Many hotels are described as 'family run' but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are well run, or even friendly. In this case however it does, most emphatically. Both Jenny and Sid run an excellent hotel and they and their staff are friendly at all times, and although they are always busy, nothing is too much trouble for them. The building is warm and the food is good. What more...? I don't quite know why it has only two stars unless it is because it doesn't have a lift, but help with luggage is eagerly offered and it does have two swimming pools including a lovely, heated indoor pool.
This was our second stay within a year and it was very nice to be recognised as we stepped off the coach the second time. Incidentally, if you go more than once you can choose your own room if you let them know in time.
The food is good and there is good entertainment every night in the bar, we can certainly recommend Jillie who has a seamless flow of patter and several thousand songs to call on.
Jenny and Sid work hard to please us and make everything enjoyable and so it is no wonder that their hotel is a well deserved success.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Coppice is an elegant Victorian Mansion House set in beautiful award winning gardens. Ideally situated near both Torquay and Babbacombe beaches, it has long been a favorite with families, couples, private groups and the business traveler. All bedrooms are bath/shower en suite with digital colour television, in house phone, hair dryer and hospitality tray. Hotel facilities include private parking, large bar/lounge, complimentary WiFi, outdoor Mediterranean pool, indoor heated pool, spa pool, sauna and mini gym. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coppice Hotel Torquay
- The Coppice Torquay, Devon