On Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023
We spent New Year at this lovely apartment and it was perfect. Everything we needed, the owners were very helpful, the view was amazing, friendly pubs nearby and we had some wonderful beach walks with our dog too.
On Monday, 10 Oct 2022
Just had a great weeks stay at Raphael in Ilfracombe. Booked it having read glowing reviews and was not disappointed.Great location with sea views and dedicated parking. Clean and very comfortable accommodation.Really well equipped. Paul, the owner, was pleasant ,very helpful and had kindly laid on supplies of milk, coffee pods, biscuits, sweets, wine, beer and cider.
On Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
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Mr Timmis just left a new 5-star review of ILFRACOMBE RAPHAEL
We had a lovely stay at Raphael apartment, it was very clean and comfortable, it was well equipped everything you needed for a week stay, the views were remarkable I would definitely recommend staying here.
On Monday, 12 Sep 2022
The position of the apartment couldn't be better, so central and with stunning views over the sea. I particularly liked having parking too. The apartment is spacious, bright and well equipped.
“The position of the apartment couldn't be better, so central and with stunning views over the sea. I particularly liked having parking too. The apartment is spacious, bright and well equipped. The only thing I'd ask for is a toothbrush holder and larger bath towels. Having said that these were very minor points and I would certainly stay again!”
On Monday, 20 Jun 2022
Simply a wonderful place to stay. The view is amazing, and the apartment furnished as advertised. Central location, private & safe car park. Hosts are lovely and communication fast and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
On Monday, 20 Jun 2022
Marcus Simply a wonderful place to stay. The view is amazing, and the apartment furnished as advertised. Central location, private & safe car park. Hosts are lovely and communication fast and helpful. Would definitely recommend!
On Monday, 06 Jun 2022
Really nice apartment super close to the beach, Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe Museums and Capstone Hill. We loved the conservatory and balcony; a great place to sit and watch the sea and the world go by.
“Really enjoyed the stay, great location and a lovely week away, thank you.”
On Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Amazing view and such lovely people, the place was clean and exactly how advertised, we had a lovely break and would recommend to everyone looking to stay here.
On Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021
Amazing chilled out stay at Raphael House. Perfect location. Would definitely stay again. Lovely welcome touches, tea, coffee, milk etc. Many lovely evenings staring out across the deck to the sea. Would highly recommend.
“Thank you for a lovely stay. Amazing chill out time. Fab location!
On Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
Lovely comfortable apartment. Excellent location for exploring Ilfracombe and the North Devon coast. Parking right outside was a real bonus. Would certainly recommend to friends and family.
On Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021
This was a fantastic apartment with excellent location and sea views. Exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. Access to apartment is via stairs but they are safe, deep tread and wide with substantial handrails. My elderly parents in their late 80's had no trouble getting up and down from the apartment. A good welcome package greeted us on arrival including beer and wine. We had a fantastic time. I would recommend this apartment Raphael, in Gabriel House Illfracombe to anyone wanting a holiday in Illfracombe. The views from this place is incredible. If you wanted to you could sit and watch the sea all day. Parking is a bonus. Great carpark and safe. There is outdoor seating too. A real treasure. Glad we found it.
“Thankyou. We had a great week. The apartment was fantastic. Fully equipped and very comfortable. The location couldn't be better. I was worried about the steps to the apartment before going but didn't have to be worried. Wide safe steps with handrails. Elderly parents had no trouble getting up and down from apartment. I would recommend this apartment, Raphael in Gabriel House Illfracombe to everyone who wants a peaceful comfortable holiday with great sea views.”
On Sunday, 19 Sep 2021
Great place, great location. Hosts were very accommodating. Loved the welcome pack and beers and wine in the fridge. Spot on
“Thank you for a fab week. Loved the place and location is the best although getting the kids out of the arcade was bit tricky 😊”
On Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021
This property had the best sea view we have ever had, you are literally just across the road from the sea. Its location is also perfect for shops, restaurants, pubs etc. On arriving at the apartment we read their strict cleaning process the apartment goes through before guests arrival and you could tell that this was adhered to as it was completely spotless. Highly recommended
Date of arrival - 14 August 2021
On Friday, 13 Aug 2021
The apartment was surprisingly labyrinthine considering it was not huge; it was quite easy to take a wrong turn in the middle of the night heading for the kitchen!
