We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellant......that sums it up in one word”

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Ashburton
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Lavender House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ashburton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2010

Wonderful location,outside entrance door and sign excellant vary inviting.staff vary helpful and smartly dressed and vary helpful.this is a family run business,which is run at a high standard.has a wonderful room for weddings and the garden is wonderful to for outside weddings.function rooms are of high spec with large screen t.v.you can see all the effort this wonderful family are trying to do,to bring this wonderful building upto high spec in all it's rooms and so you will find a few not touched yet as they are working hard on the rooms that count more first for our stays.this building once finished will be a high sort after place to stay.the bedrooms i checked online before i booked to choose my room and wow room 11 and 9 and the lavender suite are out of this world so clean morden upto high standards.can't wait to see the other rooms once they are done.lol guess i will be staying in all the double rooms come the end,Food what can i say the young man that was on waiter service that night was excellant.and the food was plentiful and heavenly to the pallet.i highly reccommend the garlic mushrooms and my husband had the prawn cocktail it was like we had a whole bag each.i could have just eaten the garlic mushrooms again for my main to lol..the crockery was wonderful and modern to the sloped glass the prawn cocktail came in was elegant ,want to know where did you buy them.and the sloped bowl my garlic mushrooms came in was elegant want to buy them to.and then cool black square plates ,all excellant.i would rate the high class service and food better than i have been treated in a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mariancolin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (387)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

375 - 381 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 2 September 2010

The family who run this hotel provide a truly excellent service, which means that guests of all ages feel welcomed and accomodated. The location, rooms and food are all of a high quality. We will return many times in the future and would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2010
    • Service
Thank Jane186306
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 August 2010

We stay for 2 nights in room 3 quite nice peaceful nights rest, only in our case a wider bed would have been better (in our 60's not 20's). Nice hot water /excellent full english/and choice was good.Owners/staff very freindly.Found drinks&room a little dear but was very busy time that weekend with our function.Owners working hard to improve all the time.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dave7491
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2010

Lovely breakfast and the room was lovely (Room 12). Also v.cheap but so nice. Would recommend and go back again :) Great location aswell. A third of a mile to the A38

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ChloeAndCo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2010

We stayed for 2 nights in August in a family room. We checked in at the bar downstairs and, while the staff were friendly, they seemed a little vague or disinterested when we enquired about where the breakfast was served and at what time. We were told it was in the restaurant "over there". We were then shown to our room upstairs and on the way up were not warned about the low level of the ceiling half way up. My partner hit his head and fell stunned onto the stairs and had to sit for a couple of minutes on the stairs to recover. There was no warning sign going up the stairs to be careful of the low level. There is, however, a small warning sign when you come down the stairs.

The room had a king size bed and double bunk but the decor was mismatched, one set of drawers was broken and the room generally looked old and tired. There was an air conditioner in the room and we could open the windows for fresh air. We'd been in the room for about 20 minutes when both my partner and I started sneezing and, upon investigation, we found the bathroom had an air freshener device that squirted a disgusting smell every so often. We had to remove the device from the room for the duration of our stay.

The bathroom was a good size but we had trouble getting the shower to regulate the heat and the pressure of the water was just adequate.

There was no information in our room about the hotel or the area (as is usual in hotels) and when I asked if they had a map or any local information I was told there was a map near the front door - it was behind a glass case and offered very little information.

On a positive note, the breakfast was excellent and the staff were friendly. There was fresh fruit, cereals, croissants and hot breakfast cooked to order. The beds were comfortable.

On returning to our room late the second night of our stay after a day on the moors and dinner at a local pub we were appalled to find our room had not been made up with wet towels still sitting in the bottom of the shower. We didn't bother to try and find someone to make up the room at that time of night as we had a spare dry towel but in all our years travelling it is the first time we haven't found a room made up. We meant to tell one of the staff before we left but felt it inappropriate to discuss in the breakfast room in front of other guests and when we departed no-one was around so the key was left on the bar where we collected it from.

I agree with an earlier reviewer that we don't recognise the hotel described in other reviews as the same one we stayed in.

