We stayed at Bovey Castle for 2 night for a friends wedding. On arrival you can't help but be impressed, both with the building & the views across Dartmoor National Park.
Besides the castle accommodation, they have 3 bedroom lodges with kitchens & lounge, which proved to be a little easier on the wallet if you can get 5 or 6 of you together. They are fairly newly done out, with very spacious rooms and views across the golf course & lake. One problem we did have with the lodges, was just not enough hot water, leading to cold showers as a result.
The hotel itself has just changed hands with everything a little at sea. The service we received across the range of staff was either excellent or pretty poor.
I would be extra careful when putting drinks etc on the room in the bar, as they have no system in place besides you saying your room number. We found a good number of items charged to our lodge which we're not ours. Also beware of the 12% service charge added to everything, even if your ordering & collecting from the bar.
Overall a good experience, but there is a hell of a lot of room for improvement considering the price your paying.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bovey Castle North
- Hotel Bovey Castle
- Bovey Castle Hotel North Bovey, Devon