Testimonials

Read some of the lovely things our guests have said about us!

"Absolute Paradise

I have stayed numerous times here over the past 2 years. I want to start with by saying that each and every visit has been incredible. Up until now I have always stayed in their wonderful lodges to cater for my family, which I must add are incredible and offer everything you can imagine...and more. I stayed this time for 3 nights with my partner who had never been before. And I can safely say that she has fallen in love with Bovey Castle as I did when I first came. Where do I start... This time we stayed in a glorious grand state room. The views were breathtaking and the suite was immaculate. Beautiful furnishings, style and glamour. The most comfortable nights sleep on the super king bed. And as always with the impeccable high standards of Bovey Castle, it’s all the subtle extras they include. The complementary decanter of sloe gin was greatly received, fresh milk, bottled water, delicious biscuits and adorable jar of peanuts. The room was spotless throughout, with wonderful fresh towels every day and complementary soft robes and slippers.

We chose to dine in the great western restaurant each night. I emplore any meat lover to try the infamous ‘Dartmoor Welly’ It is without doubt the finest beef Wellington I’ve ever had...and yes, I did have it 3 nights running! Perfect for 2 people to share. And with such an extensive choice of wines from around the world to wash it down...you just can’t go wrong. And the restaurant manager, waiting staff and sommelier make the whole experience one you’ll always fondly remember and want to do again! From entering the restaurant through to leaving, they are all so exceptional. They make you feel special and go out of their way to ensure you have a fabulous and memorable dining experience. And for all sweet tooth people, you must try the peanut butter parfait...incredible. I must add though, on the numerous occasions I’ve dined in the superb Smiths Brasserie, it’s been equally satisfying. Perfect if you want to dress down slightly and a wonderful menu choice. We couldn’t leave last night without popping in at the end for a glass of champagne. This was mainly to say hello to the staff who are just lovely in there. The restaurant manger is superb and so friendly, and Sylvia is by far the friendliest and warmest staff member I’ve ever met. She greets you with the biggest of smiles and goes out of her way to look after you. A fantastic experience from start to finish.

I also did the Sloe gin and cider making session for the third time I might add! It’s so much fun and Hannah who runs it makes it so interesting...and is very good at letting you try some lovely tipples... We also took part in the clay pigeon shooting, I recommend it to anyone. We so enjoyed it and the chap running the session was so helpful and friendly, especially as my partner was nervous and he helped her overcome that...and knock lots of clays out of the sky!! So to summarise, I have decided to leave a long and thorough review. This is because I have never left one before, and I simply want to sum up after numerous stays, why I think everyone should try this piece of paradise, if only once, but I promise you, like me, you’ll come back time and time again. I can’t wait for my next visit!!!! Thank you to all of you at Bovey Castle for bringing us such happiness!!!"

TripAdvisor - October 2018


"Lovely staff

We could not fault this hotel from the minute we arrived to leaving.
We wished we could have stayed longer and we are already planning our next stay there as we (myself and husband and 3 year old) ranked this among our favourite breaks yet. The staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks to all for making a very special and enjoyable visit."

TripAdvisor - September 2017


"Fantastic wedding venue

Stayed here in August for a friends wedding,what a venue for a wedding first class service, food was top class you couldn't' fault any part of the weekend. We decided to stay for two nights and we're not disappointed. Would definitely come back to Bovey castle for a holiday or long weekend."

TripAdvisor - September 2017


"Faultless

This hotel delivers at every level. Fantastic customer service, a large range of amenities, lovely room and outstanding food. The golf course is top notch and there are plenty of fabulous walks to choose from. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone."

TripAdvisor - September 2017


"Fantastic high end retreat

Staying at the Bovey Castle is an experience not to be missed. Its the quintessential country retreat for appreciating hotel clientele. An idilic setting deep in the heart of gods country. Country sports, chillaxing or a special treat for someone special...its beautiful.

TripAdvisor - September 2017


One word- WOW!

My family and I stayed at Bovey castle with our Beagle last month.

What an amazing hotel for all!

From the beautiful landscapes to attentive staff we could not fault it at all. Every staff member was more than willing to go the extra mile and the General Manager Francisco was such an inspiration to hear his stories and facts of the hotel.

The gardens and setting of the hotel are immaculate with acres of greenery to walk around (the dog loved it!).

We were fortunate to stay in one of the lodges which are out of this world! The lodge was immaculate with gorgeous interiors and fantastic facilities.

Throughout our stay, we felt like we was welcomed into the Bovey family.

A fantastic hotel which is a hidden gem in the middle of the National Park!

TripAdvisor - August 2017
 

"Recommended to everyone, an amazing place to stay

There is only one word that can be used to describe Bovey Castle and that word is exceptional.

From the welcome greeting you receive at the valet parking through to being shown to your room, explanation of the services and activities available, the level of service is second to none. I've only experienced this level before at the Bellagio in Vegas.

The hotel is set in huge, stunning surroundings and is truly a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) and you feel genuinely valued and appreciated as a guest here.

The rooms are stunning and beautifully kept, the pool is a good size (free) and in-keeping with the feel of the rest of the hotel.

My only negative is that we were only staying for one night and wish we could have stayed for another... Truly brilliant!"

TripAdvisor - August 2017


"Afternoon tea

Been here 4 times now, once went for a Spa Day and the rest of the visits taking friends and family for Afternoon Tea. The food is amazing and plenty of it, what is lovely if whatever you can't eat they box it and you can take it home I cannot describe the beauty and splendour of Bovey Castle, the staff are of The highest standard, you are made to feel welcome as soon as you arrived, it is magical but not overbearing, the staff are down to earth and chatty, I will be back absolutely, love it, after the hearty tea we walked round the grounds, the sun was shining the grounds beautiful.

TripAdvisor - August 2017