We enjoyed absolutely everything about our stay at Bovey Castle - the luxury without the stuffiness, the friendly, helpful staff, all the facilities and........ the cream tea! We were surprised, however, not to see a bottle of prosecco on the wine list!
The bastle itself, the large surroundings, the Space of the Roms and the leisure Roms. The Staff was Professional but very "Cold". They seemed to be unhappy.
Beautiful surroundings. Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. A real treat.
It was spacious and clean Small point however, television small and poor signal
The excellent comfort, attention and respect; the splendid facilities, the setting and environment and the friendly, helpful Staff.
can't fault it. a fantastic hotel in a fantastic location. the attention to detail for is great, champagn on arrival, umbrella and welly boots for country walks, loads of facilities. the complimentary wine tasting is a great way to start your evening.
Beautiful setting. Hotel is being refurbished. Areas that should have been blocked off, weren'T. No directions from room to reception..so couldnt help but trick across the areas being refurbished when trying to find your way around!
I was not impressed that, on the first day of our stay at a hotel which boasts of great dining (a Tuesday), the 'Edwardian' dining room was closed and the alternative was only open to formal, suit-wearing customers. None of this was mentioned on the hotel website, nor this one. The food in the 'bistro' was poor although the service was great.
We loved the location,the atmosphere,the ambiance,the service,the geographical position,a truly wonderful experience. Fine dining was not what we expected,and room facility surcharges were a big surprise on the final bill.
We attended a Wedding here and it was very well run, 112 guests well served in the dining room.
Used for a weekend trip. rooms clean and comfortable. Staff were helpful when called upon. Hotel was full but not busy. No on site carparking although just in front and to the rear there were NCP car parks for which there was a 25% discount for hotel users. Bar prices as usual for hotels on the high side. Bar closed early even to residents.
Nice and close to the center of town Good Breakfast
Staff friendly and helpful to foreigners. Patient and informative. We ordered food from the restaurant to our room but was told to bring our food to our room ourselves which we did. However, we later saw food being delivered to other guests room on the same day at a later time.
Friendly Receptionist and comfortable, well appointed rooms.
This served our purpose which was a comfortable room and breakfast. The staff were hard working and polite.
Location, close to city centre
Clean comfortable quiet room, convenient for visit. Service in restaurant very un attentive.
Central, cheap, clean, comfortable Being woken by an outrageously loud alarm very early on Sunday morning!!!! And then again about an hour later!!!! We assumed that it was a test of the fire alarm (or false-alarm), but were not given any further information an apology. Also the bar closed very early.
Close to the shops and restaurants, in walking distance. Cleanliness of the hotel rooms. Pleasant staff.
Walking distance to the city centre which was great for nights out, easy to bring a car and have easy access to coast/countryside. Best of city/beach break. Great value for money, very nice hotel. Room cleaners come round very early as there are a mix of people in the hotel. It's Ok for business guests, but those wanting a lie in are woken up.
Just comfortable.... The meals were a little spartan with portion control..and took a while for them to be served
Friendly helpful reception that provided the tourist information we wanted and advice for the cold weather. Very unusually, there were no faults at all in the room! The food was poor and the waiter, though friendly, clearly had no training in customer service. Choice for vegetarians almost non-existent.
Shower was hopeless
Easy access to major road system. Pleasant surroundings, very friendly, attentive but not pushy staff, good food nicely presented. The shower curtain didn't prevent water soaking the floor and this left a damp smell in the bathroom.
The Rooms were clean,tidy and comfortable and the venue perfect for my trip. Breakfast although good with good service the Sausages were the worst I have eaten.
Good location, friendly staff, good food, warm and comfortable.
They have a nice chef and his cooking is out of this world Recently my new improvements to bar/dinning area Car park too much gravel hurts the bottom of your feet,some rooms are dated but improvements are underway
I thought the service was exceptional I arrived at nine thirty and asked if there was food available, the staff said kitchen did close at mine thirty but would ask the chef if hecwould wait a few mins, I checked in ordered my food. Not many places would put themselves out like that. It was greatly appreciated and u wouldn't stay anywhere else in. Exeter now and would highly recommend it to my friends.
Comfortable room, courteous staff, clean and functional. Excellant breakfast. The bar was comfortable but the large screen television we found rather intrusive, although we could well be in the minority.
heating was on
Wonderful location in city centre.
