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The Hartnoll Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tiverton
Certificate of Excellence
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We came here for one night for a conference. Dinner the night before was delicious, the steak was so tasty, the quality of all the food was great. All the staff are really friendly and dealt with a large group really well. I had a twin room which was quite small but the bed was so comfy! Nice modern bathroom etc. no complaints there. The parking was quite packed, but not a problem I knew who was blocking me in! I would return with friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank AmynAdamUk
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hartnollhotel21, Owner at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for posting a review for us and glad you enjoyed your stay and dinner. Our steaks are locally killed and the meat hung for 28 days, it makes all the difference! We could not change the sizes of the bedrooms in this building and there are a couple of small ones, but we have done our best on the comfort front to compensate. I am glad that overall your experience was a good one. Best wishes, Claire and the team
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Exeter
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2013

It is always such a pleasure to have Sunday lunch at this wonderful hotel and my only regret is that we didn't 'discover' it sooner. However, now that we have, we really look forward to our fairly regular visits. This last Sunday was my birthday and I was presented with a complimentary glass of champagne. It was such a nice and unexpected gesture but much appreciated - especially at my age! I would recommend The Hartnoll wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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hartnollhotel21, Owner at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thanks for taking the trouble to review us for Sunday Lunch. We try and keep things as traditional as possible and it is paying off, especially with our Sunday Lunch. As you know when you come you see some of the same faces time and time again. Nelson is lovely and makes all the difference to the atmosphere in our restaurant, see you again soon. regards, Claire
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158 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a quaint country hotel on the outskirts of Tiverton, I used to be a regular for Sunday lunch.
I recently returned and enjoyed the same standard and quality of food, the service is friendly, helpful and polite, the Sunday roast is always good with a fine selection of vegetables served as side dishes.
Lovely Devon hospitality and a delightful location, I must return soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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hartnollhotel21, Owner at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you for your charming review for us. I hope you come back soon, most of our Sunday customers are the same week after week, it has become an institution! Regards and see you soon Claire and Nelson
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a fabulous meal in a private room for a 81st birthday party and a cousin over from Australia.
Food was great - my steak was first class.
Staff were attentive.
One real ale went down when the barrel was emptied but it was quickly replaced by a second.
All conducted at a pleasant pace.
A most enjoyable experience.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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hartnollhotel21, Manager at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
It has been a great deal of work to get the accolade of being the best in the area, as the hotel was the worst 5 years ago. It has all been worth it though. We appreciate getting review for the hotel and it is always great to receive reviews like yours. Many thanks and see you again hopefully.
Claire
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romsey
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232 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

What joy to have wonderful soft bed, goose down pillows and glorious linen. Makes for a wonderful nights sleep, and I've so often found dreadful lumpy pillows in other places. Bathroom very modern, tho I prefer not to have the overhead shower. Breakfast was good, cooked excellent, but fruit and pastries limited on cold offerings. We had dinner for 5 on Sunday ecvening. Very good food, not cheap, £7.50 for scallop or carpaccio starters that were quite small. Nice selection for mains and the menu changes regularly. Cheeseboard was ample and good for sharing

Stayed February 2013
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hartnollhotel21, Owner at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you very much for posting your review it is very appreciated. I will mention to chef that you thought the scallops were a bit small, but I am very pleased that on the whole you had a good experience here. Hope to see you again at sometime in the future. Thanks for coming. claire
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had tea at the hotel this afternoon. There were 5 of us celebrating my mother's 80th birthday (the staff didn't know this so we didn't get special treatment).

We were seated by the fire in the lounge by a charming man who I later learnt was Nelson. He advised us to mix and match our afternoon and our cream teas so we didn't order too much food and he was correct.

We had a lovely mix of sandwiches (beef and horseradish and ham and mustard) and a cream teas with exceptionally nice scones.

He was very attentive and extremely helpful. I hope his manager appreciates him.

The other staff were okay but didn't really pay us too much attention.

The decor and style of the lounge was just to my taste and everything looked lovely with the Christmas decorations. Glad to see there was no Emperor of Exmoor on display!

Thank you Nelson for making our visit so pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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hartnollhotel21, Owner at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Hi, Thank you for your review for us. Nelson is a gem and is greatly appreciated by myself, all the stafff and most importantly our customers. I suspect that the other staff left him to it as too much attention can be very annoying. We have an excellent team here at the Hartnoll now. It has taken a while to get what we have and I shall do my very best to look after it. Best wishes for the new year. Claire
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed at The Hartnoll for 4 days over New Year and couldn't fault it at all..The staff were helpful and friendly only wish i could remember their names..We stayed from Sat 29th-Wed 2nd Jan so i hope the owner will look at her rota and give the praise(and perhaps a little bonus) to the girls concerned.From breakfast right up until bedtime(1.30am on New Years Eve)they smiled.The rooms were kept emaculate and very clean.Even though we went out for New Years eve when we came back late we were welcomed into the celebrations,to which my son put on a great performance on the dancefloor lol.Overall i would just like to say a business is only as good as the people running it and The owner of The Hartnoll wants to be very grateful for her wonderful staff who make a stay at The Hartnoll a great one...Thanks Girls! x

Room Tip: We were in room 11,looks out over the conservatory,its on a little wing with only 1 room next to it...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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hartnollhotel21, Owner at The Hartnoll Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Turner, The staff and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Hartnoll. I have shown the staff your lovely review, as I always do, this way they can see how our customers feel with all the effort that goes into the running of a hotel. I do very much appreciate the good team that I have, they are all very happy and it shows. New Year's eve was a great night and glad you could join in the dancing, you missed the really good magician we had earlier. Hope you see you again at some time. Regards and best wishes for the new year. Claire
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Property: The Hartnoll Hotel
Address: Bolham, Tiverton EX16 7RA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Tiverton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tiverton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hartnoll Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Hartnoll Hotel is nestled on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, in the delightful Exe Valley in Devon. With stunning decor, sumptuous fabrics, plenty of space to relax, eat and drink and exemplary customer service, it is the perfect place to relax with friends and family or meet with colleagues Each of the Hartnoll Hotel's 18 superior double rooms offers elegance and comfort. Our comfortable and spacious bedroom's have en-suite bathroom facilities and are fully equipped to the highest modern standards. Many enjoy spectacular countryside views. Attention to detail is the key at the Hartnoll Hotel, with Egyptian cotton sheets, plush duvets, plump fluffy towels, complimentary toiletries and luxurious toweling dressing gowns are perfect for an indulgent night of pampering. We offer a full breakfast with all our room rates, which can be taken in the conservatory, so you can sip freshly ground coffee in the warmth of Devon sunshine. Why not end your day with a glass of wine in the sitting room, where guests can sit back, relax and enjoy Devon hospitality at its best - Hartnoll style. ... more   less 
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