46. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, plus 3 suites, 4 apartments.
lounge/bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), river-front terrace, small garden with seating, spa (heated indoor swimming pool, 8 by 4 metres, gym).
in restaurant and lounge/bar during the day.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in ground-floor rooms (£10 per stay), not in restaurant.
 per room B&B double £180–£440, D,B&B £250–£510. A la carte £38. 1-night bookings usually refused Sat.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘It gets better every time,’ reports a devotee this year, after a sixth visit to Richard Seton’s super-smart hotel and luxury spa on the River Dart – and no wonder. New Zealander Seton has spent millions updating, refurbishing and adding new bedrooms. Choose one of the ‘immaculately clean’ rooms, each with soothing, muted decor, binoculars, a coffee machine and fresh milk (‘what a joy!’). In the bathroom, find high-end toiletries, and ‘lovely, fluffy’ towels and bathrobes. Newly remodelled superior rooms with a ‘large’ balcony are ‘contemporary, and look fabulous’. In the dining room, Peter Alcroft uses fresh seafood and locally reared meat in such dishes as sea bass fillet, confit fennel, black olives; confit duck leg and breast, haricot bean cassoulet. A guest this year commented on a too-languid dinner, but staff are otherwise found ‘enthusiastic’, ‘friendly’, ‘attentive’. At breakfast there are home-baked croissants, fresh fruit salad, smoked salmon with buttery scrambled eggs. Have it on your balcony and watch the boats, and the steam train across the water. In August, take a ringside seat for the regatta. (Ian Malone, Mary Woods, and others)
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