Woolacombe Bay in North Devon
One of the most beautiful places to enjoy a staycation
A one-day holiday may sound all too fleeting, but 24 hours of pure relaxed enjoyment is enough to give your mind, body and soul a much-needed refresh.
Located next to one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches, with its golden sands stretching for three miles surrounded by luscious north Devon countryside, Woolacombe Bay Hotel is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle for a day or two.
Occupying a grand Victorian mansion overlooking the shore, the hotel is a warm and welcoming retreat with 58 elegantly furnished bedrooms.
There are four spectacular suites each boasting a unique design that should ensure you never want to leave.
Outside in the rambling beachside grounds guests can enjoy a dip in the Bay lido, a game of tennis or some pitch and putt.
Coupled with the recent unveiling of our beautiful new Alchemist Spa, SALT gym and even an onsite Neo Cinema, we can now offer the ultimate staycation break – you may not even make it to the beach when staying in is so tempting.
Arrive at the hotel from midday and head straight to the stylish Alchemist Spa where you can indulge in one of the sumptuous treatments inspired by the different seasons, using nourishing and ethical Natural Spa Factory products.
Luxuriate with a massage, facial or Rasul cleanse or simply drift away in the relaxation suite before enjoying the selection of heat experiences all designed to boost your wellbeing.
While you are soaking up the delicious scents of the spa, we will take care of your luggage and your room will be available from 4pm.
Once settled and unpacked, you may wish to head out for a walk to breathe in the fresh sea air and admire the beauty of Woolacombe beach and the unspoilt National Trust land that surrounds it.
While Woolacombe beach – voted Britain’s best beach two years running on TripAdvisor – is the main draw for most holidaymakers, you could choose to head north along the South West Coast Path past the tiny hidden gem of Barricane Beach, to admire the rockier dramatic coast beyond with its small inlets and coves.
Having walked up an appetite head to one of our two fantastic restaurants for dinner. The Bay Brasserie is a relaxed and stylish space where you can enjoy hearty classics at the bar or in the beautifully lit indoor courtyard.
The menu offers everything from pizza, cooked fresh in our pizza oven - and pasta to gourmet burgers and fresh local seafood. The kitchen ethos is to use the best seasonal ingredients to produce simple yet delicious dishes.
For fine 2AA Rosette dining head to Doyles where you will be served British, Mediterranean and continental classics with a creative twist using the finest ingredients. Head chef Eduard Grecu’s flair and passion for perfection is evident in every dish. While you dine, you can admire sweeping sea views and watch the sun sink below the horizon.
After dinner, relax in front of a film at the Neo Cinema which shows everything from contemporary blockbusters to vintage classics. With just 30 seats this boutique cinema offers the ultimate luxury viewing experience with guests able to sip on a cocktail, G&T or fine wine or nibble on some artisan snacks as they sink into plush armchairs or sofas for two. This is cinema with a dash of old fashioned glamour.
When it is time for bed, you’ll be guaranteed a wonderful nights’ sleep in any of our bedrooms with super soft bedding and sea views for almost all. Drift off to the relaxing sound of waves crashing on the golden sands below.
If you fancy breakfast in bed, this can easily be arranged, just fill in the order form in your bedroom and hang it on your door. Alternatively head back to the beautiful surroundings of Doyles or the Bay Brasserie, any time from 7.45am to 9.45am, and choose from the mouth-watering buffet in the Bay or the menu in Doyles, both of which include fruit, pastries, cereals and cooked breakfast favourites, all locally and ethically sourced. Breakfast is included for all hotel guests, unless stated otherwise.
If you want to kick start your day, why not work up a sweat at the SALT gym, either testing out some of the state of art equipment such as the Keiser, Technogym Skillmill and Versaclimber or joining a high intensity class before rewarding yourself by plunging into the private pool then relaxing in the heated spa bath, Swedish sauna, and tiled steam room.
This should leave you plenty of time to get back to your room, pack up and shower in order to check out by 11am.
What next, after check out? You could enjoy another coastal stroll, perhaps in the other direction, or head inland to admire the unspoilt rolling hills before you hit the road.
You’ll return home recharged and ready to take on whatever life has to throw at you after such a blissful day-long break. With no need to deal with airports or flights, Woolacombe Bay Hotel is easy to get to and can offer you a perfect British minibreak far removed from your day to day existence – you’ll feel like you’ve been away far longer.
To celebrate the recent unveiling of our new spa, gym and cinema, we are offering lucky guests a limited ‘Making Waves’ special offer of £95 per person per night which includes breakfast at Doyles, dinner worth £25 in either Doyles or the Bay Brasserie and unlimited access to the Alchemist Spa, SALT gymnasia and other hotel facilities. This offer is available for stays up until 23rd May and excludes Bank Holidays.
So, give yourself a much-needed Spring break with the ultimate staycation holiday in Woolacombe. We look forward to seeing you.