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Howden Court Hotel

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#5 of 81 hotels in Torquay
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Grade ii listed Victorian property set in 3/4 acres of South Facing garden. Access to a private pathway 'Croft Meadow Walk' that takes you too within 100 metres of Torquay's main beach and promenade. Note, we are not Star Rated. We came out of the Star rating system many years ago. We believe a true reflection of what a hotel offers can be found via review sites such as TripAdvisor. Guests can leave their own personal viewpoints, be it good or bad and also identify other points of interest that can be found either inside the hotel, such as the humour and fun factor that we hope to provide for our guests and external factors such as a guests comments regarding areas of interest that they may have visited whilst on holiday. These points can be very helpful for other viewers looking for somewhere to stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
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Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Classic
Languages Spoken
English
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Curious28161428372 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Peter and Colin are a fabulous comedy duo and keep everyone laughing the whole time. The hotel is beautiful. Clean, great food, fantastic entertainment and wonderful atmosphere. We had such a lovely time and cannot thank the whole team enough.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Chris Dixon wrote a review Feb 2024
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Went mom- fri. Had a fantastic time. Pete and family are superb hosts. Great entertainment , food really good, hotel is very clean and nothing too much trouble. We had so many laughs and made new friends again .. can’t wait to go back for our 4th year in a row best hotel ever
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
We start our 2024 season with a Fantastic review ferom a guest that has been here a few times but still takes the effort to compliment us via TripAdvisor. It is nice to recieve appreciation with comments such as those above. We will strive to continue providing the same level of service for as long as we can. Have a great 2024 Peter Proprietor
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Malcolm W wrote a review Dec 2023
Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
Just back from a wonderful Christmas break with the Howden Court Hotel family. A place of excellent hospitality, cleanliness, and food. The staff are second to none and created an exceptional Christmas atmosphere . A BIG thank you to all, and looking forward to our next visit Pat and Malcolm
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 30 Dec 2023
Another fab review from guests who enjoyed a 'Real Christmas' with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the whole experience. We would like to wish you a very Happy New Year. Hope to see you return in the future. Peter Proprietor
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Meander05895716538 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Brilliant hotel from the time we got there we felt as a guest not a number. Fantastic well coked food . And what can you say about the entertainment Pete and Colin they make a good double act. A much more friendlier hotel than the big hotel chains.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: If you want a good laugh this is the place to go
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 22 Dec 2023
'A much friendlier hotel than the big chains' - yep, thats what we do well. It takes no effort to be friendly, just the right people in the right jobs (my opinion). Our aim is to make your stay an enjoyable one, not just for the food, or the comfort and cleanliness but also to include the hidden ingredient - good old humour, having a laugh and a joke breaks down barriers and brings a smile to our guests faces. We are so happy you enjoyed our version of holidaying 'Howden Court Style'. Thank you so much for your review. We do inform our staff on our reviews and they will be equally pleased. Have a lovely Christmas, Peter Proprietor
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Christine T wrote a review Dec 2023
Coalville, United Kingdom19 contributions2 helpful votes
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OMG! What a holiday! Never laughed so much as we did on this trip! Absolutely brilliant! The best Christmas decorations we have seen so far. Lots of hard work there. Well done! Everything was just perfect (except I’m not a lover of rats Mr Colin & Pete) You little monkeys 🤣🤣 Delicious food, lovely people and great entertainment. Really didn’t want to leave😢 Will do anything to come back next Christmas. We love you all and wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year 🎅🏼🎄🍾🥂🎉🥳🥰👋
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Beware of Pete and Colin! Always up to mischief 🤣🤣 But great fun 🤩
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 9 Dec 2023
If you want to see a brilliant review from an extremely happy guest then look no further. All we are doing is giving a service that we have been providing to many, many guests over the past 20 years at Howden Court Hotel. Obviously by now we do know what we are doing BUT believe it or not we have realised that laughter, is so important. Bring a smile to peoples faces at no cost to the business. Really is a simple ingredient. Obviously you also have to provide, good food, a clean hotel (ladies especially appreciate that!), entertainment etc. that goes without saying. I will let all of our staff know about your comments. Have a fantastic Christmas and we do hope to see you return some time next year. Peter Proprietor can all readers please note that everyone of my reponses to reviews is done by myself on each occasion. they are not copied time and time again! i always take time to answer each review individually.
