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The Richwood

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Welcome to the award-winning Richwood and Beirut-Bistro-Bar. When it comes to guest accommodation on the English Riviera, the Richwood is the only one which offers a combination of great facilities, excellent hospitality and a bistro bar which serves delicious Lebanese, Mediterranean, European and English cuisine. And everything is very reasonably priced! Winner of the English Riviera and South Devon Bronze Award for Excellence in Service 2013, the Richwood is comfortably furnished and centrally heated throughout. All 13 bedrooms are En-suite, have colour TV with DVD players and tea and coffee making facilities. Ideal for families, there are reduced terms for children when sharing with parents. The Richwood is situated 10 to 15 foot minutes from the seafront and town center. You want to enjoy the nightlife and attractions that Devon has to offer? Or just want a quiet break? ...Then the Richwood is the place to be. Around Torquay: The English Riviera: Torquay is the jewel of the English Riviera and Britain's premiere holiday and leisure resort, offering a wide variety of holiday entertainment for all the family, including many theatres featuring International stars throughout the season. There is fun for all the family. There are beaches for safe swimming, water-skiing, sea and river cruises, boating and wind surfing, tennis, fishing, golf, putting, riding and pony trekking. For those who like to explore there are miles of coastal walks at hand, many historical towns to visit and the rugged beauty of Dartmoor is only half an hour's drive away. Gay friendly. Pet friendly: one premiere double/family ensuite and one premiere Pet Friendly room. £10 pernight per pet. There is free parking at the hotel on a first come, first served basis. There is also free parking on the road outside the Richwood in the unlikely event our car park is full.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We had a very pleasant stay at this clean and tidy B&B. The breakfast was probably one of the bests I've had whilst staying away for quite a while. Nothing was too much trouble for our attentive hosts. It's only a short walk to town but took us longer coming home, via several
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Response from Veronica P, Owner at The Richwood
Responded Oct 3, 2018
It was also a double pleasure for us - meeting you and seeing you enjoy your stay! Thank you.
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Myself and my husband stayed at The Richwood for a short break using a Buy a Gift voucher. I was very nervous after reading all the reviews as to what I was going to find, but I needn’t have worried. We were greeted by Saida who is a lovely lady and cannot do enough for you,
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Response from Veronica P, Owner at The Richwood
Responded Sep 20, 2018
...and thank you, Threebrownies, for your review. We are so happy that everything was to your satisfaction. We loved having you here!
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We managed to book a short stay at this hotel at very short notice, viz. the day before we arrived. This was due to us leaving other premises early as we were dissatisfied with it and were desperate to leave. This was like chalk and cheese. On arrival we were checked in by Saida
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Response from Veronica P, Owner at The Richwood
Responded Sep 8, 2018
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that you were happy with our service. Hope to see you again!
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This is a large, well maintained Bed and Breakfast and very reasonably priced - possibly under priced. It is owned by two charming, well travelled and educated ladies who were very personable and provided great service. This matters because please do not take advantage of
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Response from Veronica P, Owner at The Richwood
Responded Aug 14, 2018
Thank you Mark, for your review. We have been seriously upset by two of the recent reviews and your praise has given us new wind under our wings! Come back soon!
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Rich woods houses was pleasant and well maintained thought, a clear understanding to house keeping. The Room I stayed in was well maintained where you can see a real,personality of the building which they have stated. On the website and on one to one call With the owners, have
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Response from Veronica P, Owner at The Richwood
Responded Aug 12, 2018
Thank you Joshua for this review. We also enjoyed your stay here and look forward to hopefully seeing you again.
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Handbasin in Deluxe room
Large shower cubicle in Deluxe room and Mira electric shower
Ensuite in Deluxe room
Mini fridge in Deluxe room
Large wardrobe with plenty of storage in Deluxe room and door to ensuite on the right
The pool closes at end of September.
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are you wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunatly no.
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Does anyone know the walking distance to the hotel from the train station
It is 200 meters to Torre station.
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Hi Dawn did you have to pay extra for the cooked breakfast? Kind regards Marian
Our a la carte cooked breakfast has all the usual favourites plus kippers and smoked salmon. Fresh, local produce, cooked to order and very tasty!... and inexpensive!
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"Next time I would ask for a larger double. rather than a twin but that's only cos I'm 6ft tall"
"My room was a single on the road side. Road noise does not bother me and it was not intrusive. The room itself was en-suite and fine."
"Room 14 is bright, quiet, comfortable with fridge, television & DVD player. Room is upstairs. I'm disabled. Handrails on both sides helpful."
"Room small but clean and adequate"
"Ask for a room to the back of the hotel as those guests we spoke to at breakfast seemed to have larger bedrooms than we had."
$47 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
richwood hotel torquay
United KingdomEnglandEnglish RivieraTorquay
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