The 10 Best Hotels with hot tubs in Devon

Devon is a glorious county. It offers two totally different coast lines, bleak but stunning Dartmoor and Exmoor, plus countless pretty villages with thatched cottages and traditional stone longhouses. The real problem is deciding which area to visit first. If you're looking for a property with that little bit of something extra, then our list of the 10 best hotels with hot tubs in Devon, should make that decision somewhat easier.

Devon is a good place to come if you're looking for a hotel where you can have your own private hot tub. Two of our choices have rooms with private tubs, and a third offers private hot tubs if you book one of their self catering units. So whether you're looking for a spot of romance, or some fun for the whole family there are options for all. We also have some great recommendations for hotels with hot tubs in Devon where the hot tub is attached to a smart spa.

Our pick of the best hotels with hot tubs in Devon follows, but the order bears no reflection on our preference! To check a hotel's availability click the "check prices" button beside the property.

The 10 Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in Devon

The Best Hotels with Private Hot Tubs in Devon

The Soar Mill Cove Hotel is a super friendly family-friendly hotel just a couple of miles outside Salcombe, in a beautiful beachside spot overlooking a stunning cove. The hotel has 20 spacious rooms and suites, some with private patios and sea views - the Ocean View self-catering units also have their own private hot tubs. They have a spa with a wide range of treatments too, great food and plenty for smaller people to do. And you’re meters from the coastal path.

Soar Mill Cove Hotel

The Best Country House Hotels with Hot Tubs in Devon

Ilsington Country House is a quintessentially British country house hotel set against beautiful, rugged Dartmoor. There are 25 rooms, decorated in pale colours and tartan fabrics, plus a fabulous restaurant and a spa boasting all the latest technology in spa experiences.

Ilsington Country House

Orestone Manor Hotel is a Georgian era house overlooking Lyme Bay, converted into a spacious, 11 room hotel decorated with vintage chic and bold, printed wallpaper. This is a tightly-run ship with excellent food and peaceful porches leading out onto secluded lawns. Book the Garden Suite for your own private terrace complete with an outdoor hot tub and wonderful sea views.

Orestone Manor Hotel

Kentisbury Grange is a converted manor house surrounded by pretty gardens, which edge right onto the Exmouth National Park. There are just 16 rooms, decorated stylishly, and a superb restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Micheal Caines.

Kentisbury Grange

The Best Hotels with Hot Tubs and Sea Views in Devon

Devon’s Watersmeet Hotel is a classic seaside hotel, built in 1900, and serving as a hotel since 1914. Obviously it’s been modernised, and fairly recently too, but it retains some of the old Edwardian charm, snd a very seaside-y feel. The restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes and serves classic English fare, and there’s an outdoor pool and indoor spa with a jacuzzi.

Watersmeet Hotel

The Salcombe Harbour Hotel overlooks the estuary, for a view of bobbing boats and sandy beaches - all just a short walk from your hotel too. The hotel is laid out over a series of terraces, so most of the 50 rooms have a lovely view, and the rooms have been recently renovated. They also added a cinema to list of facilities, which already included an indoor swimming pool, excellent restaurant and an indulgent spa.

Salcombe Harbour Hotel

The Best Spa Hotels in Devon with Hot Tubs

Boringdon Hall Hotel is a five star country house and spa within the boundaries of magical Dartmoor National Park. There are 40 smart rooms in a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, the best with four-poster beds and free-standing baths, plus an extensive Gaia spa - one of the best in Devon, and an innovative restaurant.

Boringdon Hall Hotel

The Dart Marina Hotel on Dartmouth’s buzzy harbour, is a 49 room hotel with a luxury spa and an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant. The decor is chic, in pale colours, and many of the rooms overlook the River Dart. There are also a couple of self-contained apartments.

Dart Marina Hotel

The Most Romantic Hotels in Devon with Hot Tubs

The Salty Monk is an award-winning restaurant with seven adjoining rooms in the pretty town of Sidmouth. Some of the rooms are super contemporary - think bathrooms screened off from the room by sheets of glass, and country chic. Adults only.

The Saly Monk

The Best Family Hotels with Hot Tubs in Devon

Bovey Castle deserves to be in several of these categories: it’s a family friendly country hotel with something for everyone. They do Lego room service, bespoke spa treatments in the UK’s flagship SUNDARI spa, falconry displays, a welcoming restaurant and daily egg collections and ferret feedings. The castle has 60 comfortable, spacious bedrooms and 22 self-catering lodges.

