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Gainsboro Guest House

22 Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NY , England
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Ranked #37 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a long weekend in June and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Nice, clean rooms (with complementary tea and biscuits !), and a top notch breakfast with lots of choice ! The centre of Torquay is a short, pleasant walk away; a very convenient location close to the train station to. Sue &... More

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St Blazey, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a long weekend and were delighted to find a very friendly and helpful welcome from both Sue and Stuart. Sue booked us in while Stuart took our suit cases up to our room, that was a nice touch. Our room was impeccably clean, comfortable bed, with a nice view over the front garden. The breakfast was Excellent,... More

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a weekend and were delighted to find a very friendly and helpful welcome from both Sue and Stuart, impeccably clean room, comfortable bed, excellent breakfast, with peace and quiet in a convenient location just a few minutes walk away from the beach and town center and off-street parking. Our trip was part business, part pleasure whilst addressing... More

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Wiltshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Gainsboro a few times before but did not visit last year. We thought that we would make the most of the good weather and booked a weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Sue and Stuart have improved the decorating in some rooms since our last visit and the previous great service has not changed. The rooms... More

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swindon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel when in Torquay for eightieth Birthday party,june 2014,small but spotlessly clean double room,very friendly patrons and the breakfast was excellant,very well situated for the sea front.We used to live in Chelston so was great to be able to pop around the corner and catch up with old friends.Sue and Stuart were excellant patrons and very friendly... More

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Worcestershire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed at the Gainsboro on Saturday 31st May until Monday 2nd June having decided to take a last minute break to Torquay. The Guest House is well located for the train station and is less than 5 minutes walk to the sea front and 20 minutes gentle stroll into the town centre, unless you stop off for a tea/coffee... More

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coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed at the Gainsborough over Easter weekend and once again had a great stay the room was nice and clean and the breakfast is very good this BB has got to be the best one we have stayed in and look forward to going back thanks to sue&stuart for making us so welcome

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Melksham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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
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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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Address: 22 Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NY , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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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