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“A great B&B in torquay” 5 of 5 stars
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Crown Lodge Hotel
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   83 Avenue Rd, Torquay TQ2 5LH, England   |  
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Ranked #29 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A great B&B in torquay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

With my wife and eldest daughter I stayed four nights at the Crown Lodge, using as a base for sight seeing in Devon and nearby Cornwall. When we arrived we were met by landlady Linda who made feel very welcome. She explained all of the facilities for the hotel and the local area, particularly the local bus service. This we found particularly helpful as we used it each evening to go to the harbour district.

The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed, nothing to criticize at all. Very, very clean. Our daughter was very pleased with her king sized room, which was the deciding point for her, along with the price when she booked the hotel for us.

The breakfasts were the stars of the show. I managed the farm house special just once, it was enormous, quite the best breakfast I have eaten in a hotel. Top class ingredients and plenty of them.

Would I use the Crown Lodge again? DEFINITELY!!

Would I recommend the Crown Lodge? DEFINITELY!!

Clean, comfortable, friendly and excellent value for money.

Well done John & Linda.

Room Tip: The Crown Lodge only has six rooms. All are excellent. Ground floor rooms are available for customer...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Lynda L, Owner at Crown Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
DEFINITELY one of the best reviews to date, though we appreciate each and every one.
Recommendations are the best advertisement there is and we thank you for yours.
best wishes,
Lynda and John
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed for four nights from the first of May and I must say that this is one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in,far better than big hotels.Lynda &John are excellent hosts and go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as they can. As other reviewers have said the cleanliness is second to none and the farmhouse breakfast will set anybody up for the rest of the day! Lynda and John deserve their high rating and would recommend the Crown Lodge to everyone, many thanks, Larry & Josie.

Room Tip: There are two rooms on the ground floor,great for people who can't manage stairs.
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  • Stayed May 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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Lynda L, Owner at Crown Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Hello Larry and Josie,
it was lovely to meet you both, and it was nice of you to say that we are the best!
Look forward to seeing you next time you are in Torquay
regards,
John and Lynda
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Somerset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at crown lodge for 5nights, we have never stayed in a b&b as wonderful as crown lodge.it is extremely clean and everything you could wish for a very comfortable stay.linda has thought of every thing from soft fluffy towels to make you feel like you are staying in a 5star hotel,to the wonderful breakfast,what a choice beautifully cooked and presented.john and Linda deserve 5stars,they beat the top 5star hotels we have stayed in.thank you so much for a lovely stay.we will be back to see you when we are next in Torquay.

Room Tip: Any room at the crown lodge will be perfect
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  • Stayed April 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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Lynda L, Owner at Crown Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for such a lovely review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again,
best wishes
John & Lynda
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Essex,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Everything between arrival to departure was great.
A warm welcome from Lynda. Ample parking at the hotel, spotless rooms, fresh liken and lovely soft towels.
The breakfast was excellent, it more than set us up for the day ahead.
Kent Caves is a must, the tour guide was very informative.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Lynda L, Owner at Crown Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Wow! 100% - can't ask for better scores that that!!
Thank you for choosing Crown Lodge in the first instant, and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
best wishes,
Lynda
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

What a great welcome, nothing was to much trouble. The room was excellent with every comfort you could wish for. In the morning there is a good choise of breakfasts which you can adjust to suit yourself. The farmhouse breakfast takes some eating followed by as much tea or coffee as you like. The evening meals were excellent fresh cooked to your order.
An excellent place to stay and to top it off for my wife and myself as it was our anniversary whilst we were there our host even gave us an anniversary card, . You dont get that in many places. We fully recomend the Crown Lodge when you visit TorQuay I know my wifw and myself will be returning next year.

  • Stayed April 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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Lynda L, Owner at Crown Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
So nice to hear that we will see you again next year! That says a lot, in addition to the lovely review you gave us.
Thank you so much,
best wishes for lots more anniversaries,
Lynda
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed for one night and I have to stay, as we never stayed in b&b before only hotels, I was very impressed. It was so clean!!!!, very functional, lovely quality towels and the breakfast to die for. Especially the sausages! The only reason why we are unlikely to stay here again was the quality of the mattress, none of us had a good night sleep unfortunately.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynda L, Owner at Crown Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for submitting a review for us,we are glad to hear we impressed you, and that you enjoyed your breakfast. Sorry to hear that you did not sleep well.
For the benefit of others reading this review, I would like to point out that our sleep quality score across the 149 reviews we have to date is 5 out of 5. All of our mattresses with one exception, were purchased within the last couple of years from a top hotel bed company and we chose their quality beds with medium support mattresses to try to please the majority of people, most of the time. Obviously , there will inevitably be one or two people for whom they don't suit.
The one exception I mentioned is in our ground floor double room (designed primarily for wheelchair users). This has an Adjustamatic electric bed with it's own specialised mattress.
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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

stayed at the crown lodge after reading about it on tripadvisor
the 4 star rating is without doubt correct
we enjoyed our two night stay with John & Lynda and would recommend this hotel to our friends and family, the room we stayed in was great, clean and bright with very nice decore
if small and friendly is what your after this is the place for you
we loved it

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 83 Avenue Rd, Torquay TQ2 5LH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Crown Lodge Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once an Edwardian family home, Crown Lodge has been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to provide highly recommended 4* Guest Accommodation within the main B&B area of Torquay. Your hosts, John & Lynda have recently been awarded a silver accolade by Visit Britain and a TripAdvisor Excellence award for the high standards achieved at Crown Lodge. ... more   less 
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