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“Another lovely stay”
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Abbey Lawn Hotel
Ranked #63 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Blackpool
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Another lovely stay”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

This was our third booking at the Abbey Lawn hotel with Robinsons coach tours. It has been over two years since we last stayed there, but standards at the hotel are even better than on our last visit. The staff are excellent and nothing seems too much trouble. We paid, this time, for a room upgrade and a sea view. The room was newly furnished with a basket of fresh fruit and bottled water replaced when necessary. We dont often return to hotels and the same destination, but we feel we will be returning again to the Abbey Lawn.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bradford w.yorks
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We visited thAbbey Lawn again between the 13th and 17th February 2012. This is the 2nd time we have been at this time over the valantine day period. All the ladies were given roses, and we all were given a glass of bubbly at the evening meal. The Staff are fantastic, nothing is ever a problem, and they are all very experienced. Due to the fact all the staff were the same as last year, you can see that the management, run a happy hotel.

The hotel is very clean, our room was very comfortable, clean is decorated to an excellent standard. We were in the premier room on the 2nd floor room 213, I really recommend this room, as you can see the bay, and overlook the outside pool. This would be more of a benefit, in the summer when the pool is open.

The food was excellent, loads of choice, and where someone said there is lots of or,s if you wanted a fruit juice, and a cereal, as well as your full english, and toast, this was not a problem. If you wanted more Toast, or beverages, the waiters were happy to help.

The bar and the entertainment were fantastic, the drinks are very reasonable, they are as cheap as local bars. The only way the drinks would be regarded as expensive, was if you compaired them to a working mens club.

The gym is very well socked with equipment, and is generally very quiet, so is the indoor pool, sauna and steam room, Which I visited on a daily basis, The hotel provide the towels from Reception.

We visited the Abbey lawn on a Robinsons coach Holiday the Driver Allan, was fantastic and a credit to the company. He is very pleasant, and always kept us entertained, and his knowledge of the area is 2nd to none.

Overall the holiday was such value for money, you almost felt embarressed at to how little you paid, for the excellent services you received.

A big thank you to Barry and Heidi, Randall and Kate, and not forgetting Scott the barmen.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: 2nd floor front facing premier rooms
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We had a lovely mid week break with my husband and his 80 yr old parents,the rooms were very spacious, we had a sea veiw which also looked onto the tennis courts and outdoor pool.The dinning room is set out perfectly with a lot of home comforts,there is a lovely cosy bar, a huge entertainment room seperate from the bar.

Room Tip: We had a sea veiw on a high floor which was beatiful,they do have a lift which gets busy at times.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Abbey Lawns is an older hotel in Torquay. We went there for a weekend on a coach trip with Hemmings coaches. The coach and driver were excellent.
We paid a small supplement on the cost to get a sea view room. Ours was on the second floor and had a very good sea view across the tennis courts etc. The room itself was large and comfortable, it had high ceilings and had no exetrnal noises intruding, due, I think, to the quite thick walls. The en suite bathroom was adequate and the shower over the bath was pretty powerful and had plenty of hot water. The only things wrong with the room were that the windows were painted shut and the floor boards were squeaky.
We had bed and breakfast and evening meal as part of our weekend. The meal times were very regimented with breakfast at 08.30 and dinner at 18.30., due, I suppose, to the 51 of us on the coach. The meals were served, in our case, by a cheerful waiter. On the breakfast menu there were a lot of 'ors'. Fruit juice or cerial or kippers or etc. The choice was then served plated. At breakfast we had to order our dinner for the evening. For dinner the meat was served plated and a selection of vegetables was supplied on the side.
We did find the bar prices slightly elevated.
In the evening entertainment was provided and on both evenings we found the acts very entertaining. The act on the second night has been chosen as a contestant on Britains Got Talent this year (2012). He was heading for the Birmingham auditions after the show.
Over all, we found the whole weekend was very good value for money, a comfortable hotel with very good facilities, ie an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a small gymnasium, a steam room and a sauna. We would have no hesitation in reccommending both Hemmings coaches and Abbey Lawn hotel.

Room Tip: pay a little extra to get a sea view room especially on the second floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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LEICESTER
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

lovely lounge and ballroom found both mangers very polite and lovely guidedog holly the spaniel lovely clean bedroom bonus with a sea view good varid meals defintly go back

Room Tip: sea view on 3rd floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I have been to this hotel three times now for New Year. Barry, Heidi and the gang welcome you back and treat you as part of their family. The hotel is in a quiet spot but an enjoyable walk along the beach isn't far away and 5 mins from the town centre. This management team will ensure you have everything you need for a pleasant, relaxing holiday. All you have to do is ask! Relaxing and stress free, an easy way to wind down from the stresses of every day life.

Room Tip: Over the front is quiet and lots of light.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Bradford w.yorks
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

What a fantastic holiday we had, we stayed in February 2011, for 5 days over valantines day. The rooms were fabulous front facing, spotless clean, and all new furnicture. We had a bed which was 6ft wide, and so comfy. The management & staff was and absolute credit to the hotel, We have never been made so welcome, before in a hotel. The food was fantastic, and plenty full, I am quite a big eater, and I was more than full every meal time. The food was quality, so much so I do not know how they do it for the price. As it was a special weekend. we got a free glass of wine with every evening meal, and on Valantines day, we all had a glass of bubbly, and all the women, got an individual packed red rose. This made the holiday extra special, and probably why the coach is nearly full already for next year. We are going again next year at the same time, which I cannot wait for.

Heidi and Barry were the perfect hosts, along with assistant management team of randall and Kate. The staff are all really friendly, and will do anything to make your stay a happy one.

The swimming pool and Gym, are well maintained and are excellent facilties, they even provide you with towels, which is great, so keeps the luggage down. The entertainment is really good, I cannot quite remember the main act, but he had come from one of the local Theater's and he was superb. He could sing, tell really funny clean jokes, and he memorised every persons name in the lounge area, a rough guess 60 people.

I struggle to think how people can write a bad word about this hotel, I can appreciate that people are entitled to have their own opinion. But to say this hotel punches above its weight is an under statement, for quality and value for money. Also just a few words to people who have wrote bad words about the management, again you can have your opinion, but they are really nice people, and I have only met them once.

Room Tip: Front facing premier room
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Abbey Lawn Hotel
Address: Scarborough Road, Torquay TQ2 5UQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
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Ranked #63 of 88 Hotels in Torquay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Lawn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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