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“Winter Family Weekend Away”
Review of TLH Derwent Hotel

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TLH Derwent Hotel
Ranked #20 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
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Wright5
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“Winter Family Weekend Away”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

I was asked to book a Family weekend away, there were 40 of us and I had heard about TLH resort so booked us all in. We were booked in the Derwent, I was a bit unsure what it would be like as the cost was very reasonable, (D,B&B, and Drinks for £108 each). From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we all absolutely loved it. Our ages ranged from 4 - 82 and we were all happy. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were spotless and warm, the food provided both in the restaurant and the bars was excellent value, there were so many of us that we would probably have made our own entertainment anyway, but it was a Mowtown weekend and the live acts were quite good. The facilities were lovely, pool, spa, amusements, games areas etc it was all there to be enjoyed.
All in all we would definately recommend it to anyone and certainly return.

Room Tip: Superior rooms were £10 extra if you wanted a slightly bigger room
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Derwent Hotel is a grat place to stay, food is fantastic and big portions,
Swimming pool , sauna etc is very good
Staff are always helpfull
Entertainment always good.
Ok the floors creak a little but i will be back there as soon as i can
We have been going there on and off for 12 years.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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christchurch,dorset
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

My room was clean & tidy but in need of a serious update with worn out carpet and matresss. The food and service in the restaurant was of a very good standard for a 2 star hotel. Buffet breakfast & 3 coarse evening meal,although the cheapest bottle of wine(plonk) was £12.95.I think they would have sold more if it were a bit cheaper.The hotel is one of 4 in the same complex and the entertainment in the Starlight Lounge was excelent and served all of them.I was in a party of 11 and, although I can't speak for all of us, we seemed to enjoy ourselves A very good cabaret and disco that ended at midnight and by then I was ready for bed.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Our stay at theTLH was most enjoyable,the staff were efficient and polite and the entertainment excellent as were the food, games facility and swimming pools. Situated close to the beach and shopping centre was most convenient.I have no hestation in recommending TLH for adults and children alike.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Stayed here last weekend and all in all really enjoyed it. This hotel is in a complex of 4 hotels and is like being at a holiday camp but actually in a hotel. The hotel is clean and tidy but but I did notice certain areas like the dining room did smell (I can only describe it as dust and old people). My room was clean but really out dated and looked like an old bedsit with a sink opposite the bed and threadbare carpets in all the corridors. The food was nice apart from the English breakfast which just tasted like the cheapest possible items available. Plenty of various bars and entertainment to keep you occupied. Basically apart from the rooms and corridors this is a really nice hotel. I think this is a 2* and the other 3 are 3* so if you want a nicer room book in either of the others for a bit extra and just come here for the entertainment and cheap beer. That's exactly what I'm going to do next time!!

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Measham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

All the staff was very polite, looked very smart and was helpful couldn't do enough for you.
The food was excellent, plenty of choice, even for children.
There was always something to do, swimming, a few arcades that you have to pay for, internet area with 3 or 4 desk tops, which really pleased my 12 and 16 year olds.
The hotels enertainment staff was always doing things, like kids disco, family bingo, kids club. We will definately be booking again.

Thank you for a great time

Room Tip: Family room had double bed and 2 single bed, very roomy.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

This was our first family new year away (13 of us) I have to say the room quality, food and amenities/entertainment provided the best new year i've had. The added bonus was the excellent value for money, with bar prices sensible not extortionate.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: TLH Derwent Hotel
Address: Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Torquay
#17 Business Hotel in Torquay
#25 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
#34 Family Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — TLH Derwent Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Part of TLH Leisure Resort, this lively 3 star hotel has access to an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, together with nightly entertainment and dancing. Enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a luxury spa, gym, huge indoor games arena, daily kids club and a daily activity programme. Bowling and dancing holidays a speciality. Close to sea front and town centre, ideally placed for exploring the English Riviera and beyond. ... more   less 
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