Stoke Lodge Hotel & Garden Restaurant

Here at Stoke Lodge we pride ourselves on trying to provide the best personal service that we can...

It's a Family Affair...

Chris and Steven Mayer have been running their 'Country House Hotel by the Sea' for over thirty six years now, so they know what they are doing - and it shows...

Now joined by their three daughters Samantha, Chelsie and Sigourney and their partners (not forgetting the two new additions Bella and Darcey!) the Mayer Family are well practised at making their guests feel welcome, at ease and comfortable in their traditional hotel - which is why so many of their visitors return again and again to enjoy the personal service, good local food and peaceful relaxation that Stoke Lodge has to offer.

Set right on the South West Coast Path and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hotel is close to Dartmouth in one direction and Blackpool Sands, the villages of Slapton and Torcross, and Slapton Ley Nature Reserve in the other. With its proximity to a wealth of coastal and country walks, beaches and a fine variety of birds and wildlife to enjoy, Stoke Lodge Hotel in the beautiful South Hams is the ideal choice for getting away from it all.

When you need to disconnect from your phones and computers, get back to nature and start to recharge your own batteries, the Mayer Family will look forward to welcoming you when you plan your Great Escape!

Switch Off - Recharge Your Batteries - Enjoy Nature & Wildlife - Feel Great

See below just a small selection of comments from some of our happy guests...

Perfect - comfortable, friendly, beautiful location, fantastic food, and lovely pool. It was just what we wanted - unpretentious but very comfortable, all beautifully re-furbished, and we loved the pool. And the food was really special. Likes: All the above - and the family atmosphere (hotel has been in the same caring family for over 30 years and this makes it intimate and especially welcoming); and location - Blackpool Sands is beautiful - Dislikes: None!
Timothy - February ‘18

Another fabulous short break in beautiful Devon. This is our third visit and we have always had a lovely time. The standard of food is amazing and the staff are very friendly. Likes: Everything! Dislikes: No!
Vivien - February ‘18

13 of us were here for NYE. We had a fantastic evening, the food was incredible & my boyfriend proposed to me, making the whole evening so special. Thank you Stoke Lodge!
Lianne - Jan 2018

A fabulous place. Friendly staff, lovely food and always welcoming.
Simon - Dec 2017

Value for money stay. Good food Very friendly staff Lovely big room. Could not fault anything
Pauline - Nov 2017

We had a lovely relaxing few days at this excellent family run hotel. King size bed with sea view Cosy bar with fire Good choice of breakfast.
Theresa - Nov 2017

Bed really comfortable, staff friendly and very helpful. Especially pleased that the hotel staff were able to book us a taxi with access to the Royal Naval College and return.
Alan - Oct 2017

Really warm welcome, homely hotel. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Food excellent.
Jill - Oct 2017

We spent last night here, a Bridal party with make-up, hairdressers and photographers all arriving at 6 am the following morning. The staff could not have been any friendlier or more helpful. Thank you so much for making our special occasion even more special. You all could not have tried any harder for us all. Beautiful setting, lovely rooms and yummy breakfast x
Shelley B - Sept 2017

Lovely place, very friendly, great beds fantastic breakfast, stayed there before will be back thanks.
Bernard S - Sept 2017

Just back from a lovely overnight stay and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. Professional staff, beautifully maintained and gorgeous views. Facilities great and would happily stay again. Thank you!
Geri L - August 2017

Me and my Wife stay here every year August 12th as it's our wedding anniversary! We were greeted with 2 bottles of prosecco on ice and a lovely card from all the staff! Fantastic food and the staff are so friendly! See you 12-08-2018!
Victor B - August 2017

Absolutely fantastic family run hotel with superb cooked to order breakfast! Plus indoor and outdoor pool. Would recommend it and we shall definitely be going back!
Sonja H - July 2017

Amazing! Third time here and it's because the staff are so friendly and it’s close to everything we like, the beach and Dartmouth. Also good quality reasonably priced food. I had the Crab Salad for dinner and it was so fresh and delicious!
Ruth Talo - July 2017

Excellent location, friendly people. I booked online five minutes before arrival and the room was available immediately, with friendly, welcoming staff.
Mark M - June 2017

Superb facilities! We were amazed at all the facilities offered by Stoke Lodge. There is lots of outside seating space and inside several different lounge areas. The large swimming pool was lovely and clean. This is an excellent place to stay as a couple or a family. Our beds were very comfortable and it was very quiet, lovely. We didn't have dinner but the menu looked very good and there was plenty on offer for breakfast. We have already recommended it to friends.
Susan P - June 2017

