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“Golf trip staing at the Balmoral, Torquay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Hotel Balmoral
Ranked #16 of 89 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Golf trip staing at the Balmoral, Torquay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Brilliant! Couldn't have wished for a better stay. This is our second visit in two years and we look forward to returning. Twenty one of us stayed for two nights and played local courses. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: I enjoyed a sea view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Drimptonbob
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We are a party of 19 family and friends, we have been going to the balmoral hotel now for 11 years and we enjoy it every time, we all feel we get value for money , the rooms are warm clean and comfortable , the menu is always varied and it suits us all , the staff are very helpfull and polite , the entertainment is always varied and rounds the evenings off , we always get to know our people staying at the hotel and its a very friendly atmosphere. We will be going again next year and have already booked , wheel done hotel balmoral and long may you keep going

Room Tip: I like room 14 its big and has a lovely en suite and my husband likes the television on the wall
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 Muriel D
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

we spotted the special mid week offer and decided to book.The hotel is clean,quiet and friendly.the bedroom was nice and warm and v clean.the 5 course evening meals were excellent value with good choices inc pork,chicken,beef and fish meals.the waiter and waitresses were really excellent,they were polite and efficient,really a credit to the hotel.The receptionist was also friendly and gave us a nice welcome.if you want to relax and have a nice chat in the evenings this is the place for you.the buses stop just outside the hotel and are cheap to travel on.the drinks were cheap and the bar and lounge were comfortable and relaxing.nothing was too much trouble and i am sure we will visit again.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KCOLLS
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rossendale
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed here for a week recently, the room we had was a bit small though pleasant and clean , maybe the bathroom needed a bit updating, but was and we didn't spend much time in the room, the main lounge was large and bight with lots of comfie sofas and chairs and a good stocked bar at reasonable prices. The food was excellent , the breakfast had a good choice of fresh fruit, yoghurts etc with a good selection of alternatives to the full English cooked breakfast. the five course evening meal was also first class with plenty of choice ,All the staff were friendly and efficient. The Hotel is situated near to the quieter Meadfoot beach,there is a café and toilets here ,not much else,but lovely and peaceful,. It is a short ten min walk from the harbour and main town.(a bit of a hill if you are not used to it),

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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ferndown
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were a party of 8 people, the special weekend break was excellent value. The rooms were all very clean,tidy and warm without any heating being on. The food was first class, compliments to the kitchen staff, and the front of house staff were all very friendly and happy.The two nights entertainment were top class, and they really made our stay one to remember.We are already sorting out our next return visit.Next time in the spring/summer months with the light evenings so we can pack more in.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Just returned from The Hotel Balmoral after a 2 night stay. We were very lucky as excellent bay window room with views of the garden and sea view through the trees so cannot comment on the other rooms.

No problem with staff as always obliging and cheerful. Yes, it was necessary to ring the bell at Reception desk but within seconds always someone there to assist. Lovely furnished restaurant which overlooks the well maintained garden. Good choice of menu and food served at a high standard. Best steak I have eaten for a very long time - £15.00 for a 5 course meal. Excellent value and more importantly quality food. Just surprised that this is not advertised at the Reception desk, as in conversation with fellow guests, some were not aware of this. Also if we had been aware of the cream tea, we would have phoned in advance to order this on our arrival.

It would be nice if staff in public areas wore name badges.

To sum this Hotel up - good location, relaxing gardens, nice public areas (lounge bar and drawing room) excellent food and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pauline604
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Room was too small. Food wasn't the best but was good enough. Couldn't fault the overall service, staff were very friendly, kind and would help you when needed.

Unsure whether we would want to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jade H
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Property: The Hotel Balmoral
Address: Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay TQ1 2LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Torquay
#18 Family Hotel in Torquay
#24 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Balmoral 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Balmoral - set in a superb Torquay location overlooking some of the most beautiful coastal scenery on the English Riviera. Elegantly furnished and decorated public rooms give the hotel a restful, welcoming atmosphere with a touch of class, which is matched by the hospitality provided. The Hotel Balmoral stands in its own secluded grounds in a quiet, peaceful setting, yet close to all the amenities and attractions of Torquay Devon. ... more   less 
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Balmoral Hotel Torquay
The Hotel Balmoral Torquay, Devon

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