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The Railway Inn

2.5 star property
No-frills Dawlish inn with bar/lounge

6.2/10 Good

18 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
The price is €65
Price available on 28/06/2022
Beach Street, Dawlish, England, EX7 9PN
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Dawlish Beach - 1 min drive
  • Dawlish Warren Beach - 4 min drive
  • Powderham Castle - 16 min drive
  • Torquay Golf Club - 18 min drive
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens - 18 min drive
  • Babbacombe Beach - 30 min drive
  • Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves - 31 min drive
  • Torre Abbey - 22 min drive
  • Torquay Museum - 23 min drive
  • Meadfoot Beach - 34 min drive
  • Torre Abbey Sands - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Dawlish Station - 1 min walk
  • Dawlish Warren Station - 4 min drive
  • Teignmouth Station - 6 min drive

About this property

The Railway Inn

Enjoy your visit to Dawlish with a stay at The Railway Inn.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Fishing nearby

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

The property is professionally cleaned, and disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

The Railway Inn Inn
The Railway Inn Dawlish
The Railway Inn Inn Dawlish

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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

House of horror
Like the house of horrors room smelt very damp could not open window bed was down to its springs toilets ran out of paper toilet would not flush food was packet food cooked in microwave not a place i would recommend
Jeffrey, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Railway Inn, Dawlish
On booking I opted for paying at Railway Inn, but on arrival I was advised that payment had to be in cash not card, even though the Railway Inn took card payments in the bar. I asked for a receipt, which wasn’t available straight away, but rec’d the night before departure
Giles, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff are fantastic, very friendly.
diane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Railway inn Dawlish
Amazing place very friendly and welcoming excellent host Gary and wife .clean rooms and cheap overall gave our hols that extra magic
mike, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic clean and welcoming
We visited The Railway Inn to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and found the room we stayed in had been refurbished and very clean. The shared shower and 2 WCs was not a problem. Tracy and Gary made us feel very welcome and despite the pub being closed (covid) it looked very inviting and cant wait to August as we have booked 4 days for my 66th birthday celebration. Ian & Annie
Ian, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Have no expectations
We knew and expected cheap and cheerful but this had no cheer. Room very basic but clean was a no (left over clothes from previous occupier) and for shared toilet/bathroom this was disgusting. We couldn't wait to leave so we could find somewhere clean. Again this may have been cheep for dawlish however for the price we paid the night before and the night after for rooms I can only rate this is bad.
Darren, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel was average , the hosts were very helpful and went out of there way to help us however the place could do with a bit of TLC . It served a purpose and was relativly cheap compared to other accomadation in the area and i would stay there again .
jonathan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Jonny, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

They lie about PARKING, there is NO FREE PARKING
We booked this stay late, only the day before. We know Dawlish very well, yet it took a while to find as its up a dead end street with no car access. My husband stayed in the car while I went into the Inn. The lady was very helpful and apologetic, but there was no parking. She said the people running the Bar were not the owners and had nothing to do with the accommodation side. We were shown to our room. I know this is a old Building but it was in very bad condition, the window wouldn't open and the room was very hot and stuffy. The carpet was awful, bed very old and uncomfortable with very old faded bedding. There was no TV, the wall paper was bubbling and dirty. The communal shower is old, dirty and covered in cobwebs. the communal toilets are very small, cramped, dirty and the flushes are useless. It is very noisy up stairs. the communal lighting is bad. We stayed for 3 nights and I dreaded each one of them. The bar on the other hand was ran by very nice helpful people who chatted to us every night. The Owners of this place DO NOT Advertise this property accurately.
Lesley, 3-night trip
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