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SHOPPING

Dawlish offers a typical and very adequate “small town” shopping and Exeter, about half an hour away, offers superb shopping centres.

Here at Dawlish Warren, one can find a wide range of gifts, clothing and beachwear during the summer months and right here in the hotel, Reception has a small range of toiletries, confectionery and gifts for your convenience.
 

SMOKING

From Sunday 7th January 2007 the hotel introduced a Non-smoking Policy for the whole hotel including all bedrooms and balconies.
It is still possible to smoke under the Gazebo’s and in the hotel grounds.
We no longer stock, or sell tobacco products.
 

SPECIAL WEEKENDS

We have become very proud of our Special Weekends presented throughout the year. The weekend comprises two nights’ accommodation with full English breakfast, a dinner dance on the Friday night and dinner, dance and cabaret on a Saturday night. Just to whet your appetite, look at some of the acts we have had and who are due to appear at the Langstone Cliff Hotel:

Kenny Ball, Frankie Vaughan, Syd Lawrence, Vince Hall, The Searchers, Chris Barber, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rockin’ Berries, Frank Carson, Lenny Henry, Billy Lewis Drifters, Joe Pasquale, Magic – a Tribute to Queen, Abba Arrival and so on.

Currently, full production shows are exceptionally popular and wonderful value for money. Watch out for Leah Bell’s Rock, Roll ‘n’ Remember, Christmas Cracker Show, Red Hot Chartbusters, and others.

These are featured in the ‘Specials’ Brochure produced three times a year – just ask and we will be very pleased to send you a copy. 
 

SPORTING FACILITIES

There are facilities for billiards, snooker, table tennis and lawn tennis within the hotel grounds. There are Indoor and Outdoor Heated Swimming Pools and a fitness room. Equipment is supplied for the indoor games only.

Bowls: Two greens in Dawlish, one at the Lawn, town centre, the other at the playing fields (½ miles this side of Dawlish) where there is also an indoor green. 

Fishing and Boating: There is a small harbour at Cockwood (1 mile) where guests may conveniently launch their own small craft. Fishing trips and “around the bay” type trips can be made at Dawlish – again full details on the notice board.

Freshwater Fishing: This is available within a short car ride; please ask for assistance at Reception.

Golf: The Hotel is uniquely placed with no less than five 18-hole courses within 10 miles of the hotel, as well as three approach courses. The 18 hole courses are at Exeter, Torquay, Stover, Teignmouth and, of course, right on our doorstep just a few hundred yards away, the Warren club. Here, guests are offered concessionary green fees and we are pleased to arrange special golfing packages and holiday.

There is a golf practice area within the hotel grounds and tuition can be arranged with the Warren Golf Club P.G.A professional. The nearest approach course is just a mile away at Dawlish playing fields.

Horse Racing: There is National Hunt racing at both Exeter and Newton Abbot. 

Horse Riding: There is a list of local stables on the noticeboard.

Short Mat Bowls: The Hotel has 2 mats of its own and also regularly hosts Short Mat tournaments please ask at reception for details or click here for further details.
 

STAFF

The hotel employs around 80 staff. We are sure that we surround ourselves with a dedicated team that we are all genuinely anxious to please. Many of them have been with us for many years and will, of course, be well known to regular guests. Marion leads the Housekeeping team, the Restaurant and Banqueting Manager is Jane, Gary leads the Chef Brigade, Sarah is Head Receptionist, Ray manages the Bars, Suzie looks after Accounts and Louise is the front of House Manager.
 

STAMPS

Mail may be franked and sent with the hotels post at approximately 4.30pm Monday to Friday. There is a Royal Mail Post box opposite the Hotel Drive entrance and the post box in the hall is emptied daily.
 

SWIMMING POOLS

The indoor pool is normally open each day from 7 am to 7 pm and maintained at around 30°C (90°F). The outdoor pool is fenced against toddlers, but normally open from 9 am to 6 pm, when the weather is favourable. The pool is also heated when it is practicable to do so. Guests wishing to swim in either pool, out of the normal opening times, may check availability with Reception. Both the pools are normally unattended but are monitored via CCTV at the reception. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed into the pools without an adult present. Your attention is drawn to safety recommendations posted at the entrance to the indoor pool.
 

