Bovey Castle Reviews
33 reviews Member since 2014
Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, TQ13 8RE
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"Realaxing,Romantic Stay in Luxurious Country Setting" TJ, Oxfordshire, stayed: October 2017
We arrived after a tour around Cornwall as a wedding present, however one night at another hotel resulted in a very disappointing stay and we cancelled our reservation and needed to find somewhere else, or go home that would have been a real bad end to what had been a much looked forward to and needed break.
We had one further night left, so after a quick search booked through Offpeakluxury as we had used them for a previous booking that had been really lovely. Approaching Bovey Castle was very impressive and the welcome from the staff in the car park was excellent, we were welcomed, bags taken from us then ushered in, checked in swiftly then led to our rooms that had been upgraded. Dinner had been booked also a short massage in the spa. The massage after freshening up was lovely and relaxing. Dinner was included in the price of the stay, however we paid extra and upgraded to the fine dining restaurant. The staff in the bar offered pre-dinner drinks, we ordered from the menu then were led to our table. All the food and wine was delicious in a relaxing setting and attentive waiting staff. Only points to make about the food other than praise, my turbot was over cooked and an element of my starter course missing, though otherwise very good. Fresh bread was very tasty, although too much of it and dessert was gorgeous. We rested well in a super comfy bed and then woke to a fine breakfast. I had haddock that was undercooked though it was swiftly replaced the staff were profusely apologetic. We used the pool after breakfast and wished we could have stayed longer. A great save to our trip in a fine hotel, would love to return!
"Overall a great stay" LC, Staffordshire, stayed: May 2017
Overall, Bovey Castle is fabulous - the location, the lounges, the rooms, the food. We stayed 4 nights: three of them we ate in the Brasserie (great choice, pretty good value) and one night we ate in the Great Western restaurant - fabulous, although probably a touch overpriced. Unless you plan to eat out, then the DBB package gives the best value but the drinks are expensive (even by 5* hotel standards). The only niggle we had was the night our daughter was asleep at dinner time so I asked them for a ham sandwich to take to our room in case she woke up hungry... initially they tried to charge £9.50 but later reduced that to £5.25 when they realised it was for our daughter! Also, worth checking your bills - 12.5% gets added to every bill for the service charge (including what you have in your DBB allowance), so over 4 nights we'd have paid over £150 in tips!
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