The bed was amazing very big and comfy! Wonderful views over the Cathedral and the food in the restaurant was really special. Great location for shopping too. No on-site parking but good rates at near by car park. No proper seating area in room when included in booking description. Room would benefit from fresh coat of paint but good size and clean. Function on Saturday night was very loud in our room but did stop promptly at 12.
Access to city. The large size bed. The parking arrangements. The price of the restaurant.
Staff were accomodating and proactively helpful. Re. Room 113 - The sink is just not usable. The bowl is too small and the shelf defeats any attempt at access.
Staff were very helpful Room was comfortable Toiletries quirky and in large sizes Tuck Box items were very reasonably priced
The room and view were lovely. The food was excellent. City was very close but not intrusive - no general city noise or traffic. While the wooden floors looked very nice they are noisy and there was the sound of footfalls from the room above.
Modern, friendly hotel in terrific location. Room was very small and would be adequate for 1 person but not a couple.
It was very clean hotel No parking
The setting, the staff, the breakfast. I had a very noisy neighbourh who was talking very loudly until around 2am. I accept that I didn't tell the staff at the time nor did I tell them in the morning (I think I was bribed by the lovely surroundings)
room very good and restaurant exceptional. Very well looked after room a bit noisy as near stairs plus access to the hotel not easy for a first time visitor. The need to phone ahead and arrage to drop off bags was not in the original notes as hotel has no parking.
The staff were welcoming and prepared to provide assistance. We had no reason to complain.
I would best describe this hotel as adequate. The room had all you needed, a bed, a bathroom and a telly, however it was a little on the small side espically for a tall man like myself. So if you like you rooms on the compact side and your on a budget, maybe this is the hotel for you. The room was average and the stay acceptable, so no complaints.
Lovely hotel, not too big or impersonal, staff very efficient, helpful and friendly. Excellent location for accessing city centre, shops, restaurants etc. Overall a very pleasant experience. None.
The friendly, helpful staff. The breakfast was great, both in terms of quality and quantity. The location was billed as downtown. it isn't…it is a good 20-25 minute walk. The public transit seemed infrequent. There are few restaurants nearby.
Staff very friendly and breakfast was excellent
Quiet On one occasion my top bed clothes were just pulled up My sheets were as I left them when getting out, Breakfast very mundane. Not hotel just a b/b
Clean tidy room Shower hot but weak flow Car park difficult to get into (due to someone else parking across entrance)
Everything was really good from the check in/welcome,breakfasts and the large car park.Really good base for attractions of Exeter. Nothing to Fault.
Very impressed. Thouhgt the hotel was good value for mony. High standard of facilities. None
Excellent breakfast,hot and tasty. Staff v efficent and curteous,good size car park, walking distance to town and pubs and restuarants.Quiet hotel even though on a busy road. No biscuits on hospitality tray and early check out time (10.30).
We were not too impressed whent he fire alarm went off at 7am and we could hear our neighbouring room playing thier music very loudly from early in the morning which kept us up. So although comfort and facuilities were more than adequate the nooise control could have been better
Convienient and quiet
By far the best thing about my stay was the breakfast! All the food was locally sourced and the bacon,sausage and eggs were exceptional.
Relaxed surroundings, Great staff
The staff where excellent and where very helpful.The room looks a bit tired and need abit of a makeover The room itself looks old fashion but good value for money
To be honest I found the hotel very old fashioned and in dire need of modernisation. I could not open my bedroom window, one of the curtains was partly off the rail, the tv tuned into CBeebies and not much else, I struggled to get an internet connection from my room and the avocado bathroom had a loose hot tap on the basin. The bar had no atmosphere at all .... there was a tv there but it was not switched on for some reason. There was a strange musty smell about the bar and lounge area. Not sure how the hotel qualifies for its AA 3* rating
Staff are friendly and the hotel is pleasant
Nothing On entering the bathroom I was confronted by a dirty toilet bowl (without going in to detail). I am not sure the towels had been changed The room was cold and I was unable to heat the room The wifi would not work
Menu and food better than expected
Very nice hotel. I was only there for one night, but it was an enjoyable stay.
The overall stay was lovely. A nice, clean room with an amazing shower. We received a few odd comments from staff, maybe they're just a little too honest to customers.
