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The Smithaleigh Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Plympton
Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value and easy stopover”
Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

We booked in for one night after attending a wedding nearby.
We were put up in a tidy, spacious family room with a double, en-suite and separate room with a bunk bed.
No complaints. Staff were friendly and well presented. Full Devon breakfast was fresh and superb. Reception and dining area were warm and homely with a modern hotel feel. Plenty of parking.
We were worried about the noise from traffic on the A38, but couldn't hear it at all from our bedroom on the far side of the hotel overlooking fields and hills.
Also very impressed at the price for the night, this hotel offered us a very comfortable stay.
We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Clive H, General Manager at The Smithaleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Thank you for the review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us while attending a wedding function nearby.

We do pride ourselves on our breakfast as all ingredients are fresh and sourced locally and pleased you enjoyed it enough to mention it in your review.

We do hope that you will visit us again when you next visit friends or family in the area.
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Good food, excellent service, enjoyed by all the family. Value for money. Nothing too much trouble. Catered for the two little ones extremely well. High chairs in place and provided us with extra plates so they could share a meal.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Clive H, General Manager at The Smithaleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
We were pleased that you enjoyed the “Father’s Day” lunch with us and would like to thank you for the praise you have given us for the food and excellent service.

Family gatherings are always welcome and we consider it a pleasure in providing the best possible service and help in making your visit with us a pleasurable one.

We look forward to you visiting us again very soon.
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Yeovil
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Sure it could use some TLC in places but much of it oozes character,it could be updated sympathetically i'm sure but nevertheless it was very comfortable, the service was excellent and the full Devon breakfast is to die for !!!! All in all a great place to stay if you are visiting either Dartmoor Zoological Park (10 mins) or Plymouth (10 mins) We would definitely use again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clive H, General Manager at The Smithaleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Thank you for your review and kind comments in regard to the character, food and comfort of the hotel.

Set around an old courtyard The Smithaleigh hotel does hold a certain charm and character. Surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside we are conveniently located for Plymouth, Devon and the South Hams area making us ideal as a holiday location.

There is a recognised continuous improvement plan in maintaining the hotel in line with its charm and character.

We do hope we can have the pleasure of your company again very soon.
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

I stayed here because it was the venue for a family wake. The staff are very friendly and the food at the wake was very good. Most of the family stayed for dinner and although simple fayre, it was very tasty. Breakfast in the morning, not included, but very tasty. Just found it a bit strange that when I asked for toast I was told that it was on the plate - yes it was with the egg sitting on it - So I asked for extra toast to have with my marmalade! With the cost of breakfast I think one slice of toast is not sufficient! Also I hate warm milk so I did not have any cereal as the jug of milk looked like it had been sitting out on the buffet for a while.

The bedroom was nicely furnished and very warm, despite being May it was cool so it was good that the heating was still on! The bathroom needs a bit of work - shower hose was covered in black mould and mould in the shower and rust on the fittings. One light was working and was a different fitting from the other so wasn't sure whether the one not working was an original and replaced with the one working but not removed.

Despite being right next to a busy road I did not hear the traffic.

Room Tip: I stayed in the wing to the side of the main building and this was further from the road.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Clive H, General Manager at The Smithaleigh Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
We were pleased that you stayed with us for your family wake and would like to thank you for your kind comments on the staff and food.

I must apologise about your experience with the toast on the plate and have taken on board your comments. Toast is now served separately in a toast rack with all breakfasts to be enjoyed as part of the breakfast or separately with any jam or marmalade which can be a popular choice.

Also, your comments on the bathroom have been noted and housekeeping staff advised. The additional light fitting in the bathroom had been overlooked and has now been removed.

I do hope you will visit us again in the future.
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lichfield
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

We stayed for a two night stay with our two spaniels. The room was clean and a lovely bathroom/shower. Staff are fantastic. warm and friendly. The food here is first class and always served hot! You can have a full English breakfast or a takeaway breakfast bun and coffee or of course a continental breakfast. People who get up late can still have breakfast in the bar area.What a great idea and served until 12-00pm.

Top marks to the 'Smithaleigh'

Couple from Lichfield.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Very friendly welcome with communicative staff throughout which was a real pleasure. Stayed in a motel type block opposite the main building with car parking right outside. Clean room which was a little "tired" but more than ample for our requirements. Breakfasts are extra and we passed (price on the highish side). Location is fine and close to the main Plymouth road which we did not notice having enjoyed a good night's sleep. Our visit was holiday based but the hotel is good for business travellers.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Having been to a few wedding receptions at this venue before, we decided that this was the place for us to hold our reception.
The function room looked outstanding and the food was out of this world both for the main meal and the evening Buffett . The service from the time we arrived was first class.
Clive , Tom and the team could not have done any more to make our day go any better.
This hotel has a small garden which is very picturesque for additional wedding photos which is well maintained. The bridal suite which was complimentary was perfectly adequate and there were no complaints from our guests who had booked rooms for that night.
All in all, I know our wedding guests certainly enjoyed themselves.
I would definitely recommend this hotel.
A massive thanks once again Clive, Tom and all employed. You all played your part in our special day.
Dave & Mandy

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: The Smithaleigh Hotel
Address: Smithaleigh, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 5AX, England (Formerly New Country Inn & Smithaleigh Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth > Plympton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Plympton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Smithaleigh Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Smithaleigh Hotel is located in the picturesque South Hams area of Devon, just a few miles away from Plymouth. Its secluded location is only a few hundred metres from the main Exeter to Plymouth A38, but is just far enough away from the main road to offer a relaxing and peaceful environment. ... more   less 
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