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Bovey Castle Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE, 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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Glyndon, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our recent stay here was a super surprise. We booked on line from the USA and arrived to wonderful luxury and welcome. The hotel is not stuffy but tasteful and has been recently refurbished..The space on the ground floor is excellent and there are many quiet and secluded places to sit with soft furniture and wonderful vistas. We used the... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently took my wife to Bovey Castle for a birthday afternoon tea treat. The setting is amazing, i can understand why the hotel gets a 5* rating, would love to be able to review the rooms but only visited the restaurant. Met by valet who parked our rather common Vauxhall with the other Range Roves and Porsches! The restaurant itself... More 

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Okehampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful champagne tea here as a birthday treat. The whole experience was wonderful. The staff were very efficient and welcoming and the tea was superb. The champagne was of excellent quality and the sandwiches, scones and cakes were beautifully presented on a tiered cake stand. Everything was very tasty and If you were unable... More 

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BoveyCastleHotel, General Manager at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great afternoon tea review - we now have a new French Pastry Chef who seems to be making an impression. Glad you had an enjoyable afternoon Kind regards Greg More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my teen age granddaughter for lunch at the hotel. The food was lovely and not too expensive but the drinks were unbelievably priced. The setting was superb but the whole experience was ruined by an very unruly and noisy child whose mother seemed to encourage the behaviour.

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BoveyCastleHotel, General Manager at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the food but sorry you felt the drinks are expensive but they are inline with hotel prices and worth paying when you consider the setting which you clearly enjoyed. Really sorry about the noisy child we do try to ask parents to control their children but it's not always easy. Please do return now the schools... More 

Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at Bovey Castle one sunny August afternoon for a four night stay. There is a long very attractive drive through the hotel's golf course en route to the castle. Reception was warm, friendly and efficient and we had a quick tour of the hotel and facilities before being shown to our beautiful room on the first floor, with... More 

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BoveyCastleHotel, General Manager at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Michael thank you for you concise constructive review and I am very sorry that you experienced slow service in Smith's - we do now have a new manager , Gabriele who is making all the difference, but please accept my apologies. The 55 minutes massge should last at least 50 minutes with just a short time prior for changing and... More 

Devon,UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was treated to a lovely champagne cream tea at Bovey Castle. As we arrived we were met by a member of staff who parked the car for us and directed us where to go. The architecture and furniture is beautiful and well worth a wonder around. We were in a lovely dining room for our High Tea. We had... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful long weekend at one of the lodges in the magnificent grounds of the hotel. The lodge was fabulous except two of the bedrooms didnt have tvs, but they were very accommodating and provided them

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epping, essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we have just returned from a two night stay - which was perfect in every way. The hotel staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. Our two small dogs were also totally welcome and the grounds are simply stunning with various incredible walks. The spa was lovely - recently modernised to an outstanding standard. We both had a massage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the hotel for two nights. A few observations that other travellers may find useful when considering whether to stay in Bovey Castle: Cons: - Activities can only be booked through the activities desk that charges a fee per activity booked. It is the first time that we see the equivalent of a Concierge charging for recommendations or... More 

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BoveyCastleHotel, General Manager at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Further to your review I would like to confirm that we do not charge for all activities , some a free for example the daily Hawking Experience , edd collection etc. All activities are prominantly displayed with costs. My understanding with the horse riding is that the other riders had to wait for you and then when you did arrive... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise trip booked for me by my husband. What a stunning location, beautiful hotel, attentive staff and a very relaxing stay! He also booked a massage for me at the Spa. Leanne Field was superb - this is the massage I have been waiting for! Knots in my back I have known for 15 years vanished! The... More 

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  • Very good(15)
  • Afternoon tea(13)
  • Golf course(13)
  • Swimming pool(9)
  • Service charge(7)
  • Edwardian restaurant(6)
  • Spa treatments(3)
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