Had a lovely stay at Bovey Castle. Had diffuculting in actually finding the place, went for miles along extreemly narrow roads - would be very useful to have much more sinage locally. We were not the only guests who had this problem.
There were a few things that were not 'perfect' but overall it was a great experience and wonderful break.
On checking in we were given a very small room up three flights of stairs (my husband uses a walking stick). On the way to the room my heart had already sunk, the carpet was threadbare and the staircase had dark green tiles on it, like an old pulbic toilet! I asked to be moved to a larger room and was given the choice of 2 largers rooms. The staff were very good and accommodating. We chose No 21 and it was perfect.
Dinner in the Edwardian Restaurant was good, no complaints - portions were small, but that suited us both.
Next morning went for a swim. Lockers in the ladies changing rooms were 'locked', noone around to ask for a key. Tiles in ladies shower need a good scrub. Black mould between some of the tiles. No water or other refreshments laid out in the swimming pool area. There was plenty of furniture here so a table with a water fountain, etc could easily have been set up. Otherwise pool was lovely, nice temperatuire and not too much cholrine. By the way there is no shallow end just about 4ft deep from end to end.
If you get the chance do enjoy the Falconry display at around 10.00 each monring outside the restaurant. Very entertaining and the falconer is very knowledgable about his birds of prey.
The staff are great, very friendly and helpful, the Manager Federico is charming and very attentive.
Overall a great break, will do it again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bovey Castle North
- Hotel Bovey Castle
- Bovey Castle Hotel North Bovey, England