Bovey Castle

The Hamptons is a collection of luxurious self-catering apartments in a Victorian villa just a short stroll from the beach at Ilfracombe. The villas have chic interiors, with large windows and chandeliers. There’s also a shared garden - where you’ll fine the hot tub, and gorgeous views of the coastline.

The Hamptons

The Thurlestone Hotel is a resort-ish feeling hotel - because of the range of accommodation on offer and the range of facilities they offer guests too. There are 65 rooms and suites, and family rooms and suites, all of them decorated in a contemporary style, with comfort as the key ingredient. Some rooms have wonderful sea views. They also have tennis courts, a golf course, a wonderful spa and the location is fantastic.

Thurlstone Hotel

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The 10 Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in Devon

  • Watersmeet Hotel Woolacombe, Devon 25 rooms from £134

    Spa  -  In room treatments available plus steam room and jacuzzi
    Views  -  Amazing sea views from all but two of the bedrooms
    On the beach  -  Direct access to a sandy beach below the hotel
    Great walks  -  South West coastal path on the doorstep
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    Classic seaside hotel with fabulous views over the North Devon coast. Tastefully refurbished rooms reflect the beach side location and the restaurant offers delicious food sourced from local ingredients. An romantic hotel for a seaside break and ideal for a family holiday too. See More

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  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel South Devon 50 rooms from £295

    Suites  -  All rooms come with 'balcony baskets' with binoculars throws and books, complimentary gin and sherry
    Sit-out Terrace  -  Wonderful terraces with sunloungers and glorious views of the harbour, estuary and out to sea.
    Restaurant  -  The Jetty Restaurant is both chic and family friendly with mouthwatering seafood lunch bar
    Parking  -  Cars are left on the hotel state of the art turntable and valet parked!

    On the edge of bustling and picture postcard Salcombe this stunning newly refurbished boutique hotel has everything one could wish for. Magnificently situated, overlooking the estuary with its sailing boats, sandy beaches and a short walk into town. Wonderful terraces, spa and pool, cinema. Bliss See More

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  • Ilsington Country House Dartmoor, Devon 25 rooms from £140

    Spa breaks  -  A country house and contemporary spa which uses the latest technology alongside touches of ancient Tibetan knowledge.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    A quintessentially British country house set in beautiful, rugged Dartmoor. Charming rooms feature soft hues, tartan fabrics and sink-into beds. A fabulous restaurant (using the freshest local produce) and indulgent spa are a welcome respite after a day spent on the moors. See More

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  • Kentisbury Grange North Devon 16 rooms from £130

    Foodies  -  Boasting an award winning restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines.
    Country Escape  -  A charming rural property in the pretty county of Devon.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the pretty coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.
    Great walks  -  Explore the miles of trails that run through Exmoor National Park.

    Kentisbury Grange, a converted manor house, situated in pretty gardens on the edge of Exmouth National Park. Rooms are contemporary in style with crisp white linen, roll-top baths and soft hues. Boasting a superb restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines. The ideal country escape. See More

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  • Boringdon Hall Hotel Plymouth (South Devon) 40 rooms from £155

    Spa breaks  -  Unwind in the state-of-the-art Gaia spa, one of the best in Devon.
    Great walks  -  Spend days exploring the rugged countryside of Dartmoor National Park.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only

    A five star Country House and spa located next to the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Smart rooms perfectly mix traditional and contemporary styles, the best featuring heavy four posters and in-room free standing baths. An extensive spa and innovative restaurant make this a very special stay. See More

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  • The Salty Monk Sidmouth, Devon 7 rooms from £159

    Country Escape  -  A relaxing rural property surrounded by the natural riches of East Devon.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks along the beautiful Jurassic coastal path.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Exeter Cathedral.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only

    An award winning restaurant and adjoining B&B set in the pretty town of Sidmouth. Rooms vary between uber contemporary - think in-room glass screened bathrooms - and a little more on the country chic side. The fabulous restaurant serves up exemplary fare using seasonal produce. See More

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  • Dart Marina Hotel Dartmouth (South Devon) 49 rooms from £160

