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Exciting Times Ahead...

We are proud to announce that we won the award for 'Best Hotel (5+ Bedrooms)' at the North Devon Food Drink & Tourism Awards, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. Voted for by guests & our loyal locals, receiving this award was one of our proudest moments and we are truly touched.

Going forward, we will continue to invest in exciting new facilities so you can enjoy our beautiful destination, whatever the weather. Over the next 18 months we have lots of upgrades planned, all designed with you in mind...


New Facilities for 2019

There are extensive development plans in place for The Woolacombe Bay Hotel, all will be ready for you to enjoy from spring 2019! Here's what you have to look forward to...


Spa & Gym Refurbishment

The Haven Spa and Hothouse Gym, as they are currently known, are due to receive a radical new renovation. This will include new changing rooms, a split-level gym and pool area refurbishment as well as the introduction of new sensory spa experiences, a relaxation area, juice bar and dreamy drench showers. Furnished in a plush, tactile, contemporary style, the new spa will feature child-free areas - dedicated to your relaxation.

Ballroom Makeover

Our beautiful ballroom already oozes glamour, but as part of these extensive renovations we will be taking a step back in time with the complete makeover of the floor to ceiling windows followed by the addition of screening doors. These will create a separate space to be used for function buffets, as well as creating a light-filled exercise area for pilates and yoga classes.

Cinema/Screening Room

It is with great anticipation that we await the introduction of our brand new luxury cinema and welcoming foyer. The screening room will be equipped to the highest standard with professional video/digital projection systems and a state of the art sound system, whilst the foyer will be a fond step-back-in-time. Once complete, the cinema will play host to a wide range of events, including screenings, product launches, corporate presentations and even weddings, as well as being home to a regular cinema club, showing cult films from around the world. Lights, camera, action!



We completely understand that these changes will raise some questions. Ensuring you have the best possible experience while this carefully planned development is underway is our priority. We have sought to answer the most pressing questions below, but please do not hesitate to contact us if there's anything at all we can help with.

So, will this impact my stay?

We will do everything in our power to ensure that these works do not impact your stay wherever possible, and will try our best to provide suitable alternatives while some facilities may be closed. Please feel assured that the main renovations will be limited to a single section of the hotel; bedrooms will not be affected by the development (so a restful slumber is still very much on the cards!)

Important dates...

28th September 2018 - 8th March 2019

The Haven Spa and Hothouse Gym will be closed for a complete refurbishment. This includes the indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, gym and squash courts. During this period The Bay Lido will be heated and will be temporarily enclosed to create a comfortable alternative for a dip (hotel guests only). Please note that from 28th September 2018 we will no longer have squash courts at the hotel.

28th September 2018 - 8th March 2019

Whilst the Haven Spa is closed, our expert therapists will be available offering luxurious Elemis treatments at the hotel.

2nd January 2019 - 8th March 2019

After the Christmas and New Year festivities the hotel will close as we do annually, re-opening slightly later than usual - on 8th March 2019 - this is when we will reveal our brand new facilities.

9th February 2019

The self-catering Beach Retreats will re-open from 9th February 2019, along with The Bay Brasserie, the pitch & putt, and the tennis courts. None of these aspects will be affected by the renovations.


Will the facilities be available to visitors?

Yes, certainly. A cinema club will be available, as will brand new gym memberships and spa days. The new ballroom renovation will also create a truly unique space for your special family celebrations.


Watch this space and sign-up to receive our email newsletter for sneak previews and news. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there's anything at all we can help with.