TEA AND COFFEE MAKING

All of our rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and stocks are replenished daily. Should you prefer to have tea or coffee delivered to your room please contact reception. We now have a very shiny sparkly San Remo espresso machine in the Lincoln Bar which produces wonderful coffees.
 

TELEPHONE

The hotel has  Samsung Offiserv 7200 telephone system with approximately 100 extensions (one phone in each guest room and approximately 30 administration extension) and six SIP trunks.

TELEVISION

All hotel bedrooms are fitted with LCD TV.
In addition to the normal Freeview line up, we also have a selection of Sky sports channels available in the hotel bedrooms and in the hotel lounge. BT sports Channels are also available on the lounge TV’s

 There are no additional charges for satellite TV.

THEATRE

Dawlish and Teignmouth each have their own small theatres where local amateur companies regularly perform.

The Northcott Theatre, Exeter, The Princess Theatre, Torquay and The Theatre Royal, Exeter all produce regular seasonal programmes which are available in our information centre.

They all offer productions to West End standards.

Powderham Castle and Killerton Gardens are becoming regular venues for summer picnic-in-the-park style musical presentations. Again the information centre carries publicity.

Programmes for all theatres are displayed on the notice board.
 

TORBAY

The hotel is situated approximately 12 Miles from Torbay which includes Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. There are a wealth of attractions in the “Bay” area including Paignton Zoo and environmental park, the Model Village, Kents Cavern, and Bygones. There is also a comprehensive shopping centre, A couple of theatres, the Princess Theatre at Torquay and the Palace Theatre at Paignton. There are also several night clubs in Torquay.

More information on Torbay is available here.
 

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

The South West of England offers an absolute abundance of tourist attractions, both natural and man-made, covering every possible interest.

We have our own in-house tourist information centre with posters and leaflets on countless of these attractions and large-scale maps to help you plan your days.

The nearest and very popular attraction is Powderham Castle, just three miles away.

Further afield there are some modern world and class attractions – The National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth (1 hour), The Eden Project, St Austell (1 ½ hours) and the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth (2 hours).
 

TRANSPORT

Guests planning to arrive by train should book to Dawlish. There is a station at Dawlish Warren, just 500 metres from the hotel, but Inter-City trains do not all stop there, and there is no taxi rank. Long distance bus transport is also available to Dawlish. Local bus services for Exeter and Torquay are available from the top of the hotel drive.

The railway line between Starcross and Newton Abbot offers wonderful views of the Exe Estuary and the Warren, runs along the seawall from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth (going through five tunnels in the red cliffs on the way) and finally along the bank of the Teign Estuary into Newton Abbot. A particularly picturesque trip and a must for railway buffs!

There are also two steam train tracks with very pretty runs within half an hour drive of the hotel. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway does not surprisingly link Paignton and Dartmouth, and the South Devon Railway runs from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.
 

VALUABLES

Your attention is drawn to the Hotel Proprietors Act 1956 exhibited at Reception. If you have any valuables you wish to be deposited in our safe, please contact Reception.
 

VEGETARIANS

All menus offer a vegetarian option, but please do not hesitate to have a word with the Chefs for any particular dietary requirements.
 

WEDDINGS

The hotel played host to its first Wedding reception in 1947. Since then countless brides and grooms have commenced married life here at the Langstone. Since April 1995 the Hotel has been licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies. Thus we are now able to present the ceremony and the reception here at the Hotel. This is not restricted to residents of the registration district of Devon. It is possible to get married on any day of the week, including Sundays.

With Saturdays at the hotel booking up to 18 months in advance this is becoming an increasingly popular option. Please enquire for further information.
 

Wi-Fi

The Hotel has an extensive Wi-Fi network currently with an E1000 +100 high speed leased line connected to a network of  802.11 B/G/N/AC Access points providing coverage throughout the hotel. Free access to the network is provided to the network via a log-in screen to a secure network.

WINES

The current hotel wine list offers about 50 wines from all parts of the World. All sensibly priced and maintained at correct temperatures, many are available by the glass. Favoured wines not listed can invariably be sourced with sufficient notice.

Guests are NOT permitted to bring their own drinks for consumption in the hotel or grounds.

This version of the pocket guide is divided up alphabetically by the initial letter of the query please just click on the letters below to be taken to the appropriate page.

A – C   D – J   K – R   S – Z