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“Weekend with "the girls"”
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Bay Torbay Hotel
Ranked #36 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Reviewed February 8, 2013

9 girl friends and I went on the 1st February to this hotel for 4 days with Shearings Coach Holidays. We had 4 days of good hot food quickly served by pleasant staff (Shaun). Nothing was too much trouble. All 5 bedrooms had sea views without paying any extra and were warm and comfortable. The whole weekend was very pleasant and we shall be visiting the hotel again very soon. Thank you Torbay Hotel.

Room Tip: Floor 2 - Rooms 230 to 238
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Hi Anne W, I am very pleased that you and the girls had a great weekend with us recently and that you enjoyed the food and in particular, that Shaun looked after you while you were here.
It is always nice to read that you liked it so much that you will be coming back again, so all I can say is see you soon!

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed one night at the Bay,Torbay what a wonderful experience. Gemma the recepstionist was so welcoming and helpful. The room was immaculate the view was incredible and breakfast was super. Booked again forthis week. Thank you Torbay hotel.
Samantha and Anthony Bayliss.

Room Tip: Go for the Sea view.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Thank you for your review and I am glad that you had enjoyed your brief stay at the Torbay and I am really happy that you will be returning so quickly. Gemma is a lovely girl and she will be happy that she has recieved your wonderful comments. I am glad that you liked everything about us including the food and room. see you shortly..

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stayed here from 7 Jan for a short break post Christmas & New Year. It was a superb value break. Our room - although unrequested - was forward facing over the marina. Food was good and the staff were very pleasant in the face of what must have been a full or near full hotel - so lots to look after. The hotel was a tad tired, but lets not forget it's at least partly the customers treatment of the hotel which determines how long it looks pristine. Included in our 4 night stay were 2 trips and 4 drinks vouchers each per night. I'd definitely recommend this hotel to others looking to stay in the area, it's location is ideal for shopping, entertainment and transport links.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Hi OriginalFrogster, thanks for the review of your recent stay at the Torbay. I am pleased that you enjoyed yourself, that you enjoyed the food and that the staff were very pleasant .Many have agreed that the hotel is in a great location, I cannot think of any location better than ours really and also many thanks for recommending us to others. Hopefully we will see you again sometime this year too.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

First impression of the bedroom was disappointing, no sea view. Was dark when we arrived so when we entered the bedroom it seemed very dark with the dark furniture which was dated. The bathroom was light and modern. Once we had recovered from our journey we found it wasnt that bad.The room and the hotel as a whole was very clean. The staff from reception to entertainment were excellent. The restaurant staff were fast and efficient, our waitress Iwona was excellent never had to wait for anything. Good variety of entertainment from Monday to Thursday . For what you pay it is excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Thank you for your review and despite your first impression, I am glad that you had such an enjoyable time staying here at the Torbay. I shall pass on your comments to Iwona, she will be pleased to receive your praise and thank you for your kind praise for the staff, food and entertainment. We hope that you will come and stay once more with us soon.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Another visit to the Torbay Hotel on a Shearings mid-week break. Firstly, I had not paid extra for a sea view or up-graded room nor requested a high floor this time but our room was on the top floor and faced the rear of hotel sideways on. This does avoid traffic noise but the view is not exactly good consisting of a cliff face, fire escapes, wiring, air vents etc. plus lots of stairs (the tiny lift meaning quite a long wait at times - this is not a complaint about the size of the lift as this is unavoidable, I don't think it is possible to put a new, larger one into the hotel).
The room was rather small (a twin as requested) but clean and functional although the beds and bedding were rather old and not that comfortable. The bathroom had been renovated and was very clean with a new basin, toilet & shower and, although tiny, was nice to use. Dining room service was mainly good but unfortunately on our final morning was very slow (we waited 40 minutes between prunes and the main course) - it's a shame that there isn't an earlier breakfast slot offered on the days that the coaches leave as everyone comes down at once and this causes delays for some people. Food mainly very good and always hot. The entertainment was OK - a new resident host (Kevin) plus some visiting cabaret acts (who all looked a lot older than their publicity photos!) - we also had a little dancing before the bingo and cabaret each evening. Reception staff were very helpful - we had an immediate response when our radiator didn't come on and we were cold - with someone putting this right straight away although it was quite late in the day. We choose this hotel as it is very well situated for the town and for buses to places such as Exeter, Brixham, Pagnton etc. and has good food plus entertainment in the evenings.
We also enjoyed one of the Shearings trips out - to Plymouth plus a drive over Dartmoor (which, although we have 'done' this several times, is a good day out).
All in all another very good winter break - we will visit again I am quite sure.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Hi seasie dancer and thans for postng a review of your recent stay with us. It is always pleasing when guests like yourselves return time after time and i am pleased that you enjoyed this stay and will be coming again. Departure days are very difficult with trying to get the cases down and 200 guests at the same time and it can be a rush when everyone comes in at once for breakfast, but the staff do work as quickly as they can and if there was a delay, i will apologise for that.I am glad that your maintenace issue was rectified quickly and that you were not cold for long. I look forward to seeing you again soon for another holiday with us.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went on Shearings coach holiday last week, we had a great break, yes the hotel is a little tired but it didn't spoil it for us.Food was very good as was the service,all the staff were very helpfull, for the money we paid it was great value.Mike the coach driver was one of the best very interesting on the trips explaining all about the areas we visited, coming home was the day of the snow and we were ony 15mins. late arriving home.

Room Tip: Sea view room
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank misty044
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Thanks Misty044 for ypur review and I am glad tat you enjoyed your break with us. Its nice to hear such positive commenst regarding the food and the staff particularly and I will also let Mike know how well you valued him.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Decided to go at the last minute[Jan.14]for a mid week break.we had a wonderful time .room was spotless.food was great and ample.ALL the staff were smart and friendly.The position of the hotel was superb.we will certainly go back.

Room Tip: request a none sea view room. no traffic noise in the rear rooms.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank darelynmick
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SimonWMurray, General Manager at Bay Torbay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thanks for the great review and especially glad that you will be coming back again,I am pleased that you had such a wonderful time and that you found the staff especially friendly and of course enough to eat. I shall pass on your praise to all concerned and look forward to your return in the near future.

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Address: Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range: $95 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Torbay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right at the heart of beautiful Torquay, the Torbay Hotel benefits from stunning views over the lovely harbour. The hotel can be summed up as, 'grand features in warm surroundings,' and includes front-facing rooms with modern facilities - the Premier and Superior rooms are particularly desirable. It has a large ballroom, two bars, an indoor heated swimming pool and a sun terrace. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of the town centre's shops, boutiques and restaurants. After two years of extensive restoration Royal Terrace Gardens (aka "Rock Walk") has been returned to its former glory with a modern day twist. Located just next to the Torbay Hotel, Rock Walk offers spectacular views across the bay, and at night when it is beautifully lit up, it makes for the perfect evening stroll. ... more   less 
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