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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

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near Salcombe, Malborough, Salcombe TQ73DS, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights in one of the family rooms. It was very spacious. We stayed on a dinner, bed and breakfast rate which also included evening meal for our young son which he was able to have separately. I only had continental breakfast but there was a lot to choose from and all good quality. The evening... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit for a short break, we returned because the hotel staff are very accommodating and welcoming and the general atmosphere is laid back and informal, ideal for guests of all ages. The relaxed meal times and dress code provides a welcome break from the rigours of day to day life. The standard of cleanliness is excellent,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view and surrounding area is just stunning. We had a delicious meal there(the mushroom and Stilton pie was tasty). The service was excellent making the whole experience just so relaxing and feeling special.

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and leaving such a lovely review. I also believe that Soar Mill Cove is very special, I’m so pleased that you agree. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we approached the hotel fantastic views and scenery welcomed us. We went to reception where we had a warm welcome from Becky, shown to the room after a guided tour of the hotel and explained to pick our evening menu to avoid disappointment. Jenny and keith, the owners, introduced themselves and told us to call on them for anything.... More 

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

Nothing better than knowing you went home having had an enjoyable holiday. I’m delighted that my daughter Becky and the team made you feel so welcome, thank you very much for recommending us! I look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate in the restaurant last night with a group of girls, We had a wonderful meal and if anything the portions were too big, The staff were very attentive and professional. We had a family party on one side of us who were presented with a fabulous cake and sparkling candles. Another group were regulars by they way they... More 

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review from such a lovely group of ladies! I’m delighted that we lived up to our own high expectations and you were so well looked after. Thank you for your review. More 

Stratford upon Avon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spur of the moment weekend break to an area we love. Tried this hotel for the first time and were not disappointed. Friendly welcome on arrival and complimentary afternoon tea a pleasant surprise. A nice blend between sophistication and family friendly/relaxed atmosphere. Wi fi can be erratic because of the location but the 'get away from it all' feel means... More 

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

We are very much a family friendly hotel and I’m delighted that you had such a wonderful weekend break! Nothing better than knowing you went home and felt the need to leave such a positive review. Thank you! More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this hotel for its location and reputation for good cuisine. The dining is above average but unfortunately the service is patchy. Some staff try hard, others seem uninterested. The manager is friendly but seemed inexperienced and the restaurant badly needs an effective 'maitre d' to keep service running to a satisfactory standard. The bar service was also hit and... More 

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

We do indeed have an excellent reputation for offering high standard cuisine, as we have maintained our 2 restaurant rosettes for over 14 years. I’m sorry to hear that your restaurant experience was a little patchy; I hope that the beauty of Soar Mill Cove will be enough to tempt you back. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a perfect 4 night stay with 2 kids, grandparents and doggy at Soar Mill Cove in early August. Really, everything needed for a relaxing break is available. Staff are warm and welcoming. Facilities are good. Bathrooms perhaps not the most modern but excellent hot shower. The views and walks available from the doorstep of the hotel are excellent.

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of Soar Mill Cove Hotel, I’m delighted that you and your family had such a relaxing stay. The staff truly are what makes our hotel so special, many of which have been with us for over 15 years. I look forward to welcoming you back. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, great welcome from manager who took our order, lovely lounge but......... Then we went into the restaurant, we counted 3 waiters, a barman plus one other member of staff, 6 tables were in use at 8,45 and yet service was pretty bad. Main focus was on setting up for breakfast and not on serving on clearing down (after... More 

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

I’m of course very pleased that Matt my manager made you feel very welcome upon arrival, however I’m incredibly sorry that your experience in our restaurant was far from its normal best. We have over the past year won many awards for our excellent customer service and delicious food; I’m certain that if your return your experience will be back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for afternoon tea. The setting is lovely and we had a great seat in the lounge overlooking the sea. The afternoon tea itself was ok - nothing special - although the fresh strawberries were a nice touch. The hotel itself felt like it needed updating - the decor felt very 90's and some of the lounge furnishings seemed a... More 

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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review

Our setting is indeed wonderful, the lounge being one of many places you can sit and enjoy it from. It’s lovely to hear that the staff looked after you so well and offered an excellent service. Our lounge has recently been refurbished, possibly just not to your taste. You can’t beat a bowl of Strawberries with a homemade Cream Tea;... More 

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