The cooked breakfast was not too good
Ability to relax in stress free surroundings and partake in sports/fitness facilities. Staff were cheerful and helpful. Good room overlooking golf course but very early morning vehicle engine noise (6 to 630 am) As above
The location and breakfasts were particularly good. There was an air of an upmarket timeshare about the place, particularly the reception area and the restaurant.The mattresses were too soft for my liking, and also too thin.
Comfortable,clean,and very spacious room,friendly staff,and excellent Breakfast
Staff were fantastic
relaxed atmosphere, yet efficient
Comfortable, quiet, good leisure facilities The restaurant delay on the first night was unaccceptable. We were told there was a slight delay at 8.45pm - if we had been told we would have to wait for an hour before receiving food we would have gone out to eat - we had to wait more than 1 1/2 hours before eating. Yes there were quite alot of people eating but the maitre de should have been more honest.
Very convenient for Exeter and for visiting friends in Devon
excellent breakfast and good light lunches in comfortable dining area Duvets are too hot,lighter bedding should be available
The hotel was very welcoming and all staff friendly. The room provided comfortable accommadation and the breakfast was delicious. We would have liked to have been able to check in earlier as we were attending a wedding and had to leave early to make sure we didn't lose our room.
the food was excellent with bright and friendly staff the room was extremely hot
The services and staff were excellent in making you welcome and service in the restaurant could not be faulted
I liked the friendly, helpfull & efficient staff at the hotel
Very good food. Bathroom too small.
Cleanliness, quiet Breakfast overpriced
The staff were very helpful and the hotel & grounds were well maintained Dinner was not very good
The friendly welcome, and good food Room 24 uncomforably hot. Have to sleep with window open and therefore in a draft.
location to city centre plus train station. meals were reasonably priced and pub had a friendly atmosphere. nosie late at night and early morning plus no cntral heating. when first arrived room took ages to heat up using air con plus 1 small ineffectual electric heater
Very friendly welcomoing staff, good relaxed atmosphere,good food,comfotable room,good location for city centre.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was was quiet with a good shower. We had an evening meal which was good value and served promptly as was the breakfast which was well cooked and plentiful. The draught beer was very well kept. The carpet in our room was stained in places and there was a strong smell of stale tobacco smoke.In the main reception part of the hotel there was a strong smell of drains, which kept drifting through while we were eating ,this was very unpleasant. We didn't mention it to the staff as we were only there for 1 night and didn't spend much time there.
The breakfast was excellent,cooked to order. Staff were very friendly and curtious. Room was warm and comfortable. The bathroom was cold, not much heating.
Excellent location for city centre, everything within easy walking distance.
Restauant food good Room 45 has its headboard against the corridor wall and therefore it was a little noisy. Also there is an air-con/extractor fan operating v. near outside the window (from the restaurant?) This was switched off at about 23.00
Staff very helpful. Free broadband. Very clean Too far to walk into central Exeter
Food, Service Room very hot
Very good facilities set in a lovely situation and good accessibility to Exeter
Very nice Hotel, we had a ground floor room to the rear of the Hotel which was clean, tidy and furnished to a standard you would expect. There was a wedding the weekend we stayed and was a bit concearned as previous reviews had stated they were not happy with particular aspects. But we had no issues with the wedding party in fact it was greatr to see everyone enjoying thereselves and thier day. We had a mini powercut to our room which knocked out most of the lights apart from one set. This was quickly rectified. To be able to open the patio door would have been nice as this was locked with no key visible.
Very nice garden area,staff being very helpful with my toddler son. Excellent choice of food for breakfast A bit pricey ,would have liked to of stayed longer.
Well equipped room and bathroom, very clean, comfortable bed. There was a wedding reception in the hotel first night but we were not at all disturbed by noise. A little far out of town, but bus stop right outside. Would not have mattered at all in fine weather.
the food and the staff but the tv was a bit difficult to get on with
Helpful and efficient staff. Excellent breakfast. Clean room. Free wi-fi. Hot, high pressured water for shower and bath. The hotel was too hot during our two day stay, even with room radiator off.
Lovely breakfast, good parking, good access from motorway and into town centre On a main road, shabby and frayed furnishings, most of the grounds were the car park, room similar to a travelodge not a four star ex country house