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4.2 out of 5

"The property is beautiful. The rooms are very nice. Food could do with a bit of improvement, especially cream tea and also in the fine dining rest ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 19 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Bovey Castle. During your stay, you'll be close to Grimspound. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking, plus 2 restaurants. Built in 1907, this 5-star hotel has 82 rooms over 3 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and Smart TVs.

  • All rooms offer Smart TVs, room service and Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • For dining with garden views, stop by Great Western Restaurant, one of the property's 2 restaurants
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Treat yourself to aromatherapy, body scrubs or massages at Elan Spa
  • Services include babysitting, supervised activities for kids and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course, 2 outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the restaurant and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from Dartmoor National Park and 11 minutes by car from Grimspound
  • Dogs welcome for a fee

Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (double or twin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Grand Room, 1 Double Bed (double or twin)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bovey Castle ratings based on 6 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bovey Castle

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The property is beautiful. The rooms are very nice. Food could do with a bit of improvement, especially cream tea and also in the fine dining restaurant. They were very overpriced, £20 per head for cream tea, and about £190 for two people in the fine dining restaurant. Much better value in the brasserie. The gym was adequate, but perhaps could do with some additional equipment. Unfortunately there is no mobile coverage so you will be stuck using fixed line if you have to use the phone. The cost of this could be much cheaper considering you don't have any other choice.

Posted by on 19 Dec 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent service from staff and they were very friendly Dog friendly - our dog had a great time Very comfy bed and pillows Beautiful grounds Would definitely stay again

Posted by on 3 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 May 2019 by Reservations

Thank you, so glad that you enjoyed your stay

5 out of 5

Excellent quality hotel

Location: Nice (short) walks on the site itself; only stayed one night so didn't explore very widely
Very high quality hotel - quite highly priced too though but no complaints about staff or cleanliness. There was some refurbishment work going on while we were there so not all the amenities were available but that was the only slight negative

Posted by , from Plymouth on 11 Oct 2016

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3 out of 5
Preis / Leistung stimmt für mich nicht. Habe von diesem 5 - Sterne Hotel mehr erwartet, Der Wellness- sowie der Fitnessbereich haben max 3-4 Sterne verdient.

Posted by on 25 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jul 2019 by Reservations

Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und entschuldigen Sie, dass wir Ihre Erwartungen nicht erfüllt haben. Dies wird zur Überprüfung an unsere Geschäftsleitung weitergeleitet.

4 out of 5
Receptionist were not too welcoming, service in restaurant was not as nice and british as expected. Room and Hotel was very nice.

Posted by on 12 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Sehr schönes Schloss zum träumen und Abschalten

Pros: Die Einrichtung und die Lage
Cons: Badezimmer erneuern es ist in die Jahre gekommen
Location: Dartmoor
Wir waren eine Nacht da aber wir kommen wieder, die Preise sind angemessen. Ein Erlebniss für jeden Schlossliebhaber der einmal König sein will. Besuch in der Haupsaison nicht zu empfehlen ...

Posted by , from Zürich on 24 Sep 2016

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Property Features

Bovey Castle offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and outdoor tennis courts. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. An indoor pool, a hot tub, and a 24-hour fitness centre are also featured at the luxury Bovey Castle. Self parking and valet parking are free. A complete renovation of Bovey Castle was completed in April 2017. This Edwardian Newton Abbot hotel is smoke free.

  • 82 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1907
  • Bar or lounge
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts -2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) (44.6 km / 27.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Bovey Castle offers 82 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • In-room dining
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a English breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Great Western Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Smiths Brasserie – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 2 outdoor tennis courts. An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Elan Spa has 5 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Online Penalty Collection


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 20 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bovey Castle
  • Bovey Castle Hotel
  • Bovey Castle Hotel Newton Abbot
  • Bovey Castle Newton Abbot
  • Castle Bovey
  • Bovey Castle Hotel
  • Bovey Castle Newton Abbot
  • Bovey Castle Hotel Newton Abbot

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Bovey Castle is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.