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“The Best of the B&B in Torquay”
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Kingston House
Ranked #20 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“The Best of the B&B in Torquay”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Just got back from a fabulous weekend in Torquay. We stayed at the Kingston House B&B 5 *, could have quite easily have given it a few more stars!!
Warren & Jill are THE perfect Hosts and absolutely nothing is too much trouble.
We met family there and they had travelled down by train, They were collected from the train station, driven to Kingston house and were enjoying Tea and Biscuits by the time we arrived!
Upon our arrival we were immediately offered Tea, Coffe,Beer, Wine and cake, after a six hour drive due to the beloved M25 we took up the offer of the beer!
Once unpacked and ready to go we were given a lift into town and shown the way, and best places to go, Jill had already booked us into "the Hole in the Wall" for our evening meal and i highly reccommend, so reasonably priced too.
We were told about the "Round Robin Trip" which we did on the Sunday, what a lovely day too.
Sunday evening we were reccommended a "good" steak house approx 10 minutes walk from Kingston House, from the outside the "Ocean Diner" doesn't look much but i can honestly say it is prabably the best Steak you will eat in Years!
Breakfast at Kingston House is Devine! Warren certainly knows how to cook a good Devonshire breakfast and Jill is BRILLIANT front of house, ( she also makes a very good Lemon drizzle cake)
The rooms were kept IMMACULATE, and were very good sizes, we stayed in room 5 which has a lovely 4 poster bed the bed was very comfortable and the towels and linen are of the best quality.
There is a very generous sized guest lounge, Jill goes out each and every morning and gets the daily papers in for the guests.
All in all, Staying at Kingston house has been the BEST B&B experience all round and i cannot reccommend it highly enough.
Kingston House is approx 20-25 mins walk from the sea front and once there we didn't need to use the car once!

Room Tip: All rooms are very good and of a very high standard, if you require a room on the ground floor book...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Jill and Warren are the most fantastic B&B owners - they have customer service absolutely and completely nailed - 1000%. We could not have been made more welcome and nothing was too much trouble at any time. Despite being fully booked, we got the level of service that made us think we were the only guests The place was spotless in all areas; the room and bed and really comfortable. Having fresh milk in the room for tea and coffee was magic - hate the little plastic UHT pots! Breakfast just as we wanted and served with a wonderful smile at all times. This was the third B&B that we have stayed in this week - it was by far the best and has taken the B&B experience to a whole new level. They definitely don't charge enough for this level of comfort and service. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable - we'll definitely be back - Simon and Hamilton

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

What an amazing couple! Kingston House is run by Jill and Warren who deserve the highest award for their exceptional service! Upon arrival Jill offered us a more than welcome glass of Rose to sooth our troubled spirits, after a 2hr motorway holdup left us struggling to meet a deadline for our boat party later that evening. A taxi arranged by them earlier, was also cancelled by them, but Warren instisted that he gave us a lift to the pick up point to catch the boat! Wow! The bedrooms and reception rooms were delightfull, very comfortable and spotless and all very tastefully decorated. The breakfast was delicious, and the fresh fruit salad ( strawberries, kiwi's, blueberries grapes etc.,was a perfect starter to the full Devon sourced bacon sausage and eggs, followed by a morning coffee and Sunday papers in the siiting room. Forgot to mention the frest milk in the fridge in the room for tea, so rare these days. This couple have taken the level of service to an exceptionally high standard. We've just travelled around Scotland staying in a lot of 4 star hotels, but, the service at Kingston house topped them all! I've got a sneaking suspicion that nowhere in future will come near their exemplary performance!

Room Tip: The biggest disappointment would be if they were fully booked and you couldn't get a room!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amesbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Fantastic B & B run by two genuine people who can't do enough for their guests. My wife kept asking why we were being given such special treatment but soon realised everyone was treated this way. We usually stay in hotels but this has made us re-think in the future but will have to really excel to beat Kingston House. Thank you Jill & Warren for a fantastic stay.

Room Tip: Room 6 with the four poster bed is truly romantic
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I had set my goal high when we first set foot in Kingston House. Judging from all the good reviews this must be a fantastic B & B and we were not dissapointed. From the first greeting until the last good bye's we felt like we were special. The house is delicate decorated and has a natural peace over it, it feels lovely to get back there after a long day exploring Torquay and other near by places. Rooms are beautifully decorated and is kept spotless through the whole stay. I can use lots of nice words about the house, however, I would rather use them on Jill and Warren. More freindly hosts you will not find were ever you might search. We were pampered from the first second and through out the stay, in a very professional way. Like mentioned in earlier reviews their breakfast is cooked to perfection and it could not wait to get down in the morning for my much needed pot of coffee and breakfast. Jill and Warren are so helpful with guiding you, informing, reserving and what ever you might require, so my final words would be a very big Thank You for making our stay in Torquay a really memorable experience.

Best regards

Rolf and Satu ( helsinki)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is a charming B&B with incredibly attentive hosts ready with suggestions on what to do and where to go. The room was lovely and the beds very comfortable with the luxury of crisp sheets! Breakfast had lots of options and I was cooked my version of the "perfect egg"...I would thoroughly recommend this place. Totally charming.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Kingston House is like a home from home. Jill and Warren gave us such a warm welcome and were so helpful and friendly right from phoning up to make the booking. A beautifully kept and very well run guesthouse. The bedroom and ensuite bathroom were spotlessly clean. Breakfast and service both wonderful! You are made to feel so comfortable and well cared for. Will definitely return - very much recommend!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kingston House

Property: Kingston House
Address: 75 Avenue Road, Torquay TQ2 5LL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Kingston House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 5-Star charming privately run Victorian Villa is just a mile from Torquay's town centre and harbour with good rail links. The elegant rooms are light and airy and all are decorated and furnished to a high standard of luxury and comfort making for a relaxing stay. Free car parking on the forecourt with Free Wi-Fi wireless internet access throughout.All guest rooms are well equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge, complimentary bottled water, fresh milk. All rooms are en-suite with good quality toiletries. Good quality hairdryers, digital radio alarm clock, 32in LED Flat Screen TVs. Iron and ironing board available on request. Breakfast is included in the price and is freshly cooked to order using local produce where possible. Kingston House is ideal for both business travellers and leisure guests. ... more   less 
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