Outdoor and Active Stays in DevonOutdoor and Active Stays in Devon
Devon, with its picturesque landscapes and charming coastline, offers a variety of hotels that provide not only comfortable accommodations but also unique experiences.

Here are some great things to do in hotels in Devon:

1. Spa and Wellness Retreats

Many hotels in Devon feature luxurious spas where you can relax and rejuvenate. Consider:

Ilslington Country House Hotel & Spa:

With beautifully tiled floors, well appointed changing rooms and the latest facilities, the Spa at Ilsington offers an exclusive corner of peace and tranquillity with a hint of Tibetan Influence.

Relax in the hydrotherapy pool and let the soothing bubbles envelop you and then take a seat in the sauna or steam room and surround yourself by the comforting aromas and sounds accompanied with mood lighting. Maybe time for a dip in the indoor pool and swim a few lengths before showering off and relaxing with a magazine poolside.

Cary Arms & Spa:

The Cary Arms & Spa exudes charm, fun and all the values of a good English inn with the style and comfort of a boutique hotel. Great seaside dining complemented by some luxury sea view rooms/suites, chic beach huts and characterful cottages which also include some dog-friendly accommodations. Sitting in the sheltered and sunny spot of Babbacombe Bay, the outstanding setting and views are breathtakingly beautiful. Hearty breakfasts, long lunches, lazy suppers; it's about delicious food made with fresh, local ingredients, simply and creatively cooked according to the season. Relax in the waterfall hydrotherapy pool and indulge in one of our Gaia treatments in the new Cary Spa. The “Inn on the Beach” is a must-visit place all year round

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall:

Boringdon Hall is a seductive manor house in Devon that offers relaxing spa breaks for guests to enjoy. Gaia Spa provides relaxation and inspiration throughout, inspired by nature in contemporary context. From swimming experiences through to treatment rooms, you can read all about the facilities we have to offer at Gaia Spa. Whether you want to work out your stresses in their state of the art gym, or want to relax and unwind with one of their heat treatments, they have everything you could possibly need.

2. Historical Tours and Activities

Stay in historic properties and explore their rich heritage.

The Bedford Hotel:

The Bedford Hotel, in the heart of the award-winning Devon market town of Tavistock, gateway to Dartmoor National Park. Your haven of comfort in the heart of town. Step inside, and you’ll find a warm welcome, comfortable hotel rooms to rest the night, fine restaurant dining, an informal and busy bar, all in beautifully historic surroundings. During your stay take a walking tour around this UNESCO heritage town.

The Devon Hotel:

The Devon Hotel in Exeter is renowned for its exceptional cuisine and luxurious accommodations.

Featuring executive rooms and an in-house gym, your business trip, long weekend or one-night stay in Exeter at The Devon Hotel promises an unparalleled experience. Set around a Georgian manor house, The Devon Hotel exudes warmth and charm.

With Exeter's vibrant historic city centre just moments away, The Devon Hotel serves as an ideal base for both city breaks and business trips. Nestled in the heart of South Devon, rich in history, The Devon Hotel offers access to everything from coastal retreats to serene countryside escapes, all within easy reach.

Royal Glen Hotel:

It was circa 1700 that the Royal Glen was built by a Mr King, of Bath.It was then a modest farmhouse with a dairy, outhouses, a hayloft and a well that still exists in the centre of the house. It was first known as King's Cottage, taking the name of the owner. Many other names followed, Woolbrook Cottage, Woolbrook Glen, and finally as The Royal Glen.

Relax and enjoy the tranquil countryside and unspoilt resort of Sidmouth. Nestled between red cliffs, blue-green sea and stunning countryside, there’s no shortage of things to do in Sidmouth. At The Royal Glen, they have a wealth of history to share, and a genuine wish to make guests feel comfortable and recharged.

3. Outdoor Adventures

Take advantage of Devon's natural beauty with guided tours and activities.

Bovey Castle:

With 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep, they like to make the most of the outdoors with plenty of things to do at Bovey Castle. From archery, to Sloe Gin making to 4x4 Off Road Experiences to Falconry – there is certainly something for everyone at Bovey Castle.

Woodbury Park:

Take time to completely unwind in the village of Woodbury, East Devon. Woodbury Park is just seven miles from the vibrant and historic city of Exeter, home to a host of attractions including the gothic Exeter Cathedral. They have a wide range of facilities includes a modern and spacious gym, 18m indoor swimming pool, our relaxing Aura Spa as well as our 18 hole championship course and 9 hole short courses.

The Mole Resort:

The Mole Resort is a luxury lodge and hotel room resort in North Devon where you can find fabulous stays & active days. Combining stunning, premium eco-conscious lodges with a myriad of activities, they are the perfect place for families, groups & couples to do as much or as little as you like. Activities include Axe Throwing, Archery, Tennis, Foot Golf, Disco Golf, Bushcraft and Survival skills plus much more.

4. Special Events and Packages

Look out for special offers and themed packages.

Two Bridges Hotel:

Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park offers murder mystery dinners and other themed events.

Langstone Cliff Hotel:

There’s always an event in South Devon to come along to at the Langstone Cliff Hotel. One of the main things which makes the hotel so special is the commitment to ensuring that they always have something going on for residents and non-residents throughout the year. Their events range from dance and jazz weekends, to lawn bowls, bird watching and much more.

When planning your stay, check with the hotel for any seasonal activities or exclusive packages to enhance your experience.

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