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“Simply Stunning!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bovey Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
Certificate of Excellence
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply Stunning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This was a real find. I would have to say credit where credit is due. The Staff were faultless and could not have been better. The Hotel is stunning, it was like walking onto the set of "Downton Abbey" with staff members wearing plus fours, roaring log fires and views of Devon's beautiful green countryside. I will definitely return. Be prepared for a large bill though, room prices are high and dining in the main restaurant is eye watering - my wife's starter was £17 and a half decent bottle of wine was £50. I'm saving up already though...lol

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

If like me you like a golf course that is interesting but manageable then this is for you.
Streams clear as they can be, good greens, good grass on the fairways. Bunkers where they should be. topped off with views to die for.
Down side, if your well heeled their isn,t one, if not stay away!!!!
Five star all the way and worth most of the pennies, it is like a castle but very well appointed.
I only go for the food and the golf so cannot critic the pool / spa etc.. but if it is like the rest of Bovey then it will be very good

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the golf course.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting Bovey Castle on a spa day and all 5 of us had the most wonderful day.
The staff were warm and welcoming, treatments very relaxing and the view from the terrace whilst drinking our prosecco was beautiful. Lunch was very well presented and service fast and friendly.
Bovey has a really relaxed yet classy feel about it where you can really drink in the surroundings and take some time out
Will definitely visit again soon

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We recently visited bovey as a group of ladies ,2 weeks before my cousins wedding. We had a champagne full afternoon tea, which was simply fantastic, the staff were faultless and they catered for our every need, the variety of gluten free food was really impressive. We took part in the cider and gin making and tasting with Derek, who was a very informative and friendly host. Since it was raining they even took us down to the barn in golf buggies!! Thanks to everyone at bovey castle for making us so welcome, we will be sure to make a return visit!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This hotel was the home of W H SMITH,but it has not lost the feel of a very special house.Set amongst beautiful countryside the reveal as you approach the hotel building is breathtaking.
Reception is run like a Swiss watch and the staff are friendly without being unprofessional,the porters are dressed in tweed plus fours with waistcoats giving the sense of a country house in Scotland.My room was comfortable and the turndown service is the real thing with proper attention to detail,(I had taken the soap out of its box to use and the empty box was in the tray,this had been checked at turndown and replaced).The public rooms are baronial and suitably furnished.
The outside terrace surveys the beautiful landscape and is utilised for afternoon teas,diet breaking reason if ever I needed an excuse.Breakfast is served in the Edwardian room and is both comprehensive and good quality,the cooked choices are what all top establishments should offer.
I had the Kippers on two of the mornings and they are served with herbed butter and a sprig of watercress,on the plate is a round of lemon suitable dressed in a gauze net.
The Brasserie menu is modern European and caters for all tastes,the bar stocks a wide range of beverages including a local real ale.The manager Federico is tireless to ensure standards are maintained and this makes for an outstanding experience,he is always visible around the hotel.

Room Tip: get a terrace facing room,great view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I've visited Bovey Castle a few times now; stayed, dined and some corporate stuff. It's an exquisite mock stately home originally built by William Henry Smith of WH Smith fame.
Grandiose, fine dining, sprawling grounds, championship golf course, it's got it all.
If you want to relax for a few days away from it all, in a place that literally receives no mobile signal, then Bovey is perfect.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Lovely location, excellent staff, lead by Frederico who as manager sets the standard for his team to aspire to. The hotel is lovely and would get top marks from me when the new owners spend a few pounds on the place. It needs a bit of titivating but my evaluation is based relative to cost. I enjoyed the food but wouldn't say it was outstanding and Breakfast could be a bit better, but my measure of a hotel is, 'would I return?'.....The answer is definitely YES and I look forward to seeing how any refurbishment improves my scoring!

Room Tip: Just get the best room you can afford.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bovey Castle Hotel
Address: North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > North Bovey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bovey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bovey Castle Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within its own private estate on the dramatically-beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a five-star country house hotel and an unrivalled destination for a luxurious rural retreat. Built at the turn of the century, Bovey Castle has remained loyal to the subtle vision of grandeur upon which it was founded, and the understated-elegance of this bygone era continues to echo throughout the hotel. Within the 275-acre estate sits the 64 bedroom hotel and 22 granite lodges, both offering luxurious accommodation for family breaks, activity holidays, romantic escapes or corporate and incentive team building. The championship 18-hole golf course surrounds the historic manor house, while the estate lends itself perfectly to Bovey Castle's extensive selection of on-site resort activities. Immerse yourself in the luxuriously-appointed décor and outstanding service, relax in the holistic spa and indulge your taste buds with decadent food and fabulous wines. ... more   less 
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