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“Friendly, comfortable and squeaky clean with the perfect finishing touches!”
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The Wellsway
Ranked #39 of 148 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Friendly, comfortable and squeaky clean with the perfect finishing touches!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is an excellent B&B! We booked very easily over the phone and were offered early check in if the room was ready. The location is very good and the parking available at the B&B ample - there were no problems at all. The owners are very friendly, approachable and they have a beautifully behaved Labrador dog – very sweet and gentle. There was no trace - smell or otherwise, of the dog and he was, I hasten to add, very rarely around and definitely not anywhere to be seen during breakfast!

The room itself was gorgeously decorated and extremely clean and neat. With every little detail paid attention to, the room had everything that was required on a stay away from home right down to little things such as a supply of cotton wool pads and buds. The shower had excellent water pressure and the shower an ample size. The hospitality tray provided was super and had a selection of hot drinks and cold (I have never seen squash sachets before but every hotel/B&B should have them!). Elsewhere in the room the desk was the perfect size for work (also had wi-fi) or putting on makeup and the bed was comfy with a decent quality duvet and pillow set.

Breakfast was delicious with decent sized portions and beautifully cooked. Another thoughtful extra touch was that the juice on offer was bottled and was kept cold in a mini-fridge in the breakfast room. The breakfast room was of a good size and there was ample space around each table so that you didn’t feel squashed in with the other guests.

Upon check out, we were delighted to be offered parking until other guests arrived as we were able to wander up to Torre Abbey without worrying about parking and our luggage in the car.

Overall, this B&B is of excellent quality and value. A very comfortable stay away!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write such a great review for us. We really are glad that you enjoyed your time with us, we always try to make our guests feel welcome as possible. "It's the little things that matter." as far as we are concerned. We will look forward to see you again.
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I almost don't want to write this, in the fear that it will become even more popular and will be fully booked the next time I'm in the area!
Absolutely excellent B&B - the room was immaculate, so clean and beautifully furnished. The owners are so friendly, and breakfast was delicious. Sometimes I find cooked breakfasts not great, but here it was delicious.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thanks very much for your stunning review. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your break with us although on business and we look forward to welcoming you again soon either on pleasure or business.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This hotel and its owners are just perfect.
We had such a lovely stay.
Every single detail has been thought of, making the The Wellsway a charming, comfortable and friendly place to stay. It is also quite conveniently located as it is a short walking distance to the centre, and yet in a quiet street where you don't get disturbed by traffic noises.
We stayed for 2 nights in the king size bedroom, which was very nicely decorated, very clean and perfectly equiped. The bathroom was extremely clean with a lovely shower pressure (always an important factor in my book). The bed was extremely comfortable.
The breakfast was of excellent quality, fresh and well prepared with a very good selection.
All 3 of us (two people and the dog) were received very warmely by the owners.
I am so pleased we stayed there, and if we were to go back to the area, we would definitely check for availability at the Wellsway!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write your review. We are so pleased that you both + 1 enjoyed your few days with us. We would love you to visit us again when you're back in the area again.
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Booked very lastminute.

Pat and Whisky were lovely hosts. Cheery, caring, informative and genuine people.

Room was much better than you would get in many hotels.

Breakfast was delicious: loads of choice, freshly cooked and yogurts, cereals etc there too.

Will be back, hopefully for more than one night next time.

  • Stayed August 2013
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, as well for your comments regarding our breakfast. Please come and visit us for a longer stay again soon.
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We recently stayed at the Wellsway for four nights in July, the welcome we got from Nick and Pat was wonderful, they made us feel so welcome. The rooms are really well equipped with everything you would expect from any 5* hotel. The breakfasts were great too, and had everything you could wish to set you up for the day. The Hotel is positioned for easy access to most places in Torquay. Nick and Pat have a motto on the wall in their dining room saying "You arrive as guests and leave as friends" this is most certainly the case, and we would have no hesitation in recommending this beautifully run hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your break with us. We do hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Cannot fault the time we spent at the wellsway. The owners were very friendly and the hotel itself was outstandingly clean. Would recommend anyone to stay at this place. When we arrived we were greeted and made to feel very welcome. The breakfast alone was more than enough to start the day off.

  • Stayed July 2013
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Sean & Ashley
Thanks very much for your wonderful review. We are so very pleased that you both enjoyed your break with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I was here just for a night, booked last minute, and what a great find! Easy parking on their level car park, a spacious and well-laid out room, spotlessly clean, and with all the thoughtful little extras supplied I couldn't have asked for more. There was a friendly welcome from Nick and Pat, with suggestions and tips about things to do. A great room at a fantastic price!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments. We love what we do and really get a buzz when we know that our guests have enjoyed their stay.

Many Thanks
Nick & Pat
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Property: The Wellsway
Address: 56 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wellsway 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wellsway is a small family-run Guest House where we do our utmost to ensure that your stay will be both enjoyable and comfortable within a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The Wellsway enjoys a Visit Britain 4 Star Guest Accommodation,Silver Award. Conveniently located in a quiet, tree lined avenue, with off road parking, you will only have a short stroll to the Sea Front, the town and harbour is within easy walking distance. Only 200m from the Riviera Conference Centre, Torre Abbey and Gardens. Torquay has a very cosmopolitan feel with a range of boutiques, wine bars, bistros and restaurants to choose from. The neighbouring town of Paignton has its own Cinema, Zoo and Waterpark. You can also enjoy the gardens of Oldway Mansion which are worth a visit. The dining room has a sunny aspect. Our guests can choose from a light buffet or a full English breakfast. Evening Meals are also available. The rooms at the Wellsway are maintained to a high standard with an equally high level of cleanliness. The lounge has comfortable seating where you can relax with a magazine or book or catch up on your favourite television show. ... more   less 
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