Langstone Cliff Hotel Useful Information

Below is a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions, an A to Z of the hotel, if you like.

If you cannot find the answer below, one of our team will be happy to assist you via email, over the phone, or in person.

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Everything You Need To Know About Langstone Cliff Hotel


There are in total 64 bedrooms available in the hotel, many have sea views, Balconies and or Air Conditioning:

12 Standard double rooms
4 Standard Family Rooms
11 Larger Family Rooms with Air Conditioning
4 King Bedded Ground Floor Family Rooms with Air Conditioning
4 King Bedded Sea View Doubles with Air Conditioning
4 King Bedded Sea View Family Rooms with Air Conditioning
2 King Bedded Woodland View Poolside Balcony Rooms with Air Conditioning
5 King Bedded Lawn View First Floor Poolside Balcony Rooms
5 King Bedded Lawn View Ground Floor Poolside Balcony Rooms
5 King Bedded Washington Balcony Rooms
6 family suites 5 consisting consisting of Two bedrooms off a small lobby and a bathroom, the Sixth Room has Three Bedrooms off a small lobby and a bathroom all with Air Conditioning
1 Ground Floor Suite with Air Conditioning
1 Single room (We also let other rooms for single Occupancy).
Ten of these rooms are located on the ground floor and all of these have walk-in showers.

There are additional details available for each of the bedrooms we can offer available by clicking here.

We have an online booking system available as well – Please click here to book online.


Accounts are available the evening prior to departure up to 10.00pm, or on the morning of departure. Delta, Switch Mastercard, Switch, Solo and Visa are preferred. American Express is also accepted.


Rooms cannot be guaranteed ready until 3.00pm, however guests are welcome to arrive at any time and rooms will be made available as soon as possible.


The south west is extremely fortunate in as much as there are so many things to do and see in the locality. As well as the many attractions which the hotel has to offer there are many, many attractions just a short walk, drive, bus or train ride away. We have a dedicated display area within the hotel for many of the local attractions and are always happy to pass on any experiences which guests have relayed to us.


There is a range of strained and junior foods and Rusks always available. We do not provide any powered milks, but are pleased to heat or boil fresh milk for baby bottles. Milk and boiling water are always available from the dining room or Lincoln bar. We are happy to heat or refrigerate guests’ own baby foods.

We have a few portable refrigerators which we can loan to you for storage of baby foods or medicines for the duration of your stay


Baby Listening is available in all bedrooms. Reception is normally manned from 7.30am to 11pm for baby listening purposes. We now offer the Bebetel system which connects to the hotel telephones and can either dial a parents mobile phone directly if the child cries or can call the hotel reception from where parents will be sought.


We do not pretend that the hotel offers a deluxe porter service, but on the other hand there is always porterage available upon request to Reception. Large items of baggage may be stored, again upon request to Reception.


None of the major banks now have branches in Dawlish, Gerald’s Supermarket at Dawlish Warren (approximately 500 metres) and the local Sainsbury’s approximately a mile away have 24 hour cash machines. The Marina Post office has an internal Link Machine available during opening hours. Costcutters Supermarket in Dawlish has a 24 hour cash machine. Geralds supermarket near Gatehouse School also has a 24 hour cash machine, please ask for directions.


A host of snacky things are all available from the Lincoln Bar and delivered to wherever you prefer.

Currently the menu includes a variety of dishes including:

Chicken Tikka, Chilli Con Carne
Pizzas and Pasta Dishes including Lasagne and Spaghetti
Traditional style pub grub – Cottage Pie, Steak and Kidney Pudding, Sausage and Mash with Onion Gravy
Deep Fried Scampi, Steamed Salmon Steaks
Grilled Gammon and Beef Steak, and Burgers.
A huge range of Sandwiches, Baguettes, Provencettes and Jacket Potatoes.
A selection of Childrens Meals.
Side Dishes and Salads
A variety of Teas and Coffees with Pastries and Cakes and of course Devonshire Cream Teas with the Jam on top in traditional Devon fashion!!
The hotel offers a selection of cold snacks & sandwiches 24 hours a day.

