Guest Blog - The Good Hotel Guide

South Devon has some wonderful things to offer visitors - cream teas, excellent ice cream, wonderful walks, beautiful beaches and perhaps best of all, spectacular views. Here, the Good Hotel Guide shares five South Devon Hotels with amazing views…

Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Salcombe

In the famed seaside town of Salcombe, the Harbour Hotel sits overhanging the estuary. In the winter the views take in dramatic seascapes, while in the summer you can watch the sailing boats race by - you might even spot the odd dolphin. The hotel itself is contemporary and stylish, light and airy with its own spa to relax in.

Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge

Having been in the family for 120 years, Thurlestone Hotel is a five minute walk from multiple beaches and is perfectly situated to enjoy sea views and even see the sunset. Old fashioned hospitality is all part of its charm, and afternoon tea to accompany that view is a must in this part of the world where clotted cream is part of the culture.

The Cary Arms, Babbacombe

In a chic little cove, The Cary Arms offers the best that Devon has to offer - namely, no mobile phone signal. Buckets, spades and shrimping nets are key to entertainment, that, and a well-stocked library from which you can pick your favourite book before stepping outside onto the slopes, the terrace, the balconies or into one of the beach huts to enjoy it with the sea views.

Dart Marina, Dartmouth

Dartmouth is the epitome of chocolate box towns, with beautiful buildings and an enchanting, bustling marina and estuary. Dart Marina is a super-smart hotel and luxury spa on the River Dart where everything is done to high standards, particularly the food. Enjoy breakfast or dinner from your balcony and watch the boats, and the steam train across the water, go by.

Glazebrook House, South Brent

On the edge of Dartmoor, Glazebrook House is a 19th century manor house where everything is just a little bit curious. Impeccably decorated and bringing serious style to meet its quirky theme, the hotel has vintage British revival décor and an Alice in Wonderland motif running through it, with rooms named things like Jabberwocky, Mad Hatter and Caterpillar. The hotel is for adults only, and views stretch out into private gardens in this uniquely beautiful part of the world.

From a selection of Devon hotels from the Good Hotel Guide.




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