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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great couple of days at Ilsington, relaxing in the spa and enjoying the countryside. The hotel is beautifully located on the edge of the village and overlooking Dartmoor itself. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the food good. We enjoyed the pool and spa especially. The only downside are the bedrooms/bathrooms, which although spacious and comfortable are... More 

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Thank Gareth H
Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gareth H, Thank you for taking the time to review Ilsington and we are delighted you had such an enjoyable time. The bedrooms and bathrooms do vary within the hotel and some, naturally older than others. By the end of the winter we shall have completed another 5 bedrooms and bathrooms which is all part of our ongoing renovation... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a lot to like about this hotel. It's position is great for eastern Dartmoor. The staff are friendly and helpful. Lounges are comfortable - with a lovely log fire when we went - and the dining room has a nice view towards Haytor. The food was good too, tasty well cooked, although desserts were a bit disappointing. I gather... More 

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Thank skippo_10
Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Skippo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and it appears that you enjoyed the majority of the hotel, although we are sorry you only rated us 'average'. Shame also that you didn't use our wonderful Spa which has just won gold in the Spa and Wellness category at the Devon awards. Obviously furnishings are down... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked two nights as a treat for my wife and I, hotel decor is country style - I prefer the more modern look but it was nice all the same, certainly not enough to knock my score down. The bed was very comfy, staff were great, room was nice, the food was excellent. The spa is amazing - really... More 

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Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dodgydavies, Thank you for writing the review and we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Yes, our style is country house hotel and it is refreshing that you metion this along with your preference for something more 'modern'. Also pleased you mentioned our beds, all of which are new and to a very high standard - it makes such... More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a night here without the kids as a relaxation treat before the arrival of No.3. Very friendly staff and beautiful location. The rooms are fine, a little dated perhaps, but still very nice and comfortable (had a great nights sleep!). The Spa has clearly recently been refurbished and is fantastic, with a lovely pool, jacuzzi, sauna/steam rooms, etc... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I visited here with her parents a number of years ago (2010) and it's still a very fond memory. I loved everything about the hotel, it's period features and gorgeous setting and wonderful service. We stayed for a long weekend and it was more than enough to make use of their spa facilities i.e heated pool, sauna... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic hot stone massage in the spa, the therapist listened and made the massage suit me perfectly. Relaxed and friendly hotel with an excellent restaurant. Nice touches such as nibbles with pre dinner drinks and hand made petit four with coffee. Three different types of pillow made the bed very comfy.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Have recently returned home after a weekend away at this hotel. Staff were very friendly on arrival, warm welcome and nice setting. Room could do with being updated. Comfy bed, smallish size room but nice view. Bathroom needs a revamp, shower needs replacing. Spa great, sauna and jacuzzi relaxing. Pool temperature a tiny bit cold but probably good for people... More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as part of a family weekend break. Everything was fantastic. Our room was traditional in decor but very comfortable. Homemade flapjacks await in your room and are delicious. The spa is excellent and well appointed. We didn't have any treatments but the facilities were excellent. The gym was also good with a better than... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed with the buffet lunch - mix of hot (beef casserole and pasta) and cold (salads with beef, pork and 'rubber' cheese) - chocolate brownie for pud was good I have eaten in the blue tiger before which was very good so I was surprised re the buffet Beautiful setting- friendly staff

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Thank Netty1313
Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Netty1313, Thank you for your feedback. The 2-course buffet you had was included in our conference 'package' and is designed to be a lighter more 'basic' offering as opposed to a full dressed buffet for a special event or function. We can always provide more extensive lunch options for those on a conference, similar to what you have experienced... More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed for one night en route between two locations, wish it had been longer! We will definitely be going back for a longer stay. The Dartmoor location is beautiful and the hotel is exceptionally well run and friendly too. Super views of Haytor whilst we breakfasted.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This highly rated country house hotel is set in 11 acres of private land within the boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park. Award winning food is served in the main Restaurant whilst the Blue Tiger Inn with its large sun terrace offers more informal dishes of excellent quality. Emphasis is on local produce and homemade creations.Beautiful new Spa opening early 2015 with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, gym and indoor pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilsington Country House Hotel

Address: Ilsington Village | Nr Newton Abbot, Ilsington, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9RR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Ilsington
Price Range: $197 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ilsington Country House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Ilsington Country Hotel
Best Western Newton Abbot
Hotel Ilsington Country
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“Higher floors have good views especially at the front”
 of 5 bubbles Bowman88, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room overlooking Hay Tor at the front would be our choice”
 of 5 bubbles Romantic_11, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are four standards of rooms to choose from depending on size and vews.”
 of 5 bubbles 663RobertM663, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of a high standard just different size”
 of 5 bubbles ktogwell, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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