This place is a genuine gem.
There was a problem with the website booking and it shouldn't have let the transaction go through as they close at the end of September, and we wanted to stay the first week of October. So, you know what they did? They stayed open just for us! Amazing. That kind of commitment to guests means a lot.
When we arrived, the lady owner was at the door waiting to welcome us. Throughout our stay she was thoughtful, friendly, always happy to help or advise and never made us feel like we were in the way.
The hotel itself is immaculate and occupies one of the best positions in the whole area with beautiful, very well cared for gardens and views of Meadfoot bay. It is also very quiet and we weren't woken up once by traffic or other noisy irritations.
Breakfasts were delicious (we asked where she got her sausages: Waitrose. Not cheap ones from a local cash & carry. Blooming Waitrose!). And she certainly knows how to poach an egg. Also try the haddock and the kippers. Absolutely mouth watering.
The location is quite out of the way, so a car would be an advantage but isn't essential. Also (and this is just a personal view) the guesthouse probably wouldn't suit families with children, although during high summer the outdoor pool would probably keep the little ones entertained.
This hotel isn't cheap, but you really do get what you pay for and it doesn't get much better than this. The owner makes you feel like a valued guest and not a necessary evil. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you for a lovely stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haldon Priors is a charming guesthouse in Torquay, set within a Victorian villa and situated in a peaceful location with 3/4 acre of beautifully landscaped gardens and just 200 yards from Meadfoot beach.Noted for its warm hospitality, Haldon Priors provides a uniquely relaxing ambience for guests to unwind and restore a sense of well-being.We have indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools, with hydro-massage facilities in the indoor pool. The outdoor pool is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens and after a long swim, why not enjoy the comfort of a relaxing sauna!The Hotel has 6 Luxury Bedrooms to offer for our guests. All rooms are individually designed to give that extra warm feeling, they are all equipped with ensuite facilities, television and stereo hi-fi system.For the convenience of our guests, there is free WiFi.We are not licensed, but you are welcome to bring your own wine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Haldon Priors Bed And Breakfast Torquay, Devon