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The Old Rectory Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Martinhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This has been our 8th visit to this fantastic hotel, it is still as fantastic as the first time we came. Sam and Huw always greet us with such warmth it is like meeting up with old friends(after 8 visits I think we are). We are always greeted by the rest of the staff in the same manner. We stayed in Westgate this time which is just as beautiful as the rest of the rooms, we have only got 4 more rooms to try, it would be hard to choose a favouriate because they are all so stylish, quiet and comfortable rooms, with great en-suites to match. The food is superb. Starting with afternoon tea with cakes to die for, but you have to make sure you leave room for the 4 course evening meal. Starting with pre-dinner drinks where you choose from the fantastic menu and Sam is always on hand to give advice regarding the most appropriate wine to go with your meal choice and to end with coffee in the orangery or one of the lounges, where you can chat to other guests about what you have been doing during the day and what adventures you might be doing on the next day.

Once you have stayed here you will totally understand why Huw and Sam have achieved so many awards, with lots more to come I am sure.

We will certainly be back have to try the rest of the rooms and if I can't make up my mind which is my favourite room I will have to start all over again.

I will never tire of coming to this beautiful hotel. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

We are very fortunate to have so many loyal Old Rectorians, who come back every year to see us. We really appreciate the loyalty and support that so many people have given us over the years and, yes, you are right, many have become friends.

We get incredible job satisfaction and pleasure from reading your many reviews about your stays with us over the years and after 8 stays you really know what you are talking about!

Thank you so much for your love of the hotel and Exmoor and your support over the years.

Huw & Sam

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Booked this a coupe of days before we arrived, wished it could have been longer. First class hotel, with wonderful hospitality from Sam & Hew and the team. Food was superb followed by a very comfortable nights sleep. This is how it should be done and it deserves its accolades. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Thank you very much for writing about your short stay with us last week. We are delighted that you slept well after a good dinner.

To say "this is how it should be done" was really kind - thank you very much!

See you soon

Huw & Sam

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

A beautiful hotel set in outstanding countryside. We had a quiet and comfortable bedroom. The meals were excellent and the service good. It was lovely to be offered a vegetarian menu with 3 options each evening.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay - we are pleased that you enjoyed your break with us in this lovely, peaceful part of the world.

We think that vegetarians often get a bit of a poor deal in many hotels and restaurants and are often treated as an "afterthought" We passionately believe that, it is not only good customer service but also basic good manners, to offer a full vegetarian menu with some variety so we have a choice of 3 starters and 3 main courses and this changes every day. We are really pleased that you appreciated it.

Kind regards

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Brilliant hotel, excellent service, staff very friendly, food superb
Location was perfect, we would certainly come and stay at The Rectory again and recommend it to our friends,excellent value.
We have already booked to come again in October.



  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us - we thoroughly enjoyed having you both here as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back in October, as Old Rectorians!

Thanks for reviewing your stay!

Hus & Sam

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was our third stay at Sam and Hew's little piece of heaven. As usual everything was up to the very high standards achieved in our first two visits. The food ( especially the soups ) and the other guests make this a joy of a hotel to be in. It is so much better to in a hotel where chatting is the name of the game and not being some unknown person in a large hotel bar. I look forward with great anticipation to my next visit South

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your third visit to see us and that everything was up to your expectations and that you enjoyed meeting and chatting with some of our other guests.

We really appreciate your support and it makes us so happy to hear that you will be coming back again.

See you next year!

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Another great four day break at The Old Rectory.Set in pretty
gardens above spectacular coastal scenery.The Hotel is both
elegant and cosy, which together with the delicious food and
excellent wine list makes this a very special place indeed.We
Never tire of visiting Huw and Sam and their lovely staff,the
welcome is always warm and genuine.These exceptional
hoteliers so deserve all the success and awards that have
come their way.Looking forward to being with you again in
July guys.

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for another fabulous review of your stay here with us again. It is always a pleasure to look after you both and it was lovely that you brought friends with you and introduced them to North Devon and Exmoor.

Looking forward to seeing you again in July. In the meantime please keep everything crossed for the Visit England Excellence Awards Final on May 12th!

Fond regards

Huw & Sam

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a delightful place to stay. Near fantastic walks and with great comfort to return to after a long hike. Huw and Sam made us very welcome, the service and food was excellent. We will certainly be back!

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OldRectoryHotel, Owner at The Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us - it was a pleasure to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed the local walking here which has to be some of the best in the West Country.

We hope to see you again soon

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Address: Berry Ground Lane Martinhoe, Martinhoe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4QT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Martinhoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Martinhoe
Price Range: $249 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Rectory Hotel is a very special place. A wonderful mix of a stylish boutique country house coupled with an un stuffy relaxed atmosphere. Nestled on the stunning Exmoor coast in North Devon, The Old Rectory Hotel is a haven in which to unwind - no crowds, no traffic; just birdsong and jaw dropping scenery. This is somewhere magical to stop and smell the roses - so if you need to soothe the mind and replenish the soul, you couldn't choose a better place. At The Old Rectory Hotel you'll find the simple things done well; a warm welcome, thoughtful service, fabulous luxury rooms, fantastic local food from Exmoor and North Devon and, of course, an award winning wine list. If you were running away, this is where you would go! ... more   less 
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