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“Absolutely wonderful!”
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Villa Marina
Ranked #18 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is by far the best guest house we have stayed in. Nothing was too much trouble from the moment we stepped in until we left. These owners care passionately about their guests - and it shows.
Fantastic cream tea when we arrived, superb breakfast - all you can eat and a wonderful experience all round. Peter even took care of my wife when she fell and sprained her ankle - going above and beyond to ferry her to the conference centre on more than one occasion.
If we go back to Torquay this will be the place for us to stay.

Thanks to Peter and Vivienne Fisher - a credit to the industry.

Room Tip: The Mallock room is well appointed and has oodles of space to put things.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for leaving such a glowing review for us. It is so helpful, not just for us but especially for other potential guests. Both Pete and I are glad that you had such an enjoyable stay with us, despite the sprained ankle. I do hope it is on the mend now. You were model guests and a joy to have staying. We hope you will come this way again soon. V & P
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We felt very welcome in there home & we had a splendid stay. Breakfast was excellent & very yummy & filling. Viv & Pete would do their very upmost to make your stay a pleasure. Our room was very clean & comfortable. If ever you need a warm place to stay then this is the one :-) A+ Vince & Della :-)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
I hope you gave the lovely piggies a cuddle from us when you got home! Sorry that herring roe was not available but maybe we can get it ordered for you next time. We are both pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfasts. You were lucky with the weather. Wasn't it just glorious! A little more overcast now so you had the best of it - for now anyway. Hope to see all of you again soon. V & P
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was our third stay with Viv and Pete and once again it was a relaxing, wonderful break. We were picked up at the train station and had a cream tea on our arrival. The room was spotless, all the little touches were there, and we had delicious breakfasts every morning which to be honest set us up for the entire day. We were made to feel welcome in their home, both Viv and Pete are chatty people with immense local knowledge and the directions given were always easy to follow!!! Have to mention that it was Sams 40th birthday whilst we were away and a suprise cream tea was laid on for us at short notice after mentioning it the day before. If you are going to Torquay, dont miss this lovely place to stay. We will see you again shortly Many thanks for a lovely stay . Tracey and Sam

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
As always - a pleasure to see you both and offer a little respite from the daily grind and other irritations (!). It has been a pleasure to be allowed the little glimpses of your lives over the last few years since you have been coming - the wedding photo's were just beautiful. Thank you for the book you left behind for me which has been read, appreciated and in the bag for the next recipient. I will have to turn you out some for when you next come. Do come again soon. V & P
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here very much even though we had a problem with the shower. We were offered a cream tea on arrival. There were sweets and fruit in the room. The bed was very comfortable. The couple gave us great advice on where to go out to eat in the evening. Breakfast was lovely. I had an omelette and enjoyed fresh fruit and yoghurt. This 4 star hotel is lovely and is very cheap for what it offers, i would definately recommend friends and family to stay here if in the area. Nothing was too much hassle for the lovely couple that run the place, even though our shower wasnt getting up to temperature we were offered to use a shower in another room. We would love to go back in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for such a lovely response. We do try so hard to get it right for our guests and give the best value and experience that we can. We are pleased you enjoyed the cream tea and Pete's breakfasts and found some lovely places to visit while you were here. There is so much to do - even when it is a little wintery! Do come again soon. V & P
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very nice and clean house, very elegantly decorated and comfortable bedroom, great breakfast, but more importantly - very cheerful, polite, and helpful staff. Plus off-street parking. Not located at the beachfront, but only a short drive away from it. What more could you want?

Room Tip: Room on the ground floor can be a bit noisy. But still OK.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
We hope you enjoyed your trip on into the depths of Cornwall and found a few more fossils for your collection, although Tin and Copper is more likely in those foreign parts. Thank you for leaving us a review. It is appreciated and important to us. Do come again, perhaps when we don't have the Tango dancers staying with us with their irregular schedule! V & P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Booked a two night stay at the Villa Marina about three hours before checking in due to a short notice business trip.... wasn't too sure what to expect but the reviews were good and looked nice from the photo's.

Arrived to be greeted by Peter and Viv, who couldn't have been more welcoming, enquiring about my journey and enthusiastic about my stay.

Upon checking in I was advised on the dining room for breakfast and offered discount vouchers for two local eateries which were a really nice touch, I was also offered a Cream Tea which I had to decline due to a health kick !!

I was shown to my room by Peter, called the "Singer" Room which is located on the ground floor next to the reception and to the rear of the property. The room was decorated to a very high standard with a superb refreshment offering along with a bowl of Roses Chocolates. They also provide a very informative Guest Information Pack which provides you with everything you need to know about the history of the house and ideas for trips out.

The bathroom was rather "bijou" but was spotless like the room, with a great offering of toiletries.
The shower in the morning was surprisingly powerful and lovely and hot, so I was able to go to the office suitably invigorated.

Unfortunately didn't try the breakfast offering as had to be in the office early but the menu looked fantastic.

All in all a fantastic little place, I am looking forward to bringing my other half and daughter to stay for a few days in the summer.

Room Tip: Singer room was class !!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
We love having such appreciative guests - please come again! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and did not regret your decision to choose us from the hundreds of other guest houses in Torquay. We hope you had an uneventful trip home and bet your little daughter was thrilled to see her Daddy. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it is appreciated. See you soon we hope. V & P
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

After reading Trip Advisor reviews we changed our booking for a long weekend to Villa Marina. So happy that we did....we could not have stayed in a nicer place or with nicer hosts!! Viv & Pete provided a most warm welcome on arrival and continued to do so throughout our stay. Like others have said in their comments it was the nice touches that meant so much. Room was absolutely spotless and the breakfasts were amazing. You have to try one of Pete's Omelettes :-) Would highly recommend Villa Marina. We certainly will be returning in the near future. Once again thank you to Viv & Pete. From Bernadette & Keith

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Villamarina22, Owner at Villa Marina, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to leave us a review, it is important to us and does help others to make a choice, as you discovered yourselves. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, all the little extras as well as Pete's cooking! We loved having such lovely people - come again soon. V & P
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Property: Villa Marina
Address: Tor Park Road, Torquay TQ2 5BQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful detached 4**** Victorian Villa provides award-winning guest accommodation exclusively for adults. Enjoy peaceful and calm surroundings, exceptional levels of hospitality and service, and delicious breakfasts from locally sourced produce, cooked how you like. Winner of the English Riviera Tourism Award, Silver Award in the Visit Devon Awards and a "Highly Commended" in the South West Awards. Being also recepients of the coveted Visit Britain Silver Award and the Enjoy England Breakfast Award. ... more   less 
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