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Diane R wrote a review Dec 2023
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Can’t praise this hotel enough, cleanliness, food, entertainment, and the staff are brilliant, the Christmas decorations are amazing and Becky’s hot chocolates are a must, Pete even learnt me a few dances haha, all 25 of us have loved every minute, and will definitely be returning, if they want us back, Thanks again for making our holiday memorable 5*
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 7 Dec 2023
Another fab review from a 'Newby guest' - first timer! You have awarded us with a 5 star rating - Wow, we will continue to provide the level of service that has certainly ticked all your boxes. Have a wonderful Christmas and we do hope you are able to visit us again next year. Peter Proprietor
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Lynn R wrote a review Dec 2023
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We have been coming to this excellent hotel for many years, unfortunately their lovely driver Kevin is retiring next year & they have decided to give the coach up. We are hoping that a coach company in the Leicester area will take up the mantle & enable us to carry on enjoying Torquay. I can’t praise too highly the family, staff & entertainers we have enjoyed, in fact I don’t think I could find one complaint about anything. We have stayed in various rooms which have all been nice, the Garden Rooms are lovely as they have their own patios which are excellent in the summer. The food is always good & well presented so I hope we can continue coming to this lovely hotel for many more years.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: The up graded Garden Rooms are lovely in the summer
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 7 Dec 2023
A great review from one of our many loyal and regular guests. Justa note to explain that although the hotel coach and driver are retiring, the hotel remains busily working and various coach operators have already booked dates for 2024 and 2025. Our regular staying guests may well be able to continue holidaying with us via using other coach operators. Back the review, we do appreciate your fantastic comments and look forward to seeing you return during the N Y. Peter Proprietor
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Carol W wrote a review Nov 2023
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Had the time of our lives. The hotel was lovely, food was home cooked and delicious, the service was second to none and we laughed so much that it hurt. Peter, the owner and Colin, the barman and 'Man Friday' were the comedy duo and were always up to something to keep us all entertained. Becky, Peter's daughter on reception, and other duties, was lovely and always smiling and Gail, Peter's wife was always busy but made time to have a chat with us. All in all we had such a great time we want to book again for next year. Thanks also to Brookline Coaches for a pleasant journey and excursions, and to Mark the driver who made sure we were all safe and happy.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Evening entertainment was great. We had various entertainers during our stay, and Peter and Colin...
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Another wonderful review from one of our guests that enjoyed themselves with us here at Howden Court Hotel. You have highlighted many points but the biggest compliment is stating that you want to return next year. Looking forward to greeting you again. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas. Keep well, Peter Proprietor
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Rosemarie T wrote a review Nov 2023
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Fantastic !. The week I've had was excellent. The hotel is amazing. The staff are happy and helpful. The bedroom i had was a single superior room and was smart and very clean ! The food is homemade and delicious. Good entertainment every night plus Bingo ! Cannot fault anything. The owners are very entertaining, welcoming and helpful. I didn't want to leave !! Thankyou xx
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Just book thus hotel for your holiday
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Wow, you really enjoyed your holiday with us - so much so that you didn't want to leave!! Says it all. Hopefully we will see you return again for more of the same. Have a lovely Christmas, Peter Proprietor
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Go48024940205 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Just had a Tinsel & Turkey break at The Howden Court Hotel in Torquay. This is our second year and it doesn't disappoint. The hotel is always beautifully decorated and gets you in the mood for Christmas. The rooms are lovely and the food is superb. The staff are absolutely amazing and if you don't leave here happy you need medical attention 😜. Thank you Pete, Colin, Becky and all of the staff, we'll be back.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Also known as Perfect Peter, Other at Howden Court Hotel
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. We love Xmas here at Howden Court Hotel and yes, we do hope to get you into the Christmas mood as soon as you walk through the door. Wishing you a very, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.....when it finally turns up for real. Peter Proprietor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howden Court Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Howden Court Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jungle Journey Adventure Golf (0.1 miles), South West Coast Path Walk- Meadfoot & London Bridge (0.1 miles), and The Royal Terrace Gardens (Rock Walk) (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Howden Court Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Howden Court Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Howden Court Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howden Court Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meat59, Las Iguanas, and Indi-Yang.
Is Howden Court Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Torquay.
Are there any historical sites close to Howden Court Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (0.3 miles) and Friends Of Oldway (2.2 miles).
Does Howden Court Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Howden Court Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.