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The Coppice
Ranked #11 of 85 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 26, 2010

We ended up here due to Icelandic ash. We were pleasantly surprised as we would not, normally, stay in a 2 star. Three nights DBB for £99 pp can't be sniffed at. The food was of good quality and well served by the owner, who clearly loves her job. A fair selection of reasonably priced wine and amply stocked bar. Hotel has good facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, gym; good paarking. Rooms are small but comfortable and the water hot. Free WiFi.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2010

excellent food, well looked after and good company. Hotel immaculate and owners very welcoming, hope to go again :)

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank pearce06
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

Jenny and Sid who own the Coppice are the most welcoming friendly hands on couple who have excellent staff and provided the best service by far that we have ever experienced in a UK hotel.
Our room was bright, airy, clean and extreemly comfortable. Tea and coffee making facilities came with plenty of provisions to last each day. The room and the whole hotel for that matter were spotlessly clean.
The meals were always piping hot, home made, with a good variety on the menu.
Nothing was too much trouble and we were always met with a warm friendly greeting.
We will definitely return again this year as will several other members who were in our coach party.
The hotel is about a mile from the centre of Torquay, which is downhill going for those wanting to walk off some of the weight gain from the fantastic food, and there is a bus stop outside for the return, unless like us, you really did eat so much you had to walk back as well.
We would like to say a very big thankyou to Jenny, Sid and all the staff at the Coppice. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Barbara Walker and Elaine Matanle

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Mickamy
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Reviewed March 20, 2010

Stayed at the Coppice Hotel as part of a "last minute" (VERY cheap) coach tour to Torquay and, for the price we paid, was expecting the worst BUT from the moment we arrived to the time we left we couldn't have been made more welcome by the owners, Jenny and Sid. Good clean room, excellent food and entertainment laid on for 3 nights of our stay. I have only given 4 stars for Sleep Quality because my wife has a bad back and she thought the beds were "too soft" (you can't please everyone !!) and likewise 4 stars for Location because (like 95% of Torquay) it's on top of a hill -but it's only a 20 minute stroll downhill into town and the No.32 local bus stops a couple of hundred yards away on the way back up !!
Taking everything into consideration, I would definitely recommend The Coppice and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2010
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1  Thank eezaway
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

Just visited this Hotel for a short break, can't stress enough what good value it is for the money. It is classed as 2 star but I have been in 4 star hotels that are not as good. Food accommodation, surroundings and most of all the friendliness of the proprietors excellent.

Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
1  Thank EssexCatgil
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Reviewed March 16, 2010

As a coach driver I stay in many Hotels all over the country, The Coppice welcomes you from the start to the Finish. This is not false like you get in a big hotel chain But as a Family run Hotel is true. The food is like mothers what more can I say.The service is like you were staying in a top London Hotel. The entertainment is good.
I would recommend this hotel to any coach operators knowing that our passengers would be happy and would want to use us again for Torquay holidays.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank coachman10
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

Our mixed group of 19 people, aged between 22-75, stayed for a winter break. We had stayed several times in Torquay before, though not in this hotel.

Formerly a large mansion, the hotel has been converted and extended so you take pot luck with room size, but all were clean and well-heated. The owners were friendly and efficient without being obtrusive. In summer they take on more staff and are less hands-on which might explain some of the adverse comments elsewhere. Although located in a residential area slightly out of town there are useful shops and a pub with several real ales about 5 minutes walk away, and the regular 32 bus along the main road takes 10 minutes into Torquay. Babbacombe shops and cliffs are 15-20 minutes walk. Kents Cavern is less than 15 minutes walk from the hotel.

We all liked the food; it was plain, simple and there was plenty of it. Service was efficient and they kept some food by for one couple in our group who were due to arrive after the chef had finished. The pool was well-maintained though only a few of us found time to use it. Smokers won't like the lack of balconies in the rooms, though adequate arrangements were made under cover outside.

The hotel has free WiFi which was a big plus, although reception in rooms is inconsistent and was slow at the best of times.

Entertainment can be pre-arranged and the owners have a useful range of local contacts including an excellent singer / comedienne. Even the younger members of the team, who were ready to hit the clubs downtown, ended up staying to watch her!

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend.

  • Stayed: February 2010
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1  Thank Andy S
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Additional Information about The Coppice

Address: Babbacombe Rd. | Torquay, Torquay TQ1 2QJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Torquay
#8 Business Hotel in Torquay
#8 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#10 Family Hotel in Torquay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Torquay
Price Range: $42 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Coppice 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Coppice is an elegant Victorian Mansion House set in beautiful award winning gardens. Ideally situated near both Torquay and Babbacombe beaches, it has long been a favorite with families, couples, private groups and the business traveler. All bedrooms are bath/shower en suite with digital colour television, in house phone, hair dryer and hospitality tray. Hotel facilities include private parking, large bar/lounge, complimentary WiFi, outdoor Mediterranean pool, indoor heated pool, spa pool, sauna and mini gym. ... more   less 
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Coppice Hotel Torquay
The Coppice Torquay, Devon

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