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St. Lukes Road South, Torquay TQ2 5NZ England
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#67 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
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Welcome to Court Prior Boutique B&B and Apartment, situated in a quiet yet central location in Torquay. This beautiful Victorian villa is set in its own pleasant gardens and still retains many original features. The mild climate of Torquay and the local area suits the visitor all year round. We are within walking distance of many of the local attractions such as; Living Coasts, Torre Abbey, Riviera Centre, the beach, Torquay town centre and harbour. And just 7 minutes stroll to local cafés & restaurants. Alternatively, a local bus service operates daily to the town centre harbour and Paignton. All our bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with modern en-suite facilities and comprise; quality tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary mineral water, flat-screen LCD television with Freeview, WiFi internet, hair dryers, personal safe and individual controls on CH radiators. We have a Master Suite (with romantic and luxurious Four-Poster king bed), Deluxe King, Classic King and Deluxe Single rooms available over the ground and first floors. And brand new for 2017 is our DOG FRIENDLY, cottage-style, self-catering Garden Apartment with large private patio (sleeps 2). Our delicious breakfasts (served between 8.30am - 9.30am) are cooked to order and include: freshly made fruit salad, poached fruits, yoghurts & cereals, as well as choice of either traditional full English breakfast, omelette with a selection of fillings, or daily special such as smoked salmon & scrambled eggs on English muffin. Our produce is sourced locally, free-range, organic and fair trade where possible. We have a large, level car park for guests convenience, as well as a pleasant garden/terraces and lounge for your enjoyment. We are open most times of the year and provide guests with quality accommodation in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
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loufoxy2003 wrote a review Oct 2020
Louth, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
We travelled 300 miles down to Torquay for a mini break only to arrive at the most shocking Airbnb which was uninhabitable.... after a search we came across Court Prior B&B. We turned up on their door step like Mary and Joseph after a long journey 😂 Anthony and Pauline could not have been more accommodating. We stayed in the Master Suite room for 3 nights which was just beautiful. Their local knowledge is second to none and so is the breakfast! So thank you for accommodating us at such short notice and making our weekend a memorable one xx
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Keeley wrote a review Oct 2020
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It is with much regret that I must write this review. Unfortunately, during our stay, I suffered severe food poisoning which caused me to be bed bound for a 12-hour period. (Please note food poisoning not contracted at the B&B) In this time my partner left to try and find some food for himself as we for obvious reasons would not be able to go out to eat. He brought back a portion of fish and chips which he sat and ate on the chair provided. The next morning, we had meant to take out the rubbish and innocently forgot. Although still feeling unwell we went out to enjoy our day. That afternoon I received a phone call from Anthony and was confused and concerned as to why the B&B would be calling me on my private number during our holiday (thinking there must be some kind of emergency). Anthony proceeded to share his concerns about the fish and chip packaging being left in the room as it had caused a smell in our room. Windows were left wide open during our stay due to the weather and the smell of the room was not my biggest concern as you can imagine. I tried to explain the situation and profusely apologised only to be shouted at down the phone and spoken to like a child. I was completely shocked at the situation and the way it was handled and would have preferred to be addressed in person on arrival back to the B&B rather than on my private number. Not only this but we were not made aware that there were ANY rules on food upon arrival or at any point in our stay (no leaflets or welcome guide advising on food being brought back) or else we would have obliged. After the phone call, my partner and I felt very uncomfortable returning to Court Prior however wanted to again apologise for any upset caused. I ended up leaving the establishment as although we had apologised continuously, Anthony and Pauline proceeded to argue about the situation and caused me great upset and embarrassment. They continued to express concerns to my partner about the possibility that food could have gotten on the “expensive furniture” or on the “£500 carpet” (which it absolutely did not) but can understand their concerns and maybe worth stating rules on arrival rather than after a situation has occurred. They continued to express that they would have rather us ring them at 9:30 pm to make us a sandwich. Firstly, I personally don’t see it appropriate to ring the B&B owners unless for emergency reasons especially late at night. Secondly, I would never be so rude as to ask someone who I do not know to “fix me up some dinner”. And thirdly, we are two professional adults very capable of dealing with our own situation. After the incident we had one more night’s stay booked and heavily considered leaving our holiday early as we had been made to feel so uncomfortable over a situation that was in our eyes a complete overreaction. Nonetheless, we decided to stay and before leaving went to thank Pauline for the breakfast and was met by an eye-roll and a forced “thanks”. We were completely taken aback with how badly the hosts dealt with this situation and can’t help but think that if it had been an older couple in our situation it would not have been dealt with this way. It overtook any of the positives from the experience for us and consequently ruined our holiday. Of course, there are many positives to Court Prior B&B but after this situation, I don’t feel it appropriate to comment further.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 14 Oct 2020
Keeley, you forgot to mention that there was packaging for two portions and that you ‘innocently’ left the smelly, greasy cartons/un-eaten chips precariously placed on our antique furniture. We ask all our guests on arrival (yourself included) not to smoke or eat hot takeaway food in their room, and to be aware of other guests sleeping if returning late at night. As per the Covid-19 Secure guidelines, we are advised for everyone’s safety not to have any printed material in guest’s rooms – and we would hope that not eating fish & chips in the bedroom was simply a case of common sense, particularly for two professional adults. Furthermore, you were not so severely ill that you were unable to eat breakfast and enjoy the day out following. We rang your mobile (as provided on check-in) to ask you politely to not bring any further hot takeaway food back to our lovely B&B. As you say, you approached us on your return and your partner was very apologetic and which we accepted. We do not shout at our guests or argue with them and as far as we were concerned the matter was closed. Clearly, you did not like what you were hearing and still don’t. Finally Keeley, we treat all our guests the same – professionally and with respect. Please read our other reviews, which are far more representative than your own.
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Gavin B wrote a review Sep 2020
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Just returned from a wonderful holiday at Court Prior such warm & friendly hosts would highly recommend this boutique hotel with exceptional high standards. Spotlessly clean & superb breakfast, would definitely return here in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ebo wrote a review Sep 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom9 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed in the apartment ground floor part of the hotel.Had a lovely welcome from the hosts and given the low down on all the local restaurants and places to go.The actual apartment was superb with everything you could wish for and more Definitely recommend it to anyone and will be back Thank you
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah Henderson wrote a review Sep 2020
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Absolutely loved this B&B, Pauline and Anthony were the perfect hosts and made me feel very welcome indeed. The room was exceptional and ideal just for me and it was very quiet at night, very good facilities with everything you need and free wi-fi. Breakfast was very good with a good choice. I would highly recommend this top B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$133 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDevonEnglish RivieraTorquay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Court Prior
Which popular attractions are close to Court Prior?
Nearby attractions include Torre Abbey Leisure Park (0.2 miles), Jungle Journey Adventure Golf (0.2 miles), and Princess Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Court Prior?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Court Prior?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Court Prior?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Court Prior?
Conveniently located restaurants include Small World Tapas, Green Leaf Cafe Torquay, and Meat59.
Is Court Prior located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Torquay.
Are there any historical sites close to Court Prior?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Abbey (0.4 miles), Oldway Mansion (1.9 miles), and English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark (0.3 miles).