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Highbullen Hotel

3.0 of 5 Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9HD, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have just come home from hosting a conference at HB and as a venue would give it five gold stars. The setting and scenery are of course remote but beautiful and when you couple this with the superb..and I mean superb..facilities..it really was a joy to work there. The foyer is grand but welcoming, the meeting and event rooms... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a table for 4 in the Devon View Dining room for Sunday lunch, to be honest not expecting anything amazing as the prices are so reasonable but were pleasantly blown away! We got a little lost looking for the restaurant in the Hotel which was brilliant as it gave me a chance to have a nosey around. I... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

having just returned from a family visit in Barnstaple from Surrey i felt i needed to write a few pointers down about High Bullen and its golf course and facilities. Yes i understand that the course is wet and the tees are forward but no excuse for yardage markers being in the wrong place the pins didnt look like they... More

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most stunning wedding venue in Devon! After searching and visiting other local wedding venues,we came across as I can only describe as a gem and fell in love with it! I can not praise Leanne, Douglas and the team enough. Fantastic wedding package and service that is simply first class. There is no other place like Highbullen... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fabulous review. On behalf of Leanne and Douglas, as well as the rest of the team, thank you for choosing us as the venue for your wedding. I must say how privileged we were to have you with us, on your special day. It is great to read such comments about the staff. They are... More

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked dinner in the Devon View dining room. Good service, very nice modern British cuisine heading in the direction of Michelin star territory for quality and presentation. Quite a gem. It's just a pity that the dining room was so quiet as only residents seemed to know about it.

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Devon View Restaurant so much. It was interesting to read your comments about the standard of food we are producing. We have a policy not to chase accolades but to cook to the best of our ability every single day, it is therefore that only with... More

Hassocks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With 3 other couples we repeated a 3 night stay at the High Bullen after 28years. It is difficult to find anything amiss. The whole experience was first class. The staff, accommodation, dining room ,golf, tennis, swimming,snooker etc were outstanding. Fortunately the weather was fairly kind (mid October), and we were all happy to repeat the exercise much sooner than... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am thrilled you all enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure not only to read such a glowing review but to have you back with us after such a long time. I look forward to welcoming you back (but please don't leave it another 28 years!). Best wishes, James More

Worcs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Highbullen ... our first scored a "five." If we were rating the staff at Highbullen, they would definitely get a five star plus ... helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient ... simply couldn't be faulted. The location is to die for and the rooms very nice. However, this time we went as a group (on our... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Naturally I am disappointed to to read your review. Particularly your comments about the quality of the food. We clearly pride ourselves on our good quality (as you can see from almost all the reviews on this site) so I really am not sure where we failed you on this occasion. I will discuss with... More

Crediton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We were given a voucher for a Champagne Tea for our ruby wedding anniversary. As we live fairly close by decided to book it at Highbullen Hotel as I wanted to see the leisure facilities. We were not disappointed, a beautiful setting with views of beautiful Devon from most windows. There was more than enough for 2 to eat in... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your afternoon tea so much. We are working hard to develop a reputation for afternoon tea, so I am particularly pleased to have read your comments. It's nice to see our efforts starting to pay off. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes, James More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Interesting that when we collected our bill a note was pinned to the invoice asking us to 'review us on trip advisor' which I thought was brave considering our experience. It was a one night stopover on our way to South Devon, with a couple of games of golf. We did have problems confirming the terms ( golf included) and... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David Many thanks for your review. Naturally I am sorry to have read your disappointment, we clearly failed to reach your expectations on this occasion. The "building site" that you were next to is our new £2m function suite, The Palazzo. The reason reception (and my operations manager) were surprised by the work going on is because up until... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a courtyard room with great amenities and a huge 4 poster bed.Everything about this place was top class and wonderfully presented,from the stunning location,views,on site leisure facilities,tennis courts,pools and golf course and the friendly and attentive staff.Hotel restaurant was great,excellent menu and service,supplemented by a lovely bar area with reasonably priced and varied bar snacks.If like... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David Thank you for your wonderful review. We are all thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Highbullen so much. We will look forward to seeing you back here soon. Kindest regards, James More

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Address: Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Umberleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Highbullen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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