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“Very enjoyable 2 night stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Norwood Guest House
Ranked #49 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Very enjoyable 2 night stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I have just returned from a 2 night stay at The Norwood with my family. From the very first phone call you are made to feel very welcome and this continues throughout the stay. On arrival we were offered help with bags to our rooms and a tea/coffee or orange juice which was bought up to our rooms along with a chocolate biscuit! We occupied rooms 7 on the first floor and 14 on the top floor (which is up a couple of flights of stairs). The rooms are very clean and comfortable and we all had a good nights sleep. There is plenty of tea/coffee in the room, a fan and also an iron and ironing board. There are also plenty of toiletries in the en-suite and towels which they will replace daily. There is a shortage of parking but the owners went out of their way to ensure that we were able to park in a space at the back of the Guest House and if that was not available offered us parking at an alternative Hotel. There is a wide selection of good quality cereals and fresh fruit, fruit juices, tea/coffee, yoghurt, toast and preserves, full English and too many other options to mention, we were all very full all day! I would recommend The Norwood to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Torquay as it is in a good location and the staff make your stay with their friendly welcoming approach. At the end of our stay we met Fred the dog as we asked to meet him (he is normally kept out of sight so not a problem for people who do not like dogs) he even followed us out the door to say goodbye! Thank you for a lovely short break!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Room stayed in: No 8 - Superior Double
No of nights: 2

From start to finish i was extremely happy with my experience of The Norwood. Excellent customer service; super friendly, helpful, genuine staff; lovely breakfast with quality brands; clean and tidy; perfect location and they also provide over spill parking at no charge.

The ONLY thing i would say is that we had a particularly warm weekend in Torquay and the building really does hold the heat, so the nights sleep did get a bit uncomfortable. I would suggest to the management at The Norwood to supply a little, cheap desk fan in every room. This would have made all the difference.

I think the fact that i would book again and have given it 5/5 says it all really!

Thanks to the expert staff for a lovely, comfortable, welcoming, friendly stay! You guys really make this guest house a success!

The Archer/Turvey/Brownhill family

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Essie75
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uk
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

we stayed at this hotel for a short break to Torquay. it has a very good location for visiting the city and marina. the welcome was so warm and helpful. we arrived late to the coach station and was told that is no problem to check in late in the evening. it was nothing too much trouble. we could check out later when we left, because no one was arriving to the room and rain was pouring down outside. in this hotel you dont feel like a stranger, but someone who is visiting the owners as a friend. you can see they do enjoy to run the business from their heart and have always a smile on the face and interact with the guests.
room was clean and well looked after. the breakfast was excellent, better then in some 5 stars hotels. fresh fruit, fresh juice, lots of cerial selection, always offered for more toast.
trully enjoyed our stay and will be recomending to our friends. thank you

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lirg
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Wiltshire
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have just come back from a long weekend celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary we were made very welcomed by Mary and veronica.The rooms were very clean and comfortable and cleaned everyday, towels changed too.The breakfast was excellent,nothing was too much trouble with what ever you wanted and plenty of it too.
Location to town was not too far and as we came by train very near the train station.
We will return when we go to Torquay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mandyanddavid
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

we have just got back from a weekend break here and couldn't fault a thing. the welcome was brill, so helpful, nothing too much trouble. the rooms were great, light & airy and the breakfast was fabulous !!! so much choice couldn't fault anything. location was just right, just out of town but not too far, looking forward to going again in the future
excellent value for money

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lynn s
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed at this hotel with a couple of friends. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived. The rooms were very adequate and the beds comfortable. Our shower room was fairly small but was did the job. Mary and Veronica were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Breakfast was excellent and very plentiful. In fact even as we we trying to leave they were offering more toast and coffee. Ian cooked a lovely English breakfast.
If we are in Torquay again we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Glad2behome
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Oxfordshire
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

My Partner and I stayed at this Bed and Breakfast last weekend. On arrival we were welcomed by Mary, Veronica and Ian. We were shown to our room which was lovely and very peaceful. The bed was very comfortable and made for us everyday. There was a wide range of Breakfast to choice from, from Fruit to a fully cooked breakfast, which was fantastic.
The hotel is situated about 5 mins walk from the sea front.
The only thing i would say which i would not consider a negative is that there was not allot of parking, only 3 spaces. We did notice that not to far away from the Bed and Breakfast there was a reasonably priced public car park.
We will defiantly stay there again if travelling to Torquay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Norwood Guest House
Address: 60 Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Norwood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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