We booked a 4 day stay at very short notice intending to use the Cimon as a base for trips out and it was perfect for that purpose. The Hotel is a 5 minute walk from the sea front and a 15 minute walk to the harbour area; it has easy access to routes in and out of the town and plenty of onsite car parking.
We stayed in family room 4 (the family room shown on the website) which has a sea view. It looked to be recently decorated, was spotless and cleaned every day, with fresh towels if required. Even sharing with our 16 year old daughter there was plenty of space.
Although the room had two en-suites (perfect for avoiding those awkward dad/teenage daughter getting dressed in privacy moments) if your idea of relaxation is a long soak at the end of the day you’ll be disappointed. Both rooms are shower rooms and as others have mentioned before; tiny and really the only down side of the stay. Having said that, they were perfectly adequate for our needs and short of a major rebuild I don’t know how this could be improved.
We didn’t use the pool but it looked clean and there were plenty of happy faces using it during our stay.
The breakfast room is airy and clean with a very nice cold selection and hot food cooked to order- we rarely needed any lunch. The owner can’t do enough for his guests and makes one feel at home from the moment of booking to departure.
In common with virtually every small hotel/B&B I’ve used in the UK, there areas that need modernising up (the entrance hall gives an unjustified first impression), however the commitment to service and the fact that there seems to be a rolling programme of decoration give the impression that this is a business really trying, and deserving, to succeed.
- Also Known As:
- Cimon Hotel Torquay
- The Cimon Torquay, Devon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a 5 minute walk from the beach and town centre, this beautiful Victorian guest house has an outdoor heated swimming pool, free car park (space guaranteed!), free WiFi throughout, and a licensed bar with free pool table. We have a reputation for our fantastic breakfasts! Family rooms, sea views and superior rooms available. Children of all ages are welcome. ... more less
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