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The Palace Hotel

Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TG, England
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Ranked #61 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
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5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very helpful staff, good food and lovely gardens ensured a pleasant stay in a well equipped garden view room. This was our second visit to the hotel and we were not disappointed. We shall hopefully stay there again one day.

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

Having recently returned from the Palace where everything was as good as the last time we hope the change of chef will not alter the amazing menu. The staff could not do enough to make our stay memorable. The rooms were brilliant and we made good use of all of the amenities. A relaxing lounge in the evening with music... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

70th Birthday Party over 2 nights. Hotel Brilliant as usual! Very high Standard of service. All staff most helpful. We have been there many times and never failed to enjoy our stay. Our weekend was in January and they even got the weather right!

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Dallas
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25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great I felt like I was at grantham the staff were friendly and the room was great too. My only complaint was no wifi I. The guest rooms but it forced me to work in the living or eat in the restaurant while I worked definitely a good place to stay I loved the old elevators there... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive reception staff, friendly barmen and waiting on staff who treated me like a king. A thoroughly enjoyable stay - just a shame I couldn't stay longer. The early morning run around the gardens and down to Anstey Cove was very rewarding with stunning views. Cheers guys

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned this weekend from my third visit to The Palace Hotel in recent years and I have still to be disappointed. Each occasion I have visited the hotel has been on a trip with a group of friends so I probably differ slightly from other reviewers and their expectations. We travelled on one of the hotels advertised... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mine was the former. The price I paid, including breakfast was incredible and I hope that this review is objective to the reader. The hotel is an icon and in its hay day would probably have been very very expensive to stay in. Unfortunately, although on the face of it the Palace still is a luxurious, and no doubt popular... More 

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

having come from torquay to stay at the palace hotel should have been a wonderful experience but unfortunatly this was not the case. on arriving at the hotel reception staff were very helpful and unfortunatly this is where it ended . i was given room 207, my son went to have a shower and we could not control the tempreture,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with husband last week for Sunday lunch....what a wonderful surprise ! Good old fashioned service, fabulous food, and plenty of it, warm, welcoming and a super jazz band too ! what more could one ask , except a glass of champagne or prosecco which unfortunately is not served by the glass, most surprising as I though it would be... More 

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cornwall
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving a poor review when we paid very little goes against the grain, but try as I might I cannot recommend this hotel. This is a splendid old building but faded grandeur is the order of the day. Check in was ok, not overly welcoming but ok. Room was again ok, but I have a personal dislike for blankets rather... More 

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