Great location, lovely village and the hotel was superb. Very comfortable room with great facilities. Breakfast was a treat, cooked to order and very tasty! We[…]
5 September 2016 This is one of the most charming and comfortable hotels that we have used in England, very clean with relaxed colour scheme. Dorothy and her team offer superb service with a warm welcome. The breakfast was lovely with good choices.
16 August 2016 Total building very updated and tidy. The breakfast was lovely with food being cooked to order. Nice lounge to rest in with restaurant. A lovely stay.
23 July 2016 The above says it all. Brill.
16 June 2016 Beautiful bedrooms planned out very thoughtfully. We wanted for nothing. Sockets where you needed them, mirrors in exactly the right place, even a hot water bottle if we needed it. Lovely choice of breakfast and nothing was too much trouble for them. We needed[…]
14 June 2016 Excellent staff very helpful, efficient and friendly. The place had a lovely cosy feel about it and was spotlessly clean. Would go back in a heartbeat.
26 May 2016 Beds were so comfortable and the room a comfortable size with two comfy chairs. Dorothy and her team could not be bettered. Breakfast cooked to your specifications and perfectly! Truly personal service.
17 May 2016 Superb bed, immaculately clean and a cracking breakfast!
3 March 2016 Dorothy the proprietor gave us a very warm welcome and made sure that all our needs were met during our stay. Breakfasts had a wide choice from cereals, fresh fruit etc to full English cooked. We took dinner in the restaurant one evening, and[…]
14 February 2016 The beds were really comfortable and everything was superb
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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
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.[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
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 immensely. You have a lovely hotel and excellent staff who have obviously been well trained. John Email:5th August
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[…]
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
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[…]
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
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
Reeds Restaurant review Superb food and an excellent ambience. Staff very polite and efficent and we had a very enjoyable evening. 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
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]