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“Dangerous and disgusting”
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Cavendish Hotel
Ranked #54 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Dangerous and disgusting”
Reviewed 29 August 2009

We stayed here for one night and I would never repeat the experience. the food was disgusting. to be able to stay the night we had to take the bed, breakfast and evening meal option which we didn't want but as we needed somewhere to stay we took it. The food was disgusting. The vegetarian option consisted of tinned mushrooms, tinned mushroom soup, tinned mushroom risotto everything came out of a tin. It was like being in a old peoples home. The food was inedible There was a fly in the rice.and when I mentioned it to the waiter and the reception staff just shrugged it off. Seemed to think it was funny. If the fly had been on top of the rice I would have thought it just landed but as it was in the rice it made me question the kitchens standards of cleanliness.
The room was very dangerous. The electrical sockets were broken, wires across the floor, light switch not up to electrical standards (push button type, a child could put their finger under it) Shower leaked over the bathroom floor, no show curtain or screen. The toilet did not flush properly, the beds were hard and everything was old and shabby.
There hotel caters to coach loads of older people. I am not being road or insulting but I feel that this hotel has very little respect for its guests. It has the pile them in mentality. Feed them full of crap and get them out as quick as possible for as much profit as possible. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2009

It is one of the worst hotels I have ever visited....
As part of the group after the first few days we have decided to call the hotel fawlty towers as of the many features that it holds........
We encountered many problems which include:
1. Polish staff which speak/understand very little english - even though i am not racist this was the main problem
2. The many stairs made it difficult for disabled people and poeple with young children#
and there are many other problems
I would never adive some1 2 go there

  • Stayed July 2009
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Additional Information about Cavendish Hotel

Property: Cavendish Hotel
Address: Belgrave Road, Torquay TQ2 5HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 87 Hotels in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cavendish Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-run two-star hotel only 400 m from the sea front and ten minutes from town. We have excellent facilities and nightly entertainment, our rates are very competitive and a large number of regular guests come back to us year after year. Groups and individuals welcome. ... more   less 
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