Having done our research, we hoped that we had chosen well for our last weekend away before the onset of Winter; but that first few moments as you walk through the foyer and led to your room are always a little nervous . In the case of the Villa Marina however, within a few short moments of crossing the threshold and being greeted by the very welcoming Pete and Viv, we knew we were going to have an enjoyable stay. The initial scan of our ground floor room confirmed it was of a good size, tastefully decorated, and very clean. A quick peak into the en-suite confirmed a similar high standard. As we unpacked we also picked up on the very nice little extra touches, including the fresh flowers, chocolates and well-stocked beverage tray. To complete this very pleasant and wholly positive initial impression of Pete and Viv's bright and modern B&B, was the arrival of a complimentary tray of tea and cakes in our room.
After some discussion with Pete on where we might want to have dinner, we headed into town intending to eat at the Indian restaurent in the High Street recommended by Pete. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, we actually ended up at the Indian restaurant overlooking the marina and ended up eating a very mediocre but expensive meal. Thankfully, Mrs M enjoyed the spin on the Torquay Eye, so not a complete disaster. On returning to the room, which was warm and inviting after a wet and windy Torquay seafront, Mrs M investigated the Guest Guide while I tried to find 'Family Guy' on BBC 3. Unfortunately, the TV navigation system completely defeated me, and Mrs M tried instead to get me off to sleep by reading excerpts from the room's Guest Guide. This was very informative and covered all the normal things that you would need to know about the area; however a couple of unusually severe and dire warnings regarding the use of the Saniflow toilet and the eating of takeaways in the bedrooms made us chuckle (possibly the Tiger beers consumed earlier in the evening may have had something to do with it). Thanks to the comfortable bed though, we both slept extremely well.
Unfortunately, the following morning we were still feeling the after effects of the previous night's 'Ruby' so had to disappoint Pete with an unambitious selection from the varied breakfast menu. That said, the scrambled eggs were very tasty and expertly cooked. Chatting to Viv and Pete as we drank our coffees, we discovered that we had several things in common, including having lived in the same village as Pete. All in all, a really enjoyable weekend in Torquay, for which the Marina Villa takes much of the credit.
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Thank you for your entertaining review! Must make a mental note to make our welcome pack a bit more interesting so that you don't nod off again! You were a joy to have here and it was nice to discover that you had so much in common with Pete. Mrs. M managed exceptional well despite the difficulty and I hope she is more mobile now. You did manage to pack a lot into you short stay. We hope you return for longer next time. We can take up the story were we left off. Thank you for taking the time for writing such a lengthy and detailed review for us. V & P
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