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“Easter Break! Exceeded all Expectations”
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Howden Court Hotel
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Dudley West Midlands
Level 5 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Easter Break! Exceeded all Expectations”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Booked the Easter Weekend break with Greenline Coaches about 6 weeks ago after a holiday to Sand Bay Holiday village with another coach company got cancelled due to lack of numbers..

I had read the reviews on here so was really looking forward to the break with my mum who is in her 80s. We both had a fabulous time. The hotel was spotless, warm, lovely food, and we really enjoyed the entertainment. Brian and Peter work so well together and had everyone in stitches.

The weather was mixed. Lovely and sunny on the Saturday so we walked into Torquay a lovely easy walk through the hotel gardens and along along a flat private pathway to the sea front. Mum had no trouble at all and when we returned a few hours later we sat for an hour in the lovely garden. It was a real sun trap and so peaceful. It rained on the Sunday and after a short trip out to Paignton we were entertained again by Brian and Peter with an Easter Egg Hunt and a few games. Really enjoyed the evening Entertainment too..

I would not hesitate to return to the Howden Court and will recommend highly to family and friends.

Annie

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
What can I say - another great review. here at Howden Court Hotel we understand how important a holiday is to all our guests. Holidays are special events, people look forward to their holiday with anticipation and apprehension. We hope to provide the right formula to make our guests holiday a memorable occasion for all the right reasons. We aim to cater to all age ranges and we understand that both you and your mom had a great time. Thank you for your praises, we always appreciate feedback. Brian will also be very pleased to have received such a good review along with all staff at Howden Court Hotel.
We hope to see you return to Howden Court Hotel in the near future. have a great summer.

Peter
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We would like to say that we enjoyed our Easter weekend very much.Pete and all the staff were very welcoming friendly and nothing was to much trouble. It was our first stay at the hotel and would stay there again and would also recommend it to our friends and family.The food, cleanliness and entertainment were very good.Great work keep it up.Mr & Mrs R Palin West Midlands.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review. You stayed with us during the Easter weekend and enjoyed some good English Riviera sunshine with a bit of rain on the side - that's British weather for you! Thank you for your comments giving us praise in many areas, we do appreciate it when a guest lets us know that we have provided them with a good holiday. We do hope to see you return in the near future. have a great summer.

Peter
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Well Done Howden Court Hotel!!! 40 Very Happy Passengers!!.Great Food,Accommodation,Hospitality with Brain and Peter as Fantastic Hosts.Look Forward to visiting you again, you certainly ticked all the boxes for our passengers.Thank you Greenline Coaches.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
We really appreciate this review from Greenline coaches because it represents the view point of many guests. In this case 40 people. Coach operators rarely write reviews and so this review is well appreciated. We do hope to provide a holiday break at Howden Court Hotel that gives our guests some special memories.
We look forward to greeting Greenline guests in the near future. Your next planned group holiday with us is in July, see you all soon.

Peter
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northwest
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Well this hotel is fantastic, made so by a very warm welcome by the owners, superb rooms - would definitely recomend the Admiral room as well as the Studio room after having a look at those - and delicious meals. Everyone was friendly and very knowledgeable of the area. The flat pathway, at the bottom of the garden, was a god send and within less than 10mins we were on the front. This is a true family run hotel who strive to make your holiday a memorable and relaxing one. Have no hesitation on recommending this hotel at all. Can't comment on evening entertainment. We took my parents who are in their 80's and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the warm relaxing atmosphere of the hotel. They had no trouble walking into Torquay via the hotel shortcut! All in all we couldn't have enjoyed our break more. The hotel is a credit to its owners. Well done and thank you so much :-)

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were of a very high standard - the Admiral room - a traditional room with a can...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
WOW! What a fantastic review. We really do appreciate guests who appreciate what we do!! Your review really does give us a lot of praise but some of the 'feel good' factor must go towards the great weather we all had in south Devon during early April. Having said that, we do hope to provide a service that includes a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that generally only family run businesses tend to supply. Remember I said generally - there are always exceptions to the rule.
We would hope to see you all return in the near future to Howden Court Hotel.
Thank you once again for taking the time to write your review.

All the best, have a great summer.

Peter
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a cosy hotel run by a family that tries very hard to please. Don't be put off by the facade, inside, the hotel is palatial, warm and very welcoming. We upgraded to the Admirals Room (21) this room is massive, it's full of romantic period furniture complete with a large, comfortable canopied bed. It offers a great view over the beautiful garden and beyond. We had a very relaxing weekend and will certainly return again. Excellent value for money. We arrived as guests but left as friends.

Room Tip: If you want romance and cuddles go for the admirals Room. A very quite south facing room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for your words of praise. We will always try to ensure our guests have a great stay here in sunny Torquay! We hope that we offer guests a good standard of accommodation but with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere alongside. Tripadvisor is a valuable tool for guests to use in their search for the right establishment and is a great platform to provide feedback that can help both the hotel proprietor and any potential new guest.
We hope to see you return to Howden Court Hotel in the near future. If for some reason the Admirals room is not available then why not try one of our bayview rooms, alternatively one of the garden rooms leading directly onto our south facing garden are equally as appealing. The Studio room is also a popular choice, no sea views but this again is a large room and furnished in a more contemporary style.
All the very best.

Peter
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This is the first time I have stayed at the hotel and it's nothing short of amazing! The staff are ever so friendly and polite, they have kept me entertained all week especially with all Pete and Brian's shenanigans. What also was very surprising was the standard of the rooms they are great especially being a single traveller I had a great size room that was clean and well decorated! There will be no stopping me coming again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Thank you for giving us such a good review. Although you stayed in one of our single rooms you have stated how surprised you were to find it of good size and nicely decorated. These are both important points to note, only too often do you hear of single guests worried that they may end up in a broom cupboard. Here at Howden Court Hotel every guests is of equal importance. In regards to Peter (myself) and Brian (ents manager,) well we do try to give that extra something to make our guests stay with us a memorable one.
We hope to see you here again in the near future.

All the best.

Peter
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worcester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2014

stayed for 5 day break lovely hotel close to centre of Torquay.All the staff are friendly and helpful all areas of the hotel are clean the bedroom was comfortable with tea and coffee in the room.The food was lovely with a good choice for breakfast and evening meal.there is entertainment in the evenings
Bingo games and singing.I had a lovely time at this hotel would recommend it to my freinds and family.

  • Stayed January 2014
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howdencourt, Owner at Howden Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review. You stayed on one of our 'Winter Warmers' just after the New Year and we look to provide a memorable holiday any time of the year. We seem to have succeeded. we would hope to welcome you back to Howden Court Hotel again in the near future. Perhaps might like to experience one of our theme breaks. All the best for now.

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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
#11 Family Hotel in Torquay
#12 Business Hotel in Torquay
#20 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howden Court Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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