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The Hotel Balmoral
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We were booked in for 2 nights from the 14th June, for our Honeymoon. We drove nearly 6 hours to get there, but when we arrived,and we were shown to our room, to say we were disappointed would be an understatement...

The room was dirty, half an inch of dust on lamps, something had been spilt on the bedside tables and not when up, i scraped it off with my nail, it also looked as if someone had thrown some kind of drink up the window.

We had booked a kingsize room, to be given 2 singles bolted together,badly, the headboards overlapped.

After discussing it,my Husband & I decided not to stay, but when we informed the Lady at reception of this, she didnt even enquire as to why we were leaving.

Completely ruined the trip as we had to then drive another 6 hours tp alternative accomodation..

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Angela W
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited this hotel and thought it 'looked nice' however the reality was far more impressive. The service is absolutely brilliant, Alex the manager is a credit to the hotel and if only every hotel manager (and we've encountered a few) were as pleasant, friendly and most of all as helpful as he was. He gave us lots of information, was helpful with everything and was generally an nice chap to deal with. Additionally Nuno in the restaurant and the other waitress were very helpful and were provided great service.
The drawing room/lounge/bar area of the hotel are lovely and relaxing and the hotel gardens and patio area are a big plus, especially on a sunny day.
The food is of a very high standard and clearly the chef knows what he/she's doing. We were celebrating one of our birthdays whilst we were there they kindly gave us an absolutely fantastic cake at no charge, Additionally the location of the hotel is great, with some lovely coastal walks and a quiet beach nearby and 10-15 minute walk into Torquay centre.
This is a great base for a weekend or a holiday and we loved it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank GoodToGetAway
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

8 of us just got back from a wonderful weekend the food and service was of a 3 star hotel but its only 2 .all the food is homely cook and the room with had room 5 was lovely nothing was two much trouble for all the staff our waitress was really ;lovely we are all going back so lovely

Room Tip: rooms 3 and 5 are lovely sea and garden viwes
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank dee42d
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This hotel's surpassed all our expectations. Firstly Id like to comment on the hard working staff. They work long hours and always have a big smile on their face, always willing to help. Alex the hotel manager was very helpful and gave us directions to a number of local places and was always happy to chat. Nuno was our waiter morning and evening and also served our welcome cream tea(which was delicious!) The other waitress was also very helpful and requested a birthday cake for us as we were celebrating whilst we were away which was very nice!!!
The food was brilliant. 5 courses every night...you will not go Hungary!! The quality of the food was outstanding and the price of drinks was also very reasonable. The lounge and drawing room are a great asset and good to get talking to people and meet other guests. The singer on the Friday night, Steve Parr was very good. Very high standard. I am not surprised he has been snapped up by the cruise ships!

The garden was beautiful and made it for us. We were fortunate enough to have some lovely weather and we had cream tea on the lawn whilst reading and looking out to mead foot beach.

It is in a good location. There is a beautiful coastal walk into the town centre, or an more direct route through the streets. Both very hilly but a nice walk all the same. If you want to get a taxi this is only £4.

We are already looking at when we can come back as it was really fantastic and great value for money. Do not hesitate in booking this hotel's you will not be dissapointed!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Laura F
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed at the balmoral at Easter with my husband and sister, food was excellent and staff very helpfull. Lovely hotel paid little extra to have a larger room well worth it, room 23. We are visiting my family again shortly and defenetaly going to this hotel again. Would recommend this hotel as it was very clean and homely. Pauline.

Room Tip: Room 23 was very large nice bathroom plenty of space just paid little more but well worth it. Would want this room again.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Pauline L
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