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Dartington Hall

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 14th-century manor is on the banks of the River Dart in Devon
  • Profits from the hotel support The Dartington Hall Trust charity
  • The restaurant overlooks Grade II-listed gardens

90%
"Tbe grounds and location was fantastic"
john
17 May, 2019 - Worthing, UK
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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, a restaurant, a visitor centre and a selection of shops. 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. All are less than 35 minutes' drive away.

The estate dates from 1388 and was once home to two of Henry VIII's wives: Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. At its heart is a courtyard containing the restored 14th-century Great Hall. The Guardian describes it as "an enchanting scene". The White Hart overlooks the property's gardens and features fare from local producers.

Ensuite bedrooms are positioned around the medieval courtyard and overlook the grounds. Wi-Fi is free.

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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included

Extra guests can be accommodated in Double Ensuite Rooms only. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £7.50 per night for children aged 2 and under, £15 per night for children aged 3 to 16. Infant's cot/crib or extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

90%
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(193 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dartington Hall over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Tbe grounds and location was fantastic
Other Comments
Not enough hanging space and storage in rooms.Felt that the continental breakfast was poor.
john 17 May, 2019 Worthing, UK
Other Comments
Did not eat in the restaurant, menu not very inspiring and poor value for money.
Susan 17 May, 2019 Launceston, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxed atmosphere - lovely to relax for the weekend. Beautiful gardens.
Other Comments
Very chilled vibe. Lovely food and cocktails in the White Hart.
Laura 14 May, 2019 Barry, UK
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere and setting of the Hall is terrific - history, culture and beautiful landscape combined.
Other Comments
The Hall is primarily a conference centre, and the rooms and catering reflect this. Having said this, everything is good quality and value - but don’t expect a 5* hotel experience. What you can expect is something much more unique and precious. Go!
Graham 14 May, 2019 Reading, UK
Enjoyed Most
This is a must see / must stay place...an absolute one-off. Fabulous! The Hall and the nearby White Hart pub are set in magnificent grounds. The formal garden area is just beautiful. The room was up to date with very comfortable bed and well appointed shower room...plus a little annex off of the room where we found we could sit and have tea overlooking the lawned courtyard. The Travelzoo deal we had was outstanding...especially as it included a very drinkable bottle of house wine .
Other Comments
This place is just unique. Dating back to the 13th century yet it’s obviously had money spent on it to ensure up o date facilities are provided. The food in the White Hart was very good and the staff there, and throughout the rest of the hotel, were absolutely lovely. I, and my wife, would love to go again...and WILL!
Steve 14 May, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful gardens.
Other Comments
Would have been nice if they had supplemented the toiletries and tea making facilities. One small bottle of shower gel, for 2 people over 2 nights is not enough!!
Bridget 06 May, 2019 Bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
The gardens and the restaurant both for breakfast and evening meal.
Other Comments
We found it difficult getting suitcases upstairs and were not aware our room would be on the second floor. There was a notice saying not to put women's sanitary items down the toilet and to use the bags provided but there were none on either of our two days despite alerting reception. Tissues are not provided or water in the room.
Derek 05 May, 2019 Weymouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
The White Hart Food
Other Comments
Second floor room up a lot of stairs and corridors and some distance from the car parks. Staff friendly and food very good.
Sandra 03 May, 2019 Northwich, UK
Enjoyed Most
The buildings, gardens and whole setting are beautiful.
Other Comments
The hotel facilities at Dartington Hall did not seem to be run in a professional and efficient way. Having asked for a room with a bath, I was asked why I wanted a bath, was it because it was raining?, which I found very odd. Room was not cleaned on the second day, even though we were out all day. Breakfast was OK, but on the second morning there was a large group staying, only 2 staff and it was fairly chaotic, tables not cleared, food items, mugs etc not replenished and an overflowing bowl of teabags etc next to the coffee machine not emptied for all the half hour or so we were having breakfast. The overall feeling we had is that they were doing us a favour letting us stay, and I don't think guests with Travelzoo bookings were particularly welcome. Also very hard to find reception to check in and restrictions on parking even to drop off one's luggage.
Sally 03 May, 2019 Shrewsbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely scenery and good location
Other Comments
The food was mediocre. We asked for bread with the soup, and 5 pounds was added to the bill for 1 and a half slices of bread and butter. I complained and the money was deducted. I have never known any restaurant charge for this before!
Marie 01 May, 2019 Dorset, UK

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