This was our first stay and hopefully not our last. An African Scops owl was perched on the reception desk when we checked in, which is an example of how this hotel is truly a country retreat with a difference. All the staff were very friendly and after reading reviews we took the guided tour of the hotel when offered!
We stayed using a travel voucher and whilst we hoped for an upgrade ( we did ask as it was our 15 year wedding Anniversary) we stayed in a castle view room ( which is what we paid for!) which was fair enough I suppose as the deal was already a good one!
Our room no.12 overlooked the front entrance and also the delivery yard which meant a very early 6am wake up call! Not ideal but the room itself was comfortable with a big comfy bed, chairs to relax and a large bathroom. Everything was spotlessly clean although the bath panel needs to be repainted where the water escapes when showering and there were water marks on the wall paper.
Dinner in the Edwardian grill was excellent although it took a while to order and be shown to our table (1 hour) and it was a quiet night so perhaps things go faster when they are under pressure? We did think they had forgotten about us after two drinks in the bar and my husband had to go and ask if we could order!
I would recommend the cream tea, the Chateaubriand and the friendly staff!
Really do let them do their job and do everything for you as the service charge when you leave covers this and I think is very fair.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within its own private estate on the dramatically-beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a five-star country house hotel and an unrivalled destination for a luxurious rural retreat. Built at the turn of the century, Bovey Castle has remained loyal to the subtle vision of grandeur upon which it was founded, and the understated-elegance of this bygone era continues to echo throughout the hotel. Within the 275-acre estate sits the 64 bedroom hotel and 14 granite lodges, both offering luxurious accommodation for family breaks, activity holidays, romantic escapes or corporate and incentive team building. The championship 18-hole golf course surrounds the historic manor house, while the estate lends itself perfectly to Bovey Castle’s extensive selection of on-site resort activities. Immerse yourself in the luxuriously-appointed décor and outstanding service, relax in the holistic spa and indulge your taste buds with decadent food and fabulous wines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bovey Castle North
- Hotel Bovey Castle
- Bovey Castle Hotel North Bovey, England