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Soar Mill Cove Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   near Salcombe, Malborough, Salcombe TQ73DS, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Malborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
dorset
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Over the last few years we have re-visited hotels and found a few of their special touches missing, obviously due to having to cut costs etc. Soar mill cove hotel however is getting better and better and on this occasion (our 3rd visit) we noticed a vast improvement to the leisure area and pool. Matt on reception was his usual self, friendly and welcoming, the rest of the family and staff were all fantastic too. We were a party of 8 in 3 rooms and all agree that Soar mill cove hotel is like home away from home because it has such a great relaxed feel about it. We opted for the fillet steak in the evening and it was perfect, all the food was fantastic and we can't recommend this hotel and restaurant enough. It's not cheap but we will be back for sure.

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room, they are all on the ground floor!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
It’s always lovely to welcome back returning guests, it really does add a family feel to the hotel. As you so rightly mentioned in your review we always strive to improve with more improvements planned for this coming winter. Matt and the team work incredibly hard to ensure our guests are well look after, I’m delighted that you and the family had such a wonderful stay.
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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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Cornworthy, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend recommended this hotel, and I booked for one night's dinner bed & breakfast to celebrate my husband's birthday (we live about 15 miles away, but driving around here after a good meal and drink is not advisable!). It was so good, we stayed for an extra night and also booked for a Christmas break, The rooms are large and comfortable, the food is lovely, and the hotel has great views over the sea. The welcome was genuinely warm - special thanks to Matt and Becky on reception.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Great to hear that the hotel was recommended to you and you was able to enjoy a relaxing break with us. I’m so pleased that you were well look after and we can welcome you back this coming Christmas.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed 5th to the 9th of July with all of our family 11 of us.... My grandad slipped on the pool side due to his age and being a little unstable broke his leg.... But the staff particularly Matt on reception were very helpful. My family were at the beach at the time and he ran down to the them impressive.... But then ran back up to the hotel.... Even more impressive as I was out of breath just walking back from the beach. Can't thank you enough for that Matt.

Now the rooms well they were very well kept and working in a hotel myself I know what to look for. Not a speck of dust anywhere and be live me I checked :)

Food and service were second to non I put on a few pounds (did not go down well with wife to be) busy it was so good. The waitress Jess was lovely always smiling and she seemed to do so much there at breakfast cleaned the rooms and back for dinner service amazing thank you.

I apologize I didn't get all the staff members names but you all where so nice and helpful.

Thank you again from the King family. All the best to Jess I hope you see your family soon

Chris

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
I’m delighted that you all had such a lovely family holiday despite the unexpected accident. Matt seems to cope very well with everything that is thrown at him, once again he has proved to be a relaxed head in an emergency. Jess indeed deserves plenty of praise! she always has a smile on her face and is a very important member of the team. I’ll be sure to congratulate all the staff for looking after you so well. I hope that Mr King makes a full recovery and we can welcome you back next year.
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The road to this hotel is narrow but it is short, and when you arrive, the view is exquisite. It is near the Coast path so there are delightful walks immediately from the hotel. The rooms are comfortable and the food was of the highest quality with emphasis on home made dishes, jams etc. There is a convenient washing machine and drier available for no charge. The hotel is small so booking early is essential. The staff are extremely helpful. With all the walking I needed a podiatrist. They found one for me who had a vacancy and made the appointment. I look forward to the next visit.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you firstly for your lovely review! We are so lucky to have such a lovely location, I would also call it exquisite. It’s great to hear that you were so well looked after and enjoy your experience with us. I look forward to welcoming you back.
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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I rang to book for lunch. No problem. Just come. We did but were told the lunch menu of two courses for £15 wasn't available. The menu offered was very limited and not what we wanted. The people on the next table were in the same position. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
I’m sorry that you left so disappointed; clearly we made an advertising error. We are just about to launch a new exciting lunch menu with some very tasty sharing plates, in the hope that we can add something extra special to a daytime at the Cove.
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Somerset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights the beginning of June. It is a beautiful peaceful place, ideal for a relaxing break. As weather was glorious we really did not want to leave our sunny patio complete with parasols and sun loungers overlooking the sea. The staff were very obliging - nothing too much trouble! If you want to get away from it all and enjoy natural surroundings, this is the place. Would definitely recommend!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Indeed the Soar Mill Cove Hotel is a very special place, which we love to share with all our residents! I’m delighted that you had such a lovely stay, I’ll be sure to pass on your congratulation onto the staff.
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hotel is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the planet! The attention to detail is faultless, the staff are delightful, attentive, smiling and helpful. The swimming pool (salt water, heated) is large and well maintained. The food was fresh, well prepared and very special, even the raspberry jam with scones was of the highest quality and no doubt homemade. We left feeling relaxed and although the price is quite high it is worth every penny!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith Makepeace, Manager at Soar Mill Cove Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Our location is indeed magical and I’m so pleased that you had such an enjoyable holiday. The staff always gives 100%, there’s nothing we want more than our guests to go home feeling relaxed and well looked after. The Salt water swimming pool has been a huge success; it really has added that wow factor to our leisure complex. Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcome you back.
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Address: near Salcombe, Malborough, Salcombe TQ73DS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe > Malborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Malborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Soar Mill Cove Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soar Mill Cove Hotel near Salcombe is a family run hotel & luxury self catering. A good base for walking holidays, short breaks & in holiday times popular with families enjoying caring service. A great base to explore South Devon. No stay is complete without dining in our sea view 2 Rosette Restaurant and the hotel offers best value when taking an inclusive break. All rooms have DVD library, flat screen TVs, WiFi free throughout, but limited connection speeds and no mobile phone signal in this rural idyll. 10 Acres of grounds and plenty of free parking. NEW salt water indoor heated swimming pool , sauna, gym & Spa Treatments, "just for fun" pitch and putt golf, table tennis, lawn tennis in season and snooker. Near Kingsbridge, Hope Cove, Salcombe, Thurlestone and Dartmouth. Luxury Self Catering Villas with up to 5 bedrooms. Available for exclusive use sea view weddings, so that no other guests are disturbed. New for 2015 the rather rugged approach road has been replaced with a lovely smooth driveway, the first of our new bathrooms are been rolled starting with The Makepeace Suite now ready for you holiday ... more   less 
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