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Bovey Castle

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Overview of Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrimspound16 min drive
  • Popular LocationBecky Falls17 min drive
  • Popular LocationCastle Drogo18 min drive
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)47 min drive

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About this area

Newton Abbot

Located in Newton Abbot, Bovey Castle is in a rural area and on a river. National Park Visitor Centre Postbridge and Devon Guild of Craftsmen are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Grimspound and Ugbrooke House & Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Stone Lane Gardens and Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary. Kayaking and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and rock climbing nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stone Lane Gardens - 12 min drive
  • National Park Visitor Centre Postbridge - 13 min drive
  • Grimspound - 16 min drive
  • Becky Falls - 17 min drive
  • Castle Drogo - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Exeter St Thomas Station - 27 min drive
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 47 min drive

Restaurants

  • Great Western Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Smiths Brasserie — 1 min walk
  • The Gateway Tea Room - 6 min drive
  • Berto’s - 6 min drive
  • The Union Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

Bovey Castle

Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants and full-service spa
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and a golf course. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. All 82 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, Smart TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers. Weekly housekeeping is available.
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.

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.

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.

Awards and affiliations

Bovey Castle is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 25 for adults and GBP 15 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Archery
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Renovated entire property – April 2017
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch smart TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
1 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 14 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

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4.5
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 177 out of 275 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 66 out of 275 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 275 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 275 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 275 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Have stayed many times, this was the worst, and wont be returning, thank goodness our whole holiday wasnt booked here, only two nights available otherwise we would have checked out early. Awful stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Love Bovey but restaurant not great
I love Bovey but since they've shut the Western restaurant it only leaves the Brasserie unless you want to eat tasting menu (we do but grown up kids not so keen). this left a distinctly average two nights in the Brasserie which is not really up to scratch for a 5 star hotel. Everything else is excellent - just not the food
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The surroundings and feel of an Edwardian era country mansion are perfect down to the tweed plus fours worn by some of the staff. Fantastic photo opportunities, spacious room and good food from the bistro. A fine haven from a covid world almost reminiscent of the film the Shooting Party
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020