Devon

Dartington Hall

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Why We Love It

  • This 14th-century manor lies on the banks of the River Dart in Devon
  • The property won a 2015 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence
  • Hotel profits support The Dartington Hall Trust charity
  • The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant overlooks Grade II-listed gardens

"This magnificent hall in Devon is a far cry from the usual country house hotel" -- The Guardian

96% (262 Member Ratings)

"Large comfortable bed. Quiet location. We were going to eat in the restaurant but the choice on the small menu did not suit our tastes. However we did find an excellent Inn in Dartington serving delicious home made food."
Michael
Feb 19, 2017
axbridge, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The nearest train station is Totnes, a 10-minute drive away. Plymouth and Exeter are both within 40 minutes of the hotel. Guests can collect a permit for free parking on check-in.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Dartington Hall is a 14th-century manor set in 800 acres of Grade II-listed gardens on the banks of the River Dart in Devon. The estate is a destination in its own right, with an on-site cinema and a restaurant. The hotel's profits support the charitable programmes of The Dartington Hall Trust, a charity that aims to build more resilient communities. The hotel hosts events such as the annual Ways with Words Festival, where readers can meet authors and hear guest speakers.

The Grade I-listed property is a 10-minute drive from the edge of Dartmoor National Park -- a place of "honey-tinged moors" and "moss-smothered boulders in woods of twisted trees", says Lonely Planet. Dartmoor was one of the filming locations for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse". Other nearby places to visit include Exeter and Plymouth, and the towns on the English Riviera: Brixham, Torquay and Paignton.

Dartington Hall was once home to Henry VIII's wives Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. References to this era remain, such as the Great Hall, which The Guardian says is an "enchanting scene". The 2-AA-Rosette White Hart restaurant overlooks the property's Grade II-listed gardens and features fare from local producers.

All Ensuite rooms are positioned around the medieval courtyard and overlook the grounds. Rooms have free Wi-Fi.

From the press:

  • "We love…the attractive bedrooms and the well-kept grounds that make this a beautiful venue" -- Condé Nast Johansens

  • "This magnificent hall in Devon is a far cry from the usual country house hotel -- it's a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting social justice, sustainability and the arts" -- The Guardian

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard weekdays checkout time: 10am. Standard weekend checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in the En-suite Double only: £7.50 for children aged 2 and under, £15 for children aged 16 and under. Charges includes breakfast and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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96% Positive
(262 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dartington Hall over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Large comfortable bed. Quiet location. We were going to eat in the restaurant but the choice on the small menu did not suit our tastes. However we did find an excellent Inn in Dartington serving delicious home made food.
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Will avoid the school holidays next time as the grounds which are open to the public were rather busy.
Michael Feb 19, 2017 axbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Hall and its surroundings
Dennis Feb 18, 2017 Sherborne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful surroundings ,attentive staff in Reception and at meal times.
Other Comments
Breakfast was very good apart from coffee in flask which had been standing a good hour before we had breakfast. Bacon also had been pre- cooked and not very hot. Such a shame as everything else was perfect.Staff excellent.
Julie Feb 16, 2017 GLOUCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good accommodation and breakfast,helpful and pleasant staff
Andrew Feb 16, 2017 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Unfortunately we were not told about the set Valentines meal which cost £35 each we would have liked to have known this before booking dinner. Also service was slow in the breakfast room on day 2 it took over 40mins to serve us the cooked breakfast. Overall a good stay.
Roger Feb 15, 2017 Truro, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting with all of the walks and woodland in your doorstep. No need to use the car!
Other Comments
This could be an absolutely fantastic place if the attention to detail was of a higher standard, but overall a lovely place to stay.
Andrew Feb 13, 2017 Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A nice historic building with lots of outside space
Feb 10, 2017 Dorset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food brilliant presentation and a high quality Nice real ale in bar
Anthony Feb 09, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The tranquil surroundings of the grounds and garden. The staff were courteous and polite.
Martin Feb 08, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was good, staff very polite and helpful. Grounds and appearance of the hotel very appealing.
Other Comments
Remote location need to drive to go to other restaurants/pubs in area. Room was small and quite cold and sound insulation poor. Restaurant was cramped. Bar area very open and cold and nowhere to sit and relax. Badly needs a nice bar area with sofas, tables etc to enjoy a drink in the lovely period buildings.
Keith Nov 28, 2016 Ferndown, United Kingdom

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