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Hudson Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   545 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived we thought the hotel was shut due to the view through the locked glass door. The reception area looked like it hadn't been used for some time and the walls were grimy with mouldy pictures. We can except that there was a leak but to leave but to leave the mouldy pictures on the wall was totally... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian gave a warm welcome ,and was helpful about where to eat. The hole in the wall pub great ale and food tthank you. I would say just look at the reviews they all hold merrit and its a shame that Brian does not seem to accept the comments. I understand they can be taken as personal but they are... More

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exeter
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting much worse to be honest after reading other reviews re cleanliness etc. The room was actually quite clean and we were initially pleasantly surprised. However, it's just little things that really make you feel ripped off. The reception area is pretty foul after a 'flood' earlier in the year. Apparently the owner is waiting until winter to... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

The reception area is to be redecorated at the close of season - as in comon practice with all other hotels. There is never used laundry stored in the hotels walkways, except maybe during housekeeping work periods. However, used laundry is sometimes stored in the reception porch awaiting collection as it can be collected anytime 24 hours. I am sure... More

rotherham
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had problems with the hot water all week on wednesday informed the owner that it wasnt working at all was told the boiler that supplied our room was broken on thursday morning was offered the use of the shower in the next room befor the next guest checked in but that was all he could do as hotel was full.... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

The guest was telephoned approximately a week before arrival advising him of a shower problem in the room allacated to him. I also said that he would be able to have use of a shower in another room as all other showers in the hotel were and are working perfectly. When I spoke to the guest to advise him of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On entering there is mould all over the walls the soap dispenser in the room was hanging off the shower head kept hanging down so you had to hold it to get any water, uncomfortable bed and lounge/bar closed all weekend the bathroom had toothpaste splatters over the wall and it was very expensive we would not recommend this place... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

The main bone of contention seems to be the state of the reception area due to past water damage. The rest of the hotel is uneffected. I have stated in previous reviews that the area is to be completely redecorated at the earliest possible opportunity. There was no armed policeman guarding the entrance to the lounge/bar area, which incedently is... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last review entitled 'poor first impressions' is accurate as I also experienced and unclean coffee mug in my room and was also without soap in the dispenser in the shower although a bar of soap was provided. The reception area having suffered significant waster ingress was as expected (from reading other reviews) and although not seen anywhere else in... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

AA/RAC rated accommodation detirmines what facilities an establishment has to offer. A 4 * hotel would offer a phone in every bedroom, 24 hour reception/night porter, full evening meal menu, full evening bar service and even maybe a swimming pool. Hotel Hudson does not offer any of these facilities as it is catorgrised as a 4 * Guest House accommodation.... More

Northamptonshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reception reeks of damp from water damage streaking the walls. The framed prints on the wall are black with mould. I sympathise with the owner about the misfortune of storm damage, however the damage should have been dealt with immediately in readiness for the high season. It was a shocking first impression. Parking behind the hotel is restricted to... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

I very much regret the storm damage that took place (the worst since records began), but I have to say that it would have been IMPOSSIBLE to carry out the remedial works in the time scale permitted in readyness for the high season as the guest has stated. In case the guest is not aware, the damaged area has to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel/guesthouse is nothing short of what I came to expect when booking. The room was everything we needed, basic but adequate. It was clean and daily service was helpful, would come back every day to a made bed and fresh amenities . Word of advice for others booking in the summer - bring a fan for the rooms as... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Arrived on a Friday for a 2 night stay. We was upgraded to a balcony room for free which was nice apart from the balcony was dirty and full of cobwebs, not to mention we have cobwebs in our room and had to kill 4 spiders in our room! The curtain roll pole was hanging off the wall. The shower... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

This review is in contrast to previous reveiws received, for example 2 out of a number: 1) Trip Advisor - June 14 - Very clean 2) Facebook - July 14 - Excellent hotel, very clean, the best hotel I have ever stayed in..... The following points that the guest has raised need to be addressed: 1) Reception wall damage -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Arived at The Hudson and first impression was not a good one, the reception area smelt of damp and one wall was covered in water marks where there had been a leak.The Garden room was down the stairs just of reception. The room also smelt damp, We have never stayed in a room so dirty dust and cobwebs everywhere. The... More

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briney1, Owner at Hudson Hotel, responded to this review

I am most surprised to hear the customers comments relateing to reception area as the guest was made fully aware on arrival that there had been a major leak experienced during the extreeme weather conditions that took place in the early part of the year. Fortunately no other part of the hotel was effected. Arrangements are in hand to completely... More

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Address: 545 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hudson Hotel 4*
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Situated just 250 metres from Torquay harbour, our guest house provides superb quality bed and breakfast accommodation just a short distance from a bustling array of shops, restaurants and bars. There are 10 spacious bedrooms, each with a stylish shower room, digital TV, seating and coffee/tea facility. Free wi-fi is available to all guests. This superb venue has recently been awarded FOUR-STAR status by Enjoy England. A fully licensed hotel, we are able to provide a wide range of wines, beers and spirits for you to enjoy in our sizeable bar or while relaxing on our raised front patio, taking in the views across Torwood Gardens. The bar will also be open to the public on Saturday evenings from 5pm during the summer season (April to October). Accommodation prices start at just £27.50 per person, per night. There is guaranteed free car parking available for every hotel room (one car per room). Breakfast is served between 8.30am and 9.30am, starting with tea or coffee, fruit juice, toast, cereals and fresh fruit, followed by your choice of full English or continental breakfast (special diets catered for). We are a gay friendly hotel. Our guest house does not have family rooms and we do not take children under 12 years of age. No pets allowed. Groups by prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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