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“Very relaxing.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Hotel Balmoral
Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England   |  
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Ranked #27 of 98 hotels in Torquay
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very relaxing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My first visit to This hotel and indeed to Torquay . I had booked here after reading the reviews and looking at the gallery on the website. I was a little disappointed in the decor of my room as it was quite dowdy in colour. The management did offer to give me a different room as soon as one became available but having spent a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed in a warm and quiet room I decided the decor didn't matter after all. I did think that having to climb on to a chair to open the window was a bit much but being agile I didn't mind really . There is nothing the hotel could be expected do to rectify this without changing the window completely but if you are six foot plus tall, you won't have a problem. Shower was nice with good pressure. In the process of cleaning the room the staff even tidied my personal belongings on the dressing table. Wasn't expecting this level of service and made sure I thanked the young lady personally. Food was very good and plenty of it with healthy choices. Table service excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful.
There is a warm ,relaxed atmosphere about the whole place and therefore would highly recommend the Balmoral.
Oh, and one more thing is.... If you do not have your own transport or prefer to leave the car behind there is a bus stop right outside the hotel which I found very handy.
Thank you to Alex and all the staff for making my stay a relaxing and enjoyable time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Excellent stay again. As always very friendly and helpful staff, excellent accommodation. The breakfast and evening meals were of a very high standard, with excellent variety and selections. Ideally situated for the local Torquay attractions an other venues in South devon.

Very good value for money.

Room Tip: All the rooms we have used in the past have been fine - those with sea views are suggested as being...
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  • Stayed October 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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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our third time, as usual the welcome from Alex was warm and welcoming. Steve manned the bar for apperatifs in a warm &friendly way,remembering us from previous visits. Food was excellent, Lauren and the other serving staff gave excellent service with a smile, and the chef provided a good selection of food, well cooked and presented.
A special request, was met without fuss and enabled us to join in a Worldwide awareness day for sufferers of Multiple System Atrophy.
Thank you to all involved David &Judy

Room Tip: Pay a little extra for a Garden/Sea View room.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Have been coming here for 7 years now and the special breaks are a definite must for best value. The staff are friendly and very helpful, we always feel at home and the food is superb - compliments to the chef every time.
Garden/Sea view rooms are best but get booked up really quickly (not surprising).
The hotel is situated in a beautiful tranquil spot with stunning views and good walks all around. Not too far from Torquay town also. We always meet lovely friendly people also and come away refreshed wanting to book again straight away. Extra star definitely deserved!
Carol Guerrier

Room Tip: Garden /sea view rooms are a must for best value.Comfy with large windows and great views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Brilliant! Couldn't have wished for a better stay. This is our second visit in two years and we look forward to returning. Twenty one of us stayed for two nights and played local courses. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: I enjoyed a sea view
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We are a party of 19 family and friends, we have been going to the balmoral hotel now for 11 years and we enjoy it every time, we all feel we get value for money , the rooms are warm clean and comfortable , the menu is always varied and it suits us all , the staff are very helpfull and polite , the entertainment is always varied and rounds the evenings off , we always get to know our people staying at the hotel and its a very friendly atmosphere. We will be going again next year and have already booked , wheel done hotel balmoral and long may you keep going

Room Tip: I like room 14 its big and has a lovely en suite and my husband likes the television on the wall
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

we spotted the special mid week offer and decided to book.The hotel is clean,quiet and friendly.the bedroom was nice and warm and v clean.the 5 course evening meals were excellent value with good choices inc pork,chicken,beef and fish meals.the waiter and waitresses were really excellent,they were polite and efficient,really a credit to the hotel.The receptionist was also friendly and gave us a nice welcome.if you want to relax and have a nice chat in the evenings this is the place for you.the buses stop just outside the hotel and are cheap to travel on.the drinks were cheap and the bar and lounge were comfortable and relaxing.nothing was too much trouble and i am sure we will visit again.

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about The Hotel Balmoral

Address: Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#22 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
#24 Family Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Balmoral - set in a superb Torquay location overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal scenery on the English Riviera. Elegantly furnished and decorated public rooms give the hotel a restful, welcoming atmosphere with a touch of class, which is matched by the hospitality provided. The Hotel Balmoral stands in its own secluded grounds in a quiet, peaceful setting, yet close to all the amenities and attractions of Torquay Devon. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Balmoral Hotel Torquay
The Hotel Balmoral Torquay, Devon

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