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“Lovely Staff.”
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Anchorage Hotel
Ranked #73 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lovely Staff.”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The three nights at The Anchorage were in my opinion, the worst I have ever endured in a hotel except for what seemed a very long week in Russian hotels in 1989! Who knows, the Russian hotels may have improved since then! I do not think the family who own this hotel ever eat the same food served up to guests. Dinner has to be experienced to prove how awful over-boiled leeks are. Also, even if you enjoyed the food the portion control has gone mad with the mean servings.
Room 56 is to be avoided in warm weather, it faces due South and was baking hot in September sunshine, AND, the heating was on! The peeling plastic and burn mark on the dressing table made me feel I was back in a low rate, early years holiday camp. I will not return and can only it is true that you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: If you do not like your room - ask to be moved. I wish I had.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Visited this Hotel and received a very good welcome. Staff pleasant and helpful. Rooms very good and the food excellent. Recommend this hotel to any large group Especially Navy reunions
Looking forward to our visit in May 2014

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights at this hotel, from the moment we arrived the customer service was excellent,this our first time at this hotel, the staff are very friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble for them, always with a smile, this hotel is worthy of 3 stars in my opinion. The location of this hotel is ideal, just a short walk from Babbacombe Downs or the pretty village of St MaryChurch and a 20 min bus ride into Torquay. The choice of food is very good, and cannot understand some of the negative comments on this site, I would truly recommend this hotel, to friends and family, and we will be returning to the Anchorage again, as it is excellent value for money, one tip upgrade to one of the Deluxe rooms, it's worth it.

Room Tip: The Deluxe Rooms are worth it
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Well, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We returned home last Friday having spent a superb four days at the Anchorage Hotel in Babbacombe.
We had planned to stay here earlier in the year, but a domestic issue prevented us. Even the way in which Daryl and Richard handled our original booking when we found we could not go originally was thoughtful, considerate and understanding.
We were delighted when the Anchorage contacted us a couple of weeks ago and told us of late availability, which meant that we could take four days full board with our two retrievers - we even managed to get an upgraded room on the ground floor, even at that late stage.
Sparkingly clean, our room was very comfortable, and very smart, and the hotel all came up to expectations, with the staff exceedingly courteous and helpful.
The Dining Room was run with great efficiency but no fuss, and the meals were of a high standard with ample choice and variety.
In value for money terms you could not reasonably expect more from a hotel, we have paid a lot more for hotels with more stars than this one in this particular area, but have not received the same level of service and courtesy.
We shall be revisiting - often I hope, because the facilities on offer to us were excellent.
I cannot comment on the fitness room or excercise facilities because we didn't make use of them!

R Deane

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Rod D
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Just spent 4 nights at this hotel and will not be returning again. Our twin bed room was so small there was no room for two people to pass at bottom of bed. No wardrobe only a cupboard with no door and a hanging rail approx. 90cm from floor - only room for skirts and trousers, nowhere to hang dresses!!. Towels never changed and bathroom not clean. Food average. Could be so much better.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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8 Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed at the Anchorage Hotel for 5 nights in July - from the moment we entered the Hotel the customer service was excellent. This was our first time to Babbacombe and the staff were helpful with all my questions and happy to give advice - always with a srmile!. The location of the Hotel for us was perfect - a short walk/drive to an abundance of places to see. The rooms were clean and very comfortable - We ate every meal accept for lunches in the hotel, and they were all lovely, proper English food cooked well. We will go back to Babbacombe and the Anchorage Hotel will be top of my list!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Peta O
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just returned from a fantastic week at the Anchorage. It was the second time we have stayed there and it was lovely to be remembered as we checked in with a very polite and energetic gentleman on reception. The weather was kind to us and we were able to spend a lot of time just lounging by the pool. The food is good and the rooms are spotlessly clean. We have already booked to go back in the autumn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank STEVE W
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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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