– See more on or Food & Drink page.


We like to think that our bars are friendly, comfortable places serving the drinks that you want, at sensible prices. Each bar offers a choice of three draught lagers, a selection of real ales, stout and a cider as well as a comprehensive selection of wines, spirits and liqueurs. As well as an extensive range of soft drinks, Teas and Coffees.

In addition the Lincoln bar has a San Remo espresso machine and we offer a choice of Douwe Eggbert coffees including, Espresso, Latte, Americano, Cappucino, Moccachino and hot chocolate.


We regularly play host to groups of bird watchers from all parts of the UK.

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve is an area of grassland, sand dunes, mudflats and centres on a 1½ mile long sandspit/beach across the mouth of the Exe Estuary and is located just a few hundred metres from the Langstone Cliff Hotel

As part of the Exe Estuary it is one of the most important places for wildfowl and wading birds in the whole of the South West. Thousands of birds come to feed, on migration, or to spend the winter here.

The Warren is so important that it is protected for its wildlife by both national and international law.

Further information on bird watching holidays at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Devon is available by clicking Here.


There are 2 bowling greens in Dawlish.
The first is located approximately half a mile from the hotel at the Marina bowling club where there is also an indoor rink.
The second is located right in the heart of Dawlish at the end of the lawn.

There are a host of bowls clubs locally and further details of these can be found on our page dedicated to bowling holidays- Please Click Here for further information.


The hotel has FREE Wi-Fi broadband access to the internet via our network of FREESPOT Wi-Fi Access points all of these support 802.11b/g/n/ac We now have a superfast leased line connection.


We are now producing so many brochures, we are not sure if we are running a Hotel or a library!

We have brochures and leaflets about:

Jessica’s Beauty room – our Beauty and Holistic Therapist
Weddings and special events
Conferences and Meetings
Bar Snack Menu
Jazz Weekends
The History of the Hotel
Please pick up from reception any that you feel would be helpful.

Alternatively just use our contact page and we should be delighted to post you a copy of any or all of the brochures.


We offer cabaret on selected evenings throughout the year. Always we present professional acts of a high standard and for our Langstone Specials we seek acts of truly international standing, many of whom are household names. (See Special Weekends). Details of the current programme are also available to download and view in our latest Langstone Special events brochure


Please park within the marked bays.

There are dedicated disabled spaces at the front of the hotel and at the end of the Washington Suite.

Management are not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles parked in the hotel grounds.

There is parking for over 200 cars plus space for coaches.

As of the 28th August 2020, our Car Park is being managed by Smart Parking. All customers of the hotel, that book direct (both resident and non-resident), are still able to park free of charge, but you are required to sign in at reception with your car registration on arrival. Please ensure that all vehicles in your party are registered, to avoid fines. Please note that all fines come directly from Smart Parking, not the hotel and if you receive a fine and wish to contest it, you will need to contact Smart Parking directly


Please see BANKS for the location of our nearest cash machine.


Anniversary’s, birthdays, weddings, christenings, retirement, just plain “pleased to see you”. We can help with the cakes, flowers, chocolates, champagne, balloons – just let us know your requirements.


Guests may arrive and use the hotel facilities at any time on their day of arrival but please be aware that rooms may not be available before 4.00pm.


We would kindly request that guests vacate their rooms by 10.30am on the day of departure. Should you wish to retain your room after this time please contact reception.


There is a dispensing chemist located in Dawlish Warren located approximately 150 metres from the Warren Surgery opposite Gerald’s supermarket. There are 3 dispensing chemists in Dawlish approximately 2 Miles away and 1 located in Starcross approximately 2 miles in the other direction. The hotel carries a small range of toiletries at reception.


