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Very good
22 reviews
Modern bathroom
Large fully equipped kitchen
Quiet reading nook
Family dining room
Comfortable home from home
Leather sofas and period furnishings
Original period shutters and stripped wood floors
Grade two listed period house
Lovely open aspect over Torquay
Looking out from nearby beacon cove
Meadfoot beach minutes walk from Rowell House
Evening Drinks in the pretty garden
Blue flag award Meadfoot beach
Antique beds with hotel quality bedding
Antique and period furniture
Alfresco eating in the courtyard garden
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England

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Essie0101
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place but not the great place we expected”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Rowell House is well situated near the harbor of Torquay and close to a nummer of nice restaurants. The street is quit steep but that an opinion of someone from the Lowlands. The house had on site parking which unfortunatly leaves little space to get on the front patio (the only outside space). The house itself is spacious enough to accommodate 4 adults. The matress of the bed in the front bedroom had a v-shape but we put a blanket underneath it in the middle to solve this. The toilet upstairs is tight but the bathroom downstairs gives enough room. As this is an old house ventilation is key, and this is difficult in this house especially downstairs when you are not at home. Therefor I found the house a bit damped and sombre.and too much dirt between the windows. Overall a nice place but not the great place we expected even though we are used to live in an old house.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Sombre and lack of outside space
Traveling group: Tieners
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nee.
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 3, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Liked best: It was well presented inside.
Liked least: The walk back up hill but it was good exercise!!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Naughtyho...
Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spacious home from home, equipped to a very high standard”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Rowell cottage has a warm and friendly feel. The modern & large well equipped kitchen has everything you need and is set separate to a spacious dining room.... Also downstairs is a nice sized front living room again well equipped with tv, cable and DVD player as well as board games.... Modern bathroom also downstairs, with lovely bath & powerful shower....

Upstairs 3 good sized bedrooms with plenty of closets n hangers.... Also another toilet.....

So to reflect on house... It is big enough for most sized families and other than your personnel items, you will not need to take extras.... All rooms very very clean and tidy....


Location......perfectly positioned to get in n out the the vibrant harbour, yet set in a peaceful location, probably only 5 minutes walk..... Only small warning is that your walk back is all uphill and it is quite steep, so the less able might need to consider this a little, but it will be no problem for most people.

All in all house is very good value for money

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Liked best: All rooms very spacious
Liked least: No garden
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed August 20, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The 'extra' soft sofa
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Tina C
essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Torquay holiday”
Reviewed July 16, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Rowell house is very well situated and the town is within walking distance. Beware if you are not able to walk up the hill though. Two very large bedrooms with handbasins and a small double room. The house is furnished in keeping with its age but with a modern large kitchen. Plenty of room downstairs with a good big table seating all the family in the dining room. All in all a good rental holdiay home would be very good with a few tweeks.
The house is very well appointed and I would have given a better rating if not for three things, beds in the single room (this need looking at the slates were not fixed to the base properly and I was worried they would give way), the upstairs loo is very tight, and the seal around the bath needs looking at (leaking onto the floor).

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2012
Clearly we can't do anything about the size of the upstairs toilet. It is usable, but "tight". Your feedback is useful for other potential guests.

On your other points, thankyou for your feedback. We were not aware of the problem in the bathroom, which is new. We will get this looked at. We are aware that the slats on the single beds are not fixed to the base, but nobody has had a problem with this previously and you did not raise this when you were there. We will look to address this if you believe that there is a potential risk.

I'm not sure that an overall feedback of "average" or your ratings for the quality of bedding and mattresses is a fair summary of your comments or give the right information to potential future guests. We welcome your feedback and we will try to address your concerns, but I would suggest looking at your ratings and consider whether these are appropriate.
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London
Reviewed May 26, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: The staircase...
Liked least: It was quite noisey as it has wood floors.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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