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“Just a little bit posh, but awesome”
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The Osborne Hotel
Ranked #26 of 86 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 1, 2013

What a pleasurable week we have had staying at the Osborne Club and Hotel in Torquay. The apartments are roomy and beautifully decorated. It is better than a home away from home. All the staff are very welcoming and helpful, it has been a privilege to stay here

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Osborne in the not to distant future .

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed for just one night and had a good stay. Our room was clean and very spacious. It even had it's own little corridor!
Our breakfast was good and it was lovely being able to see the sea as we ate.
We liked the fact that the hotel is slightly out of town so we could enjoy a walk there and back and thought the beach close to the hotel was lovely.
We think this would be a lovely spot to relax when, eventually, summer comes as the grounds were pleasant too.
Good size indoor pool although it was a little too warm.
All the staff we spoke to were friendly and helpful, particularly on reception.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A pleasant stay at the Osborne.

It was fairly quite when we stayed. We were kindly shown to our room and had our bags carried. We were situted in a room at the back of the hotel and the room and bathroom were lovely and spacious.

We had no mobile phone reception in our room and reception telephoned for a taxi to take us into town.

When we stayed the sauna was not working. We were advised that we needed to re-set a button on the outside of the sauna but this did not work.

Breakfast was a mixture of buffet and being served.

Fantastic views.

Room Tip: Opt for a room with a view. We were located at the back and had a stone wall and hedge.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed here overnight as part of a works party, eating out at Hennesses. On arrival the duty manager said we'd been upgraded as he'd noiced that as the bookings had all come in seperate,he had noticed they came from the same email address. So he had put all our party on the first floor. A nice touch. We was in Holden room. It was a lovely large suite with sea views. The bed was so comfy and large. Plenty of mirrors and the bathroom was large. Nice tv too.
The bar area was full of lovely soft leather settes. We didnt use the swim pool, alas slept too late!! The breakfast was very nice.
All in all we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Holden room was lovely, and had everything you could need
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank CornishPastieAlemap
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Was booked into this hotel through work and what a lovely surprise.
The building is lovely and the room was spacious, spotlessly clean, with lovely bed and pillows.
Views from the front are super. Free wifi is available in all parts of the hotel.
The meals were lovely, everything prepared fresh and nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
Would definiately use if i was travelling in the area for leisure.
There is also a spa, which I did not realise prior to travelling and so did not use.
My only niggle was not dedicated desk space to use a laptop near available plugs. You could clea rthe dressing table but then would not be able to leve TV plugged in for news etc.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back overlook the roof so probably best to ask for a sea view.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank MytripsLincolnshire
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

stayed for a couple of days on a special KGB deal. Hotel was great, nice and clean with very comfortable beds. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. we didn't eat at the hotel as we like to go eat out and travel around. The room we had was on the back, but as it was only a base for us to sleep it didn't really matter. good size room with nice en-suit bathroom. Ironing board was supplied in the room with the usual tea making facilities. Ideally placed for going on long coastal walks and nice walk into Torquay each evening and a stroll back after drinks.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Osborne Hotel is one of the finest buildings that we have stayed in, the rooms are very clean and this year we missed out on the 'sea view' rooms however we were not disapointed the room that we had were more than adequate.
The staff worked very hard to make our stay comfortable and it's nice to see familar faces from previous visits.
The food in the hotel was well priced, and of a very high standard it was in fact better than most of the Resturants that we dined in the town.
The bar staff were extremley attentive and kept our glasses full (probally some of the best whiskies I have found)
We certainaly would reccomend this hotel to any one wishing for a relaxing time.

Room Tip: It's worth paying a little extra for sea view rooms, however the rooms at the rear of the hotel...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Osborne Hotel

Address: Hesketh Crescent | Meadfoot ,south Devon, Torquay TQ1 2LL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#13 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#13 Business Hotel in Torquay
#27 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range: $82 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Osborne Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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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