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“Where nothing is too much trouble, how a Hotel should be”
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The Dartmoor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ashburton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2013

this is an hotel that you visit even if it means making a detour from your original destination, this is not just somewhere to eat, rest and sleep this is an experience, part of your trip not to be missed.
The rooms are extremely comfortable, a warm and welcoming bar and restaurant where the food can only be described as superb.
If like me you value good service then this place is for you, this isn't just good it's great! Nothing but nothing is too much trouble, how a hotel should be.
The staff are all without exception, attentive, professional and friendly, set within walking distance of the town of Ashburton this is really a hotel you will be sure to revisit.........
I have many times and will continue to do so, congratulations to Trevor & Diane and the quite outstanding Claire for being hosts par excellence!
looking forward to my return sitting next to that wonderful log fire enjoying the ambiance and the company.....................

Room Tip: fear not fellow travelers there really isn't a bad room however check out the four-posters, exce...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Wow....Thank you!

We will pass on your comments to all our staff, as we have said many times, we are extremely proud of our team, and they love to receive praise such as yours.

We are delighted that you enjoy you visits and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

we stayed here for a christmas party for work and i didnt know what to expect . i was delightfully amazed .relaxed atmosphere and staff instantly made me relaxed and ready for my evening.
The food was hot and tasty and plenty of it .The bedroom was warm ,clean and tidy and plenty of linen and reshreshments .i was very surprised that such a small hotel could give such a great evening and the log fire was amazing and a very big bonus for me .

Room Tip: we were in the main building very traditional
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you for your comments. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay, particularly during the festive season when we are so busy.
We are extremely proud of our staff, who work hard with us to give our clients an enjoyable experience.
We hope that we will see you again this year.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

just returned from 2 nights at this hotel. it was in a great position for touring devon, very comfortable rooms, fantastic breakfasts and the staff were very helpful. would definatly stay there again.
also the nearby town of ashburton was well worth a visit, some lovely shops and local pubs were very helpful and friendly

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank billi160
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you for your review.
We are fortunate to be in an ideal location for both Dartmoor National Park, the South West Coast and between Exeter and Plymouth.

We hope that you decide to stay with us again to explore the South West.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Have been here a couple of times once for a carvery and recently for our works xmas party although the service is excellent the food is average, firstly the carvery which was ok, expensive for what you get I have had other carvery's locally and have eaten in the Royal Oak and the Silent Whistle and both are better in terms of quality. The Party was poor a colleague had pate on toast which consisted of a quarter of a slice of bread and a chunk of pate for starters and the food was very average, also we purchased a bottle of house wine and it cost £20 and was not at all nice it tasted like a cheap bottle of supermarket plonk. Our previous years do was at Ashburton Con Club and was far superior, its a shame as its put us off going again. I would love to give a more positive review but feel I can't on this occasion but on the good side the place is very clean and tidy and the staff and service are great.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

We are sorry that you have not enjoyed your dining experiences at the Dartmoor Lodge. Your comments have been noted. We believe that your colleague was offered more bread but declined the offer, we are always keen to ensure that our guests enjoy their visit to us, and had we known at the time that your party were not happy we are sure we could have altered your opinion of us!. We do not have "House Wines", but do offer a selection of wines by the glass and bottle, and work with our wine supplier to produce a wine list that will compliment our cuisine and as such do not stock lower end of the market wine choices, however it is unfortunate that the wine that you selected, which was not one of our less expensive wines was not to your liking.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was the third time we have stayed here. All the staff are really welcoming and helpful. The rooms are spacious and very clean, Food is very good and well priced. Breakfast is well worth getting up for.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to make your comments. We hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Once again, thanks to Trevor & Diane and every member of the team at the Dartmoor Lodge. We've had another lovely week there and were very pleased to find that everything is still at the usual high standard. We've been going to this hotel for many years and have got to know all the members of staff and have always found everyone to be helpful, friendly and good at their jobs - one of the reasons we keep returning. We always have the same room, and this was beautifully decorated with a well-appointed bathroom and lovely views. Spacious car parking always makes arriving and departing easy, and there were always plenty of spaces available when we returned each day, no matter how busy the hotel was. As the evenings begin to get a bit chilly in November, the feature fireplace made the bar a very welcoming environment for a drink in the evening and dinner in the restaurant was always superb and served exactly as we had asked. Highly recommended hotel in a great location. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you linda, it is always such a pleasure to see you both. I'm sorry not to have responded sooner, but you know us!!!, we look forward to seeing you again this year.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

This place came highly reccommended and we can see why!!! We loved every second of our stay. the rooms were beautiful, staff were very helpfull and the food was to die for!!!! not to mention being set in one of teh most beautiful locations I have ever seen. We are already planning our return visit!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

We must apologies for not responding sooner, life is always hectic!! Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are pleased that you intend to return again.

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Additional Information about The Dartmoor Lodge

Address: Peartree Cross, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7JW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Ashburton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ashburton
Price Range: $83 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Dartmoor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now under private ownership, the Dartmoor Lodge, nestled between rolling hills on the edge of Dartmoor, yet deceptively close to the A38. Perfect base to explore the beautiful Devon countryside. Beamed restaurant, open fire, locally sourced produce. Friendly and efficient staff. 22 en-suite rooms, meeting/conference facilities, function rooms. ... more   less 
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