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Kingston House
Ranked #26 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Fabulous hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We have just stayed overnight and it was a perfect experience. Jill and Warren are the perfect hosts and make you feel at home from the warm welcome with tea and cake to the perfect rooms and glorious freshly cooked breakfast. We would recommend this place to anyone.Enjoy your stay you'll keep coming back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Having found this Guest House on TripAdvisor and read the reviews we booked for a weekend as we were attending a private party in Torquay but wished to do our own thing and explore the town. On arrival, the property is on a busy road (can't help that) but once inside, it is a complete oasis of calm, elegance and comfort. The owners could not be more welcoming and the offer of a refreshments and cake upon arrival after a long journey was much welcome. They even baked a cake for my husband as they knew he was gluten and lactose intolerant - we've never had that in a 5 star hotel let along a guest house! We were then shown to our room which was immaculate and I have to honest here, I am very, very fussy when it comes to cleanliness and this was SPOTLESS - the bathroom positively gleamed and everything was just perfection - attention to detail is all in this establishment and it shows, it really is the best place we've ever stayed and we've stayed in some supposedly very expensive and world-famous hotels and they could learn a lot from Jill & Warren! We went for a walk and when we got back were offered a glass of wine to start our evening - we refused but again, we've never had that before. The bed was so comfortable (better than mine at home!) and the next day the breakfast was extremely good. The whole house is beautifully decorated and it just feels so welcoming and really a better place could not be found in the area. Living in North Devon and working in the tourist industry, I am often asked for recommendations of places to stay in South Devon and I shall have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kingston House, it really is superb.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on the 25th August and WOW- what a find!
Excellent all round and way better than the 4 Star Grand hotel that we stayed in on the 26th August. Jill and Warren are the ultimate hosts - we must recommend the Eggs benedict royale! We'll definitely be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

There is only one word to say WOW, Jill and Warren are the best hosts you could find in a B&B, great rooms, great breakfast, and home made cake.
Take my word for it stay here.
As host Jill and warren have great local knowledge and have taken the time out to try any of the restaurants or activities they recommend
But the last words are for the fantastic breakfast warren cooks, local and fresh produce a pleasure to have my vote is for the eggs royals very yummy

  • Stayed August 2013
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The hospitality was second to none .top class decor ,room was exceptional ,Jill and warren are lovely people it was if I had known Jill for years will definitely been staying again , it was nice to fine someone who did not mind taking one nighters in the summer as we love Torquay but because of work commitments can only get away for the one night .many thanks Jill and warren glad you liked the Cornish heavy cake .

Room Tip: Every room are off a high standard .
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Noyal-Muzillac, France
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

I didn't stay here but my son and his new wife stayed here for the first two nights after their wedding. Jill kindly made a room available on the day for the groomsmen to prepare for the big ceremony at nearby Torre Abbey, laid on rolls, soft drinks and an ice bucket for our final champagne Dutch courage/ celebration/ preparation. She also booked the taxi to bring the new bride and groom back after the reception.
The rooms are spacious, beautifully equipped and prepared and the whole place feels like a comfortable home rather than a guesthouse. Next time we're in the area we'll be staying here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

What a most wonderful place with the couple of the century looking after us
Nothing was too much
It was like home from home without us having to do the work
Gill and warren are truley wanting to make everyone welcome and relaxed whilst staying with them.
They are a genuine people that want everyone to have a good time at their place
Many thanks for your kindness and hospitality
Wishing Gill and Warren all the best for the future

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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 #26 of 153 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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