Stayed a couple of weeks ago for the weekend - 'Wine Lovers Experience' - 2 night stay on Friday and Saturday. I have reviewed the excellent food elsewhere, however, felt that I should also review the 'front of house' side of things as well! The food comes with a 2 Michelin star tag and it is therefore not surprising that that the service that comes with it is of such a high standard - although it still comes as surprise as this is sometimes the thing that does let down places.
From the moment I walked through the door and was immediately greeted by several staff members to the time that we left on Sunday, we were treated like kings. Without exception, every single member of staff, irrespective of their job title, were courteous and attentive to your needs, no matter what you required. As soon as we arrived after a relatively long journey, we enjoyed tea on the terrace whilst someone emptied the car of our luggage and placed this in our room.
We stayed in 'Kitty', which whilst not being the biggest room (but bear in mind that this room is part of the main 'original' property) was absolutely perfectly proportioned - with a big, modern bathroom. The room overlooked the gardens and river at the front of the property and had its own balcony for the morning tea and paper reading in the sun!
Gidleigh has its own 18 hole championship putting green, which a few lost balls later, actually became very enjoyable, but above all the scenery is stunning, especially when the weather was as nice as it was for us. The bluebell wood was simply magnificent and the walk through the Estate grounds most relaxing indeed. On the Saturday we did the walk up onto the moor (Kestor Rock) and had magnificent views all day. A perfect way to enhance the appetite for the evening Dinner.
When taking into account the whole service, food and property, together with the private Cellar Tour and decanter of Port (not to mention the Madeira in your room for a quick drink in the afternoon!) this was a magnificent experience.
Thank you Damien and your excellent team!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park enjoys an exquisite location on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park. Famed for its culinary credentials, Gidleigh Park offers an air of tranquillity and romance within a Tudor-style country house, beautifully furnished by the Brownsword family and set within 107 acres of mature grounds. Adding to the five-star experience, the bedrooms at Gidleigh Park are of exceptional luxury. All individual in style and design, they feature the most stunning bathrooms, wet rooms and spa suites that inspire a true sense of indulgence. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Agoda, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Gidleigh Park reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Gidleigh Park Chagford, Devon
- Hotel Gidleigh Park