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“A really lovely week” 5 of 5 stars
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Howden Court Hotel
Croft Road, Torquay TQ2 5UD, England   |  
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Ranked #21 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
1 review
“A really lovely week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our group had a lovely week at this hotel. We were greeted by the proprietor at the door on arrival, and felt immediately 'at home'. Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Good food, promptly and cheerfully served in order to meet our demanding schedule. Family proprietors and staff were always on hand and attentive. A really relaxed atmosphere. The hotel has its own coach which transported us to our various destinations, always on time despite some difficult traffic conditions.
The hotel staff also provided some informal entertainment in the evening, which those who took part thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you Pete, Gail, Brian and all the team for a really good week.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review on Howden Court Hotel. You were part of a group of 38 guests, mainly ladies on a 'Bell Ringing' Holiday. Here at Howden Court we were impressed with your dedication to your hobby, early breakfasts were requested and late evening meals and in between this you spent time visiting numerous churches etc to ring bells in Devon churches. You were kind enough to invite myself and Brian along to a local church to 'have a go' at ringing the bells. An experience I would never have anticipated doing but I thoroughly enjoyed.
At the hotel, we encouraged your group to take part in a skittles competition and everyone who entered enjoyed themselves - a special mention to the '4 lady cheer leaders', excellent. You have made mention in regards to the food, and service at Howden Court Hotel. We appreciate your kind words. Thank you.
All the best for next years tour to Lancashire.
Note - one of your group has now booked to return in August with some family members, we hope to please them again.
All the best.

Peter & Gail
Howden Court Hotel proprietors
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Just returned from a Skittles break. We had a really good time and thought skittles a great way to get to know everyone.The hotel and staff are faultless.
I notice from other reviews reference being made to the Hotel catering for "The older generation"..
Don't be put off...most are repeat bookers and will have a go at anything!! (Even Skittles).
I think it's commendable that Brian calls you by name all week and it is true...You do arrive as strangers and leave as friends.
Looking forward to returning in September for the Country and Wild West Week.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
What a fab review. Thank you so much. You booked for our 'Skittles for Fun' week and everyone did seem to enjoy it - nothing too serious but good fun. There was a really friendly atmosphere during the whole week. We are really happy when our guests are happy!
We look forward to seeing you return in the near future.
Thanks again for taking the time to make your review available to all TripAdvisor viewers.

Peter
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Dudley West Midlands
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Booked the Easter Weekend break with Greenline Coaches about 6 weeks ago after a holiday to Sand Bay Holiday village with another coach company got cancelled due to lack of numbers..

I had read the reviews on here so was really looking forward to the break with my mum who is in her 80s. We both had a fabulous time. The hotel was spotless, warm, lovely food, and we really enjoyed the entertainment. Brian and Peter work so well together and had everyone in stitches.

The weather was mixed. Lovely and sunny on the Saturday so we walked into Torquay a lovely easy walk through the hotel gardens and along along a flat private pathway to the sea front. Mum had no trouble at all and when we returned a few hours later we sat for an hour in the lovely garden. It was a real sun trap and so peaceful. It rained on the Sunday and after a short trip out to Paignton we were entertained again by Brian and Peter with an Easter Egg Hunt and a few games. Really enjoyed the evening Entertainment too..

I would not hesitate to return to the Howden Court and will recommend highly to family and friends.

Annie

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
What can I say - another great review. here at Howden Court Hotel we understand how important a holiday is to all our guests. Holidays are special events, people look forward to their holiday with anticipation and apprehension. We hope to provide the right formula to make our guests holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons. We aim to cater to all age ranges and we understand that both you and your mom had a great time. Thank you for your praises, we always appreciate feedback. Brian will also be very pleased to have received such a good review along with all staff at Howden Court Hotel.
We hope to see you return to Howden Court Hotel in the near future. have a great summer.

Peter
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Halesowen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We would like to say that we enjoyed our Easter weekend very much.Pete and all the staff were very welcoming friendly and nothing was to much trouble. It was our first stay at the hotel and would stay there again and would also recommend it to our friends and family.The food, cleanliness and entertainment were very good.Great work keep it up.Mr & Mrs R Palin West Midlands.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review. You stayed with us during the Easter weekend and enjoyed some good English Riviera sunshine with a bit of rain on the side - that's British weather for you! Thank you for your comments giving us praise in many areas, we do appreciate it when a guest lets us know that we have provided them with a good holiday. We do hope to see you return in the near future. have a great summer.

Peter
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Well Done Howden Court Hotel!!! 40 Very Happy Passengers!!.Great Food,Accommodation,Hospitality with Brain and Peter as Fantastic Hosts.Look Forward to visiting you again, you certainly ticked all the boxes for our passengers.Thank you Greenline Coaches.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
We really appreciate this review from Greenline coaches because it represents the view point of many guests. In this case 40 people. Coach operators rarely write reviews and so this review is well appreciated. We do hope to provide a holiday break at Howden Court Hotel that gives our guests some special memories.
We look forward to greeting Greenline guests in the near future. Your next planned group holiday with us is in July, see you all soon.

Peter
Howden Court Hotel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Well this hotel is fantastic, made so by a very warm welcome by the owners, superb rooms - would definitely recomend the Admiral room as well as the Studio room after having a look at those - and delicious meals. Everyone was friendly and very knowledgeable of the area. The flat pathway, at the bottom of the garden, was a god send and within less than 10mins we were on the front. This is a true family run hotel who strive to make your holiday a memorable and relaxing one. Have no hesitation on recommending this hotel at all. Can't comment on evening entertainment. We took my parents who are in their 80's and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the warm relaxing atmosphere of the hotel. They had no trouble walking into Torquay via the hotel shortcut! All in all we couldn't have enjoyed our break more. The hotel is a credit to its owners. Well done and thank you so much :-)

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were of a very high standard - the Admiral room - a traditional room with a can...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
WOW! What a fantastic review. We really do appreciate guests who appreciate what we do!! Your review really does give us a lot of praise but some of the 'feel good' factor must go towards the great weather we all had in south Devon during early April. Having said that, we do hope to provide a service that includes a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that generally only family run businesses tend to supply. Remember I said generally - there are always exceptions to the rule.
We would hope to see you all return in the near future to Howden Court Hotel.
Thank you once again for taking the time to write your review.

All the best, have a great summer.

Peter
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a cosy hotel run by a family that tries very hard to please. Don't be put off by the facade, inside, the hotel is palatial, warm and very welcoming. We upgraded to the Admirals Room (21) this room is massive, it's full of romantic period furniture complete with a large, comfortable canopied bed. It offers a great view over the beautiful garden and beyond. We had a very relaxing weekend and will certainly return again. Excellent value for money. We arrived as guests but left as friends.

Room Tip: If you want romance and cuddles go for the admirals Room. A very quite south facing room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for your words of praise. We will always try to ensure our guests have a great stay here in sunny Torquay! We hope that we offer guests a good standard of accommodation but with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere alongside. Tripadvisor is a valuable tool for guests to use in their search for the right establishment and is a great platform to provide feedback that can help both the hotel proprietor and any potential new guest.
We hope to see you return to Howden Court Hotel in the near future. If for some reason the Admirals room is not available then why not try one of our bayview rooms, alternatively one of the garden rooms leading directly onto our south facing garden are equally as appealing. The Studio room is also a popular choice, no sea views but this again is a large room and furnished in a more contemporary style.
All the very best.

Peter
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Address: Croft Road, Torquay TQ2 5UD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#9 Family Hotel in Torquay
#28 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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