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“Tinsel and Turkey”
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TLH Derwent Hotel
Ranked #21 of 85 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Another stay at the Derwent Hotel, this must be our 10th visit, and we are never disappointed. Good to see efforts are being made to up date the rooms, they were becoming tired and dated. Only one little niggle, l find the beds rather hard, so don't sleep too well, but if you like a firm mattress and bed, you should be fine. Everything else about the room and Hotel is warm and comfortable, crisp clean bedding, good food, and friendly helpful staff, value for money, and we look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you for your review. Improvement works to bedrooms are carrying on as I type. We hope to have completed all of these over the coming 12 months. Our guests are really noticing the vast improvements we have already made to our bedrooms. Kind regards

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have stayed at the DERWENT Hotel TORQUAY
many times and it is always a pleasure to be there from the moment that you are greeted by the front line staff at the reception desk to the attention that you get from Jim and his staff in the restaurant where the choice of food and quality is hard to beat.
The facilities that I have used include bowls, dancing, ten pin bowling, gymnasium and their excellent swimming pools. These are just some of the opportunities to be found within this relaxing complex.
The Hotel is only a few minutes from the sea front and TORQUAY’s lovely gardens. I have already arranged my visit again for next November and they will most likely see me on their doorstep again in the New Year.

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Thank William S
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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

See you in November. Happy New Year.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Decided to pay a 2nd visit at the Derwent for our wedding anniversary and was not disappointed. It happened to be tinsle and turkey time and the hotel was busier than last year which added to a great atmosphere. Our room was spotless and in the bathroom there was a heated towel rail, also good tea and coffee making facilities, all the staff are polite, friendly and helpful. We were half board and enjoyed the selection of meals that is available. The evening entertainment was in the Starlight lounge, bingo till about 8.45 then the entertainment starts at 9pm with good entertainment and a selection of dancing. Had a brilliant 4 day break and met some lovely people and enjoyed good company. Love this hotel and it will be our number 1 choice for the next visit to Torquay.

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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you. Happy anniversary. Hope to see you again soon. Regards

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We go to the Derwent at least once a year maybe even twice. We both love this hotel as although its rather old fashioned decor and there is a lot of older people there (whcih is fine by us as we don't want many kids around anyway) . Its relaxing and I must say the food is the best. Plus the swimming pool and jacuzzi alone are worth staying for. The swimming pool is massice and its gorgeously decorated. We also love the Aztec Falls Restaurant/Bar where you can have a drink in lovely modern surroundings, Although I say the decor is old fashioned I would say its mainly the rooms that are old fashioned but I find the rooms are cosy and comfy beds. me and my husband love this hotel and its the reason we visit Torquay time after time. We first started going here in 1998 and we have not stopped since. Best hotel I have ever stayed in and worth more than 2 stars.

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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you very much. We must return the love. Hope to see you again soon. Regards

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Just returned from a weekend at the Derwent, for Steve Laister charity weekend which we have supported for the last 10 Years, we booked for next year and requested room 404 before we left on Sunday. I good time was had by all our party. J Emery Somerset

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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thanks for your review. I hope to see you again at Steve's Charity weekend this year following the great success of last years. Kindest regards

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

enjoyed our stay apart from one aspect, ie; underage/unaccompanied children in Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room; discussed this with one of the managers who was aware of it happening occasionally and that it was addressed when possible - everything else excellent, especially the spa facilities!

Room Tip: our room at the front was noisy due to traffic, even at 2.30am!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are about to have a brand new Jacuzzi fitted in Feb. I hope you visit again and see the improvements we are making in that area. Regards

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

stayed 11 - 15 Nov 2013, second visit here as the first was top class. Our second visit was better. Staff friendly and pleasant meals good room was large clean and comfy. Hair dryer shower gel tea, coffee making flat panel TV. Spa treatment was brilliant, felt great afterwards. Entertainment superb with good mix of dancing. Hi Life the duo in Starlight lounge got the party rocking in the evening. Will go again no worries.

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jgarside, General Manager at TLH Derwent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a rocking break. Happy New Year.

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Additional Information about 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
#16 Business Hotel in Torquay
#21 Family Hotel in Torquay
#24 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range: $74 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — TLH Derwent Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 174
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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Derwent Hotel Torquay
TLH Derwent Hotel Torquay, Devon

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