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Gainsboro Guest House
Ranked #81 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambourne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Stayed here with my sons in a suite. Sue and Stuart were excellent hosts and happy to go the extra mile for our comfort. Very clean and tidy and breakfast was 1st class. You really don't need a car to stay here (even though we had two); pleasant walk along the beach front to the town. If you want to go to Brixham, take the ferry for £2 which is less than you would pay for parking and quicker too!

Good value for money and I'd be happy to book here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Sue & Stuart are a very warm & friendly couple. The rooms are clean & tidy a lot better then some b & bs we have stayed in. The breakfasts were freshly cooked to order & very tasteful. we would recommend it to anyone staying in Torquay great value for money we will stay again

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

This was our first visit to the Gainsboro. Sue and Stuart were there to greet us on arrival and make us feel at home straight away. The rooms were just what we had expected and everything was clean and smart. The choices for breakfast were wide and the food served freshly cooked and delicious. The location is just right being far enough from the town for quiet nights but with easy acces to the centre. The railway station is only a few minutes easy walk on the flat and enabled us to go where we wanted by train together with the equally accessible buses. Sue was a font of information on tourist attractions and we changed our plans for the better twice on her good advice. In all The Gainsboro is all you could expect for a comfortable holiday base. We will definately visit again.

C & M Jolly

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Sue & Stuart who were very friendly and very helpful Stuart took all our things up to the room for us, "WHAT SERVICE", the guest house is very tastefully decorated throughout and very very clean. The breakfast was excellent with cereals, juices, toast and then a choice of several cooked breakfasts and of course plenty of tea or coffee.
Our room again lovely decor, ultra clean and we were also given a choice of hard or soft mattress with TV, tea making facilities and some lovely biscuits supplied every day. Sue was great and would do anything to help and was very knowledgeable on the local area. The Gainsboro is located in a quiet area with only a short stroll to the sea or town center. By far the best B&B we have stayed at.
H&P Davies

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Sue and Stuart made us feel very welcome and very helpful with local informatin .Premises very bright well decorated , very clean , room very comfortable.Very good freshly prepared breakfast.Located on a quiet road with parking on premises and on road if required.Only approx. 1/2 mile from Torquay beach yet in quiet location.May use the train for next visit as within walking distance of station.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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south wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Great hosts,very clean room, lovely comfortable bed and couldn't fault the full english breakfasts, would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Conveniently situated near to rail station and bus routes enabling us to travel all over south Devon. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating, nothing was to much trouble. Our twin room overlooked a park and was quiet, well decorated and comfortable. Everywhere was very clean. The breakfasts were superb. We recommend it as very good value in every respect and will no doubt look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gainsboro Guest House

Property: Gainsboro Guest House
Address: 22 Rathmore Road, Torquay TQ2 6NY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gainsboro Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast accomodation in Torquay in a lovely, quiet and green location yet close to the beach and all facilities on the English Riviera. Gainsboro has been inspected by Quality in Tourism and is 'English Riviera Approved' for your peace of mind.Our traditional Victorian home offers relaxed and friendly B&B with hearty, and healthy, breakfasts. We have free Wi-Fi available for guest use.If you are travelling by car there is free parking available for guests or the railway station is only a 5 minute walk away if you are using the train. ... more   less 
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