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The Palace Hotel

Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
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Ranked #67 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Staffs. UK.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Palace a few times now and it is like stepping back in time ! If you are expecting modern day amenities you will be disappointed. But relax and enjoy the charm of a bygone era ! the rooms are adequate ( just !) and the staff make up for any shortcomings by actually giving old... More 

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Saumur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although this hotel could in many respects do with a little updating, overall we spent two very relaxing nights. Our Executive bedroom overlooked spectacular gardens which were well cared for. The restaurant served delicious English food, well presented, and served professionally.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time at the Palace Hotel and unfortunately last year's rumours of a refurb turned out to be wishful thinking. The public rooms are fine if very dated, the food (including breakfast) was actually better than last year, service was a bit quirky but that's not a bad thing, and the grounds are as lovely as ever. Great location just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had a two night stay at this hotel and I can honestly say we were stunned at the state of the room we were given. It was on the first floor and when we walked in we thought it was a joke. It was the worst hotel room we had ever seen. The furniture was what you would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is pretty much as we expected given other reviews so we were not unhappy in general. Yes the hotel is quiet tired and dated but our room was clean and tidy with amazing see views. We found the staff on the whole pretty friendly but some seemed as 'tired' as the décor.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked into this hotel for 2 nights bed and breakfast to be in Devon with family. The room we initially had was tiny, dark, with stained carpet, cracked, dirty bathroom tiles, broken door lock, mismatched furniture, with a window onto drainpipes and walls, and a TV behind a wardrobe. We paid £320 for this. On complaining, the unfriendly manager... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Sunday carvery here a couple of weeks ago, OMG! what a feast. The beef was delicious and 2 huge slices, even my husband struggled and he loves his beef. The veg were perfectly cooked, the cauliflower cheese was amazing, proper cheesy. If i had known how much we would get i wouldn't have had a starter. I had... More 

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Lancashire
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned from this hotel after a four night stay. It was not at all like the photos or the description given on the website. It is was I would call "faded Grandeur". The breakfasts and evening meals were very good and the staff always very obliging but the bedrooms left a lot to be desired. I had... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a few days here as soon as I walked in I new I could not stay here we was shown the room which was meant to be a family room for to adults and to kids .way to small ,very dated cheap 80s furniture ,no quilts they still use blankets ,the swimming pools which look stunning on the... More 

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Langstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The hotel Reception staff were very friendly and helpful but the single bedroom i stayed in was liking walking back into a Miss Marple era. I can't remember the last time i stayed in a hotel which had sheets and a blanket rather than a duvet. The mattress was so soft i felt as i got into bed that i... More 

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