Children are very welcome! Children are fun, nasty, dirty, disobedient and good business, children are very, very welcome!


There is children’s entertainment most evenings around (8.00pm) during school holiday periods (and sometimes during the day).

The entertainment is designed for all ages from toddlers to the ten to twelve group. Additional information can be found by clicking Here
Please contact reception for the latest information or check out our facebook events page. for details of forthcoming events.


This is available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. There are always cereals, biscuits, fruit, bread and butter, milk or orange squash, plus a choice of hot snacks which varies daily, e.g. fish fingers, burgers, chips, baked beans, sausages, pasta, etc., and some dishes from the dinner menu of the day. The ‘dinner’ or ‘supper’ decision is left entirely to parents. Supper is, of course, inclusive to children on half board terms, but charged as extra for guests on room and breakfast tariff. Please place your order at the Lincoln bar by 5pm each day.


Yes we are open and it’s lots of fun. We publish an outline of the years christmas programme in the Spring of each Year.


In the best organised establishments things do go wrong occasionally. Should you have any problem – large or small – please contact one of the family or Reception immediately.

The most difficult problems to deal with are the ones we have no knowledge of.


The Langstone Cliff is particularly well equipped for the presentation of conferences, meetings, seminars, training courses and all manner of business needs. We have a dedicated brochure, which covers this particular aspect of our business. Please ask for a copy. We also have a website dedicated to conferences and meetings which can be found by clicking here.

we invite you to discuss any special requirements you may have.


Dancing is featured at the hotel throughout the year.
There is often music for dancing at the hotel but guests should check to be absolutely sure that specific weekends suit their needs.

Forthcoming events at the Langstone Cliff Hotel can be viewed by clicking here or please feel free to give us a call on 01626 248000 between 7.30am and 7 days a week.


Guests are asked to vacate their rooms by 11.00 am on the day of departure. This really is most important, it is not necessary to vacate the hotel, of course, and we shall be happy to provide meals to suit your travel arrangements.


Normally served in the Lincoln Restaurant between 6.45pm and 9.00pm but also served in the Washington Suite for special occasions and events such as our Langstone specials.

We also offer and extensive snack and light meals menu which is available from 11.30am to 9.00pm every day please click here for further details including example menus.


We make special efforts to ensure disabled guests and particularly wheelchair users, are as comfortable as possible. All entrances to the hotel and all public rooms have ramped access. The Main entrance to the Hotel and the entrance to the Washington Suite are equipped with Automatic Doors

There are ten family rooms on the ground floor (again all with ramped access) and many more first floor rooms are accessible by lift. Not all the en-suite bathrooms are negotiable by wheelchair users; however, most are but please check with reception. Two of the ground floor bathrooms have now been adapted as wet rooms.

In addition to the dedicated accessible toilet in the Washington suite One of the public toilets on the ground floor (both ladies and gents) is wheelchair friendly.

We keep a few aids for disabled guests at the hotel and can often obtain special orders locally.

We have no pretensions to be a nursing or convalescent home and no nursing care is offered. However, disabled guests are made thoroughly welcome. Please discuss any special requirements or concerns you may have.

There is an access statement available by clicking here which gives additional general details about the hotel and its surroundings.

Although the hotel does not have mobility scooters for hire thay can be hired from Dawlish Community Transport who can deliver to and collect from the hotel.
Tel: 01626 888777.
Shopmobility, transport for hospital appointments, ring and ride service, or other transport requirements.
Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs are available for hire and can be delivered.
Vehicles are adapted for wheelchairs and escorts can be taken.


For those who wish to contact us by E-mail please use our contact page.

The hotel has Free Wi-Fi broadband access to the internet via our network of Freespot Wi-Fi Access points these support 802.11b/g/n/ac connected to a superfast E1000 +200 leased line connection.


Guests may arrange their own call system with the telephone, or the TV, or please contact reception.