Should we return to the area again we won't be staying at the Lavender House Hotel and, unfortunately, won't be recommending it to anyone despite the friendliness of some of the staff and the lovely location.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank KSTravellers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
andyeaarley, Chef at Lavender House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2010

Thank you very much for your review, we are very sorry that your stay did not meet your standerds we are always happy to do what we can for our guests but if nothing is mentioned to a member of staff then we are unable to make your stay comfortable.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 August 2010

We booked the hotel for my wife's 50th birthday celebration and had the entire place to ourselves and our 200 guests. Right from the very start, we found the owners' attention to detail perfect - nothing was too much trouble. We asked if the function room could be decorated and when we saw it, it was a knock out!

The hotel is set in pretty grounds with stunning views up towards Dartmoor. For those of us who stayed in either the hotel itself or the cottage in the grounds, the rooms were great and the food really good. Our room was plush with a balcony overlooking the grounds and a four poster!

Perfect - can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank peterejsnook
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2010

We found it fairly easily although the access road was a typical Devon lane; however, we had no problems with access throughout our stay. Set in extensive grounds that include a large, quirkily landscaped garden and with a backdrop of Southern Dartmoor, it provided us with an ideal base from which to explore Devon and the neighbouring counties of Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Our four night stay was pleasant and peaceful. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and immediately shown to our room. This was an attractively decorated double room with ensuite (shower, sink & toilet). They were cleaned daily and clean towels were also provided daily. A nice touch was the complimentary toiletries and the hot drink making facilities with biscuits. (Latter also replenished daily.) There was ample, clean storage space and generous supply of hangers in the wardrobe. Our room included a TV (freeview) and comfortable settee and views out onto the surrounding countryside and the hotel's large carpark, which we found secure. I'm a light sleeper but enjoyed a sound sleep every night of our stay and was not at all distrubed by the Christening Party held during our first night's stay. We were adjacent to some creaky stairs but are used to and enjoy old buildings and did not find it a problem.

We were amazed at and heartily enjoyed the substantial breakfast offered each morning and range of items to choose from. (Cerals, fresh strawberries, blueberries, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, fruit juice, cooked breakfast of numerous varieties, toast and jam/marmelade.) Our hosts were very accommodating and everyone got what they asked for. Nothing was too much trouble. We ate in a lovely dining room, with starched, spotless white table linen and guests had their own tables but could easily converse with other guests or remain private. Our helpful host put everyone at ease and had time to offer advice on where to go, what to see and how to get there etc

Guests had use of a private bar/lounge where they could relax and again either socialize or remain private. We found the room very relaxing and comfortable. Evening meals were available and we found the food to be well cooked and excellent. Access was unlimited. During our stay guests were a cosmopolitan mix of nationalities and ages and there was a genial, relaxed atmosphere. I was most impressed with the professionalism of our host when an inquisitive guest enquired about the identity of the arrivals by helicopter (yes, the car park can accommodate a helicopter) and he would not be drawn and easily parried the query with good humour replying "just a guest of the hotel".

We think the family run Lavender House Hotel is excellent value for money and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our short break with them. They have an excellent web site with virtual tours but it does not portray the genuine warmth and dedication of the hosts and their staff to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay.

We take this opportunity to thank them once again for making our stay so enjoyable and we hope to return. We shall certainly recommend The Lavender House Hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KINGKONG34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ashburton
0.4 mi away
The Dartmoor Lodge
The Dartmoor Lodge
#1 of 3 in Ashburton
511 reviews
6.2 mi away
The Edgemoor Country House Hotel
12.1 mi away
Gidleigh Park
Gidleigh Park
#1 of 2 in Chagford
1,127 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 mi away
Ilsington Country House Hotel and Spa
9.2 mi away
Bovey Castle Hotel
Bovey Castle Hotel
#1 of 1 in North Bovey
2,387 reviews
20.5 mi away
Lewtrenchard Manor
Lewtrenchard Manor
#1 of 1 in Lewdown
399 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lavender House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lavender House Hotel

Address: Knowle Hill, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7QY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Ashburton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ashburton
Price Range: £29 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lavender House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dartmoor Short Breaks & Wedding Venues in Devon. Set in three acres, the lavender House Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque Dartmoor National Park set in the heart of Devon, and is just one mile from the popular stannary town of Ashburton. Lavender House is licensed for Civil Ceremonies both in the Garden Gazebo or within the Hotel. Being set alone makes it an ideal venue for all kinds of parties and functions. Lavender House benefits from having ample parking facilities and its peaceful, yet accessible position. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lavender House Hotel Dartmoor National Park/Ashburton

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing