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“A PERFECT PLACE TO" ENJOY"”

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Rainbow International Hotel
Ranked #53 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Stafford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A PERFECT PLACE TO" ENJOY"”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We arrived Monday,and right away were impressed by the welcome.Straight to our room and out for a nosy round the hotel.Small heated pool just round the corner,what luck.All the staff were very efficient and at all times welcoming.Meals were great with a very wide selection to suit everyone.Breakfast was an experience with a toaster which had a mind of its own ,sometimes toasting dark ,sometimes light.Evening meals were excellent and served carvery style.The desserts were my wifes favourite with that special southern coast ice cream,and plenty of it.Ive heard of tales of this hotel being tired and needing TLC,but everywhere was spotless and always full ,so when can a facelift be carried out.We two are going again that's for sure.

Room Tip: Be prepared to line up early for meals. Try the fish pie and the steak and kidney.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger H, Operations Director at Rainbow International Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Many Thanks for your kind words & for taking the time to write us a review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed you stay with us, & hope to welcome you back at the Rainbow in the very near future.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Within 2-minutes of arriving at Hotel Peppers in Torquay (our pre-booked accommodation) we walked out because of the un-acceptably rude and offensive attitude by the owner. Thanks to the advice of two local young ladies we found the Rainbow International Hotel in Torquay. The greeting from the Reception staff (Gerri) and the Manager (Dave) could not be more welcoming or helpful. Although they were busy, they put themselves out to help us in our hour of need – a room for three nights (26 Sept 2013 to 29 Sept 2013). The extra helpfulness continued with Tim (the Chef in the Restaurant) and Andy (in the Restaurant) as well as other staff we met. The room was clean, comfortable and of a suitable size for the two of us. The food (Breakfast and Evening Meal) was of a high standard (better than many high-street Restaurants) with an excellent choice (including vegetarian) no matter what time you entered the Restaurant – we were on B&B and Evening Meal. There is a free indoors swimming pool and a room with three irons and ironing boards that are free for guests to use. There was entertainment every evening we were there and it was of a high standard. We were told by the Manager that a program of updating the rooms is in progress, but like all things it takes time. We had no problem parking our car. The overall cost for the room (for the three nights) was the same as Hotel Peppers that was only B&B. This took into consideration that at Hotel Peppers (it was just a converted domestic house), the evening meal had to be purchased in town and it had no adequate parking for a car such as our Renault Scenic Grande, so you had to pay at the parking meter by the hour (day and night) across the road down a side street. We would go back to the Rainbow International Hotel and we recommend it highly to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger H, Operations Director at Rainbow International Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review.
We pride ourselves on putting our guests first, & are happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again very soon.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just back from having a wonderful w/e at the Rainbow Hotel. A little dated maybe but very comfortable and clean. Food was good, entertainment great and the staff were 2nd to none. All in all a smashing w/e. Booked immediately for the Burlesque show on the 21 12 2013. Thank you. Mike Dyson Plymouth

Room Tip: My wife and I stayed in room 224 very clean very quiet
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger H, Operations Director at Rainbow International Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all of your comments.
We looks forward to seeing you for the Burlesque night on the 21st December. Its now a sell out so will be a great night!
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I stayed for one night for an event in torquay. Have stayed here before, rooms are varied in size & standards, glad to say they are improving. I was booked into a themed room, unknown to me, it was well decorated, clean and well appointed. Yes the building is old, some corridors need re painitng, but I will stay again. Both the Staf & food are good. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Roger H, Operations Director at Rainbow International Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate all feedback.
The rooms & hotel are gradually being redecorated, but as you can imagine, with the size of the hotel - it does time some time.
We are glad you have enjoyed you stay & hope to welcome you back to the Rainbow soon.
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March, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Spent a week on a budget Just go deal.
Didn't pay for 5 star , just budget low price holiday, the coach, apart from having no on-board toilet facility was suitable and full to capacity, driver Dave worked hard for us all week.
The Hotel was fine, large room. adequate bathroom, all a bit tired, but comfortable,
The food on offer was very good, served buffet or carvery style, 6 menu's on offer each dinner time, as much food as you wanted, nicely cooked and presented.
Entertainment every evening was first class, the best we have experienced on any of this type of holiday over the years.
We only had two minor draw-backs during the whole week, 1st was the people above us showered with the curtain outside the bath resulting in us getting a leak through the ceiling, this was swiftly dealt with by the Staff. 2nd was a long hold up on the motor-way coming home due to a large accident causing a stand still.
We enjoyed the trip, enjoyed the hotel and its staff who cared for us admirably, and our very capable, patient driver. thank you all. for the price we paid good value!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger H, Operations Director at Rainbow International Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we really do appreciate all feedback.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to welcome you again soon.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a excellent week at the hotel, just returned home yesterday 4/10/2013
the entertainment was great, good food, great staff and met some lovely people.

We would definately go back again, great value for money.

Keep up the good work Rainbow and see you all again soon.

Dave and Jean xx.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger H, Operations Director at Rainbow International Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. I have passed on your praise to all involved.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to welcome you back to the Rainbow in the near future.
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Huntsville Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed at the Rainbow for a 4 day trip with national travel.The room was clean and tidy and bath room looked new fitted.The food was excellent with lots of different menus.Entertainment was first class and staff very friendly.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.well done rainbow , keep up the good work.This was our second visit and will be back for a third. L&BM Hull

Room Tip: Lots of stairs at this hotel there is a lift but not down to lower rooms .
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rainbow International Hotel
Address: Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #53 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow International Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 139
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