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Anchorage Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aveland Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3PT, England   |  
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Ranked #82 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
1 review
“Can't fault it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We were looking for somewhere to stay while visiting friends in Torbay. The Anchorage exceeded our expectations by far. The bedroom was spacious and the staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. We’ll be going again!

Room Tip: We upgraded to a deluxe room and thought it was fantastic value
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

stayed at this hotel on a weekend break 1st Nov 2013. Really well organised and friendly and professional staff, polite and helpful. Good food no waiting, very efficient service. Good entertainment, good bar prices and very comfortable bed.

Room Tip: We were on the groundfloor nice and quiet and convenient for dining room and facilities
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed the weekend Pompey were playing Torquay, 5 of us altogether for a long weekend. We were greeted in reception felt very homely, our room was lovely and clean. Food was excellent and if you stay the weekend its a must to book the sunday dinner £8 but is booked up very quickly. Entertainment was fun, drinks fairly priced and staff very friendly. All in all wonderful place and definitely going back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed wth my mother,wife and our 8yr. oldboy and we all loved our four ni ght stay.The staff were all lovely.The food was nice and overall was excellent value for money.If you want the Ritz (or the famous Grosvenor!),pay the extra and dont moan!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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south yorkshire
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5 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The hotel was clean, the staff very pleasant and we enjoyed our deluxe room - very spacious with a nice bathroom at an extra cost of £10 per night. The evening entertainment was excellent on two of the nights we were there.

The breakfasts were not bad at all (if you overlook the soggy toast) and I would say that for a bed and breakfast break, you could do worse than stay in this hotel.

However, it must be said that the evening meals were dire. The choice was very limited; chicken was served as the meat dish on the first two nights. On the third night the meat option was boiled gammon with cabbage and mashed swede. The three of us elected to pay £6 each extra to order steak from the A La Carte section, only to be told there were only two steaks available. One member of our party therefore opted for the fish and chips (the alternative to the boiled gammon) - served not with the usual peas, but with cabbage and mashed swede!! Bakewell tart was the main dessert option for two consecutive nights. A very negative dining experience reminiscent of Britain in the 1950s.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The three nights at The Anchorage were in my opinion, the worst I have ever endured in a hotel except for what seemed a very long week in Russian hotels in 1989! Who knows, the Russian hotels may have improved since then! I do not think the family who own this hotel ever eat the same food served up to guests. Dinner has to be experienced to prove how awful over-boiled leeks are. Also, even if you enjoyed the food the portion control has gone mad with the mean servings.
Room 56 is to be avoided in warm weather, it faces due South and was baking hot in September sunshine, AND, the heating was on! The peeling plastic and burn mark on the dressing table made me feel I was back in a low rate, early years holiday camp. I will not return and can only it is true that you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: If you do not like your room - ask to be moved. I wish I had.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Visited this Hotel and received a very good welcome. Staff pleasant and helpful. Rooms very good and the food excellent. Recommend this hotel to any large group Especially Navy reunions
Looking forward to our visit in May 2014

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anchorage Hotel

Address: Aveland Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Anchorage Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Minotel Torquay
Torquay Minotel
Anchorage Hotel Torquay, Devon

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