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The Dartmoor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ashburton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed here on 9th February 2013,and didnt just stay on a trip, we got married here!!

Just the most incredible place, excellent service from ALL the staff, clean and tidy, actually cannot complain one bit at all. The food (Not just the wedding food) was second to non, better than many resturants in the area.

All the things in the room that we needed was there and our guests that needed anything extra (corkscrew) were provided to them without a blink of an eye and nothing was too much trouble.

Would most definatley stay here again for a night away without a doubt, gorgeous setting, great location, just amazing!!

Thanks to Di and Trev and all there team for everything.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Thanks Lee and Clare, it was an amazing day, a pleasure to be part of!

Hope to see you soon.
Dix

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A bit late, but wanted to write about the murder mystery night. After hearing great reviews, we tried the one on Halloween night with a couple of friends. The restaurant looked great, the staff were attentive as always. The food was very good, and the murder mystery actors were fabulous, totally including us in their story, would totally recommend to anyone.. We are definately coming again, really loved it .... The owners have done a fantastic job ... Well done , cant wait to do it all again...........

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Diane C, Owner at The Dartmoor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Hi Pete,
Thanks for this review. Our Murder Mystery nights are brilliant fun. We will be putting a date up in June or July and will let you know when it is confirmed.

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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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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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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: $81 - $128 (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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