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“As a long haul traveller, best guest house I've stayed in the UK”
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Kingsholm Hotel
Ranked #7 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“As a long haul traveller, best guest house I've stayed in the UK”
Reviewed May 17, 2011

We only stayed 3 nights but wished we had stayed for longer. The hosts were very friendly and charming. Our room was very clean and spacious but I must comment on the breakfast as it was second to none. Having wi-fi, tv and coffe making facilities in our room was also commendable.
Location is good as it is on a bus route and only a five minute walk to the harbour. Lots to do and see locally. Being there when England enjoyed the best weather in April also gave us a feeling of being abroad!
We will be returning for a second, third and even fourth time for our short English break.
Well done to the owners, you are doing a marvelous job for the english tourist.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

What can we say but everything was lovely a warm welcome from June and Carl nothing was too much trouble.
The room was spotless and serviced every morning the little touches went a long way the bathroom was spotless and nothing we asked was to much trouble even down too asking for fresh milk in the room June and Carl have only just started in the hospitality business and we both wish them and there family ALL the best and the way they are going they will make it a success We will definately book again very soon Lance and Keith

Room Tip: We had room 9 but all rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

During my stay I encountered 5 star service from all the staff. I really got more than my monies worth,' It was meant to be a one night only but turned out to be 12 nights instead. The room was clean and the facilities were great! A home away from home! The guesthouse is conveniently situated within a short walk from the town centre and local amenities. Apart from the lovely well prepared home cooked breakfast I really enjoyed the excellent customer service I received from the hosts,nothing was at all too much trouble for them in making my stay extremely comfortable and pleasant. The staff here really put 5 star establishments to shame! I definately will be back soon! And will recommend Kingsholm to anyone and everyone! Don't just take my word for it..go and experience 5 star treatment for yourself! You won't regret it!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed May 9, 2011

The hotel was very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the breakfast, will be booking again sometime soon.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lancashire
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

This is a guest house which has recently taken over by new owners. Every thing seems to have been professionally refurbished to a high standard. The accomodation was comfortable and spotless with attention to detail is second to none, toiletries, powerful hairdryer, kettle, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and bottled water. The breakfast was excellent with fresh coffee. Nothing seem too much trouble, it's like a home from home. There is limited parking to the rear, with concessionary parking close by. Ideally close to the harbour with plenty of choice for bars, restaurants, theatres & cinema. A good location for a few days away or perhaps longer. Would we go back? Yes, most certainly

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

We loved our stay at Kingsholm. We found it very easily very close to the harbour. A very short walk to the shops and sea front. The rooms were beautiful, cosy, clean and well stocked with anything you may need. The whole place had a relaxed homely feel and that was down to the hosts, who couldn't do enough to make you feel welcome. We thoroughly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

We visited Kingsholm for our first holiday with our 9 month old daughter, and had a brilliant time. The location was ideal, there is a 5 minute walk to the harbour, shops, bars and restaurants. The room felt like home from home. There was a TV with freeview, tea/ coffee and shower. The breakfasts were lovely, we had cooked breakfasts everyday. June and Carl were fantastic with my little girl, cooking her a boiled egg every morning and letting us use a fridge to store her food and milk. They were very approachable and hardworking!! I would definitely recommend Kingholm and will be visiting again soon !

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Kingsholm Hotel
Address: 539 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 1HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsholm Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kingsholm is a fine Edwardian guest house situated only 350 metres from Torquays famous harbour and town centre with some of Torquays finest restaurants just a few minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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