This is available for guests to help themselves from the hospitality tray, for which no charge is made.
For guests who would prefer a tray delivered to their room, this service is also available at extra charge.
Please order from Reception the previous evening.


We try to provide a little to please all our guests. Details of past, current, and future acts are available in our Diary of Events.
For the younger members of the family we have a full programme of events throughout the holiday periods.


The County Town of Devon and the administrative centre. Excellent Shopping, A magnificent Cathedral and Guildhall, some Roman ruins. There really is a wealth of things to do and see in Exeter and it is just a 20 minute drive from the hotel.

The number 2 bus runs from outside the Hotel Gates to Exeter and Newton Abbot and there is a regular Train service to Exeter from the Station at Dawlish Warren please contact reception for times.


The Rogers family have owned and managed the Langstone Cliff Hotel since 1946 and we like to think that to this day we have maintained a very personal link with our guests.

One of the family is invariably at hand should they be needed. Gerry, Geoff and Mark and Louise are the current management team.

Simon, Gary, Vicky and Suzy are all part of this truly family affair. There is a short history of the hotel available by clicking here.


The hotel still has a fax machine the number is 01626 868006 should you wish to send a fax please contact reception.


Please acquaint yourself with the emergency instructions in each bedroom. If the fire alarm should be raised when you are in the public rooms of the hotel, please make your way to the tennis courts.


The hotel has a small fitness room with a selection of cardiovascular equipment including a Stepper, an exercise cycle, a cross trainer and a treadmill. Located in our health and fitness complex adjacent to the indoor pool. Entry is controlled and young children are not permitted within the fitness room.


This is a free internet access facility using Wi-Fi (wireless internet). Guests may access the internet from anywhere in the hotel using any Wi-Fi equipped computers, laptops or palmtops at broadband speeds. As the name suggests this a free service.


The Hotel has its own Salon; Amor Hair and will endeavor to look after the hairdressing needs of both ladies and Gents from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Appointments can be made directly with Emily. You may telephone the salon from your room on extension 505 or from outside the hotel on 01626 868005.

There is a small leaflet about “Amor Hair”

Hairdryers are available in all bedrooms and in both the ladies and gents changing rooms in the pool complex.


Each bedroom has facilities for making tea and coffee at your own convenience and there is no charge for supplies for this service. You will be restocked daily.


Advance reservations may be made at Reception or online. Also please feel free to Email us


Internet access The Langstone Cliff Hotel has a superfast leased line which is made accessible throughout the via our FREE WI-FI service.


The hotel has a high security electronic door locking system fitted to all guest rooms. Guests may have as many keys to their room as is required it is not essential to hand the keys in when leaving the hotel but it is appreciated if they are returned before departure.

Keys automatically de-activate at 11.00am on the day of departure should you wish to retain the use of your room after this time please contact reception.


The Laundry Room is situated at the rear of the hotel. There are two token-operated machines. There are facilities for hand washing and ironing. Tokens may be purchased from Reception.


A laundry service is available. Please enquire at Reception.


The Hotel has just two floors ground and first.

There is a lift located in the Washington Suite foyer giving access to the first floor of the hotel.

The dimensions of the lift are 930mm by 1070mm the door opening is 800mm.

There are also 4 staircases. The first floor of the hotel may also be accessed on the level from the upper car park.


Please inform Reception of any items lost or found.


Extra special weekends packed with high quality entertainment and extra value.

Based on our popular Langstone Special Weekends and offering superb value for those of our customers who have visited us before – and there are lots and lots of you.

Details of our next loyalty weekend can be found on our website by clicking here.


Postal deliveries are normally about 9.30am with a collection around 4.30pm. Guests’ mail is held at Reception for collection. There is a sub post office at the Marina (approx 1 mile), a pillar box at the top of the hotel drive and an unofficial box in the entrance hall which is emptied daily by hotel staff.


