North Bovey

Bovey Castle

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The Daily Telegraph praises the hotel’s "jaw-dropping splendour"
  • Tons of traditional activities are included, such as daily falconry displays & croquet
  • The SUNDÃRI spa is the U.K.'s flagship
  • Only hotel in the country to offer LEGO room service during your stay

100%
"... in the morning"
Malcolm
May 16, 2019 - Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Overview

Bovey Castle is set on the extensive grounds of Dartmoor National Park and was used as a military hospital in World War I. Today, it has a well-deserved reputation for its "jaw-dropping splendour" (The Daily Telegraph) and won a VisitEngland Bronze Award in the Hotel of the Year category in 2012. In spite of its grandeur, the property retains an intimate feel, with a combination of traditional country style and art deco furnishings -- think warming fireplaces, cozy sofas and dark-wood paneling.


There are two restaurants: the Edwardian Grill and the relaxed Castle Bistro. The grill is a smart, glamorous option, with an elegant menu -- expect delights such as duck breast with beetroot boulangere, sea bass with a pine nut and olive crumb, and wild mushroom canneloni. Food Magazine says "it’s very accomplished cooking" from chef Andy Storey, and is "highly recommended". After dinner, sample one of the many whiskeys at the traditional Oak Bar, or one of the 150 cocktails on the menu.


The hotel has 66 bedrooms, featuring huge king-size beds, rich fabrics and views of the valley, the first tee or the courtyard. Three-bedroom country lodges featuring kitchens, dining areas and lounges with views overlooking the lakes and gardens are also available and are good options for families or larger groups. Try the unique LEGO room service, where children can order a complimentary set to borrow during their stay.


Other activities available (some extra charges apply) include sloe gin-making and cocktail-making classes, clay-pigeon shooting, horse riding, archery, rifle shooting, golf at the on-site 18-hole course and fly-fishing at the lake. Guests can take advantage of free croquet and tennis, or use the indoor swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel is also home to the U.K.'s flagship SUNDÃRI spa, which was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards 2012, and has a sauna, a steam room, a gym and an indoor pool.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Kids' club
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib and extra beds available on request free of charge for children under 4. Extra bed available on request at £30 per night for children up to the age of 14, including breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout. Cot/crib and extra bed only available in the Castle Rooms and upwards. There is no extra bed available for adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (max 2 dogs) and will be charged at £25 per night per animal on checkout.

Fees: Bovey Castle adds a discretionary service fee to the following: 5% on accommodation, 12.5% on food & beverages, 10% on transport, 5% on spa, 5% on activities and 10% babysitting.

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.

Additional details: There is a two-night minimum stay required over Bank Holidays, and Christmas & New Year packages are available between December 24 - 26 and December 30 - January 1.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bovey Castle over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.9 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
... in the morning
Malcolm May 16, 2019 Petersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded to a state room, amazing views
sharon Feb 28, 2019 South Petherton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The room upgrade would have been available (due to the hotel being only half full, if that) but wasn’t offered. However we were in one of two rooms that didn’t have a fridge (although advertised) - I asked for one and all of a sudden we were given an upgraded room (with fridge...). Odd that it hadn’t happened until I’d complained about something separate. And we asked for a late check out but this was not allowed. The hotel was barely half full.
Myles Jan 09, 2019 Oxford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent and welcoming staff went out of their way to make our stay extra special. The facilities are amazing and well looked after, while the grounds are really beautiful for a walk surrounded by an incredible landscape. The dog friendly amenities are great and we felt very comfortable with our golden retriever.
Other Comments
We would highly recommend it for both couples and families. We didn't have to leave the castle to have an incredibly relaxing break.
Tristan Oct 04, 2018 Surbiton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The pool steam room sauna.
Other Comments
We did not receive a room upgrade & were told it wasn't available even tho it was a midweek booking & we have stopped there many times before so very disappointing. We had late checkout but did not have an early check in. The shower water was not hot nor was there tissues in the room both of which we reported but were not rectified. We ate dinner there but 1 of the main meals was of poor quality. Some aspects were good but a lot of disappointment too!
louisa Aug 10, 2018 Paignton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere, although as you would expect this time of year quite a lot of children.
Other Comments
Having visited Bovey Castle on several occasions, usually Birthdays, Anniversaries or just for a night away, we really enjoy the ambiance. The staff are friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We dined in the Brasserie and the food was very good. Breakfast is freshly cooked and well presented. We will be going back again soon.
Marita Aug 09, 2018 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and experiencing an upperclass experience
Other Comments
English cooked breakfast not brilliant: scrambled egg tasted like powdered egg and not fresh eggs, hash brown was greasy and although cutlery was in keeping with the castle/era there were no serrations so hard to cut bacon and sausages.
RUTH Jul 13, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Stunning location. Lovely staff.
marie May 21, 2018 Braintree, United Kingdom

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