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Elmington Hotel
Ranked #45 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Good location if you dont like the hussle and bustle of town centre. Nice welcoming hotel, friendly family, and helpful.Our room was very large and had a "see" view. Also beautiful view of the well kept garden. Overall I would reccomend. two things - the outdoor pool was closed(: and the pillows are very uncomfortable,

Room Tip: bring your own pillows!!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wolves
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

This was a last minute trip, we found the hosts very welcoming, the location was great 5 minutes from the station and the same to the sea front. The buffet help yourself breakfasts was one of the best of I have had; all set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Plenty of parking with 2 car parks to hand, very good for families with young children and toddlers which there seemed several at the time we stayed ( I wouldn’t take to much notice of Lovefortravels review, mistakes do happen and it always seems to be a catalogue of errors once it gets off to a bad start???! plus folk always seem to exaggerate the truth, this was a help yourself breakfast so all you had to order was tea or coffee for your table, Matthew couldn’t do enough for guests always asking if folk wanted more tea or toast ) so as with some posts on TA remember there are reviewers out there who are intent on giving negative feed back just because they got up on the wrong side of bed! We will be revisiting the hotel again next year for another relaxing break.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Uusimaa
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed here in August. The hotel was comfortable and good value. We had a wonderful four poster bed room which was nicely decorated and had a view of sea. The breakfast was a buffet of English breakfast and cereal. This is a family-run hotel and very friendly. The walk to Torquay centre is approximately 20 minutes along the sea front and it is a 5-minute drive to Paignton. It is also a very short drive to Cockington but I would recommend running there as there is a pleasant walk along the stream. We didn't use the swimming pool as the weather was against us. The hotel has a good size car park at the rear, near the railway station which was handy.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We had booked a 3 day holiday at the Elmington Hotel in April 2012 and had plans to visit the Devon area. We found this hotel through Travelzoo website. We read through all the reviews and finally made our booking here.

Here is our feedback:

On reaching the reception, I was told that they received booking only for 2 adults. I showed the landlady proper printed copy of the reservation which clearly showed booking was for 2 adults and one child of less than 2 years old. She got aggressive with her dialogue and blatantly refused to accept it. The holiday was turning all sour from this stage. My wife asked her if she could atleast put a cot in the room. All the landlady cared was for additional money. I could easily see that was not interested to look at my booking papers from travelzoo website. There was no politeness or basic understanding of giving her customer a good experience. We were ushered to a room at the top floor. The room was so small that we barely managed to squeeze in the cot. To leave the room we had push back the cot towards the wall on the otherside and somehow squeeze to open the door.

The room was half decorated but needs serious TLC, For example the window facing the bed had cracked glasses. We avoid even touching it open as we were worried about it falling apart and hurting our toddler.

The bathroom was tacky. Very small , you could see the drain pipes and the tiles and floor mat were done cheap.

We were quite late by that time once we settled down, we went downstairs to eat at the chinese restaurant in the hotel. We were told that the restaurant is closed and only operates for larger groups. This was a NEWS to us. The only reason we made reservation at this hotel was because we could eat in the hotel with our toddler at night !

Breakfast service was no better. We were ignored at our table while the landlady was busy service others.

On the day of the checkout - 3rd day, the landlady asked me to pay few pounds more for the dirty linen and towels ?? I was furious and fuming by this time as the entire holiday had been spoiled. Why do you charge for 3 nights, when you charge seperately for washing your linens from your customers?

The swimming pool is not heated.

The location is far away from the city center. There are no scenic views of the sea coast.

We eventually called this a bad holiday choice at this hotel and vowed never to book through travelzoo website and get carried away with high ratings from such websites.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2012

On first pulling into car park Liza came to greet us with a pleasent hello and welcome.
To the hotel it has a warm and welcoming and friendly feel, nicely decorated and very clean the room we were shown to Number 17 was a large room with four poster bed and a fantastic view of the well maintained gardens, pool and of Torquay and the bay for which we never tired of, the bed its self was extremely comfortable a briliant nights sleep.
Breakfast there was a wide choice from continental to full English served with a smile from Liza's son Alister very pleasent lad.
Liza is a breath of fresh air always pleasent and smiling nothing to much trouble, at the end of our holiday myself and sue felt like friends with Liza not just guests.
I can't recommend The Elmington enough if you are looking for a relaxing,fun loving place to stay
you should consider this hotel. carl and Sue.

Room Tip: Try for rooms 16 or 17 seaview.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stratford-Upon-Avon
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

This is a wonderful hotel if you love a laid back holiday with lots of shopping and reasonable dining experience. The hotel itself is comfortable, clean, and the location is very good for walking into town. The walk will take you along the beautiful beach, marina, and rows of restaurants. The hotel is only around 150 meters from the railway station which makes it easy for travellers with big suitcases .
The best feature of this hotel is Lisa's hospitality and friendliness. She is always eager to please and help with anything her guests need. We had a wonderful stay and will come again when in Torquay.

Room Tip: The second floor rooms facing the seafront are the best for views.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Hereford
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Despite the weather there was always a "sunny" welcome at the hotel. Lisa and her smiley staff couldn't have been more helpful. Although staying in adjacent accommodation (overspill!) all of our meals & socialising was in the hotel, with our walking group. There was always a warm, friendly atmosphere and the food was tasty & plentiful - especially enjoyed the Thai buffet.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Elmington Hotel
Address: St. Agnes Lane | Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6QE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Torquay
#37 Family Hotel in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Elmington Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming couples and families, this superb hotel is situated in a quiet location, a few minutes’ walk from Torquay seafront, the town centre, Torre Abbey and the English Riviera Conference Centre. All of our spacious bedrooms have en-suite facilities and are decorated to an excellent standard. Our four poster beds in our deluxe superior rooms ensure a romantic getaway for those who require a relaxing weekend or even a break from the kids. ... more   less 
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