Breakfast (Mon – Sat) 7.30 – 9.45am

Breakfast (Sunday) 8.00 – 9.45am

Full Coffee Shop Service 11.30am – 9.00pm

Limited Coffee Shop Service 24 hours

Sunday Lunch 12.30 – 2.00pm

Children’s Supper 5.30 – 6.30pm

Dinner 7.00 – 9.00pm

Lunch is available any day of the week by prior arrangement and indeed is included in our Christmas and New Year and Loyalty packages. Lunch is also often available when the hotel is hosting conferences and meetings, please feel free to call and check.


Dawlish Doctors run a group practice with an appointment system and guests wishing for medical attention should telephone the Health Centre on Dawlish (01626) 888877, phone before 10 am for appointments. Alternatively, surgery is held Monday to Friday at the Warren Surgery (about 600 metres, opposite the Warren Post Office) at 12 noon, where no appointment is necessary. There is a dispensing chemist at Dawlish Warren approximately 50 metres from the Warren Surgery, and there are two in the main streets of Dawlish and one at Starcross.


Guests are asked to show courtesy and consideration to other guests in the use of mobile phones.


Please order at the newspaper of your choice from Reception for delivery to your room around 7.00am. (The I is complimentary, additional papers at cover price).


A night porter is on duty each night and he may be contacted during the small hours should anything arise.


From Sunday 7th January 2007 the hotel introduced a Non-smoking Policy for the whole hotel including all bedrooms and balconies. This also includes Vaping.
It is still possible to smoke under the Gazebo’s and in the hotel grounds.


Please park within the marked bays.

There are dedicated disabled spaces at the front of the hotel and at the end of the Washington Suite.

Management are not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles parked in the hotel grounds.

There is parking for over 200 cars plus space for coaches.

As of the 28th August 2020, our Car Park is being managed by Smart Parking. All customers of the hotel, that book direct (both resident and non-resident), are still able to park free of charge, but you are required to sign in at reception with your car registration on arrival. Please ensure that all vehicles in your party are registered, to avoid fines. Please note that all fines come directly from Smart Parking, not the hotel and if you receive a fine and wish to contest it, you will need to contact Smart Parking directly


Dogs are allowed at the hotel but not in any food serving areas. Owners must be in total control at all times. Food is not provided. Please do not allow your animals on the furniture.


If you are positive about your plans, it is helpful to know of picnic meals overnight, but normally only about 15 minutes is all the notice we need.


All the public rooms of the hotel are named for the convenience of both staff and guests – after all, it is nice to know where you are going, or where you are, or possibly even where you have been!

THE HALL: Main Reception area or foyer. Popular bar for those who don’t like to miss anything!

LINCOLN BAR: Right at the heart of the Hotel, all day, everyday bar. Beverages and light snacks may be ordered here.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Carvery style service virtually at all times but full service is always available. Has a stage and dance floor, regularly used for our weekend dinner dances.

WASHINGTON FOYER: The principal entrance and foyer servicing the Washington Suite.

WASHINGTON LOUNGE BAR: Very comfortable, large, the air-conditioned bar used in conjunction with the ballroom.

WASHINGTON BALLROOM: Superb purpose built ballroom with air-conditioning and maple strip floor. Exceptionally versatile often in use for conferences, concerts, wedding receptions, seminars, dinner dances and, of course, our own cabaret specials.

CONSERVATORY: The Latest addition to the hotel attached to the Washington ballroom. Extremely flexible can be configured as 1, 2, 3 or 4 rooms all with direct access to the ballroom. Can also be opened fully to extend the ballroom, Also provides drive-in access to the ballroom if required. Spectacular sea views.

LOUNGE, VERANDAH AND DRAWING ROOM: Three interconnecting rooms overlooking the sea primarily the lounge area of the hotel but with a hundred applications.

POOLSIDE ROOM: A very comfortable lounge with a superb outlook. Usually the home of our large screen TV.

