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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Gainsboro for a short break in mid August. A very pleasant B&B very close to the seafront. The owners, Sue and Stuart are very friendly and accommodating. The room was spotlessly clean and the breakfasts excellent. We intend to come back for another stay. Would certainly recommend it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely couple of days in Devon at this hotel. We couldn't fault it at all! Victorian building which has been really nicely decorated and is spotless, great hospitality and excellent breakfast! Wouldn't hesitate to book again thanks x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family of four we stayed at the Gainsboro for 9 nights B&B in the adjoining family room and must say it was a great b&b. We travelled by car but the train station and beach were only 5 min away. Sue was always helpful if you needed to know about anywhere to go and she has a extensive... More 

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Northern Norway, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very handy location, close to train station and only 20 minutes walk to the town centre along the prom. A quiet road in a leafy neighbourhood, several parking places at the property at the front of the well-kept garden, but also parking on the road didn't seem to be a problem. The property is well maintained to a high standard,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely first class we stayed 4 nights and got a very warm and friendly welcome from Sue and Stuart. The room was lovely and breakfast was perfect. Sue was always interested in what you had planned for the day and has a great knowledge of local areas and attractions to visit! Highly recommend and will definitely be back soon. Thank... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stayed for 4 nights at the Gainsboro and had a lovely break. Very pleasant owners who were available and willing to give information about the area. This strictly non smoking, very clean guest house is very comfortable. Breakfast is very good. Quiet area but close to the sea and about 15 minutes flat walk into the Torquay Harbour area.... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have stayed in many bed and breakfast guest houses. This is by far the best I have stayed in and will find it hard to find another like this. The rooms were very modern, bright and clean. Comfortable bed and a great shower space too! Stuart cooked one of best Full English breakfasts I have ever had so 5*... More 

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Gainsboro, Owner at Gainsboro Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Oscar, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Torquay. It was a pleasure to have you both in our home and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Sue & Stuart x More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

A lovely and relaxing break away at a brilliant B&B 😊 Everything you need in close proximity especially with young children who felt very much at 'home' starting with a lovely cooked breakfast to comfortable beds in their own bedroom which was great as it gave us some space too! Excellent communication from the owners beforehand also which made me... More 

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Gainsboro, Owner at Gainsboro Guest House, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you and your family felt comfortable and relaxed during your stay with us, it's exactly how we want our guests to be on their holidays! You have lovely family and deserved to have a good break. We hope to see you all again sometime! Sue and Stuart. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stuart and Sue made us feel at home straight away on our arrival we joined them in the lounge with a tray of tea and biscuits so welcoming and a nice touch we hadn't had before. It was lovely to have a chat and get to know each other also an opportunity for Sue to recommend places to visit and... More 

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Very convenient for the train station. Short sea walk to main Torquay nightlife. Rooms very pleasant and quiet. Owners very welcoming and I have no hesitation recommending to others. I will definitely be staying again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bed and Breakfast accomodation in Torquay in a lovely, quiet and green location yet close to the beach and all facilities on the English Riviera. Gainsboro has been inspected by Quality in Tourism and is 'English Riviera Approved' for your peace of mind.Our traditional Victorian home offers relaxed and friendly B&B with hearty, and healthy, breakfasts. We have free Wi-Fi available for guest use.If you are travelling by car there is free parking available for guests or the railway station is only a 5 minute walk away if you are using the train. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gainsboro Guest House

Address: 22 Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Price Range: $71 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gainsboro Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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