My friend and I searched the internet for a hotel in Torquay for a one night stay (Good Friday) Some places were fully booked and others were two - three nights minimum stay.
We finally found The Norwood, the website is very nice and could be misleading if I am being honest. Our room did not resemble the photos on the website however I cannot speak for the other rooms as I didnt see them. We stayed in room 8 which was a good size. It had a four poster bed, dressing table, wardrobe, full length mirror and a television. It also had en suite with towles and toilettries provided. The room was very clean and tidy although is perhaps ready for its decor updating.
The Norwood does have limited parking facilities but you can reserve a car parking space when booking a room. There is also nearby hotels in which parking is available. The location of The Norwood is perfect for exploring Torquay by foot and Paignton and Cockington were a very short drive away. The Norwood has an Indian Restaurant within walking distance, Bombay Express. We had a meal there which was lovely. There is also a Pub, The Bull and Bush over the road which sells pub grub. We had a drink here after our meal.
The Norwood provided us with a full english breakfast which was perfect. Cereal, fruit, yoghurts, toast with a selection of jams were also available.
The highlight of The Norwood is Veronica! We arrived earlier than planned but Veronica made us feel very welcome. She made us a cuppa while we waited for our room to be ready. She asked what we had planned for our visit and recommended where to go for cream tea and an evening meal. When we mentioned visiting Paignton Zoo she found us a discount voucher in one of the many brochures/leaflets available. The following day at breakfast she provided service with a smile and couldnt offer us enough tea, toast and fresh orange. Veronica would do anything to make your stay enjoyable. Her enthusiasm and good nature should be bottled and sold, a lovely lady.
I hope this review doesnt put anyone off staying here because for a short stay it is perfect. A comfortable nights sleep, a shower, a good breakfast and the staff that make your stay feel personal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Norwood is a family run 4 Star rated guest house located in the popular Belgravia area of Torquay Devon close to the town centre, seafront, Torre Abbey, Princess Theatre, Torquay Marina and all local attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Norwood Guest House Torquay, Devon