We arrived at the Osborne on the Friday and stayed until Sunday. The staff were very welcoming and polite. The main reception was spotless as were the entrance and all the areas we entered.
Our first night was in a room facing the sea and it was a nice size with gorgeous views.
I wasn't impressed with the shower as the temperature kept changing plus the pressure simply wasn't sufficient enough.
The room had beautiful plush carpets and probably one of the most comfortable beds I had slept in. The furniture was nothing to complain about and everything was clean and tidy. I did have an issue with a dirty teacup on the Saturday morning but this was hurriedly replaced with a simple phone call to reception.
The following day we should have checked out but decided to stay another day. We had to change rooms because it had already been booked, but this was our fault, not the hotels.
The 2nd room was a non sea view room and not as nice as the first. The extractor fan was noisy but the shower pressure was far better so this compensated for this fact. Also to be quite honest when the door was shut you couldn't hear the fan anyway.
The hotel doesn't leave a spare loo roll in the bathroom so unfortunately we ran out. No toilet brush or bin bag in the bathroom bin which is a real bug bearer of mine and one I hope they sort out.
Cleanliness was very good and staff were lovely. The prices are high for drinks, a cocktail was around the £8 mark and a bottle of average supermarket wine was £19.
The food was good. We paid for bed and breakfast and I was a little shocked that I had to pay extra for kippers. It was a very small amount but kippers are hardly expensive and though the breakfast was beautifully presented on a perfectly cooked poached egg,with lemon and lime slices surrounding the dish,this would not have cost any more than a full English.
The indoor pool was situated In a very run down building,the ceiling was peeling and the stairway was unkempt and dirty.However the pool was spotless and the water was beautifully warm, though a little too chlorinated for my liking.
I would definitely stay there again. My husband thoroughly enjoyed himself as well. meadfoot beach is a 5 minute walk away but to get into Torquay you would definitely need a taxi. Also if you're a smoker make sure you take plenty of cigarettes as the hotel does not sell them? I'm not a smoker but I heard numerous moans and groans from people about this
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With wonderful views across Tor Bay, The Osborne Hotel has a modern health club, an outdoor pool and leafy sun terrace. The hotel is set in 6 acres of grounds that lead to Meadfoot Beach.The elegant bedrooms are individually decorated, and all have free Wi-Fi access and tea/coffee facilities with free mineral water. All rooms have a private bathroom and a cosy seating area.Hesketh’s Health and Fitness Centre features an indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym and tennis courts. Guests can relax in the sauna, or on the spacious poolside terraces.Langtry’s Restaurant has impressive bay views, and serves modern British cuisine and fine wines. There is also a informal continental-style brasserie, offering fresh coffees and afternoon teas.In the heart of the English Riviera, Osborne Hotel is a 15-minute stroll from the picturesque Torquay Marina. Free on-site parking is available, and Torquay Railway Station is just 1 and a half miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Osborne Hotel Torquay
- The Osborne Hotel Torquay, Devon