Just returned from our choir tour of Devon, which was based here. SO impressed with this hotel, as were most of our members. I personally had a very spacious room, overlooking the river, very quiet. The food is the star though - not a lot of choices as we were a coach party, but everything was delicious, especially the desserts (don't go if you're watching your weight!). I felt the balance of efficiency and friendliness of the staff was just right, and was impressed with all the youngsters, including the trainees.
My only, very slight, grumble was the tea served in flasks at breakfast, usually too stewed for me by the time I came down. However, I would still give this hotel 5 stars and highly recommend it. less