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“Long weekend break with GB tours” 5 of 5 stars
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The Headland Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Daddyhole Road, Torquay TQ1 2EF, England   |  
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Ranked #21 of 94 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Long weekend break with GB tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Just returned from a brilliant weekend at the Headland with GB tours. Hotel was excellent - staff very helpful and polite, food amazing and lots of it. Only small gripe was size of room (142) probably better as a single - bathroom was tiny. (should have shower cubicle not bath). If the shower over the bath had worked properly I wouldn't have even mentioned room as it was lovely and clean and had a lovely view.
A big thank you to all the wonderful staff and also to Terry our GB coach driver who was brilliant. All in all a great weekend and would definitely return.
Gill and Joe

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you Gill and Joe for the review of your stay. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed it. Whilst 142 is one of our smaller rooms, we hope that it's fabulous sea-view may have compensated rather for that. Great to see Terry get yet another mention, and we look forward to your future return.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

just come back from a 3 night stay with my friend,hotel fab,worth more than a 3 star food fantastic 6 course evening meal well done chefs,manager very helpful staff and maids were great would recomend this hotel to everybody,entertainment great,went with gb tours well done to them alan our driver interacted with all the passengers,will definitely be going back to the headland,and with gb tours hopefully they will do turkey and tinsel thanks for a great break.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you Pam for your lovely feedback and I am delighted you and your friend enjoyed your break with us so much. All GB Tours drivers, including Alan, are excellent, and we look forward to you returning on another of their tours, maybe a Turkey and Tinsel one when our fabulous decorations will be up.
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Bury, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Travelled with Helen Smith's Tours on a 5 day cosy break tour, best coaching holiday I have been on .The Hotel was superb, food was excellent and so was the service from all the staff, bedrom was brilliant overlooking the bay, the entertainment was good. We went with 8 of our friends and they all said that this had been a great 5 days.

Room Tip: Room 135 excellent room overlooking the bay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for your glowing review of all aspects of your stay with us via Ellen Smith Tours. We hope that you, and your eight friends will return to us for another great stay before too long.
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Just back from a great weekend at this hotel. We were with a coach party and our driver Terry was great, he made the journey pass so quickly with his interaction with his passengers, so well done to him. The hotel was good if a little tired in some of the rooms, but staff were all very helpful and the waiting staff were fantastic. All in all GB Tours offer a good service and deserve 5 stars.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
We appreciate your comments and I am pleased you had a great weekend with us. You may be aware we have an ongoing programme of discreet re-furbishment throughout the hotel, reflected in our steady rise through the grading percentages and customer feedback. I will be sure to pass on your appreciation to our staff, and to Terry the GB driver.
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Just returned from a brilliant weekend at the Headland Hotel. Everything about this hotel was excellent. There was a six course meal each evening and the helpings were not stinted. The entertainment was only let down by the final evening, the other two nights were great, good singers and fun.We travelled with GBtours and they certainly looked after us. Terry made the journey very interesting therefore seemed shorter.
had a great weekend all round thankyou.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, and it is great to hear that you had a brilliant weekend with us. Our entertainers vary throughout the week, and we try and offer a good mix of acts to appeal to everyone. Super also to hear that your driver Terry made your journey pass quickly.
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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Just returned from a weekend with G B Tours. Excellent value. Hotel very comfortable, delicious food, fabulous entertainment.
We had first floor rooms in the front of hotel which can be slightly noisy because of people smoking outside quite late, also early morning.
Old building so creaky floorboards above and corridors so took ourselves off, bought ear plugs which helped enormously, which in future will be part of our travel kit. No way did it spoil our break though.
Will definately return if tour is available in the future as thouroughly enjoyed it.
Well done Toby, Andy and team at the Headland.

Room Tip: Think the rooms are quieter at the back of the hotel after speaking to other people.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for your review following your weekend stay via GB Tours. I am pleased you thoroughly enjoyed it, and have passed on your thanks to Andy and the rest of the team here. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stopped for 3 nights,in a room with an excellent view.Food very good,entertainment more than acceptable.Staff competant.Would not hesitate to stop again.Dont be put off this hotel by being a coach happy hotel.Well Done!

Room Tip: Executive Room worth paying for.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toby D, General Manager at The Headland Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
We are so glad you were very satisfied with all aspects of your recent stay with us. As you mention, we are pleased to welcome all of our guests, regardless of how they travel to us, whether it be individually or as part of a larger group.
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Address: Daddyhole Road, Torquay TQ1 2EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Torquay
#15 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
#16 Business Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Headland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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