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The Old Rectory Hotel

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Berry Ground Lane, Martinhoe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4QT, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Burghfield Common
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights and loved it. The ambience of the hotel is informal but with great attention to detail in decor and service. The food was excellent and the wine list had offerings to suit all tastes, with reasonable prices. We liked it so much that we booked for a return stay in the autumn.

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Bodmin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only room available for our dates was the m pst expensive, but as a package it was well worthwhile. Huw and Sam made it a most enjoyable stay with good food, although a limited choice, and a great selection of excellent wines.

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thought your suite offered good value for money. Of the three room types we have, our 4 suites are the most popular and usually the first to be booked. It is good to read that you enjoyed your food. We offer a small menu... More 

Derbyshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic break we couldn't have wished for anything more. Hospitality was excellent, friendly and very welcoming. The evening meal experience was wonderful with lovely, well presented meals. If you are looking for a break to get away from everything, this is the place to go.

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Your lovely feedback about our food has made our chef's day and we really appreciate your compliments. More 

Stratford-upon-avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the Old Rectory is superb. We stayed in the Arlington Suite which was amazing. The complimentary tea and cake served in the afternoon was a real treat and the evening meal and breakfast was simply stunning. We have booked to go there next year for our silver wedding anniversary and we will definitely be going back again this... More 

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed looking after during your recent short stay with us here at The Old Rectory and thank you for reviewing your experience at the hotel on Tripadvisor. We are really delighted that you have chosen to spend your silver anniversary with us next year and cant wait to help you celebrate 25 years of marriage. More 

Higham Ferrers
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have just returned from our second visit to this wonderful little hotel and have already booked again for next year. There isn’t much which can be said which hasn’t already been by previous reviewers, but the highlights again for us were; the perfect location - the hotel is set in the most beautiful dramatic scenery, with... More 

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

It was lovely to see you both back at The Old Rectory again this Easter and we were really touched by your really lovely review. Good food and wine and friendly service are at the heart of everything we do and it was lovely to read that you find our passion and love of what we do infectious. You have... More 

London, England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
68 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say we had no idea what to expect at this place but it had been brought to our attention by a review at the cool hotels section of the Saturday Times. Firstly the amount of people that were there on repeat visits speaks volumes for the success of the Hotel. The place and running of the place... More 

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

We were really delighted by your review and we are pleased that you very much enjoyed your stay with us. As you say we are a small hotel and we, as owners are very much involved front of house service delivery. I suppose this is quite unusual these days but we passionately believe that good friendly service is the very... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am running out of superlatives when it comes to a delightful stay at the Old Rectory. My wife and I spent four more LOVELY days in this gem of a hotel. I am sometimes asked why do we keep going back to the same place?....simple - it is truly special. The building is an immaculate gem. The setting is... More 

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

As always, it is our greatest pleasure to have welcomed you back for your 8th visit here. It seems hard to believe but there are 8 Reviews showing that you have written over the years following your now regular holidays here in this idyllic part of Exmoor. Thank you for writing such a positive review. Your kind words, which we... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb stay as always and Huw and Sam keep their standards very high. A real home from home break. The room was warm, comfortable and very very clean as were all the public areas. Nothing is too much trouble for Huw and Sam.

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Neil Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay with us - we are pleased that we lived up to your expectations again and that you enjoyed your time here with us! We hope you had a lovely couple of days at GIdleigh Park after your stay here and we look forward to seeing you both again... More 

hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to a hotel so many times before, but The Old Rectory is total perfection. Starting from the warm welcome we received from Huw and Sam. Sam took us to our lovely room The Paddock, beautiful room lovely views across the garden. We then went down to the orangery for lovely afternoon tea, with a beautiful cherry... More 

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Debbie It was lovely to see you both again last weekend back at The Old Rectory. We have decided that you have won an Award in the "The Old Rectorian who has road tested the largest number of Bedrooms" category. I am sure that this was room number 9 out a total of 11! Thank you so much for... More 

Axminster
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the hotel quality ,service and welcoming ambience far exceeding our expectations from our experiences staying at other hotels. We have already booked and are looking forward to a return trip this year.

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to welcome you back to the hotel after 35 years - we are sure you will have noticed one or two changes since you were last here! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stayso much that you are coming to see us again in the Autumn as Old Rectorians! More 

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