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The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bolton Abbey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 December 2012

We just love this place, it's in a beautiful part of the world with lots of terrific romantic country walks. The hotel is so welcoming, friendly and relaxing. It is prime dog walking country and 'well behaved dogs are welcome' , suffice to say ours gets put in kennels!
From arrival nothing is too much trouble. Its country house luxury at it's best.
There is a choice of two restaurants - the Michelin starred Burlington and the Brasserie. We have dined in both and although the Burlington is an experience worth trying we much prefer the more relaxed environement and style of food in the Brasserie. I can especially recommend the pan fried sea bass with taragon risotto, scallops and braised fennel - with a large chilled glass of sauvignon - heaven.
The spa is small and, to be honest, if it is primarily a spa break you were looking for then I wouldn't recommend The Devonshire - has an indoor pool which is rather small but doesn't get busy, a steam room and sauna, a gym and various treatments (which you need to book in advance of arrival)
We keep going back time after time which says it all about the Devonshire

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

Dear FifiofGrimsby

On behalf of all the staff who work so hard to maintain out high standards, thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor and we look forward to seeing you on your return visit to The Devonshire Arms Hotel,

Best Wishes for 2013.

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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Stayed for the 3rd time. Every bit as good as before. The food in the Burlington restaurant is the best I've ever tasted & beautifully presented. To put this into perspective, I have dined at several michelin starred restaurants and would put the food here right at the top.
The rooms are comfortable & have character. If you want a large bathroom you'll have to go for a suite - "Artists" is lovely.
Look out for special offers to get a good rate.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dave_and_Gilly
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

To Dave and Gilly

We are delighted to hear that you have returned to stay with us for a third time and that once again we have provided the high level of service and standard for which we are known and work hard to achieve.
I will pass on your compliments to all departments and we look forward to welcoming you back on your fourth visit.

Best wishes for 2013

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Reviewed 15 December 2012

just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a one night stay at the devonshire ,everything was perfect,from the welcome we received apon arrival to the lovely room,excellent spa facility,wonderfull romantic meal in the evening,terrific breakfast and service second to none,made even more special by a complementry bottle of champagne and welcome card in our room.thanks again to all concered at the devonshire!we will recomend you to all our friends.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2013

Dear XS1100

Thank you for you review on TripAdvisor. We are all thoroughly delighted that you had a special anniversary stay.
Best Wished for 2014

All at the Devonshire Arms Hotel

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Just had a two night break at the Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey. The hotel is lovely, staff warm and friendly with welcoming log fires keeping you warm from the wintry weather. Ate in the Brasserie which was great. Also visited the health barn which is lovely and relaxing, had a wonderful treatment before leaving for home thoroughly relaxed and refreshed.
The local area is beautiful with lots of good walks and places to visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank hair100
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2012

Dear Hair100

On behalf of all the staff, thank you for your warming review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Best Wishes

The Devonshire Arms Hotel

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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Second time stay for us. Faultless staff, service, rooms, cleanliness and for us its pure heaven. So utterly fabulous that we aim to marry here. We love the open fires, the home from home feel yet the opulence of the rooms and food. Our most favourite place in the UK. Thank you Devonshire Arms!!

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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Having stayed any number of times at the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey since the early 1990's it is always pleasing to return to find the welcome as warm, the staff as pleasant, the rooms as clean, immaculateand comfortable, and the food as acceptable.
It has always set a very high standard and thankfully manages to retain this.
It has been the place against which all others are measured and it none come close.
Well done - keep up the standard.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank GLEN D
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2012

Dear Glen_davies68

It is has proved testament to all hard work of the staff that our high standards and attention to detail continue to remain consistent year by year.
Thank you for your review and we hope you pay us a return visit once more

Kindest regards

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Reviewed 6 December 2012

My friends and I took advantage of a special offer to visit the Devonshire Arms for 1 night with dinner and breakfast included. We also took full advantage of the spa facilities.
The whole experience was wonderful from the minute we arrived. The staff were exceptional and very attentive. The food was excellent and all facilities worthy of its reputation.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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DevonshireHotels, Manager at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2012

Dear MaryH

On behalf of everyone at The Devonshire Arms hotel, thank you for taking the time to review the hotel on TripAdvisor.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kindest Regards

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Additional Information about The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Address: | Bolton Abbey Estate, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 6AJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Bolton Abbey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bolton Abbey
Price Range: £168 - £353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within 30,000 acres of land on the Bolton Abbey Estate, this impressive 4-star country house hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant, an adult-only spa, a gym and an indoor pool. Skipton is just 5.8 miles away and Harrogate is 16.2 miles away. Each elegant room has a spacious seating area and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player ans satellite channels. All rooms offer different views of The Dales, River Wharfe and Italian Garden, and all rooms feature a luxury bathroom. Situated in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Devonshire Arms Hotel has a luxurious spa featuring a sauna, steam room, swimming pool and whirlpool. A range of treatments and massages are available and the property also has outdoor tennis courts. Clay pigeon shooting, fly-fishing, and falconry displays are all possible within the Bolton Abbey Estate. The award-winning Burlington Restaurant offers a seasonal menu using the finest local produce. Guests can enjoy the ever-popular afternoon tea, and there is also a lounge bar. The Brasserie offers guests a more modern gastro-menu featuring some of Yorkshire's favourite dishes. ... more   less 
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The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel Bolton Abbey
The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel And Spa
Devonshire Arms Country Skipton
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The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

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