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“In need of a makeover”
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Hotel Kistor
Ranked #74 of 86 Hotels in Torquay
Reviewed 31 January 2012

The room we had was in a desperate need of a makeover and this was the worse one we have stayed in. We had a front bedroom with excellent views but there was some traffic noise. Other than the overall appearance, the service, meals etc. was very good.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank travWales
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2012

Thank you for your review. Yes, I agree that there are some rooms and areas that are in need of some refurbishment but as I have stated on several previous responses we are gradually working our way around these parts but as with all matters of cost and time, being so busy with advanced bookings finding an appropriate window is not always that easy. We are constantly repairing and renewing as is every hotel in the land. I do hope that we will be better by your next visit.
Your ratings unfortunately were not truly reflected on the overall star rating at the top of the page, but none the less I'm sure readers wii see the individual scores at the bottom.
Thanks again. I look forwrd to welcoming you back next time.

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Nice comfortable room, very good food, fair entertainment, friendly staff. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2012

Short but very sweet review. Thank you. See you again I hope.

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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This hotel is a must.The food is good and the staff can not do enough for everyone.Such a friendly warm hotel.Some room's could do with a spruce up but they seem to be slowly doing all the room's.Peter is amazing never laughed so much as we did last week.Well worth visiting.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2012

Yes, you are quite right. We are trying to brimg our rooms and public areas up to standard albeit slowly. It is very difficult when we are as busy as we tend to be. We rarely have spare empty rooms which means redecorating has to be carried out when ever there is a spare hour or so when guests are out or on change over days.
i am pleased the staff provided you with every thing you wanted and am particularly happy that you enjoyed my humour. Keep smiling...... see you soon.

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Reviewed 10 January 2012

After reading some of the reviews that people had written,i was dreading going to the Kistor after our holiday company changed hotels at the last minute.What a lovely surprise we had on getting there. The hotel was bigger than i,d imagined and really nice and the staff were all very helpfull and couldnt do enough for us, our rooms were clean and comfortable and the food excellent. They also had entertainment every night and a £1 bar on the last night we were there.We will definately go there again and for the rates we paid we had excellent value for money.J Carr.Cardiff.

Room Tip: My friend and myself had rooms 1 and 2 on the ground floor,my room, no 1 is a single room and 2 a do...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jay60Cardiff
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2012

I am so pleased that your feelings of dread transformed to delight during your stay with us and thank you for taking time out to express this. Hopefully you will return soon for another break!

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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Kistor hotel is a sister too the Grosvenor and the Inglewood all in the same area the kistor food is good the sheets and towels are clean but the hotel is Tatty it needs a new carpet and painting and decorating badly entertainment is the same one as in the other two hotels they are O.K. The sat. dance has a few locals there, they make up for the people that have gone to bed and are nice people,, they help fill the place beer £3:20 pint wine £8/12 bottle
I would go back to the Grosvenor but not the Kistor

Room Tip: Ask for sea view or front off hotel (not noisey)
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2012

Oh well,we can't win them all! But I am pleased that you like the grosvenor hotel. Of course you are welcome any time if you are staying there or any where else come to that. Happy holidays.

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

just come bk from this hotel,its was a really nice ,friendly,place to stay,the food was great also the service excellent,the room we had was great and fantastic view over the harbour the room was spotless and was cleaned everyday we was there also the water was boiling hot every minute of the day which u dont get in many hotels!so all in all really good value for money and would stay again so as for the bad reviews this hotel as had all i can say is that u get wat u pay 4 if u want 5 star then pay for it!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: we stayed in room 52 great view
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2012

What a great review. thank you for your kind words they are most appreciated. We do strive to be friendly and helpful, which is why reviews that recognise this are appreciated so much. the food is homestyle and is generally enjoyed by even the fussiest of diners. I eat here every day and enjoy the same meals as tlhe guests 50 weeks of the year for past 6 years that says something!
Hooray for your final comments, however I would like to think you get more, but may be in less tangible ways! Thank you again and we certainly look forward to a return visit from you soon.

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

My wife and I have just had a Xmas break on a coach holiday at the Kistor, these are obviously at budget style hotels. The Kistor we found was one of the better ones. The staff were polite and helpful. The food was good and plentiful. Our room though smaller than what we are used to at home was ample, clean with ample storage for the short break. Towels were changed on request (in the bath) and there was plenty of hot water and a reasonable shower pressure. We also enjoyed a swim in the indoor pool which was kept a nice comfortable temperature, and extra towels were provided for this, and left in a basket in the changing area which was emptied promptly. An added bonus was the hotel manager, who I suspect is probably some sort of relative to Jethro the comedian, as his appearance was always entertaining. It was a pleasant and enjoyable break.
Although it was not of importance at this time of the year to us, the hotel occupies a good position and is convenient for the beach and town. I would have no fear of returning at any time of the year.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank bigunWellingborough
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bingoace, General Manager at Hotel Kistor, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2012

I am delighted that you enyoyed christmas with us. The staff and I certainly did. You are quite right about our location we are really close to the sea front, Torre Abbey gardens, Bowling greens, tennis courts, pitch'n'putt, the balloon etc etc. all in all the best location in Torquay as we are close to all these amenities but only a short walk to the theatre or the harbour and town.
perhaps a visit to see us during the summer months would be a thought?

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Address: Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #74 of 86 Hotels in Torquay
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Kistor Hotel Torquay
Hotel Kistor Torquay, Devon

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