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Gainsboro Guest House

22 Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NY , England
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Ranked #33 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Gainsboro for a weekend away on the recommendation of a member of my family & we're very glad we did. As soon as we arrived we felt very welcomed by Sue & Stuart. Our room was very clean, comfortable & nicely decorated. It was definitely one of the best sleeps I've had in a hotel &... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Our family stayed at the gainsborough guest house for two weeks last summer we enjoyed it that much we have booked again for this year . sue and stuart are really friendly hosts nothing is too much trouble .The guest house is spotless and just a short walk to the beach and all amenites ,we loved our stay and would... More

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Gainsboro, Owner at Gainsboro Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Carol, we look forward to seeing you all again in August! More

Eugene, Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Close to the train station and the Grand Hotel (should you want an expensive bar and restaurant and a view) but far from the harbour, the Gainsboro is pleasant, freshly painted, extremely clean, and genteel. Sue is helpful and friendly and provides a creditable breakfast--to order, if you wish. We slept well in good beds; the house was full, I... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is possibly one of the best guest houses in the English Riviera. Accommodation is clean & comfortable, rooms modern & airy & the breakfast is out of this world.. The hotel is near to all amenities & is within a couple of minutes walk to the beach .Sue & Stuart. do their utmost to make your stay an enjoyable... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A warm welcome with a cup of tea. The room, the Guest house, the service was all immaculate. Close to the Sea, yet a small distance not to be concerned by sea front traffic. A lovely room in size, facilities and décor. We have enjoyed our stay in Torquay. The Gainsboro is a great base to find out more of... More

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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is the first time for my DD to stay at a B&B and it was a very enjoyable experience. We don't have a lot of B&B in Canada (or where we have been) but Sue and Stuart were very friendly. The place was very clean. The breakfast was so good, great way to start the day. We arrived by... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had a lovely 5 night break in Torquay at The Gainsboro ! We were able to take the family room for an extra night at very short notice which was a real bonus. Close to the sea was exactly what we needed. The food was excellent, accommodation comfortable and Sue & Stuart are very friendly & helpful. Would return there... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as a last minute decision. The quality of service, food & cleanliness was outstanding. We are a family of 4 & the room was very spacious with a second bedroom with 2 single beds, kids loved it. I highly recommend anybody to stay here, also the breakfast is out of this world, freshly cooked... More

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Denham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Had a very enjoyable 4 night stay at this Guest House. Sue & Stuart were very welcoming & nothing was too much trouble for them. Very comfortable room & excellent breakfast. Great value for money. Would recommend the Gainsboro as a good base to explore the surrounding area.

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Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Just back from a very pleasant four night break at the Gainsboro. Sue and Stuart are an excellent team and provide a comfortable base, delicious breakfasts (lots of choice) and are very helpful with advice on the local area. I would happily return for another stay and have no hesitation in recommending this b & b to others.

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Also Known As:
Gainsboro Guest House Torquay, Devon
Address: 22 Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NY , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast accomodation in Torquay in a lovely, quiet and green location yet close to the beach and all facilities on the English Riviera. Gainsboro has been inspected by Quality in Tourism and is 'English Riviera Approved' for your peace of mind.Our traditional Victorian home offers relaxed and friendly B&B with hearty, and healthy, breakfasts. We have free Wi-Fi available for guest use.If you are travelling by car there is free parking available for guests or the railway station is only a 5 minute walk away if you are using the train. ... more   less 
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