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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Howden Court Hotel

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Howden Court Hotel
Ranked #17 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Love this Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Having been a guest at this hotel when the previous owners ran it (approx 10 years ago). I can say with confidence that the current owners, Peter & Gail Fannon, have made an excellent job turning a slight rundown establishment into a bright friendly environment, with a loyal customer base of 'repeat bookers'. The rooms are all clean (some suitable for people with disabilities) en-suite and equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a TV. There is regular entertainment during the evenings and a bar with a dancefloor, for those of a more energetic nature. The hotel boasts a lift, a seperate dining room (serving excellent/wholesome food) as well as a tastefully decorated communal lounge, with views over the beautifully landscaped garden. Most of all, the hotel has Peter & Gail. A nicer more welcoming couple you could not hope to meet!! I recently visited there over the Chrismas Period and had a wonderful time!

Room Tip: The Admirals Room is more expensive, with views over the garden, but excellent for a romantic break!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

I took a group of 19 people to the Holy & Ivy Break at The Howden Court Hotel Torquay last year. The Owners and Staff was Excellent and Very Friendly, The Food was all Brilliant, The Bedrooms was all Very Clean and Very Comfortable, the Décor of all the Bedrooms and All the Rooms was Excellent. All of the Hotel was Decorated up Lovely for Christmas. And Me and the Group can’t wait till we all go again This Year.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms as the are all nice
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

just arrived home after a superb 5 day tinsel and turkey at this wonderful hotel owned and run by peter and gail fannon the one and only critisicism i have is that it was over too soon great selection of deliciously tasty food comfortable clean rooms polite friendly staff very good entertainment at night this hotel has so many regular guests which speaks volumes THANK YOU to all at HOWDEN COURT

  • Stayed November 2011
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

we had the good fortune to spend a lovely weekend the hotel looked lovely beautifully decorated up for christmas,ours was a private coach party of which quite a few people had stayed at the hotel before including the organiser of the trip who has booked another two coach loads in next month,the rooms we had were very nice very clean and warm.the food good well presented pete and his team couldn't do enough for us and we liked the games a good start to the evenings would recommend this hotel,and as the hotel has its own coach we will be booking in for t &t next year

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

we were picked up by the inclusive coach in Derby , and taken to the hotel via Birmingham where a party from a british legion got on. After a journey with several stops we arrived at the hotel. We were greeted by Pete the owner and 6 foot talking santa . The hotel was decorated for christmas very well . Our room (22) was very tastefully decorated with high ceilings and a comfortable bed . The sea view was spoilt by large inflated tennis court and a hot air balloon on the sea front . The meals were very good with a large variety for each course . The entertainment was good most nights except the might they only had bingo and games (boring ). They had 2 trips out 1 inclusive and 1 for £5 , good value . As pete was also from Birmingham we felt like we brum not torquay but they were all very friendly . Beware the mincepies ! A very good t & t with a decent present from santa and his elf and reindeer

  • Stayed November 2011
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

Had a recent three night stay at the hotel. Our break was very relaxing, as this family run hotel provides a stress free environment with nothing too much trouble. We would recommend this hotel to family's with children of all ages and we will be back next year as it is it excellent value for money!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

We have just got back from a mid week trip to Torquay, and we stayed at the excellent Howden Court Hotel. From the minute we arrived to the time we left we had a fabulous time, such a warm welcome from Peter and Gail and the rest of the staff. We stayed bed breakfast and evening meal, our room was very comfortable, plenty of room, and a good sized en suite. Meals were excellent with plenty of choice. Entertainment was laid on which was excellent and the games night was brilliant. Although we travelled to Torquay in our own car, we took advantage of the hotels own coach for a day trip out to Looe in Cornwall, whcih was well organised and very enjoyable.

We are really looking forward to our next trip there, in November.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Howden Court Hotel
Address: 23 Croft Road | Devon, Torquay TQ2 5UD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#12 Family Hotel in Torquay
#13 Business Hotel in Torquay
#21 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howden Court Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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