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“A truely special hotel in the most stunning setting that lives up to the 5 star rating”
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Bovey Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
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Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at bovey castle for a birthday treat and it really was a soecial treat. A beautiful country estate, the castle is stunning in a relaxed and friendly way old school country glamour. Loads of activites and the walks are stunning as such a beautiful spot. Service was impeccible as was the room although we had to pay for an upgrade for a better view. Food in the edwardian restaurant was excellent i felt the other restaurant was a little plain for the hotel but good food and greatif you have kids. Fantastic hitel hope to visit again one day

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Reviewed January 6, 2013


Found the website. Looked and Sounded fantastic. Phoned to book for lunch for a special occasion based on what I saw and read. Very cheery Receptionist informed me, after putting me on hold for a while, that NO lunches whatsoever are being served tomorrow at Bovey Castle but "please call another day..."

Disappointed...

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Roger W
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Fantastic
It’s hard to describe the atmosphere for New Year at Bovey Castle, having seen in the New Year in many locations, this year at Bovey Castle was without doubt one of the best. How a hotel catering for such a large amount of people can manage to create such a magical evening is a credit to the Manager and staff.
The hotel was buzzing with everybody dancing and enjoying themselves, yet you could still find a comfortable sofa to sit back, have a chat and just and soak up the wonderful ambience that this beautiful hotel provides. The food was excellent and the midnight fireworks display topped the evening off, especially for the kids who really loved it.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank James R
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I would say this hotel is 4 star at best, it was plesent but not amazingly luxurious as I would expect from hotel that classedl as a 5 star hotel. When I stay in a 5 star hotel I don't expect the room and bathroom to be in any worse condition then my own at home but the bathroom in this hotel had water stained and damaged wallpaper and used a cheap steel peddle bin with fixtures that were about to fall off the walls...more 3 star then 5.

Overall I felt this hotel was trading on its impressive 'castle' exterior and interior which was very impressive and charming however, it lacked 5 stat details i.e. not a fresh flower insight and very basic table settings in the fine dining restautant. The 'Bistro' which was the more 'relaxed more contemporary' restaurant was looked like any motorway services restaurant and lacked any character of the castle with zero ambiance.

Some of the waiting staff looked as if they needed a weeks sleep and their unifomrs were a little scruffy with one waitress that seem to lack any training, In the same breath we did encounter some very bright and enthusiastic members of staff who seem to mainly be the managers.

Overall impressive building and grounds but not service or the attention to detail that really make a 5 star hotel, it's currently in much need of maintainance and refining.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank Jsmatt
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The hearts desire of my brothers bride to be was a Fairy Tale Wedding, my brother, a true gentleman, was determined to give her exactly that.

After scouring the country for a suitable backdrop for the great occasion, the next step was to interview the short listed venues. Sadly most just didn’t get it. The desire to do something truly different and magical.

Fortunately Federico the general manager and his team at Bovey Castle understood completely and were very willing to participate in the wishes of the bride and groom and help create a truly memorable occasion.

Most wedding guests dressed in character costume, with the backdrop of the Castle, and in no small part with the help of Federico and his team a truly magical occasion was created.

The guests all had a two nights stay, the rooms are comfortable, the food excellent, the staff willing but discreet, always there to help in any way they could. If you want to spoil yourself this would make a wonderful venue, very classy but not stuffy.

Room Tip: The rooms across the back of the hotel have a wonderful view of the grounds and beyond.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is our second visit this year.
What an amazing Christmas, NOTHING was too much trouble and all the fantastic staff are clued together by the extremly capable and customer focused Fed.
If its great rooms,huge lodges you will not be disappointed with the decor service or furniture/decor.
You sit with your feet up while you are treated like Kings and Queens.
It was one of the best Christmas's my family have ever had.
DON'T HESITATE TO BOOK.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We spent a family new years eve at Bovey Castle and had a wonderful time. We shared a family room (two children, two adults). The entire experience was fabulous - excellent staff (Especcially Manager Frederico and staff member Lauren). The Castle itself is beautifully maintained, has lots of nooks and crannies to explore and remarkably every modern conveience. The grounds are worth a good explore. We enjoyed wonderful afternoon teas, falconry displays, ferret racing and golf lessons. The NYE reception party was fantastic, very English and whilst incredibly posh, the people were very laid back and friendly. What a fire works display! Highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE, England
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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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
Price Range: $184 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bovey Castle Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within its own private estate on the dramatically-beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a 5 AA Red 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 60 bedroom hotel and 22 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 decor 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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