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“Beautiful Luxury Hotel in Breathtaking Scenery” 5 of 5 stars
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Bovey Castle Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful Luxury Hotel in Breathtaking Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Bovey Castle offers the best of a luxury getaway and a back-to-nature retreat as the hotel sits in the exquisite hills of Dartmoor. The bedrooms are luxurious without being overly fussy and the mattress and linens combined to make one of the best night's sleep I've had. The staff and service were brilliant, always there when you needed something, but never intrusive. Each room in the common areas has something special to offer, especially "Beakey," the African Grey Parrot who has the cheekiest laugh you've ever heard! The fireplaces in the evening were enchanting and offered the perfect setting to unwind before bed. If you ever get a chance to visit Bovey Castle, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy your stay in this gorgeous hotel in the midst of some of the most beautiful scenery in England.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience on your stay at Bovey Castle. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

From the moment you drive through the gates you know you are somewhere special. The drive through the stunning mature grounds gives you a taste of what is to come. We stayed in one of their lodges with friends (6 adults and 4 children in total) there was plenty of room. The lodges are beautifully decorated and well equipped with a touch of luxury too - we didn't want to leave. The staff are wonderful, in fact, I've never been so well looked after, it really is VIP treatment. My only regret is not having time to have a round of golf, the course looked amazing, I guess I have a great excuse to come back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
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Totnes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a fantastic weekend staying in one of the luxury lodges. Everything in the lodge was perfect, the most comfy bed imaginable, lovely decor and a very relaxing ambiance. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who were are very friendly and approachable. The view from the lodge was stunning and the grounds were gorgeous.

We ate in the Bistro which was delicious and the ice creams were so good that all the adults had one too.

I would recommend this to anyone, a rare gem, where 5 star really is 5 star. There is so much to do there - spa, gym, golf, outdoor activities and nature events for the children, lovely food, tennis and walks - we are very much looking forward to going back.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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BoveyCastleHotel, Bovey Castle Managment Team at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Our estate lodges are certainly a very popular way to enjoy all that Bovey Castle has to offer. They provide both privacy and seclusion whilst still allowing you access to all the hotel facilities, including all the wonderful activities for children to enjoy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Bovey Castle again soon.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed for a spa weekend away and loved it. Stunning grounds and walking was lovely after dinner. Lots of golfers and atmosphere was pleasant. Roaring fires, long wine list and friendly staff made this a good choice for us. We both enjoyed our spa treatments and thought the whole experience was relaxing and invigorating. We will be going back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I came to Bovey Castle over the weekend with a few friends as a birthday treat. We stayed in one of the lodges which was amazing, the size, the cleanliness and how relaxing they are was just perfect for us. Our meal in the bistro was lovely, ive had plenty of burgers but this one topped my list. Special thanks to Federico for his hospitality, and made a birthday night very special, top guy. Played golf the next day and what an experience that was, tough course but would highly recomend to anyone to go and play. One of the best ive played.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I've just spent a week at Bovey Castle on the edge of Dartmoor. An expensive indulgence, but very worth it. Everyone should treat themselves to a stay there. You won't be disappointed! Lovely place set in beautiful grounds with great walks and it's dog friendly!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ashley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you want to truly get away from it all in a idyllic setting, Bovey Castle is a must! Five star service, fabulous food, large, plush accomodating bedrooms and the entire hotel feels like a family home - on a very grand scale. Luxury and comfort, faultless service, 340 acres of grounds to explore...would definitely recommend it everyone!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > North Bovey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bovey Castle Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 63
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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Bovey Castle North
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