Excellent location for conference centre, central torquay is about 15 mins walk downhill (or instead walk 6-7 mins down to the main road then hop on the no 12 bus -they run every 10 mins). Taxi fare from the centre to hotel was just under a fiver. Taxis v. reliable and v. prompt (used Torbay taxis) and easy to get on spec, even at peak times.
Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts, mine of information.
Good breakfast, fresh cafetiere of coffee etc. Willing to accommodate earlier breakfast starts to fit with conference/early departure on last day.
Whole hotel and room (think they have 8 rooms) was spotlessly clean, obviously v. well looked after and v. well maintained.
Rooms a bit on the small side but maybe thats failry typical of small hotels like this. Would stay again at this hotel, happy to recommend.
If you cant be bothered to go into town, theres also a bar/diner just round the corner, unusual decor (blues brothers-ish), had a drink there (nice large beer garden, with external bar in shape of a piano! but v small internal bar. Seems to be more geared towards food- didnt eat there although spoke to someone who had and they said it was good.
For a bit of posh nosh definitiely eat at The Elephant in town - michelin starred, nice relaxed atmoshere in the brasserie downstairs, friendly staff, casual sort of dress place. Pricey but worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Star Guest Accommodation - Silver Award 2006, 2007 & 2008. Quality guesthouse providing a high level of hospitality and comfort. Located on a tree-lined road, within walking distance of the Riviera International Conference Centre, sea front and town, The Daylesford has a unique charm and character. For food lovers, we can provide personal recommendations to for example The Elephant Michelin Star Restaurant, The Number 7 Fish Bistro, Prezzo, Treasury brasserie and The Hole in the Wall, a truly excellent gastro-pub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Daylesford Torquay, Devon