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The Wellsway
Ranked #43 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Worth the journey!”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

As the weather was so good we decided last Thursday to visit Torquay for the weekend. We only wanted one night and searched Trip Advisor for a recommendation. So pleased to have been able to book Saturday night at The Wellsway.

The excellent reviews on this site were not an exaggeration. Welcome from the owners was friendly and put us at ease straight away. The property 'smelled' clean the minute you walked in. Our room was No. 2, - very spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated with wardrobe and sufficient hangers for our needs. A nice selection of tea, coffee and biscuits, a powerful hairdryer and a flat screen TV completed the facilities on offer. A good sized bathroom and a shower with double glass doors. Plenty of room to move around in. I thought I had made a mistake not taking my own shampoo and conditioner when I first used theirs as my hair did not feel very nice, but once it was dried it felt absolutely fine.

We always tend to judge breakfast by the quality of the sausage and this one was a winner.

We have been down to Torquay several times a year for the past 5-6 years ( I don't always take the time to write up a review I'm afraid) but this is the best small hotel we have found so far and we have no hesitation in recommending it to you. We are certainly looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked great!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Dear Susan and Michael
Thank you for taking the time to write the fabulous review. We always try to do whatever we can to make our guests feel welcome "It's the little things that matter” for us.
We are proud of our breakfasts and try to source as much produce locally as possible, this includes our hand made sausages from our local butcher. This along with our varied breakfast menu is probably one of the reasons why we have so many returning guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Many Thanks
Nick & Pat
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

having never been to Torquay in our lives we couldn't have found a better introduction. Charming and so helpful hosts, excellent breakfast with a very flexible menu, very well decorated and fitted rooms - especially the bathroom. Couldn't ask for more. We'll be back. Best b& b by far that we've ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us; and all that Torquay had to offer.
There is always a warm welcome awaiting you as is all our many returning guests. Hope to see you again soon.
Once again many thanks.
Nick & Pat
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Stayed at this lovely B&B for a couple of days last week.
All rooms have been recently re-furbished/decorated. Lots of little considerations that make the rooms really stand out as being a cut above (soft close drawers, soft close toilet seat, good quality non-drip kettle, beautiful 'waterfall' tap). There was more than enough storage; good wardrobe, plenty of drawers in the bedroom and cupboards in the bathroom. High ceilings, spacious and airy rooms. Good double glazed windows that shut out all traffic noise at night.
Breakfast was second to none, plenty of choice and beautifully cooked fresh after the order has been placed.
Pat and Nick were professional, polite, warm and friendly, a mine of useful knowledge and so welcoming, we're already looking at booking a second stay there.
Couldnt recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the newly refurbished room.
We shall look forward to returning to see us once again when you are next in Torquay.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We couldn't ask for more of their hospitality. The B&B is clean and cosy. Breakfast was high quality. The owner Whisky & pat Walker really love and pride their business and go one step further to please their customers. We would sincerely recommend anyone to choose their B&B and we will stay there in future. " in as a guest & out as a friend " is an appropriate theme. Well done.
High Regards
Robert & Margaret
Patterson Lakes, Melbourne, Australia.

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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Dear Robert & Margaret, thank you very much for your kind remarks, we hope that the rest of your trip went well and you had a good trip back home. Remember if you come back to the UK Be sure to call in again and see us.!!
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Another great stay(our fourth). Such a friendly family. Guess like the sign in the dining area we
have become friends. The recent bedroom refurbishments have further improved the ambience
and is a credit to Nick (Whiskey) and Pat. If you haven't got a sense of humour don't visit, or maybe do visit and you will have one when you come away. Food is always good and nothing seems too much trouble to cater for those with different eating tastes. Would always recommend The Wellsway for anyone staying in Torquay.

Room Tip: View any room you wont be disappointed.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Many thanks for your kind coments, as always It's great to see you again. We are pleased that you enjoyed the newly refurbished room and shall look forward to your next visit.
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We've stayed at the Wellsway previously on a few occasions & always found it really lovely. Pat & Nick are great hosts & we always feel welcome. This time we hadn't booked but went on the off- chance they could fit us in & we're so glad they could. They'd changed 2 of the rooms & made them bigger & the improvements were really of a great quality & it made the rooms even more lovely. We've stayed in a few different B&B's in Torquay & this one is by far our favourite & we'll continue to stay at the Wellsway whenever we're visiting Torquay

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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whiskeywalker, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us once again. We are delighted that you liked the enlarged superior rooms along with our new décor.
Many.
Thanks Nick & Pat
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stayed in the hotel for one night over the may bank holiday. Our room was nearly new and tastefully decorated. Both Pat and Nick were very helpful and provided us with plenty of information about Torquay and surrounding area. Breakfast menue provides for variety of options and the food was very good.
Lovely place to stay. Would definitely recommend!
Next time we know where to stay at Torquay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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patrica w, Owner at The Wellsway, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked our newly refurbished room. We shall look forward to seeing you again when you are next in Torquay.
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Property: The Wellsway
Address: 56 Bampfylde Road, Torquay TQ2 5AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wellsway 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wellsway is a small family-run Guest House where we do our utmost to ensure that your stay will be both enjoyable and comfortable within a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The Wellsway enjoys a Visit Britain 4 Star Guest Accommodation,Silver Award. Conveniently located in a quiet, tree lined avenue, with off road parking, you will only have a short stroll to the Sea Front, the town and harbour is within easy walking distance. Only 200m from the Riviera Conference Centre, Torre Abbey and Gardens. Torquay has a very cosmopolitan feel with a range of boutiques, wine bars, bistros and restaurants to choose from. The neighbouring town of Paignton has its own Cinema, Zoo and Waterpark. You can also enjoy the gardens of Oldway Mansion which are worth a visit. The dining room has a sunny aspect. Our guests can choose from a light buffet or a full English breakfast. Evening Meals are also available. The rooms at the Wellsway are maintained to a high standard with an equally high level of cleanliness. The lounge has comfortable seating where you can relax with a magazine or book or catch up on your favourite television show. ... more   less 
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