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4.3 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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Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£285* Per night/room 19 May - 20 May

Castle Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

State

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior State/Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lodge

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

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 self-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 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 body wraps, body treatments or facials 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 pool and the comfortable guestrooms
  • 12 minutes by car from Stone Lane Gardens and 13 minutes from National Park Visitor Centre Postbridge
  • Dogs welcome for a fee
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Bovey Castle ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 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 (4) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Sep 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Sep 2020 by Reservations

Thank you!

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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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 31 December 2020 to 11 April 2021 (dates subject to change).

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from April 12 2021 to May 16 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Business centre
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Sauna
  • Supervised childcare

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 is 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) (50.6 km / 31.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free 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 weekly basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

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

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
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Archery on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing 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 treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Access to the fitness facility and pool are by reservation only.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 14 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available Service animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

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 25 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • A late check-out fee will be charged

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.
  • One child aged 14 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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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