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“Excellent Value”
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Anchorage Hotel
Ranked #73 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Oxfordshire, England
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

My wife and I, both retired teachers, spent a most agreeable four days here in January 2012. It was in response to a special offer in the national press and we were in no way disappointed. Staff most helpful and obliging. The building itself is a quaint labyrinth of corridors and rooms, warm and well-lit. Our twin room spotlessly presented. Beds comfortable, bathroom clean, newish digital T.V.with perfect reception on all channels, plenty of storage in wardrobe and drawers, Good free Wi-Fi access in rooms. Meals nicely cooked and efficiently served (our Polish waitress, Barbara, was lovely!). Parking on site a bit tight but plenty of on-street parking outside. All-in-all excellent value for money.

Room Tip: The hotel is not all that easy to find. If lost head for the spire of All Saints Church in Babbacomb...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank malhen
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We arrived for 3 days late January 2012. The room was reasonable and clean, the food was good, the hotel decor was very good. All of this let down by no hot water and no heating in the room. After two days of this, the manager was confronted, who then aggresively suggested that a refund was being sought. He was loud, incredibly aggressive, ill attired, and generally loutish. His attitude and ill bearing were such that a couple of us were unable to eat the subsequent dinner. Finally, the morning of departure, the heating returned and a good hot shower was available. This is a good hotel ruined by a pig of a manager. The other staff encountered were exemplary - so polite, so helpful. What a comparison to their boss!

Room Tip: Don't go until the present manager is sacked. If no problems arise, OK. If they do, don't...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Were attending a dinner/dance at Anchorage Hotel on Friday evening, so decided to stay the night. Really pleased we did! Had lovely room, meal was great, all the staff were very pleasant & helpful. The breakfast superb. Wished we'd booked for the whole weekend like others in our party did!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Janian4854
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Chessington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Booked for 3 days between christmas and new year. Was very pleased with the welcome and the service i got from the staff. Will be a place i would recommend and visit again

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2012

This was our second trip to the Anchorage, and i must say it was as good if not better than the first visit. We stayed after Christmas 2012 and normally hotels are quiet and have a lack of atmosphere, but i'm relieved to say this was the not the case at the Anchorage, the hospitality was great, very welcoming, Janice the younger of the ladies behind reception was wonderful always smiling and chatty. The food was good, sausages could have been nicer but everything else was perfect, and hot plates!
The room was ok, a little tired but very clean, I think we will book the deluxe room next time, we saw them on the screen and they look very nice.
We will be back in the spring all being well.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Booked this hotel for two nights to visit my parents who live nearby. Wanted something cheap and close by. Looked on their website and thought the picture of the room looked nice and with breakfast thrown in thought it would be perfect.

What we got::
Room - nothing like the picture. Double bed in a small room over looking the bins and extractor fans. Furniture in the room was tatty and outdated. Best part of the room was the comfortable bed linen and duvet. Shower was not quite so clean and quite old. On the last day it was too cold to have a shower so went to my parents for one. Got woken up in the morning by a cleaner trying to come in at around 9am and by the bottle bin being emptied outside our room.
Breakfast - okayish. Was a little bit cold and sausages were just cheap school dinner ones.
Service - Did not really see any staff to be honest. Staff at breakfast were nice and the guy in the morning was friendly.

Would we stay again?
Probably not. I think I would prefer to pay slightly more and get a better room.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2012

Just returned from a 5 day coach trip on a half board basis We had a ground floor room with en suite shower room A large bed (2 singles pushed together) Very comfortable mattresses thick and not lumpy which resulted in a good nights sleep. hair dryer and hospitality tray provided and a small flat screen t v which showed most of the digital channels.Heating good newspapers to order and delivered to room each day Food was average but did offer a good choice with extra's if you wanted to pay more (eg rump steak or prawn cocktail ) Evening entertainment mainly geared up for dancers although on the first night there was an excellent magician who kept us all engrossed Bar prices were what you expect for a hotel. Location a bit out of the way but bus stops nearby. Staff excellent , family run which makes a difference Car park outside for those with own transport

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Additional Information about Anchorage Hotel

Property: Anchorage Hotel
Address: Babbacombe Aveland Road, Torquay TQ1 3PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchorage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Minotel Torquay
Torquay Minotel
Anchorage Hotel Torquay, Devon

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