The living room and principal bedroom were large and airy, decorated in a minimalist, Scandi style with clean whites blues and greys - big windows, high ceilings, a sense of calm and space.
The bed was very comfortable and the bedding of good quality. The en-suite shower room was perhaps a trifle snug for a fully grown adult male, but that didn't matter because there was also a family bathroom within walking distance.
The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed cooking a couple of meals there. What I particularly loved was the sun room and outdoor terrace overlooking the theatre and beach - we spent quite a lot of time out there watching the world go by and soaking up the sun.
The location, too, could not be improved on - close to the beaches, not far from the harbour, an easy walk to the town and shops.
The owners were very friendly and nice. Date of arrival - 24 July 2021
On Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
Would you stay at this Holiday Cottage again?
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Lovely apartment and great hosts. Will be back. Thank you
On Wednesday, 30 Jun 2021
Amazing location, lovely apartment and wonderful hosts. We had a great holiday. Would highly recommend! “Thank you so much, we had an amazing holiday made even better with a wonderful place to call home for a week.”
On Monday, 09 Nov 2020
Amazing place with great views. Light, airy and clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would happily stay again!
On Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020
The apartment was lovely. Great location and views. A lovely welcome pack ie. milk wine beer. Plenty of extras provided. Nichola and Paul are amazing hosts. We will recommend to friends and family. We can’t wait to return.
On Monday, 26 Oct 2020
Nice clean property in a good location, plenty of amenities nearby and sea views from the terrace which I’m sure would be lovely on a sunny summers day. Second bedroom a bit on the small size but fine for younger children, overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this apartment
Date of arrival - 19 October 2020
On Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020
Here’s what Sharon wrote
This was our first experience of Airbnb and wow have they set the standard high. We stayed at the Raphael apartment which is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The location is perfect and the views from the lounge are stunning. I would recommend staying here, it’s a real home from home and the hosts are lovely, really friendly and very helpful. There is everything you could possibly need or want for your stay.
On Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020
Lovely realxing apartment, clean and comfortable.
So close to the sea fabulous location, highly recommmend it for a relaxing break.
Owners warm and extreamly friendly and helpful
On Thursday, 08 Oct 2020
“Lovely place to stay especially for couples and small families! Everything is on your door step!”
On Monday, 05 Oct 2020
Really enjoyed our stay at Raphael, great views and nice friendly hosts, would love to go again
On Monday, 28 Sep 2020
“Our week in the Raphael apartment was very enjoyable starting with a warm welcome on arrival. The location is fantastic, central and within walking distance of all attractions and amenities. Spending several hours in the cosy conservatory with a bottle of wine watching the passing boats and people was extremely relaxing and exactly what we needed.”
On Tuesday, 08 Sep 2020
ILFRACOMBE RAPHAEL | 2 Bedrooms | Sleeps
4 We had a lovely stay in the Raphael apartment, lovely sea views and also sea terrace for that evening glass of wine.
The apartment was immaculate when we arrived and has undergone a large amount of refurbishment, from the online pictures.
The owners were on site when we arrived and are lovely people, couldn’t do enough for you. It was also a really nice touch to find milk, beer and wine in the fridge.
Would recommend and stay again in the future. Date of arrival - 29 August 2020
On Monday, 24 Aug 2020
“Lovely place to stay. It was all very clean and right on the sea front!. Had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend. Hosts were lovely. It was also nice to bring the dog.”
On Wednesday, 05 Aug 2020
Just really liked it. Please don't go cos it's mine! :-)
On Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019
Fantastic sea views!
Left on Jun 3, 2019 for a stay in Apr 2019
The location is amazing - just across the road from the beach with views of Capstone Hill. Restaurants and bars are on your doorstep with a level walk to the harbour. The apartment is well equipped, light and airy and has a lovely decking terrace to sit and watch the world go by! Also has the added bonus of free parking.