Fantastic family run hotel. The food is top quality. You will not find a better place to stay in the Dartmouth area.
Mike N - May 2017

Excellent! Spotless, great friendly service, piping hot breakfast - can't fault the whole experience.
David G - May 2017

Stayed this weekend, warm welcome and room spotless, spacious and extremely comfortable. I was with a group of four down for a diving weekend and we all enjoyed the stay, brilliant facilities which we didn't get the time to enjoy but I will be back with my wife in the future. The proprietor got us out of a real fix on Sunday when there were no taxis available because of the music festival and saved the day by giving us a lift to the harbour on Sunday morning! How many hotels would go that much out their way for you? Many thanks!
Graham R - May 2017

Love this place nice friendly staff and very relaxing. Love the food!
Grace C - March 2017

Great value with friendly service. I really liked this place - the staff were helpful and friendly and clearly enjoyed their jobs. Would recommend.
C H - Dec 2016

Just had a great stay with the West Dorset Ramblers group. Comfortable room, very friendly and helpful management and staff ... nice spa suite with indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna ... and the food was excellent. Being vegan usually means a limited choice of mediocre meals in a hotel, but the Stoke Lodge provided a separate vegan menu with plenty of choices all of which were delicious! Top marks.
Ken H - Oct 2016

This place takes some beating for meeting customer needs. Having already gone out of their way to accommodate cake and table decorations for a birthday celebration, they then went above and beyond to help when my small granddaughter was taken ill and emergency services had to be called. It may be a little dated decor wise, but the good and customer care are both top notch!
Bev H - July 2016

Devon escape! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - our room was spacious, very comfortable with sea view. The staff gave great service & very friendly. The food was excellent. It was a pleasant surprise for *** star hotel.
Gillie E - March 2016

Good all-round hotel - stayed for Dartmouth Food Festival. The hotel is set in glorious countryside, and is family run - doesn't feel at all corporate, and staff seemed genuinely pleased to see you. Would have been nice to have seen more local food offer at breakfast, but all in all I would happily return. Good value for this part of the world.
SH - Oct 2015

"Lovely place" - 2015

Arrived at this hotel on Boxing Day for 2 nights and had an absolutely fantastic time. The food was exceptional on both nights with different menus on each night. Service was very good & all staff were very nice. The bedroom was well kept and tidy with no dust in sight! Room was of a good size and the en-suite was also very nice. The biggest compliment goes to the bed. It was easily one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! Will definitely return to this place and recommend it heavily!

"Thankyou for a very enjoyable stay" - 2015

I am so pleased to be able to give Stoke Lodge a glowing review after our first visit here this weekend. What charm this lovely hotel holds. Beautifully and immaculately furnished inside with character and warmth. Our room was first class, spacious with kingsize if not super kingsize bed and a fair sized television and a corner bath with shower, we felt pampered. There is a super lounge downstairs to relax in and breakfast in the restaurant was a pleasure and most enjoyable . Recommend this place most definitely and hope for a return stay soon.

"Relaxing with great local food" - 2015

We have just returned home after a 3 night winter break that was far better than we were expecting. The whole hotel was spotlessly clean and very comfortable in the bedroom, lounge and bar area..We enjoyed the indoor pool and jacuzzi to relax us before diner.

The menus were excellent They were changed daily and we had great pleasure in working out what to have.They had 4 courses and made choosing difficult as we could easily have eaten any of the options available in each section.

One of the delights was the great care taken to source locally the freshest and best ingredients. The plates were always hot and it shows how the care was taken in presentation at the table.

We would recommend a stay and will be back again as soon as we can.

"great short break" - 2015

Had a great weekend stay the room was of a good size and the bed very comfortable,the breakfast and all the staff great ,the setting and the location brilliant ,would recommend this hotel,also indoor and outdoor pool.

"Great Location, great Food" - 2015

We recently stayed for four nights in this very well run family Hotel just outside Dartmouth. The room was sea facing and well equipped including tea & coffee making facilities. It is in a quiet and tranquil setting but provides excellent food and service. Its indoor, heated swimming pool is a great asset at this time of year along with its accompanying Jacuzzi and sauna, we used them every day. The owners and staff could not be more helpful. Room Tip: Rooms with sea view are worth the extra.