    Sailing  -  This hotel is places perfectly for sailing enthusiasts of all abilities.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool with dedicated hours for family friendly swimming.
    Sights nearby  -  Dartmouth and Kingswear Castle are both nearby and a great day out!
    Spa  -  Offering a wide range of holistic and luxury treatments.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    This property, in Dartmouth's buzzing harbour has a luxury spa and an AA Rosette awarded restaurant. Chic rooms in pale palettes are bright with large windows overlooking the River Dart. There are also self-contained apartments. This property is perfectly located to explore Dartmoor. See More

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  • Orestone Manor Hotel Torquay (South Devon) 11 rooms from £110

    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Great walks  -  Exe Estuary boasts miles of cycle and foot paths, exceptional views, beauttiful sandy beaches and is teeming with wildlife.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the Garden Suite for your own private terrace with outdoor hot tub and wonderful sea views.
    Sights nearby  -  Torre Abbey and The Agatha Christie Mile are both nearby and great informative day trips!
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Georgian manor house hotel, overlooking Lyme Bay. Most of the spacious rooms feature Mediterranean views across Torbay. The decor is vintage chic with antique furnishings and bold print wallpaper. Excellent food, secluded lawns and peaceful porches, a haven. See More

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  • Gidleigh Park Hotel Chagford (Dartmoor) 24 rooms from £270

    Fishing  -  Fly fishing on the River Teign - licenses and tuition provided
    Garden  -  Beautiful landscaped garden
    Great walks  -  There are inumerable lovely walking trails both on thr 107 acres of mature grounds and on nearby Dartmoor.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the best room in the house for a private roof top hot tub!
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Sawdays

    Super luxurious and pampering Dartmoor retreat, on 107 acres of mature grounds. The plush rooms come with antique furnishings, original art and huge sash windows. The Michelin stared food is served in an atmospheric and grandiose dining room. Peaceful, restful and totally heavenly. See More

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  • Bovey Castle Chagford (Dartmoor) 64 rooms from £229

    Child friendly  -  Daily egg collecting, meet the ferrets and falconry displays. Colouring books & crayons for little ones at meal times!
    Spa  -  UK's flagship SUNDARI spa
    Great walks  -  Complimentary walking guides and dog towels.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels

    Family friendly country hotel with something for everyone: lego room service for the little ones & bespoke spa treatments for the adults! Ideally situated for exploring the wilderness of Dartmoor and more activities on site than you can imagine. See More

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  • Soar Mill Cove Hotel South Devon 20 rooms from £159

    Great walks  -  The Devon Coastal path is on the doorstep
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book one of the Ocean View self catering units for your own outdoor hot tub.
    Spa  -  Wide range of treatments on offer from facials to massages to reflexology.

    Relaxed family friendly hotel a couple of miles from Salcombe. Spacious rooms and suites, some with private patios and stunning sea views. Delicious food with an emphasis on local specialities. Wonderful walking on the doorstep and a warm welcome for canine guests too! See More

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  • The Hamptons Ilfracombe, Devon 5 rooms from £290

    Families  -  Private accommodation with a garden with plenty of activities in the surrounding area make this the perfect base for families.
    Country Escape  -  Set amidst lovely surroundings, overlooking the coastline and with plenty of country pursuits to suit every taste.
    Surfing  -  Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe beaches are nearby and lessons can be easily arranged.
    Sights nearby  -  Ilfracombe, and Lundy Island are both within easy reach of the property.

    Luxurious self-catered apartments in a Victorian Villa a short walk from the beach. Chic interiors with elegant chandeliers, large windows and soft hues. The shared garden features a large hot tub. Plenty of activities nearby. An excellent base for families or groups. See More

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  • Thurlestone Hotel Kingsbridge, Devon 65 rooms from £150

    Local exploring  -  From hidden beaches to National Trust Properties and pretty seaside villages, there's masses to see and do.
    Sights nearby  -  Within a short drive there is a wide range of museums, castles, National Trust properties and pretty seaside towns to explore
    Spa  -  The Voyage Spa offers a good range of beauty therapies, plus pool and jacuzzi
    Great walks  -  There are stunning coastal walks straight from the door

    A charming family friendly property on the South Devon coast with superb facilities for all ages. There's a wide range of rooms with a traditional yet contemporary feel - many with a private balcony and sea view, plus award winning fine dining, superb spa, golf course and much more. See More

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Written by Sarah Empson

posted Thursday, 7th February 2019