WOODLAND ROOM: Perfect room for the children. Close to the indoor pool. Has a selection of toys and games – but as always we can change it!

GARDEN ROOM: Usually houses the table tennis. But, you will have guessed – it’s on wheels (the table that is)!

SNOOKER ROOM: Self-explanatory – located just behind reception – and we can’t move it!


Any questions please contact reception either by telephone 01626 248243, E-Mail, or fax 01626 868006.
(this was a later addition to this guide primarily to make sure there was a link to the letter Q)


A clock radio can be provided on request and all of the televisions can provide this functionality.


Any queries, special requests, problems, complaints, praise – ask Reception. We may not always have the answer immediately but we work on the “I know a man who does” philosophy!

Reception is normally staffed from 7.30am to 11.00pm every day of the year.


The hotel is in the Parish of Cofton with a very small, pretty church tucked away near Cockwood (1 ½ miles). The nearest Roman Catholic Church is in Dawlish (1 ½ miles). Also in Dawlish are Methodist, United Reform, Spiritualist and other churches and places of worship. There is a magnificent Cathedral at Exeter. Service times can be found on the hotel notice board.


Continental breakfast and indeed all meals are available on request.

A £3.00 per person charge is made for room service. A copy of the Coffee Shop menu is in the bedroom folder.


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.


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 and in the hotel grounds.
We no longer stock, or sell tobacco products.


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.


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.

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.


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, Rachel manages the Bars, Suzie looks after Accounts and Louise is the front of House Manager.


Stamps are available at reception and post may be sent with the hotels post at approximately 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

There is a Royal Mail Post box opposite the Hotel Drive entrance.


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.


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. There is a very shiny sparkly San Remo espresso machine in the Lincoln Bar which produces wonderful coffees.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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 links Paignton and Dartmouth, and links to the main line services at Paignton whilst the South Devon Railway runs from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.


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.


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


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.


The Hotel has an extensive Wi-Fi network currently with an E1000 +200 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. Look for FREESPOT


The current hotel wine list offers about 40 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.

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Why you should book a dance weekend at the Langstone Cliff Hotel in Devon We are all guilty of watching Strictly and Dancing on Ice – we’re sure you have a whole host of popular dance films you love to re-watch at home too! Long gone are the days where we found ourselves confined to...

07 May 2021

Washington Ballroom

Why Choose South Devon for Your Wedding?

4 reasons to choose South Devon for your wedding venue The county of Devon and the area of South Devon more specifically is home to some of the most picturesque landscapes in the UK. The combination of luscious rolling green hills and golden sandy coastlines leaves few people wanting more, which is probably why the...

07 May 2021

Why Hold A Conference In South Devon?

Best conference and meeting venue in South Devon If you’ve read our previous blog articles, you may have noticed how we like to mention the beautiful landscape that South Devon has. Granted, we may be a little biased as we live here, however, it truly is a lovely part of the world, and somewhere in...

07 May 2021

Famous People from Devon

Top 10 celebrities from Devon It’s always exciting spotting a celebrity, especially when on holiday and in a place you least expect it! While you might not expect to see many famous people when visiting Devon, there are a fair few well-known names who hail from the beautiful South-West county. It is not just gorgeous...

05 February 2019

‘Yer Tiz’ and Other West Country Slang

11 of the best phrases from the West Country Devon and its bordering counties are blessed with picturesque scenery, a plethora of golden sandy beaches and locally produced food and drink that are some of the best in the country. However, one thing that is perhaps more apparent than all of these to someone visiting...

04 February 2019

Dawlish Charity Bingo Night

Try your luck at the Dawlish Charity Bingo Night For those who know their stuff about hotels in Devon, trade tends to be pretty seasonal. Luckily for us at the Langstone Cliff we’ve spent many years trying to make sure that mid-week we’re never too far from a full house. This is because once a...

30 September 2016