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Sefton Hotel

The Sea Front | Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LH, England
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Sefton Hotel
Ranked #79 of 98 hotels in Torquay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely trip. We phoned ahead of our arrival and requested a downstairs room as my wife is disabled. This was immediately sorted. The hotel serves as a great base to visit local sights. The views were stunning, the room comfortable and the food was very nice - there was sufficient choice and plenty of it. The hotel... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very good value. Décor is dated but our bathroom was newly done up with large walk in shower (no bath.) Food is hearty but unexciting, we only had dinner on the first night and then ate out. Breakfasts are good but the dining room was overcrowded, too many tables squashed together. Entertainment in the evening was very... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect with breathtaking views. Terrible service, rude reception staff. Communal toilets dirty and smelly. Peeling wallpaper throughout the hotel. Bedroom was sufficiently clean. We stayed for three nights and did not get towels changed during this time. The balcony was filthy with cobwebs hanging off the walls. Breakfast waiting on staff however were very pleasant. The breakfast... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed before at the Sefton and we had booked for just one night to see a show at the Babbacombe Theatre. On arrival at reception the manager greeted us in what I can only say was a surly manner and no pleasantries at all.just gave us the keys and told us the breakfast times.The same attitude has been... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my elderly mother for a Monday to Friday break specifically to this hotel because of its facilities for the disabled. The aforementioned faciilities were okay, just. The rest of the hotel was grim, with the exception of the waiting staff in the dining room. Our room was unkempt with dirt along all the skirting boards and numerous old... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once agin my wife and I spent a very enjoyable weekend at this hotel.The staff were courteous and friendly and the food was as good ,if not better,than some of the 3 and 4 star hotels I have stayed in.The hotel still could do with a bit of T.L.C.,but our was roomy ,clean and had a seaview/balcony.This the 3rd time... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went with Just Go to the Sefton Hotel , location was great with fantastic view across the bay . Comfy clean bed , but very tired and rundown room and hotel . Some staff where very nice and helpful , breakfast was plentiful but main meal was very poor , but it was a very cheap holiday so i didn't... More

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Holland-on-Sea, Essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Having read some of the previous reviews we did wonder what this hotel was going to be like. Although I agree that the rooms need updating (pink bathroom suite which I haven't seen in years) everything was very clean and the food was very nice. It would have been good if there had been a fish option at breakfast but... More

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United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Recently home after spending a weekend at The Sefton Hotel with my hubby, sister & brother-in-law. The hotel needs to be updated as the decor is run down but otherwise we had a great stay. The food was really, really good with lots of choices. There was a good choice for breakfast including, yogurts, cereal, prunes, apricots, museli, toast and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our second stay at the Sefton with a coach party the hotel is a bit tired and needs some decorating ,our room was clean and the food was good but evening meals were let down by the selection and presentation of the vegetables all the front line staff were pleasant and helpful although the Manager on the reception... More

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Address: The Sea Front | Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Sefton Hotel Torquay, Devon

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