North Bovey

Bovey Castle

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Why We Love It

  • The property won Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 & at the Visit Devon Awards 2016
  • The hotel underwent a £2 million refurbishment & the on-site spa was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards
  • Lots of traditional activities are included, such as falconry displays & croquet 
  • This is the only hotel in the country to offer LEGO room service during your stay

"A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire

99% (76 Member Ratings)

"Good friendly service. Beautiful setting. Lovely food and wine."
Yvonne
12. Feb 2017
Taunton, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The hotel is around a 45-minute drive from Exeter International Airport and 40 minutes by car from Exeter St David's Station. On-site parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Bovey Castle is set in extensive grounds within Dartmoor National Park and was used as a military hospital in World War II. The property won Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 and at the Visit Devon Awards 2016. The hotel also won two silver awards for the Spa & Wellbeing Experience.

The property was also featured in Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List 2011 and won a VisitEngland Bronze Award in the Hotel of the Year category in 2012. 

The restaurant, spa and public spaces underwent a £2 million refurbishment and this luxurious baronial pile retains an intimate feel, with a combination of traditional country style and art deco furnishings -- warming fireplaces, cosy sofas and dark-wood panelling.

There are two restaurants: the glamorous Art Deco Great Western Restaurant (smart-casual dress required), which serves classic cuisine, and Smith's Brasserie which is named after WH Smith, who previously owned the private house. Think countryside views, roaring fires and cosy seating. We like the sound of the English pea soup, braised blade of Devonshire beef with carrots and red wine sauce, and the sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. After dinner, sample one of the many whiskies at the traditional Oak Bar, or one of the 150 cocktails on the menu.

The rooms feature queen- or king-size beds and rich fabrics and have views of the valley, the golf course or the courtyard.

Other activities available (some with an extra charge) 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 centre.

The hotel also has a spa, which was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards in 2012 and 2013. It has a sauna, steam room, gym and an indoor pool.

From the press:
  • "A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire
  • "Children are treated like royalty" -- Condé Nast Traveller
  • "One of the most comfortable places in Dartmoor" -- The Daily Telegraph

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

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

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3:00 PM. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11:00 AM.

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. Christmas package and New Year's package only on December 24-26 and December 30 - January 1.

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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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99% Positive
(76 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bovey Castle over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good friendly service. Beautiful setting. Lovely food and wine.
Other Comments
Price ok through travel zoo but incredibly pricey otherwise. Xx
Yvonne 12. Feb 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed everything about our visit but if we had to pick one thing I guess it would be the quality of staff and how well looked after we were
Helen 08. Feb 2017 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Being made to feel special
Other Comments
The best hotel I have ever stayed in
Caroline 26. Jan 2017 Dawlish, United Kingdom
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The whole experience
Alison 21. Jan 2017 Seaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The relaxation
Sam 20. Jan 2017 Exeter, United Kingdom
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Quality, attention to detail and a special treat
Stephen 15. Jan 2017 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Smiths brassiere
tom 10. Jan 2017 Newquay, United Kingdom
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We loved the room, the building, the grounds, the service, the food!
Other Comments
I need to go back!
Andrea 10. Jan 2017 Porthleven, United Kingdom
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The location, the grandeur, the food and the service
Debra 19. Dec 2016 Bramshott, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful building and decoration.
Other Comments
Unfortunately the TV system was down and I was also unable to get a signal on my mobile phone. Dinner in the brasserie was spoilt by noisy children. No other negative comments at all.
Anthony 18. Dec 2016 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

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