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"Shelley's Hotel, named after the 19th century poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who honeymooned there in 1812... thoroughly renovated, Shelley's opened its doors in August 2000" Woman & Home Magazine

"Named after the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley who is said to have stayed here, this hotel offers spacious rooms with good views. The river glides by on one side and you can explore the steep gorge behind the hotel. Breakfasts are generous and tasty" DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

"A remarkable little hotel of grace and charm. In the centre  of the village the hotel, opening onto views of Lynmouth Bay, has been  tastefully restored and individually decorated, some of it's handsomely furnished bedrooms with their own private conservatory and balcony. Big windows make the rooms bright when the sun is shining,and the staff are most helpful & welcoming" Frommers

"Historic house with friendly atmosphere. In 1812 writer Percy Bysshe Shelley spent his honeymoon here" Marco Polo

"You might opt for the posh Shelley's Hotel, ight next to the Glen Lyn Gorge where you can sleep in the room supposed to have been occupied by the poet, he apparently left without paying his bill"
Boston.Com ~ The Boston Globe

"Shelley's Hotel, which insists that "Shelley slept here." It also claims the resident ghost of the poet's teenage wife, Harriet, who occasionally wanders through the renovated love-nest" Laterlife.Com

"Very comfortable and has rooms that have some amazing views" Footprint England Handbook

"Stay where 19C English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley honeymooned..." Sheridan's Great Britain & Ireland

"Friendly hotel neatly decorated  in pastel shades with period furniture.  Picturesque spot in the heart of the  town...     ...commanding a fine view of the sea"
The Best of Britain: Devon


"A more upmarket option is the smart Shelley's right next to Glen Lyn Gorge where you can sleep in the room supposed to have been occupied by the poet" Rough Guides

"No.1 in Lynmouth - Popularity index. Unbiased reviews of hotels, resorts and vacations"

"Tasteful, stylish, no hint of pretension. Perfect place to chill out" The Good Hotel Guide


"Cottage du XVIIIe siècle situé dans le centre avec vue sur la baie. Ravissant et typiquement rétro, si ce n’était la présence de téléviseur et de téléphone dans les chambres!" Petit Fute

"In dem charmanten, freundlichen Haus hat schon der Dichter Shelley über-nachtet. Mitten im Zentrum gelegen, ist das privat geführte Hotel komplett neu gestaltet: Fast alle Zimmer haben einen Balkon mit Blick aufs Meer"
Dumont Richtig Reisen

"More spacious and newly refurbished" Daily Telegraph

"It was a delight...    ...the hotel was tastefully decorated and the furniture and the paintings add to the ambience" Exmoor Magazine

"Nearby Glen Lyn Gorge...   ...venue that claims to be where the poet honeymooned in 1812" Time Out

"Opt for a sea view at the romantic Shelley’s Hotel in Lynmouth. Supposedly, it’s where the poet spent his honeymoon with his 16-year-old bride, Harriet"
The London Paper

"The Bottom Line ~ This centrally located and elegantly appointed hotel is named after the eponymous poet who honeymooned here in 1812" About.Com Travel Guide

"Surrounded by picture book scenery...   ...the large hotel lounge has big comfy sofas to relax and curl up in"
Real Homes Magazine

"Percy Bysshe Shelley spent his honeymoon at Lynmouth  on the edge of Exmoor with his 16-year-old wife Harriet,  later scurrilously abandoned in favour of Mary Godwin. Woodbine Cottage, where they stayed, is now Shelley's Hotel" The Independent


"The rooms are rather special..." The Observer