The Bay - Lyme Regis

Marine Parade 1, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom, DT7 3JQshow map
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Overview

The Bay is a 3-star property set in the south area of Lyme Regis within meters of Hogchester. The hotel offers a traditional accommodation in a French-style building, opened in 1929. The Bay comprises of 11 rooms.

Located 2.1 km from Uplyme Church, this hotel is just also a 50-minute drive from Sand. A magnificent beach can be found just minutes away from the property.

The hotel offers easy access to the golden beach in Lyme Regis.

The Bay can be reached in a 40-minute drive from Exeter airport.

Rooms

All contemporary rooms have a microwave, a kitchen and a sitting area, and overlook the river. The property also features sweeping views of Jurassic Coast and South Coast. Each room comes with an en suite bathroom, a shower, complimentary toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

A full English breakfast is served in bar. The restaurant serves British dishes. The hotel invites guests to the café bar to relax with a drink.

Services

The property also features storage for belongings and a safe deposit box.

Number of rooms:   11.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Wheelchair access

Services

  • Room service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Room features

  • Connecting rooms
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10.30 amFREE
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
William Pelly GalleryWilliam Pelly Gallery400 ft
Beach Comber GalleryBeach Comber Gallery400 ft
Blue LiasBlue Lias400 ft
Dinosaur LandDinosaur Land700 ft
Regent CinemaRegent Cinema400 ft
Symonds AmusementsSymonds Amusements1000 ft
Lyme Regis Philpot MuseumLyme Regis Philpot Museum700 ft
Marine TheatreMarine Theatre1000 ft
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PecoramaPecorama7.3 miPeco, Beer, Beer
Chard & District Museum\/Heritage CentreChard & District Museum\/Heritage Centre10.4 miGodworthy House High Street High Street
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)20.9 mi
Yeovilton (YEO)23.6 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  33  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The layout and decor of the rooms was modern and appealing. The bed was comfortable. The cooked breakfast was very good

    The towels could have been a bit bigger.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The staff were very helpfull. The room was clean and functional.The food was good.

    The arrival at the Hotel was complicated with poor vehicle access.The car parking arrangements were too far from the hotel.We were happy with our stay but the price was high for the quality provided.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff were friendly food was excellent views magnificant

    There was nothing to dislike

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I nice beachside hotel. It had eveything, location location location...

    The Wifi could have been a bit better... The signal was very weak in room 12...

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The location was excellent with superb views over the harbour and ocean. The staff were excellent - very friendly and helpful. The food was good, well presented and there was a good wine list to go with it.

    The only - slight - downside was an inability to connect to the internet.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The closeness to the beach, the views and the facilities provided with kitchen!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Great location right on the seafront. Nice food in the restuarant (when you can get it) and great breakfast.

    Disconcerting to be presented with a receipt for bill payment on arrival (payment already taken!) together with a list surcharges that might be payable - parking, lost keys, smoking fines, etc - and being obliged to sign acceptance of these charges - some welcome! Sea view suite was a strange arrangement - at the rear a very small bathroom eating into the space in the bedroom and making that small, then unnecessary space given to a kitchenette with a seaview. Driving to the hotel (to drop off bags) is possible along Marine Drive, as advised by the hotel. Don't try this on a busy beach day - the drive is effectively pedestrianised and full of tourists - a very stressful few hundred metres, which you then retrace to get to the garage. Service at the restuarant was poor for late lunch - after two requests for service and a 25 minute wait, we left before placing an order. There are other very good cafe / restuarants on the front toward the Cobb.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Great location in Lyme and a nice room. We didn't use the kitchenette to its full potential, but it was still a good bonus feature of the room.

    I worked in the hotel industry for years, so this stay was quite a disappointment. We arrived in time for a late lunch and were very hungry so we headed to the restaurant straight away. When the server came to get our drink orders, we told him we were ready to order food. At this point, he said that the kitchen staff were backed up and weren't taking any food orders for the next 10 minutes. So, we waited... Only to be told 10 minutes later that our food order would take a minimum of 40 minutes. We were actually thanked for leaving the restaurant without ordering! I would have expected our drink order to be comp'd, but it wasn'T. We did enjoy very nice breakfasts in the dining room, though. Don’t try to eat there during busy times! It is utterly irresponsible for the reception desk to only be open from 8am until 6pm. If you expect guests to pay to stay in your hotel, you simply must be there to provide for them! At 6am I woke up one morning, my pregnant belly pressing on my bladder, only to find the door from our bedroom to the kitchenette and toilet was stuck shut. We were locked in, with no one to call for help. In fact, there isn’t even a phone in the room! The Bay has the potential to be a very nice hotel but, in its current state, the level of service for such an expensive place is unacceptable. At the moment, it really shouldn’t be calling itself a “hotel”.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The bay was in the best spot and the Thai resterant next door was the best

    The price of the room for what u got was to dear

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location on the sea front and the quality of food.

    I thought that it was overpriced at £180 for two for one night B & B.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We have always wanted to stay at the bay and we both needed a break so we picked the bay pity the weather was poor but we enjoyed it and will return

    Nothing to dislike

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The View

    The cramped stairway and reception

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Our room was excellent with a suite of three rooms overlooking the beach. The standard of service was mixed,good in the evening poor in the morning. Our reasently refurbished suite was described as superior this was an apt discription even at £140 a night.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location for the beach is amazing. The siute was clean & comfortable.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The bedroom and ensuite shower room was very cramped.there were no residents lounge/bar given that this is an hotel. There was no lift and on site parking. Given the price of the room with breakfast therefore the Bay gave poor value for money and was more a self catering small flat over a bar/cafe rather than £180 per night hotel

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10.30 amFREE
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Getting around
Airports
Exeter (EXT)20.9 mi
Yeovilton (YEO)23.6 mi
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