We stayed at the Carlton only once last Christmas and as a hotel we found it be average. No food available in the evening though once the entertainment starts not even sandwiches and if you wanted to get any food from outside you would have to leave the entertainment and go and eat it in your room. I thought this was poor that such a potentially amazing hotel didn't even have an evening bar menu with light meals. Especially for families with young children such as ourselves. This was especially disappointing for me because we used to live in Torquay and use the Dip and Dine facility at this hotel every week because it is simply amazing we only stayed here after we had moved away. We used to proudly take most of our visitors here when they came to visit on holiday and everyone would leave wishing they had a hotel like this near them. Otherwise the room was nice enough and staff very helpful.
Dip and Dine is basically arriving, paying ten pounds at the bar per person and you then you get to swim use the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi you get to keep your voucher and after your swimming you get I think 6 pounds now back per person towards your meal in the restaurant which goes along way. This used to be 8. The food in the restaurant is very very good and there's something for all ages. It's a lovely meal overlooking the beautiful pool area and something I never get bored of. The swimming facilities in this hotel are truly fantastic better than most 5 star hotels, coupled with the dining after and for that alone this remains the one hotel I'm sad every day we moved away from. I have to say though on my last dip and dine visit just a few weeks ago we found the restaurant to be lacking in a cleaning routine. There were crumbs and food bits on the floor which was un usual. I hope on my next visit the hotel is back up to the standard I used to associate it with as for me this hotel used to be worth a 5 star rating any day of the week. Even if your not staying here I'd recommend a visit to the Carlton for dip n dine. It really is an amazing swimming and dining experience not to missed.
- Also Known As:
- The Carlton Hotel Torquay, Devon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Part of TLH Leisure Resort, this lovely 3 star hotel and Spa has an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities including luxury spa, swimming pool, gym, fitness studio, bistro and games arena with entertainment on site. Ideal for couples and families. The hotel offers spa, health and fitness breaks and dancing holidays. Close to the sea front and town centre, it is ideally placed for exploring the English Riviera and beyond. ... more less
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