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Bovey Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
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Tavistock
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“Superb”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

A warm welcome, a superb building in a stunning location, a large clean and comfortable room with an amazing view, delicious food and fine drink. But what really makes staying here exceptional is the quality of the staff who do everything they can to ensure staying here is a truly great experience. It is not cheap but the best rarely is.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Devonport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Chose the hotel for a Champagne afternoon tea to celebrate a very special birthday. The welcome began as we drove to the front of the hotel. Despite the time of year, it was a cool day, but log fires only added to the wonderful atmosphere. Once seated by a fire, the armchairs were so comfortable we were in no hurry to get up, we were served chilled glasses of wonderful champagne. The tea was served with such style yet was in no way pretentious. To say it was a fabulous tea just doesn't do it justice. It was beautifully presented and each mouthful bursting with flavour. I think this is going to be an annual event.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Taunton
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I booked a day spa at Bovey Castle to meet an old friend, using a Groupon voucher and couldnt have had a better day. The service was excellent but unobtrusive, the spa facilities excellent and the staff very thoughtful. As it was Christmas the hotel was decorated beautifully with open fires and everywhere looked really inviting. We had lunch in the bistro, and although portion sizes looked small, the food was very good.

I would throughly recommend it

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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BoveyCastleHotel, Bovey Castle management team at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for leaving feedback on your recent spa day at Bovey Castle, we're delighted to hear that your friend and you enjoyed your visit to the hotel and use of its spa facilities. As the flagship spa for SUNDARI in the UK, our therapists are trained with techniques and products that are found at only the most exclusive spas in the country, specialising in Indian Ayurvedic healing.

Your feedback regarding portion sizing has been noted by the Castle Bistro's chef, who is also pleased to accept your praise for the quality of dishes on offer on the autumn/winter menu.

Hopefully you will choose Bovey Castle once again to meet with family and friends.
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Devon
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had an offer to stay overnight with meal and breakfast, otherwise would probably not have been able to afford to stay here! We loved it and are really glad that we found this lovely place. Booked at as a surprise for my fiancé birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The evening meal was delicious and the open fires in each of the lounges were great especially for pre and after dinner drinks. Beaky the resident parrot was entertaining. The breakfast was a huge selection and I would recommend the eggs benedict. Staff were very friendly and polite throughout our stay. The spa and pool is stunning and walking through the snow in the grounds is definitely recommended. Also suggest having an afternoon tea as although it's not cheap, it's delicious, very filling (don't have it before a big supper!). Need to reserve a space as I reckon it would get busy at peak times.
Anyway, enough praise, just go and enjoy if you are looking for a romantic break away with your loved one.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We used to visit Bovey Castle when it was the 'Manor House' every year. The hotel then got taken over a few years ago & the prices were very expensive. We saw an offer on an Internet site & decided to return for my birthday. What an amazing experience! The hotel has always held fond memories, but the service on our 3 night stay on this visit was exceptional. The only time we have experienced such outstanding service was last year on a cruise on the Regent Seven Seas 'Voyager'. We drew up at the hotel door to be met by a young friendly gentlemen dressed in a green waxed jacket & wellies. He whisked our luggage up to our room. A very polite & friendly young lady, dressed in the same attire, then introduced herself & proceeded to show us around the hotel & then escorted us to our room. This was very well appointed. We've never had so much bottled water in our fridge before & even at nightly turndown! As my partner & I drink a lot of water, this was much appreciated! Every member of staff was so friendly & accommodating! Two members of staff exceeded our expectations, Julia & Adam. Who ever trains the staff at Bovey, needs to be commended. Although at the end of our stay the bill included a service charge, we didn't mind this at all as all the staff deserved this! We'll certainly be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We were lucky enough to visit when the snow had arrived. This made the actual castle look amazing and truly magical. The staff were all so welcoming and friendly from the valet parking, the tour on arrival, the room service and the dining in the Edwardian Grill. All the staff were smiling, chatty and very pleasant. The castle inside was breathtaking. immaculate, clean and cosy!! The whole experience is memorable for all the right reasons. The pool area was stunning too with a fantastic view across the grounds, which seemed surreal. Highly recommend visiting, even for lunch.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Excellent hotel with good facilities but with very high prices to match. Staff and surroundings are very comfortable so hard to fault. However the bar and restaurant prices were higher than expected even house wine was almost £30 hard to justify for a good Rioja.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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BoveyCastleHotel, Bovey Castle management team at Bovey Castle Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Your praise for the Bovey Castle's location and facilities is gratefully received by the hotel's staff, who work tremendously hard to create an experience of English luxury we're all extremely proud of.

We believe that £24 for a bottle of carefully-selected Rioja from our house selection, in a fine dining restaurant, is not an unrealistic price to pay by present day standards. However, by actively participating in sites such as TripAdvisor, we positively encourage feedback from our guests to see where we have excelled or could improve, including areas such as pricing. We are a five-star property and we do not deny that our prices are matched according to the products and service we offer our guests, ensuring continuously high standards.
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Property: Bovey Castle Hotel
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 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 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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