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Kingsholm Hotel
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   539 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“it was lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

the hotel was lovely and the host was friendly breakfast was very filling nice and clean if you smoked there was a seating area in the garden parking great has we have a 3 ton transit van and was given a parking permit to park not far from hotel and used it till we came home near the harbour and the beach

Room Tip: good idea to have room at the back if ur on a busy road
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

My sister and I stayed at the Kingsholm for a week in the middle of August. We drove and were able to park easily in a carpark at the top of Museum Road, just a short walk down the hill leads you into the back of Kingsholm. We were met by Carl who runs Kingsholm with his wife June and their family. June and Carl are very friendly and make you feel really at home. Our room was clean and very comfortable and the breakfasts were wonderful. We were able to explore the area in the day time knowing that we could pop back to our room when ever we needed for a comfortable rest. We will reccomend the Kingsholm to family and friends. We had a wonderful break.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights over Bank Holiday. Carl & June were perfect hosts. The rooms were clean and comfy. The breakfast was excellent. Their children adorable. Can't fault it in any way. We would definitely come back here and would recommend it to anyone. Well done Carl & June you've done a grand job !!!!!!
Regards. Barry & Brenda Baskerville

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Clean, modern & well maintained. We stayed for two nights over August Bank Holiday. Location is perfect; easy walking distance to harbour, attractions & town centre but far enough away from the clubs and bars so they're not intrusive. Parking pass was provided for a barriered car-park just up museum road, about 2 mins walk from hotel rear-entrance. June and Carl both warm and welcoming. Breakfast very nice. What's not to like!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Breakfast was excellent, it really set us up for the day. The hotel was clean and the decor modern and well presented. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners , even when we arrived far too early to check in, they took our luggage and showed us where to park so we could have some time to walk around. the room was cleaned every day and tea, coffee, hot chocolate fresh bottles of water replaced .we felt very relaxed while staying there and would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: we had room 4 at the front there is some low level infrequent traffic noise, so a back room would be...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Just 5 mins. away from harbour, the Kingsholm has lovely clean comfortable rooms, foods' great, and most of all always a warm and friendly welcome - oozes 4 star! have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.
Mr & Mrs Skowron, Wolverhampton.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011 via mobile

We had 4 nights in this guest house and would certainly consider booking again if we come back to Torquay.
Breakfast included a comprehensive choice of cereals, fruit juice, fresh fruit and yoghurt plus a traditionally cooked breakfast. We cannot fault the quality of food or service.
The hotel was spotless and very comfortable but one small point of note was the black mould around the tiles beneath the shower. Hardly a problem though!
Overall, a well kept and well run hotel.
Keep up the good work Carl and June.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kingsholm Hotel

Address: 539 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsholm Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kingsholm is a fine Edwardian guest house situated only 350 metres from Torquays famous harbour and town centre with some of Torquays finest restaurants just a few minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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Kingsholm Hotel Torquay, Devon

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