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Hotel Endsleigh
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Milton Abbot
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The hotel stands in stunning grounds. The building is full of character, not a shiny modern edifice. Our room (no. 3) was immaculate with super-king bed and otherwise well-furnished and beautifully decorated with a large seperate bathroom with shower-room leading off. Views from the windows down to the river and over to the wooded Cornish hills were enchanting. The staff were so polite and could not do enough to please. Excellent food and drink. Log fires, books to read, wellies and waterproofs to borrow. My wife and I were in our element.

Probably we don't have the experience of some of the more critical reviewers on here but we have stayed at many top hotels throughout Europe and the USA and Endsleigh sits well with them.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Having booked some time ago we arrived at the allotted time for afternoon tea.Sadly our table was not ready. We were offered a table outside on the terrace ( Which is stunning) but is was quite windy so declined and said we would take a walk in the garden for a while On our return we were told a private room was ready for the six of us.Getting seated was confusing as the person who had said there was a room had gone missing and we had to tell two staff why were milling about not knowing quite where to go.On entering the nice room there where were only four chairs at an unset table and two armchairs.We just got in there and then was shown the library where cakes were help ourselves from a central table, but we were then told that sandwiches would be coming along and could we have orders for tea and coffee.- So to begin with everything was disorganised and we felt a bit corralled into a room as quite clearly the dining room had been overbooked.When sandwiches arrived they were lack lustre and uninspiring. No garnish, and really boring fillings- bread was anaemic looking and sandwiches were under seasoned, on long white plates adding to the sad presentation.Tea and coffee was good,-and mothers in the room received a small bunch of narcissus which was a nice touch.Staff were pleasant but having to go another room was inconvenient and disruptive- afternoon tea is always nicer with cakes in splendid array on your own table I think. Cakes tasted lovely though,- and there was a good selection.Overall this was a poor to okay experience, but with some small changes could have been really lovely.-Sadly it was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Room Tip: We didn't stay but just had afternoon tea.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

In a recent copy of Gardeners' World we noticed the gardens at Hotel Endsleigh could be visited. We did not know what to expect but we thought the gardens would be worth a visit.

The gardens are indeed very attractive and are worth visiting throughout the various seasons.

However, my cousin struggled to push me round the gardens in my wheelchair and it would have been helpful if the staff at Reception had advised us that much of the gardens were not suitable for people with mobility problems.

Given the prices charged by the Hotel they could easily fund the purchase of a Tramper Buggy, thus allowing disabled people to fully enjoy the beauty of the gardens.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
4  Thank 57caff
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

If visiting Devon or Cornwall arrange your itinerary so that you can enjoy afternoon tea here. Arrive after lunch then walk in the magnificent grounds before settling down in the library to a splendid tea - the full works: sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, sponges and cakes and pots of tea to your choice. Then relax by a roaring log fire... Absolute bliss.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
1  Thank Timdr12
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

When back in the early 1800s the Duke of Bedford, then one of the richest men in England, was looking for a summer house for the Duchess and a fishing lodge for himself, he sent his agents to find the most beautiful place in Devon, of which he conveniently owned two thirds. He promptly annexed 15 miles of virgin woodland on the banks of the river Tamar, evicted the local farmer and built himself an exquisite oversized cottage surrounded by landscaped gardens and a magnificent arboretum. 200 years later, the Duke's fabulous great escape is all yours. You can stay in his bedroom if you want, though the Duchess's room, with its hand painted Chinoiserie wallpaper and view across the croquet lawn down to the rushing river is my favourite. No tasteless mod cons here, just timeless elegance. What was good enough for the Bedford's is plenty good enough for me. Is there a lovelier hotel in England?

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The hotel is beautifully located on the side of a valley overlooking the river Tamar. Access is along a private road through the hotels extensive grounds. The hotel is very picturesque and on arrival we were assisted with our luggage by a helpful young man. The room we stayed in which overlooked the valley was beautifully clean and dressed in the style of the period. We took afternoon tea in the library which was a joy. All the public rooms were beautifully presented
with many clever touches. Dinner was excellent. The menu was very well thought through with a real choice and with an excellent wine list. The food was faultless and well presented on hot plates. All the staff were very attentive and professional throughout our stay.

Room Tip: Room 7 overlooks the river Tamar and whilst not the biggest room is perfectly fine and I would book...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

This has to be the best weekend my husband and I have ever had. The hotel is stunning, the staff faultless and the food is so good we are still talking about it. We are already planning our next visit, bringing the whole family with us next time. This is a real Gem, so much so that we might actually keep it to ourselves and not tell anybody about it. A wonderful, magical weekend. Mrs R Powell

Room Tip: We had a high, roll top bath in our room and no shower. We were more than happy with this but older...
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Address: Milton Abbot, Milton Abbot PL19 0PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Milton Abbot
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Milton Abbot
Price Range: £171 - £322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Endsleigh 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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Endsleigh Hotel Tavistock
Hotel Endsleigh Devon/Milton Abbot, UK

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