Out of all the hotels in Ilfracombe, The Dilkhusa Grand has one of the most interesting histories. Originally a private house, ‘Dilkhusa’ means ‘House of the Happy Heart’ in Hindustani and was named by a Raj when he bought the building as a gift for his wife. To this day, our Ilfracombe hotel has pride of place on the Victorian seafront, just a stone’s throw from the harbour and overlooking one of North Devon’s most popular seaside resorts. This historic hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront and overlooks the Runnymede Gardens where you’ll find the Landmark Theatre and Ilfracombe Museum.
Offering 98 comfortable bedrooms for singles, couples and families, with all the sought-after amenities to make your stay as relaxing as possible, including a private bathroom, flatscreen TV and free internet access.
The well-appointed hotel restaurant provides daily breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Guests are also welcome to visit the lounge and enjoy drinks at the bar. With a spacious entertainment suite, we warmly welcome guests to sit back and enjoy the program of regular live entertainment.
Ilfracombe is a picturesque seaside favourite sitting amongst the rugged coastline of North Devon with nearby towering cliff tops and Damien Hirst’s Verity statue contrasting with the quaint pastel houses along the seafront. Ilfracombe really has something for everyone with stunning beaches, local restaurants and shops as well as a thriving art gallery scene. Located on the South West Coast Path, this is the perfect destination for a rambling holiday through Devon and Cornwall.
The lovely Wildersmouth Beach, Tunnels Beach and Ilfracombe Beach are within walking distance of our hotel. If you are feeling energetic, stride up Capstone Hill – the site of Ilfracombe Observatory – and enjoy spectacular views over the North Devon coast and the bay. If the sea beckons you, there are many different options for excursions from Ilfracombe Harbour, along Exmoor’s coastline and out into the Bristol Channel towards Lundy Island. Learn more in our local guide.