This is not so much a review – more a love letter to the Thurlestone Hotel.
We are just back from our fifth visit (which is nothing – we met people there who had been every year for 25 years, starting when they were taken by their parents.) We had been looking forward to our trip so much and were absolutely not disappointed. It was as ever a special experience.
Why? Well, there's the spectacular view from the bedroom; and there's the genuine "dog friendliness"; and the food (the dinners are so good they are almost as good as the breakfasts, which is really saying something); the walks - either way on the Devon coastal path; the pub next door (every American's idea of a typical English pub, where you can sign for your beer on your room number); the service - you can absolutely tell this is not part of some huge chain. And in recent times the addition of a very swish top of the range spa complex which has shown just how ambitious the owners are for the future of their enterprise.
What this amounts to is a combination of traditional English virtues with up-to-date style. You could take your dear old mum and she would be entirely comfortable; and you could also take your daughter and her trendy boyfriend.
Thank you so much, may you continue to prosper in 2014!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cherished by its guests and loved by locals, The Thurlestone hotel is a luxurious, classic, family-run four-star hotel. Whether you are planning a celebration or looking for a relaxing break it’s the ideal place to unwind in style while enjoying its fabulous location set in 19 acres right on the South Devon National Trust coastline. Owned by the Grose family since 1896, Thurlestone Hotel guests have enjoyed its character, hospitality and friendly first-class service for more than 120 years. Seventy per cent of guests have stayed before. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thurlestone Hotel Devon